By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
This year’s first installment of the Bowman franchise from Topps arrives on Wednesday in 2014 Bowman, and it will pack the first MLB-licensed cards and autographs from some of the top prospects and rookies in the game.
One example? Jose Abreu‘s first MLB-approved autographs. Another? The first MLB autos of the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft, Mark Appel. Then, of course, there’s the latest for Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
After the jump is a sampling of the autographs, inserts, parallels and more that you’ll find in Bowman this year. It’s one that marks the return of the First Bowman Card notation as well as one that carries a new logo for the brand, which is in its 25th consecutive year of release — an anniversary marked in the product with 1989 Bowman-inspired inserts.
Let us know what you think in the comments and grade the product in our poll … after the jump.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.