2019 Bowman Baseball Big Guns – Beckett Pricing Insider

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The prospecting season has begun.

Thanks to 2019 Bowman, it’s now time for collectors to get their hands on some of the first cards of potential MLB superstars. A staple in the industry, the Bowman brand goes beyond active players with a heavy focus on incorporating prospects from the minors into their products.

Some of the biggest cards in the modern industry come from the Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs checklist, which is distributed in three parts, first in 2019 Bowman, then in 2019 Bowman Chrome and lastly at the end of the year in 2019 Bowman Draft. Many of the players in this checklist are making their debuts in Bowman and getting their 1st Bowman autograph card and while they aren’t rookie cards, they are just as coveted by collectors.

This year’s checklist contains some of the top prospects names, many of which are selling for some extreme prices. Here are a few of the big names:

2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Orange Refractors Wander Franco #CPAWF /25 – $6,999 

Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent in 2017, the 18-year-old is already one of the top prospects in the game. Before the season he was ranked as the 4th best prospect by Baseball America, 13th best by MLB.com, and 10th best by Baseball Prospectus. Franco has almost 250 cards in the Beckett Database but his cards in Bowman are his first with him in Rays gear.

 2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Orange Refractors Joey Bart #CPAJB /25 – $3,100

Drafted 2nd overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 2018 Draft, the catcher from Georgia Tech is already considered the #1 catching prospect in the game. Considered the heir apparent to Buster Posey, Bart has just over 250 cards in the Beckett Database.

2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Gold Refractors Victor Victor Mesa #CPAVVM /50 BGS 9.5/10 – $1750

2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs Orange Refractors Victor Mesa Jr.#CPAVMJ /25 – $1500

If you’re a little confused, I’m sure you are not alone. Kind of like how George Foreman has five sons named George, legendary Cuban ballplayer and manager Victor Mesa named both of his kids Victor.

Victor Victor and Victor Jr. defected from Cuba and signed with the Miami Marlins in October, 2018. Victor Victor, 22, was the headliner of the two brothers. He started playing professionally in Cuba when he was just 15 and is the Marlins #2 overall prospect. An excellent runner and defender, the older brother isn’t expected to need a lot of seasoning before he is MLB ready.

Victor Jr., 17, is ranked as the Marlins’ #29 overall prospect has much less experience and is still raw. While he doesn’t have his brother’s athleticism, he still has a lot of potential and plenty of time to grow.

Bowman is only the second set to have cards of Victor Victor, who has just under 100 cards in the Beckett Database. Victor Jr. has just over 50 cards, all from 2019 Bowman.

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Sam Zimmer

A University of Oregon grad and Oklahoma native, Sam is a diehard baseball fan who has been lucky enough to attend games at 25 current MLB stadiums, all alongside his dad. He collects mainly baseball cards but also dabbles in SGA bobbleheads and poker chips from various casinos. His collections revolve around the San Francisco Giants, the New York Giants, his Oregon Ducks and any of his fellow Oklahomans. You can reach him by email and on Twitter.

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3 comments

  1. JDonovan 28 April, 2019 at 22:41

    $1500 for an auto of the #29 prospect in a weak Marlins system? Man, some people are really going to be sore when the Bowman bubble bursts.

  2. Chris Duncan 6 May, 2019 at 15:59

    hey Sam, do you know if the Victor Victor is short-printed? I’ve not seen any blue, green, or speckled autos listed or sold on ebay… if you find out anything, could you let me know? Thanks! Chris

  3. Chris Duncan 6 May, 2019 at 17:17

    #29 is Victor Mesa Jr.
    Victor Victor Mesa is the #2 prospect in the Marlins system.

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