2000 Bowman Chrome Football Box Breakdown & Price History

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The 2000 Bowman Chrome Football box is one of the most popular card releases in the history of the hobby. Home to the iconic Tom Brady rookie card, a complete and unopened box of 2000 Bowman Chrome has the potential of a record-breaking sale should a perfect TB12 be extracted.

That said, the promise of the card is enough to send the box’s value into orbit.

Which begs the question, would you take the chance to open?

Set & Checklist

With 24 packs per box and 4 cards per pack, 2000 Bowman Chrome box contains 96 total cards. Refractors fall 1:12 packs, which means two per box (rookie refractor odds fall 1:281 packs). And while Tom Brady is the ultimate chase, the 270-card checklist contains other key rookies including Shaun Alexander, Brian Urlacher, and others.

  • 140 veteran cards
  • 105 rookie cards
  • 25 NFL Europe prospects
1Eddie GeorgeTennessee Titans
2Ike HilliardNew York Giants
3Terrell OwensSan Francisco 49ers
4James StewartDetroit Lions
5Joey GallowayDallas Cowboys
6Jake ReedNew Orleans Saints
7Derrick AlexanderKansas City Chiefs
8Jeff GeorgeWashington Redskins
9Kerry CollinsNew York Giants
10Tony GonzalezKansas City Chiefs
11Marcus RobinsonChicago Bears
12Charles WoodsonOakland Raiders
13Germane CrowellDetroit Lions
14Yancey ThigpenTennessee Titans
15Tony MartinMiami Dolphins
16Frank SandersArizona Cardinals
17Napoleon KaufmanOakland Raiders
18Jay FiedlerMiami Dolphins
19Patrick JeffersCarolina Panthers
20Steve McNairTennessee Titans
21Herman MooreDetroit Lions
22Tim BrownOakland Raiders
23Olandis GaryDenver Broncos
24Corey DillonCincinnati Bengals
25Warren SappTampa Bay Buccaneers
26Curtis EnisChicago Bears
27Vinny TestaverdeNew York Jets
28Tim BiakabutukaCarolina Panthers
29Kevin JohnsonCleveland Browns
30Charlie BatchDetroit Lions
31Jermaine FazandeSan Diego Chargers
32Shaun KingTampa Bay Buccaneers
33Errict RhettCleveland Browns
34O.J. McDuffieMiami Dolphins
35Bruce SmithWashington Redskins
36Antonio FreemanGreen Bay Packers
37Tim CouchCleveland Browns
38Duce StaleyPhiladelphia Eagles
39Jeff BlakeNew Orleans Saints
40Jim HarbaughSan Diego Chargers
41Jeff GrahamSan Diego Chargers
42Drew BledsoeNew England Patriots
43Mike AlstottTampa Bay Buccaneers
44Terance MathisAtlanta Falcons
45Antowain SmithBuffalo Bills
46Johnnie MortonDetroit Lions
47Chris ChandlerAtlanta Falcons
48Keith PooleNew Orleans Saints
49Ricky WattersSeattle Seahawks
50Darnay ScottCincinnati Bengals
51Damon HuardMiami Dolphins
52Peerless PriceBuffalo Bills
53Brian GrieseDenver Broncos
54Frank WycheckTennessee Titans
55Kevin DysonTennessee Titans
56Junior SeauSan Diego Chargers
57Curtis ConwaySan Diego Chargers
58Jamal AndersonAtlanta Falcons
59Jim MillerChicago Bears
60Rob JohnsonBuffalo Bills
61Mark BrunellJacksonville Jaguars
62Wayne ChrebetNew York Jets
63James JohnsonMiami Dolphins
64Sean DawkinsSeattle Seahawks
65Stephen DavisWashington Redskins
66Daunte CulpepperMinnesota Vikings
67Doug FlutieBuffalo Bills
68Pete MitchellNew York Giants
69Bill SchroederGreen Bay Packers
70Terrence WilkinsIndianapolis Colts
71Cade McNownChicago Bears
72Muhsin MuhammadCarolina Panthers
73E.G. GreenIndianapolis Colts
74Edgerrin JamesIndianapolis Colts
75Troy EdwardsPittsburgh Steelers
76Terry GlennNew England Patriots
77Tony BanksBaltimore Ravens
78Derrick MayesSeattle Seahawks
79Curtis MartinNew York Jets
80Kordell StewartPittsburgh Steelers
81Amani ToomerNew York Giants
82Dorsey LevensGreen Bay Packers
83Brad JohnsonWashington Redskins
84Ed McCaffreyDenver Broncos
85Charlie GarnerSan Francisco 49ers
86Brett FavreGreen Bay Packers
87J.J. StokesSan Francisco 49ers
88Steve YoungSan Francisco 49ers
89Jonathan LintonBuffalo Bills
90Isaac BruceSt. Louis Rams
91Shawn JeffersonAtlanta Falcons
92Rod SmithDenver Broncos
93Champ BaileyWashington Redskins
94Ricky WilliamsNew Orleans Saints
95Priest HolmesBaltimore Ravens
96Corey BradfordGreen Bay Packers
97Eric MouldsBuffalo Bills
98Warrick DunnTampa Bay Buccaneers
99Jevon KearseTennessee Titans
100Albert ConnellWashington Redskins
101Az-Zahir HakimSt. Louis Rams
102Marvin HarrisonIndianapolis Colts
103Qadry IsmailBaltimore Ravens
104Oronde GadsdenMiami Dolphins
105Rob MooreArizona Cardinals
106Marshall FaulkSt. Louis Rams
107Steve BeuerleinCarolina Panthers
108Torry HoltSt. Louis Rams
109Donovan McNabbPhiladelphia Eagles
110Rich GannonOakland Raiders
111Jerome BettisPittsburgh Steelers
112Peyton ManningIndianapolis Colts
113Cris CarterMinnesota Vikings
114Jake PlummerArizona Cardinals
115Kent GrahamPittsburgh Steelers
116Keenan McCardellJacksonville Jaguars
117Tim DwightAtlanta Falcons
118Fred TaylorJacksonville Jaguars
119Jerry RiceSan Francisco 49ers
120Michael WestbrookWashington Redskins
121Kurt WarnerSt. Louis Rams
122Jimmy SmithJacksonville Jaguars
123Emmitt SmithDallas Cowboys
124Terrell DavisDenver Broncos
125Randy MossMinnesota Vikings
126Akili SmithCincinnati Bengals
127Raghib IsmailDallas Cowboys
128Jon KitnaSeattle Seahawks
129Elvis GrbacKansas City Chiefs
130Wesley WallsCarolina Panthers
131Torrance SmallPhiladelphia Eagles
132Tyrone WheatleyOakland Raiders
133Carl PickensCincinnati Bengals
134Zach ThomasMiami Dolphins
135Jacquez GreenTampa Bay Buccaneers
136Robert SmithMinnesota Vikings
137Keyshawn JohnsonTampa Bay Buccaneers
138Matthew HatchetteMinnesota Vikings
139Troy AikmanDallas Cowboys
140Charles JohnsonPhiladelphia Eagles
141Terry Battle EPBarcelona Dragons
142Pepe Pearson EP, RCRhein Fire
143Cory Sauter EPBarcelona Dragons
144Brian Shay EPBerlin Thunder
145Marcus Crandell EP, RCScottish Claymores
146Danny Wuerffel EPRhein Fire
147L.C. Stevens EPAmsterdam Admirals
148Ted White EPFrankfurt Galaxy
149Matt Lytle EP, RCRhein Fire
150Vershan Jackson EP, RCBerlin Thunder
151Mario Bailey EPFrankfurt Galaxy
152Darryl Daniel EP, RCAmsterdam Admirals
153Sean Morey EP, RCBarcelona Dragons
154Jim Kubiak EP, RCAmsterdam Admirals
155Aaron Stecker EP, RCScottish Claymores
156Damon Dunn EP, RCBerlin Thunder
157Kevin Daft EPScottish Claymores
158Corey Thomas EPFrankfurt Galaxy
159Deon Mitchell EP, RCScottish Claymores
160Todd Floyd EP, RCFrankfurt Galaxy
161Norman Miller EP, RCFrankfurt Galaxy
162Jeremaine Copeland EPBarcelona Dragons
163Michael Blair EPFrankfurt Galaxy
164Ron Powlus EP, RCAmsterdam Admirals
165Pat Barnes EPFrankfurt Galaxy
166Dez White RCChicago Bears
167Trung Canidate SP, RCSt. Louis Rams
168Thomas Jones SP, RCArizona Cardinals
169Courtney Brown SP, RCCleveland Browns
170Jamal Lewis SP, RCBaltimore Ravens
171Chris Redman SP, RCBaltimore Ravens
172Ron Dayne SP, RC, SN499New York Giants
173Chad Pennington SP, RCNew York Jets
174Plaxico Burress SP, RCPittsburgh Steelers
175R.Jay Soward SP, RCJacksonville Jaguars
176Travis Taylor SP, RCBaltimore Ravens
177Shaun Alexander SP, RCSeattle Seahawks
178Brian Urlacher RCChicago Bears
179Danny Farmer RCPittsburgh Steelers
180Tee Martin SP, RCPittsburgh Steelers
181Sylvester Morris SP, RCKansas City Chiefs
182Curtis Keaton RCCincinnati Bengals
183Peter Warrick SP, RCCincinnati Bengals
184Anthony Becht RCNew York Jets
185Travis Prentice SP, RC, SN499Cleveland Browns
186J.R. Redmond SP, RCNew England Patriots
187Daniel "Bubba" Franks SP, RC, SN499Green Bay Packers
188Ron Dugans SP, RCCincinnati Bengals
189Reuben Droughns RCDetroit Lions
190Corey Simon RCPhiladelphia Eagles
191Joe Hamilton RCTampa Bay Buccaneers
192Laveranues Coles RCNew York Jets
193Todd Pinkston SP, RC, SN499Philadelphia Eagles
194Jerry Porter SP, RCOakland Raiders
195Dennis Northcutt RCCleveland Browns
196Tim Rattay RCSan Francisco 49ers
197Giovanni Carmazzi RCSan Francisco 49ers
198Mareno Philyaw RCAtlanta Falcons
199Avion Black RCBuffalo Bills
200Chafie Fields RCSan Francisco 49ers
201Rondell Mealey RCGreen Bay Packers
202Troy Walters RCMinnesota Vikings
203Frank Moreau RCKansas City Chiefs
204Vaughn Sanders RCNew York Jets
205Sherrod Gideon RCNew Orleans Saints
206Doug Chapman RCMinnesota Vikings
207Marcus Knight RCOakland Raiders
208Jamel White RCIndianapolis Colts
209Windrell Hayes RCNew York Jets
210Reggie Jones RCSan Diego Chargers
211Jarious Jackson RCDenver Broncos
212Ronney Jenkins RCSan Diego Chargers
213Quinton Spotwood RCMiami Dolphins
214Rob Morris RCIndianapolis Colts
215Gari Scott RCPhiladelphia Eagles
216Kevin Thompson RCCleveland Browns
217Trevor Insley RCIndianapolis Colts
218Frank Murphy RCChicago Bears
219Patrick Pass RCNew England Patriots
220Mike Anderson RCDenver Broncos
221Derrius Thompson RCWashington Redskins
222John Abraham RCNew York Jets
223Dante' Hall RCKansas City Chiefs
224Chad Morton RCNew Orleans Saints
225Ahmed Plummer RCSan Francisco 49ers
226Julian Peterson RCSan Francisco 49ers
227Mike Green RCTennessee Titans
228Michael Wiley RCDallas Cowboys
229Spergon Wynn RCCleveland Browns
230Trevor Gaylor RCSan Diego Chargers
231Doug Johnson RCAtlanta Falcons
232Marc Bulger RCNew Orleans Saints
233Ron Dixon RCNew York Giants
234Aaron Shea RCCleveland Browns
235Thomas Hamner RCPhiladelphia Eagles
236Tom Brady RCNew England Patriots
237Deltha O'Neal RCDenver Broncos
238Todd Husak RCWashington Redskins
239Erron Kinney RCTennessee Titans
240JaJuan Dawson RCCleveland Browns
241Nick WilliamsCincinnati Bengals
242Deon Grant RCCarolina Panthers
243Brad Hoover RCCarolina Panthers
244Kamil LoudAtlanta Falcons
245Rashard Anderson RCCarolina Panthers
246Clint Stoerner RCDallas Cowboys
247Antwan Harris RCNew England Patriots
248Jason Webster RCSan Francisco 49ers
249Kevin McDougal RCIndianapolis Colts
250Tony Scott RCNew York Jets
251Thabiti Davis RCNew York Giants
252Ian Gold RCDenver Broncos
253Sammy Morris RCBuffalo Bills
254Raynoch Thompson RCArizona Cardinals
255Jeremy McDanielBuffalo Bills
256Terrelle Smith RCNew Orleans Saints
257Deon Dyer RCMiami Dolphins
258Na'il Diggs RCGreen Bay Packers
259Brandon Short RCNew York Giants
260Mike Brown RCChicago Bears
261John Engelberger RCSan Francisco 49ers
262Rogers Beckett RCSan Diego Chargers
263JaJuan Seider RCSan Diego Chargers
264Desmond Kitchings RCKansas City Chiefs
265Reggie Davis RCSan Diego Chargers
266Corey Moore RCBuffalo Bills
267Cornelius Griffin RCNew York Giants
268Stockar McDougle RCDetroit Lions
269James Williams RCSeattle Seahawks
270Darrell Jackson RCSeattle Seahawks

In terms of the anticipation you can expect when opening a box:

As heard in the video (before the Tom Brady was pulled!) “do not try this at home.” If I were in this position, it would all come down to how the box was obtained, how much I paid for it, etc. But as you’ll see in the next section, these boxes can fetch around $5,000 when sealed. I’d have a really hard time opening one.

Not to mention that, as you can also see from the video, cards of this age and in Chrome, the cards can stick together, or can brick. All of that considered, the PSA population report over 1,100 PSA 10 base Chrome Tom Brady rookies, and only 7 PSA 10 refractors.


In terms of value, there are a number of points to consider. One, online card retailers like Dave & Adam’s are offering $3,000 for a box of 2000 Bowman Chrome football.

That said, there are a handful of 2000 Bowman Chroem football boxes currently for sale on eBay, with the lowest Buy It Now price being $7,699.

What is someone willing to pay, though? Three boxes have been sold over the last few months (prices before shipping):

  • $4,502 on 8/17/23
  • $5,001 on 6/26/23
  • $4,000 on 6/12/23

In terms of how that compares to a Tom Brady card on its own, it looks like a PSA 10 Chrome rookie sold 8/18/23 for $9,000. The three before that, just a few days earlier in August, sold in the $7,500 range.

And raw? One sold 8/29/23 for $1,620 and another 8/7/23 for $1,499.

(This is a good point to say, for me, if I pulled this card I’d get it at least slabbed and authenticated if not graded. There are too many counterfeits out there, and I’d want to do whatever I could as a seller to put the potential buyer pool at ease.)

So, all things said, the 2000 Bowman Chrome football box presents a long and pricey decision train:

  • Should you buy a box for $5,000.
  • If you have a box, should you rip it and potentially flush $5,000?
  • If you miraculously hit a Tom Brady, do you get it graded?

Fun stuff, as cards should be, but also a lot of money involved with this one. Buy, rip, grade, keep, and/or sell wisely!

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