1951 Bowman Baseball Cards

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Back

1951 Bowman Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Bowman

Year of Issue: 1951

Set Size: 324 Cards

Card Size: 2-1/16” x 3-1/8”

Series

Series I: 1-36
Series II: 37-72
Series III: 73-108
Series IV: 109-180
Series V: 181-216
Series VI: 217-252 (scarce)

Set Description

Bowman issued these cards in 1951 increasing the total cards to 324. The fronts are color renditions of photos with the players name in a black strip. The backs are numbered and have a brief bio on the player. The higher number cards 253-324 are harder to find. The set itself is loaded with rookies, with the Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays being the most notable in the set.

1951 Bowman Yogi Berra 1951 Bowman Willie Mays
1951 Bowman Ted Williams 1951 Bowman Whitey Ford
1951 Bowman Roy Campanella 1951 Bowman Nellie Fox
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $2700
  • EX – $6000
  • NM – $14000
Key Rookies
  • 1 – Whitey Ford
  • 232 – Nellie Fox
  • 253 – Mickey Mantle
  • 305 – Willie Mays
Key Stars
  • 2 – Yogi Berra
  • 31 – Roy Campanella
  • 32 – Duke Snider
  • 165 – Ted Williams
Errors & Variations
  • No significant errors or variations
Important Notes
  • Arguably the most significant Bowman set issued, in terms of star and rookie power
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