This is the third straight year for Bowman Platinum. I didn't care much for the 2010 version but 2011 was better. This year is at least as good as 2012. This is an expensive product which I don't buy much of. This year I bought a blaster and a rack pack. This pretty much means I'm not going to see a relic or an auto or any of the rarer parallels.
The base cards have a slightly different design than last year but retain the holographic foil board. For a card which costs 68 cents a pop, it looks good. I got a total of 47 cards.
According to baseballcardpedia, the hobby boxes are loaded but look to be going for over $100 on ebay.
The first card in the 100-card base set is last year's big rookie. This cards look real good when scanned as well.
I also pulled this years top rookie
I only pulled one Phillie
I'm always to pull a 2012 Chipper.
There are lots of parallels. The base set comes in Emerald (1:10), Gold (1:5) and Ruby (1:20). I pulled two Golds and an Emerald.
In addition to the 100-card base set, there is a 100-card set of Prospects.
The Prospect parallels are called Refractors. They have a different finish than the base parallels, more like Topps Chrome cards.
There is a 50-card Top Prospects insert set. I pulled three of them. There is a die cut version as well.