1948 Bowman

Number of Required Items : 48

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.430

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Bowman's first try at baseball cards is similar in design to Play Ball's first attempt in 1939. Unfortunately, two of the era's biggest stars, DiMaggio and Williams did not appear; the first cards of future hall-of-famers Stan Musial, Yogi Berra, Warren Spahn and Ralph Kiner, however, make this a solid effort. To read an in-depth article, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Tull Collection 100.00% 9.24 09.24
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/24/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.228
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.228
9.23
09.23
2 Charles Merkel 100.00% 9.23 09.23
4 Memory Lane Inc. 100.00%
Retired on 6/30/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.905
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.905
8.91
08.91
5 Block Sportscards, Inc. (1 of 2) Lawrence Block 100.00%
Retired on 5/24/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.880
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.880
8.88
08.88
6 Ken Matteson 100.00%
Retired on 3/20/2003
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.690
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.690
8.69
08.69
7 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.66 08.66
8 Don Louchios Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.62 08.62
9 David's 1948 Bowman Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 5/19/2007
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.278
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.278
8.28
08.28
10 Donald E. Spence - 1948 Bowman Extra Set 100.00%
Retired on 11/17/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.177
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.177
8.18
08.18
11 Brian's 1948 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.08 08.08
12 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.03 08.03
13 Block Sportscards, Inc. (2 of 2) Lawrence Block 100.00%
Retired on 1/1/2004
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
13 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/3/2011
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
13 Caught Looking Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.00 08.00
16 Mets-71 97.92% 8.02 07.92
17 steve kesterson Click to Contact Owner 97.92% 7.94 07.89
18 Mile High Card Company August 2014 Auction 100.00%
Retired on 8/26/2014
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 7.842
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.842
7.84
07.84
19 nothing 95.83%
Retired on 3/28/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.415
% Complete 95.83%
Set Rating 7.829
8.41
07.83
19 John Erwin 95.83%
Retired on 6/24/2007
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.247
% Complete 95.83%
Set Rating 7.829
8.25
07.83
21 Webster 100.00% 7.83 07.83
22 Ole Miss's 1948 Bowman Set 100.00%
Retired on 10/2/2012
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 7.772
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.772
7.77
07.77
23 David Hall 97.92%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 7.827
% Complete 97.92%
Set Rating 7.728
7.83
07.73
24 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.72 07.72
25 Jason Badovick 100.00% 7.60 07.60
26 Steve's Excellent 1948 Bowman Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 12/7/2010
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 7.557
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.557
7.56
07.56
27 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.44 07.44
28 Mark Haviland 100.00%
Retired on 2/7/2012
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 7.386
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.386
7.39
07.39
29 Mike's 1948s 100.00%
Retired on 3/10/2014
Rank 27
Weighted GPA 7.228
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.228
7.23
07.23
30 Prestige Autosports Collection 95.83%
Retired on 1/12/2012
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 7.533
% Complete 95.83%
Set Rating 7.152
7.53
07.15
31 David Steven 100.00% 7.03 07.03
32 Gordo 1948 Bowman Baseball Set 100.00% 7.02 07.02
33 Rookie3333 100.00% 6.74 06.74
34 Memory Lane Auction 100.00%
Retired on 12/26/2009
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 6.709
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.709
6.71
06.71
34 kelsey76 100.00% 6.71 06.71
36 The Intrieri Collection - 1948 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.69 06.69
37 The Ramsey Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.68 06.68
38 gkoperna 100.00%
Retired on 8/10/2005
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 6.639
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.639
6.64
06.64
39 JSteveC19 Click to view Set Images 91.67% 7.16 06.43
40 RFM 48s 100.00%
Retired on 2/8/2010
Rank 27
Weighted GPA 6.348
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.348
6.35
06.35
41 nachomano 100.00%
Retired on 9/13/2011
Rank 31
Weighted GPA 6.278
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.278
6.28
06.28
42 Da Patton Collection 100.00%
Retired on 6/3/2014
Rank 40
Weighted GPA 6.228
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.228
6.23
06.23
43 Jastars 91.67%
Retired on 10/5/2011
Rank
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 6.203
7.00
06.20
44 rugmaster 97.92% 6.24 06.16
45 Steve's Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.14 06.14
46 Josh's 1948 Bowman 100.00% 6.11 06.11
47 1948 Bowman Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 12/20/2013
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 5.797
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.797
5.80
05.80
48 Savage's 48 Bowmans 100.00% 5.77 05.77
49 Mike's NQ 1948 Bowman BB Complete Set 97.92%
Retired on 8/21/2007
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 6.020
% Complete 97.92%
Set Rating 5.715
6.02
05.72
50 rosie's 48B's 100.00% 5.60 05.60
51 dthimesch Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.56 05.56
52 Dan Beam 1948 Bowman 100.00%
Retired on 11/12/2012
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 5.509
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.509
5.51
05.51
53 Cusk2's 1948 Bowman Baseball Set 100.00%
Retired on 4/14/2006
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 5.399
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.399
5.40
05.40
54 dabigfranky 93.75% 6.45 05.35
55 TRW 48 Bowmans Click to Contact Owner 93.75% 5.86 05.27
56 Babethegreat755 79.17% 7.00 05.23
57 drhamy 97.92% 5.29 04.98
58 zzsports2000 91.67%
Retired on 5/21/2010
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 5.265
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 4.965
5.27
04.97
59 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 54.17% 8.10 04.92
60 davefeidt Click to Contact Owner 75.00% 7.07 04.61
61 Another 1948 beauty from Vic 91.67%
Retired on 9/10/2003
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 4.903
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 4.468
4.90
04.47
62 The Shark Click to Contact Owner 45.83% 7.84 04.07
63 georgespsabeta Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 83.33% 5.76 03.75
64 glynroyparson 100.00%
Retired on 2/12/2010
Rank 40
Weighted GPA 3.573
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 3.573
3.57
03.57
65 DT's 1948 Bowman set Click to view Set Images 68.75% 5.86 03.49
66 tanggolf 75.00% 4.43 03.42
67 Gronczewski 77.08% 4.10 03.40
68 B & T 60.42% 7.00 03.32
69 socal1234 Click to view Set Images 60.42% 5.82 03.32
70 1948 First Issue Click to view Set Images 68.75% 5.47 03.01
71 Hutch5831's 1948 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 2.70 02.70
72 vkentw Click to Contact Owner 47.92% 8.00 02.38
73 FAMILYFUNTOURS 85.42% 2.53 02.34
74 Wally's 1948 Bowman Set 14.58% 6.17 02.03
75 Pacdac 52.08% 4.41 01.92
76 Calero's Collections 41.67% 7.00 01.91
77 Jon Canfield's 1948 Bowman Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 35.42% 5.55 01.86
78 Hitzelberger Click to Contact Owner 37.50% 6.00 01.82
79 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1948 Bowman - Black & White & Square Click to Contact Owner 29.17% 5.53 01.51
80 Swi's 1948 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 27.08% 7.00 01.51
81 dominickspatola 52.08% 3.83 01.45
82 1969cubfan 14.58% 4.42 01.43
83 gjacobs 37.50% 3.81 01.37
84 pops48s Click to Contact Owner 10.42% 6.17 01.37
85 1948 bowman 25.00% 5.03 01.15
86 wcsportscards Click to Contact Owner 31.25% 4.77 01.12
87 Joe's 48 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 25.00% 2.63 01.12
88 nendee 48 Bowman 20.83% 5.60 01.06
89 derekrh Click to view Set Images 10.42% 5.20 01.05
90 Johnnybee's Sweet Set 18.75% 4.85 01.01
91 Scalesse Collection Click to Contact Owner 22.92% 7.00 00.97
92 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 20.83% 5.17 00.95
93 lrtsma Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.58% 2.72 00.91
94 Hammer 33.33% 4.18 00.87
95 combscb 48 bowmans 29.17% 3.31 00.78
96 Twan's 1948 Bowmans 12.50% 6.24 00.67
97 The Kid Click to Contact Owner 12.50% 6.28 00.64
98 bigredmachine 22.92% 4.42 00.53
99 Pvballcards 8.33% 5.00 00.47
100 Bob's 1948 Bowman Baseball Set 16.67% 4.90 00.47
101 wentz Click to Contact Owner 10.42% 6.00 00.46
102 americanqualityair Click to Contact Owner 8.33% 5.00 00.41
103 Geo3 48 Bowman Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.50% 5.50 00.35
104 Matt's 48 Bowmans 10.42% 7.00 00.27
105 ctonniges 8.33% 5.90 00.19
106 jmusielski12 10.42% 4.50 00.17
107 JennyAnyDots 2.08% 5.00 00.16
108 Shirey Collection 2.08% 6.00 00.08
109 RJSokol's 1948 Bowman Set 2.08% 7.00 00.04