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1997 Bowman Chrome

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Description

1997 Bowman Chrome was a 300-card, single series set, issued in November, 1997. Like the Topps Chrome brand, the Bowman Chrome brand was a parallel of its base, parent set - 1997 Bowman. 1997 was inaugural year for the Bowman Chrome brand and the featured a selection of top cards 300 players from the 441-card Bowman set from that year.

Bowman Chrome sets are distinct from the Bowman sets due to their Chromium finish to the card front. This finish and higher price point per-pack established the brand as a higher-end alternative for collectors. Specifically, card fronts for 1997 Bowman Chrome featured the chrome finish and a light-gray and dark-gray vertical pinstripe background pattern (instead of the simple black background on 1997 Bowman cards).

Keeping with the identity of the Bowman flagship brand, this set was intended to create a deluxe version of the Bowman base set while still holding true to the brand's essence of focusing primarily on the players in the set - established stars and rookies/rookie cards. This approach was different from many of the sets during this era which focused on inserts and card design. This approach with the Bowman and Bowman Chrome brands still remains in the current Modern era.

Notable Rookie Cards of Adrian Beltre, Lance Berkman, Roy Halladay, Aramis Ramirez, Miguel Tejada, Jayson Werth and Kerry Wood were in this set.

Distribution

24 packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $3.00).

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 300 - ?
International 300 - 1:4
Refractors 300 - 1:12
International Refractor 300 - 1:24
1998 ROY Favorites 15 - 1:24
1998 ROY Favorites Refractor 15 - 1:36
Scout's Honor Roll 15 - 1:12
Scout's Honor Roll Refractor 15 - 1:36

Checklist

Base Set

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  • 1 Derek Jeter
  • 2 Chipper Jones
  • 3 Hideo Nomo
  • 4 Tim Salmon
  • 5 Robin Ventura
  • 6 Tony Clark
  • 7 Barry Larkin
  • 8 Paul Molitor
  • 9 Andy Benes
  • 10 Ryan Klesko
  • 11 Mark McGwire
  • 12 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 13 Robb Nen
  • 14 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 15 John Valentin
  • 16 Ricky Bottalico
  • 17 Mike Lansing
  • 18 Ryne Sandberg
  • 19 Carlos Delgado
  • 20 Craig Biggio
  • 21 Eric Karros
  • 22 Kevin Appier
  • 23 Mariano Rivera
  • 24 Vinny Castilla
  • 25 Juan Gonzalez
  • 26 Al Martin
  • 27 Jeff Cirillo
  • 28 Ray Lankford
  • 29 Manny Ramirez
  • 30 Roberto Alomar
  • 31 Will Clark
  • 32 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 33 Harold Baines
  • 34 Edgar Martinez
  • 35 Mike Mussina
  • 36 Kevin Brown
  • 37 Dennis Eckersley
  • 38 Tino Martinez
  • 39 Raul Mondesi
  • 40 Sammy Sosa
  • 41 John Smoltz
  • 42 Billy Wagner
  • 43 Ken Caminiti
  • 44 Wade Boggs
  • 45 Andres Galarraga
  • 46 Roger Clemens
  • 47 Matt Williams
  • 48 Albert Belle
  • 49 Jeff King
  • 50 John Wetteland
  • 51 Deion Sanders
  • 52 Ellis Burks
  • 53 Pedro Martinez
  • 54 Kenny Lofton
  • 55 Randy Johnson
  • 56 Bernie Williams
  • 57 Marquis Grissom
  • 58 Gary Sheffield
  • 59 Curt Schilling
  • 60 Reggie Sanders
  • 61 Bob Higginson
  • 62 Moises Alou
  • 63 Tom Glavine
  • 64 Mark Grace
  • 65 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 66 John Olerud
  • 67 Dante Bichette
  • 68 Jeff Bagwell
  • 69 Barry Bonds
  • 70 Pat Hentgen
  • 71 Jim Thome
  • 72 Andy Pettitte
  • 73 Jay Bell
  • 74 Jim Edmonds
  • 75 Ron Gant
  • 76 David Cone
  • 77 Jose Canseco
  • 78 Jay Buhner
  • 79 Greg Maddux
  • 80 Lance Johnson
  • 81 Travis Fryman
  • 82 Paul O'Neill
  • 83 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 84 Fred McGriff
  • 85 Mike Piazza
  • 86 Brady Anderson
  • 87 Marty Cordova
  • 88 Joe Carter
  • 89 Brian Jordan
  • 90 Dave Justice
  • 91 Tony Gwynn
  • 92 Larry Walker
  • 93 Mo Vaughn
  • 94 Sandy Alomar
  • 95 Rusty Greer
  • 96 Roberto Hernandez
  • 97 Hal Morris
  • 98 Todd Hundley
  • 99 Rondell White
  • 100 Frank Thomas
  • 101 Bubba Trammell
  • 102 Sidney Ponson
  • 103 Ricky Ledee
  • 104 Brett Tomko
  • 105 Braden Looper
  • 106 Jason Dickson
  • 107 Chad Green
  • 108 R.A. Dickey RC
  • 109 Jeff Liefer
  • 110 Richard Hidalgo
  • 111 Chad Hermansen
  • 112 Felix Martinez
  • 113 J.J. Johnson
  • 114 Todd Dunwoody
  • 115 Katsuhiro Maeda
  • 116 Darin Erstad
  • 117 Eli Marrero
  • 118 Bartolo Colon
  • 119 Ugueth Urbina
  • 120 Jaime Bluma
  • 121 Seth Greisinger
  • 122 Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 123 Todd Dunn
  • 124 Justin Towle
  • 125 Brian Rose
  • 126 Jose Guillen
  • 127 Andruw Jones
  • 128 Mark Kotsay
  • 129 Wilton Guerrero
  • 130 Jacob Cruz
  • 131 Mike Sweeney
  • 132 Matt Morris
  • 133 John Thomson
  • 134 Javier Valentin
  • 135 Mike Drumright
  • 136 Michael Barrett
  • 137 Tony Saunders
  • 138 Kevin Brown
  • 139 Anthony Sanders
  • 140 Jeff Abbott
  • 141 Eugene Kingsale
  • 142 Paul Konerko
  • 143 Randall Simon
  • 144 Freddy Adrian Garcia
  • 145 Karim Garcia
  • 146 Carlos Guillen
  • 147 Aaron Boone
  • 148 Donnie Sadler
  • 149 Brooks Kieschnick
  • 150 Scott Spiezio
  • 151 Kevin Orie
  • 152 Russ Johnson
  • 153 Livan Hernandez
  • 154 Vladimir Nunez
  • 155 Pokey Reese
  • 156 Chris Carpenter
  • 157 Eric Milton
  • 158 Richie Sexson
  • 159 Carl Pavano
  • 160 Pat Cline
  • 161 Ron Wright
  • 162 Dante Powell
  • 163 Mark Bellhorn
  • 164 George Lombard
  • 165 Paul Wilder
  • 166 Brad Fullmer
  • 167 Kris Benson
  • 168 Torii Hunter
  • 169 D.T. Cromer
  • 170 Nelson Figueroa
  • 171 Hiram Bocachica
  • 172 Shane Monahan
  • 173 Juan Melo
  • 174 Calvin Pickering
  • 175 Reggie Taylor
  • 176 Geoff Jenkins
  • 177 Steve Rain
  • 178 Nerio Rodriguez
  • 179 Derrick Gibson
  • 180 Darin Blood
  • 181 Ben Davis
  • 182 Adrian Beltre
  • 183 Kerry Wood
  • 184 Nate Rolison
  • 185 Fernando Tatis
  • 186 Jake Westbrook
  • 187 Edwin Diaz
  • 188 Joe Fontenot
  • 189 Matt Halloran
  • 190 Matt Clement
  • 191 Todd Greene
  • 192 Eric Chavez
  • 193 Edgard Velazquez
  • 194 Bruce Chen
  • 195 Jason Brester
  • 196 Chris Reitsma
  • 197 Neifi Perez
  • 198 Hideki Irabu
  • 199 Don Denbow
  • 200 Derrek Lee
  • 201 Todd Walker
  • 202 Scott Rolen
  • 203 Wes Helms
  • 204 Bob Abreu
  • 205 John Patterson
  • 206 Alex Gonzalez
  • 207 Grant Roberts
  • 208 Jeff Suppan
  • 209 Luke Wilcox
  • 210 Marlon Anderson
  • 211 Mike Caruso
  • 212 Roy Halladay
  • 213 Jeremi Gonzalez
  • 214 Aramis Ramirez
  • 215 Dee Brown
  • 216 Justin Thompson
  • 217 Danny Clyburn
  • 218 Bruce Aven
  • 219 Keith Foulke
  • 220 Shannon Stewart
  • 221 Larry Barnes
  • 222 Mark Johnson
  • 223 Randy Winn
  • 224 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 225 Jacque Jones
  • 226 Chris Clemons
  • 227 Todd Helton
  • 228 Ryan Brannan
  • 229 Alex Sanchez
  • 230 Russell Branyan
  • 231 Daryle Ward
  • 232 Kevin Witt
  • 233 Gabby Martinez
  • 234 Preston Wilson
  • 235 Donzell McDonald
  • 236 Orlando Cabrera
  • 237 Brian Banks
  • 238 Robbie Bell
  • 239 Brad Rigby
  • 240 Scott Elarton
  • 241 Donny Leon
  • 242 Abraham Nunez
  • 243 Adam Eaton
  • 244 Octavio Dotel
  • 245 Sean Casey
  • 246 Joe Lawrence
  • 247 Adam Johnson
  • 248 Ronnie Belliard
  • 249 Bobby Estalella
  • 250 Corey Lee
  • 251 Mike Cameron
  • 252 Kerry Robinson
  • 253 A.J. Zapp RC*
  • 254 Jarrod Washburn
  • 255 Ben Grieve
  • 256 Javier Vazquez
  • 257 Travis Lee
  • 258 Dennis Reyes
  • 259 Danny Buxbaum
  • 260 Kelvim Escobar
  • 261 Danny Klassen
  • 262 Ken Cloude
  • 263 Gabe Alvarez
  • 264 Clayton Bruner
  • 265 Jason Marquis
  • 266 Jamey Wright
  • 267 Matt Snyder
  • 268 Josh Garrett
  • 269 Juan Encarnacion
  • 270 Heath Murray
  • 271 Brent Butler
  • 272 Danny Peoples
  • 273 Miguel Tejada
  • 274 Jim Pittsley
  • 275 Dmitri Young
  • 276 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 277 Cole Liniak
  • 278 Ramon Hernandez
  • 279 Cliff Politte
  • 280 Mel Rosario
  • 281 Jorge Carrion
  • 282 John Barnes
  • 283 Chris Stowe
  • 284 Vernon Wells
  • 285 Brett Caradonna
  • 286 Scott Hodges
  • 287 Jon Garland
  • 288 Nathan Haynes
  • 289 Geoff Goetz
  • 290 Adam Kennedy
  • 291 T.J. Tucker
  • 292 Aaron Akin
  • 293 Jayson Werth
  • 294 Glenn Davis
  • 295 Mark Mangum
  • 296 Troy Cameron
  • 297 J.J. Davis
  • 298 Lance Berkman
  • 299 Jason Standridge
  • 300 Jason Dellaero

Parallels

Each of the 300 base cards are available in the following parallels:

International

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Card front is similar to the base version except the background behind the player photo was a flag of the country the player was born. Additionally, the card back featured a gradient flag background design as well.

Refractor

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Card front is identical to the base but features a holographic shine. Each Refractor is sequentially-numbered with an "R" prefix.

International Refractor

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Card front is the same as the International parallel but features a holographic shine. Each International Refractor is sequentially-numbered with an "R" prefix.

Inserts

1998 ROY Favorites

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This 15-card set highlighted potential candidates for the 1998 Rookie of the Year award. Each card was also available as a Refractor parallel, which is sequentially-numbered with an "R" prefix.

  • ROY1 Jeff Abbott
  • ROY2 Karim Garcia
  • ROY3 Todd Helton
  • ROY4 Richard Hidalgo
  • ROY5 Geoff Jenkins
  • ROY6 Russ Johnson
  • ROY7 Paul Konerko
  • ROY8 Mark Kotsay
  • ROY9 Ricky Ledee
  • ROY10 Travis Lee
  • ROY11 Derrek Lee
  • ROY12 Eli Marrero
  • ROY13 Juan Melo
  • ROY14 Brian Rose
  • ROY15 Fernando Tatis

Scout's Honor Roll

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This 15-card set highlighted the top young stars in the game. Each card was also available as a Refractor parallel, which is sequentially-numbered with an "R" suffix.

  • SHR1 Dmitri Young
  • SHR2 Bob Abreu
  • SHR3 Vladimir Guerrero
  • SHR4 Paul Konerko
  • SHR5 Kevin Orie
  • SHR6 Todd Walker
  • SHR7 Ben Grieve
  • SHR8 Darin Erstad
  • SHR9 Derrek Lee
  • SHR10 Jose Cruz
  • SHR11 Scott Rolen
  • SHR12 Travis Lee
  • SHR13 Andruw Jones
  • SHR14 Wilton Guerrero
  • SHR15 Nomar Garciaparra