College Hall Of Fame Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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. SGC 84
Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, 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.
Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1953 Bowman Eddie LeBaron 1953 Bowman 1 Eddie LeBaron Washington Redskins quarterback Pacific Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1980 Rookie card
1953 Bowman Babe Parilli 1953 Bowman 3 Babe Parilli Green Bay Packers quarterback Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993 exmt
1953 Bowman Doak Walker 1953 Bowman 6 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, 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.
1953 Bowman Norm Van Brocklin 1953 Bowman 11 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
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.
1953 Bowman Jerry Groom 1953 Bowman 13 Jerry Groom Chicago Cardinals center Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1994 PSA 8
1953 Bowman Eddie Price 1953 Bowman 16 Eddie Price New York Giants fullback Tulane College Hall of Fame 1982
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 Bowman George Taliaferro 1953 Bowman 19 George Taliaferro Baltimore Colts halfback Indiana College Hall of Fame 1981 BVG 7.5
1953 Bowman Charley Conerly 1953 Bowman 20 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 PSA 2
1953 Bowman Bobby Layne 1953 Bowman 21 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team
1953 Bowman Elroy Hirsch 1953 Bowman 22 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 In 1953, Hirsch starred in Crazylegs, a movie about himself.
1953 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1953 Bowman 24 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 PSA 9, PSA 8
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."
1953 Bowman Otto Graham 1953 Bowman 26 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 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.
1953 Bowman Harry Gilmer 1953 Bowman 27 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993 PSA 8
1953 Bowman Buddy Young 1953 Bowman 30 Buddy Young Baltimore Colts halfback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1968
1953 Bowman Leon Hart 1953 Bowman 31 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 PSA 7 oc
1953 Bowman Hugh McElhenny 1953 Bowman 32 Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 McElhenny placed eighth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1953 Bowman Tom Fears 1953 Bowman 36 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976
1953 Bowman George Connor 1953 Bowman 37 George Connor Chicago Bears linebacker Holy Cross, Notre Dame Outland Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1963, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975
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
1953 Bowman Jack Scarbath 1953 Bowman 50 Jack Scarbath Washington Redskins quarterback Maryland College Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card