Defensive Back Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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
1952 Bowman Small Dom Moselle 1952 Bowman Small 130 Dom Moselle Green Bay Packers halfback, defensive back Wisconsin - Superior
1952 Bowman Small Bert Rechichar 1952 Bowman Small 136 Bert Rechichar Cleveland Browns defensive back Tennessee
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 Parkhurst Bruce Coulter 1952 Parkhurst 49 Bruce Coulter Montreal Alouettes quarterback, defensive back Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1997
1952 Parkhurst Jim Mitchener 1952 Parkhurst 50 Jim Mitchener Montreal Alouettes defensive back McGill
1952 Parkhurst Ed Salem 1952 Parkhurst 55 Ed Salem Montreal Alouettes defensive back, quarterback Alabama Salem played for the Washington Redskins in 1951.
1952 Parkhurst Virgil Wagner 1952 Parkhurst 56 Virgil Wagner Montreal Alouettes running back, defensive back John Milliken Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980
1952 Parkhurst Pete Karpuk 1952 Parkhurst 64 Pete Karpuk Ottawa Rough Riders defensive back, running back Karpuk played seven seasons of minor league baseball.
1952 Parkhurst Hal Waggoner 1952 Parkhurst 79 Hal Waggoner Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back, defensive back Tulane Error card

Waggoner's last name is misspelled "Wagner" on the back of this card.
1952 Parkhurst Bob McDonald 1952 Parkhurst 83 Bob McDonald Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback, defensive back McDonald was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1957. He served three terms.
1952 Parkhurst Dick Brown 1952 Parkhurst 88 Dick Brown Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back, defensive back Toronto
1952 Parkhurst Doug Gray 1952 Parkhurst 89 Doug Gray Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Western Ontario
1953 Bowman Al Pollard 1953 Bowman 14 Al Pollard Philadelphia Eagles running back, defensive back Army
1953 Bowman Fred Bruney 1953 Bowman 49 Fred Bruney San Francisco 49ers defensive back Ohio State ex
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 Robert Smith 1953 Bowman 66 Robert Smith Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback Tulsa, Iowa
1953 Bowman Dick Alban 1953 Bowman 68 Dick Alban Washington Redskins defensive back Northwestern
1953 Bowman John Williams 1953 Bowman 87 John Williams Washington Redskins halfback, defensive back USC Rookie card

Williams scored three non-offensive touchdowns in 1952, tying fellow rookie Ollie Matson for the NFL lead. He scored two touchdowns on punt returns and one on an interception.
1953 Bowman Don Paul 1953 Bowman 90 Don Paul Chicago Cardinals defensive back, running back Washington State
1953 Bowman Chuck Drazenovich 1953 Bowman 94 Chuck Drazenovich Washington Redskins defensive back Penn State
1953 Rams Team Issue Jack Dwyer 1953 Rams Team Issue 7 Jack Dwyer Los Angeles Rams defensive back Loyola Marymount Dwyer played from 1951 to 1955 for the Redskins and Rams. nm
1953 Rams Team Issue Norb Hecker 1953 Rams Team Issue 11 Norb Hecker Los Angeles Rams defensive back Baldwin-Wallace Hecker was the first coach of the Atlanta Falcons. 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.