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
1958 Topps CFL Rollie Miles 1958 Topps CFL 57 Rollie Miles Edmonton Eskimos running back, defensive back St. Augustine Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980

nm $15

nm
1958 Topps CFL John Pyeatt 1958 Topps CFL 76 John Pyeatt Calgary Stampeders end, defensive back Pyeatt played for the Denver Broncos in 1960 and 1961.

nm $10

1958 Topps CFL Harvey Wylie 1958 Topps CFL 82 Harvey Wylie Calgary Stampeders defensive back Montana State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980

nm $15

nm oc
1958 Topps CFL Keith Pearce 1958 Topps CFL 88 Keith Pearce Winnipeg Blue Bombers end, defensive back

nm $10

1959 Bazooka Ollie Matson 1959 Bazooka 12 Ollie Matson Los Angeles Rams 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
1959 Bell Brand Rams Ed Meador 1959 Bell Brand Rams 4 Ed Meador Los Angeles Rams defensive back Arkansas Tech Meador played 12 seasons in the NFL, all for the Rams.
1959 Bell Brand Rams Don Burroughs 1959 Bell Brand Rams 6 Don Burroughs Los Angeles Rams defensive back Colorado State PSA 7, PSA 6
1959 Bell Brand Rams Ollie Matson 1959 Bell Brand Rams 10 Ollie Matson Los Angeles Rams 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
1959 Bell Brand Rams Jack Morris 1959 Bell Brand Rams 13 Jack Morris Los Angeles Rams defensive back Oregon PSA 4, good
1959 Bell Brand Rams Will Sherman 1959 Bell Brand Rams 14 Will Sherman Los Angeles Rams defensive back St. Mary's PSA 6
1959 Bell Brand Rams Clendon Thomas 1959 Bell Brand Rams 15 Clendon Thomas Los Angeles Rams defensive back Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 2011 PSA 7
1959 Topps Bobby Dillon 1959 Topps 12 Bobby Dillon Green Bay Packers defensive back Texas Packers Hall of Fame 1974

ex $3

nm $9

PSA 8 oc
1959 Topps Terry Barr 1959 Topps 14 Terry Barr Detroit Lions defensive back Michigan Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

PSA 8
1959 Topps Jack Butler 1959 Topps 22 Jack Butler Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back St. Bonaventure Pro Football Hall of Fame 2012

ex $5

nm $13

nm, PSA 8
1959 Topps Dick Nolan 1959 Topps 32 Dick Nolan Chicago Cardinals defensive back Maryland Nolan was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 1968 to 1975, and of the New Orleans Saints from 1978 to 1980. Read about his time with the Saints on the New Orleans Saints History web site.

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 6, exmt
1959 Topps Jerry Mertens 1959 Topps 42 Jerry Mertens San Francisco 49ers defensive back Drake Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

nm
1959 Topps Ollie Matson 1959 Topps 50 Ollie Matson Los Angeles Rams 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

ex $7

nm $14

PSA 8.5, PSA 8, PSA 7, exmt, PSA 4
1959 Topps Ken Konz 1959 Topps 54 Ken Konz Cleveland Browns defensive back LSU

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 6
1959 Topps Don Burroughs 1959 Topps 59 Don Burroughs Los Angeles Rams defensive back Colorado State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

exmt, PSA 3
1959 Topps Andy Nelson 1959 Topps 62 Andy Nelson Baltimore Colts defensive back Memphis Rookie card

Nelson led the NFL with 199 interception return yards (on 8 interceptions) in 1958.

ex $3

nm $9

PSA 6
1959 Topps Jerry Norton 1959 Topps 79 Jerry Norton Philadelphia Eagles defensive back, punter SMU

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 5, ex
1959 Topps Jim Patton 1959 Topps 87 Jim Patton New York Giants defensive back Mississippi

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 7, nm
1959 Topps Abe Woodson 1959 Topps 102 Abe Woodson San Francisco 49ers defensive back Illinois Rookie card

Woodson had a 105-yard kick return in 1959, longest in the NFL. He also led the league in average yards per kick return, with 29.4.

ex $3

nm $8

nm, PSA 4
1959 Topps Will Sherman 1959 Topps 127 Will Sherman Los Angeles Rams defensive back St. Mary's Sherman was born in Weed, California--which is a lot prettier than it sounds.

ex $3

nm $8

PSA 8, PSA 7, nm
1959 Topps Yale Lary 1959 Topps 131 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979

ex $7

nm $15

PSA 8 oc, nm, PSA 5.5
1959 Topps New York Giants Team 1959 Topps 133 New York Giants Team New York Giants Though printed in 1959, this card pictures the 1958 New York Giants team.

ex $5

nm $9

PSA 7
1959 Topps Jim David 1959 Topps 143 Jim David Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State David made the Pro Bowl six straight seasons: from 1954 to 1959.

ex $3

nm $8

PSA 8, exmt
1959 Topps Lindon Crow 1959 Topps 156 Lindon Crow New York Giants defensive back USC Crow's younger brother, Wayne Crow, played for the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills.

ex $3

nm $11

PSA 6, ex
1959 Topps Stan Wallace 1959 Topps 159 Stan Wallace Chicago Bears defensive back Illinois Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm+, PSA 8 ST
1959 Topps Junior Wren 1959 Topps 169 Junior Wren Cleveland Browns defensive back Missouri Rookie card

ex $3

nm $12

PSA 6, nm oc
1959 Topps Chuck Drazenovich 1959 Topps 172 Chuck Drazenovich Washington Redskins defensive back Penn State

ex $3

nm $8

PSA 5.5, nm oc
1959 Topps CFL Paul Cameron 1959 Topps CFL 18 Paul Cameron BC Lions defensive back UCLA Cameron placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1952, and third in 1953. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1959 Topps CFL Harvey Wylie 1959 Topps CFL 27 Harvey Wylie Calgary Stampeders defensive back Montana State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980
1959 Topps CFL Boyd Carter 1959 Topps CFL 68 Boyd Carter Toronto Argonauts defensive back, wide receiver Santa Monica exmt
1959 Topps CFL Eddie Macon 1959 Topps CFL 74 Eddie Macon Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Pacific Macon played for the NFL's Chicago Bears in 1952 and 1953, and for the AFL's Oakland Raiders in 1960.
1959 Wheaties CFL Ron Adam 1959 Wheaties CFL 1 Ron Adam Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back, quarterback
1959 Wheaties CFL Harry Lunn 1959 Wheaties CFL 24 Harry Lunn Saskatchewan Roughriders halfback, defensive back
1959 Wheaties CFL Rollie Miles 1959 Wheaties CFL 30 Rollie Miles Edmonton Eskimos running back, defensive back St. Augustine Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980
1960 7-Eleven Texans Johnny Robinson 1960 7-Eleven Texans 9 Johnny Robinson Dallas Texans defensive back LSU Chiefs Hall of Fame 1974
1960 Bell Brand Rams Ed Meador 1960 Bell Brand Rams 4 Ed Meador Los Angeles Rams defensive back Arkansas Tech PSA 7
1960 Bell Brand Rams Ollie Matson 1960 Bell Brand Rams 10 Ollie Matson Los Angeles Rams 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 PSA 8, PSA 7
1960 Bell Brand Rams Charlie Britt 1960 Bell Brand Rams 20 Charlie Britt Los Angeles Rams defensive back Georgia PSA 4
1960 Bell Brand Rams Will Sherman 1960 Bell Brand Rams 21 Will Sherman Los Angeles Rams defensive back St. Mary's good
1960 Bell Brand Rams Clendon Thomas 1960 Bell Brand Rams 26 Clendon Thomas Los Angeles Rams defensive back Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 2011
1960 Bell Brand Rams Carl Karilivacz 1960 Bell Brand Rams 28 Carl Karilivacz Los Angeles Rams defensive back Syracuse
1960 Bell Brand Rams Don Ellersick 1960 Bell Brand Rams 34 Don Ellersick Los Angeles Rams defensive back Washington State Ellersick caught a touchdown pass for the Minnesota Vikings in their first-ever NFL game: a 1961 exhibition game against the Dallas Cowboys in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The pass happened to be Fran Tarkenton's first touchdown pass in the NFL.
1960 Eagles Team Issue Don Burroughs 1960 Eagles Team Issue 3 Don Burroughs Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Colorado State
1960 Eagles Team Issue Jimmy Carr 1960 Eagles Team Issue 4 Jimmy Carr Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Morris Harvey Carr's nickname was "Gummy."
1960 Fleer Bill Atkins 1960 Fleer 24 Bill Atkins Buffalo Bills defensive back Auburn Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

1960 Fleer Tony Banfield 1960 Fleer 45 Tony Banfield Houston Oilers defensive back Oklahoma State Rookie card

ex $2

nm $6


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