Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Card-Ola: 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects

One Hobby box of 2009 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects (supplied by Topps)
24 packs per box, seven cards per pack

Part One

Part Two

The Pulls

Base Set: 46 of 55 (83.64%)


Prospects: 13 of 75 (17.33%)
World Baseball Classic Stars: 30 of 35 (85.71%)


24 Gold (one-per-pack)
2 Blues (1:12, numbered to 399): B. Pounders, S. Wilkerson
15 Chromes
28 Chrome Prospects
1 Chrome Refractor (1:11): B. Canizares
1 Chrome Prospect Refractor (1:11): B. Nommensen
1 Chrome World Baseball Classic Stars X-Fractor (1:24, numbered to 199): R. Martin


1 Chrome Prospect Autographed Refractor (21 cards, 1:71, numbered to 500) M. Bashore
1 Chrome Prospect Autographed X-Fractor (21 cards, 1:159, numbered to 225) D. Storen

The Bottom Line

No Stephen Strasburg, no Dustin Ackley, no Donovan Tate, 35 more WBC cards (including such "Draft Picks" and "Prospects" as Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams, and David Ortiz), and only one decent true "rookie" (Tommy Hanson). That, and what few cards of '09 first-rounders there are, are only available as gimmicked autographed chrome cards.

Save your money, kids. 2010 Topps comes out in just a few weeks.

Product Rating: 1 1/2 Gumsticks (out of 5)

... and another thing.

Gordon Beckham, who's face appears on all the wrappers and wax boxes, does not have a card in '09 BDP&P. What's that keyboard cat?

Yes Keyboard Cat, that's what we call a FAIL!


Tom the Ripper said...

hah, thats funny about Beckham, didn't notice that.

Unknown said...

I wish Topps did not do that (Beckham). I also wish they did not do this set. I think out of the 75 Prospects only 6 or 7 were 4th round or earlier in the 2009 draft. Most of the prospects were in the 7th, 8th and 9th round (not good for sucess to the majors). I wish the set also had McCutchen, Coughlin, Laporta and Rasmus. They were all featured in Bowman Chrome but don't have a regular Bowman card.