College Hall Of Fame Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1955 Topps All-American||13||Aaron Rosenberg||guard||USC||College Hall of Fame 1966||Rosenberg became a movie producer. One of his movies, Mutiny on the Bounty, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.||BVG 7, nm oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||14cor||Gaynell Tinsley||end||LSU||College Hall of Fame 1956||SGC 88|
|1955 Topps All-American||14err||Gaynell Tinsley||end||LSU||College Hall of Fame 1956||Error card
Back of card has Byron White's bio.
|1955 Topps All-American||15||Eddie Kaw||halfback||Cornell||College Hall of Fame 1954|
|1955 Topps All-American||16||Knute Rockne||coach, end||Notre Dame||College Hall of Fame 1951|
|1955 Topps All-American||17||Bob Reynolds||halfback||Nebraska||College Hall of Fame 1984|
|1955 Topps All-American||18||Pudge Heffelfinger||guard||Yale||College Hall of Fame 1951||Rookie card||PSA 8 oc, PSA 5.5, exmt|
|1955 Topps All-American||19||Bruce Smith||halfback||Minnesota||Heisman Trophy 1941, College Hall of Fame 1972|
|1955 Topps All-American||20||Sammy Baugh||quarterback, coach||TCU||Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963||PSA 7, PSA 5|
|1955 Topps All-American||21cor||Byron White||halfback||Colorado||College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
White served as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993.
|1955 Topps All-American||21err||Byron White||halfback||Colorado||College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card, error card
Back of card has Gaynell Tinsley's bio.
|1955 Topps All-American||22||Brick Muller||end||California||College Hall of Fame 1951||Muller won a silver medal in the high jump in the 1920 Olympics. See my page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards.|
|1955 Topps All-American||23||Dick Kazmaier||quarterback||Princeton||Heisman Trophy 1951, College Hall of Fame 1966||Rookie card||PSA 8, PSA 7|
|1955 Topps All-American||24||Ken Strong||halfback||NYU||College Hall of Fame 1957, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010||nm-mt oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||26||Larry Kelley||end||Yale||Heisman Trophy 1936, College Hall of Fame 1969||Rookie card||nm|
|1955 Topps All-American||27||Red Grange||quarterback||Illinois||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963||Grange's brother Garland also played pro football. The brothers were teammates with the Chicago Bears from 1929 to 1931.||PSA 5|
|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, PSA 5|
|1955 Topps All-American||29||Leo Nomellini||defensive tackle||Minnesota||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009||PSA 7, nm oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||30||Wes Fesler||end||Ohio State||College Hall of Fame 1954|
|1955 Topps All-American||31||George Sauer Sr.||fullback||Nebraska||College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
Sauer played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers.
|1955 Topps All-American||33||Bob Higgins||end||Penn State||College Hall of Fame 1954|
|1955 Topps All-American||34||Davey O'Brien||quarterback||TCU||Heisman Trophy 1938, College Hall of Fame 1955||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.
|1955 Topps All-American||35||Tom Harmon||halfback||Michigan||Heisman Trophy 1940, College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
The Chicago Bears chose Harmon with the first overall pick in the 1941 NFL draft.
|BVG 8.5, ex+|
|1955 Topps All-American||36||Turk Edwards||tackle||Washington State||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1975||PSA 6|
|1955 Topps All-American||37||Jim Thorpe||halfback||Carlisle||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963||Thorpe won gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon in the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. See my page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards.||PSA 7|
|1955 Topps All-American||38||Amos Alonzo Stagg||coach||Yale||College Hall of Fame 1951||Rookie card||nm-mt oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||39||Brud Holland||end||Cornell||College Hall of Fame 1965||PSA 8, PSA 6|
|1955 Topps All-American||40||Donn Moomaw||center||UCLA||College Hall of Fame 1973||Error card
Moomaw's first name is misspelled "Don" on this card.
|1955 Topps All-American||41||Joe Alexander||guard, center||Syracuse||College Hall of Fame 1954||Alexander is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.||PSA 8, PSA 7|
|1955 Topps All-American||42||Eddie Tryon||halfback||Colgate||College Hall of Fame 1963||Rookie card||PSA 8, PSA 7|
|1955 Topps All-American||43||George Savitsky||tackle||Pennsylvania||College Hall of Fame 1991||PSA 8, PSA 7, PSA 6|
|1955 Topps All-American||44||Ed Garbisch||center||Army||College Hall of Fame 1954||BVG 7.5, PSA 5, exmt|
|1955 Topps All-American||45||Elmer Oliphant||halfback||Army||College Hall of Fame 1955|
|1955 Topps All-American||47||Bo McMillin||quarterback||Centre||College Hall of Fame 1951||Rookie card, error card
Last name misspelled "McMillan."
|PSA 7, PSA 6|
|1955 Topps All-American||48||Ed Widseth||tackle||Minnesota||College Hall of Fame 1954||Widseth was seventh in voting for the 1936 Heisman Trophy. (The winner was Larry Kelley.)||exmt oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||50||Ken Kavanaugh||halfback||LSU||College Hall of Fame 1963||nm+ oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||52||John Lujack||quarterback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1947, College Hall of Fame 1960||Lujack was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.||PSA 8|
|1955 Topps All-American||53||Jack Green||guard||Army, Tulane||College Hall of Fame 1989||PSA 8|
|1955 Topps All-American||55||Frank Merritt||tackle||Army||College Hall of Fame 1996||PSA 7|
|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||57||Vic Hanson||end||Syracuse||College Hall of Fame 1973||PSA 8|
|1955 Topps All-American||58||Ed Franco||tackle||Fordham||College Hall of Fame 1980||PSA 8.5, nm oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||59||Doc Blanchard||fullback||Army||Heisman Trophy 1945, College Hall of Fame 1959||Rookie card
Blanchard was the first player to win the Heisman Trophy as a junior. He placed third in Heisman voting in 1944, first in 1945, and fourth in 1946.
|1955 Topps All-American||60||Tiger Hill||center||Duke||College Hall of Fame 1962||Hill placed tenth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1938. See my page of Heisman candidates.||PSA 8, nm oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||62||Harry Newman||quarterback||Michigan||College Hall of Fame 1975||Newman is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.||PSA 8|
|1955 Topps All-American||63||Charlie Justice||running back||North Carolina||Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1961||PSA 7|
|1955 Topps All-American||64||Benny Friedman||quarterback||Michigan||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005||Rookie card||PSA 5, exmt|
|1955 Topps All-American||65||Joe Donchess||end||Pittsburgh||College Hall of Fame 1979||PSA 7, PSA 6|
|1955 Topps All-American||66||Bruiser Kinard||tackle||Mississippi||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971||Rookie card
Kinard's brothers, George and Billy, also played professional football.
|1955 Topps All-American||67||Frankie Albert||quarterback, coach||Stanford||College Hall of Fame 1956|