Heisman Trophy Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1955 Topps All-American||19||Bruce Smith||halfback||Minnesota||Heisman Trophy 1941, College Hall of Fame 1972|
|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||26||Larry Kelley||end||Yale||Heisman Trophy 1936, College Hall of Fame 1969||Rookie card||nm|
|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||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||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||69||Frank Sinkwich||halfback||Georgia||Heisman Trophy 1942, College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
Sinkwich played two seasons for the Detroit Lions and two seasons for the AAFC's New York Yankees and Baltimore Colts. He averaged 45.92 yards per punt for the Lions in 1943, still an NFL record for a rookie.
|1955 Topps All-American||76||Angelo Bertelli||quarterback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1943, College Hall of Fame 1972||Rookie card
Bertelli was second in Heisman voting in 1941, sixth in 1942, and first in 1943. After serving in World War II, he played three seasons for the AAFC's Los Angeles Dons and Chicago Rockets.
|1955 Topps All-American||78||Jay Berwanger||halfback||Chicago||Heisman Trophy 1935, College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
Berwanger was the first Heisman Trophy winner and the first player ever chosen in the NFL draft. He decided not to play pro football, however.
|PSA 8, BVG 7|
|1956 Topps||12||Alan Ameche||Baltimore Colts||fullback||Wisconsin||Heisman Trophy 1954, College Hall of Fame 1975||Ameche placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1953, and he won it in 1954. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.|
|1956 Topps||13||Vic Janowicz||Washington Redskins||halfback||Ohio State||Heisman Trophy 1950, College Hall of Fame 1976||Short print||ex|
|1956 Topps||48||Baltimore Colts Team||Baltimore Colts||This card pictures the 1955 Baltimore Colts team. Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula is in the front row. Leroy Vaughn, father of major league baseball's Mo Vaughn, is in the back row.|
|1956 Topps||61||Washington Redskins Team||Washington Redskins||Short print
This card pictures the 1955 Washington Redskins team. About 15 of the players never appeared on cards of their own.
|1956 Topps||92||Detroit Lions Team||Detroit Lions||This card pictures the 1955 Lions team.|
|1956 Topps||104||Leon Hart||Detroit Lions||fullback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973||Hart was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.||PSA 8, exmt+|
|1956 Topps||120||Billy Vessels||Baltimore Colts||halfback||Oklahoma||Heisman Trophy 1952, College Hall of Fame 1974||Rookie card
Vessels played for the Edmonton Eskimos, then with the Western Interprovincial Football Union, in 1953. He won the Canadian Rugby Union's most outstanding player award, the Schenley Award, that season. After serving in the U.S. military, Vessels played the 1956 season with the Baltimore Colts.
|1957 49ers Team Issue||15||Tom Harmon||San Francisco 49ers||halfback||Michigan||Heisman Trophy 1940, College Hall of Fame 1954||exmt|
|1957 Topps||29||Billy Vessels||Baltimore Colts||halfback||Oklahoma||Heisman Trophy 1952, College Hall of Fame 1974||Vessels did not play in 1957; he left football after the 1956 season.|
|1957 Topps||53||Alan Ameche||Baltimore Colts||fullback||Wisconsin||Heisman Trophy 1954, College Hall of Fame 1975||ex+|
|1957 Topps||80||Howard Cassady||Detroit Lions||halfback||Ohio State||Heisman Trophy 1955, College Hall of Fame 1979||Rookie card|
|1957 Topps||118||Leon Hart||Detroit Lions||fullback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973|
|1957 Topps||151||Paul Hornung||Green Bay Packers||halfback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, College Hall of Fame 1985, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986||Rookie card
The Packers chose Hornung with the first overall pick in the 1957 NFL draft.
|PSA 6, PSA 5|
|1958 49ers Team Issue||13||Tom Harmon||San Francisco 49ers||halfback||Michigan||Heisman Trophy 1940, College Hall of Fame 1954|
|1958 Topps||7||Howard Cassady||Detroit Lions||halfback||Ohio State||Heisman Trophy 1955, College Hall of Fame 1979||Cassady finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1954, behind Alan Ameche and Kurt Burris.||vg-ex|