By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
As the 2012 NFL season winds down, Topps is busy preparing the 2013 season.
The company previewed Bowman Football today, showing off new designs and inserts.
Bowman Football gives collectors the first chance to get Rookie Cards made by Topps. Bowman will include up to 110 2013 draftees, as well as die-cuts, mini, mini autographs and Bowman Black Autographs.
Bowman is scheduled to come in early June.
Bowman Football will feature regular Bowman cards as well as Bowman Chrome Autographs. The Bowman Chrome autographs will be on thicker card stock and all rookie autographs will be on-card.
Two of the pictures available are just designs with nondescript players, showing what cards could look like once players are determined.
Each hobby box will contain four Bowman Chrome Autographs, one Bowman Rainbow Foil Relic card, three die cuts and five parallels numbered to 499 or fewer.
The Rookie Chrome Refractor Autographs will feature eight different parallels with orange, Red, Xfractor, Prism, Superfractor and Printing Plates being exclusive to hobby products.
The mini autographs play on the 1952 mini Bowman design, using history once again to excite collectors.
The Bowman Black Autographs will be redemptions. These autographed cards will be on 100-pt., stock and have players in their NFL uniforms from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
Topps will use the “ice” type of parallels throughout Bowman that it has utilized throughout some 2012 products. The base set will have Silver Ice, Gridiron Ice (numbered to 50), Red Ice (#’d to 25) and Purple Ice (#’d to 10).
Which 2013 rookies would you like to see in Bowman?