College Hall Of Fame Football Cards

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1952 Bowman Small Buddy Young 1952 Bowman Small 104 Buddy Young Dallas Texans halfback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1968

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1952 Bowman Small Art Weiner 1952 Bowman Small 114 Art Weiner Dallas Texans end North Carolina College Hall of Fame 1992

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PSA 8
1952 Bowman Small Jim Phelan 1952 Bowman Small 122 Jim Phelan Dallas Texans coach Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973

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1952 Bowman Small Eddie Price 1952 Bowman Small 123 Eddie Price New York Giants fullback Tulane College Hall of Fame 1982

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1952 Bowman Small Leo Nomellini 1952 Bowman Small 125 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, College Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969

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PSA 8
1952 Bowman Small Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Small 127 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card

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1952 Bowman Small Bob Williams 1952 Bowman Small 133 Bob Williams Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1988

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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."

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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.

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Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946
1952 Wheaties Tom Fears in Action 1952 Wheaties 3 Tom Fears in Action In 1949, Fears broke the NFL record for receptions in a season, with 77. In 1950, he broke it again, with 84.

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Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara College Hall of Fame 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970
1952 Wheaties Tom Fears Portrait 1952 Wheaties 4 Tom Fears Portrait Fears appeared in several movies; one was Two-Minute Warning.

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Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara College Hall of Fame 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970
1952 Wheaties Otto Graham in Action 1952 Wheaties 5 Otto Graham in Action In 1952, Graham led the NFL in attempts, completions, passing yards, touchdown passes, and interceptions.

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Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern Browns Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1952 Wheaties Otto Graham Portrait 1952 Wheaties 6 Otto Graham Portrait Graham played in the league championship game in each of the ten seasons he played in the AAFC and NFL.

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PSA 8, SGC 86
Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern Browns Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1953 Bowman Eddie LeBaron 1953 Bowman 1 Eddie LeBaron Washington Redskins quarterback Pacific College Hall of Fame 1980, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

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1953 Bowman Babe Parilli 1953 Bowman 3 Babe Parilli Green Bay Packers quarterback Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993

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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.

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1953 Bowman Norm Van Brocklin 1953 Bowman 11 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971

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1953 Bowman Bill McColl 1953 Bowman 12 Bill McColl Chicago Bears end Stanford College Hall of Fame 1973 McColl placed fourth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

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1953 Bowman Jerry Groom 1953 Bowman 13 Jerry Groom Chicago Cardinals center Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1994

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PSA 8
1953 Bowman Eddie Price 1953 Bowman 16 Eddie Price New York Giants fullback Tulane College Hall of Fame 1982

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1953 Bowman Charley Trippi 1953 Bowman 17 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968

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PSA 7, ex
1953 Bowman George Taliaferro 1953 Bowman 19 George Taliaferro Baltimore Colts halfback Indiana College Hall of Fame 1981

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BVG 7.5
1953 Bowman Charley Conerly 1953 Bowman 20 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi Giants Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1966

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1953 Bowman Bobby Layne 1953 Bowman 21 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

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1953 Bowman Elroy Hirsch 1953 Bowman 22 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan College Hall of Fame 1974, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 In 1953, Hirsch starred in Crazylegs, a movie about himself.

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1953 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1953 Bowman 24 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

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nm $105

PSA 9
1953 Bowman Kyle Rote 1953 Bowman 25 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 Rote had an 84-yard punt in the 1949 Cotton Bowl, still a Bowl Championship Series record. His SMU teammate, Doak Walker, had a 79-yard punt in the same game. Both punts were "quick kicks."

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PSA 7
1953 Bowman Otto Graham 1953 Bowman 26 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern Browns Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 The Browns have retired Graham's jersey number, 14. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.

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1953 Bowman Harry Gilmer 1953 Bowman 27 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993

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PSA 8, PSA 6
1953 Bowman Buddy Young 1953 Bowman 30 Buddy Young Baltimore Colts halfback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1968

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1953 Bowman Leon Hart 1953 Bowman 31 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

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PSA 7 oc
1953 Bowman Hugh McElhenny 1953 Bowman 32 Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers halfback Washington 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, College Hall of Fame 1981, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 McElhenny placed eighth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

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1953 Bowman Tom Fears 1953 Bowman 36 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara College Hall of Fame 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

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nm $90

1953 Bowman George Connor 1953 Bowman 37 George Connor Chicago Bears linebacker Holy Cross, Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1963, Outland Trophy 1946, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975

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nm $130

1953 Bowman Frank Gifford 1953 Bowman 43 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977

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nm $190

1953 Bowman Jack Scarbath 1953 Bowman 50 Jack Scarbath Washington Redskins quarterback Maryland College Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card

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1953 Bowman Harley Sewell 1953 Bowman 58 Harley Sewell Detroit Lions guard Texas College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card

1953 was Sewell's first year in the NFL, so this is a true rookie card.

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1953 Bowman Thurman McGraw 1953 Bowman 71 Thurman McGraw Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Colorado State College Hall of Fame 1981 McGraw was elected to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1971.

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PSA 9
1953 Bowman Pete Pihos 1953 Bowman 73 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

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1953 Bowman Pat Harder 1953 Bowman 81 Pat Harder Detroit Lions fullback, kicker Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1993

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1953 Bowman Leo Nomellini 1953 Bowman 88 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, College Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969

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nm $110

1953 Rams Team Issue Tom Fears 1953 Rams Team Issue 8 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara College Hall of Fame 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Fears was the first coach of the New Orleans Saints.

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1953 Rams Team Issue Elroy Hirsch 1953 Rams Team Issue 12 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan College Hall of Fame 1974, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Hirsch was second in the NFL in receiving yards in 1953, and he was voted first team All-Pro.

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1953 Rams Team Issue Bud McFadin 1953 Rams Team Issue 18 Bud McFadin Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Texas College Hall of Fame 1983 McFadin's first NFL playing time came in the Rams' 1952 playoff game against the Lions.

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1953 Rams Team Issue Norm Van Brocklin 1953 Rams Team Issue 33 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971 Van Brocklin made the Pro Bowl in 1953, his fourth of nine appearances.

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1953 Rams Team Issue Tank Younger 1953 Rams Team Issue 35 Tank Younger Los Angeles Rams fullback Grambling College Hall of Fame 2000 Younger had 8 rushing touchdowns in 1953, second in the NFL.

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