Buzz Break: 2017 Bowman baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Bowman baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 80
Base set completion: 
35 of 100 (35 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Prospect set completion: 
23 of 150 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Chrome prospect set completion: 
15 of 150 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notable players on base cards – Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber, Francisco Lindor, Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw

Rookie Cards (7) – Jake Thompson, Gavin Cecchini, Jose DeLeon, Orlando Arcia, Jorge Alfaro, Teoscar Hernandez, Jharel Cotton

Notable Prospects (both sets) – Tetsuo Yamada, Eloy Jimenez, Fernando Romero, Patrick Weigel, Chance Sisco, Dylan Cozens

Insert cards: 45 
(in gallery below along with some base)
Blue parallel (1) – Dansby Swanson (/150)
Silver Prospects parallel (1) –
Dakota Chalmers (/499)
Purple Chome Prospects parallel (1) – Dane Dunning (/250)
 (23) Notables listed above
Chrome Prospects (15) – Notables listed above
Bowman Scouts’ Top 100 (1) – Braxton Garrett
Rookie of the Year Favorites (1) – Alex Bregman
1992 Bowman (1) – Dansby Swanson
1948 Bowman (1) – Kris Bryant

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: Wow, what a blaster box. Who cares if there wasn’t a hit? The Blue Dansby Swanson is one in 235 packs. The Silver is one in 47. The Purple Chrome is one in 94 — all in the same box. (And, reminder … there are only eight packs in a blaster.) Throw on top of that inserts for Alex Bregman, Swanson and Kris Bryant? This box delivered better than all (a few) of my previous Bowman blasters combined. … As said here previously, there are some big, big highlights and potential in this brand this year and it’s got another fresh design approach that helps it feel more modern (though the Silver parallels aren’t easily spotted). All in all, if you’re a Bowman regular this one is right there for you. The brand is definitely hot with all of its inclusions on the rookie and prospect ink and parallel front, so if you can’t swing a hobby box right now, blasters are worth the try.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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