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.
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.
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
BDC-3 Brusdar Graterol, Minnesota Twins
BDC-6 Jarred Kelenic, New York Mets
BDC-20 Trevor Stephan, New York Yankees
BDC-25 Alec Bohm, Philadelphia Phillies
BDC-32 Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays
BDC-38 Nick Madrigal, Chicago White Sox
BDC-72 Aramis Ademan, Chicago Cubs
BDC-87 Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins
BDC-93 Carter Kieboom, Washington Nationals
BDC-112 Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds
BDC-135 Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals
BDC-182 Ryan Weathers, San Diego Padres
BDC-198 Travis Swaggerty, Pittsburgh Pirate