1949 Bowman - Master

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.319

Bowman's sophomore effort was an improvement over its '48 set both in increased player selection and the addition of color. This set also featured a strong group of debut cards, including Robin Roberts, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Satchel Paige, Duke Snider, and Richie Ashburn - impressive! To read an in-depth article, click here.

Notes: This set is a work in progress. As new varieties are graded, they may be added to the set.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles M Merkel 100.00%8.98 10.10 10.10
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.95 9.76 09.76
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.94
Retired on 9/24/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.944
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.944
9.73
09.73
4 Mets-71 97.62%8.09 8.16 07.98
5 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.82 7.85 07.85
6 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.79 7.83 07.83
7 Lt. Jim Filippello's 49 Master Set: Retired June 11, 2010 Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.74
Retired on 6/10/2010
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 7.737
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.737
7.77
07.77
8 Greg Gehman's 1949 Bowman Set 100.00%7.61
Retired on 5/26/2012
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 7.615
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.615
7.63
07.63
9 Brian's 1949 Bowman Master Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.38
Retired on 5/3/2016
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 7.425
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.425
7.43
07.43
10 Neil's 1949 Bowman 7+-Master Set 98.02%7.48
Retired on 12/22/2009
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.479
% Complete 98.02%
Set Rating 7.226
7.54
07.28
11 The Steve Soloway Collection 99.21%7.10
Retired on 9/26/2011
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.096
% Complete 99.21%
Set Rating 7.045
7.10
07.05
12 gpease0878 49m 100.00%7.03 7.04 07.04
13 JSteveC19 Click to view Set Images 94.84%7.28
Retired on 3/17/2016
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.286
% Complete 94.84%
Set Rating 6.780
7.29
06.78
14 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 88.89%8.22 8.43 06.48
15 Senator 49 Bowman Master 98.41%5.73 5.73 05.65
16 Griffin's Click to Contact Owner 98.81%5.40 5.40 05.12
17 Bryan's Bowmans 97.62%5.16
Retired on 12/29/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 5.162
% Complete 97.62%
Set Rating 4.988
5.16
04.99
18 Swi's 1949 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 68.65%7.00 7.00 03.91
19 theKelvinators49set 61.11%7.34 7.35 03.57
20 Steven-n-Anthony Click to Contact Owner 54.76%5.33 5.33 02.59
21 AlanS 1949 Bowman - Master Click to Contact Owner 36.51%5.34 5.34 02.24
22 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 43.65%6.60 6.60 02.00
23 Joseph J Lawlor Click to Contact Owner 32.14%7.97 7.97 01.67
24 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.63%6.66 6.66 01.01
25 spol85 19.05%4.40 4.40 00.91
26 Barrefrank 6.75%7.27 7.27 00.88
27 steven100d 11.90%6.51 6.51 00.75
28 Matt's 49 Bowmans 21.03%4.90 4.90 00.68
29 nycgreg Click to view Set Images 5.56%7.81 7.96 00.37
30 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.79%6.22 6.22 00.10