1948-1959 Baseball Cards
The first national baseball card set after WWII, was issued in 1948 by the Bowman Gum Co. The groundbreaking 1952 Topps set ended Bowman's short-lived monopoly and launched “The Great Baseball Card Bubble Gum War” between Topps and Bowman. The result of this intense competition was some of the most creative vintage baseball card sets and the hobby's "Golden Era" of collecting. By 1956, Topps would buy out Bowman and eliminate all effective competition in the bubble gum baseball card market.
By Dean Hanley
Please click on the baseball card set links below to select your cards.