1951 Bowman Baseball Cards
As shown in these examples of the Ralph
Branca and Bobby Thomson cards, Bowman reused the players images
from the 1950 year cards to their 1951 year cards.
1950 Bowman #59 Ralph Branca 1950 Bowman #28 Bobby Thomson
1951 Bowman #56 Ralph Branca 1951 Bowman #126 Bobby Thomson
Another thing these two players would have
in common for the 1951 season, they would both be involved
in one of the most dramatic moments in sports history. The NL pennant came down to one game.
Whoever won this game would go on to meet the New York Yankees in the 1951 World Series.
The Dodgers were leading by 2 runs (4 to 2) in the 9th inning. There was 1 out and 2 runners on base
for the Giants when Bobby Thomson came up to the plate to face the Dodgers Ralph Branca.