Bowman Chrome Autograph Guide to Baseball America’s 2017 Top 100 Prospects

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

Collectors have no shortage of resources when it comes to tracking prospects as they make their way to the majors. Depending on the amount of time you want to dedicate, there are sites that dig deep into stats on a daily basis. Others are merely casual prospectors. That’s where Baseball America‘s annual list of the top 100 prospects comes into play. And while the rankings are nice, collectors may want to take the next step and start gathering up some early cards.

Baseball America‘s  2017 Top 100 Prospects has some names that are already big ones in the hobby like Yoan Moncada, Dansby Swanson and the top-rated prospect, Andrew Benintendi. Some of the names on the deep list might not be quite so well known.

And when it comes to prospecting in the hobby and early baseball cards, few are going to argue again the power of the Bowman Chrome autograph. Other options exist, but in today’s collecting world, they’re likely to be measured against a players first appearance on a signed Bowman Chrome card. Even if there’s autographs from other companies — even other Bowman brands — in earlier years, Chrome is still king.

Of the 100 players, 83 already have Bowman Chrome autographs with the players in MLB uniforms. Many have been traded since their Bowman Chrome autographs were released, so uniforms don’t always match their current club.

The products most represented on Baseball America’s 2017 Top 100 Prospects list are 2014 Bowman Draft with 14 players and 2016 Bowman Draft with 13. 2015 Bowman Draft has nine players.

Gallery of Bowman Chrome Autographs for Baseball America’s 2017 Top 100 Prospects

Looking to collect Baseball America’s 2017 Top 100 Prospects? Here’s a gallery and list of every player’s first Bowman Chrome autograph. For this gallery, we’re focusing on MLB Chrome autographs. Some players may have earlier cards in USA-themed sets, or others like AFLACs or Bowman Sterling.


1. Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Andrew Benintendi Autograph



2. Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman

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2016 BCPA Yoan Moncada



3. Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Dansby Swanson Autograph



4. Alex Reyes, St. Louis Cardinals

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Alex Reyes Autograph



5. Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Chrome

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2015 Bowman Chrome Gleyber Torres Autograph



6. Austin Meadows, Pittsburgh Pirates

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2011 Bowman Draft (USA), 2013 Bowman Draft (MLB)

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2013 BoChDr Austin Meadows Auto



7. Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Chrome

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2015 Bowman Chrome Cody Bellinger Autograph



8. Amed Rosario, New York Mets

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Amed Rosario Autograph



9. Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




10. Willy Adames, Tampa Bay Rays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Chrome

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2015 Bowman Chrome Willy Adames Autograph



11. Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Ozzy Albies Autograph



12. J.P. Crawford, Philadelphia Phillies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman Draft

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2013 Bowman Chrome Draft JP Crawford Autograph



13. Victor Robles, Washington Nationals

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman

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2016 BCPA Victor Robles



14. Eloy Jimenez, Chicago Cubs

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




15. Francis Martes, Houston Astros

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman

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2016 BCPA Francis Martes



16. Brendan Rodgers, Colorado Rockies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Brendan Rodgers Autograph



17. Mickey Moniak, Philadelphia Phillies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Mickey Moniak



18. Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Rafael Devers Autograph



19. Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Kyle Tucker Autograph



20. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Chrome

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2016 BCPA Vladimir Guerrero Jr



21. Anderson Espinoza, San Diego Padres

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman

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2016 BCPA Anderson Espinoza



22. Mitch Keller, Pittsburgh Pirates

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




23. Tyler Glasnow, Pittsburgh Pirates

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman Chrome

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2013 Bowman Chrome Tyler Glasnow Autograph



24. Manuel Margot, San Diego Padres

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Chrome

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2014 Bowman Chrome Manuel Margot Autograph



25. Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman

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2013 Bowman Chrome Lucas Giolito Autograph



26. Yadier Alvarez, Los Angeles Dodgers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Chrome

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2016 BCPA Yadier Alvarez



27. Lewis Brinson, Milwaukee Brewers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2012 Bowman Draft

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2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph Lewis Brinson



28. Francisco Mejia, Cleveland Indians

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a (has retail Bowman autographs in 2015 and 2016)




29. Jose De Leon, Tampa Bay Rays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Jose De Leon Autograph



30. Brent Honeywell, Tampa Bay Rays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Chrome

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2015 Bowman Chrome Brent Honeywell Autograph



31. Reynaldo Lopez, Chicago White Sox

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Chrome

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2015 Bowman Chrome Reynaldo Lopez Autograph



32. Michael Kopech, Chicago White Sox

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Michael Kopech Autograph



33. Josh Hader, Milwaukee Brewers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman

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2014 Bowman Chrome Josh Hader Autograph



34. Kyle Lewis, Seattle Mariners

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Kyle Lewis



35. Josh Bell, Pittsburgh Pirates

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2012 Bowman

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2012 Bowman Chrome Josh Bell Autograph



36. Jeff Hoffman, Colorado Rockies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Jeff HoffmanAutograph



37. Kolby Allard, Atlanta Braves

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Kolby Allard Autograph



38. Tyler O’Neill

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman

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2016 BCPA Tyler ONeill



39. Clint Frazier, New York Yankees

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman Draft

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2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Clint Frazier Autograph



40. Franklin Barreto, Oakland Athletics

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Chrome

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2014 Bowman Chrome Franklin Barreto Autograph



41. Jorge Alfaro, Philadelphia Phillies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman Chrome

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2013 Bowman Chrome Jorge Alfaro Autograph



42. Corey Ray, Milwaukee Brewers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Corey Ray



43. Jason Groome, Boston Red Sox

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




44. Hunter Renfroe, San Diego Padres

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman Draft

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2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Hunter Renfroe Autograph



45. Blake Rutherford, New York Yankees

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




46. Riley Pint, Colorado Rockies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Riley Pint



47. Leody Taveras, Texas Rangers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




48. Mike Soroka, Atlanta Braves

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Soroka Autograph



49. Raimel Tapia, Colorado Rockies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman

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2014 Bowman Chrome Raimel Tapia Autograph



50. Luke Weaver, St. Louis Cardinals

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Luke Weaver Autograph



51. David Paulino, Houston Astros

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Chrome

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2016 BCPA David Paulino



52. Erick Fedde, Washington Nationals

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Erick Fedde Autograph



53. German Marquez, Colorado Rockies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




54. Franklin Perez, Houston Astros

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




55. Kevin Newman, Pittsburgh Pirates

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Kevin Newman Autograph



56. Zack Collins, Chicago White Sox

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Zack Collins



57. Chance Sisco, Baltimore Orioles

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman Draft

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2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Chance Sisco Autograph



58. Alex Verdugo, Los Angeles Dodgers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Alex Verdugo Autograph



59. Anthony Alford, Toronto Blue Jays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman

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2016 BCPA Anthony Alford



60. Nick Gordon, Minnesota Twins

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Nick Gordon Autograph



61. Matt Manning, Detroit Tigers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Matt Manning



62. Bradley Zimmer, Cleveland Indians

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Bradley Zimmer Autograph



63. Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft Ian Happ Autograph



64. Albert Almora, Chicago Cubs

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2010 Bowman Chrome (USA), 2012 Bowman Draft (MLB)

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2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph Albert Almora



65. Carson Kelly, St. Louis Cardinals

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2010 Bowman Chrome (USA), has no MLB Bowman Chrome autograph yet




66. Ian Anderson, Atlanta Braves

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Ian Anderson



67. Ronald Acuna, Atlanta Braves

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




68. Triston McKenzie, Cleveland Indians

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




69. Cody Reed, Cincinnati Reds

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Chrome

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2014 Bowman Chrome Cody Reed Autograph



70. Jake Bauers, Tampa Bay Rays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Jake Bauers Autograph



71. Dominic Smith, New York Mets

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman Draft

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2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Dominic Smith Autograph



72. A.J. Reed, Houston Astros

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft AJ Reed Autograph



73. Lourdes Gurriel, Toronto Blue Jays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




74. Casey Gillaspie, Tampa Bay Rays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Chrome

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2015 Bowman Chrome Connor Gillaspie Autograph



75. Sean Reid-Foley, Toronto Blue Jays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Sean Reid-Foley Autograph



76. Braxton Garrett, Miami Marlins

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Braxton Garrett



77. Kevin Maitan, Atlanta Braves

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




78. Sean Newcomb, Atlanta Braves

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Sean Newcomb Autograph



79. Luis Ortiz, Milwaukee Brewers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Luis Ortiz Autograph



80. Sixto Sanchez, Philadelphia Phillies

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




81. Amir Garrett, Cincinnati Reds

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Chrome

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2015 Bowman Chrome Amir Garrett Autograph



82. Brandon Woodruff, Milwaukee Brewers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




83. A.J. Puk, Oakland Athletics

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto AJ Puk



84. Jharel Cotton, Oakland Athletics

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman

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2016 BCPA Jharel Cotton



85. Jorge Mateo, New York Yankees

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Jorge Mateo Autograph



86. Delvin Perez, St. Louis Cardinals

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Delvin Perez



87. James Kaprielian, New York Yankees

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman Draft

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2015 Bowman Chrome Draft James Kaprielian Autograph



88. Anthony Banda, Arizona Diamondbacks

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Chrome

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2016 BCPA Anthony Banda



89. Tyler Beede, San Francisco Giants

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Tyler Beede Autograph



90. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2013 Bowman Draft

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2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Aaron Judge Autograph



91. Justus Sheffield, New York Yankees

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Justus Sheffield Autograph



92. Willie Calhoun, Los Angeles Dodgers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Chrome

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2016 BCPA Willie Calhoun



93. Isan Diaz, Milwaukee Brewers

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Chrome

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2016 BCPA Isan Diaz



94. Matt Chapman, Oakland Athletics

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Matt Chapman Autograph



95. Rowdy Tellez, Toronto Blue Jays

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Rowdy Tellez Autograph



96. Cal Quantrill, San Diego Padres

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Cal Quantrill



97. Dylan Cease, Chicago Cubs

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2014 Bowman Draft

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2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Dylan Cease Autograph



98. Adrian Morejon, San Diego Padres

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: n/a




99. Stephen Gonsalves, Minnesota Twins

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2015 Bowman

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2015 Bowman Chrome Stephen Gonsalves Autograph



100. Justin Dunn, New York Mets

First Bowman Chrome Autograph: 2016 Bowman Draft

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2016 Bow Dr Chrom Auto Justin Dunn


Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.

3 Comments

  1. John Bateman
    Posted Monday February 20th, 2017 at 11:17 PM | Permalink

    Awesome post. This reminds me of the days of the rookie card rolodex.

  2. Richard
    Posted Tuesday February 21st, 2017 at 04:20 PM | Permalink

    A pity a number of them don’t have the chrome cards yet, but you could link to other products that have autos too.

  3. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted Tuesday February 21st, 2017 at 05:30 PM | Permalink

    I suspect many of the missing ones will show up sooner rather than later.

    The point of the article was to show consistency. It does mention other options exist. Those other options will also continue to expand in the months and years ahead. By sticking to just the one brand, it’s easy to update and takes away some of the potential confusion.

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