1949 Bowman Baseball Cards
The 1949 Bowman Baseball Card Set includes 240 cards, with added color, that measure 2 1/16" by 2½". 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 cards, which are a little tougher to find, ranges from card number 145-240. The 1949 Bowman baseball cards also have a few variations in the font in which the player's name was printed.
1949 Bowman was the first major post-war key set and contains 184 rookie cards including Hall-of-Famers #46 Robin Roberts, #50 Jackie Robinson, #84 Roy Campanella, #100 Gil Hodges, #110 Early Wynn, #214 Richie Ashburn, #224 Satchel Paige, #226 Duke Snider, #233 Larry Doby and #238 Bob Lemon.
By Dean Hanley