Defensive Back 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
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.

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1954 Bowman Ollie Matson 1954 Bowman 12 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 Matson placed ninth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

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1954 Bowman Bert Rechichar 1954 Bowman 26 Bert Rechichar Baltimore Colts defensive back Tennessee

ex $4

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1954 Bowman Dick Alban 1954 Bowman 51 Dick Alban Washington Redskins defensive back Northwestern

ex $4

nm $18

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.

ex $6

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SGC 96
1954 Bowman Warren Lahr 1954 Bowman 74 Warren Lahr Cleveland Browns defensive back Case Western Short print

ex $7

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1954 Bowman Jack Christiansen 1954 Bowman 100 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Christiansen returned 4 punts for touchdowns in 1951. That is still an NFL record for a rookie.

ex $9

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1954 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1954 Bowman 102cor Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $20

nm $90

1954 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1954 Bowman 102err Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Error card

Last name misspelled "Tunnel."

ex $9

nm $25

PSA 8, PSA 6
1954 Bowman Ray Smith 1954 Bowman 119 Ray Smith Chicago Bears defensive back, halfback Midwestern State

ex $5

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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.

vg $5

ex $10

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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.

vg $5

ex $10

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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.

vg $5

ex $10

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exmt
1954 Rams Team Issue Ed Hughes 1954 Rams Team Issue 12 Ed Hughes Los Angeles Rams defensive back North Carolina State, Tulsa Hughes was a rookie in 1954. He played five seasons for the Rams and Giants.

vg $5

ex $10

nm $20

1954 Rams Team Issue Will Sherman 1954 Rams Team Issue 26 Will Sherman Los Angeles Rams defensive back St. Mary's

vg $5

ex $10

nm $20

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1955 49ers Team Issue Rex Berry 1955 49ers Team Issue 6 Rex Berry San Francisco 49ers halfback, defensive back Brigham Young

vg $5

ex $10

nm $20

1955 49ers Team Issue Bobby Luna 1955 49ers Team Issue 21 Bobby Luna San Francisco 49ers defensive back Alabama

vg $5

ex $10

nm $20

1955 49ers Team Issue George Maderos 1955 49ers Team Issue 22 George Maderos San Francisco 49ers defensive back Chico State

vg $5

ex $10

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1955 49ers Team Issue Dick Moegle 1955 49ers Team Issue 25 Dick Moegle San Francisco 49ers defensive back Rice Moegle placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1954. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.

vg $5

ex $10

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1955 Bowman Lindon Crow 1955 Bowman 5 Lindon Crow Chicago Cardinals defensive back USC Rookie card

ex $4

nm $10

1955 Bowman Dick Alban 1955 Bowman 12 Dick Alban Washington Redskins defensive back Northwestern

ex $4

nm $10

1955 Bowman Bert Rechichar 1955 Bowman 20 Bert Rechichar Baltimore Colts defensive back Tennessee

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Lee Riley 1955 Bowman 21 Lee Riley Detroit Lions defensive back Detroit Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

1955 Bowman Ollie Matson 1955 Bowman 25 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 Matson won two medals in track in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. See my page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards.

ex $7

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PSA 7
1955 Bowman Jack Christiansen 1955 Bowman 28 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

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1955 Bowman Tom Keane 1955 Bowman 30 Tom Keane Baltimore Colts defensive back West Virginia Keane's brother, Jim Keane, also played in the NFL.

ex $4

nm $14

1955 Bowman Dick Moegle 1955 Bowman 48 Dick Moegle San Francisco 49ers defensive back Rice Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Bowman Eddie Bell 1955 Bowman 67 Eddie Bell Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Pennsylvania Rookie card

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 8, vg
1955 Bowman Chuck Drazenovich 1955 Bowman 80 Chuck Drazenovich Washington Redskins defensive back Penn State

ex $5

nm $18

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Carl Taseff 1955 Bowman 103 Carl Taseff Baltimore Colts halfback, defensive back John Carroll Rookie card

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1955 Bowman Ken Konz 1955 Bowman 113 Ken Konz Cleveland Browns defensive back LSU

ex $4

nm $14

PSA 8, exmt
1955 Bowman Bobby Dillon 1955 Bowman 122 Bobby Dillon Green Bay Packers defensive back Texas Packers Hall of Fame 1974

ex $5

nm $16

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1955 Bowman 136 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Error card

Last name misspelled "Tunnel."

ex $7

nm $20

exmt
1955 Bowman Tom Landry 1955 Bowman 152 Tom Landry New York Giants defensive back, coach Texas Cowboys Ring of Honor 1993, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990

ex $26

nm $190

PSA 5, PSA 4
1955 Bowman Jerry Norton 1955 Bowman 155 Jerry Norton Philadelphia Eagles defensive back SMU Rookie card

ex $5

nm $16

PSA 8, exmt
1955 Rams Team Issue Don Burroughs 1955 Rams Team Issue 3 Don Burroughs Los Angeles Rams defensive back Colorado State A rookie in 1955, Burroughs intercepted 3 passes in his first NFL game.

vg $5

ex $10

nm $20

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1955 Rams Team Issue Jim Cason 1955 Rams Team Issue 4 Jim Cason Los Angeles Rams defensive back LSU

vg $5

ex $10

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1955 Rams Team Issue Hall Haynes 1955 Rams Team Issue 13 Hall Haynes Los Angeles Rams defensive back Santa Clara

vg $5

ex $10

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