Topps releases Bowman jumbo cards and wall art



By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Bowman is back — and it’s bigger than ever before.

With today a national holiday of sorts for prospectors, Topps added a new element into the Bowman mix this year with a pair of jumbo card sets and even larger wall prints for 33 rookies in the 2015 Bowman release.

Only available on, each rookie in the 2015 Bowman wall art collection is available on a pair of 10-by-14 prints on trading card stock — a standard version limited to only 99 copies for $29.99 and a 1/1 Gold version for $99.99.


A pair of 5-by-7 card sets also can be had with a Gold (deluxe) version limited to only 49 copies coming with three bonus cards — Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Carlos Rodon — for $149.99. A standard version where the cards are limited to only 99 copies is $59.99.

Among the rookies in this one are the three Chicago call-ups, Steven Moya, Dalton Pompey, Jod Pederson, Rusney Castillo, Brandon Finnegan, Trevor May, Jorge Soler, Maikel Franco and Buck Farmer to name a few.

Click here to see the full lineup.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter @chrisolds2009.


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  1. Mike 29 April, 2015 at 14:24

    Anyone else remember when this blog covered actual news instead of paid-for shill pieces for Topps?

  2. chrisolds 29 April, 2015 at 14:28

    Thanks for your comment, Mike. Just so you know, once again, the payment part is not and will not be happening here.

  3. Larry 29 April, 2015 at 23:38


    To me this is news. It shows me how desperate card companies are getting by producing things only they can sell on their website because no respectable card shop would sell this stuff. Yet people still buy this stuff and think they are getting a deal. This is not for me, a poster of my favorite player is way more affordable and makes more sense to me since posters have always been around and they never keep raising the prices on them. If I needed a $100 photo of any player, I would just buy their baseball card, which is way more collectable than these. So I am glad Chris posts news like this to let me know what kind of gimmicks they keep coming up with to show me how desperate they are.

  4. Charlie 30 April, 2015 at 11:01

    I don’t really think it’s desperate – America is capitalistic country, and Topps is doing what every other business does and should do – they are a business trying to find other avenues to earn revenue. They are trying to think of themselves as not just a card company, but as a sports memorabilia company. Lots of companies have gone through similar metamorphoses, and I’m not sure why so many baseball card collectors find the need to complain about it. There are other things that I wish Topps did differently – this isn’t one of them.

    It seems like it’s been successful for them, or else they wouldn’t keep doing it. It also probably helps with advertising for the actual cards that are getting released.

    I haven’t bought any of the wall art myself, but I would think about it for the right player / piece. Some are much cheaper than $100. I’m thinking about buying a blow-up of an old Johnny Bench card. I’m not going to pay them for the larger version of the print and the frame – but the smaller, cheaper option is 30 bucks. Would be a cool thing to get signed and hang up on the wall.

    Also – it would be nice if Topps or Beckett tracked these like they did cards. From that aspect, I like that these announcements occur, though they do probably end up as a bit of free advertising for Topps (fine by me).

  5. phillies_joe 1 May, 2015 at 11:48

    Hey Mike. …any release is news so I’m glad I get to see these here. I think Topps found a new venue/way to sell something and will keep doing it until folks stop buying. I like when I can purchase seperate cards verses a set of these, so I pick and choose what I purchase. Believe me, you can always throw the cards into the pot of a trade. I’m not into the wall art as it is too big, but there have been cool looking sets and I have purchased a 1975 re=print Mike Schmidt which is hanging and looks awesome. To each thier own. I agree Charlie, I’d like to see Beckett include these somewhere in the database though pricing would be hard to judge (suggestion….give a book value per card = to thier % of the selling price if in a set, or whatever they initially sell for.

    Thanks Chris

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