While the masses seem to be hitting every Target from the east coast to the west coast in search of the Bowman Mega Boxes, I was happy to pick up a few retail packs earlier on. It's not that I don't like the look of Bowman, but I'm that much into "prospecting". Over the years I've turned into a set builder and find my joy putting my time and energy into sets that I plan to build. Yes, it's fun buying a pack of Bowman and hoping I'll hit a card or auto of that hot prospect, but I don't really sale cards so that card will go in a box, I'll forget about it and by the time I've re-discovered it they turned out to the be the next Todd Van Poppel.
I may cave and buy a Mega Box just to see what the fuss is all about, but for now I'm happy just sharing the contents from a rack pack I picked up at Walmart a few weeks ago.
The design of 2019 Bowman didn't wow me when I first laid eyes on it, but it's grown on me with each subsequent pack I've opened. I was happy to see the young Braves hurler Kyle Wright early in the first pack.
The first pack ended with more players that I was unfamiliar with, including the Chrome cards.
Pack two yielded a few cards that would go into various collections of mine, including another young Braves player I anxiously await to be called up in Cristian Pache.
As I was thumbing through the pack I could see a shiny green card. I immediately got a little excited...then I got to the card and had to do a Google search on the player. Well at least it's numbered 99/99. Still looking to find a trading partner for this card.
This Justus Sheffield card may have been in pack 1, I can't remember, but I like the overall design.
The draw of the retail rack packs is the inclusion of a 5 card pack of Camo parallels. They don't look camouflage at all to me and I don't plan on keeping any of these.
Like with most of my Pack Break posts, most of the cards you see are available so if you're interested, please drop me a line and we'll work something out.