Toronto Blue Jays: A personal guide to collecting players in Bowman 2020
The coveted autographed cards
Now to the autographs!
In terms of the prospect checklist, the Toronto Blue Jays unfortunately only have one player in the base set and one player in the chrome set.
For the base autograph set, there is internationally signed infielder Orelvis Martinez. Martinez currently sits 6th on the Blue Jays top prospect list and was signed by the Blue Jays in 2018.
This is not Martinez’s first card with Topps (his 1st Bowman was in last year’s product), so the card is currently not in super high demand. Recently sold listings on eBay have the card sitting anywhere from $25 CDN to $40 CDN, which is not a bad price considering his 1st Bowman autos are going for over $100 at auction.
For the chrome autograph set, there is catching prospect Philip Clarke, who the organization drafted last year in the 8th round, 267 overall.
As of right now, the base chrome autographed card is currently selling anywhere from $36 CDN to $70 CDN, so acquiring his autograph right now might involve opening the purse strings (the keyword is right now, considering the product is very recent and prices could easily rise/drop in the upcoming weeks/months).
Rounding out the rest of the Blue Jays autographs, there is Bo Bichette (Chrome Rookie, 1990 throwback and Book set) and Jordan Groshans (Bowman Scouts Top 100). These two players have had autographs from Topps before so they won’t be 1st Bowman cards.