Columbia Alumni Football Cards

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1926 Spalding Champions Walter Koppisch 1926 Spalding Champions 5 Walter Koppisch halfback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1981

nm $200

mint $300

1935 National Chicle Cliff Montgomery 1935 National Chicle 21 Cliff Montgomery Brooklyn Dodgers tailback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

poor $35

vg $60

ex $130

nm $400

1948 Bowman Paul Governali 1948 Bowman 28 Paul Governali New York Giants quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 8.5, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Sid Luckman 1948 Bowman 107 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $180

1948-52 Exhibit Sid Luckman 1948-52 Exhibit 29 Sid Luckman quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1948 Leaf Sid Luckman 1948 Leaf 1 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

vg $150

ex $600

nm $2000

PSA 1 mk
1948 Leaf Bill Swiacki 1948 Leaf 12B Bill Swiacki New York Giants end Holy Cross, Columbia College Hall of Fame 1976 Rookie card

black name

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Bill Swiacki 1948 Leaf 12W Bill Swiacki New York Giants end Holy Cross, Columbia College Hall of Fame 1976 Rookie card

white name

vg $30

ex $75

nm $250

good
1948 Leaf Paul Governali 1948 Leaf 30B Paul Governali New York Giants quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Variation with dark brown helmet.

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

PSA 8.5
1948 Leaf Paul Governali 1948 Leaf 30T Paul Governali New York Giants quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Variation with tan helmet.

vg $30

ex $75

nm $250

1948 Leaf Eugene Rossides 1948 Leaf 57 Eugene Rossides quarterback Columbia Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1949 Leaf Sid Luckman 1949 Leaf 15 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965

ex $40

nm $130

1949 Leaf Bill Swiacki 1949 Leaf 110 Bill Swiacki New York Giants end Holy Cross, Columbia College Hall of Fame 1976 Swiacki placed eighth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1947. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $16

nm $65

1950 Bowman Sid Luckman 1950 Bowman 27 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Luckman's number, 42, is one of fourteen jersey numbers that the Bears have retired. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.

ex $25

nm $75

1950 Bowman Ventan Yablonski 1950 Bowman 131 Ventan Yablonski Chicago Cardinals fullback Columbia, Fordham Rookie card

ex $9

nm $28

1950 Bowman Bill Swiacki 1950 Bowman 142 Bill Swiacki New York Giants end Holy Cross, Columbia College Hall of Fame 1976

ex $9

nm $34

1950 Bread for Health Labels Sid Luckman 1950 Bread for Health Labels 13 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965

vg $300

ex $600

1950 Bread for Health Labels Bill Swiacki 1950 Bread for Health Labels 23 Bill Swiacki New York Giants end Holy Cross, Columbia College Hall of Fame 1976

vg $150

ex $300

1950 Topps Felt Backs Leon Van Billingham 1950 Topps Felt Backs 89 Leon Van Billingham fullback Columbia

nm $115

1950 Topps Felt Backs Jim Ward 1950 Topps Felt Backs 93 Jim Ward end Columbia

nm $92

1951 Bowman Bill Swiacki 1951 Bowman 132 Bill Swiacki Detroit Lions end Holy Cross, Columbia College Hall of Fame 1976

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Ventan Yablonski 1951 Bowman 138 Ventan Yablonski Chicago Cardinals fullback Columbia, Fordham Error card

First name misspelled "Venton."

ex $8

nm $34

1951 Topps Magic Howard Hansen 1951 Topps Magic 13 Howard Hansen halfback Columbia

nm $50

1952 Parkhurst Jack Carpenter 1952 Parkhurst 27 Jack Carpenter Toronto Argonauts tackle Missouri, Columbia Carpenter played for the AAFC's Buffalo Bills in 1947, 1948, and part of 1949. He finished the 1949 season with the San Francisco 49ers.
1954 Blue Ribbon Al Dekdebrun 1954 Blue Ribbon 65 Al Dekdebrun Montreal Alouettes quarterback Columbia, Cornell Between 1946 and 1948, Dektebrun played for the AAFC's Buffalo Bisons, Chicago Rockets, and New York Yankees, and for the NFL's Boston Yanks.
1955 Topps All-American Paul Governali 1955 Topps All-American 73 Paul Governali quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Governali finished second to Frank Sinkwich in voting for the 1942 Heisman Trophy.

vg $5

ex $10

nm $32

PSA 8, PSA 7 mk, nm oc, PSA 5
1955 Topps All-American Sid Luckman 1955 Topps All-American 85 Sid Luckman quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Luckman finished third in voting for the 1938 Heisman Trophy, behind Davey O'Brien and Marshall Goldberg.

vg $15

ex $30

nm $75

PSA 7, PSA 5
1956 Topps Baltimore Colts Team 1956 Topps 48 Baltimore Colts Team Baltimore Colts This card pictures the 1955 Baltimore Colts team. Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula is in the front row. Leroy Vaughn, father of major league baseball's Mo Vaughn, is in the back row.

ex $7

nm $16

1956 Topps Chicago Bears Team 1956 Topps 119 Chicago Bears Team Chicago Bears This card pictures the 1955 Chicago Bears team. You can see a larger copy of the image in the Bears Photo Store. One of the players on the card, Harry Hugasian, played part of the 1955 season for the Baltimore Colts, and he also appears on the Colts team card.

ex $7

nm $24

exmt
1961 Nu-Card Bob Asack 1961 Nu-Card 158 Bob Asack tackle Columbia

nm $3

mint $8

SGC 96
1961 Nu-Card Tom Vassell 1961 Nu-Card 179 Tom Vassell quarterback Columbia

nm $3

mint $8

1963 Stancraft Sid Luckman 1963 Stancraft 7S Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Luckman is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
1971 Topps Marty Domres 1971 Topps 66 Marty Domres San Diego Chargers quarterback Columbia Rookie card

nm $3

nm
1973 Topps Marty Domres 1973 Topps 469 Marty Domres Baltimore Colts quarterback Columbia

nm $2

nm-mt $4

1974 Fleer Immortal Roll Sid Luckman 1974 Fleer Immortal Roll 28 Sid Luckman quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Luckman and the Bears beat the Redskins 73-0 in the 1940 NFL championship game.

nm $1

exmt
1974 Topps Marty Domres 1974 Topps 146 Marty Domres Baltimore Colts quarterback Columbia
1975 Fleer Immortal Roll Sid Luckman 1975 Fleer Immortal Roll 33 Sid Luckman quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 nm
1975 Topps Marty Domres 1975 Topps 388 Marty Domres Baltimore Colts quarterback Columbia
1976 Topps Marty Domres 1976 Topps 249 Marty Domres Baltimore Colts quarterback Columbia
1977 Touchdown Club Benny Friedman 1977 Touchdown Club 3 Benny Friedman Error card

This card pictures Cliff Montgomery, not Benny Friedman. For more football cards that picture the wrong player, see my Mistaken Identities page.
Benny Friedman quarterback Michigan College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005
Cliff Montgomery tailback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1963
1977 Touchdown Club Sid Luckman 1977 Touchdown Club 10 Sid Luckman quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965

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