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



10 packs per box
25 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $119.99 - $149.99

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

AUTOGRAPH CARDS

Rookie Chrome Refractor Autograph Cards (Up to 80 subjects)
Featuring HARD-SIGNED autograph cards from the upcoming 2013 NFL Rookie Class on CHROME REFRACTOR technology!
- Blue Refractor #'d to 99.
- Gold Refractor #'d to 75.
- Orange Refractor #'d to 50. Hobby Only!
- Red Refractor #'d to 25. Hobby Only!
- X-Fractor Parallel #'d to 10. Hobby Only!
- Prism Refractor Parallel #'d to 5. Hobby Only!
- Superfractor Parallel #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!
- Printing Plates #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!

Bowman Autograph Mini Cards (Up to 80 subjects)
2013 NFL Rookie subjects HARD-SIGNED retro, mini-sized 1952 Bowman cards!!
Red Ink Parallels - Signed in RED INK Seq #'d to 5.

Dual Rookie Chrome Refractor Autograph Cards (Up to 10 cards)
Featuring HARD-SIGNED autographs from the best rookie combos.

Bowman Black Autograph Cards (Up to 35 subjects)
These redemption cards will feature HARD-SIGNED signatures in silver ink on beautifully designed black cards from elite rookies selected for the 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere.
These high-end cards will be 100-pt thick and feature players in their NFL uniforms. #'d to 25.


BASE CARD PARALLELS

Rookie Rainbow Foil Base Card Parallels (Up to 110 subjects)
Featuring new Bowman design Black-Bordered - 1 Per Pack Hobby Only!
- Blue-Bordered #'d to 499.
- Gold-Bordered #'d to 399.
- Orange-Bordered #'d to 299.
- Red-Bordered #'d to 199.
- Prism #'d to 99. Hobby Only!
- Printing Plates #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!

Rookie Paper Base Card Parallels (Up to 110 subjects)
- Black-Bordered - 4 Per Pack Hobby Only!
- Blue-Bordered #'d to 499.
- Gold-Bordered #'d to 399.
- Orange-Bordered #'d to 299.
- Red-Bordered #'d to 199.
- Green-Bordered #'d to 99.

Veteran Rainbow Foil Base Card Parallels (Up to 110 subjects)
Featuring a new Bowman design, different from the Rookie Base Cards.
- Black Bordered - 1 Per Pack Hobby Only!
- Blue-Bordered #'d to 99.
- Gold-Bordered #'d to 75.
- Orange-Bordered #'d to 50.
- Red-Bordered #'d to 25.
- Prism #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!
- Printing Plates #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!

Veteran Paper Base Card Parallels (Up to 110 subjects)
- Black-Bordered - 2 Per Pack Hobby Only!
- Blue-Bordered #'d to 99.
- Gold-Bordered #'d to 75.
- Orange-Bordered #'d to 50.
- Red Bordered #'d to 25.
- Green-Bordered #'d 1/1.


INSERT CARDS

Bowman Die-Cut Cards (Up to 50 subjects)
The best veterans featured on an all-new, perimeter die-cut foilboard design. 3 per Hobby Box!
- Die-Cut Prism Parallel #'d to 99.
- Die-Cut Blue Parallel #'d to 25.
- Die-Cut Red Parallel #'d 1/1.

Silver Ice Base Parallel (220 subjects)
Parallel of veteran and rookie subjects utilizing Silver Ice foilboard technology. 2 per Hobby box!
- Gridiron Ice #'d to 50.
- Red Ice #'d to 25.
- Purple Ice #'d to 10.

Bowman Mini Cards (Up to 110 subjects)
Irregular sized rookie cards featured in the retro 1952 Bowman Football design. 1 per Hobby box!

WHAT WE PULLED



Base: 148/220 (67.3%)
Black: 55/220 (25%)
Chrome: 14/220 (6.4%)







There are three separate base sets within Bowman this year. This is a lot like what Bowman does in their baseball releases. The standard base set is offset with a white border background. The second set is a black border background. And the final set is the ever-popular Bowman Chrome set. The veterans are featured in full-body action photos while the rookies suffer the airbrushed fate of missing college logos since Topps does not have a College Football License (CLC).

Bowman Blue /499 (2): John Simon, Giovani Bernard
Bowman Gold /399 (1): Aaron Dobson
Bowman Orange /299 (1): David Amerson
Bowman Red /199 (1): Jordan Poyer





Chrome Blue /499 (2): Brandon Jenkins, John Jenkins
Chrome Gold /399 (1): Ryan Swope
Chrome Orange (2): Philip Lutzenkirchen /299, Peyton Manning /50
Chrome Prism /99 (1): Denard Robinson





Much like its Baseball counterpart, Bowman Football contain many parallels. They stretch across both the regular and Chrome sets. However, the numbering is different for the veterans and the rookies. Rookies start as high as 499 whereas the veterans top out at 99. In typical Bowman fashion, the parallels are various color with a lone exception, Prism. The Prism cards are shown with a bluish stained-glass background.

Chrome Die-Cuts (3)
Silver Ice (2)
1952 Bowman Minis (10)





There are two unnumbered parallels in Bowman this year. Both are Chrome in nature. The Bowman Chrome Die-Cuts have a unique design. There are numbered parallel versions of the card to go along with the unnumbered regular version seen above. The other Chrome parallel is Silver Ice. There are numbered versions of these as well which will correspond to different colors. The final insert set is dedicated to the 1952 Bowman Minis. Rookies are showcased using the retro look of the set. You can expect one in every pack.

Christine Michael Chrome Rookie Autograph (on card)



Matt Elam Rookie Chrome Autograph



Dennis Johnson Chrome X-Fractor Rookie Autograph /10 (on card)



Alex Okafor 1952 Bowman Mini Autograph (on card)



Jeremy Coleman NFLPA Collegiate Autograph



Alfred Morris Gold Jersey /50



Each box of Bowman will contain 4 autographs and 1 relic card on average. This box contain an extra auto. One huge bonus to notice right away is the use of on-card autographs. If only that could happen in every product. Five hits for the price paid on pre-sell was actually a solid return, but not so much with the current market price. The Chrome autographs looks great and there are various color/parallel levels to be found. The real standout though is the on-card autographs on the 52 Bowman Mini cards. They look magnificent.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Base - 3.5/5
Design - 4/5
Fun - 4.25/5
Value - 4.5/5
Rebuy - 4/5

Total - 20.25/25 (81%)

NPN Information

NPN 2013 Bowman Football
PO Box 765
Pittston PA 18640

Limit 1 Request Per Household

Postmarked By: 9/4/13
Received By: 9/11/13

Canada Skills: 21 + 9 x 6 - 5 = ?

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