1948 Bowman Basketball Checklist

When 1948 Bowman Basketball cards were released, no other major company had produced a series of player cards before. In fact, Bowman wouldn’t do it again and the market for basketball cards was left wide open until the release of 1957 Topps Basketball.

Each card in this set measures 2 1/8″ by 2 1/2″ making them nearly square and over an inch shorter than modern day cards. Scattered throughout the checklist are also play cards that explain a particular basketball play with a diagram on the front and an explanation on the reverse.

Our checklist is separated by team. You may scroll through the entire list or jump to your favorite team by selecting them from the list below. Clicking a link will direct you to an affiliate retailer or to relevant eBay listings.

1948 Bowman Basketball Checklist

Base – 72 Cards

Basketball Play

5Single Cut Off Post
11Single Cut Off Post
17Single Cut Using Post
23Double Cut Off Post
29Double Post
35Screen Play
41Double Screen
47Out of Bounds
53Out of Bounds
59Out of Bounds
65Held Ball
71Guards Play

Bombers

7John Logan
18Red Rocha
28Don Putman
45Bob Doll
60Ariel Maughan

Bullets

38Buddy JeannetteRC
52Connie SimmonsRC
63John Mahnken
67Lee Mogus
70Walter Budko

Capitols

6Bob FeerickRC
16Sid Hertzberg
27John Norlander
46Bones McKinneyRC
61Dick O’Keefe

Celtics

8Mel Riebe
19Eddie Ehlers
30Jack Garfinkel
43Chuck HalbertRC
57Arthur Spector

Jets

4Fred LewisRC
15Bruce HaleRC
26Price Brookfield
36Hal Tidrick
50Charlie Black

Knicks

39Ray Kuka
54Bud PalmerRC
64Tommy Byrnes
68Lee Knorek
72Carl BraunRC

Lakers

37Don Carlson
51Jack Dwan
62Herman Schaefer
66Jim PollardRC
69George MikanRC

Pistons

2Ralph Hamilton
13Paul Armstrong
24Leo Crystal Klier
33Jack Smiley
49Bob Kinney

Royals

10Bob DaviesRC
21Fuzzy LevaneRC
32Red HolzmanRC
44Arnie Johnson
58Arnie RisenRC

Stags

9Andy PhillipRC
20Gene Vance
31Chuck Gilmur
40Stan Miasek
55Max ZaslofskyRC

Steamrollers

1Ernie CalverleyRC
12Kenny SailorsRC
22Earl Shannon
42George Nostrand
56Lee Roy Robbins

Warriors

3Gale Bishop
14Howard DallmarRC
25George Senesky
34Joe FulksRC
48Ed Sadowski