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1953 Bowman Dave Cole #38 - Braves Card of the Day ⚾

The 1953 Bowman Color baseball set is, perhaps, my favorite baseball card set of all time. The colors explode off the cardboard and the picture selection is perfect more often than not. I’m not sure why Bowman went cheap out on this series, but they did. I’m as indifferent to the black and white set as I love the color set.

Bowman still had a keen eye for a good picture, and the black and white reproductions are nearly flawless on the cardboard. Writing this makes me wonder if my trouble with the black and white set is based more on comparing it to the color set than on its own virtues.

Perhaps, but both the 1953 Bowman color set and the 1953 Topps set were nearly perfect, so the comparison is both fair and accurate.

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