The Beckett Blog

First look: 2011 Bowman Platinum baseball cards by Chris Olds
February 3, 2011, 10:56 am
Filed under: Beckett Media, MLB, Topps | Tags: , , , , ,

By Chris Olds | Editor

You might not have fully digested your first helping of Bowman Platinum, but the next helping is already here.

Topps released preview images and basic product information for 2011 Bowman Platinum on Thursday, a product that will arrive in late-June — just months after the product made its baseball debut.

There will be two prospect autographs as well as one autographed Relic in every 20-pack hobby box. Each 12-box case will include one multi-autograph card and redemptions for on-card autographs from the latest crop of USA Baseball players.

The product will mark a high-end (Chrome) arrival of Bryce Harper autographs as the 18-year-old No. 1 overall pick is slated to have a Chrome Refractor Prospect autograph in the product as well as appear on the triple-autograph card (top) also signed by Stephen Strasburg and Ryan Zimmerman.

Continue reading

Box Busters: 2010 Bowman Platinum baseball by Chris Olds
January 11, 2011, 5:45 pm
Filed under: MLB, Topps | Tags: , , , , ,

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a pair of 2010 Bowman Platinum baseball boxes from Topps in this latest episode of Box Busters.

What will they find inside? Watch and find out …

First look: 2010 Bowman Platinum baseball cards by Chris Olds

Topps released the basic product information and preview images for its newest prospect-laden line, Bowman Platinum, on Friday, a product that carries some high-end possible hits at a lesser price point.

Set to arrive in mid-November, the new line will include two on-card autographed Refractors and one autographed patch card per 24-pack box. Each pack will include three Platinum cards and two Chrome prospect cards.

The Platinum Chrome autographs will all be signed on-card and the checklist includes 48 minor league stars, all with SuperFractors and Printing Plates as well as Red, Blue and Green Refractor parallels. (The most plentiful cards are numbered to 199, while Reds are limited to 10.)

Continue reading