1951 Bowman Baseball Checklist

1951 Bowman Baseball cards feature a simple design with 324 color reproductions of real player photographs. Of the 324 cards included in this checklist, the final 81 cards are considered short-prints and can be much more difficult to find in top quality.

The checklist for this set includes 72 more cards than 1950 Bowman Baseball and continued a trend of expanding checklist lengths. This was the largest Bowman checklist to date and would be matched in 1952 as their largest collections of their 1940s and 1950s run. The cards themselves also measured a slightly larger dimension, moving closer to the current standard of 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.

The design of the card fronts is worthy of note as it is the first series by Bowman to include the player’s names on the front of each card. Many cards from 1950 included names but not the complete checklist.

Nearly a third of this checklist is comprised of rookie cards including Hall of Fame inductees Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays.

Cards were sold with a stick of bubble gum in packs of one for a penny or packs of six for a nickel.

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1951 Bowman Baseball Checklist

Base Set – 324 Cards

Athletics

8Paul Lehner
9Sam Chapman
33Bob HooperRC
57Alex Kellner
82Joe Tipton
83Carl Scheib
84Barney McCosky
114Sam Zoldak
119Eddie Joost
120Joe Coleman
154Pete Suder
191Billy HitchcockRC
226Jimmie Dykes
227Bobby Shantz
261Wally Moses
262Gus Zernial
297Dave Philley
298Joe AstrothRC

Braves

19Sid Gordon
20Del Crandall
42Vern Bickford
66Bob Elliott
98Willard Marshall
99Earl Torgeson
134Warren Spahn
135Walker Cooper
170Sibby Sisti
171Buddy Kerr
207Billy SouthworthRC
208Blix Donnelly
242Sam Jethroe
243John Antonelli
277Roy HartsfieldRC
278Norman RoyRC
312Gene MauchRC
313Ray MuellerRC
314Johnny Sain

Browns

43Billy DeMars
67Roy Sievers
68Dick Kokos
100Sherm Lollar
101Owen Friend
136Ray Coleman
137Dick Starr
172Ned Garver
173Hank Arft
209Ken Wood
244Cliff Fannin
245Johnny BerardinoRC
279Jim DelsingRC
281Al WidmarRC
315Zack Taylor
316Duane PilletteRC

Cardinals

10Red Schoendienst
11Red Munger
34Marty Marion
58Enos Slaughter
85Eddie Kazak
86Harry Brecheen
121Jerry StaleyRC
122Joe GaragiolaRC
156Del Rice
157Al Brazle
158Chuck Diering
166Stan Rojek
193Ted Wilks
194Peanuts Lowrey
228Cloyd BoyerRC
230Max Lanier
264Don RichmondRC
265Steve BilkoRC
300Hal RiceRC
301Tommy GlavianoRC

Cubs

22Hank Sauer
44Roy Smalley
69Johnny Schmitz
70Ron Northey
102Dutch Leonard
103Andy Pafko
138Phil Cavarretta
139Doyle Lade
174Mickey Owen
175Wayne Terwilliger
211Hal JeffcoatRC
212Bob Rush
246Bill Serena
247Bob RamazzottiRC
248Johnny KlippsteinRC
282Frankie Frisch
283Walt DubielRC
317Smoky BurgessRC
318Warren HackerRC

Dodgers

6Don Newcombe
7Gil Hodges
31Roy Campanella
32Duke Snider
55Gene Hermanski
56Ralph Branca
80Pee Wee Reese
81Carl Furillo
116Bruce Edwards
117Eddie MiksisRC
118Preacher Roe
152Cal AbramsRC
153Rex Barney
189Erv PalicaRC
190Joe Hatten
224Billy Cox
225Dan BankheadRC
259Chuck Dressen
260Carl ErskineRC
299Clyde KingRC

Giants

13Eddie Stanky
14Alvin Dark
37Whitey Lockman
61Jim Hearn
89Hank Thompson
90Dave Koslo
125Bill Rigney
126Bobby Thomson
127Sal MaglieRC
161Wes WestrumRC
162Larry Jansen
163Monte Kennedy
198Monte IrvinRC
199Sheldon Jones
233Leo Durocher
234Clint Hartung
235Jack Lohrke
268Don Mueller
269Ray NobleRC
304Allen GettelRC
305Willie MaysRC

Indians

5Dale Mitchell
21George Stirnweiss
29Allie Clark
30Bob Feller
53Bob Lemon
54Ray BooneRC
78Early Wynn
79Jim Hegan
115Steve Gromek
150Mike Garcia
151Larry Doby
155Lou Brissie
187Al Rosen
188Bobby AvilaRC
222Thurman TuckerRC
223Johnny Vander Meer
257Birdie TebbettsRC
258Luke EasterRC
295Al LopezRC
296Bob KennedyRC

Phillies

3Robin Roberts
4Del Ennis
27Jim Konstanty
28Eddie Waitkus
51Andy Seminick
52Dick Sisler
75Russ MeyerRC
76Stan Lopata
77Mike Goliat
111Curt Simmons
112Willie Jones
113Bill Nicholson
147Ken Heintzelman
148Granny Hamner
149Bubba ChurchRC
184Eddie Sawyer
185Jimmy Bloodworth
186Richie Ashburn
220Bob Miller
221Dick WhitmanRC
255Milo CandiniRC
256Ken SilvestriRC
292Eddie Pellagrini
293Ken JohnsonRC
294Jocko Thompson

Pirates

17Pete Castiglione
40Dave BellRC
63Bob Dillinger
64Bill Werle
93Danny O’ConnellRC
94Clyde McCullough
130Tom SaffellRC
131Cliff Chambers
167Murry Dickson
203Vern LawRC
204Vic LombardiRC
229Bill Howerton
238Pete Reiser
239Bill MacDonaldRC
263Howie Pollet
272Billy MeyerRC
273Danny Murtaugh
274George MetkovichRC
308Ted BeardRC
309Mel QueenRC
310Erv DusakRC

Red Sox

15Johnny Pesky
16Maurice McDermott
38Al Evans
39Ray Scarborough
62Lou Boudreau
91Clyde Vollmer
92Vern Stephens
128Ellis Kinder
129Matt Batts
164Bill Wight
165Ted Williams
201Steve O’NeillRC
210Les Moss
236Buddy Rosar
237Billy Goodman
270Willard NixonRC
271Tom WrightRC
306Jim PiersallRC
307Walt Masterson

Reds

24Ewell Blackwell
47Grady Hatton
48Ken Raffensberger
72Lloyd Merriman
107Johnny Wyrostek
108Virgil Stallcup
143Ted Kluszewski
144Herm Wehmeier
179Danny Litwhiler
180Howie Fox
215Kent Peterson
216Connie RyanRC
251Willard RamsdellRC
252Homer HowellRC
286Bob UsherRC
287Jim Blackburn
288Bobby Adams
322Luke Sewell
323Joe AdcockRC
324Johnny PramesaRC

Senators

18Gil Coan
41Eddie Yost
65Mickey Vernon
95Sherry Robertson
96Sandy ConsuegraRC
97Bob Kuzava
132Cass Michaels
133Sam Dente
168Sam Mele
169Sid Hudson
192Hank WyseRC
202Mike Guerra
205Mickey GrassoRC
206Connie MarreroRC
240Joe Haynes
241Irv Noren
275Bucky Harris
276Frank QuinnRC
311Mickey Harris

Tigers

23Walter Evers
45Art Houtteman
46George Kell
71Jerry Priddy
104Virgil Trucks
105Don Kolloway
106Pat Mullin
140Eddie Lake
141Fred Hutchinson
142Aaron Robinson
176Vic Wertz
177Charlie Keller
178Ted Gray
197Bob Cain
213Neil Berry
214Bob Swift
249Johnny Groth
250Hank Borowy
284Gene Bearden
285Johnny LiponRC
319Red Rolfe
320Hal WhiteRC
321Earl Johnson

White Sox

12Hank Majeski
35Al Zarilla
36Joe Dobson
59Randy Gumpert
60Chico CarrasquelRC
87Floyd Baker
88Eddie Robinson
123Howie Judson
124Gus Niarhos
159Bud Stewart
160Phil Masi
195Paul Richards
196Bill PierceRC
231Luis AlomaRC
232Nellie FoxRC
266Harry DorishRC
267Ken HolcombeRC
302Jim BusbyRC
303Marv RotblattRC

Yankees

1Whitey FordRC
2Yogi Berra
25Vic Raschi
26Phil Rizzuto
49Jerry Coleman
50Johnny Mize
73Tommy ByrneRC
74Billy Johnson
109Allie Reynolds
110Bobby Brown
145Fred Sanford
146Johnny Hopp
181Casey Stengel
182Tom FerrickRC
183Hank Bauer
200Jack Kramer
217Joe Page
218Ed Lopat
219Gene WoodlingRC
253Mickey MantleRC
254Jackie JensenRC
280Frank Overmire
289Cliff Mapes
290Bill Dickey
291Tommy Henrich