2020 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Variations Guide


The 2020 Bowman Chrome Draft variations probably won’t make as big a splash as they do in some other sets, but they’re still out there. The 15-card lineup covers several top draft picks and a few of the key prospects from the base set checklist.

In usual SSP fashion, they’re alternate versions of base cards only with tougher odds and different odds.

Variations are fairly tough to pull. In hobby jumbo, they’re 1:203 pack. When it comes to super jumbo, SSP cards are 1:54 packs.

Confirming Variations with the Code on the Back

Even though the list of variations in 2020 Bowman Draft isn’t that long, memorizing all the images and their short print counterparts is tough. This gallery is here to help. But there’s also an easy way to check using the card back.

Customary for most Topps variations, you can use the code at the end of the small print at the bottom. Different card types have codes with different endings. When it comes to variations, here are the ones to know:

  • Bowman Chrome Draft Base Cards – 195
  • Variations – 221

2020 Bowman Chrome Draft Variations Checklist

Here’s a quick list of the 15 2020 Bowman Chrome Draft variations. Below is a gallery showing both the short print and base versions.

BD-12 Emerson Hancock
BD-34 Austin Hendrick
BD-39 Robert Hassell
BD-41 Reid Detmers
BD-81 Nick Gonzales
BD-88 Asa Lacy
BD-107 Zac Veen
BD-121 Spencer Torkelson
BD-122 Heston Kjerstad
BD-146 Patrick Bailey
BD-151 Jasson Dominguez
BD-152 Bobby Witt Jr.
BD-153 Andrew Vaughn
BD-154 Adley Rutschman
BD-155 Robert Puason

2020 Bowman Chrome Draft Variations Gallery

BD-12 Emerson Hancock, Seattle Mariners

Variation – white jersey

Base – blue jersey

BD-34 Austin Hendrick, Cincinnati Reds

Variation – gray jersey

Base – red jersey

BD-39 Robert Hassell, San Diego Padres

Variation – camo jersey

Base – brown jersey

BD-41 Reid Detmers, Los Angeles Angels

Variation – white jersey

Base – red jersey

BD-81 Nick Gonzales, Pittsburgh Pirates

Variation – running, gray jersey

Base – batting, white jersey

BD-88 Asa Lacy, Kansas City Royals

Variation – gray jersey

Base – white jersey

BD-107 Zac Veen, Colorado Rockies

Variation – bat behind helmet

Base – swinging

BD-121 Spencer Torkelson, Detroit Tigers

Variation – with glove

2020 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball Spencer Torkelson

Base – batting

BD-122 Heston Kjerstad, Baltimore Orioles

Variation – fielding

Base – batting

BD-146 Patrick Bailey, San Francisco Giants

Variation – batting

Base – running

BD-151 Jasson Dominguez, New York Yankees

Variation – running

Base – batting

BD-152 Bobby Witt Jr., Kansas City Royals

Variation – throwing

Base – batting

BD-153 Andrew Vaughn, Chicago White Sox

Variation – batting, gray jersey

Base – throwing, black jersey

BD-154 Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles

Variation – with bat

Base – catcher’s gear

BD-155 Robert Puason, Oakland Athletics

Variation – no ball

Base – holding ball


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.

Tens of millions of cards available for sale in the
Beckett Marketplace!

Get up-to-date pricing for your favorite sports cards with a
Beckett OPG Subscription


  1. Daniel 22 December, 2020 at 21:14

    Are the variations not considered true “Bowman 1st” cards since they don’t have the 1st stamp? And would these be less valuable in the long run since they don’t have the 1st stamp to differentiate them from other prospect cards that are released later? I’ve always wondered about this as I have a Bobby Witt variation from 2020 Bowman baseball which doesn’t have the 1st stamp.

    • Ryan Cracknell 23 December, 2020 at 11:08

      @Daniel – They’re probably best seen as inserts or how Refractors are viewed in that regard. Similar, but a little different. That said, different collectors might view that differently based on preference.

Leave a reply

We use cookies to help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience. By navigating the site, you agree to the use of cookies to collect information. Read our Cookie Policy.
Accept & Close