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1948 Bowman Football Cards

1948 Bowman football card wrapper There are 108 cards in Bowman's first football card set; they were printed on three sheets of 36. Cards with numbers divisible by 3 were short-printed, but not nearly as severely as the price guides indicate. Because of their positions on the sheets, some of the cards with numbers not divisible by 3 are actually scarcer in high grades. See my 1948 Bowman virtual uncut sheet page for an explanation. Also see B is for Bowman for a summary of the early Bowman sets.

Bowman also printed an album for the 1948 set. You can see pictures of one on the Robert Edwards Auctions web site. According to the auction description, the album was a "premium" that collectors could obtain by redeeming football card wrappers.

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1948 Bowman set: Sammy Baugh, Bill Dudley, Sid Luckman, George McAfee, Pete Pihos, Charley Trippi, Bulldog Turner, Steve Van Buren, Bob Waterfield, Alex Wojciechowicz. Rookie cards of Heisman Trophy winners in the 1948 Bowman set: John Lujack, Leslie Horvath, Bruce Smith.

To see a large picture of any card (or stamp, sticker, etc.) in the Gallery, click on the small picture or the title.

Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1948 Bowman Joe Tereshinski 1948 Bowman 1 Joe Tereshinski Washington Redskins end Georgia Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 8, poor
1948 Bowman Larry Olsonoski 1948 Bowman 2 Larry Olsonoski Green Bay Packers guard Minnesota Rookie card

ex $26

nm $70

1948 Bowman John Lujack 1948 Bowman 3 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Rookie card, short print

ex $125

nm $390

1948 Bowman Ray Poole 1948 Bowman 4 Ray Poole New York Giants end Mississippi, North Carolina Rookie card

ex $18

nm $90

PSA 7.5, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Bill DeCorrevont 1948 Bowman 5 Bill DeCorrevont Chicago Cardinals halfback Northwestern Rookie card

ex $14

nm $30

PSA 8
1948 Bowman Paul Briggs 1948 Bowman 6 Paul Briggs Detroit Lions tackle Colorado Rookie card, short print

ex $20

nm $75

1948 Bowman Steve Van Buren 1948 Bowman 7 Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

According to his page on the Pro Football Hall of Fame web site, Van Buren failed to make his high school football team as a sophomore.

ex $55

nm $160

1948 Bowman Kenny Washington 1948 Bowman 8 Kenny Washington Los Angeles Rams fullback, halfback UCLA College Hall of Fame 1956 Rookie card

ex $18

nm $45

1948 Bowman Nolan Luhn 1948 Bowman 9 Nolan Luhn Green Bay Packers end Kilgore Junior College, Tulsa Rookie card, short print

ex $32

nm $165

1948 Bowman Chris Iversen 1948 Bowman 10 Chris Iversen New York Giants defensive back Oregon Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 8
1948 Bowman Jack Wiley 1948 Bowman 11 Jack Wiley Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Waynesburg Rookie card

ex $10

nm $45

1948 Bowman Charley Conerly 1948 Bowman 12 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi Giants Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card, short print

ex $90

nm $240

1948 Bowman Hugh Taylor 1948 Bowman 13 Hugh Taylor Washington Redskins end, coach Tulane, Oklahoma City University Rookie card

ex $10

nm $35

1948 Bowman Frank Seno 1948 Bowman 14 Frank Seno Boston Yanks halfback George Washington Rookie card

ex $8

nm $25

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Gil Bouley 1948 Bowman 15 Gil Bouley Los Angeles Rams tackle Boston College Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $70

PSA 8
1948 Bowman Tommy Thompson 1948 Bowman 16 Tommy Thompson Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, coach Tulsa Rookie card

ex $12

nm $50

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Charley Trippi 1948 Bowman 17 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card

ex $45

nm $130

SGC 60, good
1948 Bowman Vince Banonis 1948 Bowman 18 Vince Banonis Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Detroit Mercy College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card, short print

ex $26

nm $105

1948 Bowman Art Faircloth 1948 Bowman 19 Art Faircloth New York Giants halfback, defensive back North Carolina State, Guilford Rookie card

ex $14

nm $40

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Clyde Goodnight 1948 Bowman 20 Clyde Goodnight Green Bay Packers end Tulsa Rookie card

Goodnight played from 1945 to 1950 for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. His brother Owen also played one season in the NFL, 1941 with the Cleveland Rams.

ex $20

nm $40

1948 Bowman Bill Chipley 1948 Bowman 21 Bill Chipley Boston Yanks end Clemson, Washington and Lee Rookie card, short print

ex $22

nm $70

1948 Bowman Sammy Baugh 1948 Bowman 22 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins quarterback, coach TCU College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $165

nm $500

1948 Bowman Don Kindt 1948 Bowman 23 Don Kindt Chicago Bears halfback, defensive back Wisconsin Rookie card

ex $12

nm $50

PSA 6
1948 Bowman John Koniszewski 1948 Bowman 24 John Koniszewski Washington Redskins tackle George Washington Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $80

1948 Bowman Pat McHugh 1948 Bowman 25 Pat McHugh Philadelphia Eagles halfback Georgia Tech Rookie card

ex $20

nm $80

good
1948 Bowman Bob Waterfield 1948 Bowman 26 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

ex $45

nm $120

PSA 8
1948 Bowman Tony Compagno 1948 Bowman 27 Tony Compagno Pittsburgh Steelers fullback St. Mary's Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $75

1948 Bowman Paul Governali 1948 Bowman 28 Paul Governali New York Giants quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 8.5, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Pat Harder 1948 Bowman 29 Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals fullback, kicker Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card

ex $8

nm $25

1948 Bowman Vic Lindskog 1948 Bowman 30 Vic Lindskog Philadelphia Eagles center Stanford Rookie card, short print

ex $28

nm $75

1948 Bowman Salvatore Rosato 1948 Bowman 31 Salvatore Rosato Washington Redskins fullback Villanova Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 8
1948 Bowman John Mastrangelo 1948 Bowman 32 John Mastrangelo Pittsburgh Steelers guard, tackle Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $12

nm $45

1948 Bowman Fred Gehrke 1948 Bowman 33 Fred Gehrke Los Angeles Rams halfback Utah Rookie card, short print

Gehrke "invented" helmet logos. He painted horns on the Rams' helmets.

ex $24

nm $95

1948 Bowman Bosh Pritchard 1948 Bowman 34 Bosh Pritchard Philadelphia Eagles halfback Virginia Military Institute, Georgia Tech Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

nm, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Mike Micka 1948 Bowman 35 Mike Micka Boston Yanks halfback, defensive back Colgate Rookie card

ex $12

nm $45

PSA 8, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Bulldog Turner 1948 Bowman 36 Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card, short print

ex $95

nm $230

1948 Bowman Len Younce 1948 Bowman 37 Len Younce New York Giants guard Oregon State Rookie card

Younce was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

ex $10

nm $45

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Pat West 1948 Bowman 38 Pat West Los Angeles Rams fullback Pittsburgh, USC Rookie card

West played four seasons for the Rams and Packers. His brother, Walt, played for the Cleveland Rams in 1944.

ex $16

nm $45

1948 Bowman Russ Thomas 1948 Bowman 39 Russ Thomas Detroit Lions tackle Ohio State Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $90

1948 Bowman James Peebles 1948 Bowman 40 James Peebles Washington Redskins end Vanderbilt Rookie card

ex $10

nm $30

PSA 6, PSA 4
1948 Bowman Bob Skoglund 1948 Bowman 41 Bob Skoglund Green Bay Packers end Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $20

nm $65

PSA 8, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Walt Stickel 1948 Bowman 42 Walt Stickel Chicago Bears tackle Tulsa, Pennsylvania Rookie card, short print

ex $22

nm $65

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Al Wistert 1948 Bowman 43 Al Wistert Philadelphia Eagles tackle Michigan College Hall of Fame 1968, Eagles Honor Roll 2009 Rookie card

ex $24

nm $45

1948 Bowman Paul Christman 1948 Bowman 44 Paul Christman Chicago Cardinals quarterback Missouri College Hall of Fame 1956 Rookie card

Christman placed third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1939, and fifth in 1940. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $16

nm $35

PSA 6.5
1948 Bowman Jay Rhodemyre 1948 Bowman 45 Jay Rhodemyre Green Bay Packers center Kentucky Rookie card, short print

ex $38

nm $185

1948 Bowman Skip Minisi 1948 Bowman 46 Skip Minisi New York Giants halfback Pennsylvania, Navy College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card

ex $14

nm $35

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Bob Mann 1948 Bowman 47 Bob Mann Detroit Lions end Michigan Packers Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card

ex $18

nm $35

1948 Bowman Mal Kutner 1948 Bowman 48 Mal Kutner Chicago Cardinals end Texas College Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $60

1948 Bowman Dick Poillon 1948 Bowman 49 Dick Poillon Washington Redskins halfback Canisius Rookie card

ex $14

nm $65

PSA 6.5, vg
1948 Bowman Charles Cherundolo 1948 Bowman 50 Charles Cherundolo Pittsburgh Steelers center, coach Penn State Rookie card

Before he passed away, Cherundolo had been the fourth-oldest living professional football player. He died at age 96.

ex $16

nm $45


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