Washington State Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1935 National Chicle Turk Edwards 1935 National Chicle 11 Turk Edwards Boston Redskins tackle Washington State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Phil Sarboe 1935 National Chicle 14 Phil Sarboe Chicago Cardinals tailback Washington State Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Sorboe."
1950 Topps Felt Backs Frank Mataya 1950 Topps Felt Backs 53 Frank Mataya quarterback Washington State
1951 Bowman Don Paul 1951 Bowman 30 Don Paul Chicago Cardinals defensive back, running back Washington State SGC 84
1951 Bowman Jerome Williams 1951 Bowman 114 Jerome Williams Los Angeles Rams halfback Washington State, Idaho
1951 Bowman Fran Polsfoot 1951 Bowman 136 Fran Polsfoot Chicago Cardinals end Washington State Rookie card

Polsfoot was the NFL's 3rd-leading receiver in 1951, with 796 yards.
1952 Bowman Large Laurie Niemi 1952 Bowman Large 6 Laurie Niemi Washington Redskins tackle Washington State
1952 Bowman Large Don Paul 1952 Bowman Large 103 Don Paul Chicago Cardinals defensive back, running back Washington State
1952 Bowman Small Laurie Niemi 1952 Bowman Small 6 Laurie Niemi Washington Redskins tackle Washington State
1952 Bowman Small Don Paul 1952 Bowman Small 103 Don Paul Chicago Cardinals defensive back, running back Washington State
1953 Bowman Fran Polsfoot 1953 Bowman 7 Fran Polsfoot Chicago Cardinals end Washington State
1953 Bowman Don Paul 1953 Bowman 90 Don Paul Chicago Cardinals defensive back, running back Washington State
1953 Rams Team Issue Harland Svare 1953 Rams Team Issue 28 Harland Svare Los Angeles Rams linebacker, coach Washington State 1953 was Svare's rookie season; he played 8 seasons for the Rams and Giants.
1954 Bowman Laurie Niemi 1954 Bowman 63 Laurie Niemi Washington Redskins tackle Washington State PSA 7
1954 Bowman Jerome Williams 1954 Bowman 104 Jerome Williams Philadelphia Eagles halfback Washington State, Idaho Williams had the NFL's longest pass reception in 1954, an 84-yarder. PSA 7
1954 Rams Team Issue Harland Svare 1954 Rams Team Issue 27 Harland Svare Los Angeles Rams linebacker, coach Washington State vg
1955 Topps All-American Mel Hein 1955 Topps All-American 28 Mel Hein center Washington State College Hall of Fame 1954, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card PSA 8, BVG 8, PSA 6
1955 Topps All-American Turk Edwards 1955 Topps All-American 36 Turk Edwards tackle Washington State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1975
1956 Giants Team Issue Harland Svare 1956 Giants Team Issue 28 Harland Svare New York Giants linebacker, coach Washington State nm
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 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 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 Giants Team Issue Harland Svare 1957 Giants Team Issue 28 Harland Svare New York Giants linebacker, coach Washington State exmt
1957 Topps Torgy Torgeson 1957 Topps 12 Torgy Torgeson Washington Redskins linebacker, coach Washington State Rookie card nm oc
1957 Topps Don Paul 1957 Topps 114 Don Paul Cleveland Browns defensive back, running back Washington State This is the only Browns card in the 1957 Topps set that has an orange background behind the player. See the Gallery's "Not Like the Others" page. exmt