2007 Bowman's Best

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2007 Bowman's Best is a 99-card set, supplemented by a 60-card Prospects insert, released by Topps in January, 2008. After a one year hiatus, Topps brought back Bowman's Best and structured it as a hybrid of their Bowman and Finest brands -- much like the original Bowman Best set. Like Finest, each Hobby box contained three smaller five-pack miniboxes.

Each minibox will yield one veteran autograph, one Rookie Autograph, one Prospect Autograph and two serial-numbered Rookie base/Prospect insert cards.

This would be the last Bowman's Best set until its 2015 revival.

Distribution

Three five-pack "miniboxes" per box, five cards per pack (MSRP: $20/pack). Eight boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 99 - ?
short set 33 - ?
Autographed Veterans 18 - VA
Autographed Veteran Variation 10 - VA
2007 Rookies 30 799 1:2
Autographed 2007 Rookies 16 - 1:2
Autographed 2007 Rookies Variation 10 - 1:11
Daisuke Matsuzaka 2007 Rookie Jersey 1 - 1:35
Green short set 33 249 1:5
Green 2007 Rookies 30 249 1:5
Blue short set 33 99 1:11
Blue Autographed Veterans 28 99 1:14
Blue 2007 Rookies 30 99 1:12
Blue Autographed 2007 Rookies 26 99 1:15
Blue Daisuke Matsuzaka 2007 Rookie Jersey 1 99 1:361
Gold short set 33 50 1:22
Gold Autographed Veterans 28 50 1:28
Gold 2007 Rookies 30 50 1:24
Gold Autographed 2007 Rookies 26 50 1:29
Gold Daisuke Matsuzaka 2007 Rookie Jersey 1 50 1:715
Red short set 33 one-of-one 1:1073
Red Autographed Veterans 28 one-of-one 1:1325
Red 2007 Rookies 30 one-of-one 1:1221
Red Autographed 2007 Rookies 26 one-of-one 1:1376
Red Daisuke Matsuzaka 2007 Rookie Jersey 1 one-of-one 1:27,456
Prospects 40 499 1:2
Autographed Prospects 20 - PA
Autographed Prospects Variation 4 - PA
Green Prospects 40 249 1:4
Blue Prospects 40 99 1:9
Blue Autographed Prospects 24 99 1:16
Gold Prospects 40 50 1:18
Gold Autographed Prospects 24 50 1:31
Red Prospects 40 one-of-one 1:908
Red Autographed Prospects 24 one-of-one 1:1453
Printing Plates 104* four for each 1:88
Autographed Printing Plates 56* four for each 1:173
Daisuke Matsuzaka 2007 Rookie Jersey Printing Plates 1 four for each 1:8945
Alex Rodriguez 500 1 - ?
Alex Rodriguez 500 Green 1 99 1:361
Alex Rodriguez 500 Blue 1 33 1:1107
Alex Rodriguez 500 Gold 1 15 1:2532
Barry Bonds 756 1 - 1:20
Barry Bonds 756 Printing Plates 1 four for each 1:8945

* Includes cards from the base set and Prospect inserts.
VA Odds of finding a Veteran Autograph of Veteran Autograph Variation: 1:2/packs.

Checklist

Base Set

1 Jose Reyes

2 Derek Jeter

3 Vladimir Guerrero

4 Ichiro

5 Jason Bay

6 Joe Mauer

7 Alfonso Soriano

8 David Ortiz

9 Andruw Jones

10 Roger Clemens

11 Grady Sizemore

12 Magglio Ordonez

13 Carl Crawford

14 Chase Utley

15 Mark Teixeira

16 Ryan Zimmerman

17 Ken Griffey, Jr.

18 Derrek Lee

19 Barry Bonds

20 Chipper Jones

21 Vernon Wells

22 Manny Ramirez

23 Alex Rodriguez

24 Ryan Howard

25 Tom Glavine

26 Gary Sheffield

27 Miguel Cabrera

28 Robinson Cano

29 David Wright

30 Jim Thome

31 Albert Pujols

32 Jorge Posada

33 Brian McCann


Autographed Veteran Variations

Ten veteran players have both an autographed and unautographed version of their base card. The set is skip-numbered as card #32 is not available in an autograph.

The stated odds of finding a specific Autographed Veteran Variation are as follows.

  • Group A: 1:15/packs
  • Group B: 1:122/packs
  • Group C: 1:381/packs
  • Group D: 1:113/packs

23 Alex Rodriguez AU A

24 Ryan Howard AU B

25 Tom Glavine AU D

26 Gary Sheffield AU A

27 Miguel Cabrera AU A

28 Robinson Cano AU A

29 David Wright AU A

30 Jim Thome AU A

31 Albert Pujols AU C

33 Brian McCann AU A


Autographed Veterans

NOTE: Card #45 (on the provisional checklist as John Maine) does not exist.

34 Josh Barfield

35 Melky Cabrera

36 Bill Hall

37 Cole Hamels

38 Adam LaRoche

39 Matt Holiday

40 Jeremy Hermida

41 Jonathan Papelbon

42 Hanley Ramirez

43 Justin Verlander

44 Andre Ethier

46 Eric Bedard

47 Freddy Sanchez

48 Adrian Gonzalez

49 Russell Martin

50 B.J. Upton

51 Prince Fielder


2007 Rookies

Each 2007 Rookie is serial-numbered to 799 copies.

52 Tony Abreu RC

53 Ben Francisco (RC)

54 Billy Butler (RC)

55 Philip Hughes (RC)

56 Josh Fields (RC)

57 Carlos Gomez RC

58 Akinori Iwamura RC

59 Matt Brown (RC)

60 Jesus Flores RC

61 Mike Fontenot (RC)

62 Ryan Feierabend (RC)

63 Miguel Montero (RC)

64 Daisuke Matsuzaka RC

65 Kei Igawa RC

66 Shawn Riggans (RC)

67 Masumi Kuwata RC

68 Kevin Slowey (RC)

69 Josh Hamilton (RC)

70 Curtis Thigpen (RC)

71 Justin Upton RC

72 Delmon Young (RC)

73 Brandon Wood (RC)

74 Felix Pie (RC)

75 Alex Gordon RC

76 Mark Reynolds RC

77 Tyler Clippard (RC)

78 Adam Lind (RC)

79 Hunter Pence (RC)

80 Micah Owings (RC)

81 Jarrod Saltalamacchia (RC)


Autographed 2007 Rookies

Cards #87 and #98 (on the provisional checklist as John Danks and Jesse Litsch, respectively) do not exist.

82 Kevin Kouzmanoff AU (RC)

83 Glen Perkins AU (RC)

84 Michael Bourn AU (RC)

85 Andrew Miller AU RC

86 Fred Lewis AU (RC)

88 Joba Chamberlain AU RC

89 Hideki Okajima AU RC

90 Troy Tulowitzki AU (RC)

91 Ryan Sweeney AU (RC)

92 Matt Lidstrom AU (RC)

93 Tim Lincecum AU RC UER

94 Homer Bailey AU (RC)

95 Matt Desalvo AU (RC)

96 Alejandro De Aza AU RC

97 Ryan Braun AU (RC)

99 Andy LaRoche AU (RC)


Daisuke Matsuzaka 2007 Rookie Jersey

This card features a slice of a Daisuke Matsuzaka game-worn rookie season Red Sox jersey.

64 Daisuke Matsuzaka


Parallels

All 97 base cards and all 20 Autographed Variations are available in the following parallels.

  • Blue (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red (one-of-one)

Green

All 63 non-autographed base cards (Cards#1-#33 and #52-#81) are available in a Green parallel, which is serial-numbered to 249 copies.

Printing Plates

A set of four Printing Plates are available for all 97 base cards. This includes all Autographs and the Daisuke Matsuzaka Jersey card, but NOT the Autographed Variations.

Inserts

Prospects

All 60 base cards and all four Autographed Variations are available in the following parallels.

  • Green (serial-numbered to 249 copies; non-autographs only)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Red (one-of-one)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each card; card #BBP40 does not exist)

BBP1 Greg Smith

BBP2 J.R. Towles

BBP3 Jeff Locke

BBP4 Henry Sosa

BBP5 Ivan DeJesus, Jr.

BBP6 Brad Lincoln

BBP7 Josh Papelbon

BBP8 Mark Hamilton

BBP9 Sam Fuld

BBP10 Thomas Fairchild

BBP11 Chris Carter

BBP12 Charles Lofgren

BBP13 Joe Gaetti

BBP14 Zach McAllister

BBP15 Cole Gillespie

BBP16 Jeremy Papelbon

BBP17 Mike Carp

BBP18 Cody Strait

BBP19 Gorkys Hernandez

BBP20 Andrew Fie

BBP21 Erik Lis

BBP22 Chance Douglass

BBP23 Vasili Spanos

BBP24 Desmond Jennings

BBP25 Vic Buttler

BBP26 Cedric Hunter

BBP27 Emerson Frostad

BBP28 Michael Devaney

BBP29 Eric Young, Jr.

BBP30 Evan Englebrook

BBP31 Aaron Cunningham

BBP32 Dellin Betances

BBP33 Michael Saunders

BBP34 Deolis Guerra

BBP35 Brian Bocock

BBP36 Rich Thompson

BBP37 Greg Reynolds

BBP38 Jeff Samardzija

BBP39 Evan Longoria

BBP40 Luke Hochevar


Autographed Prospects

BBP41 James Avery

BBP42 Joe Mather

BBP43 Hank Conger

BBP44 Adam Miller

BBP45 Clayton Kershaw

BBP46 Adam Ottavino

BBP47 Jason Place

BBP48 Billy Rowell

BBP49 Brett Sinkbeil

BBP50 Colton Willems

BBP51 Cameron Maybin

BBP52 Jeremy Jeffress

BBP53 Fernando Martinez

BBP54 Chris Marrero

BBP55 Kyle McCulloch

BBP56 Chris Parmelee

BBP57 Emmanuel Burriss

BBP58 Chris Coghlan

BBP59 Chris Perez

BBP60 David Huff


Autographed Prospects Variation

BBP37 Greg Reynolds

BBP38 Jeff Samardzija

BBP39 Evan Longoria

BBP40 Luke Hochevar


Alex Rodriguez 500

This one-card tribute to Alex Rodriguez's 500th Home Run is also available in the following parallels.

  • Green (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Blue (serial-numbered to 33 copies)
  • Gold (serial-numbered to 15 copies)

AR Alex Rodriguez


Barry Bonds 756

A set of four Printing Plates are also available for this one-card tribute to Barry Bonds's record-breaking 756th Home Run.

BB Barry Bonds


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