Penn State Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1948 Bowman Charles Cherundolo 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.
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1948 Bowman Bill Moore 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.
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1948 Leaf Steve Suhey 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 John Nolan 1948 Leaf 40 John Nolan Boston Yanks tackle Holy Cross, Penn State Rookie card ex
1948 Leaf Larry Joe 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 Steve Suhey 1948 Topps Magic Photos 10C Steve Suhey guard Penn State College Hall of Fame 1985 PSA 5
1948 Topps Magic Photos Wally Triplett 1948 Topps Magic Photos 1R Wally Triplett halfback Penn State
1950 Bowman Sam Tamburo 1950 Bowman 49 Sam Tamburo New York Yanks end Penn State nm+
1950 Bowman Wally Triplett 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 Fran Rogel 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 Fran Rogel 1951 Bowman 24 Fran Rogel Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Penn State
1951 Bowman Chuck Drazenovich 1951 Bowman 35 Chuck Drazenovich Washington Redskins defensive back Penn State
1951 Topps Magic Art Betts 1951 Topps Magic 25 Art Betts end Penn State
1953 Bowman Chuck Drazenovich 1953 Bowman 94 Chuck Drazenovich Washington Redskins defensive back Penn State
1955 Bowman Chuck Drazenovich 1955 Bowman 80 Chuck Drazenovich Washington Redskins defensive back Penn State
1955 Bowman Fran Rogel 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 Bob Higgins 1955 Topps All-American 33 Bob Higgins end Penn State College Hall of Fame 1954
1956 Giants Team Issue Roosevelt Grier 1956 Giants Team Issue 9 Roosevelt Grier New York Giants defensive tackle Penn State nm+
1956 Topps Fran Rogel 1956 Topps 15 Fran Rogel Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Penn State nm+
1956 Topps Chuck Drazenovich 1956 Topps 37 Chuck Drazenovich Washington Redskins defensive back Penn State
1956 Topps Lenny Moore 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 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.
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1956 Topps Pittsburgh Steelers Team 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 Roosevelt Grier 1956 Topps 101 Roosevelt Grier New York Giants defensive tackle Penn State Rookie card PSA 3
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.