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A Guide To 2022 Bowman Chrome [Updated]

2022 Bowman Chrome

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

BREAK ALERT: We are offering a PYT break of 2022 Bowman Chrome on December 26th.

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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.

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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

wdt_ID Set Number Player Team Type
1 Base 1 Eloy Jimenez Chicago White Sox®
2 Base 2 Matt Chapman Toronto Blue Jays®
3 Base 3 Corey Seager Texas Rangers®
4 Base 4 Nick Madrigal Chicago Cubs®
5 Base 5 Manny Machado San Diego Padres™
6 Base 6 Reid Detmers Angels® Rookie
7 Base 7 Gabriel Arias Cleveland Guardians™ Rookie
8 Base 8 Joe Ryan Minnesota Twins® Rookie
9 Base 9 Jose Altuve Houston Astros®
10 Base 10 Wander Franco Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
11 Base 11 Pete Alonso New York Mets®
12 Base 12 CJ Abrams San Diego Padres™ Rookie
13 Base 13 Mike Trout Angels®
14 Base 14 Ryan Vilade Colorado Rockies™ Rookie
15 Base 15 Ketel Marte Arizona Diamondbacks®
16 Base 16 Jarren Duran Boston Red Sox® Rookie
17 Base 17 Jose Miranda Minnesota Twins® Rookie
18 Base 18 Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox®
19 Base 19 Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs®
20 Base 20 Rodolfo Castro Pittsburgh Pirates® Rookie
21 Base 21 Kyle Lewis Seattle Mariners™
22 Base 22 Alec Bohm Philadelphia Phillies®
23 Base 23 Matt Manning Detroit Tigers® Rookie
24 Base 24 Luis Robert Chicago White Sox®
25 Base 25 MJ Melendez Kansas City Royals® Rookie
26 Base 26 Juan Yepez St. Louis Cardinals® Rookie
27 Base 27 Nick Lodolo Cincinnati Reds® Rookie
28 Base 28 Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals®
29 Base 29 Jo Adell Angels®
30 Base 30 Juan Soto Washington Nationals®
31 Base 31 Christian Yelich Milwaukee Brewers™
32 Base 32 Marcus Semien Texas Rangers®
33 Base 33 Aaron Ashby Milwaukee Brewers™ Rookie
34 Base 34 George Kirby Seattle Mariners™ Rookie
35 Base 35 Jeremy Pena Houston Astros® Rookie
36 Base 36 Yordan Alvarez Houston Astros®
37 Base 37 Jarred Kelenic Seattle Mariners™
38 Base 38 Nolan Arenado St. Louis Cardinals®
39 Base 39 Steven Kwan Cleveland Guardians™ Rookie
40 Base 40 Kyle Tucker Houston Astros®
41 Base 41 Andrew Vaughn Chicago White Sox®
42 Base 42 Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis Cardinals®
43 Base 43 Trea Turner Los Angeles Dodgers®
44 Base 44 Edward Cabrera Miami Marlins® Rookie
45 Base 45 Oneil Cruz Pittsburgh Pirates® Rookie
46 Base
47 Base 46 Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies®
48 Base 47 Jake Burger Chicago White Sox® Rookie
49 Base 48 Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners™ Rookie
50 Base 49 Ke'Bryan Hayes Pittsburgh Pirates®
51 Base 50 Gavin Sheets Chicago White Sox® Rookie
52 Base 51 Cal Raleigh Seattle Mariners™ Rookie
53 Base 52 Bryan De La Cruz Miami Marlins® Rookie
54 Base 53 Spencer Torkelson Detroit Tigers® Rookie
55 Base 54 Jonathan India Cincinnati Reds®
56 Base 55 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays®
57 Base 56 Cristian Pache Oakland thletics™
58 Base 57 Dylan Carlson St. Louis Cardinals®
59 Base 58 Ronald Acuña Jr. tlanta Braves™
60 Base 59 Josh Donaldson New York Yankees®
61 Base 60 Matt Olson tlanta Braves™
62 Base 61 Jazz Chisholm Jr. Miami Marlins®
63 Base 62 Max Scherzer New York Mets®
64 Base 63 Jose Ramirez Cleveland Guardians™
65 Base 64 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds®
66 Base 65 Joey Bart San Francisco Giants®
67 Base 66 Shane Baz Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
68 Base 67 MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres™ Rookie
69 Base 68 Javier Baez Detroit Tigers®
70 Base 69 Seiya Suzuki Chicago Cubs® Rookie
71 Base 70 Brandon Marsh Angels® Rookie
72 Base 71 Shohei Ohtani Angels®
73 Base 72 Kris Bryant Colorado Rockies™
74 Base 73 Francisco Lindor New York Mets®
75 Base 74 George Springer Toronto Blue Jays®
76 Base 75 Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants®
77 Base 76 Alek Thomas Arizona Diamondbacks® Rookie
78 Base 77 Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals® Rookie
79 Base 78 Luis Gil New York Yankees® Rookie
80 Base 79 Joey Gallo New York Yankees®
81 Base 80 Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals®
82 Base 81 Bo Bichette Toronto Blue Jays®
83 Base 82 Randy Arozarena Tampa Bay Rays™
84 Base 83 Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres™
85 Base 84 Mookie Betts Los Angeles Dodgers®
86 Base 85 Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees®
87 Base 86 Anthony Rizzo New York Yankees®
88 Base 87 Josh Lowe Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
89 Base 88 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers®
90 Base 89 Vidal Brujan Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
91 Base 90 Aaron Judge New York Yankees®
92 Base 91 Ryan Mountcastle Baltimore Orioles®
93 Base 92 Royce Lewis Minnesota Twins® Rookie
94 Base 93 Bryson Stott Philadelphia Phillies® Rookie
95 Base
96 Base 94 Byron Buxton Minnesota Twins®
97 Base 95 Hunter Greene Cincinnati Reds® Rookie
98 Base 96 Heliot Ramos San Francisco Giants® Rookie
99 Base 97 Starling Marte New York Mets®
100 Base 98 J.D. Martinez Boston Red Sox®
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Mike's collecting focus is centered on graded cards, mostly rookie cards, of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers. Lately, he's been enjoying dabbling in graded minor league cards. A collector/investor with a "buy and hold" approach, Mike takes the long-term view with his collection.
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