Friday, August 3, 2012

1949 Bowman Chicago Cubs

The 1949 Bowman set consists of 240 cards, each measuring 2-1/16" by 2-1/2”. The series featured black-and-white player photographs with the addition of color to the team uniforms and backgrounds.

The set is riddled with variations, beginning with card 109 Bowman added the players’ names on the card fronts.

Cards 1-3 and 5-73 can be found with either gray or white backs.

There are varieties in name printing, which are noted in the checklist below:

NNOF: no name on front
NOF: name on front

Card backs have a printed summary of the player's highlights and a line of biographical information. There is an added advertisement that allowed the card's owner to send in card wrappers for an item.

Chicago Cubs Checklist

6 Phil Cavarretta RC
22 Harry P-Nuts Lowrey RC
38 Emil Verban RC
52 Johnny Schmitz RC
63 Andy Pafko RC
83a Bob Scheffing NNOF
83b Bob Scheffing NOF
99 Frank Gustine RC
115 Emil Leonard
130 Harry Walker RC
152 Clarence Maddern RC
168 Doyle Lade RC
184 Bob Chipman RC
200 Jess Dobernic RC
212 Ralph Hamner RC

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