Saturday, November 28, 2020

My first 1950 Bowman card

The Bowman cards from 1950 to 1953 are some of my favorite sets ever. 1948 and 1949 are mediocre, and  though 1954 and 1955 are alright, I feel like they were trying to beat Topps at their own game. And they weren't good enough to do that. But I love the sets from 1950 to 1953. They're simple and look really nice.

A while back, in a free card Friday hosted by Jon of "A Penny Sleeve for Your Thoughts," I got my first 1950 Bowman card. It's beautiful. It's of Earl Johnson, who had an OK career in the '40s. His best season was 1947. That year he had a 12-11 record and a 2.97 ERA. He had a 40-32 career record. 

It was pretty awesome getting a 1950 Bowman card for free, especially in pretty good shape. Thanks Jon!


  1. Jon is a very generous guy. And early 50's Bowman baseball cards are awesome. My favorite is the 1951 set with the name box... and beautiful backgrounds.

  2. Fantastic freebie! Looks like a nice example, too. I love 1950 Bowman. 1952 and 1953 (color) are great, too.