|1949 Bowman #50, Jackie Robinson (his first Bowman card)|
Ron Hobbs noted Bowman printing sheets had space for 252 cards, but "reprinted" a dozen players from earlier series, so numbering stops at #240. Stock and design variations push the master set to 324, a real challenge considering the scarcity of higher numbers (#145 and up).
WANTLIST -- COMPLETED!
April 19: Three arrived from eBay, including Fritz Ostermueller, a pitcher called out as "targeting" Jackie Robinson in the movie 42. (His daughter objected to the portrayal and the scene itself gets several points wrong, which can happen when moviemakers pick larger themes over real events.)
|#227 Fritz Ostermueller|
|#145 Sylvester Donnelly|
|#190 Jim Hearn|
Feb 8, 2015: Edwin "Duke" Snider and Dom "Little Professor" DiMaggio arrived!
Late in 2016, I procured Jackie Robinson's first Bowman card and put this set to bed! Thanks to everyone who traded and sent cards along the way.