2001 Bowman Chrome

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Description

2001 Bowman Chrome is a 352-card set consisting of 110 leading hitters and pitchers (1-110), 110 rising young stars (201-310), 110 top rookies including 20 not found in the regular Bowman set (111-200, 311-330), 20 autographed rookie Refractor cards (331-350) each serial numbered to 500 copies and two Ichiro Suzuki Rookie Cards (351) in available in English and Japanese text variations. Both Ichiro cards were only available via mail redemption whereby exchange cards were seeded into packs. In addition, an exchange card was seeded into packs for the Albert Pujols signed Rookie Card. The deadline to send these cards in was June 30th, 2003. Cards 111-200 and 311-330 are short-printed, seeded into packs at the rate of 1:4, and are available exclusively as Refractors.

This marked the first year Bowman Chrome had autographed base set cards.

According to publicly available population reports, at least three-quarters of print run of the Albert Pujols card has been slabbed by the three major professional grading services (PSA, BGS, and SGC).

Distribution

24 packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $3.99)

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 352 - ?
short set 220 - ?
Rookie SP Refractors 110 - 1:4
Autographed Rookie Refractors 20 500 1:147
X-Fractors 332 - 1:23
Gold Refractor 332 99 1:47
Rookie Reprints 25 - 1:12
Rookie Reprint Refractors 25 299 1:203
Rookie Reprint Relics 6 - varies
Futures Game Relics 30 - 1:460

Checklist

Base Set

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1 Jason Giambi

2 Rafael Furcal

3 Bernie Williams

4 Kenny Lofton

5 Al Leiter

6 Albert Belle

7 Craig Biggio

8 Mark Mulder

9 Carlos Delgado

10 Darin Erstad

11 Richie Sexson

12 Randy Johnson

13 Greg Maddux

14 Orlando Hernandez

15 Javier Vazquez

16 Jeff Kent

17 Jim Thome

18 John Olerud

19 Jason Kendall

20 Scott Rolen

21 Tony Gwynn

22 Edgardo Alfonzo

23 Pokey Reese

24 Todd Helton

25 Mark Quinn

26 Dean Palmer

27 Ray Durham

28 Rafael Palmeiro

29 Carl Everett

30 Vladimir Guerrero

31 Livan Hernandez

32 Preston Wilson

33 Jose Vidro

34 Fred McGriff

35 Kevin Brown

36 Miguel Tejada

37 Chipper Jones

38 Edgar Martinez

39 Tony Batista

40 Jorge Posada

41 Sammy Sosa

42 Gary Sheffield

43 Bartolo Colon

44 Pat Burrell

45 Jay Payton

46 Mike Mussina

47 Nomar Garciaparra

48 Darren Dreifort

49 Richard Hidalgo

50 Troy Glaus

51 Ben Grieve

52 Jim Edmonds

53 Raul Mondesi

54 Andruw Jones

55 Mike Sweeney

56 Derek Jeter

57 Ruben Mateo

58 Cristian Guzman

59 Mike Hampton

60 J.D. Drew

61 Matt Lawton

62 Moises Alou

63 Terrence Long

64 Geoff Jenkins

65 Manny Ramirez

66 Johnny Damon

67 Pedro Martinez

68 Juan Gonzalez

69 Roger Clemens

70 Carlos Beltran

71 Roberto Alomar

72 Barry Bonds

73 Tim Hudson

74 Tom Glavine

75 Jeromy Burnitz

76 Adrian Beltre

77 Mike Piazza

78 Kerry Wood

79 Steve Finley

80 Bob Abreu

81 Neifi Perez

82 Mark Redman

83 Paul Konerko

84 Jermaine Dye

85 Brian Giles

86 Ivan Rodriguez

87 Adam Kennedy

88 Eric Chavez

89 Billy Koch

90 Shawn Green

91 Matt Williams

92 Greg Vaughn

93 Jeff Cirillo

94 Frank Thomas

95 Dave Justice

96 Cal Ripken, Jr.

97 Curt Schilling

98 Barry Zito

99 Brian Jordan

100 Chan Ho Park

101 J.T. Snow

102 Kazuhiro Sasaki

103 Alex Rodriguez

104 Mariano Rivera

105 Eric Milton

106 Andy Pettitte

107 Ken Griffey, Jr.

108 Bengie Molina

109 Jeff Bagwell

110 Mark McGwire


Rookie Refractors

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NOTE: Cards #111-#200 are short-printed and only available as Refractors.

111 Dan Tosca SP RC*

112 Sergio Contreras SP RC*

113 Mitch Jones SP RC

114 Ramon Carvajal SP RC*

115 Ryan Madson SP RC

116 Hank Blalock SP RC

117 Ben Washburn SP RC*

118 Erick Almonte SP RC

119 Shawn Fagan SP RC*

120 Gary Johnson SP RC

121 Brett Evert SP RC*

122 Joe Hamer SP RC*

123 Yhency Brazoban SP RC

124 Domingo Guante SP RC*

125 Deivi Mendez SP RC*

126 Adrian Hernandez SP RC

127 Reggie Abercrombie SP RC

128 Steve Bennett SP RC*

129 Matt White SP RC*

130 Brian Hitchcox SP RC*

131 Deivis Santos SP RC

132 Luis Montanez SP RC

133 Eric Reynolds SP RC*

134 Denny Bautista SP RC

135 Hector Garcia SP RC*

136 Joe Thurston SP RC

137 Tsuyoshi Shinjo SP RC

138 Elpidio Guzman SP RC*

139 Brian Bass SP RC

140 Mark Burnett SP RC*

141 Russ Jacobson SP UER (spelled "Jacobsen" on front)

142 Travis Hafner SP RC

143 Wilson Betemit SP RC

144 Luke Lockwood SP RC*

145 Noel Devarez SP RC*

146 Doug Gredvig SP RC*

147 Seung Song SP RC*

148 Andy Van Hekken SP RC

149 Ryan Kohlmeier SP

150 Dee Haynes SP RC*

151 Jim Journell SP RC

152 Chad Petty SP RC*

153 Danny Borrell SP RC*

154 Dave Krynzel SP

155 Octavio Martinez SP RC*

156 David Parrish SP RC*

157 Jason Miller SP RC

158 Corey Spencer SP RC*

159 Maxim St. Pierre SP RC

160 Pat Magness SP RC*

161 Ranier Olmedo SP RC

162 Brandon Mims SP RC*

163 Phil Wilson SP RC*

164 Jose Reyes SP RC

165 Matt Butler SP RC*

166 Joel Pineiro SP

167 Ken Chenard SP

168 Alexis Gomez SP RC

169 Justin Morneau SP RC

170 Josh Fogg SP RC

171 Charles Frazier SP RC*

172 Ryan Ludwick SP RC

173 Seth McClung SP RC

174 Justin Wayne SP RC

175 Rafael Soriano SP RC

176 Jared Abruzzo SP RC*

177 Jason Richardson SP RC*

178 Darwin Cubillan SP RC

179 Blake Williams SP RC*

180 Valentino Pascucci SP RC

181 Ryan Hannaman SP RC*

182 Steve Smyth SP RC

183 Jake Peavy SP RC

184 Onix Mercado SP RC*

185 Luis Torres SP RC*

186 Casey Fossum SP RC

187 Eduardo Figueroa SP RC*

188 Bryan Barnowski SP RC*

189 Jason Standridge SP

190 Marvin Seale SP RC*

191 Steve Smitherman SP RC*

192 Rafael Boitel SP RC*

193 Dany Morban SP RC*

194 Justin Woodrow SP RC*

195 Ed Rogers SP RC

196 Ben Hendrickson SP RC

197 Thomas Mitchell SP

198 Adam Pettyjohn SP RC

199 Doug Nickle SP RC

200 Jason Jones SP RC


Prospects

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201 Larry Barnes

202 Ben Diggins

203 Dee Brown

204 Rocco Baldelli

205 Luis Terrero

206 Milton Bradley

207 Kurt Ainsworth

208 Sean Burroughs

209 Rick Asadoorian

210 Ramon Castro

211 Nick Neugebauer RC

212 Aaron Myette

213 Luis Matos

214 Donnie Bridges

215 Alex Cintron

216 Bobby Kielty

217 Matt Belisle

218 Adam Everett

219 John Lackey

220 Adam Wainwright

221 Jerry Hairston

222 Mike Bynum

223 Ryan Christianson

224 J.J. Davis

225 Alex Graman

226 Abraham Nunez

227 Sun Woo Kim

228 Jimmy Rollins

229 Ruben Salazar

230 Josh Girdley

231 Carl Crawford

232 Ben Davis

233 Jason Grabowski

234 Chris George

235 Roy Oswalt

236 Brian Cole

237 Corey Patterson

238 Vernon Wells

239 Brad Baker

240 Gookie Dawkins

241 Michael Cuddyer

242 Ricardo Aramboles

243 Ben Sheets

244 Toby Hall

245 Jack Cust

246 Pedro Feliz

247 Josh Beckett

248 Alex Escobar

249 Marcus Giles

250 Jon Rauch

251 Kevin Mench

252 Shawn Sonnier

253 Aaron Rowand

254 C.C. Sabathia

255 Bubba Crosby

256 Josh Hamilton

257 Carlos Hernandez

258 Carlos Pena

259 Miguel Cabrera

260 Brandon Phillips

261 Tony Pena

262 Cristian Guerrero

263 Jin Ho Cho

264 Aaron Herr

265 Keith Ginter

266 Felipe Lopez

267 Travis Harper

268 Joe Torres

269 Eric Byrnes

270 Ben Christensen

271 Aubrey Huff

272 Lyle Overbay

273 Vince Faison

274 Bobby Bradley

275 Joe Crede

276 Matt Wheatland

277 Grady Sizemore

278 Adrian Gonzalez

279 Tim Raines

280 Phil Dumatrait

281 Jason Hart

282 David Kelton

283 David Walling

284 J.R. House

285 Kenny Kelly

286 Aaron McNeal

287 Nick Johnson

288 Scott Heard

289 Brad Wilkerson

290 Allen Levrault

291 Chris Richard

292 Jared Sandberg

293 Tike Redman

294 Adam Dunn

295 Josh Pressley

296 Jose Ortiz

297 Jason Romano

298 Tim Redding

299 Alex Gordon

300 Ben Petrick

301 Eric Munson

302 Luis Rivas

303 Matt Ginter

304 Alfonso Soriano

305 Wilfredo Rodriguez

306 Brett Myers

307 Scott Seabol

308 Tony Alvarez

309 Donzell McDonald

310 Austin Kearns


Exclusive Rookie Refractors

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NOTE: Cards #311-#330 are short-printed and only available as Refractors. Before the product's release, Topps announced that these 20 players would have their sole Topps-issued rookie card in BowChro and in no other Topps/Bowman product. Some players wound up having cards in 2001 Bowman Heritage and/or 2001 Topps Traded & Rookies.

311 Will Ohman SP RC

312 Ryan Soules SP RC*

313 Cody Ross SP RC

314 Bill Whitecotton SP RC*

315 Mike Burns SP RC

316 Manuel Acosta SP RC

317 Lance Niekro SP RC

318 Travis Thompson SP RC*

319 Zach Sorensen SP RC

320 Austin Evans SP RC*

321 Brad Stiles SP RC*

322 Joe Kennedy SP RC

323 Luke Martin SP RC*

324 Juan Diaz SP RC

325 Pat Hallmark SP RC*

326 Christian Parker SP RC

327 Ronny Corona SP RC*

328 Jermaine Clark SP RC

329 Scott Dunn SP RC

330 Scott Chiasson SP RC


Autographed Rookie Refractors

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Each Autographed Rookie Refractor is hand-numbered to 500 copies. This was the first year BowChro had autographs in the base set, and with one massive exception, the player selection did not age well.

That one exception, of course, is the Albert Pujols card, which has become one of the landmark cards of the 21st Century. Unfortunately, the Pujols packed out as a redemption (the only one in the set) which expired June 30th, 2003. Buyer beware when opening packs.

331 Greg Nash AU RC*

332 Brad Cresse AU

333 John Buck AU RC

334 Freddie Bynum AU RC

335 Felix Diaz AU RC

336 Jason Belcher AU RC*

337 Troy Farnsworth AU RC*

338 Roberto Miniel AU RC*

339 Esix Snead AU RC

340 Albert Pujols AU RC EXCH

341 Jeff Andra AU RC*

342 Victor Hall AU RC*

343 Pedro Liriano AU RC

344 Andy Beal AU RC*

345 Bob Keppel AU RC

346 Brian Schmitt AU RC*

347 Ron Davenport AU RC*

348 Tony Blanco AU RC

349 Reggie Griggs AU RC*

350 Derrick Van Dusen AU RC*


Ichiro

Before the 2001 season, Topps signed Ichiro Suzuki to a short-term contract that expired in the middle of the year (which is why he wasn't included in 2001 Bowman) or 2001 Topps Chrome. Topps came to terms with Ichiro before Bowman Chrome's release, but was unable to add him to the set. In order to get him into the product, Topps had to resort to redemption cards.

Topps announced that the Ichiro redemption cards would be produced at around the same level as the 110 short-printed rookie Refractor base cards; but half the redemptions were good for an Ichiro rookie printed in English, the other half in Japanese. All redemptions expired June 30th, 2003.

In other words, the two best rookie cards in 2001 BowChro (Ichiro and Albert Pujols), both packed out as redemptions.

351a Ichiro Suzuki RC EXCH (English)

351b Ichiro Suzuki RC EXCH (Japanese)


Parallels

All base cards EXCEPT the 20 autographs (331-350) are available in the following parallels.

  • X-Fractor
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)

Exchange cards for both the English and Japanese Ichiro Suzuki X-Fractor and Gold Refractor were randomly inserted. 50 copies of the Ichiro Gold card are in English, the other 49 in Japanese.

Inserts

Bowman Rookie Reprints

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This 25-card set reprints 25 cards from the Classic era of Bowman (1948-55). The checklist is the same as the Rookie Reprints insert from 2001 Bowman. Each is also available as a Refractor which is serial-numbered to 299 copies.

Some of these cards were reprinted three years earlier.

1 Yogi Berra

2 Ralph Kiner

3 Stan Musial

4 Warren Spahn

5 Roy Campanella

6 Bob Lemon

7 Robin Roberts 49B

8 Duke Snider 49B

9 Early Wynn 49B

10 Richie Ashburn

11 Gil Hodges

12 Hank Bauer

13 Don Newcombe

14 Al Rosen

15 Willie Mays 51B

16 Joe Garagiola

17 Whitey Ford

18 Lew Burdette 52B

19 Gil McDougald 52B

20 Minnie Minoso 52B

21 Eddie Mathews

22 Harvey Kuenn

23 Don Larsen

24 Elston Howard

25 Don Zimmer


Autographs & Game-Used

Bowman Rookie Reprint Relics

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This six-card insert set features color player photos with pieces of their Rookie Season game-worn jerseys or game-used bats embedded in the cards. The insertion rate for the Mike Piazza Bat card is 1:3674 and 1:244 for the jersey cards. Three cards are Bowman Rookie card reprints and three cards are re-created "cards that never were."

1 Dave Justice

2 Richie Sexson

3 Sean Casey

4 Mike Piazza

5 Carlos Delgado

6 Chipper Jones


Future Game Relics

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This 30-card set features pieces of game-worn uniform numbers and letters of players who participated in the 2000 All-Star Futures Game in Atlanta.

FGR-AE Alex Escobar

FGR-AM Aaron Myette

FGR-BB Bobby Bradley

FGR-BP Ben Petrick

FGR-BS Ben Sheets

FGR-BW Brad Wilkerson

FGR-BZ Barry Zito

FGR-CA Craig Anderson

FGR-CC Chin-Feng Chen

FGR-CG Chris George

FGR-CH Carlos Hernandez

FGR-CP Carlos Pena

FGR-CT Chin-Hui Tsao

FGR-DCP Corey Patterson

FGR-EM Eric Munson

FGR-FL Felipe Lopez

FGR-JC Jack Cust

FGR-JH Josh Hamilton

FGR-JR Jason Romano

FGR-JZ Julio Zuleta

FGR-KA Kurt Ainsworth

FGR-MB Mike Bynum

FGR-MG Marcus Giles

FGR-NN Ntema Ndungidi

FGR-RA Ryan Anderson

FGR-RC Ramon Castro

FGR-RD Randey Dorame

FGR-SK Sun Woo Kim

FGR-TO Tomo Ohka

FGR-TW Travis Wilson