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Old 08-30-2018, 05:37 PM
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Default 1949 BOWMAN cards with SLATE backgrounds

Several of you have contacted me regarding these color printing errors in this set. So, I decided to post this thread as a starting base
of info for this printing phenomena.

Theoretically, all 252 cards in this set can be found with what I refer to as a SLATE background. Typically, though, any cards in the set
that were printed with the GREEN, light BLUE, ORANGE, and YELLOW pastel colors are candidates to be found with a SLATE background.
Here is an uncut complete sheet of the 3rd Series (cards #4, 74 - 108). The 17 cards on this sheet which have SLATE backgrounds are
the more plentiful Lo #s cards with this color printing error.







Duke Snider, Dick Sisler, and Larry Doby are examples of Hi #s with SLATE backgrounds.





The following lists the SLATE cards in my 1949 BOWMAN collection......

Lo #s
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12 Michaels
75 E. Mayo
76 Nicholson
78 Zoldak
80 McCahan
82 Page
84 Campanella
87 Gumpert
88 Salkeld
91 Wakefield
93 Stevens
94 Vernon
97 Litwhiler
98 Rizzuto
102 Spence
103 Tipton
106 Early
107 Lake
109 Fitzgerald
111 Schoendienst
129 B. Johnson


Hi #s
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163 McCollough
169 Heath
182 Peck
186 Kerr
187 Marchildon
190 Hearn
193 Trinkle
197 Lindell
199 Hughson
201 Sisti
205 Sisler
212 Hamner
213 Barrett
218 Kryhoski
221 Muncrief
225 Coleman
226 Snider
230 Galan
233 Doby
235 Russell
239 F. McCormick
240 Young
143 Dillinger (PRINT variation)
88 Salkeld (NOF variation)


Also, I have seen Paige and Kellner.


OK guys....this is a first start on confirming these elusive, silly SLATE cards. The High #'s are extremely rare with SLATE backgrounds.
Show or tell us of your SLATE cards, and perhaps we can generate a more comprehensive list of these color printing errors.



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Last edited by tedzan; 09-04-2018 at 02:06 PM. Reason: Added Muncrief and Salkeld to the list.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:26 PM
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Have always wanted the 1949 Doby in slate gray

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Several of you have contacted me regarding these color printing errors in this set. So, I decided to post this thread as a starting base
of info for this printing phenomena.

Theoretically, all 252 cards in this set can be found with what I refer to as a SLATE background. Typically, though, any cards in the set
that were printed with the GREEN, light BLUE, ORANGE, and YELLOW pastel colors are candidates to be found with a SLATE background.
Here is an uncut complete sheet of the 3rd Series (cards #4, 74 - 108). The 17 cards on this sheet which have SLATE backgrounds are
the more plentiful Lo #s cards with this color printing error.
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:28 AM
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Awesome post...thanks for sharing this info Ted!

Here's my first 49 Slate....I really like the uneven/handcut borders on this one!

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Old 08-31-2018, 05:55 PM
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Oh man, just when I was getting close to completing the set with the known variations (name on front/no-name on front, script vs. print), now you have to tell me about a whole new set of them! Argh!
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:55 PM
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Default 1949 BOWMAN cards with SLATE backgrounds

Ed

No sweat, the 12 variations in this set you are referring to were part of the regular printing. Illustrated here is my simulated 7th sheet,
in which Bowman included these 12 cards to fill out their last 36-card sheet.





So, collecting the SLATE cards are just a whimsical challenge to continue the hunt for 1949 BOWMAN's.


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Old 09-01-2018, 02:23 PM
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Why do so many of the slate cards appear to be handcut?
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I think a great many of them were handcut from sheets. However, Ted has testified before that he remembers as a kid pulling slate variations straight from the pack.
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Photo may be tiny... but here’s a sheet of mine with slate background which also has the “ pink” background and colors ( rather than stark red). If Ted agrees.
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Old 09-01-2018, 06:19 PM
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Default 1949 BOWMAN cards with SLATE backgrounds

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I think a great many of them were handcut from sheets. However, Ted has testified before that he remembers as a kid pulling slate variations straight from the pack.

Some of us old dudes who collected these BOWMAN cards recall opening waxpacks and getting various color errors. I vividly recall (as if it were just yesterday) opening a pack
in the Summer of 1949 and finding a Phil Rizzuto with a "golden" yellow background color (instead of the normal orange color). I was very excited about this, since Phil Rizzuto
lived only 2 blocks away from our home. And, was a really friendly guy.


Here is an example of a Factory cut SLATE card....Muncrief





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Does this look hand cut?
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