Center Football Cards

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1950 Topps Felt Backs Red Wilson 1950 Topps Felt Backs 97 Red Wilson center Wisconsin

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1951 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1951 Bowman 12 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $18

nm $65

1951 Bowman Bulldog Turner 1951 Bowman 13 Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966

ex $20

nm $70

1951 Bowman Ed Neal 1951 Bowman 18 Ed Neal Green Bay Packers center, guard LSU, Tulane

ex $10

nm $35

1951 Bowman Bill Walsh 1951 Bowman 23 Bill Walsh Pittsburgh Steelers center Notre Dame Rookie card

Walsh played for the Steelers from 1949 to 1954.

ex $8

nm $28

1951 Bowman Brad Ecklund 1951 Bowman 81 Brad Ecklund New York Yanks center, linebacker Oregon Rookie card

ex $9

nm $36

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1951 Bowman Frank Sinkovitz 1951 Bowman 95 Frank Sinkovitz Pittsburgh Steelers center Duke

ex $8

nm $28

PSA 8
1951 Bowman Jerry Groom 1951 Bowman 99 Jerry Groom Chicago Cardinals center Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1994

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Tony Adamle 1951 Bowman 110 Tony Adamle Cleveland Browns center, fullback Ohio State Adamle's son, Mike, played for the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and Chicago Bears.

ex $8

nm $32

1951 Bowman Joe Watson 1951 Bowman 133 Joe Watson Detroit Lions center Rice

ex $8

nm $28

1951 Bowman Jack Lininger 1951 Bowman 135 Jack Lininger Detroit Lions center Ohio State

ex $9

nm $36

1951 Bowman Al Demao 1951 Bowman 143 Al Demao Washington Redskins center Duquesne

ex $9

nm $32

1951 Topps Magic Ed Rotticci 1951 Topps Magic 35 Ed Rotticci center Santa Clara

nm $45

1951 Topps Magic Bill Fuchs 1951 Topps Magic 38 Bill Fuchs center Missouri

nm $70

PSA 5
1951 Topps Magic Bill Vesprini 1951 Topps Magic 40 Bill Vesprini center Dartmouth

nm $91

PSA 5
1951 Topps Magic Dick Hightower 1951 Topps Magic 51 Dick Hightower center SMU

nm $142

1951 Topps Magic Gale Galloway 1951 Topps Magic 56 Gale Galloway center Baylor

nm $58

PSA 6
1951 Topps Magic Carroll McDonald 1951 Topps Magic 66 Carroll McDonald center Florida

nm $58

PSA 4
1952 Bowman Large Chuck Bednarik 1952 Bowman Large 10 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Short print

Bednarik was the MVP of the 1953 Pro Bowl (played after the 1952 season).

ex $55

nm $250

1952 Bowman Large Tommy Thompson 1952 Bowman Large 26 Tommy Thompson Cleveland Browns linebacker, center William and Mary Rookie card

ex $26

nm $160

1952 Bowman Large Brad Ecklund 1952 Bowman Large 35 Brad Ecklund Dallas Texans center, linebacker Oregon

ex $50

nm $190

1952 Bowman Large Jack Simmons 1952 Bowman Large 110 Jack Simmons Chicago Bears center Detroit

ex $14

nm $60

1952 Bowman Large Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Large 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card

ex $10

nm $50

1952 Bowman Large John Rapacz 1952 Bowman Large 131 John Rapacz New York Giants center Western Michigan, Oklahoma

ex $26

nm $100

PSA 8
1952 Bowman Small Chuck Bednarik 1952 Bowman Small 10 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $20

nm $65

1952 Bowman Small 26 Tommy Thompson Cleveland Browns linebacker, center William and Mary Rookie card

ex $12

nm $50

1952 Bowman Small Brad Ecklund 1952 Bowman Small 35 Brad Ecklund Dallas Texans center, linebacker Oregon Ecklund was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

ex $12

nm $45

1952 Bowman Small Jack Simmons 1952 Bowman Small 110 Jack Simmons Chicago Bears center Detroit

ex $12

nm $60

1952 Bowman Small Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Small 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card

ex $12

nm $40

1952 Bowman Small John Rapacz 1952 Bowman Small 131 John Rapacz New York Giants center Western Michigan, Oklahoma

ex $12

nm $45

PSA 9
1952 Parkhurst Robert McClelland 1952 Parkhurst 23 Robert McClelland Toronto Argonauts center McGill
1952 Parkhurst Rod Smylie 1952 Parkhurst 24 Rod Smylie Toronto Argonauts end, center Smylie's father, also named Rod Smylie, played six seasons in the NHL. His brother, Doug Smylie, also played pro football in Canada.
1952 Parkhurst Red Ettinger 1952 Parkhurst 38 Red Ettinger Toronto Argonauts center, linebacker Kansas Ettinger played for the New York Giants from 1948 to 1950.
1952 Parkhurst Tom Tofaute 1952 Parkhurst 46 Tom Tofaute Montreal Alouettes center North Carolina State
1952 Parkhurst Chuck Anderson 1952 Parkhurst 60 Chuck Anderson Montreal Alouettes center, guard Ohio State
1952 Parkhurst Bruno Bitkowski 1952 Parkhurst 72 Bruno Bitkowski Ottawa Rough Riders center Assumption College
1952 Parkhurst Buck Rogers 1952 Parkhurst 77 Buck Rogers Ottawa Rough Riders guard, center
1952 Parkhurst Jack Rogers 1952 Parkhurst 92 Jack Rogers Hamilton Tiger-Cats center
1952 Parkhurst Louie DiFrancesco 1952 Parkhurst 99 Louie DiFrancesco Hamilton Tiger-Cats guard, center Error card

DiFrancesco's last name is misspelled "DiFrancisco" on the back of this card.
1953 Bowman Jerry Groom 1953 Bowman 13 Jerry Groom Chicago Cardinals center Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1994

ex $10

nm $38

PSA 8
1953 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1953 Bowman 24 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $22

nm $105

PSA 9
1953 Bowman Tom Catlin 1953 Bowman 35 Tom Catlin Cleveland Browns center Oklahoma Rookie card

Catlin placed tenth in voting for the 1952 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $12

nm $54

1953 Bowman Bill Walsh 1953 Bowman 38 Bill Walsh Pittsburgh Steelers center Notre Dame Walsh played on Notre Dame's national championship teams of 1946 and 1947.

ex $12

nm $50

1953 Bowman Leo Sanford 1953 Bowman 39 Leo Sanford Chicago Cardinals center, linebacker Louisiana Tech

ex $12

nm $54

1953 Bowman Gerald Weatherly 1953 Bowman 48 Gerald Weatherly Chicago Bears center Rice Rookie card

ex $12

nm $50

1953 Bowman John Rapacz 1953 Bowman 57 John Rapacz New York Giants center Western Michigan, Oklahoma

ex $12

nm $56

1953 Oregon Dave Lowe 1953 Oregon 10 Dave Lowe center Oregon

vg $25

ex $40

nm $100

1953 Oregon Ron Pheister 1953 Oregon 12 Ron Pheister center Oregon

vg $25

ex $40

nm $100

1953 Rams Team Issue Leon McLaughlin 1953 Rams Team Issue 19 Leon McLaughlin Los Angeles Rams center, coach UCLA The back of McLaughlin's card says that he played every minute of offensive center of the Rams' 1951 and 1952 games, including pre- and post-season.

ex $12

nm $25

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1954 Blue Ribbon Bruno Bitkowski 1954 Blue Ribbon 22 Bruno Bitkowski Ottawa Rough Riders center Assumption College

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