22 August 2013

Pack of the Day 13: 2013 Bowman Baseball Retail Box Pack 3

It looks like I'm back to the 9-card pack with no insert to cover for the missing card. Maybe when Topps packs the retail packs vs. the hobby packs, they allocate the base cards in the same way for each but pull out the inserts from the retail packs to match seeding ratios. So if this were a hobby pack I would actually be getting an autographed Superfractor or something, but since it's retail I just get one less card in the pack. That kind of sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it kind of makes sense to me.

Profar seems to be struggling to hit the ball in the big leagues this year, so I'm assuming the happiness shown in this photo is because he actually hit the ball. But of course the former #1 prospect in all of baseball is very old news now, because...

...Byron Buxton is on the scene. Well, he is in the minors still but judging by the prices his cards pull compared to everyone else's in Bowman this year, he is probably the next Michael Jordan. Six-time NBA Champion Michael Jordan, not White Sox Minor-Leaguer Michael Jordan.

The gold parallel card features a guy who has had a rough year and is out for the season with a foot injury. It is interesting that last year was considered kind of a down year for him, as he only hit 30 home runs and had 105 RBI while batting .285. I bet everyone wishes they could have a down year like that.

And to round out the pack we have a couple of regular prospects. So far the box has been pretty slow, but it should pick up soon, right?

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