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1952 Bowman Baseball Cards

Topps Chewing Gum Company's  biggest conpetition in 1952 was the already established
Bowman Gum Co. of Philadelphia, PA.  Bowman had started issuing baseball card
sets, starting with their 48 card 1948 Bowman baseball card set.
Since Bowman was already using the practice of selling bubble gum using baseball cards
in the same pack as the gum, they sued Topps for the rights. The suit was unsuccessful.

1952 Bowman Yogi Berra          1952 Unopened Bowman Pack

Click on Bowman Pack to view Back

1952 Bowman 36 Card Uncut Sheet (Musial card 2nd row, 3rd from right)

Topps Buys Out Bowman Newspaper Article

The competition between the two companies finally came to an end when
Topps
bought out Bowman in 1956.

 

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