I'll never turn down a '50s Bowman card, and if I won the lottery or otherwise had an unlimited collecting budget I'd love to track down each and every one. Until that day comes though, I'm satisfied with plucking some cheap ones off of eBay from time to time.
A while back I started officially tallying and dedicating a post to each card I land from the 1950 set, and today I've got the 11th post along those lines, featuring Jimmy Russell of the Brooklyn Dodgers!
I picked this card up a few years ago in graded format only because it was dirt cheap, cheaper even than I could find any decent-condition ungraded copies for. Some day though I'll look to get rid of this and pick up an ungraded version, or maybe even crack it free from its plastic prison. If and when I land any HOFers or big stars from this release I'd consider graded, but at this point in my collecting career I prefer raw cards at least for the commons.
A 1950 Bowman was the very first vintage baseball card I ever owned, as probably an 8 or 9 year old when my dad bought me one at an antiques store near where we lived. I've loved the set ever since, and I enjoy the new cards I pick up from this release almost 30 years later every bit as much as I did that first one. I may never own them all, but you can bet you'll be seeing at least a few more of these on the blog in the future.
Enjoy your Wednesday, and thanks for stopping by!
Set Progress: 11 of 252 (4% Complete)
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