1955 Bowman Baseball Cards
The 1955 Bowman Baseball Card Set was the last vintage set issued by the Bowman Gum Co. It contains 320 horizontally oriented cards that have a height of 2½" and a width of about 3¾". Due to lax production standards, the width of 1955 Bowman cards can vary by as much as 1/8" in either direction.
The 1955 Bowman baseball cards feature a set of umpires interspersed throughout cards #226 to #317. The 1955 Bowman cards are easily recognized by the wood-grained television set framing each player's photograph. The high number series (225-320) is more difficult and expensive to collect. The only key rookie card in the 1955 Bowman set is #68 Elston Howard.
By Dean Hanley