1949 Bowman Baseball Cards

1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson back

1949 Bowman Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Bowman
Year of Issue: 1949
Set Size: 240 Cards
Card Size: 2-1/16” x 2-1/2”

Series

Series I & II: 1-73 (NNOF, PNB)
Series III: 36-74 (NNOF, PNB)
Series IV: 109-144 (NOF, SCR)
Series V: 145-180 (NOF, PNB)
Series VI: 181-216 (NOF, PNB)
Series VII: 217-240 (NOF, PNB)(scarce)

Set Description

Bowman’s second set in 1949 increased to 240 cards. The fronts are black & white photos prints with colors over printed on top. The backs are numbered and have the players name and bio. There are several card variations in this set due to numerous printings and changes made to the design. Twelve cards that were printed along with the final series feature either a front or back name variation. Some cards from 1-108 are found with the player’s name on the front.

1949 Bowman Duke Snider 1949 Bowman Richie Ashburn
1949 Bowman Roy Campanella 1949 Bowman Satchell Paige
1949 Bowman Stan Musial 1949 Bowman Yogi Berra
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $2200
  • EX – $3500
  • NM – $6200
Key Rookies
  • 46 – Robin Roberts
  • 50 – Jackie Robinson
  • 84 – Roy Campanella
  • 100 – Gil Hodges
  • 214 – Richie Ashburn
  • 224 – Satchel Paige
  • 226 – Duke Snider
Key Stars
  • 24 – Stan Musial
  • 60 – Yogi Berra
Errors & Variations
  • Numbers 4, 78, 83, 85, 88 and 98 have variations of  “no name on the front” (NNOF) and “name on the front” (NOF)
  • Numbers 109, 124, 126,127,132 and 143 have variations of “scripted autograph on the back” (SCR) and “name in print on the back” (PNB)
Important Notes
  • Cards can have a white or gray back
  • Cards have different combinations of:
    • Name on front (NOF)
    • No name on front (NNOF)
    • Printed name on back (PNB)
    • Scripted autograph on back (SCR)
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