Minnesota Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1935 National Chicle Stan Kostka 1935 National Chicle 28 Stan Kostka Brooklyn Dodgers fullback, linebacker Minnesota, Oregon Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski 1935 National Chicle 34 Bronko Nagurski Chicago Bears fullback, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card
1948 Bowman Larry Olsonoski 1948 Bowman 2 Larry Olsonoski Green Bay Packers guard Minnesota Rookie card vg
1948 Bowman Bill Garnaas 1948 Bowman 90 Bill Garnaas Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Minnesota Rookie card, short print
1948 Bowman Bruce Smith 1948 Bowman 104 Bruce Smith Green Bay Packers halfback Minnesota Heisman Trophy 1941, College Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card PSA 6
1948 Leaf Leo Nomellini 1948 Leaf 52M Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Rookie card

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1948 Leaf 52R Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Rookie card

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1948 Leaf Clayton Tonnemaker 1948 Leaf 76 Clayton Tonnemaker center, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1980 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Billy Bye 1948 Leaf 81M Billy Bye halfback Minnesota Rookie card

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1948 Leaf Billy Bye 1948 Leaf 81R Billy Bye halfback Minnesota Rookie card

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1950 Bowman Dick Wildung 1950 Bowman 80 Dick Wildung Green Bay Packers guard, tackle Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1957, Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card exmt+
1950 Bowman Leo Nomellini 1950 Bowman 107 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Nomellini was also a professional wrestler. See his profile at the Online World of Wrestling. good
1950 Bowman Clayton Tonnemaker 1950 Bowman 118 Clayton Tonnemaker Green Bay Packers center, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1980 Tonnemaker placed seventh in voting for the 1949 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates. nm
1950 Bread for Health Labels Clayton Tonnemaker 1950 Bread for Health Labels 26 Clayton Tonnemaker Green Bay Packers center, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1980
1950 Topps Felt Backs Leo Nomellini 1950 Topps Felt Backs 62 Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1950 Topps Felt Backs Clayton Tonnemaker 1950 Topps Felt Backs 85 Clayton Tonnemaker center, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1980 Tonnemaker played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers.
1951 Bowman Gordon Soltau 1951 Bowman 67 Gordon Soltau San Francisco 49ers end, kicker Minnesota Rookie card

In a game against the Rams in 1951, Soltau scored 26 points on 3 touchdowns, 1 field goal, and 5 extra points. That was a 49ers record until Jerry Rice scored 30 points in a game in 1990.
1951 Bowman Dick Wildung 1951 Bowman 126 Dick Wildung Green Bay Packers guard, tackle Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1957, Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Wildung placed seventh in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1942. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1951 Bowman Leo Nomellini 1951 Bowman 140 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Nomellini was born in Lucca, Italy.
1951 Topps Magic Dick Gregory 1951 Topps Magic 54 Dick Gregory halfback Minnesota PSA 5
1952 Bowman Large Wayne Robinson 1952 Bowman Large 68 Wayne Robinson Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Minnesota ex
1952 Bowman Large Leo Nomellini 1952 Bowman Large 125 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1952 Bowman Large Gordon Soltau 1952 Bowman Large 141 Gordon Soltau San Francisco 49ers end, kicker Minnesota Soltau led the NFL in scoring in 1952 and 1953, with 94 points and 114 points, respectively.
1952 Bowman Small Wayne Robinson 1952 Bowman Small 68 Wayne Robinson Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Minnesota
1952 Bowman Small Leo Nomellini 1952 Bowman Small 125 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 PSA 8