2019 Topps On-Demand Inspired by ’55 Bowman Baseball Turns Up the TV with Top Rookies and Prospects

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2019 Topps On-Demand Inspired by ’55 Bowman Baseball has its eye on the past and the future. On the one hand, it draws from a classic set — the wood TV — and gives it a modern makeover (hello, flatscreen). More than that, the checklist sticks with modern Bowman, highlighting top rookies and prospects.

Each $75 mini set, which is available exclusively through the Topps website, has three components.

The first is a 30-card base set. Players include Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Pete Alonso, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Victor Victor Mesa. The design has the same lines as the original 1955 Bowman set. But seeing as how televisions don’t come with that glorious wood anymore, the replacement black edges aren’t the same. Hence the “Inspired by ’55” title versus a more direct Archives or Heritage spin.

An autograph is also in every set. These are essentially the same as the base set and use a sticker for the signature.

The final part of each 2019 Topps On-Demand Inspired by ’55 Bowman set is a pair of inserts or parallels.

Base parallels play on the TV idea a little more. For starters, they’re all done on Heritage-style cardboard stock. All the other parts of the set are on glossy stock. Parallels come in three styles: 1989 Bowman TV (/50), 1977 Dial TV (/10) and 1955 Bowman TV (1/1).




Rookie Debut and 1st Overall Draft Picks inserts both have ten cards. These have pretty much the same design as the base set and introduce veterans and retired stars to the checklist.




2019 Topps On-Demand Inspired by ’55 Bowman Baseball cards at a glance:

Cards per set:
Set size: 30 cards
Release date: April 25

What to expect in a set:

  • 30-Card Base Set
  • Autographs – 1
  • Inserts or Parallels – 2 Total

2019 Topps On-Demand Inspired by ’55 Bowman Baseball Checklist

Base Set

30 cards.

Parallels:

1989 Bowman TV – /50
1977 Dial TV – /10
1955 Bowman – 1/1

1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays
2 Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox
3 Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
4 Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays
5 Forrest Whitley, Houston Astros
6 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals
7 Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays
8 Jo Adell, Los Angeles Angels
9 Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins
10 Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds

11 Casey Mize, Detroit Tigers
12 Alex Kirilloff, Minnesota Twins
13 Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros
14 Brendan Rodgers, Colorado Rockies
15 Justus Sheffield, Seattle Mariners
16 Brendan McKay, Tampa Bay Rays
17 Hunter Greene, Cincinnati Reds
18 Pete Alonso, New York Mets
19 Alex Verdugo, Los Angeles Dodgers
20 Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds

21 Estevan Florial, New York Yankees
22 Leody Taveras, Texas Rangers
23 Michael Kopech, Chicago White Sox
24 Jonathan Loaisiga, New York Yankees
25 Mitch Keller, Pittsburgh Pirates
26 Victor Victor Mesa, Miami Marlins
27 Victor Mesa Jr., Miami Marlins
28 Keston Hiura, Milwaukee Brewers
29 MacKenzie Gore, San Diego Padres
30 Sixto Sanchez, Miami Marlins

Autographs Checklist

21 cards.
One per set.

Parallels:

/50
/10
1/1

1 Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Toronto Blue Jays
2 Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox
3 Fernando Tatis Jr, San Diego Padres
4 Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays
5 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals
6 Jo Adell, Los Angeles Angels
7 Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins
8 Casey Mize, Detroit Tigers
9 Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros
10 Justus Sheffield, Seattle Mariners

11 Hunter Greene, Cincinnati Reds
12 Pete Alonso, New York Mets
13 Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds
14 Estevan Florial, New York Yankees
15 Michael Kopech, Chicago White Sox
16 Jonathan Loaisiga, New York Yankees
17 Mitch Keller, Pittsburgh Pirates
18 Victor Victor Mesa, Miami Marlins
19 Victor Mesa Jr, Miami Marlins
20 Keston Hiura, Milwaukee Brewers
21 MacKenzie Gore, San Diego Padres

1st Overall Draft Picks Checklist

10 cards.
100 copies each.

1 Darryl Strawberry, New York Mets – 1980
2 Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners – 1987
3 Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves – 1990
4 Alex Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners – 1993
5 Justin Upton, Arizona Diamondbacks – 2005
6 David Price, Tampa Bay Rays – 2007
7 Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals – 2009
8 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals – 2010
9 Carlos Correa, Houston Astros – 2012
10 Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves – 2015

Rookie Debut Checklist

10 cards.
217 copies each.

1 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
2 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
3 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
4 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
5 Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves
6 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
7 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
8 Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles
9 Mark McGwire, Oakland Athletics
10 Dwight Gooden, New York Mets

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