Last weekend there was a small card show (about 15 tables) just a few miles from my house. Since such things are rare around here I had to go. I was disappointed at the small size but I found a lot of stuff I wanted from just 2 of the dealers. I'll have a series of posts on this show.
The one guy had a few boxes of 1950s and 1960s cards. Tucked in there were some 1948-1950 Bowman cards. Here are the three Phillies I got from the 1949 set.
1949 Bowman #14 Curt Simmons
1949 Bowman #108 Ken Heintzelman
I like the promo on the back. An "official baseball ring" made of "durable metal". Only 15 cents and 3 wrappers.
1949 Bowman #123 Johnny Blatnik
I like how re-markedly different each of these cards are. The Simmons card is on white card stock, while the other two are on gray. The Heintzelman is in pretty good shape, the corners are good, no creases and pretty centered. The Blatnik card has his name on the front. Bowman only put names on the later cards in the set. His name is also in script on the back (spelled correctly). According to Beckett, some cards have two versions, the name in block letters or in script. There is no special notation for the Blatnik card so I supposed it was issued only as script. Beckett calls it "script" although I suppose it could be a facsimile signature.