Monday, August 8, 2011

1952 Bowman-The Forgotten Set

Number of Cards

252 cards in this historical set with 15 Cubs players

Size of Cards

The size of the cards are approximately 2 1/16" by 3 1/8"

Basic Features

Positioned between two legendary sets from the hobby, 1951 and 1953 Bowman, and up against the legendary 52 Topps series. It's true that the 1952 Bowman set is neglected; in fact, some enthusiasts have even dubbed it the forgotten set.

Card fronts feature artistic reproductions of player photos and facsimile autographs. The backs boast personal data, biographical information, the card number, and details on a mail-in offer.

Released in seven 36-card series, down from the 1951 issue. Cards from the first two series (#1 to 72) can be uncovered with clean white borders and clear pictures or with brownish borders and dull-looking pictures. Cards from the final series (#217 to 252) are generally more difficult to track down than those from the earlier series.

Chicago Cubs 1952 Bowman Checklist

Number Player
16 Turk Lown RC
22 Willard Ramsdell
32 Eddie Miksis
64 Roy Smalley
88 Bruce Edwards
104 Hal Jeffcoat
126 Phil Cavarretta
136 Gene Hermanski
144 Joe Hatton
159 Dutch Leonard
175 Randy Jackson RC
195 Frank Baumholtz
211 Paul Minner RC
231 Dee Fondy RC
247 Johnny Pramesa

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