SMU Alumni Football Cards

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1948 Bowman John Clement 1948 Bowman 86 John Clement Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback SMU Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 6
1948 Leaf Doak Walker 1948 Leaf 4 Doak Walker halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Walker was the second player to win the Heisman Trophy as a junior. The first was Army's Doc Blanchard. Notre Dame's Leon Hart won the Heisman in Walker's senior year, 1949.

vg $75

ex $300

nm $800

1948 Leaf Billy Dewell 1948 Leaf 39 Billy Dewell Chicago Cardinals end SMU Rookie card

vg $15

ex $20

nm $150

1948 Leaf John Clement 1948 Leaf 47 John Clement Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback SMU Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Bob Folsom 1948 Leaf 56 Bob Folsom end SMU, Army Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1949 Leaf Billy Dewell 1949 Leaf 10 Billy Dewell Chicago Cardinals end SMU

ex $16

nm $70

1950 Bowman Doak Walker 1950 Bowman 1 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1950, with 128 points. He was the 1950 rookie of the year.

ex $30

nm $155

1950 Bowman Billy Dewell 1950 Bowman 22 Billy Dewell Chicago Cardinals end SMU

ex $8

nm $26

nm
1950 Topps Felt Backs Dick McKissack (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 55B Dick McKissack (brown) McKissack played in one NFL game, for the Dallas Texans in 1952. See my Cups of Coffee page for cards of other players who appeared in exactly one NFL, AFL, or AAFC game.

nm $200

Dick McKissack fullback SMU
1950 Topps Felt Backs Dick McKissack (yellow) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 55Y Dick McKissack (yellow)

nm $75

Dick McKissack fullback SMU
1950 Topps Felt Backs Doak Walker (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 92B Doak Walker (brown) The price guides assign a higher value to the yellow variation, but the brown variation is actually scarcer.

nm $1500

Doak Walker halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1950 Topps Felt Backs 92Y Doak Walker (yellow)

nm $700

Doak Walker halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1951 Berk Ross Doak Walker 1951 Berk Ross 2-14 Doak Walker halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Hockey player Jack Stewart's card was attached to right side of Walker's.

ex $15

nm $40

nm-mt $60

1951 Bowman Doak Walker 1951 Bowman 25 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker and Bobby Layne were teammates at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas.

ex $20

nm $75

1951 Topps Magic Dick Hightower 1951 Topps Magic 51 Dick Hightower center SMU

nm $142

1952 Bowman Large Doak Walker 1952 Bowman Large 3 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 The Lions have retired Walker's jersey number, 37. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.

ex $30

nm $120

1952 Bowman Large Kyle Rote 1952 Bowman Large 28 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 Rookie card, short print

The Giants chose Rote with the first overall pick in the 1951 NFL draft.

ex $30

nm $130

1952 Bowman Large Fred Benners 1952 Bowman Large 93 Fred Benners New York Giants quarterback Sewanee, SMU

ex $14

nm $50

PSA 8
1952 Bowman Small Doak Walker 1952 Bowman Small 3 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker was an MVP of the Cotton Bowl game in both 1948 and 1949. He was a member of the inaugural class of the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.

ex $20

nm $65

1952 Bowman Small Kyle Rote 1952 Bowman Small 28 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 Rookie card

Rote finished second in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1950, behind Vic Janowicz.

ex $12

nm $30

1952 Bowman Small 93 Fred Benners New York Giants quarterback Sewanee, SMU

ex $12

nm $50

1952 Wheaties Doak Walker in Action 1952 Wheaties 9 Doak Walker in Action Walker missed five games because of an injury in 1952. It was the only season he did not make the Pro Bowl.

nm $20

nm-mt $40

mint $80

SGC 84
Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1952 Wheaties Doak Walker Portrait 1952 Wheaties 10 Doak Walker Portrait Walker had a 79-yard quick-kick punt in the 1949 Cotton Bowl. His SMU teammate, Kyle Rote, had a 84-yard quick-kick in the same game.

nm $25

nm-mt $50

mint $100

Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1953 Bowman Doak Walker 1953 Bowman 6 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker was a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1976. He was finally inducted in 1986.

ex $24

nm $100

1953 Bowman Kyle Rote 1953 Bowman 25 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 Rote had an 84-yard punt in the 1949 Cotton Bowl, still a Bowl Championship Series record. His SMU teammate, Doak Walker, had a 79-yard punt in the same game. Both punts were "quick kicks."

ex $12

nm $95

PSA 7
1954 Bowman Kyle Rote 1954 Bowman 7 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964

ex $7

nm $22

1954 Bowman Doak Walker 1954 Bowman 41 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Since 1990, the Doak Walker Award has been given each year to the nation's premier college running back.

ex $9

nm $30

1955 Bowman Doak Walker 1955 Bowman 1 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1955, with 96 points.

ex $7

nm $20

1955 Bowman Kyle Rote 1955 Bowman 137 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964

ex $5

nm $34

PSA 7, PSA 6, PSA 3, vg
1955 Bowman Jerry Norton 1955 Bowman 155 Jerry Norton Philadelphia Eagles defensive back SMU Rookie card

ex $5

nm $16

PSA 8, exmt
1955 Topps All-American Bob Wilson 1955 Topps All-American 71 Bob Wilson halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1973

vg $5

ex $10

nm $34

PSA 7, nm-mt oc
1956 Topps Green Bay Packers Team 1956 Topps 7 Green Bay Packers Team Green Bay Packers This card pictures the 1955 Packers team. The team photo includes Deral Teteak, a member of the Packers Hall of Fame who never appeared on a card of his own.

ex $7

nm $18

PSA 6, ex+
1956 Topps Kyle Rote 1956 Topps 29 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964

ex $7

nm $16

1956 Topps Philadelphia Eagles Team 1956 Topps 40 Philadelphia Eagles Team Philadelphia Eagles This card pictures the 1955 Philadelphia Eagles team.

ex $7

nm $18

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.

ex $7

nm $20

exmt
1956 Topps Baltimore Colts Team 1956 Topps 48 Baltimore Colts Team Baltimore Colts This card pictures the 1955 Baltimore Colts team. Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula is in the front row. Leroy Vaughn, father of major league baseball's Mo Vaughn, is in the back row.

ex $7

nm $16

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.

ex $7

nm $24

1956 Topps Bill Forester 1956 Topps 79 Bill Forester Green Bay Packers linebacker SMU Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

ex $5

nm $14

PSA 7, exmt
1956 Topps Detroit Lions Team 1956 Topps 92 Detroit Lions Team Detroit Lions This card pictures the 1955 Lions team.

ex $7

nm $24

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.

ex $7

nm $20

1957 49ers Team Issue Val Joe Walker 1957 49ers Team Issue 41 Val Joe Walker San Francisco 49ers defensive back SMU ex
1957 Topps Kyle Rote 1957 Topps 59 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964

ex $6

nm $20

1957 Topps Bill Forester 1957 Topps 69 Bill Forester Green Bay Packers linebacker SMU Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Forester's brother Herschel played for the Cleveland Browns from 1954 to 1957. He appeared on the 1956 Topps Cleveland Browns team card.

ex $3

nm $8

exmt
1957 Topps Raymond Berry 1957 Topps 94 Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts end SMU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card

ex $75

nm $225

1958 Topps Jerry Norton 1958 Topps 40 Jerry Norton Philadelphia Eagles defensive back SMU

ex $3

nm $13

nm
1958 Topps Don McIlhenny 1958 Topps 71 Don McIlhenny Green Bay Packers halfback SMU Rookie card

ex $3

nm $12

ex
1958 Topps Baltimore Colts Team 1958 Topps 110 Baltimore Colts Team Baltimore Colts The picture on this card was taken in 1957, but before the team's roster was final. Some of the players in the photo were drafted by the Colts in 1957, but they did not play in the regular season.

ex $4

nm $17

ex+
1958 Topps Raymond Berry 1958 Topps 120 Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts end SMU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973 Berry caught 12 passes for 178 yards in the 1958 NFL Championship game. The Colts beat the New York Giants in overtime, 23-17.

ex $10

nm $25

1958 Topps CFL Willard Dewveall 1958 Topps CFL 23 Willard Dewveall Winnipeg Blue Bombers end SMU Dewveall played just one season for Winnipeg, 1958. He then played six seasons in the U.S.: two with the NFL's Chicago Bears and four with the AFL's Houston Oilers.

nm $10

1958 Topps CFL Jerry Cornelison 1958 Topps CFL 58 Jerry Cornelison Saskatchewan Roughriders guard SMU

nm $10


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