Cardinals Ring Of Honor Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1926 Spalding Champions Ernie Nevers 1926 Spalding Champions 10 Ernie Nevers fullback Stanford College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Pre-rookie card

For more pre-rookie cards, see my pre-rookie card page.
1948 Bowman Charley Trippi 1948 Bowman 17 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card

The Chicago Cardinals chose Trippi with the first overall pick in the 1945 NFL draft.
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1948 Bowman Marshall Goldberg 1948 Bowman 81 Marshall Goldberg Chicago Cardinals halfback Pittsburgh College Hall of Fame 1958, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card, short print

Goldberg finished third in voting for the 1937 Heisman Trophy and second in 1938.
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1948-52 Exhibit Ollie Matson 1948-52 Exhibit 32 Ollie Matson fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006
1948-52 Exhibit Charley Trippi 1948-52 Exhibit 50 Charley Trippi halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Trippi had the NFL's best rushing average in 1948: 5.4 yards per carry.
1948 Kelloggs Pep Charley Trippi 1948 Kelloggs Pep 4cor Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Trippi finished second in voting for the 1946 Heisman Trophy, behind Glenn Davis.
1948 Kelloggs Pep Charley Trippi 1948 Kelloggs Pep 4err Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Error card

Trippi's image is reversed in this photo. See the Gallery's page of football cards with reversed images.
1948 Leaf Charley Trippi 1948 Leaf 29 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card

Trippi played one season of minor league baseball before starting his NFL career.
1949 Leaf Charley Trippi 1949 Leaf 16 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006
1950 Bowman Charley Trippi 1950 Bowman 129 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 exmt
1950 Bread for Health Labels Charley Trippi 1950 Bread for Health Labels 27 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006
1951 Bowman Charley Trippi 1951 Bowman 137 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 vg
1952 Bowman Large Charley Trippi 1952 Bowman Large 12 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 PSA 9
1952 Bowman Large Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Large 127 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Small Charley Trippi 1952 Bowman Small 12 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006
1952 Bowman Small Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Small 127 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card

Matson scored three non-offensive touchdowns in 1952, tying fellow rookie John Williams for the NFL lead. He scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns and one on a fumble return.
1953 Bowman Charley Trippi 1953 Bowman 17 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 PSA 7, ex
1953 Rams Team Issue Dick Lane 1953 Rams Team Issue 15 Dick Lane Los Angeles Rams defensive back Scottsbluff Junior College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Pre-rookie card

Lane had 14 interceptions in 1953, still the NFL record. Despite this, he did not appear on a regular-issue football card until 1957.
1954 Bowman Ollie Matson 1954 Bowman 12 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Matson placed ninth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1954 Bowman Charley Trippi 1954 Bowman 60 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 exmt
1955 Bowman Ollie Matson 1955 Bowman 25 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Matson won two medals in track in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. See my page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards. PSA 7, PSA 6
1955 Bowman Charley Trippi 1955 Bowman 139 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 ex
1955 Topps All-American Ernie Nevers 1955 Topps All-American 56 Ernie Nevers fullback Stanford College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card
1955 Topps All-American Marshall Goldberg 1955 Topps All-American 89 Marshall Goldberg halfback Pittsburgh College Hall of Fame 1958, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Goldberg is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979 and 2008. See my Almost Hall of Famers page. BVG 8
1956 Topps Chicago Cardinals Team 1956 Topps 22 Chicago Cardinals Team Chicago Cardinals Short print

This card pictures the 1955 Chicago Cardinals team.