Blaster boxes and value packs showed up on my Wal-Mart's shelves but when I went back the next to grab a blaster the Bowman was completely gone. So I grabbed a 2018 Bowman blaster box on ebay. The price was what I considered fair and I was really itching to bust one of these after seeing so much about them online. I am really chasing the Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna cards here. I know that applies to almost everyone but as a Braves' fan it's been a while since we've had this much hype over prospects. Ohtani would be a nice pull too.
The fronts have a slick design that I like. The pictures are good and it hits all the high marks sans the player's position. Not one Bowman brand insert in the box. Seemed a bit odd but I'm not complaining. As is the case with Bowman their main focus is prospects and young players so there were no lack of players you may not have heard of yet.
Plenty of veteran star power in this box. I was very happy with that. The backs aren't bad with stats, player info and write-ups that include Resume`, Skills & Up Close.
I scored an Acuna!. There were three Bowman Chrome parallels per pack which was a big negative for me. I'm not a fan of chrome/prizm cards. Of course pulling Acuna game me something positive to take out these cards.
Plenty of inserts with the Chrome. I definitely like the Bowman base Card design. The inserts don't thrill me much and the Chrome cards are a turn off but I still like the 2018 Bowman overall. I thought this box would scratch my Bowman itch but then my Wal-Mart restocked the value packs (and maybe blasters but they might have been snatched up already). I couldn't pass up the chance to grab two and I'll show those off over the next two days.
BREAKDOWN:80 – Total Cards
12 – RC
7 – 1st Bowman
21 – Bowman Chrome
4 – 1st Bowman
2 – Bowman Scouts’ Top 100
1 –Bowman Trending
1 – ROY Favorites
1 – Bowman Birthdays