Bowman Gum Co.'s premiere set was produced in 1948, making it one of the first major issues of the post war period. Forty-eight black and white cards comprise the set, with each card measuring 2-1/6" by 2-1/2" in size. The card backs, printed in black ink on grey stock, include the card number and the player's name, team, position, and a short biography. Twelve cards (#'s 7, 8, 13, 16, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 34) were printed in short supply when they were removed from the 36-card printing sheet to make room for the set's high numbers (#'s 37-48). These 24 cards command a higher price than the remaining cards in the set.