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    SCF Official Review: 2012 Bowman Sterling

    First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Topps for providing us with this box.



    6 packs per box
    4 cards per pack
    Current Retail Price (online): $274.99 - $299.99

    PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

    EVERY PACK WILL INCLUDE:
    - 3 Autograph Cards
    - 1 Rookie or Prospect Card


    CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

    STERLING AUTOGRAPH SHOWCASE!
    Autograph cards of the top prospect & rookie performers from the 2012 season. Each card is embedded in a sterling silver frame. #'d to 25. NEW!
    - Sterling Cards Cards are made from Sterling Silver. 1/1. NEW!

    NEXT IN LINE
    For the first time, Bowman asked its collectors to submit ideas to be used as an insert in this year's Bowman Sterling product. We selected the theme submitted by Guillaume Robert-Demolaize. The insert is called "Next in Line," and each card will feature a rookie and an up and coming prospect from the same team. Congrats Guillaume! NEW!
    - Autographs (up to 5 different cards) #'d to 5

    NICKNAME AUTOGRAPHED CARDS
    Players will sign their nickname on a card numbered to 15. New!

    DUAL AUTOGRAPHS
    Up to 10 different cards. #'d to 99 or less.
    - Gold (#'d to 50)
    - Black (#'d to 25)
    - Purple (#'d to 10)
    - Red (1 of 1)
    - Canary Diamond (1 of 1)
    - Printing Plate (1 of 1)

    Yu Darvish signed baseball redemption
    - 25 Redemption cards for signed Yu Darvish baseballs. New!

    Bowman Black (25 subjects)
    - The program continues from Bowman. #'d to 25.

    PRINTING PLATES
    - 4 Printing Plates of each of the 50 Rookie Card subjects and each of the 50 prospect insert card subjects.

    BASE CARDS
    Rookie Cards
    50 Top 2012 Rookie players.
    - Refractors #'d to 199
    - Gold refractors #'d to 50
    - Black refractors #'d to 25
    - Purple Refractors #'d to 10
    - Red Refractors #'d 1/1
    - Canary Diamond Refractors #'d 1/1

    Autographed Rookie Cards
    Autographs of up to 15 RC subjects.
    - Refractors #'d to 199
    - Gold refractors #'d to 50
    - Black refractors #'d to 25
    - Purple Refractors #'d to 10
    - Red Refractors #'d 1/1
    - Canary Diamond Refractors #'d 1/1

    PROSPECT CARDS
    Prospect Cards - 50 up & coming Baseball talents
    - Refractors #'d to 199
    - Gold refractors #'d to 50
    - Black refractors #'d to 25
    - Purple Refractors #'d to 10
    - Red Refractors #'d 1/1

    Autographed Prospect Cards
    Autographs of up to 65 Major League prospects.
    - Refractors #'d to 199
    - Gold refractors #'d to 50
    - Black refractors #'d to 25
    - Purple Refractors #'d to 10
    - Red Refractors #'d 1/1.
    - Canary Diamond Refractors #'d 1/1.
    - Printing Plates numbered 1/1

    WHAT WE PULLED



    ***My apology in advance for the scans. The blue background got faded out by my scanner which also affected showing off the autographs.***

    Travis D'Arnaud Prospects



    Matt Harvey Black Refractor /199



    Jonathan Galvez Black Refractor /199



    Mason Williams Gold Refractor /50



    Next In Line Rymer Liriano/Yasmani Grandal



    Prospect Challenge Code Card



    Travis Shaw Cyan Printing Plate 1/1



    Andrew Heaney Autograph



    Brian Johnson Autograph



    Bruce Maxwell Autograph



    Courtney Hawkins Autograph



    Chris Heston Autograph



    D.J. Davis Autograph



    Jamie Jarmon Autograph



    Keon Barnum Autograph



    Lewis Brinson Autograph



    Matthew Olson Autograph



    Nolan Fontana Autograph



    Paul Blackburn Autograph



    Peter O'Brien Autograph



    Rymer Liriano Autograph



    Steve Bean Autograph



    Steve Clevenger Autograph



    Ty Hensley Autograph



    Xander Bogaerts / Jackie Bradley Jr. Dual Autograph Redemption



    FINAL THOUGHTS

    Base - n/a
    Design - 5/5
    Fun - 4.5/5
    Value - 4/5
    Rebuy - 2.5/5

    Overall - 16/20 (80%)

    Pros:
    On Card Autographs Galore
    All hits are autographs
    Design is sharp
    Quick and emjoyable break

    Cons:
    One less card per pack
    Price is still steep
    Limited target audience

    NPN Information:

    NPN 2012 Bowman Sterling Baseball
    PO Box 785
    Pittston PA 18640

    Limit 1 request per household

    Postmarked By: 3/6/12
    Received By: 3/13/12

    Canada Skills: 50 x 2 + 25 - 14 = ?

    Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Topps for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all of their products, visit them today at www.topps.com.
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    Don't really know who most of these guys are but another great job pulling a 1/1
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