The first thing I will show you is Bowman Platinum, as the title says. I picked up one hobby box but a few cards I'm showing are also from retail buys.
First up, the parallels.
I got this KB blue, excuse me "sapphire", refractor in the very first pack of retail I opened on release day. Not a bad start.
Purple refractors from retail rack packs
Of the major leaguer paper parallels I think the red looks the best by far. The gold and blue just don't pop off the card in person like the red does.
The gold was a pretty nice pull from the hobby box.
And now the autos
I pulled one auto from retail, the Bandilla on the left. Imagine my "joy" when I pulled another Bandilla from my hobby box. What are the odds of that? As such, one or both are absolutely available for trade.
The auto/relic solidified the hobby box as a Jesse Biddle hot box. The jersey swatch is almost certainly from the 2013 Futures game. I just wish these were on card autos like the regular prospect auto cards.
More posts coming soon!