Inside the Box: 2022 Bowman U Chrome Football

The first officially licensed set for college football fans

Date: Feb 21, 2023
Topics: Bowman University, Collecting, Football
Length: 509 Words
Reading Time: ~3 Minutes

2022 Bowman University Chrome Football represents a truly historic first: the first officially licensed trading card set featuring current college players in their university jerseys. With 100 players in the base set, representing dozens of the biggest college football programs, it’s a release of epic proportions. View the checklist here.

Why it matters

College football is the second most popular sport in the United States. Tens of millions of fans attend games each year, and well over one hundred million people watch their favorite teams on television. Other than the NFL, no other sport commands such a massive audience.

And yet, despite its incredible popularity, officially licensed trading cards have never existed for college football fans. Players in their team jerseys, the biggest stars of tomorrow wearing the colors and logos of their alma matters — those cards didn’t exist. Until today.

With Bowman U Chrome Football, college football fans finally have a product to call their own.

Who is it for?

Bowman U is for two audiences. First, and most importantly, the hitherto underserved college football fans who want — and now have — a college football set featuring their favorite players and teams.

Second, like other Bowman products, Bowman U is perfect for prospectors: the long-term collectors looking to snag a Bowman First card of a future All-Pro or Hall of Famer.

What am I chasing?

Prospects. 2022 Bowman U features some of the biggest stars in college football. This includes Heisman winner Caleb Williams, who is returning to USC next year before his inevitable ascension to the NFL; quarterbacks CJ Stroud, Bryce Young, Will Levis, and Anthony Richardson, all of whom are projected to be high Day 1 draft picks this year; and defensive superstars-in-the-making like Will Anderson Jr. and Jalen Carter. Five years from now, which of these elite prospects will be household names? Surely one of them. Maybe all of them. Best to collect the whole set and be sure.

Superfrators and Auto Superfractors. Bowman U is loaded with hits, from autographed base cards of the biggest prospects to the highly-limited gold refractor parallels — a hobby favorite. But the mother of all chase cards is the 1/1 superfractor and auto superfractors. Each of the 100 players in the base set has both a superfractor and autographed superfractor card. When some lucky collector pulls that 1/1 Caleb Williams or Bryce Young or CJ Stroud, you’ll hear the champagne pop for miles.

Big Kahuna Inserts. Every trading card set has a fan-favorite insert. And one of the coolest inserts in 2022 Bowman U is the Big Kahuna cards. With their premium design and limited print runs, the Big Kahuna inserts are certain to be a favorite chase card among discerning hobbyists.

2022 Bowman U Chrome Football is a historic release: a first-of-its-kind product for college football fans. The fact that it’s also jam-packed with hits, and includes some of the most exciting prospects college football has seen in decades, is simply icing on an already incredible cake.

So what are you waiting for? Start collecting today.


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