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Friday, January 7, 2011

2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Value Pack

    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
    The top half of the rack pack has 8 regular cards while the bottom has 4 cards including the 3 promised chromes.

#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

    I was quite surprised when this jersey card popped out. I am happy to pull a jersey hit but a 16 year old high school player is not exactly my idea of a big score. This card does fit into my American flag collection though so I will keep it unless somebody really wants it and has an interesting offer.

Some backs.

Total Cards:
Teams Represented: 10
Rookie Cards:
 5 ( Stubbs, Kalish, Salas, Manzella, Nelson) 
Sub Sets:
 3 (Chromes) 
1 (Billingsley jersey)
 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!


  1. Drew Stubbs posted some very nice numbers for the Reds this past year, and he helped my fantasy team immensely! Nice hit and Blake Forsythe, he is supposed to be pretty good (I have some upper deck card of his).

  2. I have that same jersey card! I feel weird about the high school kids on cards, though.

  3. Tsk tsk on the first 4 cards. Stubbs was quite good as the guy above mentioned. Manzella was a major leaguer...though an eh one. And Kalish spent a little time with the Red Sox and may have a decent future ahead of him.


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