Bowman 1948 Baseball Card Values
The Bowman set of 48 cards released in 1948 were the first cards to be released after World War II paper shortages had forced a stop in production in 1941. Rookie cards in the set include such legends as Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Phil Rizzuto, and Warren Spahn.
Centering and overall condition are extremely important when evaluating baseball card values. Hobbizine vintage baseball card value guides list prices in five grades from Good to Mint. See the bottom of this page for more information about how these prices and grades are established.
These vintage baseball card prices are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in collecting publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection.
Some notes about grading:
- Mint -- Four sharp corners; Near perfect 60/40 or better centering of picture within border; Smooth edges; Original color border & gloss.
- About Mint -- 65/35 or better centering; May have one of the following flaws: Slightly fuzzy corners; Slightly rough edges; Minor border discoloration; Print spots color or focus imperfections.
- Extremely Good -- Centering 75/25 or better; A touch of notching or a corner ding; May have: Poor gloss; Poor focus; Significant print spots.
- Very Good -- Centering 80/20 or better; Rounded corners; Slight layering, chipping or notches on edges; May have: Minor scuffing; Hairline crease.
- Good -- Well worn or abused; Badly rounded, layered corners, scuffing; Some lack of original coloring; Significant crease.