Friday, August 03, 2012

2012 Bowman Platinum

Who is going to be the sucker who buys a 4-card pack of Bowman Platinum and posts it on this blog?

Yeah, that'd be me.

There is no reason why I would buy Bowman Platinum, other than to post it here.

But upon purchasing it, I was amused by the odds on the back of the wrapper.

Shall I list them all?

I shall.

Take a deep breath.

Base Veteran/Rookie Parallels: Gold 1:5; Emerald 1:10; Ruby 1:20
Prospect Chrome Parallels: Refractor 1:4; X-Fractor 1:20; Green Refractor 1:98; Blue Refractor 1:198; Gold Refractor 1:798; Red Refractor 1:1,540
Top Prospects: 1:5; Top Prospects Die-Cut Parallel 1:3,226
Cutting Edge Stars: 1:10; Cutting Edge Stars Die-Cut Autograph 1:3,000; Cutting Edge Stars Die-Cut Relic 1:3,226
Arizona Fall League Memorabilia Redemption 1:51,650
Autograph Prospect Refractor 1:33; Autograph Prospect Parallels, Green Refractor 1:171; Blue Refractor 1:330; Gold Refractor 1:1,029; Red Refractor 1:2,055
Dual Autograph 1:13,500; Triple Autograph 1:67,600
Autograph Relic Refractor 1:1,982; Autograph Relic Parallels, Blue Refractor 1:7,400; Gold Refractor Patch 1:25,000; Red Refractor Patch 1:50,000
Autograph Jumbo Relic Refractor 1:688; Autograph Jumbo Relic Parallels, Blue Refractor 1:19,000; Gold Refractor Patch 1:80,250; Red Refractor Patch 1:133,000

Holy, moly. Are there any base cards in this set?

Let's find out:

#BPP90 - Mason Williams, Yankees

This is my prospect chrome in the pack. I like the consistency and feel of these cards.

Williams is in high Class A. Some New York media are calling him "the next great Yankee." The card back compares him to Michael Bourn. That doesn't say "Next Great Yankee" to me.

#78 - Jered Weaver, Angels, gold parallel

The quality of Bowman Platinum seems to get better every year. But the look on Weaver's face is freaking me out.

 #59 - Josh Hamilton, Rangers

The crystal ball says Hamilton will come into a large sum of cash in late 2012.

#68 - Albert Pujols, Angels

Four cards. Two Angels. You can rate my ability to pull Angels above every other skill I possess.

Shockingly, there was no red refractor patch in the pack.

Oh, well. Maybe next year. I won't be buying any more this year.


Zayden said...

Pretty nice pack! I have yet to see these in person but they look decent.

The Angels In Order said...

Holy cow, That was my ideal pack! Seems I never get any good Angels. Wanna trade?

flywheels said...

I'm not buying this stuff you want to send that Hamilton my way?

night owl said...

I will set the cards aside for both AIO and Colbey.