1954 Bowman

The 1954 Bowman set consists of 224 cards, each measuring 2-1/2" by 3-3/4”. Each card front carried a colorful likeness of a player with a facsimile signature in a colored rectangle at the card’s bottom. The set features the likes of Phil Rizzuto (#1), Pee Wee Reese (#58), Ralph Kiner (#45), Eddie Mathews (#64), Mickey Mantle (#65), Willie Mays (#89), Roy Campanella (#90), Bob Feller (#132), Yogi Berra (#161), Duke Snider (#170) and Whitey Ford (#177). Some of those superstars, including Mantle, Campanella, Reese and Feller, were under exclusive contract to Bowman this season, precluding the inclusion of their visage in competitor sets … namely Topps. The 1954 Bowman set lays claim to one of the hobby’s greatest rarities, #66 Ted Williams, which was withdrawn due to either contractual issues or a broken printer’s die, and replaced by Jim Piersall (also #210) in subsequent printings. Along with the variation of card #66, the set contains more than 40 total variations, most involving statistical errors that were later corrected.

SET LIST

# CARD NAME
1 Phil Rizzuto
2 Jack Jensen
3 Marion Fricano
4 Bob Hooper
5 William Hunter
6 Nellie Fox
7 Walter Dropo
8 Jim Busby
9 Dave Williams
10 Carl Erskine
11 Sid Gordon
12 Roy McMillan (551/1290 At Bat)
12 Roy McMillan (557/1296 At Bat)
13 Paul Minner
14 Gerald Staley
15 Richie Ashburn
16 Jim Wilson
17 Tom Gorman
18 Walter Evers
19 Bobby Shantz
20 Artie Houtteman
21 Vic Wertz
22 Sam Mele (213/1661 Putouts)
22 Sam Mele (217/1665 Putouts)
23 Harvey Kuenn
24 Bob Porterfield
25 Wes Westrum (.982/.986 Field Avg.)
25 Wes Westrum (1.000/.987 Field Avg.)
26 Billy Cox (.972/.960 Field Avg.)
26 Billy Cox (1.000/.960 Field Avg.)
27 Dick Cole
28 Jim Greengrass (Birthplace Addison, N.J.)
28 Jim Greengrass (Birthplace Addison, N.Y.)
29 Johnny Klippstein
30 Delbert Rice Jr
31 Smoky Burgess
32 Del Crandall
33 Vic Raschi (No Traded Line)
33 Vic Raschi (Traded Line)
34 Sammy White
35 Eddie Joost (Quiz Answer Is 33)
35 Eddie Joost (Quiz Answer Is 8)
36 George Strickland
37 Dick Kokos
38 Minnie Minoso (.895/.961 Field Avg.)
38 Minnie Minoso (.963/.963 Field Avg.)
39 Ned Garver
40 Gil Coan
41 Alvin Dark (.968/.960 Field Avg.)
41 Alvin Dark (.986/.960 Field Avg.)
42 Billy Loes
43 Bob Friend (16 Shutouts In Quiz Quest)
43 Bob Friend (20 Shutouts In Quiz Quest)
44 Harry Perkowski
45 Ralph Kiner
46 Rip Repulski
47 Granny Hamner (.953/.951 Field Avg.)
47 Granny Hamner (.970/.953 Field Avg.)
48 Jack Dittmer
49 Harry Byrd
50 George Kell
51 Alex Kellner
52 Joe Ginsberg
53 Don Lenhardt (.966/.983 Field Avg.)
53 Don Lenhardt (.969/.984 Field Avg.)
54 Chico Carrasquel
55 Jim Delsing
56 Maurice McDermott
57 Hoyt Wilhelm
58 Pee Wee Reese
59 Bob Schultz
60 Fred Baczewski
61 Eddie Miksis (.954/.961 Field Avg.)
61 Eddie Miksis (.954/.962 Field Avg.)
62 Enos Slaughter
63 Earl Torgeson
64 Ed Mathews
65 Mickey Mantle
66 Jimmy Piersall
66 Ted Williams
67 Carl Scheib (.300 Pct.)
67 Carl Scheib (.306 W/One Line Under Bio)
67 Carl Scheib (.306 W/Two Line Under Bio)
68 Bob Avila
69 Clint Courtney
70 Willard Marshall
71 Ted Gray
72 Ed Yost
73 Don Mueller
74 James Gilliam
75 Max Surkont
76 Joe Nuxhall
77 Bob Rush
78 Sal Yvars
79 Curt Simmons
80 Johnny Logan (100 Runs)
80 Johnny Logan (106 Runs)
81 Jerry Coleman (.952/.975 Field Avg.)
81 Jerry Coleman (1.000/.975 Field Avg.)
82 Bill Goodman (.965/.986 Field Avg.)
82 Bill Goodman (.972/.985 Field Avg.)
83 Ray Murray
84 Larry Doby
85 Jim Dyck (.926/.956 Field Avg.)
85 Jim Dyck (.947/.960 Field Avg.)
86 Harry Dorish
87 Don Lund
88 Tommy Umphlett
89 Willie Mays
89 Willie Mays (Wrong Back)
90 Roy Campanella
91 Cal Abrams
92 Ken Raffensberger
93 Bill Serena (.977/.966 Field Avg.)
93 Bill Serena (.983/.966 Field Avg.)
94 Solly Hemus (476/1343 Assists)
94 Solly Hemus (477/1343 Assists)
95 Robin Roberts
96 Joe Adcock
97 Gil McDougald
98 Ellis Kinder
99 Peter Suder (.978/.974 Field Avg.)
99 Peter Suder (.985/.974 Field Avg.)
100 Mike Garcia
101 Don James Larsen
102 Bill Pierce
103 Stephen Souchock (144/1192 Putouts)
103 Stephen Souchock (147/1195 Putouts)
104 Frank Spec Shea
105 Sal Maglie (Quiz Answer Is 1904)
105 Sal Maglie (Quiz Answer Is 8)
106 Clem Labine
107 Paul LaPalme
108 Bobby Adams
109 Roy Smalley
110 Red Schoendienst
111 Murry Dickson
112 Andy Pafko
113 Allie Reynolds
114 Willard Nixon
115 Don Bollweg
116 Luke Easter
117 Dick Kryhoski
118 Robert R. Boyd
119 Fred Hatfield
120 Mel Hoderlein
121 Ray Katt
122 Carl Furillo
123 Toby Atwell
124 Gus Bell (11/26 Errors)
124 Gus Bell (15/27 Errors)
125 Warren Hacker
126 Cliff Chambers
127 Del Ennis
128 Ebba St. Claire
129 Hank Bauer
130 Milt Bolling
131 Joe Astroth
132 Bob Feller
133 Duane Pillette
134 Luis Aloma
135 Johnny Pesky
136 Clyde Vollmer
137 Elmer N.Corwin Jr
138 Gil Hodges (.992/.991 Field Avg.)
138 Gil Hodges (.993/.991 Field Avg.)
139 Preston Ward (.961/.992 Field Avg.)
139 Preston Ward (.990/.992 Field Avg.)
140 Saul Rogovin (7-12 W/L W/2 Strikeouts)
140 Saul Rogovin (7-12 W/L W/62 Strikeouts)
140 Saul Rogovin (8-12 Won/Lost)
141 Joe Garagiola
142 Al Brazle
143 Willie Jones
144 Ernie Johnson
145 Billy Martin (.983/.982 Field Avg.)
145 Billy Martin (.985/.983 Field Avg.)
146 Dick Gernert
147 Joe DeMaestri
148 Dale Mitchell
149 Bob Young
150 Cass Michaels
151 Patrick J. Mullin
152 Mickey Vernon
153 Whitey Lockman (100/331 Assists)
153 Whitey Lockman (102/333 Assists)
154 Don Newcombe
155 Frank J. Thomas
156 Rocky Bridges (320/467 Assists)
156 Rocky Bridges (328/475 Assists)
157 Omar Lown
158 Stu Miller
159 John Lindell
160 Danny O'Connell
161 Yogi Berra
162 Ted Lepcio
163 Dave Philley (152 Games, No Traded Line)
163 Dave Philley (152 Games, Traded Line)
163 Dave Philley (157 Games, Traded Line)
164 Early Wynn
165 Johnny Groth
166 Sandalio Consuegra
167 Bill Hoeft
168 Edward Fitzgerald
169 Larry Jansen
170 Duke Snider
171 Carlos Bernier
172 Andy Seminick
173 Dee Fondy
174 Pete Castiglione (.966/.959 Field Avg.)
174 Pete Castiglione (.970/.959 Field Avg.)
175 Mel Clark
176 Vernon Bickford
177 Whitey Ford
178 Del Wilber
179 Morris Martin (4.44 Era)
179 Morris Martin (44 Era)
180 Joe Tipton
181 Les Moss
182 Sherman Lollar
183 Matt Batts
184 Mickey Grasso
185 Daryl Spencer (.933/.936 Field Avg.)
185 Daryl Spencer (.941/.944 Field Avg.)
186 Russell Meyer
187 Vern Law
188 Frank Smith
189 Ransom Jackson
190 Joe Presko
191 Karl A. Drews
192 Lou Burdette
193 Eddie Robinson
194 Sid Hudson
195 Bob Cain
196 Bob Lemon
197 Lou Kretlow
198 Virgil Trucks
199 Steve Gromek
200 Conrado Marrero
201 Bob Thomson
202 George Shuba
203 Vic Janowicz
204 Jack Collum
205 Hal Jeffcoat
206 Steve Bilko
207 Stan Lopata
208 Johnny Antonelli
209 Gene Woodling
210 Jimmy Piersall
211 Jim Robertson
212 Owen Friend (.964/.957 Field Avg.)
212 Owen Friend (.967/.958 Field Avg.)
213 Dick Littlefield
214 Ferris Fain
215 Johnny Bucha
216 Jerry Snyder (.968/.968 Field Avg.)
216 Jerry Snyder (.988/.988 Field Avg.)
217 Henry Thompson (.956/.951 Field Avg.)
217 Henry Thompson (.958/.952 Field Avg.)
218 Preacher Roe
219 Hal Rice
220 Hobie Landrith
221 Frank Baumholtz
222 Memo Luna
223 Steve Ridzik
224 William Bruton