Monday, August 24, 2009

The 1953 Bowman Color baseball card set is a true classic

The 1953 Bowman Color baseball card set was printed and issued by the Bowman Gum Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

. In 1953 Bowman issued two separate baseball sets, one featured the major stars of the day and was in color, while the other featured lesser known players and was in black and white.

1953 was the first modern set that contained actual color player photographs. These cards measure 2-1/2 x 3-3/4(inches) and have only the player photo on the front, no name, team or autograph facsimile, simply the player photo. The backs of these cards feature a more baseball card trend with player stats and biography info.

The high numbered cards (#113-160) are the scarcest of the set.

Chicago Cubs Checklist

Number Player
7 Harry Chiti RC
30 Phil Cavarretta
42 Tommy Brown
48 Hank Sauer
71 Paul Minner
94 Bob Addis
110 Bob Rush
112 Toby Atwell
122 Bill Serena
144 Warren Hacker
154 Turk Lown

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