1949 Bowman - Master

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.383

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%8.96 9.88 09.88
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.95 9.84 09.84
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
9.82
09.82
4 Mets-71 98.41%8.08 8.14 08.03
5 Marshall Fogel 96.43%8.18 8.35 08.01
6 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.78 7.81 07.81
7 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.77 7.80 07.80
8 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
9 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
10 Brian's 1949 Bowman Master Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.31 7.35 07.35
11 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
7.53
07.27
12 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
13 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 87.70%8.16 8.31 06.40
14 gpease0878 96.83%6.53 6.54 06.19
15 JSteveC19 Click to view Set Images 85.32%7.20 7.20 05.83
16 Griffin's Click to Contact Owner 98.41%5.40 5.40 05.11
17 Bryan's Bowmans 97.62%5.16
Retired on 12/29/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 5.147
% Complete 97.62%
Set Rating 4.973
5.16
04.99
18 Swi's 1949 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 68.65%7.00 7.00 03.91
19 qualitycards 73.81%5.85 5.85 03.36
20 Steven-n-Anthony Click to Contact Owner 54.76%5.21 5.21 02.53
21 Peltz22 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 44.84%6.96 6.96 02.34
22 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.68%6.48 6.48 01.75
23 Babethegreat755 23.02%6.56 6.56 01.70
24 Joseph J Lawlor Click to Contact Owner 31.75%7.97 7.97 01.66
25 spol85 19.05%4.40 4.40 00.91
26 nycgreg Click to view Set Images 13.10%7.60 7.60 00.81
27 Matt's 49 Bowmans 20.63%4.87 4.87 00.66
28 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.79%6.22 6.22 00.10