Bowman will kick off the 2015 NFL season this June, long before teams even set foot at training camp, with the release of 2015 Bowman Football. Bowman Football will be the first chance to get the first official NFL rookie cards of the 2015 draft class, which will likely include Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston and Amari Cooper. Hobby boxes will include four rookie autographs with on-card signatures and one veteran relic.
The base set will feature up to 110 rookie and veteran players. Both the rookie and veteran base sets come in two different styles: Paper and Rainbow Foil. Rookie Paper cards have a white border and have seven levels of parallels. Black bordered parallels land four per pack and then there are six levels of numbered parallels. Rookie Rainbow Foil cards have a black border and come one per pack. There are nine levels of parallels (eight are numbered) plus one-of-one printing plates. Veteran Paper cards have six levels of parallels. Veteran Rainbow Foil cards are found one per pack and have seven levels of parallels plus one-of-one printing plates.
2015 Bowman Football will have up to 80 different players featured on Rookie Chrome Refractor Autograph cards with on-card autographs. Chrome Refractors auto have seven different levels of parallels (five are hobby exclusive) plus one-of-one printing plates. Players that have Refractors autos will also sign Bowman Mini cards that use the 1948 Bowman design. Look for special Red Ink Mini Card parallels numbered to five. All rookie players in 2015 Bowman Football will have an unsigned Bowman Mini Card with one mini card per pack. UPDATE 6/3: Topps has announced that all autos will be live, and there are no redemptions in the product.
Veteran Relic cards contain jersey swatches from NFL stars. There are four levels of parallels and hobby exclusive one-of-one printing plates.
Up to 50 top veteran players will be featured on Bowman Die Cut cards. Die-cut cards are printed on foilboard and fall three per box. Look for numbered Blue parallel die-cut cards and one-of-one Red parallels. There are also autographed parallels for about 15 players.
Topps has included a yet to be determined amount of autograph cards from the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game in 2015 Bowman Football. Jameis Winston, Amari Cooper, Deion Sanders, Jr., Trey Griffey (son of Ken Griffey, Jr.) and Chad Kelly (nephew of Jim Kelly) were among the prospects that played in that game.
- 4 On-Card Rookie Autographs per box
- 1 Veteran Relic, 3 Bowman Die-Cut Cards per box
- First Topps Rookie Cards of the 2015 NFL Season
- Look for Jamies Winston autograph rookie cards!