Card coloration is it's availability
white = I'm keeping it
green = available for tradered = already claimed/traded
Today's blaster is 2010 Bowman Chrome...8 3 card packs, nothing guaranteed.
On with the show.
122 Hanley Ramirez - Marlins
15 Chris Carpenter - Cardinals
BCP167 Rawley Bishop - Tigers
78 Kevin Slowey - Twins
195 Jason Donald - Indians
BCP159 Anderson Hidalgo - Twins
5 Jair Jurrgens - Braves
132 Tim Lincecum Refractor - Giants
BCP156 Kevin Mahoney - Yankees
38 Troy Tulowitzki - Rockies
USA-18 Blake Swihart - USA Baseball
BCP219 Robbie Erlin - Rangers
106 Francisco Liriano - Twins
151 Shin-Soo Choo - Indians
BCP147 Brayan Villarreal - Tigers
77 Nelson Cruz - Rangers
115 Lance Berkman - Yankees
BCP210 Matt Davidson - Diamondbacks
130 Aaron Hill - Blue Jays
152 Raul Ibanez - Phillies
BCP196 Jason Kipnis - Indians
79 Paul Maholm - Pirates
USA-9 Dillon Maples - USA Baseball
BCP133 Rafael Dolis - Cubs
Bowman is known as the home of the rookie card, not as the home of great design. Bowman looks way too similar every year with the black border and different shaped photo. I understand that there are only so many ways to make a card design, but they really need to change it up a bit. This one is boring even for Bowman
Inserts / Hits: C
Not much of anything, but at least my refractor was of a star (even if it is the worst possible team for me to get). The regular veteran refractors (1:6 packs) don't really stand out in this set, because I was ready to complain about missing out on one when I went back through and saw on the back that Lincecum was one.
This was not a discounted blaster so I spent the full $19.99 on it. Yeah I knew it was not worth the price, but I figured why not take a shot. I love busting wax even though it is often overpriced and it would be easier and cheaper to buy singles. I will still buy more as long as I am able to (but not of this product). Check back in 3-5 years, because the grade may go up as the prospects become rookies.
Rox in the Box: 1
I did accomplish my goal of getting a needed Rockie. The only base card I had for this set was Brad Hawpe, so getting Tulo was nice. Not $20 nice, but still not horrible. Since there are only 24 cards per blaster and 8 of them were Indians, Twins, and Tigers and 2 others were USA high school players; I consider myself lucky to have gotten one Rockie, let alone Tulo.
Will I Collect This Set: F
Nope. One word: curlitis. Well one made up word. You all know about and are probably sick of hearing about the curling issue for 2010 chromes. Plus I have no interest whatsoever in the USA baseball guys. I think Topps is just trying to get another Mark McGwire instance where this set sells like mad 15 years later (like the 1985 Topps in 1998-2000).
Over-hyped prospects, generic design, awful quality control, and only 3 cards per pack means this was not my best purchase ever. But it was still (barely) better than getting a 1990 Upper Deck Gem Mint Fred Lynn, so it could have been worse. Well, the world could have ended, so it REALLY could have been worse. Claim away for any you might want.