There’s something you should know about 2009 Bowman Chrome Football; it’s dark. It’s not just a little dark, either. It’s a Tim Burton movie with a Marilyn Manson soundtrack, starring Crispin Glover.
The photography used in the product is some of the best I have seen but what brings this product down is the lack of a photograph on the card back. It’s just plain text and when you add the dark theme, the cards can appear somewhat dull.
Normally, a Chrome product would be saved by Refractors but unless you pull one of the bright colors like the Blue Pat White I pulled, they are really hard to pick up. I have 20/20 vision and went through 8 packs before realizing I missed three Refractors.
Bowman Chrome Football is fun but doesn’t match Topps Chrome. As a non-football fan and collector, Topps Chrome Football is one of the very few products I’d buy.
Current eBay price – About $55 dollars
Guarantees – 72 cards including one autograph
Look for – Auto/Patches, Superfractors, printing plates
Refractors lack pizzazz
Card backs very dull
Autograph – Pat White
Final Grade: B-