Pro Football Hall Of Fame Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1948-52 Exhibit Emlen Tunnell 1948-52 Exhibit 52 Emlen Tunnell defensive back Iowa, Toledo Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010
1948-52 Exhibit Bulldog Turner 1948-52 Exhibit 53 Bulldog Turner center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966
1948-52 Exhibit Steve Van Buren 1948-52 Exhibit 54 Steve Van Buren halfback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1948-52 Exhibit Bob Waterfield 1948-52 Exhibit 55 Bob Waterfield quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1948 Kelloggs Pep Lou Groza 1948 Kelloggs Pep 1 Lou Groza Cleveland Browns tackle, kicker Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Pre-rookie card

For other pre-rookie cards, see my pre-rookie card page.
1948 Kelloggs Pep George McAfee 1948 Kelloggs Pep 2 George McAfee Chicago Bears halfback Duke College Hall of Fame 1961, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 McAfee's brother Wes played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1941.
1948 Kelloggs Pep Charley Trippi 1948 Kelloggs Pep 4cor Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Trippi finished second in voting for the 1946 Heisman Trophy, behind Glenn Davis.
1948 Kelloggs Pep Charley Trippi 1948 Kelloggs Pep 4err Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Error card

Trippi's image is reversed in this photo. See the Gallery's page of football cards with reversed images.
1948 Kelloggs Pep Bob Waterfield 1948 Kelloggs Pep 5 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1948 Leaf Sid Luckman 1948 Leaf 1 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card PSA 4, PSA 1.5, PSA 1 mk
1948 Leaf Bulldog Turner 1948 Leaf 3 Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Doak Walker 1948 Leaf 4 Doak Walker halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Walker was the second player to win the Heisman Trophy as a junior. The first was Army's Doc Blanchard. Notre Dame's Leon Hart won the Heisman in Walker's senior year, 1949.
1948 Leaf Bobby Layne 1948 Leaf 6R Bobby Layne Chicago Bears quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Bobbie," red pants variation.
1948 Leaf Bobby Layne 1948 Leaf 6Y Bobby Layne Chicago Bears quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Bobbie," yellow pants variation.
1948 Leaf Pete Pihos 1948 Leaf 16B Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Rookie card

blue numbers
1948 Leaf Pete Pihos 1948 Leaf 16Y Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Rookie card

yellow numbers
SGC 84, ex
1948 Leaf George McAfee 1948 Leaf 19A George McAfee Chicago Bears halfback Duke College Hall of Fame 1961, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card

with nickname
1948 Leaf George McAfee 1948 Leaf 19B George McAfee Chicago Bears halfback Duke College Hall of Fame 1961, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card

without nickname
1948 Leaf Steve Van Buren 1948 Leaf 22G Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Rookie card

Variation with green jersey.
PSA 1.5
1948 Leaf Steve Van Buren 1948 Leaf 22Y Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Rookie card

Variation with yellow jersey.
1948 Leaf Bob Waterfield 1948 Leaf 26B Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

black name
1948 Leaf Bob Waterfield 1948 Leaf 26W Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

white name
1948 Leaf Charley Trippi 1948 Leaf 29 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card

Trippi played one season of minor league baseball before starting his NFL career.
1948 Leaf Sammy Baugh 1948 Leaf 34 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins quarterback, coach TCU Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

Baugh finished fourth in voting for the 1936 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
PSA 4, PSA 3
1948 Leaf Bill Dudley 1948 Leaf 36 Bill Dudley Detroit Lions halfback Virginia Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Steelers Legends Team Rookie card

Dudley finished fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1941. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
PSA 4