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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Don Newcombe and 1954 Bowman.

I'm an insanely huge fan of 1954 Bowman. My boss and I go back and forth on the merits of the set (it's got Campy in it, which is really all that matters to me) and I shall continue to conduct the train and welcome all aboard for 1954 Bowman Town.

So you can imagine my glee at adding yet another Brooklyn Dodger from this masterpiece of a set. Don Newcombe's offering in the set is gorgeous, with the righty finishing up his motion after releasing a ball in what I imagine to be Ebbets Field (maybe). This is my fourth Dodger from '54 Bowman, joining the aforementioned Campanella as well as Duke Snider and Pee Wee Reese.

I mean, I'm going to HAVE TO put together the team set, eventually.


  1. Nice. Your boss doesn't like the 54 Bowmans? I love Bowmans. The only year I don't care for is the 55.

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  3. Thanks Austin! Matt isn't a big fan of '54 Bowman, although he dislikes the 1955 offering more.

  4. I happen to like 1954 Bowman. It has a nice, clean, uncluttered feel to it. Not unlike 1963 Fleer, which is my all time favorite set.