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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1955 Topps All-American Tom Harmon 1955 Topps All-American 35 Tom Harmon halfback Michigan College Hall of Fame 1954, Heisman Trophy 1940 Rookie card

The Chicago Bears chose Harmon with the first overall pick in the 1941 NFL draft.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $65

BVG 8.5, PSA 7, ex+
1955 Topps All-American John Lujack 1955 Topps All-American 52 John Lujack quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Lujack was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1978.

vg $15

ex $30

nm $75

PSA 8
1955 Topps All-American Doc Blanchard 1955 Topps All-American 59 Doc Blanchard fullback Army College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1945 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.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $65

PSA 5
1955 Topps All-American Frank Sinkwich 1955 Topps All-American 69 Frank Sinkwich halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1954, Heisman Trophy 1942 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.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $90

nm oc
1955 Topps All-American Angelo Bertelli 1955 Topps All-American 76 Angelo Bertelli quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1972, Heisman Trophy 1943 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.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $100

PSA 7, exmt miscut
1955 Topps All-American Jay Berwanger 1955 Topps All-American 78 Jay Berwanger halfback Chicago College Hall of Fame 1954, Heisman Trophy 1935 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.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $65

PSA 8, PSA 7, BVG 7, PSA 6, exmt oc
1956 Topps Alan Ameche 1956 Topps 12 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954 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.

ex $7

nm $12

1956 Topps Vic Janowicz 1956 Topps 13 Vic Janowicz Washington Redskins halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1950 Short print

ex $7

nm $52

ex
1956 Topps Baltimore Colts Team 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.

ex $7

nm $16

1956 Topps Washington Redskins Team 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.

ex $7

nm $26

ex+
1956 Topps Detroit Lions Team 1956 Topps 92 Detroit Lions Team Detroit Lions This card pictures the 1955 Lions team.

ex $7

nm $24

1956 Topps Leon Hart 1956 Topps 104 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949 Hart was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

ex $7

nm $24

PSA 8, exmt+
1956 Topps Billy Vessels 1956 Topps 120 Billy Vessels Baltimore Colts halfback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1974, Heisman Trophy 1952 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.

ex $10

nm $30

PSA 6
1957 49ers Team Issue Tom Harmon 1957 49ers Team Issue 15 Tom Harmon San Francisco 49ers halfback Michigan College Hall of Fame 1954, Heisman Trophy 1940 exmt
1957 Topps Billy Vessels 1957 Topps 29 Billy Vessels Baltimore Colts halfback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1974, Heisman Trophy 1952 Vessels did not play in 1957; he left football after the 1956 season.

ex $6

nm $20

1957 Topps Alan Ameche 1957 Topps 53 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954

ex $5

nm $16

1957 Topps Howard Cassady 1957 Topps 80 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1955 Rookie card

ex $10

nm $25

vg
1957 Topps Leon Hart 1957 Topps 118 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $8

nm $48

1957 Topps Paul Hornung 1957 Topps 151 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

The Packers chose Hornung with the first overall pick in the 1957 NFL draft.

ex $175

nm $450

PSA 6
1958 49ers Team Issue Tom Harmon 1958 49ers Team Issue 13 Tom Harmon San Francisco 49ers halfback Michigan College Hall of Fame 1954, Heisman Trophy 1940
1958 Topps Howard Cassady 1958 Topps 7 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1955 Cassady finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1954, behind Alan Ameche and Kurt Burris.

ex $4

nm $16

exmt
1958 Topps Alan Ameche 1958 Topps 12 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954 Ameche scored the winning touchdown in the 1958 NFL Championship Game, the "Greatest Game Ever Played."

ex $4

nm $15

1958 Topps Baltimore Colts Team 1958 Topps 110 Baltimore Colts Team Baltimore Colts The picture on this card was taken in 1957, but before the team's roster was final. Some of the players in the photo were drafted by the Colts in 1957, but they did not play in the regular season.

ex $4

nm $17

ex+
1959 Bazooka Alan Ameche 1959 Bazooka 1 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954
1959 Topps Alan Ameche 1959 Topps 30 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954

ex $5

nm $13

exmt
1959 Topps Paul Hornung 1959 Topps 82 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Hornung placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1955, and he won it in 1956. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $15

nm $30

PSA 8, PSA 7, poor
1959 Topps Howard Cassady 1959 Topps 85 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1955

ex $5

nm $12

nm oc
1959 Topps John David Crow 1959 Topps 105 John David Crow Chicago Cardinals halfback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1957 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 8, nm+
1960 Fleer Billy Cannon 1960 Fleer 66 Billy Cannon Houston Oilers halfback LSU College Hall of Fame 2008, Heisman Trophy 1959 Rookie card

The Los Angeles Rams chose Cannon with the first overall pick in the 1960 NFL draft. He opted to play in the AFL instead.

ex $10

nm $30

PSA 8
1960 Mayrose Cardinals John David Crow 1960 Mayrose Cardinals 6 John David Crow St. Louis Cardinals halfback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1957 Crow had an 83-yard run in 1958, still a Cardinals record. PSA 9
1960 Topps Alan Ameche 1960 Topps 2 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954

ex $4

nm $22

1960 Topps Howard Cassady 1960 Topps 42 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1955

ex $4

nm $12

exmt
1960 Topps Paul Hornung 1960 Topps 54 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Hornung scored 176 points in 1960, easily leading the NFL. The 176 points is still a Packers record.

ex $10

nm $35

vg
1960 Topps John David Crow 1960 Topps 105 John David Crow St. Louis Cardinals halfback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1957

ex $4

nm $18

1961 Fleer John David Crow 1961 Fleer 23 John David Crow St. Louis Cardinals halfback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1957

ex $4

nm $10

PSA 8
1961 Fleer Alan Ameche 1961 Fleer 31 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954

ex $4

nm $10

1961 Fleer Howard Cassady 1961 Fleer 81 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1955

ex $4

nm $11

1961 Fleer Paul Hornung 1961 Fleer 90 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Error card

The Packers logo is reversed on all of the Packer cards in the 1961 Fleer set.

ex $12

nm $35

1961 Fleer Billy Cannon 1961 Fleer 171 Billy Cannon Houston Oilers halfback LSU College Hall of Fame 2008, Heisman Trophy 1959 Cannon finished third in voting for the 1958 Heisman Trophy, behind Pete Dawkins and Randy Duncan.

ex $6

nm $11

1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Alan Ameche 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 3 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Howard Cassady 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 23 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1955
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures John David Crow 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 34 John David Crow St. Louis Cardinals halfback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1957
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Paul Hornung 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 64 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1961 Nu-Card Ernie Davis 1961 Nu-Card 143 Ernie Davis halfback Syracuse College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1961 Pre-rookie card

For more pre-rookie cards, see my pre-rookie card page.

nm $30

mint $100

1961 Packers Lake to Lake Paul Hornung 1961 Packers Lake to Lake 10 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Hornung scored 33 points in a game against the Colts in 1961. That is still a Packers record.

nm $35

1961 Topps Alan Ameche 1961 Topps 3 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954

ex $4

nm $11

1961 Topps Paul Hornung Sets NFL Scoring Record 1961 Topps 38 Paul Hornung Sets NFL Scoring Record

ex $5

nm $11

Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1961 Topps Paul Hornung 1961 Topps 40 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986

ex $12

nm $25

PSA 8
1961 Topps Green Bay Packers Team 1961 Topps 47 Green Bay Packers Team Green Bay Packers Though printed in 1961, this card pictures the 1958 Packers team.

ex $5

nm $9

1961 Topps John David Crow 1961 Topps 116 John David Crow St. Louis Cardinals halfback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1957

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 6, nm+ oc

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