I'm not sure what the purpose of this new set is. It's like deja vu.
Officially released yesterday, Topps unveiled their 2012 Bowman Chrome card set. It is very similar to their normal Bowman set they released in May of this year. Go here to see the base cards from the normal 2012 Bowman set, here.
In fact, for the base cards it uses the exact same checklist (except Loney is not included in this new set) and photographs (except the Kershaw appears to be cropped in a little closer). Significant differences include a couple of new rookies (Elian Herrera and O'Koyea Dickson) and a new numbering system for the cards.
Check out the Dodgers base cards to the set below. I'll have the handful of Dodgers inserts posted up later on.
45 Clayton Kershaw
97 Matt Kemp
Below is the Dee Gordon card, but as you can see it is a green parallel that can only be found in retail packs. As always, there are numerous parallel versions of each base card in the set.
123 Dee Gordon
177 Elian Herrera RC
186 Ted Lilly
Below is the only Dodgers Bowman Chrome Prospect card in the set (at least I didn't recognize any of the other names in the published checklist). Similar to the Dee Gordon card above, this Dickson rookie card is a parallel card. It is a orange border version and is numbered to #25.
BP172 O'Koyea Dickson
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