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.