Since its release, 1999 Bowman Chrome Baseball has been regarded as one of the best sets ever from a rookie card standpoint. When it first came out, Pat Burrell and Alfonso Soriano represented the next-big-things for the game. Since then, other key rookie cards to emerge from the set are C.C. Sabathia, Carl Crawford and Josh Hamilton.
1999 Bowman Chrome Baseball was released in two series, each with 220 cards. Busting wax today, Series 2 is much more desirable as it has almost all of the key rookies.
International (1:4 Series 1, 1:12 Series 2).
International Refractors (/100, 1:76 Series 1, 1:50 Series 2).
Gold (1:12 Series 1, 1:24 Series 2).
Gold Refractors (/25, 1:305 Series 1, 1:200 Series 2).
Diamond Aces (18 cards, 1:21 Series 1). Parallel: Refractors (1:84 Series 1).
Impact (20 cards, 1:15 Series 2). Parallel: Refractors (1:75 Series 2).
Scout's Choice (21 cards Series 1). Parallel: Refractors (1:48 Series 1).
2000 Rookie of the Year (10 cards, Series 2). Parallel: Refractors (1:100 Series 2).
Ryan Cracknell | E-Mail Author Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.
His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.