1948 Bowman Baseball Cards

1948 Bowman Stan Musial 1948 Bowman Baseball Back

1948 Bowman Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Bowman
Year of Issue: 1948
Set Size: 48 Cards
Card Size: 2-1/16” x 2-1/2”

Series

Series I: 1-36
Series II: 37-48 (slightly more rare)

Set Description

Bowman Gum issued their first set in 1948. The fronts are black & white photos of the players. The backs are numbered and have the players name and bio. 12 cards are considered short prints when they were removed from the 36 card sheets to print the higher numbers. Due to the fact that the last major set issue was in 1941 by Play Ball, the 1948 Bowman set contains several key rookie cards. However, due to the lackluster black and white colors, this set is not highly sight after in comparison to other vintage Bowman sets.

1948 Bowman Red Schoendienst 1948 Bowman Warren Spahn
1948 Bowman Phil Rizzuto 1948 Bowman Yogi Berra
1948 Bowman Bob Feller 1948 Bowman Ralph Kiner
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $1000
  • EX – $1800
  • NM – $2400
Key Rookies
  • 3 – Ralph Kiner
  • 6 – Yogi Berra
  • 18 – Warren Spahn
  • 36 – Stan Musial
  • 38 – Red Schoendienst
Key Stars
  • 5 – Bob Feller
  • 8 – Phil Rizzuto
Errors & Variations
  • Nothing significant
Important Notes
  • First set issued by Bowman
  • Least popular of Bowman sets (due to black & white)
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