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Bowman Chrome Again Proves Why It's a "Must Have" for Rookie Card Collectors

2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball Philip Humber Autographed RC Card Year after year, Bowman Chrome proves why it's a "must have" for rookie card collectors. And this year, Bowman continues it's rich tradition of offering the most collectible rookie cards in the hobby. Here's just a tiny taste of what you'll find:

# 330 Tadahito Iguchi Rookie Card / White Sox - The starting second baseman is the front-runner for A.L. Rookie of the Year honors.

# 352 Mike Morse Autographed RC / Mariners - Already the starting shortstop and batting a stellar .345.

# 248 Hernan Iribarren RC / Brewers - He started second base for the World in last week's Futures Game. He's on the fast track to the majors.

# 341 Andy LaRoche Autographed RC / Dodgers - He has 26 homeruns in the minors and has been tabbed one of the best prospects in the game.

# 190 Melky Cabrera RC / Yankees - He just got the call and he's roaming centerfield for the most storied franchise in sports history.

Considered one of the best Bowman Chrome checklists ever compiled, the 353-card base set includes 140 veterans, 25 prospects, 165 Rookie Cards and 23 Autographed Rookie Cards (1 per box).

And it wouldn't be Chrome without the Refractor Parallels - Refractors (4 per box), X-Fractors (#'d to 225), Blue Refractors (#'d to 150), Gold Refractors (#'d to 50), Red Refractors (#'d to 5) and SuperFractors (1 of 1). Bowman Chrome also offers the popular 1 of 1 Printing Plates parallel with each subject featured on four different plates. The 23 Autographed Rookie Card subjects will sign their plates.

Bowman Chrome is offering the Alex Rodriguez cards "that never were" featuring designs from 1994-1997 (2 per box). This tribute set also features parallels - Refractor (#'d to 499), X-Fractor (#'d to 99) and SuperFractor (1 of 1). Autographed versions include '97 Chrome (#'d to 99), '96 Refractor (#'d to 50), '95 X-Fractor (#'d to 25) and '94 SuperFractor (1 of 1).

2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball hits shops the first week of August and carries a $4.00 SRP for each 4-card pack.

Source: The Topps Company, Inc.
Date: July 18, 2005

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