Bowman made a couple design changes with their 1954 set. First, they abandoned the use of a color photograph and went back to the paintings. Personally, I think that was a mistake. I would guess the change was to make their cards more closely resemble Topps cards, but to me, the photos on the '53 set were really nice looking and a way to distinguish Bowman from Topps.
A second change was the addition of an yellow rectangle with the player's autograph. Perhaps they got complaints that buyers didn't know who the players were on the cards. Plus, Topps has featured autographs on both the '52 and '53 sets and Bowman may have felt the need to keep up with the Jones.
Bowman was able to increase their set size by another 64 cards, and that meant that there were more Cubs in the set, too. Fifteen were featured including one hall of famer....but it's not who you think it might be. You'll have to guess someone else besides Ernie Banks, and I'll bet your wrong!
Go ahead and take a look at the cards and find your hall of famer.
Here is your hall of fame...broadcaster, Joe Garagiola