Tag Archives: Bowman

And the 2015 Bowman Chrome Baseball Autographs are…

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Much like the first Bowman set of the year, the 2015 Bowman Chrome Baseball Autographs list is huge. Most are prospects appearing in the product for the first time. Collectors can expect a mix of recent draft picks, international signees and others trying to work their way through the […]

Topps adds another variable to wall art … autographs

A dozen new pieces with six new signers are now available on wall art found only on Topps.com with a selection of rookies and legends all found on 10-by-14 pieces in the style of past Bowman and Museum Collection cards.

Beckett 20 Questions on … vintage baseball cards

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor Here is our latest batch of 20 Questions … all about vintage baseball cards. — — —

Topps adds new MLB rookies to wall art line

Topps added seven new MLB rookies to its 2015 MLB Call-ups wall art line on Wednesday, a brand of 10- by 14-inch prints of their debut Bowman cards printed on quarter-inch acrylic for an added three-dimensional effect when placed onto a wall.

First Look: 2015 Bowman’s Best baseball cards

Bowman’s Best is back and now it’s time for a look.

First look: 2015 Bowman Draft baseball cards

Every 24-pack hobby box will include one autographed card when it arrives in hobby shops on Nov. 25.

Joey Gallo shines in MLB debut

Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo did not disappoint the home fans in his Major League debut last night. The 2012 first round pick was a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-4 with four RBI and a walk. Baseball America rated Gallo the 15th-best prospect in baseball entering the 2015 season, following a 2014 […]

BGS Diary (May): A lone Michael Jordan 10, another Lana, a rare Yankee & one USA Baseball lineup

Here is the batch of cards that I got back from BGS for May — so here is my latest BGS Diary entry.

Getting “Up Close” with 2015 Bowman baseball

Tear into a pack of the recently released 2015 Bowman baseball cards from Topps, and I’ll guarantee you one thing.

Topps creates Twitter-exclusive Refractor packs

All 150 prospects in the 2015 Bowman product — a crop that includes Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon — will be found with Blue Refractors that are only available via Twitter giveaways by the @BowmanCards account. Oh, and there’s an autograph — a card limited to only three copies — in every pack, too.

Who will you be chasing on 2015 Bowman autos?

This year’s first Bowman release arrives next Wednesday with the newest crop of Chrome prospect and rookie autographs as well as a strong selection of insert autographs showcasing some of the biggest names in the game.

Kris Bryant arrives: 10 baseball cards to consider

Today’s the day — Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant gets the call.

Beckett 20 Questions on … rookies and prospects

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor As we all eagerly await the arrival of baseball’s Next Big Thing, Kris Bryant, we figured now is the time to look at the hot rookies and prospects of the last few years — and maybe a few even older than that. It’s a chance to put the […]

Topps revives Bowman’s Best and plans changes to Heritage High Number, release schedule

Topps will be shaking up its prospecting lines later this year and bringing a non-prospecting brand back into packs, the company announced Tuesday.

Beckett 20 questions on … MLB prospects

The next issue of Beckett Baseball is all about our top prospects for 2015, so this edition of 20 Questions is all about prospects. (Don’t worry if that’s not your thing — we snuck in a few rookie, licensing and Draft questions, too.)

Top 5: Giancarlo Stanton baseball cards to own

The Miami Marlins and Giancarlo Stanton have agreed to a 13-year, $325-million contract — the biggest in MLB history, solidifying his place in Florida, and perhaps the game, making him more than a young slugger seemingly always on the trading block.

Top 5: Jacob deGrom’s key baseball cards

Here are some of deGrom’s best cards to add your collection.

Madison Bumgarner: 5 Key Cards

Coming as a surprise to no one, Madison Bumgarner culminated his outstanding 2014 postseason in fitting fashion – by collecting the 2014 World Series MVP trophy. Bumgarner finished the postseason with 4-1 record with 45 strikeouts and a 1.03 ERA. In the World Series, he was 2-0 with 0.43 ERA and a save in the […]

MLB Draft: Your team’s newest players probably already have baseball cards

Thanks to the proliferation of pre-professional prospecting products and other All-Star inclusions, many players in this year’s draft — 28 of the first 41 players selected — already appear on cardboard.

First look: 2014 Bowman Draft baseball cards

This year’s Bowman baseball cards have just arrived — now it’s time to preview Bowman Draft.

Beckett 20 Questions on … collecting vintage

It’s easily a driving force in the hobby, a mainstay of collecting and it’s got nothing to do with the current card companies’ creations, the headlines or even much to do on the field today. It’s vintage.

Beckett Baseball 20 Questions on … prospecting

It’s the dead of winter, but we’re less than a month away from the arrival of the first baseball card set of 2014 — and that also means that the first prospect cards (and spring training) aren’t far behind.

First look: 2014 Bowman football cards

Bowman Football will hit in June this year jammed with rookies for the 2014 season.

Box Busters Preview: 2013 Bowman Draft baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects on its release date in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Beckett 20 Questions on … baseball cards & more

Here’s the latest installment of Beckett’s 20 Questions … this time focusing on baseball cards.

Inside a Topps Vault mailday …

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds for a mailday video straight from the Topps Vault, the memorabilia division of Topps that helps get items that helped bring past card sets to life into collectors’ hands.

First look: 2014 Bowman baseball cards

The big and the small are back in Bowman next year.

Behind the scenes at the Perfect Game All-American Classic autograph session

For the seventh time in the last eight years, San Diego hosted dozens of the top high school baseball players in the country this past weekend for the Perfect Game All-American Classic.

Box Busters: 2013 Bowman baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into boxes of 2013 Bowman in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Box Busters At the Shop: 2013 Bowman HTA jumbo box

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds watched the first 2013 Bowman HTA Jumbo box ripped at Nick’s Sports Cards in Dallas, Texas.

First look: 2013 Bowman baseball cards (with final autograph & relic checklists)

Topps unveiled its plans for 2013 Bowman on Wednesday, and one downplayed inclusion just might grab the attention of some collectors out there.

Raul Ibanez: Yankees’ Home run hero and “who?” in terms of Rookie Card demand

Raul Ibanez’s historic night didn’t do much for his Rookie Cards.

ESPN talks cards with Orioles’ Manny Machado

ESPN’s “Mint Condition” recently caught up with Orioles prospect Manny Machado to talk about the hobby.

Box Busters: 2012 Bowman baseball cards

Join Beckett Media’s Brian Fleischer and Chris Olds as they rip into 2012 Bowman in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Josh Hamilton ties MLB record with four homers

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton hit four home runs against the Orioles Tuesday night in Baltimore, tying the record for the most longballs hit in a single game, which was shared by only 15 other players in MLB history.