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2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Starts Fanatics’ NCAA Card Rollout

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2022 Bowman Chrome University Football is all about football’s future. While there are some familiar elements to the freshman release, there’s a big change for the sophomore set. It begins the rollout of Fanatics’ collegiate card license. Combine that with new NIL rules and this means some of the checklist will have current collegiate players with full school colors, logos and uniforms.

Hobby boxes deliver a pair of autographs plus lots of inserts and Refractors.

2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Checklist Overview

Consisting of 100 cards, the base set highlights what modern Bowman sports cards excel at — prospects.

When it’s Bowman Chrome, that also means a parallel rainbow. Colors and styles available in hobby packs include:

  • Refractors – 1:6 packs
  • Shimmer Refractors – 1:24 packs (hobby only)
  • Purple Refractors – /399
  • Purple Mini-Diamond Refractors – /399
  • Aqua Refractors – /299
  • Aqua Wave Refractors – /299
  • Blue Refractors – /199
  • Blue RayWave Refractors – /199
  • Fuchsia Mini-Diamond Refractors – /150
  • Lava Refractors – /100
  • Green Refractors – /99
  • Green Shimmer Refractors – /99 (hobby only)
  • Yellow Refractors – /75
  • Gold Refractors – /50
  • Gold Shimmer Refractors – /50 (hobby only)
  • Orange Refractors – /25
  • Orange Shimmer Refractors – /25 (hobby only)
  • Red Shimmer Refractors – /10 (hobby only)
  • Red Refractors – /5
  • Black Shimmer Refractors – 1/1 (hobby only)
  • Superfractors – 1/1

Select cards also get the Image Variations treatment with different photos.

Autographs

Chrome Prospect Autographs are one of the cornerstones of the 2022 Bowman Chrome University Football checklist. This is where most of the product’s signatures are found.

Like the base set, there’s a large assortment of parallels:

  • Refractors – /499
  • Lava Refractors – /199
  • Green Refractors – /99
  • Yellow Refractors – /75
  • Gold Refractors – /50
  • Gold Lava Refractors – /50 (hobby only)
  • Orange Refractors – /25 (hobby only)
  • Orange Shimmer Refractors – /25 (hobby only)
  • Red Refractors – /5
  • Red Shimmer Refractors – /5
  • Superfractors – 1/1
2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Autographs Red Refractors Caleb Williams

Prime Signatures (/50) offer a different design and in much smaller quantities. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t parallels. Orange Refractors (/25) and Superfractors (1/1) can also be found.

Additional Inserts

2022 Bowman Chrome U has a handful of other inserts.

1952 Bowman Football (1:6 packs) goes back in time seven decades for its design. It’s not entirely old-school, though. This time it’s in chrome.

2022 Bowman Chrome University Football 1952 Bowman Bryce Young

Top position players are featured in Ramblin’ Man (1:8 packs), an insert set that’s making its debut.

Bowman Invicta, a theme used in multiple 2022 Bowman Baseball products, makes the jump over to football. However, these are only in hobby packs, falling approximately two per box.

For those looking to chase case hit-style inserts, The Big Kahuna is back along with its tough 1:288 pack odds.

2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Big Kahuna Will Levis

All four of these have Orange Refractors (/25) and Superfractors (1/1) plus autographs for select cards. 1952 Bowman and Ramblin’ Man have additional Aqua Refractors (/150) while Invicta cards get Lava Refractors (/150).

2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Ramblin' Man Autographs J. Addison

2022 Bowman Chrome University Football cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 4
Packs per box: Hobby – 24
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12
Set size: 100 cards
Release date (subject to change): February 15, 2023

What to expect in a hobby box:

Autographs – 2
1952 Bowman – 4
Bowman Invicta – 2
Ramblin’ Man – 3
Shimmer Refractors – 1
Refractors – 4

The full 2022 Bowman Chrome University Football checklist will be up as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the product’s releases.

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