Category Archives: Bowman Vintage

1955 Bowman Baseball

1955 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 320 Dimensions: 2  1/2  x  3  3/4 Collector Score: **** (5 stars) This is the Color TV set, the final Bowman-created card issue. Most collectors don’t know that this set was printed by Topps. Bowman, unable to keep on losing money, sold out to … Continue reading

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1954 Bowman Baseball

1954 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 225 Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 Collector Score: **** (4 stars) The 1954 Bowman card issue was distributed in two separate series: #s 1-128 in the first series and #s 129-224 in the second series. A contract issue resulted in the removal of … Continue reading

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1953 Bowman Baseball

1953 Bowman Baseball (color and black & white) # of cards: 160 color, 64 b/w Dimensions: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 Collector Score – color set: **** (4 stars) Black & white set: ** (2 stars) Complete set: *** (3 stars) The 1953 Bowman card issue was strange. First of … Continue reading

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1952 Bowman Baseball

1952 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 252 Dimensions: 2  1/16  by 3  1/8 Collector score: ** (2 Stars) While Topps was producing their first real issue in 1952, a set that would go on to become the most collectible of them all, Bowman released this crummy set of rinky-dink cards … Continue reading

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1951 Bowman Baseball

1951 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 324 Dimensions: 2 1/16 x 3 1/8 Collector Score **** (5 Stars) In ‘51, the Bowman cards grew slightly larger. Many of the fronts are simply enlargements of the 1950 set, but in spite of this the 1951 Bowmans are one of the most … Continue reading

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1950 Bowman Baseball

1950 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 252 Dimensions: 2  1/16  x  2  1/2 Collector Score ***** (5 Stars) A vast improvement was made on the card fronts, which used hand-painted color reproductions of photos. Compare this to the 1949 Bowman baseball issue that used tinted photos on colored backgrounds. Besides … Continue reading

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1949 Bowman Baseball

1949 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 240 Dimensions: 2 1/16 x 2 1/2 Collector Score **** (4 Stars) For 1949 Bowman increased their set to 240 cards. Cards 145-240 were printed in smaller quantities and are more valuable. Rookie cards include Duke Snider, Robin Roberts, Roy Campanella, Larry Doby, Richie … Continue reading

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1948 Bowman Baseball

1948 Bowman Baseball # of cards: 48 Dimensions: 2 1/16 x 2 1/2 Collector Score: **** (4 Stars) Even though this is a small set, it was the first national baseball card set issued since 1941 and includes rookie cards of Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Warren Spahn, Ralph … Continue reading

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