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1998 Bowman Chrome

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Description

1998 Bowman Chrome was a 441-card with cards 1-221 in Series One and cards 222-441 in Series Two. This year, Bowman Chrome fully paralleled the 441-card 1998 Bowman set, contrary to the 1997 Bowman Chrome set, which partially paralleled the 1997 Bowman set (1997 Bowman Chrome only featured 300 of the 441 cards from the 1997 Bowman set).

The cards looked identical to the 1998 Bowman set but had a "chrome" finish that distinguished this as a higher-end set from the base brand. The photo of the player was off-center on the card front with the player's name plate below and a facsimile of the player's signature from their original Topps contract on the left side.

Notable rookie cards of Troy Glaus, Magglio Ordonez, Orlando Hernandez, Francisco Cordero, and Carlos Lee were in this set.

Distribution

24 packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $3). Hobby only.

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Base 441 - ?
International 441 - 1:4
Refractor 441 - 1:12
International Refractor 441 - 1:24
Golden Anniversary 441 50 1:164
Golden Anniversary Refractor 441 5 1:1279
Reprints 50 - 1:12
Reprints Refractor 50 - 1:36

Checklist

Base Set

Series One

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  • 1 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 2 Scott Rolen
  • 3 Andy Pettitte
  • 4 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 5 Mark McGwire
  • 6 Jason Dickson
  • 7 Jose Cruz, Jr.
  • 8 Jeff Kent
  • 9 Mike Mussina
  • 10 Jason Kendall
  • 11 Brett Tomko
  • 12 Jeff King
  • 13 Brad Radke
  • 14 Robin Ventura
  • 15 Jeff Bagwell
  • 16 Greg Maddux
  • 17 John Jaha
  • 18 Mike Piazza
  • 19 Edgar Martinez
  • 20 Dave Justice
  • 21 Todd Hundley
  • 22 Tony Gwynn
  • 23 Larry Walker
  • 24 Bernie Williams
  • 25 Edgar Renteria
  • 26 Rafael Palmeiro
  • 27 Tim Salmon
  • 28 Matt Morris
  • 29 Shawn Estes
  • 30 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 31 Fernando Tatis
  • 32 Justin Thompson
  • 33 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 34 Edgardo Alfonzo
  • 35 Mo Vaughn
  • 36 Marty Cordova
  • 37 Craig Biggio
  • 38 Roger Clemens
  • 39 Mark Grace
  • 40 Ken Caminiti
  • 41 Tony Womack
  • 42 Albert Belle
  • 43 Tino Martinez
  • 44 Sandy Alomar, Jr.
  • 45 Jeff Cirillo
  • 46 Jason Giambi
  • 47 Darin Erstad
  • 48 Livan Hernandez
  • 49 Mark Grudzielanek
  • 50 Sammy Sosa
  • 51 Curt Schilling
  • 52 Brian Hunter
  • 53 Neifi Perez
  • 54 Todd Walker
  • 55 Jose Guillen
  • 56 Jim Thome
  • 57 Tom Glavine
  • 58 Todd Greene
  • 59 Rondell White
  • 60 Roberto Alomar
  • 61 Tony Clark
  • 62 Vinny Castilla
  • 63 Barry Larkin
  • 64 Hideki Irabu
  • 65 Johnny Damon
  • 66 Juan Gonzalez
  • 67 John Olerud
  • 68 Gary Sheffield
  • 69 Raul Mondesi
  • 70 Chipper Jones
  • 71 David Ortiz
  • 72 Warren Morris RC
  • 73 Alex Gonzalez
  • 74 Nick Bierbrodt
  • 75 Roy Halladay
  • 76 Danny Buxbaum
  • 77 Adam Kennedy RC
  • 78 Jared Sandberg RC
  • 79 Michael Barrett RC
  • 80 Gil Meche RC
  • 81 Jayson Werth
  • 82 Abraham Nunez
  • 83 Ben Petrick
  • 84 Brett Caradonna
  • 85 Mike Lowell RC
  • 86 Clayton Bruner
  • 87 John Curtice RC*
  • 88 Bobby Estalella
  • 89 Juan Melo RC
  • 90 Arnold Gooch
  • 91 Kevin Millwood RC
  • 92 Richie Sexson
  • 93 Orlando Cabrera RC
  • 94 Pat Cline
  • 95 Anthony Sanders
  • 96 Russ Johnson RC
  • 97 Ben Grieve
  • 98 Kevin McGlinchy
  • 99 Paul Wilder
  • 100 Russ Ortiz
  • 101 Ryan Jackson RC
  • 102 Heath Murray
  • 103 Brian Rose RC
  • 104 Ryan Radmanovich RC
  • 105 Ricky Ledee
  • 106 Jeff Wallace RC
  • 107 Ryan Minor RC
  • 108 Dennis Reyes
  • 109 James Manias
  • 110 Chris Carpenter
  • 111 Daryle Ward
  • 112 Vernon Wells
  • 113 Chad Green
  • 114 Mike Stoner RC*
  • 115 Brad Fullmer
  • 116 Adam Eaton
  • 117 Jeff Liefer
  • 118 Corey Koskie RC
  • 119 Todd Helton
  • 120 Jaime Jones RC*
  • 121 Mel Rosario
  • 122 Geoff Goetz
  • 123 Adrian Beltre
  • 124 Jason Dellaero
  • 125 Gabe Kapler RC
  • 126 Scott Schoeneweis
  • 127 Ryan Brannan
  • 128 Aaron Akin
  • 129 Ryan Anderson RC*
  • 130 Brad Penny
  • 131 Bruce Chen
  • 132 Eli Marrero
  • 133 Eric Chavez
  • 134 Troy Glaus RC
  • 135 Troy Cameron
  • 136 Brian Sikorski RC
  • 137 Mike Kinkade RC
  • 138 Braden Looper
  • 139 Mark Mangum
  • 140 Danny Peoples
  • 141 J.J. Davis
  • 142 Ben Davis
  • 143 Jacque Jones
  • 144 Derrick Gibson
  • 145 Bronson Arroyo
  • 146 Luis de los Santos RC
  • 147 Jeff Abbott
  • 148 Michael Cuddyer RC
  • 149 Jason Romano
  • 150 Shane Monahan
  • 151 Ntema Ndungidi RC*
  • 152 Alex Sanchez
  • 153 Jack Cust RC
  • 154 Brent Butler
  • 155 Ramon Hernandez
  • 156 Norm Hutchins
  • 157 Jason Marquis
  • 158 Jacob Cruz
  • 159 Rob Burger RC*
  • 160 Dave Coggin
  • 161 Preston Wilson
  • 162 Jason Fitzgerald RC*
  • 163 Dan Serafini
  • 164 Peter Munro
  • 165 Trot Nixon
  • 166 Homer Bush
  • 167 Dermal Brown
  • 168 Chad Hermansen
  • 169 Julio Moreno RC*
  • 170 John Roskos RC
  • 171 Grant Roberts
  • 172 Ken Cloude
  • 173 Jason Brester
  • 174 Jason Conti
  • 175 Jon Garland
  • 176 Robbie Bell
  • 177 Nathan Haynes
  • 178 Ramon Ortiz RC
  • 179 Shannon Stewart
  • 180 Pablo Ortega
  • 181 Jimmy Rollins RC
  • 182 Sean Casey
  • 183 Ted Lilly RC
  • 184 Chris Enochs RC*
  • 185 Magglio Ordonez RC UER (photo in front is Mario Valdez)
  • 186 Mike Drumright
  • 187 Aaron Boone
  • 188 Matt Clement
  • 189 Todd Dunwoody
  • 190 Larry Rodriguez
  • 191 Todd Noel
  • 192 Geoff Jenkins
  • 193 George Lombard
  • 194 Lance Berkman
  • 195 Marcus McCain
  • 196 Ryan McGuire
  • 197 Jhensy Sandoval
  • 198 Corey Lee
  • 199 Mario Valdez
  • 200 Robert Fick RC
  • 201 Donnie Sadler
  • 202 Marc Kroon
  • 203 David Miller
  • 204 Jarrod Washburn
  • 205 Miguel Tejada
  • 206 Raul Ibanez
  • 207 John Patterson
  • 208 Calvin Pickering
  • 209 Felix Martinez
  • 210 Mark Redman
  • 211 Scott Elarton
  • 212 Jose Amado RC*
  • 213 Kerry Wood
  • 214 Dante Powell
  • 215 Aramis Ramirez
  • 216 A.J. Hinch
  • 217 Dustin Carr RC*
  • 218 Mark Kotsay
  • 219 Jason Standridge
  • 220 Luis Ordaz
  • 221 Orlando Hernandez RC

Series Two

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  • 222 Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • 223 Paul Molitor
  • 224 Derek Jeter
  • 225 Barry Bonds
  • 226 Jim Edmonds
  • 227 John Smoltz
  • 228 Eric Karros
  • 229 Ray Lankford
  • 230 Rey Ordonez
  • 231 Kenny Lofton
  • 232 Alex Rodriguez
  • 233 Dante Bichette
  • 234 Pedro Martinez
  • 235 Carlos Delgado
  • 236 Rod Beck
  • 237 Matt Williams
  • 238 Charles Johnson
  • 239 Rico Brogna
  • 240 Frank Thomas
  • 241 Paul O'Neill
  • 242 Jaret Wright
  • 243 Brant Brown
  • 244 Ryan Klesko
  • 245 Chuck Finley
  • 246 Derek Bell
  • 247 Delino DeShields
  • 248 Chan Ho Park
  • 249 Wade Boggs
  • 250 Jay Buhner
  • 251 Butch Huskey
  • 252 Steve Finley
  • 253 Will Clark
  • 254 John Valentin
  • 255 Bob Higginson
  • 256 Darryl Strawberry
  • 257 Randy Johnson
  • 258 Al Martin
  • 259 Travis Fryman
  • 260 Fred McGriff
  • 261 Jose Valentin
  • 262 Andruw Jones
  • 263 Kenny Rogers
  • 264 Moises Alou
  • 265 Denny Neagle
  • 266 Ugueth Urbina
  • 267 Derrek Lee
  • 268 Ellis Burks
  • 269 Mariano Rivera
  • 270 Dean Palmer
  • 271 Eddie Taubensee
  • 272 Brady Anderson
  • 273 Brian Giles
  • 274 Quinton McCracken
  • 275 Henry Rodriguez
  • 276 Andres Galarraga
  • 277 Jose Canseco
  • 278 David Segui
  • 279 Bret Saberhagen
  • 280 Kevin Brown
  • 281 Chuck Knoblauch
  • 282 Jeromy Burnitz
  • 283 Jay Bell
  • 284 Manny Ramirez
  • 285 Rick Helling
  • 286 Francisco Cordova
  • 287 Bob Abreu
  • 288 J.T. Snow
  • 289 Hideo Nomo
  • 290 Brian Jordan
  • 291 Javy Lopez
  • 292 Travis Lee
  • 293 Russell Branyan
  • 294 Paul Konerko
  • 295 Masato Yoshii RC
  • 296 Kris Benson
  • 297 Juan Encarnacion
  • 298 Eric Milton
  • 299 Mike Caruso
  • 300 Ricardo Aramboles RC*
  • 301 Bobby Smith
  • 302 Billy Koch
  • 303 Richard Hidalgo
  • 304 Justin Baughman RC
  • 305 Chris Gissell
  • 306 Donnie Bridges RC*
  • 307 Nelson Lara RC*
  • 308 Randy Wolf RC
  • 309 Jason LaRue RC
  • 310 Jason Gooding RC*
  • 311 Edgard Clemente
  • 312 Andrew Vessel
  • 313 Chris Reitsma
  • 314 Jesus Sanchez RC
  • 315 Buddy Carlyle RC
  • 316 Randy Winn RC
  • 317 Luis Rivera RC
  • 318 Marcus Thames RC
  • 319 A.J. Pierzynski
  • 320 Scott Randall
  • 321 Damian Sapp
  • 322 Ed Yarnall RC
  • 323 Luke Allen RC
  • 324 J.D. Smart
  • 325 Willie Martinez
  • 326 Alex Ramirez
  • 327 Eric DuBose RC
  • 328 Kevin Witt
  • 329 Dan McKinley RC*
  • 330 Cliff Politte RC
  • 331 Vladimir Nunez
  • 332 John Halama RC
  • 333 Nerio Rodriguez
  • 334 Desi Relaford
  • 335 Robinson Checo RC
  • 336 John Nicholson
  • 337 Tom LaRosa RC*
  • 338 Kevin Nicholson RC
  • 339 Javier Vazquez
  • 340 A.J. Zapp
  • 341 Tom Evans
  • 342 Kerry Robinson
  • 343 Gabe Gonzalez
  • 344 Ralph Milliard
  • 345 Enrique Wilson
  • 346 Elvin Hernandez
  • 347 Mike Lincoln RC*
  • 348 Cesar King RC*
  • 349 Cristian Guzman RC
  • 350 Donzell McDonald
  • 351 Jim Parque
  • 352 Mike Saipe RC
  • 353 Carlos Febles RC
  • 354 Dernell Stenson RC
  • 355 Mark Osborne RC*
  • 356 Odalis Perez RC
  • 357 Jason Dewey RC*
  • 358 Joe Fontenot RC
  • 359 Jason Grilli RC
  • 360 Kevin Haverbusch RC*
  • 361 Jay Yennaco RC*
  • 362 Brian Buchanan
  • 363 John Barnes
  • 364 Chris Fussell
  • 365 Kevin Gibbs RC*
  • 366 Joe Lawrence
  • 367 Darond Stovall
  • 368 Brian Fuentes RC
  • 369 Jimmy Anderson
  • 370 Lariel Gonzalez RC
  • 371 Scott Williamson RC
  • 372 Milton Bradley RC
  • 373 Jason Halper RC*
  • 374 Brent Billingsley RC
  • 375 Joe DePastino RC
  • 376 Jake Westbrook RC
  • 377 Octavio Dotel
  • 378 Jason Williams RC*
  • 379 Julio Ramirez RC
  • 380 Seth Greisinger
  • 381 Mike Judd RC
  • 382 Ben Ford RC
  • 383 Tom Bennett RC*
  • 384 Adam Butler RC
  • 385 Wade Miller RC
  • 386 Kyle Peterson RC
  • 387 Tommy Peterman RC*
  • 388 Onan Masaoka
  • 389 Jason Rakers RC
  • 390 Rafael Medina
  • 391 Luis Lopez
  • 392 Jeff Yoder
  • 393 Vance Wilson RC
  • 394 Fernando Seguignol RC
  • 395 Ron Wright
  • 396 Ruben Mateo RC
  • 397 Steve Lomasney RC
  • 398 Damian Jackson
  • 399 Mike Jerzembeck RC
  • 400 Luis Rivas RC
  • 401 Kevin Burford RC*
  • 402 Glenn Davis
  • 403 Robert Luce RC*
  • 404 Cole Liniak
  • 405 Matt LeCroy RC
  • 406 Jeremy Giambi RC
  • 407 Shawn Chacon
  • 408 Dewayne Wise RC
  • 409 Steve Woodard
  • 410 Francisco Cordero RC
  • 411 Damon Minor
  • 412 Lou Collier
  • 413 Justin Towle
  • 414 Juan LeBron
  • 415 Michael Coleman RC
  • 416 Felix Rodriguez
  • 417 Paul Ah Yat RC*
  • 418 Kevin Barker
  • 419 Brian Meadows
  • 420 Darnell McDonald RC
  • 421 Matt Kinney RC
  • 422 Mike Vavrek RC
  • 423 Courtney Duncan RC
  • 424 Kevin Millar RC
  • 425 Ruben Rivera
  • 426 Steve Shoemaker RC*
  • 427 Dan Reichert RC
  • 428 Carlos Lee RC
  • 429 Rod Barajas RC
  • 430 Pablo Ozuna RC
  • 431 Todd Belitz RC
  • 432 Sidney Ponson
  • 433 Steve Carver RC*
  • 434 Esteban Yan RC
  • 435 Cedrick Bowers
  • 436 Marlon Anderson
  • 437 Carl Pavano
  • 438 Jae Weong Seo
  • 439 Jose Taveras RC*
  • 440 Matt Anderson
  • 441 Darron Ingram

Parallels

All 441 base cards were 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 geographical map of that player's hometown/city they were born.

Refractor

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Card front is identical to the base but features a holographic shine. Each Refractor is notated on the reverse side, underneath the card number.

International Refractor

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Card front is the same as the International parallel but features a holographic shine. Each International Refractor is notated on the reverse side, underneath the card number.

Golden Anniversary

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Card front is the same as the base version but features a gold facscimile signature and is serial-numbered to 50 on the back. This parallel set paid tribute to Bowman's "Golden Anniversary" of 50 years since its inception in 1948.

Golden Anniversary Refractor

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Card front is the same as the Golden Anniversary parallel but features a holographic shine and is serial-numbered to only five copies on the back. Each Golden Anniversary Refractor is notated on the reverse side, underneath the card number. This parallel set also paid tribute to Bowman's "Golden Anniversary" of 50 years since its inception in 1948.

Counterfeits

There are Golden Anniversary Refractors with counterfeit stamps. These cards were originally unnumbered proofs which were obtained from the Topps Vault or former employees, counterfeit stamped, and sold on the secondary market as the true, pack-issued versions. Unnumbered proofs are common for ‘98 and ‘99 Topps/Bowman baseball products (Paper, Chrome, Finest) due to former Topps employees selling off uncut sheets/proofs from the Topps Vault in the late-2000s.

Golden Anniversary Refractors with counterfeit stamps have exclusively featured a "5/5" stamp - to date (August 2019), no counterfeit stamps featuring "1/5", "2/5", "3/5", or "4/5" have surfaced.

For further information and picture references on identifying a real vs. counterfeit stamp, see this post on the Blowout Forums: Identifying a counterfeit Golden Anniversary Refractor

Inserts

Reprints

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This 50-card set featured reprints of classic era (1948-1955) and late 80's/90's era (1989-1996) Bowman rookie cards, on Chrome technology. Odd-numbered cards were inserted into Series One packs, while even-numbered cards were in Series Two packs.

  • 1 Yogi Berra 48
  • 2 Jackie Robinson 49
  • 3 Don Newcombe
  • 4 Satchel Paige 49
  • 5 Willie Mays 51
  • 6 Gil McDougald
  • 7 Don Larsen 54
  • 8 Elston Howard 55
  • 9 Robin Ventura
  • 10 Brady Anderson
  • 11 Gary Sheffield
  • 12 Tino Martinez
  • 13 Ken Griffey, Jr. 89
  • 14 John Smoltz 89
  • 15 Sandy Alomar, Jr. 89
  • 16 Larry Walker 90
  • 17 Todd Hundley
  • 18 Mo Vaughn 90
  • 19 Sammy Sosa 90
  • 20 Frank Thomas
  • 21 Chuck Knoblauch 90
  • 22 Bernie Williams 90
  • 23 Juan Gonzalez 90
  • 24 Mike Mussina
  • 25 Jeff Bagwell
  • 26 Tim Salmon
  • 27 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 28 Kenny Lofton
  • 29 Chipper Jones
  • 30 Javy Lopez
  • 31 Ryan Klesko 91
  • 32 Raul Mondesi
  • 33 Jim Thome
  • 34 Carlos Delgado 92
  • 35 Mike Piazza 92
  • 36 Manny Ramirez 92
  • 37 Andy Pettitte
  • 38 Derek Jeter
  • 39 Brad Fullmer
  • 40 Richard Hidalgo
  • 41 Tony Clark
  • 42 Andruw Jones
  • 43 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 44 Nomar Garciaparra
  • 45 Paul Konerko
  • 46 Ben Grieve
  • 47 Hideo Nomo 95
  • 48 Scott Rolen
  • 49 Jose Guillen
  • 50 Livan Hernandez 96
  • Refractor: Each card was also available as a Refractor, which is notated on the reverse side with an "R".

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