In today’s Hobby scene, you’re no one until you have a Bowman Chrome rookie autograph. For Devil Rays phenom and 2009 Rookie of the Year candidate, David Price, his 2007 Bowman Chrome does not have one. Despite the lack of a certified signature, the Bowman and its parallels are considered his best cards by collectors.
Meanwhile, Bowman Sterling, Donruss, and a few other brands managed to get David’s autograph but still almost always play second fiddle to the Bowman Chrome. So if you had the money, which David Price rookie card would make it into your collection?
Would you choose the popular 2007 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor #’d to 50? Or would you take the less traveled path with a 2007 Bowman Sterling Black Refractor autograph #’d to 25 copies? The last Gold Refractor sold for $375 while the Black Refractor is on sale for $450 dollars.
So, who wins this edition of Cardboard Wars?