Monday, August 1, 2011

2011 Bowman Platinum pack break

Since I haven't opened a lot of packs of cards lately, I decided to stop at Target on the way home and see if they had some new Bowman Platinum.  I decided on 2 of the value packs.  3 regular packs and a value pack exclusive 3 purple prospect cards.

From what I've seen from my small sample size break, I like what I see so far.  Last year's product wasn't terrible but this year's is really nice looking. All of the base cards are refractors so thats something I haven't seen before.

Heres some of the highlights of the break:

A bunch of base cards, most notably Aroldis Chapman, Jason Heyward, Tim Lincecum and Albert Pujols.
A few prospects: Manny Banuelos and Tyler Skaggs
3 Prospect x-Fractors (these look great!): Jonathan Singleton, Eduardo Escobar and Kyle Russell
6 Purple Prospects (I'm not crazy about the color of these): Brad Brach, Brad Holt, Matt Lipka, Dustin Ackley, Jared Mitchell and Ronnie Welty

I got one gold parallel: Aroldis Chapman

and I was lucky enough to pull an autograph card:

Hayden Simpson.  According to Baseball Reference, he hasn't had a great first pro season but he still has plenty of time to turn it around.

I guess I did pretty well for just a few packs.  I'll probably pick up another pack or two in the near future and see if I can get lucky again.


  1. I'd be interested in trading for the Holt if it's up for grabs. Shoot me an email!


  2. Hey! May you set aside the Kyle Russell X-Fractor for me? I'm sure we'll trade again in the future at some point.

  3. It seems a lot of people are having early success pulling hits from retail rack packs.

    I'd be interested in the Heyward and Lipka cards. I didn't get any Orioles in the rack pack I opened, but I'll make sure to find something for you if you want to trade.

  4. I'd love the Chapman and Simpson auto. I'll send you an e-mail. Thanks.