Think you can't afford to try building a 1940s baseball card set? Think again.
It won't win any design awards, but for collectors, the 1948 Bowman baseball set has carved out its own unique place.
Consisting of just 48 cards, with virtually no real scarce, high-dollar cards, the set is attractive for anyone looking for a reasonable challenge that carries a story or two behind it.
When the spring of 1948 rolled around, it had been almost three years since the end of World War II. Paper shortages had ended production of baseball and other sports cards after Pearl Harbor. By '48, Bowman Gum saw an opportunity and cranked its presses year-round, producing baseball, basketball and football cards.
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Sports Collectors Daily
August 28, 2009