By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Bowman Sterling is back — and this time it has some new features.
Topps revealed its plans for 2014 Bowman Sterling on Monday morning and among the new inclusions are diecuts and Wave Refractors. In fact, this one will include an oversized Wave box-topper in every box as well as a diecut auto in every case when it arrives in December.
Each six-pack box will include four cards — three autographs and a rookie or prospect card. There will be eight boxes per case with a 1989 Bowman is Back Silver Diamond Refactor also worked into the mix for every box.
The Purple Wave Refractor cards will come as box-topper with each of them serial-numbered though an amount was not announced. They will have Black (/TBD), Blue (/5) and 1/1 Red parallels.
The diecut autos also will be numbered (amount TBD) with Blue (/TBD), Red (/5) and 1/1 Superfractor versions to be found. There will be as many as 40 players in this set.
The standard autographs will be a mix of rookies and prospects, each with 10 parallels and printing plates. All will be serial-numbered but quantities for most shades was not announced. There will be standard Refractors along with Green, Magenta, Orange, Purple, Blue (/25), Black Atomic (/10), Canary Diamond (/3) and 1/1 Red and Superfractors to be found.
Other autographs in this one will include Sterling Showcase (framed cards limited to 25 copies), Sterling Silver (1/1 cards printed on silver), Bowman Black (the continuity insert limited to 25) and Dual Refractor autos that pair players. Those also will be numbered but a quantity was not announced.
A preliminary checklist was not released.
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