Heisman Trophy Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1951 Bowman John Lujack 1951 Bowman 15 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1947, College Hall of Fame 1960 PSA 8
1951 Bowman Doak Walker 1951 Bowman 25 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker and Bobby Layne were teammates at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas. See the Gallery's High School Teammates page.
1951 Bowman Leon Hart 1951 Bowman 26 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973
1951 Bowman Glenn Davis 1951 Bowman 42 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona Heisman Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1961
1951 Topps Magic Vic Janowicz 1951 Topps Magic 10 Vic Janowicz halfback Ohio State Heisman Trophy 1950, College Hall of Fame 1976 Rookie card

Janowicz played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953 and 1954. You can see his 1954 Bowman baseball card on the Gallery's Cards in Multiple Sports page.
PSA 5
1952 Bowman Large Doak Walker 1952 Bowman Large 3 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 The Lions have retired Walker's jersey number, 37. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.
1952 Bowman Large Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Large 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973
1952 Bowman Small Doak Walker 1952 Bowman Small 3 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker was an MVP of the Cotton Bowl game in both 1948 and 1949. He was a member of the inaugural class of the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.
1952 Bowman Small Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Small 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 BVG 7.5
1952 Wheaties Glenn Davis in Action 1952 Wheaties 1 Glenn Davis in Action Davis was nicknamed "Mr. Outside" at Army; his teammate, Doc Blanchard, was nicknamed "Mr. Inside."
Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona Heisman Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1961
1952 Wheaties Glenn Davis Portrait 1952 Wheaties 2 Glenn Davis Portrait Davis did not play in 1952; a knee injury had ended his career.
Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona Heisman Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1961
1952 Wheaties John Lujack in Action 1952 Wheaties 7 John Lujack in Action Lujack set an NFL record with 468 passing yards in a game in 1949.
John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1947, College Hall of Fame 1960
1952 Wheaties John Lujack Portrait 1952 Wheaties 8 John Lujack Portrait Lujack did not play in 1952; he retired after an injury in the 1951 season.
John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1947, College Hall of Fame 1960
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 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 Leon Hart 1953 Bowman 31 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 PSA 7 oc
1954 Bowman Doak Walker 1954 Bowman 41 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Since 1990, the Doak Walker Award has been given each year to the nation's premier college running back.
1954 Bowman Leon Hart 1954 Bowman 112 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 vg-ex
1954 Bowman John Lattner 1954 Bowman 128 John Lattner Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1953, College Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card

Lattner placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1952, and he won it in 1953. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1955 Bowman Doak Walker 1955 Bowman 1 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1955, with 96 points.
1955 Bowman Alan Ameche 1955 Bowman 8 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin Heisman Trophy 1954, College Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card, error card

Heisman is misspelled on back of this card.
PSA 8.5, PSA 5, ex
1955 Bowman Leon Hart 1955 Bowman 19 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 PSA 8
1955 Bowman Vic Janowicz 1955 Bowman 133 Vic Janowicz Washington Redskins halfback Ohio State Heisman Trophy 1950, College Hall of Fame 1976 PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Topps All-American Nile Kinnick 1955 Topps All-American 6 Nile Kinnick halfback Iowa Heisman Trophy 1939, College Hall of Fame 1951 Rookie card, error card

Kinnick died in a plane crash in World War II. His name is misspelled "Niles" on this card.