Wednesday, June 19, 2013

'12 Bowman blaster report

So I've been keeping a 2012 Bowman blaster box around "for a rainy day". Well today was a rainy day so I decided to break it! Contents are as follows:

Pack 1
161 Jason Heyward

108 Torii Hunter
BCP41 Zach Walters 1st Bowman Chrome Card
BCP37 Michael Crouse 1st Bowman Chrome Card
89 Brian Wilson Gold Parallel
BP75 Dillon Maples 1st Bowman Card
BP72 Jabari Blash 1st Bowman Card
116 Trevor Cahill
191 Brett Lawrie Rookie Card
200 Eric Surkamp Rookie Card

Pack 2
197 Michael Fiers Rookie Card
48 Zach Greinke
BCP75 Dillon Maples 1st Bowman Chrome Card
BCP62 Kes Carter 1st Bowman Chrome Card
146 Martin Prado Gold Parallel
BPA-ML Matt Lipka Prospect Autograph Blue Parallel 214/500!!!!

BP76 Ian Gac 1st Bowman Card
BP103 Drew Hutchison 1st Bowman Card
186 Aramis Ramirez
103 Mike Moustakas

Pack 3
122 Howie Kendrick
56 Ted Lilly
166 Victor Martinez
BCP89 Austin Hedges 1st Bowman Chrome Card
127 Jose Bautista Gold Parallel
BBP5 Shelby Miller Bowman's Best

BP46 Anthony Fernandez 1st Bowman Card
BP9 Paul Hoilman 1st Bowman Card
21 Yunel Escobar
187 Kevin Youkilis

Pack 4
75 Roy Halladay
72 Tim Hudson
BCP67 J.T. Wise 1st Bowman Chrome Card
BCP31 Nick Maronde 1st Bowman Chrome Card

53 Adam Lind
BP106 Tyler Collins 1st Bowman Card
BP92 Nick Delmonico
118 Alex Gordon
119 Josh Johnson
152 Giancarlo Stanton

Pack 5
214 Devin Mesoraco Rookie Card

179 Carlos Gonzalez
BCP94 Charlie Tilson 1st Bowman Chrome Card
BCP104 Joc Pederson 1st Bowman Chrome Card
196 Tom Milone Rookie Card Gold Parallel
BP71 Jonathon Berti 1st Bowman Card International Parallel
BP47 Ariel Pena 1st Bowman Card
BP26 Joseph Staley 1st Bowman Card
2 Nick Swisher
30 Anibal Sanchez

Pack 6
151 Clayton Kershaw
139 Tim Lincecum
203 Leonys Martin Rookie Card
BCP28 Josh Edgin 1st Bowman Chrome Card
49 Albert Pujols Gold Parallel
BB1 CC Sabathia Bowman's Best

BP62 Kes Carter 1st Bowman Card
BP44 Adam Duvall 1st Bowman Card
190 CC Sabathia
66 Mariano Rivera

Pack 7
47 Jaime Garcia
25 John Danks
207 Adron Chambers Rookie Card
BCP17 Tyler Austin 1st Bowman Chrome Card
BCP9 Eddie Rosario

205 Matt Dominguez Rookie Card Gold Parallel
BP48 Boone Whiting 1st Bowman Card
BP71 Jonathon Berti 1st Bowman Card
65 Ben Revere
198 Brett Pill Rookie Card

Pack 8
102 Clay Buchholz
138 Heath Bell
BCP72 Jabari Blash 1st Bowman Chrome Card
BCP99 Dante Bichette Jr.

178 Jhonny Peralta Gold Parallel
BP66 Jackie Bradley Jr. 1st Bowman Card
BP42 Tim Crabbe 1st Bowman Card
159 David Ortiz
185 Jayson Werth
45 Adam Jones

So...I think this turned out to be a pretty great blaster! Two Bowman's Best pulls when a blaster would normally only yield one. But of course the best pull was the Matt Lipka auto! When I opened the pack I saw the blue border and figured it was just a parallel base card which is normally inserted 1:29 packs. But then I discovered it was an auto! Albeit a sticker auto but still 1:161 packs.

As a Braves fan I generally don't follow the prospects in their minor league system until they're on the cusp of making it to The Show. As so I was unfamiliar with Lipka and did some research. Turns out the Braves took him as the 35th overall pick in the 2010 draft as a SS out of McKinney HS in Texas. In 2012 he switched to CF and while playing with the Braves high Class A affiliate Lynchburg Hillcats he tore his right hamstring and was done for the year. This season he has come back from his injury to hit well for Lynchburg. He is currently hitting .284, 4 HR, 30 RBI and 17 steals in 24 tries. Looking at his stats his batting average has steadily risen each season since being promoted from Rookie League to Low A. Doesn't appear to be much of a power hitter but he sure does have wheels!

If he stays healthy maybe we'll get to see him in Atlanta in a couple years and this card might be worth something!

On another note, Series 2 streets tomorrow!!! I'm hoping to pick up a hanger box or maybe even a blaster in the next couple days and I will report here on my findings.

Happy collecting!

PS: All cards listed above are available for trade other than the auto.

1 comment:

  1. Shelby Miller!!! I'd be very interested in that one and a couple others. Email me at and maybe we can work out a deal. Thanks!