Kentucky Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1956 Topps George Blanda 1956 Topps 11 George Blanda Chicago Bears quarterback, kicker Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981 PSA 8
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.
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.
1956 Topps Detroit Lions Team 1956 Topps 92 Detroit Lions Team Detroit Lions This card pictures the 1955 Lions team.
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.
1956 Topps Los Angeles Rams Team 1956 Topps 114 Los Angeles Rams Team Los Angeles Rams This card pictures the 1955 Los Angeles Rams team. One of the players, Jack Bighead, was with the Baltimore Colts until early in 1955, so he also appears on the Colts team card.
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. exmt
1957 Giants Team Issue Walt Yowarsky 1957 Giants Team Issue 35 Walt Yowarsky New York Giants end Kentucky exmt
1957 Topps George Blanda 1957 Topps 31 George Blanda Chicago Bears quarterback, kicker Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981
1957 Topps Steve Meilinger 1957 Topps 89 Steve Meilinger Washington Redskins end Kentucky College Hall of Fame 2013 Meilinger placed tenth in voting for the 1953 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates. PSA 7
1958 Topps Steve Meilinger 1958 Topps 33 Steve Meilinger Washington Redskins end Kentucky College Hall of Fame 2013 Meilinger played for the Green Bay Packers in 1958.
1958 Topps Walt Yowarsky 1958 Topps 101 Walt Yowarsky New York Giants end Kentucky Rookie card
1958 Topps Babe Parilli 1958 Topps 118 Babe Parilli Green Bay Packers quarterback Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993 Parilli married Priscilla Perkins, 1956 Miss Wisconsin USA, in 1958. There is a grainy picture of the happy couple in the June 22, 1958, Milwaukee Sentinel. Tony Canadeo was Parilli's best man. PSA 6, exmt
1958 Topps George Blanda 1958 Topps 129 George Blanda Chicago Bears quarterback, kicker Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981 exmt
1958 Topps CFL Dick Shatto 1958 Topps CFL 84 Dick Shatto Toronto Argonauts halfback Kentucky Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975
1959 Bell Brand Rams Lou Michaels 1959 Bell Brand Rams 18 Lou Michaels Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1992 Michaels was named the Southeast Conference's Player of the Year in 1957. PSA 8.5, fair
1959 Bell Brand Rams Bob Fry 1959 Bell Brand Rams 26 Bob Fry Los Angeles Rams tackle Kentucky Though he played ten seasons in the NFL and started in 119 games, Fry never appeared on a regular issue football card. PSA 4
1959 Topps Bob Gain 1959 Topps 77 Bob Gain Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Kentucky Outland Trophy 1950, College Hall of Fame 1980 Rookie card nm
1959 Topps Babe Parilli 1959 Topps 107 Babe Parilli Green Bay Packers quarterback Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993 PSA 6.5, nm
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.
1959 Topps CFL Bobby Cravens 1959 Topps CFL 51 Bobby Cravens Ottawa Rough Riders halfback Kentucky Error card

Cravens's name is misspelled "Gravens" on this card. His son's blog has a picture of Cravens in his Kentucky uniform.
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1959 Topps CFL Dick Shatto 1959 Topps CFL 63 Dick Shatto Toronto Argonauts halfback Kentucky Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975 nm+ oc
1959 Wheaties CFL Dick Shatto 1959 Wheaties CFL 39 Dick Shatto Toronto Argonauts halfback Kentucky Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975
1960 Bell Brand Rams Lou Michaels 1960 Bell Brand Rams 18 Lou Michaels Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1992 Michaels placed fourth in voting for the 1957 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates. PSA 6, PSA 5, SGC 50, vg
1960 Fleer George Blanda 1960 Fleer 58 George Blanda Houston Oilers quarterback, kicker Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981 nm-mt oc