Iowa 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
1948 Bowman Tom Farmer 1948 Bowman 103 Tom Farmer Washington Redskins halfback Iowa Rookie card

ex $16

nm $65

PSA 5
1948-52 Exhibit Dick Hoerner 1948-52 Exhibit 21 Dick Hoerner fullback, halfback Iowa
1948-52 Exhibit Emlen Tunnell 1948-52 Exhibit 52 Emlen Tunnell defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967
1948 Leaf Jim Youel 1948 Leaf 80 Jim Youel quarterback, defensive back Iowa Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Earl Banks 1948 Leaf 92 Earl Banks guard Iowa College Hall of Fame 1992 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

PSA 6
1948 Leaf Alfonso DiMarco 1948 Leaf 98 Alfonso DiMarco quarterback Iowa Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1949 Leaf Jim Youel 1949 Leaf 57 Jim Youel Detroit Lions quarterback, defensive back Iowa

ex $18

nm $150

1950 Bowman Dick Hoerner 1950 Bowman 86 Dick Hoerner Los Angeles Rams fullback, halfback Iowa

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman Jim Keane 1950 Bowman 99 Jim Keane Chicago Bears end Iowa, Northwestern Rookie card

Keane played from 1946 to 1952 for the Bears and Packers. His brother, Tom Keane, also played in the NFL.

ex $9

nm $30

1951 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1951 Bowman 91 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Rookie card

ex $50

nm $175

1951 Bowman Robert Smith 1951 Bowman 101 Robert Smith Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback Tulsa, Iowa Rookie card

ex $8

nm $32

1951 Bowman Sherman Howard 1951 Bowman 116 Sherman Howard New York Yanks halfback Iowa, Nevada

ex $8

nm $32

PSA 7, vg
1951 Topps Magic Bill Reichardt 1951 Topps Magic 3 Bill Reichardt fullback Iowa

nm $45

1952 Bowman Large Emlen Tunnell 1952 Bowman Large 39 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $35

nm $100

1952 Bowman Large Hubert Johnston 1952 Bowman Large 108 Hubert Johnston Washington Redskins tackle Iowa Rookie card, short print

ex $22

nm $130

1952 Bowman Large Bill Reichardt 1952 Bowman Large 113 Bill Reichardt Green Bay Packers fullback Iowa

ex $16

nm $80

1952 Bowman Small Emlen Tunnell 1952 Bowman Small 39 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $20

nm $45

1952 Bowman Small Hubert Johnston 1952 Bowman Small 108 Hubert Johnston Washington Redskins tackle Iowa Rookie card

ex $12

nm $55

1952 Bowman Small 113 Bill Reichardt Green Bay Packers fullback Iowa

ex $12

nm $45

1953 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1953 Bowman 53 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $22

nm $110

1953 Bowman Robert Smith 1953 Bowman 66 Robert Smith Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback Tulsa, Iowa

ex $10

nm $38

1954 Bowman Jerry Hilgenberg 1954 Bowman 95 Jerry Hilgenberg Cleveland Browns center Iowa Short print

ex $6

nm $24

1954 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1954 Bowman 102cor Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $20

nm $90

1954 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1954 Bowman 102err Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Error card

Last name misspelled "Tunnel."

ex $9

nm $25

PSA 8, PSA 6
1955 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1955 Bowman 136 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Error card

Last name misspelled "Tunnel."

ex $7

nm $20

exmt
1955 Topps All-American Nile Kinnick 1955 Topps All-American 6 Nile Kinnick halfback Iowa College Hall of Fame 1951, Heisman Trophy 1939 Rookie card, error card

Kinnick died in a plane crash in World War II. His name is misspelled "Niles" on this card.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $55

1956 Giants Team Issue 32 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967
1956 Parkhurst Cal Jones 1956 Parkhurst 33 Cal Jones Winnipeg Blue Bombers guard Iowa Outland Trophy 1955, College Hall of Fame 1980 Jones was the first African-American to win the Outland Trophy. He also placed tenth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1955. (See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.) Jones died in a plane crash with four members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders: Mel Becket, Mario DeMarco, Ray Syrnyk, and Gordon Sturtridge.
1956 Topps Emlen Tunnell 1956 Topps 17 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $10

nm $22

PSA 9
1956 Topps Cleveland Browns Team 1956 Topps 45 Cleveland Browns Team Cleveland Browns This card pictures the 1955 Cleveland Browns team. 1955 was Otto Graham's last season, and the Browns won the NFL Championship. Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll was a linebacker on the team.

ex $7

nm $20

1956 Topps Washington Redskins Team 1956 Topps 61 Washington Redskins Team Washington Redskins Short print

This card pictures the 1955 Washington Redskins team. About 15 of the players never appeared on cards of their own.

ex $7

nm $26

ex+
1956 Topps New York Giants Team 1956 Topps 113 New York Giants Team New York Giants This card pictures the 1955 New York Giants team. Future Hall of Fame coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry are included in the photo. Lombardi is an assistant coach in the second row, and Landry is a player, also in the second row.

ex $7

nm $20

1957 Giants Team Issue Emlen Tunnell 1957 Giants Team Issue 31 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 nm-mt
1957 Topps Emlen Tunnell 1957 Topps 35 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $7

nm $24

nm-mt st
1958 Topps Emlen Tunnell 1958 Topps 42 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $5

nm $17

PSA 8
1958 Topps CFL Ken Ploen 1958 Topps CFL 40 Ken Ploen Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Iowa Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975

nm $20

1959 Topps Hal Bradley 1959 Topps 63 Hal Bradley Philadelphia Eagles guard Iowa Rookie card

ex $3

nm $12

exmt
1959 Topps Alex Karras 1959 Topps 103 Alex Karras Detroit Lions defensive tackle Iowa College Hall of Fame 1991, Outland Trophy 1957 Rookie card

Karras played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Lions.

ex $10

nm $25

PSA 8, SGC 84, PSA 6, exmt
1959 Topps New York Giants Team 1959 Topps 133 New York Giants Team New York Giants Though printed in 1959, this card pictures the 1958 New York Giants team.

ex $5

nm $9

exmt
1959 Topps CFL Mike Hagler 1959 Topps CFL 86 Mike Hagler Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Iowa nm+
1959 Wheaties CFL Ken Ploen 1959 Wheaties CFL 35 Ken Ploen Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Iowa Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975
1960 Eagles Team Issue John Nocera 1960 Eagles Team Issue 8 John Nocera Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Iowa
1960 Fleer College Pennant Decals Houston - Iowa 1960 Fleer College Pennant Decals 7 Houston - Iowa Houston, Iowa
1960 Topps Jim Gibbons 1960 Topps 44 Jim Gibbons Detroit Lions end Iowa Rookie card

ex $2

nm $8

1960 Topps CFL Randy Duncan 1960 Topps CFL 5 Randy Duncan BC Lions quarterback Iowa College Hall of Fame 1997 Duncan played two seasons for the B.C. Lions, then jumped to the AFL for one season with the Dallas Texans. nm
1960 Topps CFL Mike Hagler 1960 Topps CFL 55 Mike Hagler Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Iowa PSA 8, nm
1960 Topps CFL Ken Ploen 1960 Topps CFL 84 Ken Ploen Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Iowa Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975 Error card

Ploen's last name is misspelled "Pleon."
ex
1961 Fleer Jim Gibbons 1961 Fleer 82 Jim Gibbons Detroit Lions end Iowa

ex $2

nm $6

1961 Fleer Don Norton 1961 Fleer 158 Don Norton San Diego Chargers end Iowa

ex $2

nm $5

PSA 4
1961 Fleer Randy Duncan 1961 Fleer 200 Randy Duncan Dallas Texans quarterback Iowa College Hall of Fame 1997 Rookie card

The Green Bay Packers chose Duncan with the first overall pick in the 1959 NFL draft.

ex $2

nm $6


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