1949 Bowman - Basic

Number of
Required Items
240
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.418

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.

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Charles M. Merkel 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020 100.00% 9.02 9.97 9.97
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 2011 2012 2013 100.00% 8.97 R 9.84 9.84
3 ManyMistakes 2019 100.00% 8.75 9.37 9.37
4 David Hall 99.58% 7.91 R 8.16 8.13
5 Mets-71 97.92% 8.10 8.16 8.05

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Charles M. Merkel 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2020 100.00% 9.02 9.97 9.97
2 ManyMistakes 2019 100.00% 8.75 9.37 9.37
3 Mets-71 97.92% 8.10 8.16 8.05
4 bobsbbcards 100.00% 7.83 7.85 7.85
5 GBP 1949b 100.00% 7.22 7.23 7.23
6 BBCards4U2 88.33% 8.50 8.86 7.22
7 skip's 49's 100.00% 7.03 7.04 7.04
8 rosie's49's 100.00% 6.60 6.60 6.60
9 Bram99's 1949 Bowman Basic set UPDATED 99.58% 6.61 6.62 6.50
10 Paul Radlund's 1949 Bowman Baseball Basic Set 98.33% 6.44 6.44 6.24
11 BERT'S 1949 BOWMAN BASIC BASEBALL SET 100.00% 5.44 5.45 5.45
12 skip's 49's set 2 87.92% 5.80 5.80 4.71
13 Porsches & Baseball Cards 73.75% 6.33 6.33 3.54
14 Geo3 55.00% 7.13 7.13 3.38
15 Steven-n-Anthony 64.17% 6.10 6.10 3.28
16 Joseph J Lawlor UPDATED 59.17% 7.62 7.62 3.20
17 neilhamms 50.83% 6.68 6.68 2.28
18 Off Center Trading UPDATED 32.92% 8.41 8.42 2.26
19 Bedford Boys of Summer ‘49 Bowman 39.17% 4.81 4.81 1.59
20 gjacobs 29.58% 4.11 4.11 1.45

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