Defensive Back Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1954 Blue Ribbon Tom Casey 1954 Blue Ribbon 4 Tom Casey Winnipeg Blue Bombers tailback, defensive back Hampton Casey played for the AAFC's New York Yankess in 1948.
1954 Blue Ribbon Vinnie Drake 1954 Blue Ribbon 5 Vinnie Drake Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback, defensive back Fordham
1954 Blue Ribbon Keith Pearce 1954 Blue Ribbon 13 Keith Pearce Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, defensive back
1954 Blue Ribbon Jesse Thomas 1954 Blue Ribbon 14 Jesse Thomas Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Michigan State Thomas played three seasons for the NFL's Baltimore Colts and one for the AFL's Los Angeles Chargers.
1954 Blue Ribbon Joe Zaleski 1954 Blue Ribbon 18 Joe Zaleski Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback, defensive back Dayton Zaleski was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1967 to 1969.
1954 Blue Ribbon Dick Brown 1954 Blue Ribbon 32 Dick Brown Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back, defensive back Toronto
1954 Blue Ribbon Ray Willsey 1954 Blue Ribbon 49 Ray Willsey Edmonton Eskimos defensive back California Willsey was the head coach at the University of California from 1964 to 1971.
1954 Blue Ribbon Eddie Macon 1954 Blue Ribbon 56 Eddie Macon Calgary Stampeders defensive back Pacific
1954 Blue Ribbon Larry Grigg 1954 Blue Ribbon 69 Larry Grigg Montreal Alouettes running back, defensive back Oklahoma
1954 Blue Ribbon Virgil Wagner 1954 Blue Ribbon 73 Virgil Wagner Montreal Alouettes running back, defensive back John Milliken Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980
1954 Blue Ribbon Bruce Coulter 1954 Blue Ribbon 75 Bruce Coulter Montreal Alouettes quarterback, defensive back Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1997
1954 Blue Ribbon Jim Mitchener 1954 Blue Ribbon 77 Jim Mitchener Montreal Alouettes defensive back McGill
1954 Bowman Bill Stits 1954 Bowman 5 Bill Stits Detroit Lions defensive back UCLA Rookie card

1954 was Stits's rookie season. He had 6 interceptions and made the Pro Bowl.
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 Bert Rechichar 1954 Bowman 26 Bert Rechichar Baltimore Colts defensive back Tennessee Rechichar kicked a 56-yard field goal in 1953, setting a new NFL record. The record stood until Tom Dempsey kicked a 63-yarder in 1970.
1954 Bowman Dick Alban 1954 Bowman 51 Dick Alban Washington Redskins defensive back Northwestern Alban had a career-high 9 interceptions in 1954. That was second-most in the NFL, behind Dick Lane's 10.
1954 Bowman Tom Keane 1954 Bowman 72 Tom Keane Baltimore Colts defensive back West Virginia Rookie card, short print

Keane played from 1948 to 1955 for the L.A. Rams, Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts, and Chicago Cardinals.
SGC 96
1954 Bowman Warren Lahr 1954 Bowman 74 Warren Lahr Cleveland Browns defensive back Case Western Short print
1954 Bowman Jack Christiansen 1954 Bowman 100 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 PSA 7
1954 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1954 Bowman 102cor Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 ex
1954 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1954 Bowman 102err Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Error card

Last name misspelled "Tunnel."
PSA 8, PSA 6
1954 Bowman Ray Smith 1954 Bowman 119 Ray Smith Chicago Bears defensive back, halfback Midwestern State ex
1954 Rams Team Issue Don Doll 1954 Rams Team Issue 5 Don Doll Los Angeles Rams defensive back USC Doll retired after the 1954 season. He had 41 career interceptions, an NFL record at the time. He is the only NFL player to have 3 seasons with 10 or more interceptions.
1954 Rams Team Issue Jack Dwyer 1954 Rams Team Issue 6 Jack Dwyer Los Angeles Rams defensive back Loyola Marymount The back of Dwyer's card says that he planned to be a cartoonist after his football career. exmt
1954 Rams Team Issue Hall Haynes 1954 Rams Team Issue 10 Hall Haynes Los Angeles Rams defensive back Santa Clara Haynes played four seasons for the Redskins and Rams. The Rams obtained him from the Redskins in 1954 in a trade for Norb Hecker and Ed Barker. exmt