Defensive Tackle Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1946 Sears Browns Ernie Blandin 1946 Sears Browns 1 Ernie Blandin Cleveland Browns tackle, defensive tackle Tulane
1948 Bowman Vince Banonis 1948 Bowman 18 Vince Banonis Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Detroit Mercy College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card, short print
1948-52 Exhibit Chuck Bednarik 1948-52 Exhibit 4 Chuck Bednarik center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1948-52 Exhibit Nate Johnson 1948-52 Exhibit 25 Nate Johnson tackle, defensive tackle Illinois
1948 Leaf Vince Banonis 1948 Leaf 8B Vince Banonis Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Detroit Mercy College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

black name
1948 Leaf Vince Banonis 1948 Leaf 8W Vince Banonis Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Detroit Mercy College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

white name
1948 Leaf Leo Nomellini 1948 Leaf 52M Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Rookie card

maroon jersey
1948 Leaf 52R Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Rookie card

red jersey
1948 Leaf Chuck Bednarik 1948 Leaf 54 Chuck Bednarik center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Rookie card

Bednarik finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1948, behind Doak Walker and Charlie Justice.
1948 Leaf Bob Hendren 1948 Leaf 65 Bob Hendren tackle, defensive tackle Culver-Stockton, USC Rookie card, error card

Hendren's name is misspelled "Hendreen" on both the front and back.
PSA 6
1948 Leaf John Goldsberry 1948 Leaf 94 John Goldsberry tackle, defensive tackle Indiana Rookie card
1948 Topps Magic Photos Chuck Bednarik 1948 Topps Magic Photos 7C Chuck Bednarik center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Error card

Bednarik's last name is misspelled "Bednerik."
PSA 6
1949 Leaf Bob Hendren 1949 Leaf 1 Bob Hendren Washington Redskins tackle, defensive tackle Culver-Stockton, USC Error card

Hendren's name is misspelled "Hendreen" on the front, but spelled correctly on the back.
1949 Leaf Vince Banonis 1949 Leaf 38 Vince Banonis Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Detroit Mercy College Hall of Fame 1986
1949 Leaf Chuck Bednarik 1949 Leaf 134 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 The Eagles chose Bednarik with the first overall pick in the 1949 NFL draft.
1950 Bowman Leo Nomellini 1950 Bowman 107 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Nomellini was also a professional wrestler. See his profile at the Online World of Wrestling. good
1950 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1950 Bowman 132 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 PSA 8, vg-ex
1950 Topps Felt Backs Leo Nomellini 1950 Topps Felt Backs 62 Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1950 Topps Felt Backs Ernie Stautner 1950 Topps Felt Backs 79 Ernie Stautner defensive end, defensive tackle Boston College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, Steelers Legends Team, Steelers All-Time Team Rookie card

Stautner played fourteen seasons in the NFL, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
PSA 7
1951 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1951 Bowman 12 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1951 Bowman Arnie Weinmeister 1951 Bowman 21 Arnie Weinmeister New York Giants defensive tackle Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card
1951 Bowman Thurman McGraw 1951 Bowman 27 Thurman McGraw Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Colorado State College Hall of Fame 1981 Rookie card ex+
1951 Bowman Ernie Stautner 1951 Bowman 96 Ernie Stautner Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end, defensive tackle Boston College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, Steelers Legends Team, Steelers All-Time Team
1951 Bowman John Prchlik 1951 Bowman 100 John Prchlik Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Yale
1951 Bowman Leo Nomellini 1951 Bowman 140 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Nomellini was born in Lucca, Italy.
1951 Topps Magic Ray Beck 1951 Topps Magic 22 Ray Beck guard, defensive tackle Georgia Tech College Hall of Fame 1997
1951 Topps Magic George Young 1951 Topps Magic 48 George Young defensive tackle Bucknell Young, who was the general manager for the New York Giants from 1979 to 1997, was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005. See my Almost Hall of Famers page.
1952 Bowman Large Chuck Bednarik 1952 Bowman Large 10 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Short print

Bednarik was the MVP of the 1953 Pro Bowl (played after the 1952 season).
1952 Bowman Large Bob Miller 1952 Bowman Large 27 Bob Miller Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Virginia Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Art Donovan 1952 Bowman Large 46 Art Donovan Dallas Texans defensive tackle Boston College, Notre Dame Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card, short print PSA 8
1952 Bowman Large Ray Beck 1952 Bowman Large 51 Ray Beck New York Giants guard, defensive tackle Georgia Tech College Hall of Fame 1997
1952 Bowman Large Thomas Johnson 1952 Bowman Large 90 Thomas Johnson Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Michigan Short print
1952 Bowman Large Arnie Weinmeister 1952 Bowman Large 101 Arnie Weinmeister New York Giants defensive tackle Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984
1952 Bowman Large Fred Williams 1952 Bowman Large 121 Fred Williams Chicago Bears defensive tackle, linebacker Arkansas Rookie card

Williams played 14 seasons in the NFL, and he made the Pro Bowl four times. Oddly, he appeared on cards only in 1952, his rookie season.
1952 Bowman Large Leo Nomellini 1952 Bowman Large 125 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1952 Bowman Large Chuck Ulrich 1952 Bowman Large 134 Chuck Ulrich Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Illinois
1952 Bowman Small Chuck Bednarik 1952 Bowman Small 10 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1952 Bowman Small Bob Miller 1952 Bowman Small 27 Bob Miller Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Virginia Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Art Donovan 1952 Bowman Small 46 Art Donovan Dallas Texans defensive tackle Boston College, Notre Dame Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Ray Beck 1952 Bowman Small 51 Ray Beck New York Giants guard, defensive tackle Georgia Tech College Hall of Fame 1997
1952 Bowman Small Thomas Johnson 1952 Bowman Small 90 Thomas Johnson Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Michigan
1952 Bowman Small Arnie Weinmeister 1952 Bowman Small 101 Arnie Weinmeister New York Giants defensive tackle Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984
1952 Bowman Small Fred Williams 1952 Bowman Small 121 Fred Williams Chicago Bears defensive tackle, linebacker Arkansas Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Leo Nomellini 1952 Bowman Small 125 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 PSA 8
1952 Bowman Small Chuck Ulrich 1952 Bowman Small 134 Chuck Ulrich Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Illinois
1952 Parkhurst Jim Staton 1952 Parkhurst 52 Jim Staton Montreal Alouettes defensive tackle Wake Forest
1952 Parkhurst Eddie Bevan 1952 Parkhurst 81 Eddie Bevan Hamilton Tiger-Cats guard, defensive tackle
1953 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1953 Bowman 24 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 PSA 9, PSA 8
1953 Bowman Thurman McGraw 1953 Bowman 71 Thurman McGraw Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Colorado State College Hall of Fame 1981 McGraw was elected to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1971. PSA 9
1953 Bowman Leo Nomellini 1953 Bowman 88 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009