Friday, June 10, 2011

Bowman Collation Blows

Up until yesterday, I hadn't bought any Bowman. Not because I didn't want to. Quite the opposite. I just couldn't find any here in NYC and since I'm not welcome at the LCS anymore, I've been relying on retail outlets. I was home in Upstate NY last weekend and even went by the local Walmart, but they had a crappy selection of cards.

So I swung by Modell's yesterday and saw some rack packs for $5.99. How much do these cost for you guys? I'm guessing $4.99. NYC. Sigh. Anyhow, I have brought my collecting budget down to nearly zero dollars per month, as I got some unexpected news recently that is going to demand a lot of financial attention. I bit the bullet and bought one of these rack packs and here's what happened:

Out of 20 cards, these six appeared. Now, I suppose they are different cards because one is the Chrome version and one is not, but still?! How does this happen?! Has anyone else noticed any issues with Bowman Collation. My sample size is all of one rack pack, but still. I probably wouldn't be complaining if these were Yankees prospects or Bryce Harper, but these guys are sort of boring. I would have liked to see a little more diversity out of my 20 cards.

The rest of the pack wasn't too exciting. I got a Jeter base card which is cool. The green parallel is #'d to 450, but seeded 1:2 rack packs, so not much of a pull.


  1. Thats the worst coalition that I've seen. Sorry man. Hope everything on the personal side is okay.

  2. Same thing happened to me in Texas. But if you buy a blaster or box? it doesn't give you the doubles. On a blaster of Bowman Chrome it says box. Is it a box or a blaster?


  3. Sorry about your tough luck, bud. Hope things get brighter soon!

  4. Hope everything turns around for you soon.