Buzz Break: 2016 Bowman Draft baseball cards (jumbo box)


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mickey-moniak-2016-bowman-draftThe box: 2016 Bowman Draft baseball cards (jumbo box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 32
Cards in this box: 384
Base set completion: 
200 of 200 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 73

Base cards of note – Mickey Moniak, A.J. Puk, Delvin Perez, Kyle Lewis, Joshua Lowe, Alex Kiriloff, Bobby Dalbec, Bobby Ray, Ian Anderson, Tyler O’Neill, Gleyber Torres, Eloy Jimenez, Bo Bichette, Braxton Garrett, Corey Ray, Forrest Whitley, Gavin Lux, Joe Rizzo, Will Benson, Zack Collins (and others)


Insert/short-print cards: 108  (more in gallery below)
Chrome Prospects (69) – Notables include Rafael Devers, Cavan Biggio, Anderson Espinoza, Connor Jones, Austin Meadows, Will Benson, Derek Fisher, A.J. Puk, Austin Riley, Bryson Brigman
Chrome Prospects Refractors (24) – Notables include Alex Kiriloff, Bradley Zimmer, Gavin Lux, Ian Anderson, Joey Wentz, Joe Rizzo
Green (1) – Nick Solak (/99)
Blue (1) – Ronnie Williams (/150)
Silver (1) – Nellie Rodriguez (/499)
Sky Blue Refractors (1) – Colby Woodmansee
Purple Refractors (1) – Cal Quantrill (/250)
Blue Refactors (1) – Chris Shaw (/150)
Fantasy Impact (4) – Dominic Smith, Bradley Zimmer, Matt Thaiss, A.J. Puk
Draft Dividends (3) – T.J. Zeuch, Jordan Sheffield, Eric Lauer
MLB Draft History (2) – Ken Griffey Jr., Nomar Garciaparra


Autographs/Memorabilia: 3
Chrome Draft Autographs (2) – Dalton Jefferies, Kyle Muller
Chrome Draft Autographs Refractors (1) – Chris Okey (/499)

What’s Buzz-worthy: The biggest change here — and it’s a good one — simply is the packaging configuration. A standard box is now a jumbo box of just 12 packs. It’s a meaty brick of cardboard with packs that feel like they deliver well. Whether one’s box delivers with the contents depends on the color or scarcity and with performance over time on the field. Those who prospect heavily will be able to instantly assess a box — at least based on the now — but we’ll see over time how these players and this product fares. The big changes to the packaging alone make it feel more exciting and more interesting to tear into and that part alone is a plus. … This box delivered how it should have with three autos and that’s enough for this collector at this time. Would it have been nice to pull more color or something Super? Sure, but that won’t happen in every box. This one didn’t feel lacking, though it didn’t feel super-flashy, but it did feel like a box with a solid amount of inserts, parallels and one packed with plenty of potential.

Product Grade: B
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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