2013 Bowman it is!
I've never collected a Bowman set before, but I have dabbled a bit with Bowman and its parallels before.
Exhibit A: My Dillon Maples rainbow.
This all got me to thinking about one of my favorite bloggers: The Cardboard Junkie. He's a very witty blogger who introduced me to the FrankenSet, "Think of it as a set built like Frankenstein's monster out of many different parts."
Huh, I'll do a FrankenSet of 2013 Bowman! This should be fun!
So I went to my LCS and purchased a jumbo pack and hobby pack to get started. Here's some of the variety that I can expect, including the gold parallels:
Ice parallels! Man, I do love cards that shine and sparkle!
International and State parallel cards that feature the flag of the nation/state the player originated from. I just so happened to pull Yonder Alonso's base card in one pack and his Cuban flag parallel in the other. Cool. Obviously, the parallel flag card will go into my FrankenSet.
I was lucky enough to pull a chrome auto of Taijuan Walker out of my jumbo pack. This one will go into a top loader, not my set, but it's always fun to pull an autographed card!
I know there are other differently colored "ice" cards, chrome refractors, and also a variety of differently colored bordered cards. I haven't jotted down any rules yet, but I'm thinking of collecting the base set without parallels and then the FrankenSet would be nothing but parallels.
This should be a fun little project to keep me busy over the summer!