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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 Lujack 1948 Bowman 3 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Rookie card, short print

ex $125

nm $390

1948 Bowman Leslie Horvath 1948 Bowman 71 Leslie Horvath Los Angeles Rams halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1969, Heisman Trophy 1944 Rookie card

ex $30

nm $80

vg
1948 Bowman Bruce Smith 1948 Bowman 104 Bruce Smith Green Bay Packers halfback Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1972, Heisman Trophy 1941 Rookie card

ex $30

nm $65

1948-52 Exhibit Glenn Davis 1948-52 Exhibit 12 Glenn Davis halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946
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 John Lujack 1948 Leaf 13C John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Rookie card

vg $15

ex $50

nm $250

1948 Leaf John Lujack 1948 Leaf 13E John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Jonny."

vg $100

ex $350

nm $1500

1948 Leaf Leon Hart 1948 Leaf 91 Leon Hart fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949 Rookie card

vg $100

ex $300

nm $1500

1949 Leaf John Lujack 1949 Leaf 56 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Lujack finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1946, behind Glenn Davis. Lujack won the Heisman in 1947.

ex $40

nm $110

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 Glenn Davis 1950 Bowman 16 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946 Rookie card

Davis finished second in Heisman voting in 1944, second in 1945, and first in 1946. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $25

nm $70

1950 Bowman John Lujack 1950 Bowman 26 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947

ex $25

nm $75

1950 Bowman Leon Hart 1950 Bowman 38 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $15

nm $46

1950 Bread for Health Labels Glenn Davis 1950 Bread for Health Labels 6 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946

vg $200

ex $400

1950 Bread for Health Labels John Lujack 1950 Bread for Health Labels 14 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947

vg $300

ex $600

1950 Topps Felt Backs Leon Hart (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 35B Leon Hart (brown)

nm $800

Leon Hart fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949
1950 Topps Felt Backs 35Y Leon Hart (yellow)

nm $400

Leon Hart fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949
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 Leon Hart 1951 Berk Ross 1-14 Leon Hart fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $10

nm $22

nm-mt $35

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 John Lujack 1951 Bowman 15 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947

ex $18

nm $65

PSA 8
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 Bowman Leon Hart 1951 Bowman 26 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $10

nm $35

1951 Bowman Glenn Davis 1951 Bowman 42 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946

ex $9

nm $35

1951 Topps Magic Vic Janowicz 1951 Topps Magic 10 Vic Janowicz halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1950 Rookie card

nm $1000

PSA 5
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 Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Large 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $10

nm $60

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 Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Small 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $12

nm $35

BVG 7.5, PSA 7
1952 Wheaties Glenn Davis in Action 1952 Wheaties 1 Glenn Davis in Action Davis was nicknamed "Mr. Outside" at Army; his teammate, Doc Blanchard, was nicknamed "Mr. Inside."

nm $15

nm-mt $30

mint $60

Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946
1952 Wheaties Glenn Davis Portrait 1952 Wheaties 2 Glenn Davis Portrait Davis did not play in 1952; a knee injury had ended his career.

nm $20

nm-mt $40

mint $80

Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946
1952 Wheaties John Lujack in Action 1952 Wheaties 7 John Lujack in Action Lujack set an NFL record with 468 passing yards in a game in 1949.

nm $20

nm-mt $40

mint $80

John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947
1952 Wheaties John Lujack Portrait 1952 Wheaties 8 John Lujack Portrait Lujack did not play in 1952; he retired after an injury in the 1951 season.

nm $25

nm-mt $50

mint $100

John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947
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 Leon Hart 1953 Bowman 31 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $20

nm $115

PSA 7 oc
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

1954 Bowman Leon Hart 1954 Bowman 112 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $5

nm $16

1954 Bowman John Lattner 1954 Bowman 128 John Lattner Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1953 Rookie card

Lattner placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1952, and he won it in 1953. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $25

nm $110

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

PSA 5
1955 Bowman Alan Ameche 1955 Bowman 8 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954 Rookie card, error card

Heisman is misspelled on back.

ex $10

nm $35

PSA 8.5, good
1955 Bowman Leon Hart 1955 Bowman 19 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $5

nm $12

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Vic Janowicz 1955 Bowman 133 Vic Janowicz Washington Redskins halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1950 Janowicz was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.

ex $5

nm $16

PSA 8
1955 Topps All-American Nile Kinnick 1955 Topps All-American 6 Nile Kinnick halfback Iowa College Hall of Fame 1951, Heisman Trophy 1939 Rookie card, error card

Kinnick died in a plane crash in World War II. His name is misspelled "Niles" on this card.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $55

1955 Topps All-American Bruce Smith 1955 Topps All-American 19 Bruce Smith halfback Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1972, Heisman Trophy 1941

vg $7

ex $15

nm $40

1955 Topps All-American Dick Kazmaier 1955 Topps All-American 23 Dick Kazmaier quarterback Princeton College Hall of Fame 1966, Heisman Trophy 1951 Rookie card

vg $12

ex $24

nm $70

PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Topps All-American Larry Kelley 1955 Topps All-American 26 Larry Kelley end Yale College Hall of Fame 1969, Heisman Trophy 1936 Rookie card

vg $12

ex $24

nm $55

PSA 9, nm
1955 Topps All-American Davey O 1955 Topps All-American 34 Davey O'Brien quarterback TCU College Hall of Fame 1955, Heisman Trophy 1938 Rookie card

O'Brien played two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1939, his rookie year, he broke Sammy Baugh's NFL record for most yards passing in a season. According to his page on the Heisman Trophy web site, he retired to become an FBI agent.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $55

BVG 8

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