1948 Bowman Basketball Card Set Checklist, Information

1948 Bowman Basketball Card Set Checklist, Information

The 1948 Bowman Basketball set was issued in 2 series and totals 72 cards (36 in each series). This set is the first mainstream basketball set. The George Mikan rookie card is the key card in this set. This card is also in the high number series making it even rare and more valuable. George Mikan was the NBA’s first dominant big man and many rule changes were made due to his dominance. In 2015, a PSA graded Gem Mint 10 copy of his 1948 Bowman Rookie Card sold for more than $400,000 at auction. It is the only PSA 10 in existence and the price is the most ever paid for a basketball card. The set also features 12 PLAY cards which were cards with basketball plays (no players were on these cards). The set was not too popular at the time as Bowman never made any more basketball sets and another mainstream basketball card set was not issued until Topps issued one in 1957-58.

 

#FirstLastOther
1ErnieCalverleyRC
2RalphHamilton
3GaleBishop
4FredLewisRC
5PLAY
6BobFeerickĀ RC
7JohnLogan
8MelRiebe
9AndyPhillipRC
10BobDaviesRC
11PLAY
12KennySailorsRC
13PaulArmstrong
14HowardDallmarRC
15BruceHaleRC
16SidHertzberg
17PLAY
18RedRocha
19EddieEhlers
20GeneVance
21FuzzyLevaneRC
22EarlShannon
23PLAY
24LeoCrystalKlier
25GeorgeSenesky
26PriceBrookfield
27JohnNorlander
28DonPutman
29PLAY
30JackGarfinkel
31ChuckGilmur
32RedHolzmanRC
33JackSmiley
34JoeFulksRC
35PLAY
36HalTidrick
37DonCarlson
38BuddyJeannetteRC
39RayKuka
40StanMiasek
41PLAY
42GeorgeNostrand
43ChuckHalbertRC
44ArnieJohnson
45BobDoll
46BonesMcKinneyRC
47PLAY
48EdSadowski
49BobKinney
50CharlieBlack
51JackDwan
52ConnieSimmonsRC
53PLAY
54BudPalmerRC
55MaxZaslofskyRC
56Lee RoyRobbins
57ArthurSpector
58ArnieRisenĀ RCRC
59PLAY
60ArielMaughan
61DickO'Keefe
62HermanSchaefer
63JohnMahnken
64TommyByrnes
65PLAY
66JimPollardRC
67LeeMogus
68LeeKnorek
69GeorgeMikanRC
70WalterBudko
71PLAY
72CarlBraunRC