2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Variation Refractors Gallery


2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Variation Refractors are available for some of the top picks and prospects in the end-of-the-year release. While the cards cover 14 of the set’s base cards, the variations are offered in Refractor form only. That means all come with the rainbow shine.

2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Variation Refractors

Like most variations, these take on the same general look as the regular cards, including the number. The major difference comes in the photo. Variation images don’t follow any sort of specific theme.

2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Variation Refractors don’t have the same color rainbow as the main set. They’re limited to the regular Refractors. That said, half of the set has autographed versions as well. These are numbered to 99.

2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Variation Autographs Casey Mize

The 2018 Bowman Chrome Draft variations are short prints and relatively tough ones at that. They land 1:196 hobby jumbo packs and 1:53 super jumbo packs. Variation autographs land 1:948 hobby jumbo and 1:253 super jumbo packs.

Yes, You Can Find 2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Variation Refractors by Looking at the Back

Still not sure whether you have a variation Refractor? Flip the card over. There’s a telltale sign in the small print. Fix your eyes on the CMP code at the end of the fine print. Different card types have different numbers. If you have a base card or Refractor, that string of numbers ends in 892. Variations have 916.

So if you see 916, you know you’ve got a variation.

2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Variation Codes of Note:

  • Base – 892
  • Variation – 916

2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Variation Refractors Checklist

Here’s a quick list of the cards with variations in 2018 Bowman Draft Baseball. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the link to see what’s available on eBay.

BDC-1 Casey Mize
BDC-3 Brusdar Graterol
BDC-6 Jarred Kelenic
BDC-20 Trevor Stephan
BDC-25 Alec Bohm
BDC-32 Bo Bichette
BDC-38 Nick Madrigal
BDC-72 Aramis Ademan
BDC-87 Royce Lewis
BDC-93 Carter Kieboom
BDC-112 Jonathan India
BDC-135 Brady Singer
BDC-182 Ryan Weathers
BDC-198 Travis Swaggerty

2018 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Variation Refractors Gallery

BDC-1 Casey Mize, Detroit Tigers

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Variations Casey Mize
Variation – white jersey

Base – gray jersey

BDC-3 Brusdar Graterol, Minnesota Twins

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Variations Brusdar Graterol
Variation – hand in glove

Base – ball visible

BDC-6 Jarred Kelenic, New York Mets

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Variations Jarred Kelenic
Variation – gray jersey

Base – blue jersey

BDC-20 Trevor Stephan, New York Yankees

Variation – ‘New York’ visible on jersey

Base – number visible on jersey

BDC-25 Alec Bohm, Philadelphia Phillies

2018 Bowman Draft Baseball Variations Alec Bohm
Variation – running, red jersey

Base – wearing glove, gray jersey

BDC-32 Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays

Variation – fielding

Base – batting

BDC-38 Nick Madrigal, Chicago White Sox

Variation – fielding

Base – batting

BDC-72 Aramis Ademan, Chicago Cubs

Variation – ball visible, turned to side

Base – facing forward, ball not visible

BDC-87 Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins

Variation – both feet down

Base – leg up

BDC-93 Carter Kieboom, Washington Nationals

Variation – no helmet

Base – wearing helmet

BDC-112 Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds

Variation – running

Base – holding bat

BDC-135 Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals

Variation – fist pump

Base – throwing

BDC-182 Ryan Weathers, San Diego Padres

Variation – white jersey

Base – navy blue jersey

BDC-198 Travis Swaggerty, Pittsburgh Pirate

Variation – tipping helmet

Base – throwing


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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