Wednesday, November 16, 2011

An Odd Choice of Picture to Use

One of the things that is neat about the 1951 Bowman set is the artwork. The cards in the set are artist-rendered color images that were originally black-and white, which gave them a very distinctive look.

And then there's this card:

Card #195 -- Paul Richards, Chicago White Sox

This card shows White Sox skipper Paul Richards as a caricature. In a set that features such striking images, this looks like it was meant for the "funny pages" in the newspaper.


  1. Any theory as to WHY? None of his other Bowman cards are like this, just the 51.