What Are The Top 2023 Bowman Draft 1st Bowman Cards?

November 21, 2023

2023 Bowman Draft arrives late in the year (December) with the promise of many new beginnings — 1st Bowman cards of recent draftees.

But who are young players in 2023 Bowman Draft getting their 1st Bowman cards? And which are the players worth chasing?

2023 Bowman Draft release

The release date for 2023 Bowman Draft is scheduled for December 12, 2023 (subject to change). Bowman Draft is always the home of many 1st Bowman cards, which are often some of the most sought-after cards of recently drafted top prospects.

The Chrome versions of these rookie cards are often even more desired by collectors.

READ: How To Snag 2023 Bowman Draft Boxes Which Include Draft Picks, Chrome, And Tom Brady?

2023 Bowman Draft box

Top 2023 Bowman Draft 1st Bowman Cards

Who are some of the most anticipated players to get 1st Bowman cards in 2023 Bowman Draft? For starters, 7 of the 10 top picks in the first round of the 2023 MLB Amateur Draft.

The top 2023 draft picks, and their 2023 Bowman Draft 1st Bowman cards:

  • #1 BD-14 Paul Skenes, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • #3 BD-76 Max Clark, Detroit Tigers
  • #4 BD-106 Wyatt Langford, Texas Rangers
  • #6 BD-121 Jacob Wilson, Oakland Athletics
  • #7 BDC-52 Rhett Lowder, Cincinnati Reds
  • #8 BD-133 Blake Mitchell, Kansas City Royals
  • #10 BD-6 Noble Meyer, Miami Marlins

2023 Bowman Draft: Who isn’t getting a 1st Bowman?

While Bowman Draft often contains many of the top picks from that summer’s draft, there are always a few who aren’t included. This may be because contracts couldn’t be worked out in time, or perhaps it’s Topps holding some top players to make their first cardboard appearance in 2024.

Either way, there’s always a few. In 2023, with there being 7 of the top 10 picks included, that means that 3 of the top 10 picks aren’t included.

The most notable is likely Dylan Crews, the #2 overall pick in the 2023 draft and the #4 prospect on MLB’s most recent Top 100 Prospects list. Walker Jenkins (#5 overall) and Chase Dollander (#8 overall) are the other two top 10 draft picks who are not included in 2023 Bowman Draft.

In-depth analysis to come soon

Nicole Cahill, Cardlines’ prospect expert, will be providing more in-depth coverage of all the players with 1st Bowman cards in 2023 Bowman Draft. This will include breaking the players into tiers and offering investment advice.

In the meantime, we have a glimpse at some of the top young players who will have 1st Bowman cards in 2023 Bowman Draft.

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