1949 Bowman Baseball Cards
The 1949 Bowman Baseball Card set includes 240 black-and-white cards that measure 2 1/16" by 2½". The 1949 Bowman Baseball cards feature many different varieties in name printing and background color. Cards #1 to #72 were printed on grey card stock, as well as white and are technically considered variations, although few collectors bother to collect both versions. The high number series, which is difficult to find, ranges from card number 145-240.
The key rookie cards include #46 Robin Roberts, #50 Jackie Robinson, #84 Roy Campanella, #100 Gil Hodges, #110 Early Wynn, #214 Richie Ashburn, #224 Satchel Paige, #226 Duke Snider, and #238 Bob Lemon.
By Dean Hanley