2002 Bowman Chrome

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Description

2002 Bowman Chrome is a 450-card set released by Topps, exclusively to Hobby outlets, in June, 2002.

As with the previous year's product, all of the "true" rookies are short-printed. The 22 autographed rookies are also easier to find, with each 18-pack Hobby box yielding one.

Distribution

18 packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $4). 12 boxes per case. Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds
Base 405 - ?
short set 220 - 3:1
Rookies 165 - 1:3
Autographed Rookies 20 - 1:18
Facsimile Autograph Variations 20 - ?
Autograph Variations 2 - 1:1290
Refractors short set 385 500 1:6
Refractors Autographed Rookies 20 500 ?
Refractors Autograph Variations 2 100 1:4392
X-Fractors short set 385 250 1:10
X-Fractors Autographed Rookies 20 250 ?
X-Fractors Autograph Variations 2 50 1:9072
Gold Refractors short set 385 50 1:56
Gold Refractors Autographed Rookies 20 50 1:879
Gold Refractors Autograph Variations 2 10 1:59,600
Uncirculated 165 350 one-per-box
Uncirculated Autographed Rookies 22 10 ?
Reprints 20 - 1:6
Reprints Refractors 20 - 1:18

Checklist

Base Set

Veterans (Reds)

1 Adam Dunn

2 Derek Jeter

3 Alex Rodriguez

4 Miguel Tejada

5 Nomar Garciaparra

6 Toby Hall

7 Brandon Duckworth

8 Paul LoDuca

9 Brian Giles

10 C.C. Sabathia

11 Curt Schilling

12 Tsuyoshi Shinjo

13 Ramon Hernandez

14 Jose Cruz

15 Albert Pujols

16 Joe Mays

17 Javy Lopez

18 J.T. Snow

19 David Segui

20 Jorge Posada

21 Doug Mientkiewicz

22 Jerry Hairston

23 Bernie Williams

24 Mike Sweeney

25 Jason Giambi

26 Ryan Dempster

27 Ryan Klesko

28 Mark Quinn

29 Jeff Kent

30 Eric Chavez

31 Adrian Beltre

32 Andruw Jones

33 Alfonso Soriano

34 Aramis Ramirez

35 Greg Maddux

36 Andy Pettitte

37 Bartolo Colon

38 Ben Sheets

39 Bob Higginson

40 Ivan Rodriguez

41 Brad Penny

42 Carlos Lee

43 Damion Easley

44 Preston Wilson

45 Jeff Bagwell

46 Eric Milton

47 Rafael Palmeiro

48 Gary Sheffield

49 J.D. Drew

50 Jim Thome

51 Ichiro Suzuki

52 Bud Smith

53 Chan Ho Park

54 D'Angelo Jimenez

55 Ken Griffey, Jr.

56 Wade Miller

57 Vladimir Guerrero

58 Troy Glaus

59 Shawn Green

60 Kerry Wood

61 Jack Wilson

62 Kevin Brown

63 Marcus Giles

64 Pat Burrell

65 Larry Walker

66 Sammy Sosa

67 Raul Mondesi

68 Tim Hudson

69 Lance Berkman

70 Mike Mussina

71 Barry Zito

72 Jimmy Rollins

73 Barry Bonds

74 Craig Biggio

75 Todd Helton

76 Roger Clemens

77 Frank Catalanotto

78 Josh Towers

79 Roy Oswalt

80 Chipper Jones

81 Cristian Guzman

82 Darin Erstad

83 Freddy Garcia

84 Jason Tyner

85 Carlos Delgado

86 Jon Lieber

87 Juan Pierre

88 Matt Morris

89 Phil Nevin

90 Jim Edmonds

91 Magglio Ordonez

92 Mike Hampton

93 Rafael Furcal

94 Richie Sexson

95 Luis Gonzalez

96 Scott Rolen

97 Tim Redding

98 Moises Alou

99 Jose Vidro

100 Mike Piazza

101 Pedro Martinez

102 Geoff Jenkins

103 Johnny Damon

104 Mike Cameron

105 Randy Johnson

106 David Eckstein

107 Javier Vazquez

108 Mark Mulder

109 Robert Fick


Rookies & Prospects (Blues)

111 Wilson Betemit

112 Chris Tritle RC*

113 Ed Rogers

114 Juan Pena

115 Josh Beckett

116 Juan Cruz

117 Noochie Varner RC*

118 Blake Williams

119 Mike Rivera

120 Hank Blalock

121 Hansel Izquierdo RC

122 Orlando Hudson

123 Bill Hall

124 Jose Reyes

125 Juan Rivera

126 Eric Valent

127 Scotty Layfield RC*

128 Austin Kearns

129 Nic Jackson RC*

130 Scott Chiasson

131 Chad Qualls RC

132 Marcus Thames

133 Nathan Haynes

134 Joe Borchard

135 Josh Hamilton

136 Corey Patterson

137 Travis Wilson

138 Alex Escobar

139 Alexis Gomez

140 Nick Johnson

141 Marlon Byrd

142 Kory DeHaan

143 Carlos Hernandez

144 Sean Burroughs

145 Angel Berroa

146 Aubrey Huff

147 Travis Hafner

148 Brandon Berger

149 J.R. House

150 Dewon Brazelton

151 Jayson Werth

152 Larry Barnes

153 Ruben Gotay RC

154 Tommy Marx

155 John Suomi RC*

156 Javier Colina RC*

157 Greg Sain RC*

158 Robert Cosby RC*

159 Angel Pagan RC

160 Ralph Santana RC*

161 Joe Orloski

162 Shayne Wright RC*

163 Jay Caligiuri RC*

164 Greg Montalbano

165 Rich Harden

166 Rich Thompson RC

167 Fred Bastardo RC*

168 Alejandro Giron RC*

169 Jesus Medrano RC*

170 Kevin Deaton RC*

171 Mike Rosamond RC*

172 Jon Guzman RC*

173 Gerard Oakes

174 Francisco Liriano

175 Matt Allegra RC*

176 Mike Snyder

177 James Shanks RC*

178 Anderson Hernandez RC

179 Dan Trumble RC*

180 Luis DePaula RC*

181 Randall Shelley RC*

182 Richard Lane RC*

183 Antwon Rollins RC*

184 Ryan Bukvich

185 Derrick Lewis

186 Eric Miller RC*

187 Justin Schuda RC*

188 Brian West RC*

189 Brad Wilkerson

190 Neal Frendling RC*

191 Jeremy Hill RC

192 James Barrett RC*

193 Brett Kay RC*

194 Ryan Mottl

195 Brad Nelson RC

196 Juan M. Gonzalez RC*

197 Curtis Legendre RC*

198 Ronald Acuna RC*

199 Chris Flinn RC*

200 Nick Alvarez RC*

201 Jason Ellison RC*

202 Blake McGinley

203 Dan Phillips RC*

204 Demetrius Heath RC*

205 Eric Bruntlett RC

206 Joe Jiannetti RC*

207 Mike Hill RC*

208 Ricardo Cordova RC*

209 Mark Hamilton RC*

210 David Mattox

211 Jose Morban RC

212 Scott Wiggins RC

213 Steve Green

214 Brian Rogers

215 Kenny Baugh

216 Anastacio Martinez RC

217 Richard Lewis

218 Tim Kalita RC*

219 Edwin Almonte RC

220 Hee Seop Choi

221 Ty Howington

222 Victor Alvarez RC

223 Morgan Ensberg

224 Jeff Austin RC

225 Clint Weibl RC*

226 Eric Cyr

227 Marlyn Tisdale

228 John VanBenschoten

229 David Krynzel

230 Raul Chavez RC

231 Brett Evert

232 Joe Rogers

233 Adam Wainwright

234 Matt Herges

235 Matt Childers RC

236 Nick Neugebauer

237 Carl Crawford

238 Seung Song

239 Randy Flores

240 Jason Lane

241 Chase Utley

242 Ben Howard RC

243 Eric Glaser

244 Josh Wilson

245 Jose Valverde RC

246 Chris Smith

247 Mark Prior

248 Brian Mallette

249 Chone Figgins RC

250 Jimmy Alvarez RC*

251 Luis Terrero

252 Josh Bonifay RC*

253 Garrett Guzman RC*

254 Jeff Verplancke

255 Nate Espy

256 Jeff Lincoln

257 Ryan Snare

258 Jose Ortiz

259 Denny Bautista

260 Willy Aybar

261 Kelly Johnson

262 Shawn Fagan

263 Yurendell DeCaster

264 Mike Peeples RC*

265 Joel Guzman

266 Ryan Vogelsong

267 Jorge Padilla

268 Joe Jester

269 Ryan Church RC

270 Mitch Jones

271 Travis Foley RC*

272 Bobby Crosby

273 Adrian Gonzalez

274 Ronnie Merrill

275 Joel Pineiro

276 John-Ford Griffin

277 Brian Forystek

278 Sean Douglass

279 Manny Delcarmen RC

280 Jim Kavourias RC*

281 Gabe Gross

282 Bill Ortega

283 Joey Hammond

284 Brett Myers

285 Carlos Pena

286 Ezequiel Astacio

287 Edwin Yan RC*

288 Chris Duffy

289 Jason Kinchen

290 Rafael Soriano

291 Colin Young RC*

292 Eric Byrnes

293 Chris Narveson

294 John Rheinecker

295 Mike Wilson RC

296 Justin Sherrod

297 Deivi Mendez

298 Wily Mo Pena

299 Brett Roneberg RC*

300 Trey Lunsford RC

301 Christian Parker

302 Brent Butler

303 Aaron Heilman

304 Wilkin Ruan

305 Kenny Kelly

306 Cody Ransom

307 Koyie Hill

308 Tony Fontana

309 Mark Teixeira

310 Doug Sessions RC*

311 Josh Cisneros

312 Carlos Brackley

313 Tim Raines

314 Ross Peeples

315 Alex Requena

316 Chin-Hui Tsao

317 Tony Alvarez

318 Craig Kuzmic RC*

319 Pete Zamora RC*

320 Matt Parker

321 Keith Ginter

322 Gary Cates

323 Matt Belisle

324 Ben Broussard (A)

324 Jake Mauer (B)

325 Dennis Tankersley

326 Juan Silvestre

327 Henry Pichardo

328 Michael Floyd RC*

329 Clint Nageotte

330 Raymond Cabrera

331 Mauricio Lara RC*

332 Alejandro Cadena

333 Jonny Gomes RC

334 Jason Bulger

335 Nate Teut

336 David Gil

337 Joel Crump

338 Brandon Phillips

339 Macay McBride

340 Brandon Claussen

341 Josh Phelps

342 Freddie Money

343 Cliff Bartosh

344 Terrance Hill

345 John Rodriguez RC

346 Chris Latham RC

347 Carlos Cabrera

348 Jose Bautista RC

349 Kevin Frederick

350 Jerome Williams

351 Napoleon Calzado RC

352 Benito Baez

353 Xavier Nady

354 Jason Botts RC

355 Steve Bechler RC

356 Reed Johnson RC

357 Mark Outlaw

358 Jake Peavy

359 Josh Shaffer RC

360 Dan Wright

361 Ryan Gripp RC*

362 Nelson Castro RC*

363 Jason Bay RC

364 Franklyn German

365 Corwin Malone

366 Kelly Ramos

367 John Ennis

368 George Perez

369 Rene Reyes

370 Rolando Viera RC*

371 Earl Snyder

372 Kyle Kane RC*

373 Mario Ramos RC

374 Tyler Yates

375 Jason Young RC

376 Chris Bootcheck

377 Jesus Cota

378 Corky Miller

379 Matt Erickson

380 Justin Huber

381 Felix Escalona

382 Kevin Cash

383 J.J. Putz

403 Kazuhisa Ishii RC

403 Kazuhisa Ishii (Autographed)

404 So Taguchi RC

404 So Taguchi (Autographed)


Autographed Rookies

Card #388 (Jake Mauer) packed out as an exchange card; however, the fulfilled card was sequentially-numbered #324. Therefore, there are two cards in the set numbered #324, but none numbered #388.

383 J.J. Putz

384 Chris Snelling RC

385 David Wright C

386 Brian Wolfe

387 Justin Reid

389 Ryan Raburn

390 Josh Barfield RC

391 Joe Mauer RC

392 Bobby Jenks RC

393 Rob Henkel RC*

394 Jimmy Gobble RC

395 Jesse Foppert

396 Gavin Floyd RC

397 Nate Field

398 Ryan Doumit

399 Ron Calloway

400 Taylor Buchholz RC

401 Adam Roller RC*

402 Cole Barthel RC*

405 Chris Baker RC*


Facsimile Autograph Variations

20 players who signed for the Autographed Rookies subset (see above), had an unautographed version randomly inserted. These cards look like any ordinary Bowman Chrome base card, in that, the "Certified Autograph Issue" logo in the upper-left corner on the front is replaced by a "Bowman Chrome" logo. Also, the area where the player would have signed is covered by a facsimile signature -- just like all other base cards.

It is unknown why these cards exist and why they were inserted into packs. Although the cards are not serial-numbered, it is believed that less then 50 copies of each were produced.

118 Taylor Buchholz

130 Chris Baker

189 Adam Roller

229 Ryan Raburn

231 Chris Snelling

233 Nate Field

237 Ron Calloway

239 Cole Barthel

244 Rob Henkel

251 Gavin Floyd

301 Jimmy Gobble

305 Brian Wolfe

313 Jesse Foppert

316 Joe Mauer

317 David Wright

323 Justin Reid

324 Jake Mauer

326 Josh Barfield

335 Bobby Jenks

338 Ryan Doumit


Autograph Variations

Topps produced both autographed and unautographed versions of cards #403 and #404. Unlike the Facsimile Autograph Variations (see above), the unautographed cards were produced in the same quantities as any other base rookie card -- that is, they are among the 165 "Blue" cards that were short-printed and seeded into packs at the rate of 1:3.

The autographed versions of #403 and #404 were produced in smaller quantities than the other 20 Autographed Rookies (see above); however, are not considered "true" RCs, and a set is considered complete without them.

403 Kazuhisa Ishii RC

403 Kazuhisa Ishii (Autographed)

404 So Taguchi RC

404 So Taguchi (Autographed)


Parallels

All 405 base cards (to include all 165 base set Rookie short-prints AND all 20 Autographed Rookies) are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 500 copies)
  • X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 250 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)

Autographed Variation Refractors

The two Autographed Variations (Cards #403 & #404) are available in the following Refractor parallels.


  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 100 copies)
  • X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 10 copies)

Uncirculated

Inserted into each sealed Hobby box was a redemption card good for one "Uncirculated" Bowman Chrome parallel. Collectors could then redeem the card by entering a code on thepit.com -- which Topps owned at the time. Each card was uncased in a plastic holder -- similar to an eTopps card.

Unautographed cards were serial-numbered to 350 copies, while the 20 Autographed Rookies and 2 Autographed Variations were numbered to 10.

NNO Exchange Card

112 Chris Tritle

117 Noochie Varner

121 Hansel Izquierdo

123 Bill Hall

127 Scotty Layfield

129 Nic Jackson

131 Chad Qualls

153 Ruben Gotay

154 Tommy Marx

155 John Suomi

156 Javier Colina

157 Greg Sain

158 Robert Crosby

159 Angel Pagan

162 Shayne Wright

163 Jay Caliguiri

164 Greg Montalbano

165 Rich Harden

166 Rich Thompson

167 Fred Bastardo

168 Alejandro Giron

169 Jesus Medrano

170 Kevin Deaton

172 Jon Guzman

173 Gerard Oakes

174 Francisco Liriano

175 Matt Allegra

176 Mike Snyder

178 Anderson Hernandez

179 Dan Trumble

180 Luis DePaula

181 Randall Shelley

182 Richard Lane

183 Antwon Rollins

184 Ryan Bukvich

185 Derrick Lewis

186 Eric Miller

187 Justin Schuda

188 Brian West

190 Neal Frendling

191 Jeremy Hill

192 James Barrett

193 Brett Kay

194 Ryan Mottl

195 Brad Nelson

196 Juan M. Gonzalez

197 Curtis Legendre

198 Ronald Acuna

199 Chris Flinn

200 Nick Alvarez

201 Jason Ellison

202 Blake McGinley

203 Dan Phillips

204 Demetrius Heath

205 Eric Bruntlett

206 Joe Jiannetti

207 Mike Hill

208 Ricardo Cordova

209 Mark Hamilton

210 David Mattox

211 Jose Morban

212 Scott Wiggins

214 Brian Rogers

216 Anastacio Martinez

218 Tim Kalita

219 Edwin Almonte

222 Victor Alvarez

224 Jeff Austin

225 Clint Weibl

227 Marlyn Tisdale

230 Raul Chavez

232 Joe Rogers

235 Matt Childers

242 Ben Howard

243 Eric Glaser

245 Jose Valverde

248 Brian Mallette

249 Chone Figgins

250 Jimmy Alvarez

252 Josh Bonifay

253 Garrett Guzman

254 Jeff Verplancke

255 Nate Espy

256 Jeff Lincoln

257 Ryan Snare

263 Yurendell DeCaster

264 Mike Peeples

267 Jorge Padilla

268 Joe Jester

269 Ryan Church

271 Travis Foley

277 Brian Forystek

279 Manny Delcarmen

280 Jim Kavourias

283 Joey Hammond

286 Ezequiel Astacio

287 Edwin Yan

288 Chris Duffy

293 Chris Narveson

295 Mike Wilson

296 Justin Sherrod

299 Brett Roneberg

300 Trey Lunsford

307 Koyie Hill

308 Tony Fontana

310 Doug Sessions

311 Josh Cisneros

312 Carlos Brackley

314 Ross Peeples

315 Alex Requena

318 Craig Kuzmic

319 Pete Zamora

320 Matt Parker

322 Gary Cates

324 Jake Mauer

327 Henry Pichardo

328 Michael Floyd

329 Clint Nageotte

330 Raymond Cabrera

331 Mauricio Lara

332 Alejandro Cadena

333 Jonny Gomes

334 Jason Bulger

336 David Gil

337 Joel Crump

342 Freddie Money

343 Cliff Bartosh

344 Terrance Hill

345 John Rodriguez

346 Chris Latham

347 Carlos Cabrera

348 Jose Bautista

349 Kevin Frederick

351 Napolean Calzado

352 Benito Baez

354 Jason Botts

355 Steve Bechler

356 Reed Johnson

357 Mark Outlaw

359 Josh Shaffer

360 Dan Wright

361 Ryan Gripp

362 Nelson Castro

363 Jason Bay

364 Franklyn German

365 Corwin Malone

366 Kelly Ramos

367 John Ennis

368 George Perez

369 Rene Reyes

370 Rolando Viera

371 Earl Snyder

372 Kyle Kane

373 Mario Ramos

374 Tyler Yates

375 Jason Young

376 Chris Bootcheck

377 Jesus Cota

378 Corky Miller

379 Matt Erickson

380 Justin Huber

381 Felix Escalona

382 Kevin Cash

383 J.J. Putz

384 Chris Snelling

385 David Wright

386 Brian Wolfe

387 Justin Reid

389 Ryan Raburn

390 Josh Barfield

391 Joe Mauer

392 Bobby Jenks

393 Rob Henkel

394 Jimmy Gobble

395 Jesse Foppert

396 Gavin Floyd

397 Nate Field

398 Ryan Doumit

399 Ron Calloway

400 Taylor Buchholz

401 Adam Roller

402 Cole Barthel

403 Kazuhisa Ishii (Autographed)

403 Kazuhisa Ishii

404 So Taguchi (Autographed)

404 So Taguchi

405 Chris Baker


Inserts

Reprints

This set features Chrome reprints of prominent rookie cards from the Pre-Chrome, Modern Bowman era (1989-1996). Each is also available in a Refractor parallel. Many of these cards were also reprinted four years earlier.

BCR-AJ Andruw Jones 95

BCR-BC Bartolo Colon 95

BCR-BW Bernie Williams 90

BCR-CD Carlos Delgado

BCR-CJ Chipper Jones 91

BCR-DJ Derek Jeter 93

BCR-FT Frank Thomas 90

BCR-GS Gary Sheffield 89

BCR-IR Ivan Rodriguez 91

BCR-JB Jeff Bagwell 91

BCR-JG Juan Gonzalez 90

BCR-JK Jason Kendall

BCR-JP Jorge Posada 94

BCR-KG Ken Griffey, Jr. 89

BCR-LG Luis Gonzalez 91

BCR-LW Larry Walker

BCR-MP Mike Piazza 92

BCR-MS Mike Sweeney 95

BCR-SR Scott Rolen 95

BCR-VG Vladimir Guerrero 95