My White Whale

1997 Bowman's Best Atomic Refractor Autograph

The 1997 Bowman's Best Atomic Refractor Autograph set consists of 10 skip-numbered cards from the base set. Scott is card #194 in this set.

This card has eluded me for more than two decades - and for good reason. Seeded at just 1:6,107 hobby only packs, pulling any of the 10 Atomic Refractor Autographs would be a monumental feat. 

The cost involved to pull one of these cards is insane! There were 24 packs per hobby box; retailing at $4.99 per pack. At one in every 6,107 packs, you could potentially open just over 254 packs before hitting one. That is $1,270 (before tax)! With 10 cards in the checklist, you could spend more than $12,700 before finding the Scott Rolen. 

I'm hoping to spend far less than that to obtain a copy for my collection.


Since I've never seen a 1997 Bowman's Best Atomic Refractor Autograph card of Scott Rolen, I've included the regular autograph and the regular Atomic Refractor versions of the card here. 

The Rolen Collection is not affiliated with Scott Rolen or Major League Baseball in any way.