2017 Bowman Chrome Draft Variation SSP Gallery — Facsimile Signatures and Autographs

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2017 Bowman Chrome Draft variations come in a couple of forms. Select players have a Facsimile Signature version of their card that also uses an alternate photo. Those same alternate photos are also used on a limited number of Draft Pick Autograph variations.

Want to know how to find them and what they look like? Keep reading because we’ve made it easy.

2017 Bowman Chrome Draft Variations

How to Spot and Confirm and a 2017 Bowman Draft Variation SSP

Going through your stacks of 2017 Bowman Draft cards quickly? Want to make sure you don’t miss a variation? Follow these simples steps to make it fast and easy.

1. Check the Photo

This is the most obvious way to look for a 2017 Bowman Draft variation. It’s also the hardest, particularly for the autographs. That’s because it requires some memorization. But the facsimile signatures on the base variations are an easy giveaway.

2. What’s the Card Number?

If you have a chrome card that has the prefix “BD-” then you have a variation. Regular Chrome cards start with “BDC-“. For the Chrome Draft Pick Autographs, it’s “CDA-“. But for the 2017 Bowman Draft Baseball variations, Facsimile Signature and Autographs, it’s “BD-“, like the regular Bowman Draft cards.

3. The Serial Number (Autographs Only)

If you pull a Draft Pick Autograph that’s numbered to 99 and isn’t a Green Refractor, it’s a variation. Simple.

4. Codes on the Back

If you’re still unsure if you have a 2017 Bowman Chrome Draft variation, you can use the fine print on the back. At the end of the block is a code. Regular Chrome base cards end in 176. Draft Pick Autographs end in 212.

If the code on you card ends in 196, it’s a variation.

2017 Bowman Chrome Draft Variations Checklist

Just looking to see who has a 2017 Bowman Draft Facsimile Signature variation? Here’s a quick checklist of confirmed cards. You can see them in the gallery that follows.

Topps did not release a list of variations, so new cards will be added as they’re confirmed.


Facsimile Signature

BD-1 Royce Lewis
BD-25 MacKenzie Gore
BD-60 Austin Beck
BD-70 Anderson Espinoza
BD-80 Blake Rutherford
BD-95 Jo Adell
BD-100 Brendan McKay
BD-115 Adam Haseley
BD-120 Kyle Wright
BD-135 Lazarito Armenteros
BD-140 Justus Sheffield
BD-150 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
BD-160 Kevin Maitan
BD-195 Pavin Smith


Autographs

BD-1 Royce Lewis
BD-25 MacKenzie Gore
BD-60 Austin Beck
BD-95 Jo Adell
BD-100 Brendan McKay
BD-115 Adam Haseley
BD-120 Kyle Wright
BD-160 Kevin Maitan


2017 Bowman Draft Variation SSP Gallery

Use the tabs to easily switch between the facsimile signature and autograph variations.

Facsimile Signature

Facsimile Signature Variations

BD-1 Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins


Facsimile Signature Variation – press conference


Base – batting


BD-25 MacKenzie Gore, San Diego Padres


Facsimile Signature Variation – brown pants, long-sleeved shirt


Base – wearing glove


BD-60 Austin Beck, Oakland Athletics


Facsimile Signature Variation – holding bat


Base – with glove


BD-70 Anderson Espinoza, San Diego Padres


Facsimile Signature Variation – turned to side


Base – facing forward


BD-80 Blake Rutherford, Chicago White Sox


Facsimile Signature Variation – bat on shoulder, portrait


Base – batting, wearing glasses


BD-95 Jo Adell, Los Angeles Angels


Facsimile Signature Variation – bat on shoulder


Base – batting


BD-100 Brendan McKay, Tampa Bay Rays


Facsimile Signature Variation – pitching, blue jersey


Base – running, white jersey


BD-115 Adam Haseley, Philadelphia Phillies


Facsimile Signature Variation – dark blue helmet, cream jersey


Base – red helmet, gray jersey


BD-120 Kyle Wright, Atlanta Braves


Facsimile Signature Variation – waist-up photo, facing forward


Base – full-body photo, turned to side


BD-135 Lazarito Armenteros, Oakland Athletics


Facsimile Signature Variation – standing with bat


Base – fielding


BD-140 Justus Sheffield, New York Yankees


Facsimile Signature Variation – pinstripe jersey


Base – dark jersey, pitching


BD-150 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays


Facsimile Signature Variation – wearing glove


Base – batting


BD-160 Kevin Maitan, Atlanta Braves


Facsimile Signature Variation – donut on bat


Base – swinging, flag on back of jersey


BD-195 Pavin Smith, Arizona Diamondbacks


Facsimile Signature Variation – with glove, sunglasses


Base – batting


Autograph Variations

Autograph Variations

BD-1 Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins /99


Autograph Variation – press conference


2017 Bowman Chrome Draft ROyce Lewis Autograph

Draft Pick Autograph – swinging


BD-25 MacKenzie Gore, San Diego Padres /99


Autograph Variation – brown pants, long-sleeved shirt


Draft Pick Autograph – wearing glove


BD-60 Austin Beck, Oakland Athletics /99


Variation Autograph – holding bat


Draft Pick Autograph – with glove


BD-95 Jo Adell, Los Angeles Angels /99


Autograph Variation – bat on shoulder


Draft Pick Autograph – swinging


BD-100 Brendan McKay, Tampa Bay Rays /99


Autograph Variation – pitching


Draft Pick Autograph – running


BD-115 Adam Haseley, Philadelphia Phillies /99


Autograph Variation – dark blue helmet, cream jersey


Draft Pick Autograph – red helmet, gray jersey


BD-120 Kyle Wright, Atlanta Braves /99


Autograph Variation – facing forward


Draft Pick Autograph – turned to side


BD-160 Kevin Maitan, Atlanta Braves /99

Kevin Maitan does not have a Draft Pick Autograph in 2017 Bowman Draft.


Autograph Variation



Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks or by email.

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4 comments

  1. John 6 December, 2017 at 11:53

    I have a photo variation with a facsimile Auto of Vlad Guerrero Jr. Wonder why it’s not listed on the checklist?

    • Ryan Cracknell 10 December, 2017 at 23:08

      @John – As the article mentions, a full checklist wasn’t released by Topps. We’re working on gathering info and will be updating shortly.

  2. Nick Wosika 6 December, 2017 at 16:43

    Has any information been released on how short of a run the SSP variations actually are? A couple Royce Lewis Facsimile Signature Variation cards showed up on Ebay north of $200. Crazy.

  3. Serge Donikian 20 December, 2017 at 13:29

    Like John above, I also have 2 versions of card BD-150, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The non-auto version is on a paper Bowman Draft card showing him swinging the bat, and the facsimile autographed version is chrome stock with him holding a glove and getting ready to throw.

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