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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2022 Bowman Chrome offering has both a base set and a prospects set, which are numbered separately.
Featuring 100 cards, this set features veterans and rookies. Select cards have Rookie Image Variations available.
These have a similar design to the base set, but features prospects. This offering also has 100 cards.
Several inserts are available in 2022 Bowman Chrome.
Seeded in 1:3 packs, this insert features some prospects and rookies with top skills.
Featuring top performers from the Arizona Fall League, this set is seeded 1:6 packs. An MVP short print version is a hobby exclusive.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Autographs are the popular hit in the 2022 Bowman Chrome set, with some exciting parallels and hard-to-pull sets.
A variety of North American and International prospects get the autograph treatment, with some getting their 1st Bowman autograph.
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.
Black and White Mini-Diamond Refractors from Chrome Prospect and Rookie Autographs are the only autographs available in the Hobby LITE packs.
Limited to 50 copies each.
HTA Choice-only Orange Refractors (/25) and Superfractors (1/1) are available as well.
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.
Select cards from these insert sets get autographed versions.
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).
This series continues with a few additional offerings in 2022 Bowman Chrome.
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 Type||2022 Bowman Chrome||2021 Bowman Chrome|
|Hobby Box LITE||$150-175||$125-175|
|HTA Choice Box||$325-350||$225-325|
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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