1948 Bowman

Number of Required Items: 48
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.759

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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.27 10.25 10.25
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%9.24 10.20 10.20
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%9.23
Retired on 9/24/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.228
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.228
10.16
10.16
4 Block Sportscards, Inc. (1 of 2) Lawrence Block 100.00%8.88
Retired on 5/24/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.880
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.880
9.36
09.36
5 memorylaneinc 100.00%8.86
Retired on 5/14/2015
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.861
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.861
9.30
09.30
6 Ken Matteson 100.00%8.69
Retired on 3/20/2003
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.690
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.690
9.10
09.10
7 mmno7 100.00%8.74
Retired on 8/16/2016
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 9.076
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.076
9.08
09.08
8 Don Louchios Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.62 8.94 08.94
9 David's 1948 Bowman Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.28
Retired on 5/19/2007
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.278
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.278
8.43
08.43
10 Donald E. Spence - 1948 Bowman Extra Set 100.00%8.18
Retired on 11/17/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.177
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.177
8.25
08.25
11 Brian's 1948 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.11 08.11
12 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.01 8.06 08.06
13 The Crandell Collection 100.00%8.03
Retired on 10/5/2015
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 8.028
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.028
8.03
08.03
14 nothing 95.83%8.41
Retired on 3/28/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.415
% Complete 95.83%
Set Rating 7.829
8.61
08.01
15 Jim's 1948 Bowmans 100.00%7.81 8.00 08.00
16 Block Sportscards, Inc. (2 of 2) Lawrence Block 100.00%8.00
Retired on 1/1/2004
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
16 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%8.00
Retired on 9/3/2011
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
16 Caught Looking 100.00%8.00
Retired on 3/2/2015
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
16 dglickfield 100.00%8.00
Retired on 9/18/2015
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
20 Ole Miss's 1948 Bowman Set 100.00%7.77
Retired on 10/2/2012
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 7.772
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.772
7.94
07.94
21 steve kesterson 97.92%7.94
Retired on 4/5/2016
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 7.943
% Complete 97.92%
Set Rating 7.892
7.94
07.89
22 Webster 100.00%7.83 7.86 07.86
23 John Erwin 95.83%8.25
Retired on 6/24/2007
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 8.247
% Complete 95.83%
Set Rating 7.829
8.27
07.85
24 Mile High Card Company August 2014 Auction 100.00%7.84
Retired on 8/26/2014
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 7.842
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.842
7.84
07.84
25 David Hall 97.92%7.83
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 7.936
% Complete 97.92%
Set Rating 7.835
7.94
07.84
26 Mets-71 97.92%8.02 8.02 07.77
27 Jason Badovick 100.00%7.61 7.61 07.61
28 Steve's Excellent 1948 Bowman Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.56
Retired on 12/7/2010
Rank 20
Weighted GPA 7.557
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.557
7.56
07.56
29 The Shark 100.00%7.50
Retired on 5/7/2016
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 7.528
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.528
7.53
07.53
30 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.44 7.44 07.44
31 Mark Haviland 100.00%7.39
Retired on 2/7/2012
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 7.386
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.386
7.39
07.39
32 Mike's 1948s 100.00%7.23
Retired on 3/10/2014
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 7.228
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.228
7.23
07.23
33 Prestige Autosports Collection 95.83%7.53
Retired on 1/12/2012
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 7.533
% Complete 95.83%
Set Rating 7.152
7.59
07.20
34 David Steven 100.00%7.03
Retired on 10/12/2015
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 7.025
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.025
7.03
07.03
35 Gordo 1948 Bowman Baseball Set 100.00%7.02 7.02 07.02
36 Memory Lane Auction 100.00%6.71
Retired on 12/26/2009
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 6.709
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.709
6.71
06.71
36 kelsey76 100.00%6.71 6.71 06.71
38 Rookie3333 97.92%6.73 6.73 06.69
39 gkoperna 100.00%6.64
Retired on 8/10/2005
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 6.639
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.639
6.64
06.64
40 The Intrieri Collection - 1948 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.63 6.63 06.63
41 rosie's 48B's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.43 6.43 06.43
42 RFM 48s 100.00%6.35
Retired on 2/8/2010
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 6.348
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.348
6.35
06.35
43 nachomano 100.00%6.28
Retired on 9/13/2011
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 6.278
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.278
6.28
06.28
44 rugmaster 100.00%6.27 6.27 06.27
45 Senator 48 Bowman 100.00%6.26 6.26 06.26
46 Da Patton Collection 100.00%6.23
Retired on 6/3/2014
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 6.228
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.228
6.23
06.23
47 Jastars 91.67%7.00
Retired on 10/5/2011
Rank
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 6.203
7.00
06.20
48 Steve's Set 100.00%6.14
Retired on 11/24/2015
Rank 46
Weighted GPA 6.139
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.139
6.14
06.14
49 Josh's 1948 Bowman 100.00%6.11 6.11 06.11
50 dominickspatola 100.00%5.95 5.95 05.95
51 1948 Bowman Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%5.80
Retired on 12/20/2013
Rank 40
Weighted GPA 5.797
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.797
5.80
05.80
52 Savage's 48 Bowmans 100.00%5.77 5.77 05.77
53 Mike's NQ 1948 Bowman BB Complete Set 97.92%6.02
Retired on 8/21/2007
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 6.020
% Complete 97.92%
Set Rating 5.715
6.02
05.72
54 dabigfranky 95.83%6.42 6.42 05.65
55 TRW 48 Bowmans Click to Contact Owner 97.92%5.90 5.90 05.60
56 Gary's 1948 Set 100.00%5.52 5.52 05.52
57 Dan Beam 1948 Bowman 100.00%5.51
Retired on 11/12/2012
Rank 40
Weighted GPA 5.509
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.509
5.51
05.51
58 Cusk2's 1948 Bowman Baseball Set 100.00%5.40
Retired on 4/14/2006
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 5.399
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.399
5.40
05.40
59 DT's 48 Bowman Baseball set Click to view Set Images 97.92%5.47 5.47 05.26
60 drhamy 97.92%5.29 5.29 04.98
61 Thomas Picher Jr 95.83%5.21 5.21 04.98
62 zzsports2000 91.67%5.27
Retired on 5/21/2010
Rank 32
Weighted GPA 5.265
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 4.965
5.27
04.97
63 socal1234 Click to view Set Images 87.50%5.57 5.57 04.62
64 dr. jay's ballcards Click to Contact Owner 68.75%6.43 6.43 04.60
65 Another 1948 beauty from Vic 91.67%4.90
Retired on 9/10/2003
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 4.903
% Complete 91.67%
Set Rating 4.468
4.90
04.47
66 Tinsley 66.67%7.20 7.21 04.34
67 AlanS 1948 Bowman Click to Contact Owner 100.00%4.14 4.14 04.14
68 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 54.17%8.22 8.23 04.12
69 The Parsons Collection 85.42%5.84 5.84 04.10
70 tanggolf 79.17%4.54 4.54 03.76
71 georgespsabeta Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 83.33%5.76 5.76 03.75
72 glynroyparson 100.00%3.57
Retired on 2/12/2010
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 3.573
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 3.573
3.57
03.57
73 Gronczewski 79.17%4.16 4.16 03.53
74 B & T 64.58%7.00 7.00 03.50
75 Pacdac 85.42%4.48 4.48 03.17
76 TheShark 37.50%7.10 7.10 03.01
77 1948 First Issue Click to view Set Images 62.50%5.48 5.48 02.88
78 Hutch5831's 1948 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%2.70 2.70 02.70
79 Maevro 48' Click to view Set Images 50.00%5.49 5.49 02.47
80 FAMILYFUNTOURS 85.42%2.53 2.53 02.34
81 ddragoli 25.00%8.18 8.18 02.33
82 combscb 48 bowmans 79.17%3.57 3.57 02.31
83 trambo Click to view Set Images 45.83%5.81 5.81 02.09
84 Wally's 1948 Bowman Set 14.58%6.17 6.17 02.03
85 Calero's Collections 41.67%7.00 7.00 01.91
86 Carl's 1948 Bowman Set Click to view Set Images 18.75%4.78 4.78 01.91
87 Jon Canfield's 1948 Bowman Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 35.42%5.55 5.55 01.86
88 thelink67 Click to Contact Owner 29.17%7.23 7.23 01.83
89 Hitzelberger Click to Contact Owner 37.50%6.00 6.00 01.82
90 Tribefan67 60.42%3.72 3.72 01.79
91 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1948 Bowman - Black & White & Square Click to Contact Owner 43.75%4.16 4.16 01.71
92 Geo3 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.50%5.85 5.85 01.55
93 rose4256hof 25.00%3.37 3.37 01.53
94 Swi's 1948 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 27.08%7.00 7.00 01.51
95 gjacobs 39.58%3.82 3.82 01.45
96 1969cubfan 14.58%4.42 4.42 01.43
97 pops48s Click to Contact Owner 10.42%6.17 6.17 01.37
98 broadway-jay Click to view Set Images 18.75%8.00 8.00 01.27
99 lrtsma Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.67%3.41 3.41 01.25
100 gmill7 Click to view Set Images 39.58%2.84 2.84 01.20
101 1948 bowman 25.00%5.03 5.03 01.15
102 wcsportscards Click to Contact Owner 31.25%4.77 4.77 01.12
103 Joe's 48 Bowman Set Click to Contact Owner 25.00%2.63 2.63 01.12
104 nendee 48 Bowman 20.83%5.60 5.60 01.06
105 RCM Vintage Collection - 1948 Bowman Baseball Set 6.25%7.00 7.00 01.06
106 ggfittings31 10.42%7.20 7.20 01.05
107 mondovik 16.67%7.00 7.00 01.02
108 Johnnybee's Sweet Set 18.75%4.85 4.85 01.01
109 Scalesse Collection Click to Contact Owner 22.92%7.00 7.00 00.97
110 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 20.83%5.17 5.17 00.95
111 Diamond Dollar Collection 22.92%6.35 6.35 00.92
112 Fleur-de-lis: The Modest Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 35.42%4.65 4.65 00.88
113 Hammer 33.33%4.18 4.18 00.87
114 peter18qb 10.42%6.60 6.60 00.84
115 My New 1948 Bowman Baseball set Click to Contact Owner 14.58%7.86 7.86 00.70
116 Twan's 1948 Bowmans 12.50%6.24 6.24 00.67
117 Matt's 48 Bowmans 20.83%4.88 4.88 00.65
118 The Kid Click to Contact Owner 12.50%6.28 6.28 00.64
119 Lee's 1948 Bowman Baseball Set 20.83%5.56 5.56 00.63
120 Bob's 1948 Bowman Baseball Set 22.92%4.69 4.69 00.53
121 bigredmachine 20.83%4.44 4.44 00.51
122 Edwardbroeth 18.75%3.08 3.08 00.47
123 wentz Click to Contact Owner 10.42%6.00 6.00 00.46
124 The Duke Family Click to Contact Owner 8.33%5.70 5.70 00.36
125 jmusielski12 10.42%4.50 4.50 00.17
126 neilhamms Click to Contact Owner 4.17%6.38 6.38 00.16
127 GradedSports.com 1948 Bowman BB Click to Contact Owner 2.08%7.00 7.00 00.09
128 therealjmbravo Click to Contact Owner 6.25%1.80 1.80 00.06