A Guide To 2022 Bowman Chrome [Updated]

The popular Bowman Chrome product is back for 2022, with a rainbow of chrome, parallels, refractors, and autographs.

With three box configurations to choose from, collectors can select their price point based on how good they want their chances to be of pulling an autograph.

What does 2022 Bowman Chrome include? Let’s explore!

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2022 Bowman Chrome release format & release date

The 2022 Bowman Chrome product was released on November 23, 2022.

The product is set to release in three configurations, each with its own exclusives variations and card types.

Bowman Chrome 2022 Hobby boxes

The standard hobby box contains 12 packs of five cards each. 2022 Bowman Chrome Hobby cases contain 12 boxes.

Each Hobby Box contains two autographs per box.

Hobby Boxes are pre-selling in the range of $300-375 and Hobby cases are selling for $3,700-$4,000.

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Hobby LITE boxes

2022 Bowman Chrome Hobby LITE Boxes are a less expensive option that does not guarantee autographs but some exclusive parallels.  

Each Hobby LITE Box contains 10 packs of five cards each.

Hobby LITE Boxes are pre-selling in the range of $150-175.

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HTA Choice boxes

HTA Choice boxes are the antithesis of the Hobby LITE Boxes. They contain one pack, which contains three autographs.

HTA Choice cases contain 12 of these one-pack boxes.

HTA Choice Boxes are pre-selling in the $325-350 range.

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Bowman Chrome 2022 set & design

The 2022 Bowman Chrome offering has both a base set and a prospects set, which are numbered separately.

Base set

Featuring 100 cards, this set features veterans and rookies. Select cards have Rookie Image Variations available.

Parallels include:

  • Refractors: /499
  • Fuchsia Refractors: /299
  • Purple Refractors: /250
  • Aqua RayWave Refractors: /199 (hobby only)
  • Black and White Mini-Diamond Refractors: /199 (hobby LITE only)
  • Blue Refractors: /150
  • Green Refractors: /99
  • Yellow Refractors: /75
  • Gold Refractors: /50
  • Orange Refractors: /25
  • Red Refractors: /5
  • Superfractors: 1/1

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Prospects

These have a similar design to the base set, but features prospects. This offering also has 100 cards.

Parallels include:

  • Shimmer Refractors: (1:12 hobby, 1:10 hobby LITE)
  • Black and White Mini Diamond Refractors: (1:2 hobby LITE, hobby LITE only)
  • Refractors: /499
  • Speckle Refractors: /299
  • Purple Refractors: /250
  • Purple Shimmer Refractors: /250
  • Fuchsia/Pink Vapor Refractors: /199 (hobby only)
  • Fuchsia Shimmer Refractors: /199
  • Blue Refractors: /150
  • Aqua Refractors: /125
  • Aqua/Pink Vapor Refractors: /125 (hobby only)
  • Green Refractors: /99
  • Green Shimmer Refractors: /99
  • Yellow Refractors: /75
  • Yellow/Orange Vapor Refractors: /75 (hobby only)
  • Gold Refractors: /50
  • Gold Shimmer Refractors: /50
  • Orange Refractors: /25
  • Orange Shimmer Refractors: /25
  • Red Shimmer Refractors: /10
  • Red Refractors: /5
  • Red/Aqua Vapor Refractors: /5
  • Black Shimmer Refractors: 1/1
  • Superfractors: 1/1

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2022 Bowman Chrome Prospects Red/Aqua Vapor Refractor

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2022 Bowman Chrome inserts

Several inserts are available in 2022 Bowman Chrome.

Shades of Greatness

Seeded in 1:3 packs, this insert features some prospects and rookies with top skills.

2022 Bowman Chrome Shades of Greatness

2021 AFL Fall Stars

Featuring top performers from the Arizona Fall League, this set is seeded 1:6 packs. An MVP short print version is a hobby exclusive.

It Came to the League

A new insert offering with a movie monster theme. It features top prospects. You know, because they’re “monster prospects”. Bowman with the dad jokes! Seeded 1:12 packs.

Atomic Refractors (/150), Orange Refractors (/25) and Superfractors (1/1) parallels are available for Shades of Greatness, 2021 AFL Fall Stars, and It Came to the League inserts.

Bowman Invicta

This set continues from 2022 Bowman, and will also appear in 2022 Bowman Draft.

Parallels include Atomic Refractors (/150), Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25, hobby only), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

Bowman Ascensions

The toughest insert to pull at a tough 1:144 packs, these are the result of a collaboration between Topps and the artists at Invisible Creature.

Orange Refractors (/25) and Superfractors (1/1) parallel versions are also available.

2022 Bowman Chrome Bowman Ascensions

2021 AFL Relics

Featuring stars of the Arizona Fall League with real relics from the league. The print run for these varies from card to card.

Orange Refractors (/25), Superfractors (1/1), Autographs, and Autograph Superfractors (1/1) are also available.

2022 Bowman Chrome 2021 AFL Relics

Bowman Chrome 2022 autographs

Autographs are the popular hit in the 2022 Bowman Chrome set, with some exciting parallels and hard-to-pull sets.

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Chrome Prospect Autographs

A variety of North American and International prospects get the autograph treatment, with some getting their 1st Bowman autograph.

Parallels include:

  • Black and White Mini-Diamond Refractors: (hobby LITE only)
  • Refractors: /499
  • Speckle Refractors: /299
  • Purple Refractors: /250
  • Blue RayWave Refractors: /150
  • HTA Choice Refractors: /150 (HTA Choice only)
  • Atomic Variation Refractors: /100
  • Green Refractors: /99
  • Green Atomic Refractors: /99 (HTA Choice only)
  • Yellow Refractors: /75
  • Gold Refractors: /50
  • Gold Mini-Diamond Refractors: /50 (hobby only)
  • Shimmer Gold Refractors: /50 (HTA Choice only)
  • Orange Refractors: /25 (hobby only)
  • Orange Wave Refractors: /25 (HTA Choice only)
  • Shimmer Orange Refractors: /25 (hobby only)
  • Red Refractors: /5
  • Red Wave Refractors: /5 (HTA Choice only)
  • Shimmer Red Refractors: /5
  • Superfractors: 1/1
2022 Bowman Chrome Prospects Gold Refractor Parallel

Chrome Rookie Autographs

Featuring players who have graduated to rookie status. It will be interesting to see which top rookies are included on the checklist when it drops.

Parallels include:

  • Black and White Mini-Diamond Refractors: (hobby LITE only)
  • Refractors: /499
  • Blue Refractors: /150
  • Green Refractors: /99
  • Gold Refractors: /50
  • Orange Refractors: /25 (hobby only)
  • Red Refractors: /5
  • Superfractors: 1/1

Black and White Mini-Diamond Refractors from Chrome Prospect and Rookie Autographs are the only autographs available in the Hobby LITE packs.

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2022 Bowman Chrome – Chrome Rookie Autographs

Prime Chrome Signatures

Limited to 50 copies each.

HTA Choice-only Orange Refractors (/25) and Superfractors (1/1) are available as well.

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Chrome Auto Relics

Adding a relic to the autograph, these are sure to be a popular offering.

Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25, hobby only) and Superfractors (1/1) versions are also available.

Shades of Greatness, 2021 AFL Fall Stars, It Came to the League Insert Autographs, and Bowman Ascensions

Select cards from these insert sets get autographed versions.

Bowman Invicta

Select inserts from the Invicta line get autographed versions.

Parallels include Gold Refractors (/50), Orange Refractors (/25, hobby only), Red Refractors (/5) and Superfractors (1/1).

2022 Bowman Chrome Invicta Autograph

All-American Game Autographs

This series continues with a few additional offerings in 2022 Bowman Chrome.

2022 Bowman Chrome value

With any Bowman product, the long-term value comes down to the rookies and prospects included in that particular year’s product. Sometimes, it can take a few years for the standouts to become obvious.

2021 Bowman Chrome boxes are selling for slightly less than their 2022 Bowman Chrome counterparts are pre-selling for.

Will 2022 hold these prices? If you believe in the rookie checklist, it’s worth the risk. If you think the rookie class doesn’t stand the test of time, it’s better to break the box or skip the product.

Box Type2022 Bowman Chrome2021 Bowman Chrome
Hobby Box$300-375$225-250
Hobby Box LITE$150-175$125-175
HTA Choice Box$325-350$225-325

Final thoughts on Bowman Chrome 2022

Bowman Chrome is always a popular offering with collectors. 2022 should be no different, with plenty to chase and multiple price points for collectors to consider.

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2022 Bowman Chrome Checklist

Coming soon. Please check back.

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Mike D. has collected cards since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. He has long been fascinated by the Baseball Hall of Fame, and of course cards of Hall of Famers, present and future.


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