The 2023 Bowman Draft Baseball Collection: Where MLB Prospects Meet Tom Brady

The 2023 Bowman Draft Baseball collection is set to be a game-changer for enthusiasts of MLB draft picks and rising stars. This year’s release has an exciting addition that no one saw coming – Tom Brady, the legendary figure of the NFL, is featured as an insert and autograph card. Brace yourselves for a fascinating blend of baseball prospects and the GOAT himself!

Scheduled to hit the shelves in mid-December, this collection follows the highly popular 2023 Bowman Baseball and Bowman Chrome editions. It includes an impressive roster of notable prospects such as Wyatt Langford, Paul Skenes, and Ethan Salas. The collection offers both Hobby Jumbo and Super Jumbo boxes, each offering a variety of cards, autographs, and parallels.

The base set of 200 cards highlights the top draft picks and MLB prospects to watch out for, with special “1st Bowman” notations and image variations for 10 players. The collection also pays homage to baseball legends with short-printed RetroFractor cards featuring Hall of Famers Josh Gibson and Carl Yastrzemski, with Yastrzemski also having an autographed version.

But that’s not all – the collection boasts an incredible array of parallels in both paper and chrome formats, including the intriguing new Aqua/Pink and Red/Green Gradient Borders, as well as hobby box exclusive Orange Borders. Prepare to be dazzled by the new refractors featured in the chrome cards, such as Lunar Glow and Fuchsia Lunar, among others.

The inserts in this year’s collection look back to the classic 1954 Bowman baseball design with the Bowman 1954 Flag Variation. These inserts showcase young players against the backdrop of their home flags, giving a timeless feel to the collection. The Bowman Draft Glass and Chrome Prospector’s Special Die-Cut inserts also make a return, along with the debut of Transformative Talents and Draft Picks & Prospects inserts.

However, the most exciting addition to this year’s collection is undoubtedly Tom Brady’s Dream Draft Picks card. This insert raises the intriguing “What if?” question and offers collectors various limited Refractor parallels. Imagine owning a piece of collectible memorabilia that combines the talent of Brady, the football legend, with the world of baseball.

As if that wasn’t enough, the set includes a diverse range of autographs to amp up the excitement. Look out for the Chrome Prospect Autographs, Mood Ring Red Autographs, and Bowman ’54 Flag Variation Red Refractor autographs. Dual signatures take the spotlight in the Franchise Futures Dual Autographs, while the Class of 2023 Autographs shine a spotlight on this year’s most notable MLB draft choices. And let’s not forget the special autographed booklets and Under Armour Game Autographed cards, which add that extra layer of rarity and thrill to the collection.

Speaking of the Class of 2023 Autographs, these sections highlight the most prominent MLB draft picks of the year and introduce new Green Refractor parallels. Collectors will have a variety of options to choose from, including the Gold, Red, and SuperFractor parallels, making each autograph a unique and valuable addition to any collection.

Of course, Tom Brady’s inclusion in the set as a “Dream Draft Pick” is particularly noteworthy. This special card comes with Gold Refractor parallels limited to just 50 cards, meaning it’s a rare gem for collectors. Other Refractor parallels of Brady’s card, such as Orange, Red, and the incredibly rare SuperFractor, offer fans of both football and baseball an opportunity to own a truly unique collectible.

To top it all off, the collection features Base Set Gold Retrofractor Autographs, adding another layer of rarity and value to the set. Limited to just 50 cards, these autographs follow the same parallel configuration as the Brady autographs, making them highly sought-after by collectors.

For those seeking even more unique items, the set includes Image Variation Autograph parallel cards, numbered to 99. These cards offer a different visual take on some of the players included in the set, providing an element of surprise and diversity.

Last but certainly not least, the autographed booklets in this year’s set are exceptionally rare and special. The “Positioned for Excellence” booklet, limited to 10 copies, and the “Picked for Excellence” Autographed booklet, limited to only 5 copies, are highly coveted by collectors. Each of these booklets also has Red Refractor parallels limited to just 5 cards, as well as the ultimate rarity – the SuperFractor, of which there is only one.

Finally, the set includes Under Armour Game Autographed cards. These cards feature varying serial numbers and offer a wide range of autographs from some of the most promising young talents in baseball.

In conclusion, the 2023 Bowman Draft Baseball set is a comprehensive and thrilling collection that combines the excitement of MLB prospects with the unexpected inclusion of Tom Brady. With its variety of cards, parallels, and autographs, this release is highly anticipated by collectors and fans alike. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of this exciting baseball card world!