1951 Bowman Baseball Cards
The 1951 Bowman Baseball Card Set was the "high water" for the Bowman Gum Company. With 324 color cards that measure 2 1/16" by 3 1/8", the 1951 Bowman cards were bigger in both size and number over the previous issue.
The 1951 Bowman set is the most popular all of the vintage Bowman Baseball Card Sets among collectors because of the rookie cards of #1 Whitey Ford, #232 Nellie Fox, #253 Mickey Mantle and #305 Willie Mays - as well as Ted Williams' last official Bowman baseball card. The 1951 Bowman high number series, which is slightly more difficult to find, ranges from card number 253-324.
By Dean Hanley