Number of CardsThe 1954 Bowman card set was 224 cards
Size of Cards1954 Bowman is the same size as 1953 and 1955 Bowman.2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Basic FeaturesThe set is dominated by color portraits and on the back Bowman added a trivia question across the bottom of each card, as had been done with the 1953 Topps set. The answer to the question ran just below the player’s statistics.
Interesting factsAfter the 1953 season, the St. Louis Browns moved to Baltimore, and Bowman's artists had no idea what the Orioles uniform would look like. So they simply made the uniforms up.
Due to a contract squabble, the Ted Williams card#66 was replaced with a Jimmy Piersall card. The Ted Williams 1954 Bowman is one of the most sought after scarcities of the post war era of baseball cards.
Errors And VariationsThe set also has around 4 variations, mostly in regards to the statistics on the backs. None of the variations carry a premium value.
61A Eddie Miksis (.954/.962 field avg.)
61A Eddie Miksis (.954/.961 field avg.)
93A Bill Serena (field avg. - .983/.966)
93B. Bill Serena ( field avg. - .977/.966)
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