Hello all. Today I go with another 2010 Bowman product in the form of a "Value" rack pack. I will preface this post with the fact that I am not a prospector so the odds of me being very happy with this pack are not great. I also don't think $5 for a dozen cards is exactly a "value" but I know this product is not cheap going in and I figured since a lot of people collect this stuff, I would buy one pack for the sake of this blog and maybe I will get lucky with some Mets and Yankees prospects for the team collections. As always, any non-keepers for me are up for trade.
2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Value Pack
#BDP67 Tommy Manzella RC (Astros)
#BDP59 Drew Stubbs RC (Reds)
#BDP102 Ryan Kalish RC (Red Sox)
#BDP39 Fernando Salas RC (Cardinals)
Four RC's right off the top. I figured there would be some RC's so that's always a plus. I don't know any of these 4 so that's a minus.
#BDPP85 Ryan Bolden (Angels)
#BDPP22 Nick Longmire (Cardinals)
#BDPP14 Addison Reed (White Sox)
#BDPP77 Josh Sale (Rays)
Surprisingly I recognize a prospect. Josh Sale has some serious buzz as he enters the Rays system.
Chrome #BDPP83 Delino DeShields (Astros)
Chrome #BDPP20 Blake Forsythe (Mets)
Chrome #BDP24 Chris Nelson RC (Rockies)
I like the shiny's and a good Mets prospect for the collection. DeShields name may sound familiar since his father (Delino also) played for 13 seasons for 5 different Major League teams.
And in between the chromes was this card.
#USAR-2 Cole Billingsley game used jersey (Team USA 16U) sn'd 719/949
BY THE NUMBERS:Teams Represented: 10
Total Cards: 12
Total Cards: 12
Rookie Cards: 5 ( Stubbs, Kalish, Salas, Manzella, Nelson)
Sub Sets: 0
Parallels: 3 (Chromes)
Inserts: 1 (Billingsley jersey)
Hits: 1 (Billingsley jersey)
Keepers for Me: 2 (Forsythe, Billingsley jersey)
Front Design: 7 out of 10 Good in game shots on most cards, Nice layout, team logo.
Back Design: 6.5 out of 10 Typical Bowman design, good info, team logo, only 1 year stats.
Player Selection: 4.5 out of 10 Below Average, I know a few but not many.
FINAL OVERALL RATING: 2 RBI Double in the gap. A jersey card makes a solid hit and a chrome Mets prospect makes it even better but I can't go more then a double on this one.
Lets hear your ratings on this pack.
Thanks for Reading!