For one brief shining moment, Bowman was the big dog in the world of baseball cards. The year was 1948, when Bowman published 48 black-and-white photographs of baseball players on card stock. Each card sold for a penny and came with a stick of bubble gum. This was not Bowman's first foray into the baseball-cards-packed-with-chewing-gum business. In 1941, Bowman's forebear, Gum Inc., issued its Play Ball Sports Hall of Fame set. Of course, Continue Reading