1955 Bowman Football Cards

1955 Bowman Football Cards



Product Details

VN:RO [1.9.17_1161]
User Rating:

Bowman's largest football set was also the final set the company printed before being bought out by Topps. There were 160 cards in all, which provided a fairly nice mix of stars and lesser-known players on each of the twelve teams then in the NFL. They also provided what may have been the widest divergence from the company's baseball set from earlier in the year.

Fronts are given a stark appearance, with a player shown in front of a solid-colored background. A white aura runs around his figure. The background color is dependent on the team (all the Steelers have blue backgrounds, all the Bears have orange backgrounds, and so on). The team name usually appears at the top of the card unless the player's picture forces it to be relocated. A black box includes the player's name and position, and a team logo appears somewhere on the card. Most cards are vertical, but a select few are given a horizontal format. For the first time since 1951, the backs are also oriented vertically. The player's name, team and position are inside a red area at the top, with the card number inside a football-shaped icon. Vital statistics and a short write-up appear below that, and the bottom has statics from 1954 and sometimes a diagram of a play, if it fit.

The set appears to have been divided into five 32-card printing sheets, with cards 65-160 being slightly scarcer than the rest. Rookies featured in the set include future broadcaster Pat Summerall, as well as John Henry Johnson, Jim Ringo, Mike McCormack, Alan Ameche, Bob St. Clair and Len Ford.

Key 1955 Bowman Football Cards:


Top eBay Listings

KEN MacAFEE New York Giants 1955 Bowman Football Card #60 NR-MT MINT ++ Nice!
$8.95

PETE PIHOS Philadelphia Eagles 1955 Bowman Football Card #10 - NR MINT + Nice!
$8.95

RAY RENFRO Cleveland Browns 1955 Bowman Football Card #153 NR-MT MINT + Nice!
$8.95

NORM VAN BROCKLIN Los Angeles Rams 1955 Bowman Football Card #32 NR MINT + Nice!
$10.95

LOU GROZA Cleveland Browns 1955 Bowman Football Card #37 NR-MT MINT + Nice!
$12.95

EMLEN TUNNELL New York Giants 1955 Bowman Football Card #136 NR MINT Nice!
$12.95

TEN CARD LOT #3 - 1955 Bowman Football Cards FR-VG Jim Finks Len Ford Ed Lebaron
$16.95

GEORGE BLANDA Chicago Bears 1955 Bowman Football Card #62 NR-MT MINT Nice!
$16.95
« Previous12345...1213

Set Checklist

1955 Bowman Football Card Checklist



Hot Auctions

Top 25 Singles

Here are the real time rankings of the 25 Most Popular Singles currently being sold on eBay:

6 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 44 minutes 46 seconds
6 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.02
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 44 minutes 51 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.50
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 44 minutes 54 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.51
Time Left: 2 days 7 hours 47 minutes 28 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.00
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 45 minutes 17 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $9.99
Time Left: 2 days 7 hours 46 minutes 36 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 44 minutes 43 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.25
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 45 minutes 4 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.50
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 45 minutes 10 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.25
Time Left: 5 days 10 hours 35 minutes 7 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 7 hours 40 minutes 26 seconds
2 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.26
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 44 minutes 53 seconds
2 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 45 minutes 13 seconds
2 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.40
Time Left: 6 days 5 hours 27 minutes 57 seconds
2 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.29
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 5 minutes 21 seconds
2 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.29
Time Left: 9 days 3 hours 48 minutes 57 seconds
2 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.29
Time Left: 9 days 7 hours 34 minutes 30 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 20 hours 34 minutes 2 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.52
Time Left: 20 hours 43 minutes 24 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.24
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 44 minutes 46 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.29
Time Left: 9 days 7 hours 37 minutes 51 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.34
Time Left: 9 days 7 hours 38 minutes 46 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.00
Time Left: 9 days 7 hours 52 minutes 55 seconds
1 watchers
Past Sales: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $60.00
Time Left: 15 days 6 hours 26 minutes 59 seconds
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 4 hours 48 minutes 38 seconds


 |  E-Mail Author
Chris is an avid vintage sports card collector who is The Cardboard Connection's resident expert of all things vintage.

User Reviews

  1. 1955 Bowman is one of the best sets ever produced due to it’s “eye appeal”. Very high quality narration on the reverse. BE VERY WARY of fakes when buying.

    Review This Product

    Rate this product from 1 to 5 stars using the following rating scale:

    1 Star - Avoid this product like the plague
    2 Stars - Below Average Product
    3 Stars - Average Product
    4 Stars - Excellent Product
    5 Stars - Incredible Product

    Please explain your rating below.

MENU