1948 Bowman

Number of Required Items: 72
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.437

Bowman, in an obvious busy year for card production, came up with this pioneering issue, resulting in thankfully some of the only known cards for many of the game's early legends. The undisputed king of this issue (and likely of all basketball) is the original big man George Mikan from the tough high number series. Other big-time cards from this issue include Red Holzman, Joe Fulks, Jim Pollard, and the last card #72 (Carl Braun).

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Heifetz Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.02 10.11 10.11
2 Museum of Sports History 100.00%8.37
Retired on 10/19/2006
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.370
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.370
8.73
08.73
3 GoodLieu's 1948 Bowman Basketball Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.31 8.52 08.52
4 Chuibob Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.04 8.20 08.20
5 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.12 08.12
6 premierauctionsonline.com 1948 Bowman Set 100.00%7.88
Retired on 10/29/2012
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 7.878
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.878
7.95
07.95
7 David_Hall 100.00%7.68
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 7.854
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.854
7.85
07.85
8 The Family Loaf Old School 48 BBK Set 97.22%8.00
Retired on 7/25/2006
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 97.22%
Set Rating 7.717
8.09
07.80
9 Top Shelf 1948 Bowman Hoops 100.00%7.54 7.60 07.60
10 Gene Severson 98.61%7.34
Retired on 9/17/2002
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 7.340
% Complete 98.61%
Set Rating 7.224
7.35
07.23
11 knicks4life Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.17 7.20 07.20
12 Gordo 1948 Bowman Basketball 100.00%7.17 7.18 07.18
13 Arrow Bowman 1948 Basketball 91.67%8.00
Retired on 9/15/2012
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 7.055
8.07
07.12
14 Nason Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.83%7.05 7.06 06.56
15 Faruq's '48 Bowman 87.50%7.60 7.67 06.34
16 1948 B Ball 100.00%6.28
Retired on 9/19/2012
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 6.283
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.283
6.28
06.28
17 BERT'S 1948 BOWMAN BASKETBALL SET Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.13 6.14 06.14
18 Old Man Click to Contact Owner 68.06%8.36 8.61 06.14
19 rosie's 48 BBall 100.00%5.71 5.71 05.71
20 GWP Collection 83.33%7.21 7.21 05.51
21 KLH 100.00%5.46
Retired on 3/8/2009
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 5.465
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.465
5.48
05.48
22 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 83.33%6.45 6.45 05.18
23 huggins and scott auctions 94.44%5.37
Retired on 12/24/2007
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 5.371
% Complete 94.44%
Set Rating 5.075
5.39
05.09
24 Barron of Bowman Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%4.78 4.78 04.78
25 J.Biscuit's Set 98.61%4.73 4.73 04.58
26 Michigan State Spartans Click to Contact Owner 100.00%4.33 4.33 04.33
27 Andy's 48 Click to Contact Owner 79.17%5.37 5.37 03.85
28 CoultersBasketball Click to Contact Owner 73.61%6.06 6.06 03.82
29 Limey's EXMT 6's Click to Contact Owner 55.56%6.00 6.00 03.26
30 Mexisar 1948 Click to Contact Owner 51.39%7.17 7.17 03.24
31 Jenkind's 1948 Bowman Basketball 52.78%6.51 6.51 02.77
32 Blue Devils 48 Bowman 38.89%7.68 7.72 02.65
33 Limey's Bowman 48's Click to Contact Owner 37.50%7.00 7.00 02.29
34 I'm Not There - The Greg Mo Collection Click to Contact Owner 37.50%4.88 4.88 02.27
35 Dashels '48 Bowman BSK College Fund Click to Contact Owner 34.72%7.42 7.47 01.62
36 Premium Hoops 22.22%8.00 8.00 01.61
37 dhjacks Click to Contact Owner 31.94%4.29 4.29 01.32
38 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 15.28%3.98 3.98 01.05
39 MarcB1948 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 9.72%5.36 5.36 01.01
40 Bryant 1948 Bowman Basketball Set Click to Contact Owner 12.50%6.91 6.91 00.93
41 The Cornett Collection 5.56%8.38 8.76 00.72
42 canesfan 18.06%5.10 5.10 00.60
43 bballjunkie Click to Contact Owner 12.50%5.65 5.65 00.58
44 P_Picardo 9.72%7.24 7.24 00.48
45 patrickgrind Click to view Set Images 2.78%8.27 8.27 00.42
46 felix48 Click to Contact Owner 13.89%4.68 4.68 00.35
47 johnuvm83 4.17%5.00 5.00 00.12
47 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 4.17%2.73 2.73 00.12
49 gregmo Click to Contact Owner 1.39%5.00 5.00 00.10