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2008 Bowman Chrome

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Description

2008 Bowman Chrome is a 220-card set supplemented by a 155-card Prospects set, released by Topps on August 14th, 2008. The last 45 cards in the Prospects set are autographed.

Each 18-pack Hobby box will yield one autograph.

Distribution

Hobby: 18 packs per box, four cards per pack (MSRP: $3)

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Hobby Odds Retail Odds
Base 220 - 2:1 2:1
Gimmicks 2 - ? ?
Refractors 221 - ? ?
X-Fractors 221 250 1:40 ?
Blue Refractors 221 150 1:66 ?
Gold Refractors 221 50 1:197 ?
Orange Refractors 221 25 1:393 ?
Red Refractors 221 5 1:1972 ?
SuperFractors 221 one-of-one 1:8308 N/A
Printing Plates 221 four for each 1:1382 N/A
Prospects 110 - 2:1 2:1
Prospects Refractors 110 500 1:40 ?
Prospects X-Fractors 110 250 1:79 ?
Prospects Blue Refractors 110 150 1:131 ?
Prospects Gold Refractors 110 50 1:393 ?
Prospects Orange Refractors 110 25 1:785 ?
Prospects Red Refractors 110 5 1:3924 ?
Prospects SuperFractors 110 one-of-one 1:16,694 N/A
Prospects Printing Plates 110 four for each 1:1132 N/A
Autographed Prospects 45 - 1:31 ?
Autographed Prospects Refractors 45 500 1:88 ?
Autographed Prospects X-Fractors 45 250 1:175 ?
Autographed Prospects Blue Refractors 45 150 1:295 ?
Autographed Prospects Gold Refractors 45 50 1:953 ?
Autographed Prospects Orange Refractors 45 25 1:1784 ?
Autographed Prospects Red Refractors 45 5 1:8549 ?
Autographed Prospects SuperFractors 45 one-of-one 1:40,216 N/A
Autographed Prospects Printing Plates 45 four for each 1:10,471 N/A
Head of the Class Dual Autograph 3 350 1:1773 ?
Head of the Class Dual Autograph Refractor 3 99 1:6298 ?
Head of the Class Dual Autograph Gold Fractor 3 50 1:12,823 ?
Head of the Class Dual Autograph SuperFractor 3 one-of-one 1:589,824 N/A

Checklist

Base Set

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  • 1 Ryan Braun
  • 2 David DeJesus
  • 3 Brandon Phillips
  • 4 Mark Teixeira
  • 5 Daisuke Matsuzaka
  • 6 Justin Upton
  • 7 Jered Weaver
  • 8 Todd Helton
  • 9 Adam Jones
  • 10 Erik Bedard
  • 11 Jason Bay
  • 12 Cole Hamels
  • 13 Bobby Abreu
  • 14 Carlos Zambrano
  • 15 Vladimir Guerrero
  • 16 Joe Blanton
  • 17 Paul Malholm
  • 18 Adrian Gonzalez
  • 19 Brandon Webb
  • 20 Carl Crawford
  • 21 A.J. Burnett
  • 22 Dmitri Young
  • 23 Jeremy Hermida
  • 24 C.C. Sabathia
  • 25 Adam Dunn
  • 26 Matt Garza
  • 27 Adrian Beltre
  • 28 Kevin Milwood
  • 29 Manny Ramirez
  • 30 Javier Vazquez
  • 31 Carlos Delgado
  • 32 Torii Hunter
  • 33 Ivan Rodriguez
  • 34 Nick Markakis
  • 35 Gil Meche
  • 36 Garrett Atkins
  • 37 Fausto Carmona
  • 38 Joe Mauer
  • 39 Tom Glavine
  • 40 Hideki Matsui
  • 41 Scott Rolen
  • 42 Tim Linecum
  • 43 Prince Fielder
  • 44 Kazuo Matsui
  • 45 Tom Gorzelanny
  • 46 Lance Berkman
  • 47 David Ortiz
  • 48 Dontrelle Willis
  • 49 Travis Hafner
  • 50 Aaron Harang
  • 51 Chris Young
  • 52 Vernon Wells
  • 53 Francisco Liriano
  • 54 Eric Chavez
  • 55 Phil Hughes
  • 56 Melvin Mora
  • 57 Johan Santana
  • 58 Brian McCann
  • 59 Pat Burrell
  • 60 Chris Carpenter
  • 61 Brian Giles
  • 62 Jose Reyes
  • 63 Hanley Ramirez
  • 64 Ubaldo Jimenez
  • 65 Felix Pie
  • 66 Jeremy Bonderman
  • 67 Jimmy Rollins
  • 68 Miguel Tejada
  • 69 Derek Lowe
  • 70 Alex Gordon
  • 71 John Maine
  • 72 Alfonso Soriano
  • 73 Ben Sheets
  • 74 Hunter Pence
  • 75 Magglio Ordonez
  • 76 Josh Beckett
  • 77 Victor Martinez
  • 78 Mark Buehrle
  • 79 Jason Varitek
  • 80 Chien-Ming Wang
  • 81 Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • 82 Billy Butler
  • 83 Brad Penny
  • 84 Carlos Beltran
  • 85 Curt Schilling
  • 86 Jorge Posada
  • 87 Andruw Jones
  • 88 Bobby Crosby
  • 89 Freddy Sanchez
  • 90 Barry Zito
  • 91 Miguel Cabrera
  • 92 B.J. Upton
  • 93 Matt Cain
  • 94 Lyle Overbay
  • 95 Austin Kearns
  • 96 Alex Rodriguez
  • 97 Rich Harden
  • 98 Justin Morneau
  • 99 Oliver Perez
  • 100 Gary Matthews, Jr.
  • 101 Matt Holliday
  • 102 Justin Verlander
  • 103 Orlando Cabrera
  • 104 Rich Hill
  • 105 Tim Hudson
  • 106 Ryan Zimmerman
  • 107 Roy Oswalt
  • 108 Nick Swisher
  • 109 Raul Ibanez
  • 110 Kelly Johnson
  • 111 Alex Rios
  • 112 John Lackey
  • 113 Robinson Cano
  • 114 Michael Young
  • 115 Jeff Francis
  • 116 Grady Sizemore
  • 117 Mike Lowell
  • 118 Aramis Ramirez
  • 119 Stephen Drew
  • 120 Yovani Gallardo
  • 121 Chase Utley
  • 122 Dan Haren
  • 123 Yunel Escobar
  • 124 Greg Maddux
  • 125 Garrett Anderson
  • 126 Aubrey Huff
  • 127 Paul Konerko
  • 128 Dan Uggla
  • 129 Roy Halladay
  • 130 Andre Ethier
  • 131 Orlando Hernandez
  • 132 Troy Tulowitzki
  • 133 Carlos Guillen
  • 134 Scott Kazmir
  • 135 Aaron Rowand
  • 136 Jim Edmonds
  • 137 Jermaine Dye
  • 138 Orlando Hudson
  • 139 Derrek Lee
  • 140 Travis Buck
  • 141 Zack Greinke
  • 142 Jeff Kent
  • 143 John Smoltz
  • 144 David Wright
  • 145 Joba Chamberlain
  • 146 Adam LaRoche
  • 147 Kevin Youkilis
  • 148 Troy Glaus
  • 149 Nick Johnson
  • 150 J.J. Hardy
  • 151 Felix Hernandez
  • 152 Gary Sheffield
  • 153 Albert Pujols
  • 154 Chuck James
  • 155 Kosuke Fukudome RC
  • 156 Eric Byrnes
  • 157 Brad Hawpe
  • 158 Delmon Young
  • 159 Brian Roberts
  • 160 Russell Martin
  • 161 Hank Blalock
  • 162 Yadier Molina
  • 163 Jeremy Guthrie
  • 164 Chipper Jones
  • 165 Johnny Damon
  • 166 Ryan Garko
  • 167 Jake Peavy
  • 168 Chone Figgins
  • 169 Edgar Renteria
  • 170 Jim Thome
  • 171 Carlos Pena
  • 172 Dustin Pedroia
  • 173 Brett Meyers
  • 174 Josh Hamilton
  • 175 Randy Johnson
  • 176 Ichiro
  • 177 Aaron Hill
  • 178 Corey Hart
  • 179 Jarrod Saltalamacchia
  • 180 Jeff Francoeur
  • 181 Derek Jeter
  • 182 Curtis Granderson
  • 183 James Loney
  • 184 Brian Bannister
  • 185 Carlos Lee
  • 186 Pedro Martinez
  • 187 Asdrubal Cabrera
  • 188 Kenji Johjima
  • 189 Jacoby Ellsbury
  • 190 Ryan Howard
  • 191 Sean Rodriguez (RC)
  • 192 Justin Ruggiano RC
  • 193 Jed Lowrie (RC)
  • 194 Joey Votto (RC)
  • 195 Denard Span (RC)
  • 196 Brad Harman RC
  • 197 Jeff Niemann (RC)
  • 198 Chin-Lung Hu (RC)
  • 199 Luke Hochevar RC
  • 200 German Duran (RC)
  • 201 Troy Patton (RC)
  • 202 Hiroki Kuroda RC
  • 203 David Purcey (RC)
  • 204 Armando Galarraga RC
  • 205 John Bowker (RC)
  • 206 Nick Blackburn RC
  • 207 Hernan Iribarren (RC)
  • 208 Greg Smith RC
  • 209 Alberto Gonzalez RC
  • 210 Justin Masterson RC
  • 211 Brian Barton RC
  • 212 Robinzon Diaz (RC)
  • 213 Clete Thomas RC
  • 214 Kazuo Fukumori RC
  • 215 Jayson Nix (RC)
  • 216 Evan Longoria (RC)
  • 217 Johnny Cueto RC
  • 218 Matt Tolbert RC
  • 219 Masahide Kobayashi RC
  • 220 Callix Crabbe (RC)

Gimmicks

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In an early instance of the kind of gimmickry Topps would, sadly, be known for in the late-00s/early-10s, Topps inserted two previously unannounced cards of flavor-of-the-moment rookie Kosuke Fukudome into packs of Bowman Chrome.

The first features Fukudome playing for the Japan national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. This card doubled as Topps' announcement that they had acquired the 2009 WBC license from Upper Deck.

The other gimmick is an "unautographed/autograph" card. The front of the card is without the facsimile autograph that is (except for cards meant to be autographed) part of the design of the BowChro base set, and sports the "CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPHED ISSUE" logo that has been on just about every Topps autographed card for at least a decade. The reverse side has a white box with the words "NOT VALID WITHOUT STICKER." The "Not Valid" box is where the now-familiar black hologram sticker Topps uses for authentication purposes on autographed cards is meant to be affixed.

A few days after the release of BowChro, Topps released the following statement to the Hobby media.

“Topps inadvertently inserted a Bowman Chrome Kosuke Fukudome Autographed Rookie Card (which is not autographed) into packs of the recently-released 2008 Bowman Chrome Baseball. A total of 1900 copies were issued. Fukudome is not a subject on the Autographed Rookie Card checklist nor was he ever solicited as one.”

All of which begs the question: If Topps never intended to include an autographed KosFu in BowChro, why did they print a KosFu card with the Certified Autograph label on the front, and the Not Valid text on the back?

  • 155 Kosuke Fukudome Japan
  • 155 Kosuke Fukudome NoSig 1900

Prospects

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Prospect cards fall 2 per hobby pack and are numbered BC131-BC285. The first 130 cards in the Chrome Prospects set were inserted into packs of 2008 Bowman.

  • BCP131 Zhenwang Zhang
  • BCP132 Chris Nash
  • BCP133 Sergio Morales
  • BCP134 Carlos Santana
  • BCP135 Carlos Monasterios
  • BCP136 Quincy Latimore
  • BCP137 Yamaico Navarro
  • BCP138 Ryan Mullins
  • BCP139 Collin DeLome
  • BCP140 Hector Correa
  • BCP141 Mitch Canham
  • BCP142 Robert Fish
  • BCP143 Ryan Royster
  • BCP144 Eric Barrett
  • BCP145 Deibinson Romero
  • BCP146 Jeff Gerbe
  • BCP147 Lucas Duda
  • BCP148 Bryan Morris
  • BCP149 Andrew Romine
  • BCP150 Glenn Gibson
  • BCP151 Danny Brezeale
  • BCP152 Shairon Martis
  • BCP153 Helder Velazquez
  • BCP154 Alan Farina
  • BCP155 Brandon Barnes
  • BCP156 Waldis Joaquin
  • BCP157 Luis De La Cruz
  • BCP158 Yunesky Sanchez
  • BCP159 Mitch Hilligross
  • BCP160 Vin Mazzaro
  • BCP161 Marcus Davis
  • BCP162 Tony Barnette
  • BCP163 Joe Benson
  • BCP164 Jake Arrieta
  • BCP165 Alfredo Silverio
  • BCP166 Duane Below
  • BCP167 Kai Liu
  • BCP168 Zach Britton
  • BCP169 Jamie Pedroza
  • BCP170 Frank Herrmann
  • BCP171 Justin Turner
  • BCP172 Jeff Manship
  • BCP173 Paul Winterling
  • BCP174 Nathan Vineyard
  • BCP175 Jason Delaney
  • BCP176 Ivan Nova
  • BCP177 Esmailyn Gonzalez
  • BCP178 Brett Cecil
  • BCP179 Jose Martinez
  • BCP180 Brad Peacock
  • BCP181 Justin Snyder
  • BCP182 Steve Garrison
  • BCP183 Joe Mahoney
  • BCP184 Graham Godfrey
  • BCP185 Larry Wiliams
  • BCP186 Jeremy Haynes
  • BCP187 Brent Brewer
  • BCP188 Jhoulys Chacin
  • BCP189 Nevin Ashley
  • BCP190 Justin Cassel
  • BCP191 Jon Jay
  • BCP192 Chris Huseby
  • BCP193 D.J. Jones
  • BCP194 David Bromberg
  • BCP195 Juan Francisco
  • BCP196 Zach Jevne
  • BCP197 Darwin Barney
  • BCP198 Jose Ortegano
  • BCP199 Dominic Brown
  • BCP200 Kyle Ginley
  • BCP201 David Wood
  • BCP202 Jhonny Nunez
  • BCP203 Carlos Rivero
  • BCP204 Anthony Varvaro
  • BCP205 Christian Lopez
  • BCP206 Travis Banwart
  • BCP207 Rhyne Hughes
  • BCP208 Heath Rollins
  • BCP209 Zack Cozart
  • BCP210 Mike Dunn
  • BCP211 Chris Pettit
  • BCP212 Dan Berlind
  • BCP213 Ernesto Mejia
  • BCP214 Hector Rondon
  • BCP215 Jose Vallejo
  • BCP216 Kyle Schmidt
  • BCP217 Bubba Bell
  • BCP218 Charlie Furbush
  • BCP219 Pedro Baez
  • BCP220 Brandon MaGee
  • BCP221 Clint Robinson
  • BCP222 Fabio Castillo
  • BCP223 Brad Emaus
  • BCP224 Mike DeJesus
  • BCP225 Brandon Laird
  • BCP226 R.J. Seidel
  • BCP227 Agustin Murillo
  • BCP228 Trevor Reckling
  • BCP229 Hector Gomez
  • BCP230 Jordan Norberto
  • BCP231 Steve Hill
  • BCP232 Hassan Pena
  • BCP233 Justin Henry
  • BCP234 Chase Lirette
  • BCP235 Christian Marrero
  • BCP236 Will Kline
  • BCP237 Johan Limonta
  • BCP238 Duke Welker
  • BCP239 Jeudy Valdez
  • BCP240 Elvin Ramirez

Autographed Prospects

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  • BCP241 Josh Kreuzer
  • BCP242 Ryan Zink
  • BCP243 Matt Harrison
  • BCP244 Dustin Richardson
  • BCP245 Fautino De Los Santos
  • BCP246 Austin Jackson
  • BCP247 Jordan Schafer
  • BCP248 Daryl Thompson
  • BCP249 Lars Anderson
  • BCP250 Tim Bascom
  • BCP251 Brandon Hicks
  • BCP252 David Kopp
  • BCP253 Danny Lehmann
  • BCP254 Jordan Zimmerman
  • BCP255 Cale Iorg
  • BCP256 Austin Romine
  • BCP257 Chaz Roe
  • BCP258 Danny Rams
  • BCP259 Daniel Bard
  • BCP260 Engel Beltre
  • BCP261 Michael Watt
  • BCP262 Brennan Boesch
  • BCP263 Mat Latos
  • BCP264 John Jaso
  • BCP265 Adrian Alaniz
  • BCP266 Matt Green
  • BCP267 Andrew Lambo
  • BCP268 Michael McCardell
  • BCP269 Chris Valaika
  • BCP270 Cole Rohrbough
  • BCP271 Andrew Brackman
  • BCP272 Bud Norris
  • BCP273 Ryan Kalish
  • BCP274 Jake McGee
  • BCP275 Aaron Cunningham
  • BCP276 Mitch Boggs
  • BCP277 Bradley Suttle
  • BCP278 Henry Rodriguez
  • BCP279 Mario Lisson
  • BCP280 Ludovicus Van Mil
  • BCP281 Angel Villalona
  • BCP282 Mark Melancon
  • BCP283 Brian Dinkelman
  • BCP284 Daniel McCutchen
  • BCP285 Rene Tosoni

Parallels

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All 220 base cards, the Kosuke Fukudome Japan Gimmick card, all 110 Prospects and all 45 Autographed Prospects are available in the following Refractor parallels.

  • Refractor (Base: un-numbered; Prospects and Autographed Prospects: serial-numbered to 500 copies.
  • X-Fractor (serial-numbered to 250 copies)
  • Blue Refractor (serial-numbered to 150 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • Orange Refractor (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Red Refractor (serial-numbered to five)
  • SuperFractor (one-of-one; Hobby only)
  • Printing Plates (set of four for each; Hobby only)

Autographs

Head of the Class Dual Autograph

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Each Head of the Class Dual Autograph is serial-numbered to 350 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • Refractor (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Gold Refractor (serial-numbered to 50 copies)
  • SuperFractor (one-of-one)
  • CH Joba Chamberlain / Phil Hughes
  • FL Prince Fielder / Matt LaPorta
  • LP Evan Longoria / David Price