Buzz 12 in 12: Busting three 2016 Bowman MLB value packs (Hour 5)

Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 5.

12in12-logo-smallerThe lot: Three 2016 Bowman baseball value packs (each contains three packs plus a bonus pack)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per pack: 4 (three standard packs and one five-card Yellow parallel pack)
Cards per pack: 35
Cards in this lot: 105

Base set completion: 
40 of 150 (27 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Prospect set completion: 
23 of 150 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 4

Prospect Chrome set completion: 
16 of 150 (11 percent)
Duplicates: 2

Notables on base cards – Mike Trout, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Buster Posey, Carlos Correa, David Ortiz, Yu Darvish

Notable prospect cards (both sets) – Alex Bregman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Michael Kopech, Christian Arroyo, Rafael Devers

Inserts & short-prints: 19 (see all and some base cards in gallery below)
International Ink (1) – Leody Taveras
Green parallel (1) – Nelson Cruz (/99)
Green prospect parallel (1) – Wander Javier (/99)
Rookie Recollections (1) – Bret Boone
Yellow prospect parallel (15) – Daz Cameron, Yadier Alvarez, Jhailyn Ortiz, David Denson, Samuel Coonrod, Jharel Cotton, Dillon Tate, Kevin Kramer, Domingo Leyba, Andrew Suarez, Kolby Allard, Amir Garrett, Yoan Lopez, Garrett Whitley, Sean Manaea

Autographs/Memorabilia: 1
Prospect autographs (1) – Aaron Northcraft 

What’s Buzz-worthy: Chasing prospect base cards, Chrome and some parallels are done a bit more cheaply if you take this route and as this lot shows there are autographs and numbered cards to be found here. The retail-only Yellow parallels are your best bet at big names more easily. This Bowman release was one of the better-designed ones of the last few years’ worth of looks that push beyond the normal card frames, too. If you’re prospector-oriented or a beginner looking that direction and want an affordable rip, this is one to consider.

Product Grade: A
Pack Grade:
 A- (collectively this lot delivered pretty well)
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …


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