Eagles Honor Roll Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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
1951 Bowman Steve Van Buren 1951 Bowman 10 Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Van Buren's brother, Ebert, also played for the Eagles. The brothers were teammates in 1951.
1951 Bowman Al Wistert 1951 Bowman 11 Al Wistert Philadelphia Eagles tackle Michigan College Hall of Fame 1968, Eagles Honor Roll 2009 Error card

Al's nickname was not "Whitey," it was "Ox." "Whitey" was the nickname of Al's brother, Francis.
PSA 7
1951 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1951 Bowman 12 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1951 Bowman Pete Pihos 1951 Bowman 46 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1952 Bowman Large Norm Van Brocklin 1952 Bowman Large 1 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Short print
1952 Bowman Large Chuck Bednarik 1952 Bowman Large 10 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Short print

Bednarik was the MVP of the 1953 Pro Bowl (played after the 1952 season).
1952 Bowman Large Steve Van Buren 1952 Bowman Large 45 Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Short print
1952 Bowman Large Pete Pihos 1952 Bowman Large 92 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1952 Bowman Large Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Large 127 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Small Norm Van Brocklin 1952 Bowman Small 1 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1952 Bowman Small Chuck Bednarik 1952 Bowman Small 10 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1952 Bowman Small Steve Van Buren 1952 Bowman Small 45 Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Due to a knee injury, Van Buren retired before the 1952 season. At the time he retired, he held the NFL record for career rushing yards, with 5860. PSA 4
1952 Bowman Small Pete Pihos 1952 Bowman Small 92 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 PSA 4
1952 Bowman Small Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Small 127 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card

Matson scored three non-offensive touchdowns in 1952, tying fellow rookie John Williams for the NFL lead. He scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns and one on a fumble return.
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 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 Pete Pihos 1953 Bowman 73 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
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, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Van Brocklin made the Pro Bowl in 1953, his fourth of nine appearances. exmt
1954 Bowman Norm Van Brocklin 1954 Bowman 8 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1954 Bowman Pete Pihos 1954 Bowman 9 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1954 Bowman Ollie Matson 1954 Bowman 12 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Matson placed ninth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1954 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1954 Bowman 57 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 ex
1954 Rams Team Issue Norm Van Brocklin 1954 Rams Team Issue 31 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 exmt
1955 Bowman Pete Pihos 1955 Bowman 10 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 nm