So for review, The Bowman color scheme:
Red - MLB veterans, worthless crap. Not found in Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects.
Green - Official MLB Rookie logo. The player probably has a card in a Bowman set from five years ago.
Blue - The actual rookies that people are soiling their shorts over. Make sure the card says "1st Bowman Card" now that Topps has a few of these insert sets under their belt.
A Draft Picks pack is slightly different from a regular Bowman pack as well. There are still two Chrome, two blue "1st cards" and one thick gold parallel or relic, but instead of five base cards there is only two. Put down the pitchforks.... no need to riot over Topps ripping you off of three whole cards. Remember, the base cards are all MLB rookies in this set. You get three less cards, but those cards in Bowman were probably David Eckstein, Scott Podsednik and Raul Ibanez anyway. To illustrate what you can expect from a normal pack, here's what I got from my first pack of Draft Picks and Prospects:
1st two cards: green black border MLB rookies
The instant gratification portion of the pack. If you follow baseball at all, you've probably heard of somebody in the green set. Joba is in here.
cards 3 and 4: the stuff people actually care about
Since they are twice as hard to get as the base cards and you have to fight off the Chromies and Prospectors to get one of them, these end up being the expensive cards. Plus, here be refractors...
card 5: big fat gold card
There is a slight chance you get a relic card here, but you won't care. All you want is a superfractor auto. When have you ever seen a Bowman relic card sell for four figures on eBay? Also notice that this is a blue card but it doesn't say "1st Bowman card" on it. This is because there is a subset of prospect cards that were important enough to get in a previous Bowman set, were important enough to warrant a place on this set's checklist, but were not important enough to actually get called up to the majors last September.
last two cards: the white border minor leaguers
You have no idea who these people are, but when you are looking through your collection for a card of a hot rookie in 2010, you'll probably be looking through these white cards.
Ok, now for the inserts. Base cards have a blue parallel serial numbered to something or other and a red border numbered 1/1. Chrome has the typical rainbow of refractors including plain ol' refractor, X-fractor, blue refractor, gold refractor, orange refractor, red refractor and the King Kamehameha Superfractor. There's an autographed version of all these as well. The inserts round out with a Head of the Class dual auto (also in plain, gold and superfractor version), printing plates (also with auto version) and the aforementioned meaningless relics.
This is the very last release I really care about this year, and you'll be the first to know if/when I bust a box. I'm crossing my fingers that a Tim Lincecum "upside down photo" error or a Phil Hughes "penis in plain view" variation doesn't pop up and cause the boxes to go through the roof before I can pick one up. It's Christmas, man, I got presents to buy before I can get me a box...