It goes without saying that prospects are the main component to dime boxes. People rip case after case of stuff like Bowman and Bowman Chrome and pull out those ultra-hot rookies they’re looking for, and dump the rest, which is great for me since I’m looking to pick up prospects on the cheap.
At the top there’s a trio of Austin Rei cards, who’s one of the better prospects left in the Sox farm system. Bowman Chrome 1st card and two colored parallels (purple and black) from I think 2016 Bowman Chrome. On the bottom, a purple Kyle Hart, a blue Margot and a blue paper Shawaryn.
The middle row has a bit of a mystery. I thought I had bought two of the same Sam Travis cards, and at first glance they’re identical… except, around the Bowman Chrome logo in the corner. One has a “7”? What the heck? The one WITHOUT the 7 is numbered 004/150. The other isn’t numbered. They are both the same back, same card number (BCP170) and both have the same card code at the bottom (CMP023936). They are both the same color, same pictures, same backs. If they’re both blue chrome parallels, I don’t know why one is numbered and the other isn’t. Anyone have any clue?
Edit: Figured it out! Bowman Chrome lists prospect variations as follows… Refractor #/499, Bowman 70th Logo Blue, Purple Shimmer (Hobby), Purple #/250, Blue #/150, Blue Shimmer #/150, Green #/99, Green Shimmer #/99, etc, etc, etc…
So, I’ve got a 70th Anniversary Blue (un-numbered) and a Blue /150. Neat!