Sports Card Releases - Week of May 5, 2013

Discussion in 'Hobby Talk' started by Mike, May 7, 2013.

  1. Mike

    MikeThrow Up The X! Staff Member

    May 8

    2013 Bowman Baseball

    12 boxes per case. 24 packs per box. 10 cards per pack.

    • Look for One Autograph Card Per Box!!
    • Bowman continues to feature Chrome and Base Prospect and Rookie cards, along with unique autographs, relics, and inserts.
    • This year is the 65th anniversary of Bowman, and Topps will celebrate throughout the season with a Blue Sapphire Refractor program.
    • Key Rookie Cards: Manny Machado, Dylan Bundy, Jurickson Profar, Shelby Miller, Mike Olt, Avisail Garcia, Adam Eaton, Jake Odorizzi, Tyler Skaggs, Casey Kelly, Trevor Rosenthal, L.J. Hoes, Darin Ruf, Brock Holt.
    • Bowman's Top 100 Prospects:
      • Bowman ranks the top 100 prospects with help from the Bowman Scouts. NEW!
      • Die-Cut Refractor Parallel: sequentially numbered to 99
      • Autographed Die-Cut X-fractor Parallel: X-fractor version sequentially numbered to 24
      • Autographed Die-Cut Atomic Refractor: Patterned Refractor version numbered 1/1. Hobby Only
    • Chrome Refractor Mini cards: "Cream of the Crop"
      • Chrome Refractor Mini cards highlight the top 5 prospects in each farm system. (150 Subjects)
      • Blue Parallel: Sequentially numbered to 250
      • Red Parallel: Sequentially numbered to 5. Hobby Only
      • Superfractor Parallel: Sequentially numbered 1/1. Hobby Only
    • Blue Sapphire Refractor Program:
      • To celebrate Bowman's 65th anniversary, Bowman will launch a continuity program that features some of the top players of all time, as they were first featured in Bowman on reprints of their 1st Bowman Card. NEW!
    • The Bowman Black Collection: (25 Subjects)
      • Bowman Black is back! Subjects sign black paper cards with a silver pen. Cards will be numbered to 25. Hobby Only!
    • Dual Franchise Refractor Autographs:
      • Autographed Dual Refractor cards featuring 2 top prospects. #'d to 25 or less
    • Futures Game Relics:
      • Jersey relic cards from the 2012 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, #'d to 25.
    • Ultimate Prospect Autograph card:
      • Featuring up to 25 prospects on one card! #'d to 5. Hobby Only
    • AFLAC/Perfect Game High School All-American & Under Armour All-American Game Autographs. Hobby Only
    • Bowman Chrome Autographed Rookie Cards:
      • Refractor version: Sequentially numbered to 500.
      • Blue Refractor version: Sequentially numbered to 250.
      • Gold Refractor version: Sequentially numbered to 50.
      • Orange Wave Refractor version: Sequentially numbered to 25.
      • Red Refractor version: Sequentially numbered to 5.
      • Super Fractor version: Sequentially numbered 1/1.
      • Printing Plates: Numbered 1/1. Jumbo Box Only
      • State & Home Town Parallel
      • Gold-Bordered
      • Blue-Bordered: numbered to 500.
      • Orange-Bordered: numbered to 250.
      • Red-Bordered: numbered 1/1. Hobby Only
      • Silver Ice Parallel: 1 per box; 2 per Jumbo box.
      • Red Ice #'d to 25 Hobby Only
      • Purple Ice #'d 10 Hobby Only
      • White Ice #'d to 1 Hobby Only
      • MLB prospects. These will be numbered BP1 - BP110.
      • State & Home Town Parallel
      • Blue-Bordered: numbered to 500.
      • Orange-Bordered: numbered to 250.
      • Red-Bordered: numbered 1/1. Hobby Only
      • Red Ice #'d to 25 Hobby Only
      • Purple Ice #'d to 10 Hobby Only
      • White Ice #'d to 1 Hobby Only
      • Bowman Chrome Prospects:
        • Subjects from the prospects insert will have Bowman Chrome versions.
        • Refractor Parallel: #'d to 500.
        • Blue Refractor Parallel: #'d to 250.
        • Gold Refractor Parallel: #'d to 50.
        • Orange Refractor Parallel: #'d to 25.
        • Red Refractor Parallel: #'d to 5. Hobby Only
        • Super Fractor Parallel: #'d to 1/1. Hobby Only
      • Autographed Bowman Chrome Prospects:
        • Autographs of MLB prospects. Cards will have the following parallels. Hobby Only
        • Refractor: #'d to 500
        • Blue: #'d to 150
        • Gold: #'d to 50
        • Orange: #'d to 25
        • Purple: #'d to 10. JUMBO BOX Only
        • Red: #'d to 5
        • Super: #'d to 1
        • Printing Plates #'d to 1. JUMBO BOX Only
    • Oversized 1948 Autographed Bowman cards: Inserted as B ox loaders #'d to 20.
    • Bowman Golden Debut Contract returns!
      • Each Contract recipient gets an autographed baseball from a top prospect
      • Grand Prize winner gets a card in 2014 Bowman release
    • Lucky 5 Redemption Program:
      • Five different limited redemption cards good for a special bouns card.

    May 10

    2013 Leaf Legends of the Gridiron Football

    12 boxes per case. 1 pack per box. 1 card per pack.

    • Leaf Is Pleased To Announce The Release Of An Ultra-Short Print Run Cut Signature Item Designed To Celebrate America's Favorite Sport, Football! Legends Of The Gridiron Is The Perfect Combination Of Hall Of Famers, Superstars And Heisman Trophy Winners!
      • Only 99 Cases Produced!
      • Look For Dual Signatures Cards!
    • 1 Encapsulated Authentic Cut Signature Card Per Box
  2. Mike

    MikeThrow Up The X! Staff Member

    Not much again this week, especially for me. Being primarily a football collector, it's doubtful that I'll open any of the '13 Bowman, although I will watch some breaks of it. I do always like the look of the Bowman cards. I would like to open a box of the '13 Leaf Legends of the Gridiron, but $65 for 1 card is a bit much for my wallet. I'll just have to keep a lookout on YouTube for a break of it and live vicariously through them on that one.

    Any of you planning on getting a box of any of this new stuff this week?
  3. pwolantern

    pwolanternTCZ's #1 Manningham collector

    I always like the bowman sets, but have never liked that there is only one hit per box. And like you stated about the Legends of the Gridiron, $65 is a bit much for a 1 card box, so there is a good chance I will probably pass on both of these.
  4. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    I love Bowman, even though it is full of guys that will never make the majors, I like to pick up some the new kids that come through the minor league teams that come around here. I doubt that I will bust any boxes myself, but I will get in some box breaks to see what I can do.