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2008 Bowman Sterling

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Description

2008 Bowman Sterling is a 100-card set supplemented with an 85-card Prospects insert, released by Topps exclusively to Hobby outlets on December 28, 2008. Each five card pack will yield one Rookie base card, one Prospect, two autographs, and either a Relic or an Autographed Relic.

Distribution

Six packs plus one Rookie Variation Box Loader pack per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $50). Four boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 100 - ?
Rookies 50 - one-per-pack
Veteran Relics 40 - ?
Autographed Rookies 10 - 1:3
Rookie Variations 10 399 1:2/boxes*
Rookies Refractor 50 199 1:4
Veteran Relics Refractor 40 199 1:5
Autographed Rookies Refractor 10 199 1:5
Rookie Variations Refractor 10 149 1:5/boxes*
Rookies Gold Refractor 50 50 1:15
Veteran Relics Gold Refractor 40 50 1:19
Autographed Rookies Gold Refractor 10 50 1:21
Rookie Variations Gold Refractor 10 50 1:13/boxes*
Rookies Black Refractor 50 25 1:30
Veteran Relics Black Refractor 40 25 1:37
Autographed Rookies Black Refractor 10 25 1:42
Rookie Variations Black Refractor 10 25 1:25/boxes*
Rookies Red Refractor 50 one-of-one 1:737
Veteran Relics Red Refractor 40 one-of-one 1:908
Autographed Rookies Red Refractor 10 one-of-one 1:983
Rookie Variations Red Refractor 10 one-of-one 1:590/boxes*
Rookie Printing Plates 50 four for each PP
Autographed Rookie Printing Plates 10 four for each PP
Prospects 50 - one-per-pack
Autographed Prospects 28 - 1:3
Autographed Relic Prospects 7 - 1:4
Prospects Refractor 50 199 1:4
Autographed Prospects Refractor 28 199 1:5
Autographed Relic Prospects Refractor 7 199 1:28
Prospects Gold Refractor 50 50 1:15
Autographed Prospects Gold Refractor 28 50 1:21
Autographed Relic Prospects Gold Refractor 7 50 1:113
Prospects Black Refractor 50 25 1:30
Autographed Prospects Black Refractor 28 25 1:42
Autographed Relic Prospects Black Refractor 7 25 1:231
Prospects Red Refractor 50 one-of-one 1:737
Autographed Prospects Red Refractor 28 one-of-one 1:938
Autographed Relic Prospects Red Refractor 7 one-of-one 1:5057
Prospects Printing Plates 50 four for each PP
Autographed Prospects Printing Plates 28 four for each PP
2009 WBC Patch Redemption 25 65 1:24
Dual Autographs 4 325 1:29
Dual Autographs Refractor 4 99 1:93
Dual Autographs Gold Refractor 4 50 1:185
Dual Autographs Black Refractor 4 25 1:372
Dual Autographs Red Refractor 4 one-of-one 1:8850

* The Rookie Variations, and all corresponding Refractor parallels, are exclusive to the one-per-box Box Topper pack.
PP: The aggregate odds of finding a Rookie or Prospects Printing Plate: 1:93/packs; an Autographed Rookie or Autographed Prospect Printing Plate: 1:238/packs.

Checklist

Base Set

  • BS-AAG Armando Galarraga AU RC
  • BS-AP Albert Pujols JSY
  • BS-AR Alex Rodriguez JSY
  • BS-ARA Aramis Ramirez MEM
  • BS-ARU Adam Russell AU (RC)
  • BS-BG Brett Gardner (RC)
  • BS-BH Brian Horwitz RC
  • BS-BJ Brandon Jones RC
  • BS-BJB Brian Bixler AU (RC)
  • BS-BM Brian McCann BAT
  • BS-BZ Brad Ziegler RC
  • BS-CC Carl Crawford JSY
  • BS-CD Chris Davis RC
  • BS-CDB Clay Buchholz (RC)
  • BS-CEG Carlos Gonzalez (RC)
  • BS-CG Chris Getz AU RC
  • BS-CG Curtis Granderson MEM
  • BS-CH Cole Hamels JSY
  • BS-CJ Chipper Jones JSY
  • BS-CK Clayton Kershaw RC
  • BS-CLH Chin-Lung Hu (RC)
  • BS-CM Charlie Morton (RC)
  • BS-CMT Matt Tolbert RC
  • BS-CP Chris Perez AU RC
  • BS-CR Clayton Richard (RC)
  • BS-CRP Cliff Pennington (RC)
  • BS-CU Chase Utley JSY
  • BS-CW Chien-Ming Wang JSY
  • BS-DB Daric Barton (RC)
  • BS-DM Daisuke Matsuzaka JSY
  • BS-DO David Ortiz JSY
  • BS-DP David Purcey (RC)
  • BS-DW David Wright BAT
  • BS-DY Delmon Young JSY
  • BS-EH Eric Hurley (RC)
  • BS-EL Evan Longoria AU RC
  • BS-EV Edinson Volquez JSY
  • BS-FC Fausto Carmona MEM
  • BS-GB Gregor Blanco (RC)
  • BS-GD German Duran RC
  • BS-GR Greg Reynolds RC
  • BS-GS Geovany Soto JSY
  • BS-GTS Greg Smith AU RC
  • BS-HI Hernan Iribarren (RC)
  • BS-HK Hiroki Kuroda RC
  • BS-HP Hunter Pence JSY
  • BS-HR Hanley Ramirez JSY
  • BS-IS Ichiro JSY
  • BS-JAB Jay Bruce (RC)
  • BS-JB Josh Banks (RC)
  • BS-JBC Jeff Clement (RC)
  • BS-JBR Jose Reyes JSY
  • BS-JC Joba Chamberlain JSY
  • BS-JCH Justin Christian RC
  • BS-JCO Johnny Cueto RC
  • BS-JE Jacoby Ellsbury JSY
  • BS-JH Josh Hamilton JSY
  • BS-JL Jed Lowrie (RC)
  • BS-JMR Justin Ruggiano AU RC
  • BS-JN Jeff Niemann (RC)
  • BS-JR Jimmy Rollins JSY
  • BS-JS Jeff Samardzija RC
  • BS-JT J.R. Towles RC
  • BS-JU Justin Upton BAT
  • BS-JV Joey Votto (RC)
  • BS-KF Kosuke Fukudome RC
  • BS-LH Luke Hochevar RC
  • BS-MA Michael Aubrey RC
  • BS-MC Miguel Cabrera BAT
  • BS-MH Matt Holliday BAT
  • BS-MJ Matt Joyce RC
  • BS-MK Masahide Kobayashi RC
  • BS-MM Mickey Mantle JSY
  • BS-MR Manny Ramirez JSY
  • BS-MRR Max Ramirez RC
  • BS-MT Mark Teixeira BAT
  • BS-MTA Miguel Tejeda MEM
  • BS-MTH Michael Holliman RC
  • BS-NA Nick Adenhart (RC)
  • BS-NB Nick Blackburn RC
  • BS-NE Nick Evans RC
  • BS-NH Nick Hundley (RC)
  • BS-NLS Nick Stavinoha RC
  • BS-NM Nick Markakis JSY
  • BS-PF Prince Fielder JSY
  • BS-RB Reid Brignac (RC)
  • BS-RB Ryan Braun JSY
  • BS-RH Ryan Howard JSY
  • BS-RJM Jai Miller (RC)
  • BS-RL Radhames Liz RC
  • BS-RM Russ Martin BAT
  • BS-RT Ryan Tucker (RC)
  • BS-SR Sean Rodriguez (RC)
  • BS-SS Seth Smith AU (RC)
  • BS-TL Tim Lincecum JSY
  • BS-TT Taylor Teagarden AU RC
  • BS-VG Vladimir Guerrero JSY
  • BS-VM Victor Martinez JSY
  • BS-WB Wladimir Balentien (RC)
  • BS-WCC Chris Carter (RC)

Variations

One Rookie Variation is included in each Box Topper pack. Each card is serial-numbered to 399 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 149 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Red Refractor (one-of-one)
  • BS-CEG Carlos Gonzalez
  • BS-CK Clayton Kershaw
  • BS-CRP Cliff Pennington
  • BS-HK Hiroki Kuroda
  • BS-JAB Jay Bruce
  • BS-JL Jed Lowrie
  • BS-JS Jeff Samardzija
  • BS-JV Joey Votto
  • BS-KF Kosuke Fukudome
  • BS-MRR Max Ramirez

Parallels

All 100 base cards are available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Red Refractor (one-of-one)

Printing Plates

A set of four Printing Plate parallels are available for all base cards EXCEPT the 40 Veteran Relics.

Inserts

Prospects

All Prospects are available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 199 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Red Refractor (one-of-one)

A set of four Printing Plate parallels are also available for all base cards EXCEPT the seven Autographed Jersey Prospects.

  • BSP-AA Adrian Alaniz
  • BSP-AB Andrew Brackman
  • BSP-AC Alex Cobb
  • BSP-AC Andrew Cashner AU
  • BSP-AH Anthony Hewitt AU
  • BSP-AJ Austin Jackson
  • BSP-AM Aaron Mathews
  • BSP-AMO Adam Moore AU
  • BSP-AR Aneury Rodriguez
  • BSP-BB Bubba Bell
  • BSP-BC Brett Cecil
  • BSP-BH Brandon Hicks
  • BSP-BHA Brad Hand AU
  • BSP-BP Buster Posey AU
  • BSP-BS Braeden Schlehuber
  • BSP-BW Brandon Waring
  • BSP-CB Charlie Blackmon AU
  • BSP-CC Carlos Carrasco AU JSY
  • BSP-CGU Carlos Gutierrez AU
  • BSP-CI Cale Iorg
  • BSP-CJ Chris Johnson
  • BSP-CSA Carlos Santana AU
  • BSP-CT Chris Tillman AU
  • BSP-CV Chris Valaika
  • BSP-DC Daniel Cortes
  • BSP-DD Danny Duffy
  • BSP-DH David Hernandez AU
  • BSP-DS Daniel Schlereth AU
  • BSP-EA Elvis Andrus AU JSY
  • BSP-EB Engel Beltre
  • BSP-EH Eric Hacker AU
  • BSP-EK Edward Kunz
  • BSP-FM Fernando Martinez AU JSY
  • BSP-FS Fautino de los Santos
  • BSP-GB Gordon Beckham AU
  • BSP-GGH Gorkys Hernandez AU JSY
  • BSP-GH Greg Halman AU
  • BSP-GP Gerardo Parra
  • BSP-GT Graham Taylor
  • BSP-IDA Ike Davis AU
  • BSP-JA Jake Arrieta AU JSY
  • BSP-JB Jonathan Bachanov
  • BSP-JC Jhoulys Chacin
  • BSP-JD Jason Donald AU JSY
  • BSP-JJ Jon Jay
  • BSP-JK Jason Knapp AU
  • BSP-JL Jeff Locke AU
  • BSP-JLC Jordan Czarniecki
  • BSP-JLI Josh Lindblom AU
  • BSP-JM Jake McGee
  • BSP-JM Jesus Montero AU JSY
  • BSP-JR Javier Rodriguez AU
  • BSP-JS Justin Snyder
  • BSP-JSM Josh Smoker
  • BSP-JZ Jordan Zimmermann
  • BSP-KK Kala Ka'aihue AU
  • BSP-KW Kenny Wilson
  • BSP-LA Lars Anderson AU
  • BSP-LC Lonnie Chisenhall AU
  • BSP-LL Lance Lynn AU
  • BSP-LM Logan Morrison
  • BSP-MB Mike Brantley
  • BSP-MC Mitch Canham
  • BSP-MD Michael Daniel
  • BSP-MI Matt Inouye
  • BSP-MM Mark Melancon AU
  • BSP-MR Matt Rizzotti
  • BSP-MW Michael Watt
  • BSP-NR Nick Romero
  • BSP-NV Niko Vasquez
  • BSP-PT Polin Trinidad AU
  • BSP-QM Quinton Miller AU
  • BSP-RK Ryan Kalish
  • BSP-RM Ryan Morris
  • BSP-RP Rick Porcello
  • BSP-RR Rusty Ryal
  • BSP-RT Rene Tosoni
  • BSP-SM Shairon Martis
  • BSP-ST Steve Tolleson
  • BSP-TF Tim Fedroff AU
  • BSP-TH Tom Hagan
  • BSP-VM Vin Mazzaro AU
  • BSP-XA Xavier Avery
  • BSP-YS Yunesky Sanchez
  • BSP-ZB Zach Britton

Autographs & Game-Used

2009 WBC Patch Redemptions

Randomly inserted into packs of 2008 Bowman Sterling were redemption cards good for a game used patch card from a player participating in the upcoming 2009 World Baseball Classic. The redemption cards were unmarked (i.e. no player was mentioned) and the 25-card checklist not unveiled until later. Each card is serial-numbered to 65 copies and all outstanding redemptions expired December 31st, 2009.

  • 1 Yu Darvish
  • 2 Ichiro
  • 3 Norichika Aoki
  • 4 Yulieski Gourriel
  • 5 Shinnosuke Abe
  • 6 Michel Enriquez
  • 7 Dylan Lindsay
  • 8 Chenhao Li
  • 9 Xiaotian Zhang
  • 10 Po Hsuan Keng
  • 11 Fu-Te Li
  • 12 Yoennis Cespedes
  • 13 Kai Liu
  • 14 Kai-Wen Cheng
  • 15 Jimmy Rollins
  • 16 Masahiro Tanaka
  • 17 Gift Ngoepe
  • 18 Juan Carlos Sulbaran
  • 19 Tae Kyun Kim
  • 20 Dae Ho Lee
  • 21 Nick Weglarz
  • 22 Alexander Mayeta
  • 23 Greg Halman
  • 24 David Wright
  • 25 Phillipe Aumont

Dual Autographs

Each Dual Autograph is serial-numbered to 325 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Black Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Red Refractor (one-of-one)
  • DA-LS Evan Longoria / Geovany Soto
  • DA-MM Jesus Montero / Mark Melancon
  • DA-PB Buster Posey / Gordon Beckham
  • DA-RS Alex Rios / Travis Snider