Northwestern Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1935 National Chicle Pug Rentner 1935 National Chicle 6 Pug Rentner Boston Redskins back Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Luke Johnsos 1935 National Chicle 35 Luke Johnsos Chicago Bears end Northwestern Rookie card
1946 Sears Browns Otto Graham 1946 Sears Browns 5 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Pre-rookie card, error card

"Quarterback" is misspelled "Quaterback" on this card.
1948 Bowman Bill DeCorrevont 1948 Bowman 5 Bill DeCorrevont Chicago Cardinals halfback Northwestern Rookie card PSA 8, exmt oc
1948-52 Exhibit Otto Graham 1948-52 Exhibit 18 Otto Graham quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 According to his biography at ottograham.net, Graham weighed 14 pounds, 12 ounces at birth--then an Illinois state record for a boy.
1948 Leaf Alex Sarkisian 1948 Leaf 59 Alex Sarkisian center Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1998 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Frank Aschenbrenner 1948 Leaf 93 Frank Aschenbrenner halfback Marquette, Northwestern Rookie card

Aschenbrenner played one season for the AAFC's Chicago Rockets and one season for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
1948 Topps Magic Photos Northwestern 1948 Topps Magic Photos 3R Northwestern Northwestern
1950 Bowman Otto Graham 1950 Bowman 45 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card

Graham won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1943.
PSA 7 mc, PSA 6
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.
PSA 6
1950 Bread for Health Labels Otto Graham 1950 Bread for Health Labels 10 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Graham was the MVP of the 1951 Pro Bowl (played after the 1950 season).
1950 Topps Felt Backs Don Burson 1950 Topps Felt Backs 10 Don Burson quarterback Northwestern
1950 Topps Felt Backs Steve Sawle 1950 Topps Felt Backs 72 Steve Sawle tackle Northwestern
1951 Bowman Otto Graham 1951 Bowman 2 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Graham finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1943, behind Angelo Bertelli and Bob Odell.
1951 Topps Magic Don McRae 1951 Topps Magic 49 Don McRae guard Northwestern PSA 6
1952 Bowman Large Otto Graham 1952 Bowman Large 2 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1952 Bowman Large Dick Alban 1952 Bowman Large 100 Dick Alban Washington Redskins defensive back Northwestern Short print
1952 Bowman Small Otto Graham 1952 Bowman Small 2 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 PSA 3
1952 Bowman Small Dick Alban 1952 Bowman Small 100 Dick Alban Washington Redskins defensive back Northwestern Alban was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
1952 Wheaties Otto Graham in Action 1952 Wheaties 5 Otto Graham in Action In 1952, Graham led the NFL in attempts, completions, passing yards, touchdown passes, and interceptions.
Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1952 Wheaties Otto Graham Portrait 1952 Wheaties 6 Otto Graham Portrait Graham played in the league championship game in each of the ten seasons he played in the AAFC and NFL. PSA 8, SGC 86
Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1953 Bowman Otto Graham 1953 Bowman 26 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 The Browns have retired Graham's jersey number, 14. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.
1953 Bowman Dick Alban 1953 Bowman 68 Dick Alban Washington Redskins defensive back Northwestern
1953 Bowman Don Stonesifer 1953 Bowman 86 Don Stonesifer Chicago Cardinals end Northwestern
1954 Bowman Ray Wietecha 1954 Bowman 31 Ray Wietecha New York Giants center Northwestern, Michigan State Rookie card exmt