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    1949 BOWMAN FOOTBALL SET. One of our great mysteries is remembered in this set. To be sure, professional football was fast gaining momentum after the war, but still only fractionally as popular as baseball. So the question begs, why did Bowman – clearly the industry’s leader – create only 48 baseball subjects in 1948, and then produce 108 different football? The answer is shrouded in history. Meanwhile, we invite our readers to consider this complete set of Bowman’s ’48 football issue. This production is a major pillar in any advanced football card collection. And for that reason, we separately report card conditions for that storied short-printed series. Standard Distribution: EX/MT 11%, EX 33% #1 Tereshinski, VG/EX 29% Trippi, Dudley and McAfee. VG/less 27% Van Buren (FR), Baugh (GD/ VG), Waterfield (GD), Wojciechowicz and Luckman (GD). Single Print: EX #’s 18, 33, 45, 69, 81 and 96. VG/EX 9, 27, 42, 60, 63 Pihos, 66, 78, 84 and 105. VG/less 3 Luckman (GD), 6, 12 Conerly (VG), 15, 21, 24, 30, 36 Turner (VG), 39, 48, 51, 54, 57, 72, 75, 87, 90, 93, 99 Gilmer (FR), 102 and 108 (GD). (# This item may require additional shipping charges).

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