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The box: 2016 Bowman Draft MLB cards (jumbo)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 12
Cards per pack: 32
Cards in this box: 384
Base set completion: 200 of 200 (100 percent)
First Bowman cards & base cards of note – Jo Adell, Jake Burger, MacKenzie Gore, Brendan McKay, Keston Hiura, Austin Beck, Alex Lange, Alex Faedo, Royce Lewis, Gavin Sheets, Joe Perez, Taylor Walls, Matthew Whatley, Carl Stajduhar, Colton Hock, Cole Brannen, Quentin Holmes, Sam Carlson, Drew Waters, Logan Warmoth, David Peterson, Luis Campusano, Cal Mitchell, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Gleyber Torres, Tyler Ivey, Nick Raquet, Pavin Smith, Hans Crouse, Blayne Enlow, Will Gaddis, Cash Case, Ricardo De La Torre, James Marinan, Connor Uselton, Drew Ellis, Jeter Downs, Eloy Jimenez, Brendon Little, Adam Haseley, Heliot Ramos, Kevin Merrell, Charlie Barnes, Seth Elledge, Kevin Smith, Trevor Stephan, Ryley Widell, Caden Lemons, Brian Miller, Mark Vientos, Peter Solomon, Quinn Brodey, J.J. Matijevic, Connor Seabold, Daniel Tillo, Jacob Pearson, Kevin Maitan, Ronald Acuna, Bo Bichette, Kyle Wright, Shane Baz, Wyatt Mills … and everybody else.
Insert/short-print cards: 110 (more in gallery below)
Chrome Prospects (68) – Notables include Jo Adell, MacKenzie Gore, Alex Faedo, Bo Bichette, Tristen Lutz, Nate Pearson, Tanner Houck, Brent Rooker, Evan White, Shane Baz, Kyle Wright, David Peterson, Logan Warmoth, Nick Allen, Riley Mahan
Chrome Prospects Refractors (24) – Gavin Sheets, Michael Kopech, Ronald Acuna, Caden Lemons, Seth Elledge, Peter Alonso, Charlie Barnes, Kevin Newman, A.J. Puckett, Brian Miller, Franklyn Kilome, Brendon Little, Kolby Allard, Triston McKenzie, Kevin Merrell, Nonie Williams, Taylor Walls, Connor Seabold, Kevin Smith, Touki Toussaint, Adam Haseley, Zach Kirtley, Connor Wong, Joe Perez
Silver (1) – Zach Kirtley (/499)
Gold (1) – Kade McClure (/50)
Blue (1) – Trevor Stephan (/150)
Sky Blue Refractors (1) – Adam Hill (/399)
Bowman 70th Blue Refractors (1) – Shane Baz (/200)
Green Refractors (1) – Riley Adams (/99)
Recommended Viewing (4) – Evan White & Sam Carlson, Keston Hiura & Tristen Lutz, Austin Beck & Kevin Merrell, Jake Burger & Gavin Sheets
Defining Moments (4) – Brendan McKay, Jake Burger, Mickey Moniak, Gleyber Torres
MLB Draft History (2) – Randy Johnson, Ryne Sandberg
Chrome Draft Autographs (1) – Corbin Martin
Chrome Draft Refractor Autographs (1) – Griffin Canning (/499)
Chrome Draft Blue Refractor Autographs (1) – Tanner Houck (/150)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Wow, what a massive brick of potential — both now and later. With these jumbo boxes of this hobby-only product, you get a mess of base cards, a ton of Chromes and a good volume of standard Refractors in every pack. All of those are chances at the elite names that can be money-makers — especially if they’re rarer versions. This product is stacked with First Bowman cards — the massive list up top isn’t even all of them — and this one is a deep class that includes many first-rounders from this year’s MLB Draft but also a number of guys who are from later rounds and past years. This particular box included some good color in the inserts and in the ink, giving it a good feel. We’ll see over time how this one ultimately grades out, but the roster of first-rounders is one that makes this a rip-it-now box.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: A-
Fun Grade: A-
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