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    1948-51 Bowman Baseball Set Run. 1948 Bowman Complete Set (48). One of the first major issues of the post-war era, Bowman Gum Co.'s premiere set of forty-eight black and white cards was produced in 1948. Twenty-four cards were short printed and command a higher price than the remaining cards in the set. Highlights include 3 Kiner (paper loss), 4 Mize, 5 Feller, 6 Berra (G), 8 Rizzuto (tape), 17 Slaughter (G), 18 Spahn (writing), 36 Musial (VG), 38 Schoendienst (VG) and 47 Thompson. Balance of the set and those not noted above grade G/F/P.

    1949 Bowman Complete Set (240). Bowman increased production in their second year, with a set numbering 240 cards and featuring backgrounds of various solid pastel colors. Graded cards, PSA VG-EX 4: 50 Robinson, PSA VG-EX 4: 224 Paige and PSA VG-EX 4: 226 Snider. Ungraded include 24 Musial (paper loss), 27 Feller (writing), 33 Spahn (paper loss), 36 Reese (G/VG), 46 Roberts (trimmed), 60 Berra (G), 84 Campanella (G), 98 Rizzuto (G/VG), 100 Hodges (VG), 214 Ashburn (paper loss), 233 Doby (VG) and 238 Lemon (G). 10% of the set grades EX or better, while 5% grades VG or better. Balance of the set and those not noted above grade G/F/P.

    1950 Bowman Complete Set (252). The 1950 Bowman set of 252 cards featured beautiful color art reproductions of actual photographs. Cards found in the first two series of the set (1-72) are the tougher to find of the issue. Highlights include 6 Feller (tape), 11 Rizzuto (VG/EX), 19 Spahn (G), 21 Reese (VG/EX), 22 Robinson (G), 23 Newcombe (G), 32 Roberts (tape), 46 Berra (tape), 75 Campanella (tape), 77 Snider (G), 84 Ashburn (VG) and 98 Williams (tape). 15% of the set grades EX or better, while 10% grades VG or better. Balance of the set and those not noted above grade G/F/P.

    1951 Bowman Complete Set (324). In 1951, Bowman increased the number of cards in its set to 324 cards. The high series cards (253-324) are the scarcest of the issue and include rookie cards of Mantle and Mays. Graded cards, PSA VG 3: 253 Mantle and PSA PR-FR 1: 305 Mays. Ungraded cards include 1 Ford (G), 2 Berra, 30 Feller (EX), 31 Campanella (EX), 32 Snider (VG/EX), 80 Reese (VG), 165 Ted Williams (VG) and 186 Ashburn (EX+). 10% of the set grades EX or better, while 5% grades VG or better. Balance of the set and those not noted above grade G/F/P.


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    May, 2005
    14th Saturday
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