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2003-04 Bowman Basketball Cards

2003-04 Bowman Basketball Cards

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Officially marketed as 2003-04 Bowman Rookies and Stars, 2003-04 Bowman Basketball is actually two established brands in one. The base Bowman set can be found alongside Bowman Chrome cards in packs that offer two different options for top rookies like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony.

Normally an uncommon practice among basketball products to feature two different lines in the same release, it will likely come as a shock to some collectors that 2003-04 Bowman Chrome Basketball is not a standalone product. Built around the base Bowman cards, there are a total of 156 cards in the main set and this group can be broken down into three main subsets.

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The first 110 cards are part of the traditional base set and only include veterans. The next 36 cards (#111-146) are base rookie cards. This group features the rookie cards for LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. There is no card in spot #147. Finally, autographed rookies fill the remaining slots. Although there are ten cards in this subset, the final card (#157) is only found among the Chrome parallels.

Given the Chrome inclusion, parallels are a huge part of 2003-04 Bowman Basketball. The base Bowman set does have one regular Gold parallel that averages one per pack. It is important to note that the Gold parallels are not signed for the autographed rookie card portion. Chrome occupies the rest of the spots and the cards are virtually identical except for the chromium technology and updated logo. While they meet all the criteria of a parallel and are found in the same packs as the base Bowman, collectors still recognize Bowman Chrome cards as official rookies.

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2003-04 Bowman Chrome Basketball parallels are available for each of the veterans and rookie cards and are joined by Refractor (#/300), X-Fractor (#/150) and Gold Refractor (#/50) parallels. The Rookie Autographs are a bit more limited with the base Chrome parallel numbered to 250. Refractor (#/50), X-Fractor (#/25) options can also be found. All of the Chrome parallels are also signed for the final ten cards.

Although Chrome is a huge component of 2003-04 Bowman Basketball, there are no inserts from the shiny brand. The only other options for collectors come in the form of relic and autograph inserts under the base Bowman name. Most notable, Remembering Rookies Autographs includes hard-signed autographs for Shaquille O'Neal and Signs of the Future features on-card signatures for Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

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2003-04 Bowman Rookies and Stars Basketball Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold, Printing Plates 1/1
Chrome PARALLEL CARDS: Base Chrome, Refractors #/300, X-Fractors #/150, Gold Refractors #/50, Printing Plates 1/1
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1 Yao Ming
2 Glenn Robinson
3 Antoine Walker
4 Jalen Rose
5 Ricky Davis
6 Juwan Howard
7 Kwame Brown
8 Mike Bibby
9 Wally Szczerbiak
10 Allen Iverson
11 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
12 Jamal Mashburn
13 Stephon Marbury
14 Desmond Mason
15 Gordan Giricek
16 Caron Butler
17 Jermaine O'Neal
18 Kenyon Martin
19 Andrei Kirilenko
20 Dirk Nowitzki
21 Richard Hamilton
22 Troy Murphy
23 Shawn Marion
24 Allan Houston
25 Keith Van Horn
26 Brian Grant
27 Mike Miller
28 Chris Webber
29 Brent Barry
30 Elton Brand
31 Juan Dixon
32 Karl Malone
33 Darrell Armstrong
34 Rasheed Wallace
35 Michael Redd
36 Rashard Lewis
37 Ron Artest
38 P.J. Brown
39 Eddie Griffin
40 Tim Duncan
41 Kurt Thomas
42 Raef Lafrentz
43 Ben Wallace
44 Lamar Odom
45 Vince Carter
46 Derek Anderson
47 Stromile Swift
48 Bobby Jackson
49 Richard Jefferson
50 Shaquille O'Neal
51 Calbert Cheaney
52 Troy Hudson
53 Ray Allen
54 Howard Eisley
55 Alonzo Mourning
56 Sam Cassell
57 Derrick Coleman
58 Andre Miller
59 Antawn Jamison
60 Kevin Garnett
61 Steve Francis
62 Tyson Chandler
63 Drew Gooden
64 Scottie Pippen
65 Pau Gasol
66 Steve Nash
67 DaJuan Wagner
68 Jason Terry
69 Reggie Miller
70 Tracy McGrady
71 Nene Hilario
72 Morris Peterson
73 Peja Stojakovic
74 Eddie Jones
75 Tony Parker
76 Corliss Williamson
77 Vladimir Radmanovic
78 Amare Stoudemire
79 Tony Delk
80 Jason Kidd
81 Gary Payton
82 Corey Maggette
83 Darius Miles
84 Cuttino Mobley
85 Eric Snow
86 Matt Harpring
87 Manu Ginobili
88 Latrell Sprewell
89 Alvin Williams
90 Paul Pierce
91 Anfernee Hardaway
92 Gilbert Arenas
93 Jerry Stackhouse
94 Tim Thomas
95 Nikoloz Tskitishvili
96 Doug Christie
97 Zydrunas Ilgauskas
98 Jamaal Tinsley
99 Theo Ratliff
100 Kobe Bryant
101 Chauncey Billups
102 Michael Finley
103 Jason Williams
104 Bonzi Wells
105 Voshon Lenard
106 Jason Richardson
107 Baron Davis
108 Rasho Nesterovic
109 Eddy Curry
110 Michael Olowokandi

Rookies Set Checklist

36 cards. No card #147.
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold, Printing Plates 1/1
Chrome PARALLEL CARDS: Base Chrome, Refractors #/300, X-Fractors #/150, Gold Refractors #/50, Printing Plates 1/1
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111 Josh Howard RC
112 Mario Austin RC
113 Rick Rickert RC
114 Tommy Smith RC
115 Dahntay Jones RC
116 Ndudi Ebi RC
117 Maurice Williams RC
118 Kendrick Perkins RC
119 Steve Blake RC
120 David West RC
121 Chris Kaman RC
122 Keith Bogans RC
123 LeBron James RC
124 Devin Brown RC
125 Jason Kapono RC
126 Zoran Planinic RC
127 Zaza Pachulia RC
128 Malick Badiane RC
129 Kyle Korver RC
130 Darko Milicic RC
131 Troy Bell RC
132 Luke Walton RC
133 Mike Sweetney RC
134 Jarvis Hayes RC
135 Leandro Barbosa RC
136 Carlos Delfino RC
137 Sofoklis Schortsanitis RC
138 Slavko Vranes RC
139 Travis Hansen RC
140 Carmelo Anthony RC
141 Reece Gaines RC
142 Maciej Lampe RC
143 Travis Outlaw RC
144 Jerome Beasley RC
145 Mickael Pietrus RC
146 Brian Cook RC

Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards. 1:121 packs.
*Card 157 only available as Chrome parallel.
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold (not signed), Printing Plates 1/1
Chrome PARALLEL CARDS: Base Chrome #/250, Refractors #/50, X-Fractors #/25, Printing Plates 1/1
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148 Kirk Hinrich RC
149 Dwyane Wade RC
150 Marcus Banks RC
151 Nick Collison RC
152 Boris Diaw RC
153 Chris Bosh RC
154 T.J. Ford RC
155 Luke Ridnour RC
156 Aleksandar Pavlovic RC
157 Zarko Cabarkapa RC*

Fabric of the Future Relic Set Checklist

25 cards. 1:37 packs.
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FF-BC Brian Cook
FF-CA Carmelo Anthony
FF-CB Chris Bosh
FF-CK Chris Kaman
FF-DJ Dahntay Jones
FF-DW Dwyane Wade
FF-DWE David West
FF-JH Jarvis Hayes
FF-JHO Josh Howard
FF-KB Keith Bogans
FF-KH Kirk Hinrich
FF-KP Kendrick Perkins
FF-LB Leandro Barbosa
FF-LR Luke Ridnour
FF-LW Luke Walton
FF-MB Marcus Banks
FF-MP Mickael Pietrus
FF-MS Mike Sweetney
FF-NC Nick Collison
FF-RG Reece Gaines
FF-SB Steve Blake
FF-SV Slavko Vranes
FF-TB Troy Bell
FF-TF T.J. Ford
FF-TO Travis Outlaw

Remembering Rookies Autographs Set Checklist

2 cards. 1:1,282 packs.
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RR-EB Elton Brand
RR-SO Shaquille O'Neal

Rookie Recall Relic Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:46 packs.
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RRE-AM Andre Miller
RRE-DM Darius Miles
RRE-EB Elton Brand
RRE-GH Grant Hill
RRE-GP Gary Payton
RRE-GR Glenn Robinson
RRE-KG Kevin Garnett
RRE-KM Karl Malone
RRE-LH Larry Hughes
RRE-PG Pau Gasol
RRE-RH Richard Hamilton
RRE-RM Reggie Miller
RRE-SF Steve Francis
RRE-TD Tim Duncan
RRE-TM Tracy McGrady

Signs of the Future Autographs Set Checklist

38 cards
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SFA-AP Aleksandar Pavlovic
SFA-BC Brian Cook
SFA-CA Carmelo Anthony
SFA-CB Chris Bosh
SFA-CD Carlos Delfino
SFA-DJ Dahntay Jones
SFA-DW Dwyane Wade
SFA-DWE David West
SFA-JB Jerome Beasley
SFA-JH Josh Howard
SFA-JHA Jarvis Hayes
SFA-JK Jason Kapono
SFA-KB Keith Bogans
SFA-KH Kirk Hinrich
SFA-KP Kendrick Perkins
SFA-LB Leandro Barbosa
SFA-LR Luke Ridnour
SFA-LW Luke Walton
SFA-MA Mario Austin
SFA-MB Marcus Banks
SFA-MBA Malick Badiane
SFA-ML Maciej Lampe
SFA-MP Mickael Pietrus
SFA-MS Mike Sweetney
SFA-NE Ndudi Ebi
SFA-NV Nick Collison
SFA-RG Reece Gaines
SFA-SB Steve Blake
SFA-SS Sofoklis Schortsanitis
SFA-SV Slavko Vranes
SFA-TB Troy Bell
SFA-TH Travis Hansen
SFA-TJ T.J. Ford
SFA-TO Travis Outlaw
SFA-TS Tommy Smith
SFA-ZC Zarko Cabarkapa
SFA-ZOP Zoran Planinic
SFA-ZP Zaza Pachulia

Sophomore Strands Relic Set Checklist

14 cards. 1:46 packs.
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SS-AS Amare Stoudemire
SS-CB Carlos Boozer
SS-CBU Caron Butler
SS-DG Drew Gooden
SS-DW DaJuan Wagner
SS-EG Manu Ginobili
SS-JD Juan Dixon
SS-JRB J.R. Bremer
SS-MD Mike Dunleavy Jr.
SS-MH Marcus Haislip
SS-NH Nene Hilario
SS-RH Ryan Humphrey
SS-TP Tayshaun Prince
SS-YM Yao Ming

Trey is a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options.

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