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 Aaron Rosenberg 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
1955 Topps All-American Gaynell Tinsley 1955 Topps All-American 14cor Gaynell Tinsley end LSU College Hall of Fame 1956 SGC 88
1955 Topps All-American Gaynell Tinsley 1955 Topps All-American 14err Gaynell Tinsley end LSU College Hall of Fame 1956 Error card

Back of card has Byron White's bio.
PSA 7
1955 Topps All-American Eddie Kaw 1955 Topps All-American 15 Eddie Kaw halfback Cornell College Hall of Fame 1954
1955 Topps All-American Knute Rockne 1955 Topps All-American 16 Knute Rockne coach, end Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1951
1955 Topps All-American Bob Reynolds 1955 Topps All-American 17 Bob Reynolds halfback Nebraska College Hall of Fame 1984
1955 Topps All-American Pudge Heffelfinger 1955 Topps All-American 18 Pudge Heffelfinger guard Yale College Hall of Fame 1951 Rookie card PSA 5.5
1955 Topps All-American Bruce Smith 1955 Topps All-American 19 Bruce Smith halfback Minnesota Heisman Trophy 1941, College Hall of Fame 1972
1955 Topps All-American Sammy Baugh 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 5
1955 Topps All-American Byron White 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 Byron White 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 Brick Muller 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 the Gallery's page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards.
1955 Topps All-American Dick Kazmaier 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 Ken Strong 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 Larry Kelley 1955 Topps All-American 26 Larry Kelley end Yale Heisman Trophy 1936, College Hall of Fame 1969 Rookie card nm
1955 Topps All-American Red Grange 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 Mel Hein 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
1955 Topps All-American Leo Nomellini 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 Wes Fesler 1955 Topps All-American 30 Wes Fesler end Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1954 Fesler won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1930.
1955 Topps All-American George Sauer Sr. 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 Bob Higgins 1955 Topps All-American 33 Bob Higgins end Penn State College Hall of Fame 1954
1955 Topps All-American Davey O 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.
BVG 8
1955 Topps All-American Tom Harmon 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.
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1955 Topps All-American Turk Edwards 1955 Topps All-American 36 Turk Edwards tackle Washington State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1975
1955 Topps All-American Jim Thorpe 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 the Gallery's page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards.