Penn State Alumni Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1948 Bowman||50||Charles Cherundolo||Pittsburgh Steelers||center, coach||Penn State||Steelers Legends Team||Rookie card
Before he passed away, Cherundolo had been the fourth-oldest living professional football player. He died at age 96.
|1948 Bowman||68||Bill Moore||Pittsburgh Steelers||guard||Penn State||Rookie card
Moore played three seasons in the NFL, 1947 to 1949, all with the Steelers.
|PSA 8, nm oc|
|1948 Leaf||2||Steve Suhey||Pittsburgh Steelers||guard||Penn State||College Hall of Fame 1985||Rookie card
Suhey played two seasons for the Steelers. His son, Matt, played fullback for ten seasons with the Chicago Bears. You can see a lot of Matt Suhey's cards on eBay.
|1948 Leaf||40||John Nolan||Boston Yanks||tackle||Holy Cross, Penn State||Rookie card||ex|
|1948 Leaf||69||Larry Joe||halfback||Penn State||Rookie card
Joe still holds the Penn State record for career kickoff return average. He played in just one pro game, for the AAFC's Buffalo Bills in 1949. See my Cups of Coffee page for cards of other players who appeared in exactly one NFL, AFL, or AAFC game.
|1948 Topps Magic Photos||10C||Steve Suhey||guard||Penn State||College Hall of Fame 1985||PSA 5|
|1948 Topps Magic Photos||1R||Wally Triplett||halfback||Penn State|
|1950 Bowman||49||Sam Tamburo||New York Yanks||end||Penn State||nm+|
|1950 Bowman||109||Wally Triplett||Detroit Lions||halfback||Penn State||Rookie card
Triplett averaged 73.5 yards per kickoff return in a game in 1950. That is still an NFL record.
|1950 Topps Felt Backs||70||Fran Rogel||fullback||Penn State||Rookie card
Rogel played eight seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, then played two years in Canada.
|1951 Bowman||24||Fran Rogel||Pittsburgh Steelers||fullback||Penn State|
|1951 Bowman||35||Chuck Drazenovich||Washington Redskins||defensive back||Penn State|
|1951 Topps Magic||25||Art Betts||end||Penn State|
|1953 Bowman||94||Chuck Drazenovich||Washington Redskins||defensive back||Penn State|
|1955 Bowman||80||Chuck Drazenovich||Washington Redskins||defensive back||Penn State|
|1955 Bowman||99||Fran Rogel||Pittsburgh Steelers||fullback||Penn State||Rogel is one of a handful of players who appeared on NFL, CFL, and AFL cards. See the others on my Cards in Three Leagues page.|
|1955 Topps All-American||33||Bob Higgins||end||Penn State||College Hall of Fame 1954|
|1956 Giants Team Issue||9||Roosevelt Grier||New York Giants||defensive tackle||Penn State||nm+|
|1956 Topps||15||Fran Rogel||Pittsburgh Steelers||fullback||Penn State||nm+|
|1956 Topps||37||Chuck Drazenovich||Washington Redskins||defensive back||Penn State|
|1956 Topps||60||Lenny Moore||Baltimore Colts||halfback||Penn State||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975||Rookie card
Moore was named the 1956 UPI NFL Rookie of the Year.
|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||63||Pittsburgh Steelers Team||Pittsburgh Steelers||This card pictures the 1955 Steelers team. For a larger version of the image on the card, see the 1955 Pittsburgh Steelers page at steelersuk.com.|
|1956 Topps||101||Roosevelt Grier||New York Giants||defensive tackle||Penn State||Rookie card|
|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.|