SMU Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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."
1954 Bowman Kyle Rote 1954 Bowman 7 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 nm
1954 Bowman Doak Walker 1954 Bowman 41 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, 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.
1955 Bowman Doak Walker 1955 Bowman 1 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1955, with 96 points.
1955 Bowman Kyle Rote 1955 Bowman 137 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 PSA 7
1955 Bowman Jerry Norton 1955 Bowman 155 Jerry Norton Philadelphia Eagles defensive back, punter SMU Rookie card PSA 8, exmt
1955 Topps All-American Bob Wilson 1955 Topps All-American 71 Bob Wilson halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1973
1956 Giants Team Issue Kyle Rote 1956 Giants Team Issue 24 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 Rote played minor league baseball for the Corpus Christi Aces in 1951. ex
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. PSA 7
1956 Topps Kyle Rote 1956 Topps 29 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964
1956 Topps Philadelphia Eagles Team 1956 Topps 40 Philadelphia Eagles Team Philadelphia Eagles This card pictures the 1955 Philadelphia Eagles team.
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.
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.
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 Bill Forester 1956 Topps 79 Bill Forester Green Bay Packers linebacker SMU Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card SGC 88, exmt
1956 Topps Detroit Lions Team 1956 Topps 92 Detroit Lions Team Detroit Lions This card pictures the 1955 Lions team.
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.
1957 49ers Team Issue Val Joe Walker 1957 49ers Team Issue 41 Val Joe Walker San Francisco 49ers defensive back SMU ex
1957 Giants Team Issue Kyle Rote 1957 Giants Team Issue 24 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 nm
1957 Topps Kyle Rote 1957 Topps 59 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964
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. exmt
1957 Topps Raymond Berry 1957 Topps 94 Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts end SMU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card PSA 5, PSA 4 mk
1958 Topps Jerry Norton 1958 Topps 40 Jerry Norton Philadelphia Eagles defensive back, punter SMU exmt
1958 Topps San Francisco 49ers Team 1958 Topps 41 San Francisco 49ers Team San Francisco 49ers This card pictures the 1957 49ers team. You can see a much larger copy of this image on this Falstaff beer ad. Most of the players in the photo appear on 1957 49ers Team Issue photos. nm
1958 Topps Don McIlhenny 1958 Topps 71 Don McIlhenny Green Bay Packers halfback SMU Rookie card PSA 8.5, vg