USC Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1953 Bowman John Williams 1953 Bowman 87 John Williams Washington Redskins halfback, defensive back USC Rookie card

Williams scored three non-offensive touchdowns in 1952, tying fellow rookie Ollie Matson for the NFL lead. He scored two touchdowns on punt returns and one on an interception.
1953 Rams Team Issue Rudy Bukich 1953 Rams Team Issue 4 Rudy Bukich Los Angeles Rams quarterback USC 1953 was Bukich's rookie year. He was the MVP of the 1953 Rose Bowl, a 7-0 win over Wisconsin. ex
1954 Blue Ribbon Lowell Wagner 1954 Blue Ribbon 60 Lowell Wagner Calgary Stampeders back USC
1954 Bowman Frank Gifford 1954 Bowman 55 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 vg-ex
1954 Bowman Al Carmichael 1954 Bowman 115 Al Carmichael Green Bay Packers halfback USC Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card
1954 Rams Team Issue Don Doll 1954 Rams Team Issue 5 Don Doll Los Angeles Rams defensive back USC Doll retired after the 1954 season. He had 41 career interceptions, an NFL record at the time. He is the only NFL player to have 3 seasons with 10 or more interceptions.
1955 Bowman Lindon Crow 1955 Bowman 5 Lindon Crow Chicago Cardinals defensive back USC Rookie card
1955 Bowman Frank Gifford 1955 Bowman 7 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 PSA 8, vg
1955 Bowman Volney Peters 1955 Bowman 17 Volney Peters Washington Redskins tackle USC Rookie card PSA 7
1955 Bowman Charlie Ane 1955 Bowman 59 Charlie Ane Detroit Lions center, tackle USC Rookie card

Ane played for the Lions from 1953 to 1959. He was elected to the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
1955 Bowman Al Carmichael 1955 Bowman 102 Al Carmichael Green Bay Packers halfback USC Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Carmichael scored the only touchdown in the 1953 Rose Bowl. USC beat Wisconsin, 7-0. SGC 88, exmt
1955 Topps All-American Erny Pinckert 1955 Topps All-American 4 Erny Pinckert halfback USC College Hall of Fame 1957 PSA 8 oc, ex
1955 Topps All-American Aaron Rosenberg 1955 Topps All-American 13 Aaron Rosenberg guard USC College Hall of Fame 1966 Rosenberg became a movie producer. One of his movies, Mutiny on the Bounty, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. BVG 7
1955 Topps All-American Cotton Warburton 1955 Topps All-American 81 Cotton Warburton quarterback USC College Hall of Fame 1975 Warburton became a film editor; he received an Academy Award for his work on Mary Poppins in 1964. PSA 8
1956 Giants Team Issue Frank Gifford 1956 Giants Team Issue 8 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 exmt
1956 Parkhurst Aramis Dandoy 1956 Parkhurst 25 Aramis Dandoy Calgary Stampeders halfback USC Dandoy still holds the Rose Bowl record for longest punt return. He returned a punt for 86 yards and a touchdown against Ohio State in 1955.
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 Chicago Cardinals Team 1956 Topps 22 Chicago Cardinals Team Chicago Cardinals Short print

This card pictures the 1955 Chicago Cardinals team.
1956 Topps San Francisco 49ers Team 1956 Topps 26 San Francisco 49ers Team San Francisco 49ers This card pictures the 1955 49ers team. Most of the players on the card also appeared on 1955 49ers Team Issue Photos.
1956 Topps Frank Gifford 1956 Topps 53 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977
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.
1956 Topps Volney Peters 1956 Topps 73 Volney Peters Washington Redskins tackle USC Short print 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.
1956 Topps Al Carmichael 1956 Topps 115 Al Carmichael Green Bay Packers halfback USC Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Carmichael returned a kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown in 1956. That was a new NFL record; it was not broken until Ellis Hobbs returned a kick 108 yards in 2007. nm