Recent Future Stars Series Alums Make Licensed Trading Card Debut In 2021 Bowman Draft

January 7, 2022

Seven Future Stars Series alums have made their licensed trading card debuts in 2021 Bowman Draft, which was just released to the hobby last week.

Ryan Spikes, Edwin Arroyo, Ricky Tiedemann, Eric Silva, Elmer Rodriguez, Ian Moller and Anthony Solometo all have the iconic “1st Bowman” logo on their appearances in the set; Solometo is the only player of the seven to not have a standard base card, but is featured in the regular autograph set along with Spikes and Tiedemann, and also in the “Franchise Futures” insert set along with Tiedemann.

All of the aforementioned players had also appeared in Panini’s Elite Extra Edition release prior to this — Spikes, Arroyo, Silva and Moller have autographed cards available in that set — but only Topps, which produces the Bowman line, has the MLB license to produce prospect cards in which they’re wearing their big-league uniforms.

Mick Abel, Zac Veen and Grayson Rodriguez also appear in the 200-card prospect set.

Future Stars Series alumni have long been among the most desirable players to get in Bowman issues since the first FSS draft class debuted in card products in 2018; Rodriguez’s “1st Bowman” autographs that year, as well as Veen’s in 2020, are both highly coveted cards in the hobby today.  The Future Stars Series is often mentioned on the back of a player’s first Bowman card, and players have been shown wearing their FSS jerseys multiple times on cards, including Daniel Espino being shown in his International Week uniform in both 2019 Panini Prizm Draft Picks and 2019 Contenders Draft Picks.

We have a “set” of 2021 Bowman Draft “1st Bowman” Future Stars Series alumni paper cards to give away, so make sure you’re following Future Stars Series to see how you can win the first cards of Spikes, Arroyo, Tiedemann, Silva, Rodriguez and Moller.

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