Pro Football Hall Of Fame Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1952 Bowman Small Dante Lavelli 1952 Bowman Small 128 Dante Lavelli Cleveland Browns end Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1952 Bowman Small Jack Christiansen 1952 Bowman Small 129 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card fair
1952 Bowman Small Bob Waterfield 1952 Bowman Small 137 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1952 Bowman Small Yale Lary 1952 Bowman Small 140 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Tom Landry 1952 Bowman Small 142 Tom Landry New York Giants defensive back, coach Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1993 SGC 88
1952 Wheaties Tom Fears in Action 1952 Wheaties 3 Tom Fears in Action In 1949, Fears broke the NFL record for receptions in a season, with 77. In 1950, he broke it again, with 84.
Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976
1952 Wheaties Tom Fears Portrait 1952 Wheaties 4 Tom Fears Portrait Fears appeared in several movies; one was Two-Minute Warning.
Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976
1952 Wheaties Otto Graham in Action 1952 Wheaties 5 Otto Graham in Action In 1952, Graham led the NFL in attempts, completions, passing yards, touchdown passes, and interceptions.
Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1952 Wheaties Otto Graham Portrait 1952 Wheaties 6 Otto Graham Portrait Graham played in the league championship game in each of the ten seasons he played in the AAFC and NFL. PSA 8, SGC 86
Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
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
1952 Wheaties Bob Waterfield in Action 1952 Wheaties 11 Bob Waterfield in Action In 1945, Waterfield became the first rookie to win the NFL MVP award.
Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1952 Wheaties Bob Waterfield Portrait 1952 Wheaties 12 Bob Waterfield Portrait Waterfield was married for 25 years to actress Jane Russell.
Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
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 Marion Motley 1953 Bowman 9 Marion Motley Cleveland Browns fullback South Carolina State, Nevada Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
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 Dante Lavelli 1953 Bowman 15 Dante Lavelli Cleveland Browns end Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1953 Bowman Charley Trippi 1953 Bowman 17 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 PSA 7, ex
1953 Bowman Bobby Layne 1953 Bowman 21 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team PSA 4
1953 Bowman Elroy Hirsch 1953 Bowman 22 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 In 1953, Hirsch starred in Crazylegs, a movie about himself.
1953 Bowman Jim Finks 1953 Bowman 23 Jim Finks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tulsa Saints Hall of Fame 1994, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998 ex
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 Otto Graham 1953 Bowman 26 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 The Browns have retired Graham's jersey number, 14. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.
1953 Bowman Hugh McElhenny 1953 Bowman 32 Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 McElhenny placed eighth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1953 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1953 Bowman 34 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 PSA 6
1953 Bowman Tom Fears 1953 Bowman 36 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976
1953 Bowman George Connor 1953 Bowman 37 George Connor Chicago Bears linebacker Holy Cross, Notre Dame Outland Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1963, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975
1953 Bowman Frank Gifford 1953 Bowman 43 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977
1953 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1953 Bowman 53 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010
1953 Bowman Y.A. Tittle 1953 Bowman 56 Y.A. Tittle San Francisco 49ers quarterback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Giants Ring of Honor 2010
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 Bowman Leo Nomellini 1953 Bowman 88 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1953 Bowman Lou Groza 1953 Bowman 95 Lou Groza Cleveland Browns tackle, kicker Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1953 Rams Team Issue Tom Fears 1953 Rams Team Issue 8 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976 Fears was the first coach of the New Orleans Saints. ex
1953 Rams Team Issue Elroy Hirsch 1953 Rams Team Issue 12 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 Hirsch was second in the NFL in receiving yards in 1953, and he was voted first team All-Pro. exmt
1953 Rams Team Issue Dick Lane 1953 Rams Team Issue 15 Dick Lane Los Angeles Rams defensive back Scottsbluff Junior College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Pre-rookie card

Lane had 14 interceptions in 1953, still the NFL record. Despite this, he did not appear on a regular-issue football card until 1957.
1953 Rams Team Issue Andy Robustelli 1953 Rams Team Issue 26 Andy Robustelli Los Angeles Rams defensive end Arnold College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Robustelli was a Pro Bowler in 1953, the first of seven times. exmt
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 Blue Ribbon Bud Grant 1954 Blue Ribbon 7 Bud Grant Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, defensive end Minnesota Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998
1954 Bowman Doug Atkins 1954 Bowman 4 Doug Atkins Cleveland Browns defensive end Tennessee Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982, College Hall of Fame 1985, Saints Hall of Fame 1995 Rookie card PSA 4
1954 Bowman Joe Perry 1954 Bowman 6 Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers fullback Compton Community College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
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 Tom Fears 1954 Bowman 20 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976 PSA 9, PSA 8, nm
1954 Bowman George Blanda 1954 Bowman 23 George Blanda Chicago Bears quarterback, kicker Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981 Rookie card PSA 6
1954 Bowman Elroy Hirsch 1954 Bowman 32 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 ex
1954 Bowman Otto Graham 1954 Bowman 40 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
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 Y.A. Tittle 1954 Bowman 42 Y.A. Tittle San Francisco 49ers quarterback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 PSA 9