By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
For some of you who rip into 2013 Bowman when it arrives on Wednesday, there might be something inside your box that’s rarer then many a Refractor and anything but modern-feeling.
In fact, it’s so different it might warp your Chrome-loving mind.
They’re autographed box-toppers in the style of 1948 Bowman — a no-nonsense, no-frills issue that amounts to a black-and-white photo. (For more on the product, including prelim and final auto/Relic checklists, click here.)
Each and every one of the 100 cards in this Topps release comes autographed — it’s a simple five-card offering with just 20 cards signed per player.
And the player selection? It includes both reigning Rookie of the Year winners — Bryce Harper and Mike Trout — along with three promising prospects: Dylan Bundy, Carlos Correa and Byron Buxton.
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