College Hall Of Fame Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1950 Topps Felt Backs 39Y Jackie Jensen (yellow) Jensen placed fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1948. See the Gallery's page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
Jackie Jensen halfback California College Hall of Fame 1984
1950 Topps Felt Backs Charlie Justice 1950 Topps Felt Backs 40 Charlie Justice running back North Carolina Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1961 Justice finished second in voting for the Heisman Trophy in both 1948 and 1949. Doak Walker won the Heisman in 1948, and Leon Hart won it in 1949.
1950 Topps Felt Backs Jim Martin (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 52B Jim Martin (brown)
Jim Martin linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995
1950 Topps Felt Backs 52Y Jim Martin (yellow)
Jim Martin linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995
1950 Topps Felt Backs Leo Nomellini 1950 Topps Felt Backs 62 Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1950 Topps Felt Backs Joe Paterno 1950 Topps Felt Backs 64 Joe Paterno quarterback Brown College Hall of Fame 2007 Rookie card

Paterno never played professional football, but he played quarterback and defensive back at Brown University. He still shares the Brown record for career interceptions, with 14. He was the head coach at Penn State for 46 seasons, 1966 to 2011, and he holds the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record for most wins, with 409.
1950 Topps Felt Backs Darrell Royal (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 71B Darrell Royal (brown) Rookie card

Royal coached the Edmonton Eskimos for one season, 1953.
Darrell Royal quarterback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1983
1950 Topps Felt Backs Darrell Royal (yellow) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 71Y Darrell Royal (yellow) Rookie card

As a head coach at Mississippi State, Washington, and Texas, Royal had a record of 184-60-5.
Darrell Royal quarterback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1983
1950 Topps Felt Backs Emil Sitko (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 76B Emil Sitko (brown) Rookie card

Sitko played three seasons for the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Cardinals.
Emil Sitko halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1984
1950 Topps Felt Backs 76Y Emil Sitko (yellow) Rookie card
Emil Sitko halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1984
1950 Topps Felt Backs Clayton Tonnemaker 1950 Topps Felt Backs 85 Clayton Tonnemaker center, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1980 Tonnemaker played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers.
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.
Doak Walker halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1950 Topps Felt Backs 92Y Doak Walker (yellow) Walker scored all of the Lions' 24 points in a win against the Packers in November 1950.
Doak Walker halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1950 Topps Felt Backs Art Weiner 1950 Topps Felt Backs 94 Art Weiner end North Carolina College Hall of Fame 1992 Weiner played one season for the NFL's New York Yanks.
1950 Topps Felt Backs Froggy Williams 1950 Topps Felt Backs 96 Froggy Williams end Rice College Hall of Fame 1965 Williams, Bill Burkhalter, and Joe Watson were the MVPs of the January 1, 1950, Cotton Bowl Classic.
1951 Berk Ross Leon Hart 1951 Berk Ross 1-14 Leon Hart fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973
1951 Berk Ross Jim Martin 1951 Berk Ross 1-15 Jim Martin linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995
1951 Berk Ross Doak Walker 1951 Berk Ross 2-14 Doak Walker halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Hockey player Jack Stewart's card was attached to right side of Walker's.
1951 Berk Ross Emil Sitko 1951 Berk Ross 2-15 Emil Sitko halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1984 vg
1951 Berk Ross Rodney Franz 1951 Berk Ross 3-15 Rodney Franz guard California College Hall of Fame 1977
1951 Berk Ross Arnold Galiffa 1951 Berk Ross 4-14 Arnold Galiffa quarterback Army College Hall of Fame 1983 Galiffa placed fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1949. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1951 Berk Ross Charlie Justice 1951 Berk Ross 4-15 Charlie Justice running back North Carolina Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1961 The University of North Carolina has retired Justice's jersey number, 22. PSA 8
1951 Bowman Weldon Humble 1951 Bowman 1 Weldon Humble Cleveland Browns guard Rice, Louisiana-Lafayette College Hall of Fame 1961
1951 Bowman Otto Graham 1951 Bowman 2 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Graham finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1943, behind Angelo Bertelli and Bob Odell.
1951 Bowman Norm Van Brocklin 1951 Bowman 4 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Rookie card SGC 96