With the price of old vintage baseball cards skyrocketing, so to are the vast amount of counterfeiters out there these reprints provide a real alternative for those who are attracted to vintage cards, but can't afford them.
The real 1950 set info1950 Bowman R-406-4 set was the only year in which it had a monopoly on baseball cards. There were no other national issues released that year. This set numbered 252 cards total. As with the 1949 Bowman set, the cards measured 2 1/16″ by 2 1/2″ inches, quite a bit smaller than what is now considered the standard size for baseball cards. The card fronts feature hand-painted color reproductions of actual photographs.
The card back is vanilla in color and displays a short blurb about the player or manager while also supplying the player or manager's bio which includes his position, team, birthplace, birth date, height, weight, and how one bats and throws all in black ink. The player's name in capital letters is in red ink as is the "Bowman 5-Star Picture Card Collectors Club" logo, the only Bowman sports set that it appeared on. The bottom of the card shows the card number and the Bowman copyright, however, cards 181 thru 252 can be found with or without the copyright, neither variation is worth more than the other.
SeriesSeries I: 1-36 (scarce)
Series II: 37-72 (scarce)
Series III: 73-108
Series IV: 109-144
Series V: 145-180
Series VI: 181-215
Series VII: 217-252
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