It won't win any design awards, but for collectors, the 1948 Bowman baseball set has carved out its own unique place. Consisting of just 48 cards, with virtually no tremendously scarce or exceedingly valuable parts, the black and white set is attractive for anyone looking for a reasonable challenge that carries a story or two behind it. Dawn of the Post-War Bubble Gum Card … [Read more...] about 1948 Bowman Baseball Set a Realistic Target for Collectors
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Recently, I was flipping through some of my card binders. While I buy plenty of singles and lots, my primary collecting focus is really on building sets. I like the satisfaction of completion and set building can present some interesting challenges. Because my focus is on sets, often I find myself buying particular lots of cards even if I only need a few. That, of course, … [Read more...] about The Wayback Collector: Is It Bowman or Play Ball?
They were born in the post-War boom and faded quietly away as Topps, that young buck, took over with a monopoly it would hold for 25 years. Bowman baseball cards had plenty of young fans during their 1948-1955 heyday, though. As Topps celebrates its 60th year in the cardboard business while offering up voters choices for its all-time top 60 list, we look wistfully back to … [Read more...] about 10 Great Vintage Bowman Baseball Cards