The bubble gum card war the great bowman topps sets from 1948 to 1955 dean hanley on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in 1951 bowmans short lived baseball card monopoly was broken by topps and the great baseball gum card war was in full swing consumers almost always benefit from competition in the marketplace and the card collectors were no exception during the . Find great deals on ebay for bowman gum card shop with confidence skip to main content ebay logo shop by category shop by category enter your search keyword. The post war years of 1948 to 1955 ushered in the modern era of baseball cards it was the result of what dean hanley describes in his new book the bubble gum card war as the perfect storm with the end of world war ii rationing also came to end. This article is taken from deans book the gum card war and the great bowman topps baseball card sets of 1948 1955 which is now available for sale at amazoncom dean hanley is an authority on vintage sports cards and has written numerous articles on the topic mr. The first national baseball card set after wwii was issued in 1948 by the bowman gum co although at first modest the bowman baseball cards continued to evolve in size complexity and color the groundbreaking 1952 topps set ended bowmans short lived monopoly and launched the great baseball card bubble gum war between topps and bowman
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