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2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball: A Mega Chrome Twist On 2024 Bowman

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball

2024 Bowman is one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. The prospect-powered release has collectors excited with its recent release.

But just as release month comes to an end, we’ll get another dose of 2024 Bowman, but with a Mega Chrome twist. Enter 2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball.

But what is 2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball all about? What are the hits? The release format? And are they worth a break?

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball release date & release format

The release date for 2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball is scheduled for May 29, 2024 (subject to change).

Hobby Boxes of 2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball contain 6 packs. These include four packs of 2024 Bowman and 2 exclusive Mega Chrome packs. Mega Chrome packs contain 10 cards per pack.

Hobby boxes of 2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball have been pre-selling for between $45-50.

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball base set & design

The 2024 Bowman Mega Chrome set consists of 100 cards, including 50 each from the 2024 Bowman base and prospects sets. These cards look like the 2024 Bowman base cards, except that they feature a geometric pattern on the background that is exclusive to Mega Chrome cards.

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball parallels & variations

While Mega Chrome cards are already a parallel of sorts, they also offer up a rainbow of parallels.

Parallels include:

Additional parallels include:

  • Fuchsia Mega Refractors – /299
  • Purple Mega Refractors – /250
  • Pink Mega Refractors – /199
  • Navy Mega Refractors – /175
  • Blue Mega Refractors – /150
  • Aqua Mega Refractors – /125
  • Green Mega Refractors – /99
  • Yellow Mega Refractors – /75
  • Gold Mega Refractors – /50
  • Orange Mega Refractors – /25
  • Red Mega Refractors – /5
  • Black Mega Refractors – 1/1

Select cards get Image Variations with different photos than the base cards. 1/1 Black Mega Refractors are the only parallel for Image Variations.

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball inserts

Two 2024 Bowman insert sets get Mega Chrome versions.

Prospect Power-Up feature a pinball theme and feature some of the hottest up-and-coming prospects in the game.

Parallels include:

  • Purple Mega Refractors – /250
  • Pink Mega Refractors – /199
  • Blue Mega Refractors – /150
  • Green Mega Refractors – /99
  • Gold Mega Refractors – /50
  • Orange Mega Refractors – /25
  • Red Mega Refractors – /5
  • Black Mega Refractors – 1/1

Rookie of the Year Favorites feature top contenders for the AL and NL ROY awards.

Parallels include:

  • Purple Mega Refractors – /250
  • Pink Mega Refractors – /199
  • Blue Mega Refractors – /150
  • Green Mega Refractors – /99
  • Gold Mega Refractors – /50
  • Orange Mega Refractors – /25
  • Red Mega Refractors – /5
  • Black Mega Refractors – 1/1

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball autographs

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball has a handful of autograph offering, although no guarantees are offered on a per-box basis.

Chrome Prospect Mega Autographs are the largest autograph offering in the product, where you’ll find most of the Mega Chrome signatures.

Parallels include:

  • Purple Mega Refractor – /199
  • Blue Mega Refractor – /150
  • Green Mega Refractor – /99
  • Orange Mega Refractor – /25
  • Black Mega Refractor – 1/1

Bowman Rookies Mega Autographs feature some of the top young players who have made their big league debut, but maintain their rookie status. Numbered out of 99 copies each.

Parallels include:

  • Orange Mega Refractor – /25
  • Black Mega Refractor – 1/1

Chrome Prospect Image Variation Mega Autographs provide autographed versions of select Image Variations. Numbered out of only 25 copies each.

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball value

2024 Bowman Mega Box brings an interesting additional twist to the popular Bowman line, with a mix of standard Bowman and Mega Chrome cards, all at a reasonable buy-in price.

But do these boxes hold their value when bought and held unopened? Let’s see what recent comp prices of boxes from the last few years can tell us.

YearRecent Comp Price
2024$45-55
2023$35-55
2022$55-75
2021$30-40

Prices are a bit all over the place. This suggests that a lot of the long-term value is dependent on the rookie cards included in the product and their value. Even on the high end, I’m not sure the potential reward is worth the risk, or the storage space. These feel like a product meant to be opened.

In terms of singles, what can recent comps for 2023 Bowman Mega Chrome cards tell us about value potential in these boxes?

The high water mark is a little tough to nail down, as many were sold with “best offer”. The top 3 were all listed at about $5,000, but obviously sold for less than that.

The cards included 1/1 Black Refractors of the Red Sox Roman Anthony and Milwaukee Brewers Jackson Chourio.

A 1/1 autographed Rose Gold Mojo Refractor card of Brooks Lee of the Minnesota Twins was also in that price range. The next step down has cards listed for around $1,000, give or take a hundred or two.

So, there’s clearly some upside here, especially if you pull a limited card of the right prospect. Prospects will break your heart, but there’s plenty to get excited about while we wait to see how these player’s careers turn out.

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball Pros & Cons

All products have pros and cons that need to be considered before spending your hard-earned hobby budget on them. 2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball is no different, but what should you keep in mind when deciding?

Pros

  • With a mix of 2024 Bowman and exclusive 2024 Bowman Mega Chrome cards, these boxes offer a nice mix of Bowman cards.
  • With 6 packs for $45-50, these offer an affordable and quick break with some upside.

Cons

  • The early returns on the 2024 Bowman prospect class aren’t that hot, but it’s very early and anything can happen.
  • With a small box and no guaranteed hits, there’s a chance you can come up empty on a break.

Final thoughts on 2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball

2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball brings the fun of 2024 Bowman, but adds the exclusive Mega Chrome cards. While this may not be the best prospect class, there is a lot to like here, especially with the fairly low buy-in price.

What’s your take on 2024 Bowman Mega Box Baseball? Looking to break a box? Buying into a break? Tell us all about it at card_lines on Twitter.

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Mike D.

Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards for over 35 years, since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. His fandom,  collecting interests, and contributions to Cardlines center around baseball in general and the Baseball Hall of Fame specifically.

Mike's collecting focus is centered on graded cards, mostly rookie cards, of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers. Lately, he's been enjoying dabbling in graded minor league cards. A collector/investor with a "buy and hold" approach, Mike takes the long-term view with his collection.

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