Halfback Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1952 Wheaties Doak Walker Portrait 1952 Wheaties 10 Doak Walker Portrait Walker had a 79-yard quick-kick punt in the 1949 Cotton Bowl. His SMU teammate, Kyle Rote, had a 84-yard quick-kick in the same game.
Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1953 Bowman Doak Walker 1953 Bowman 6 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker was a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1976. He was finally inducted in 1986.
1953 Bowman Charley Trippi 1953 Bowman 17 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 PSA 7, ex
1953 Bowman George Taliaferro 1953 Bowman 19 George Taliaferro Baltimore Colts halfback Indiana College Hall of Fame 1981 BVG 7.5
1953 Bowman Elroy Hirsch 1953 Bowman 22 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 In 1953, Hirsch starred in Crazylegs, a movie about himself.
1953 Bowman Billy Stone 1953 Bowman 29 Billy Stone Chicago Bears halfback Bradley
1953 Bowman Buddy Young 1953 Bowman 30 Buddy Young Baltimore Colts halfback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1968
1953 Bowman Hugh McElhenny 1953 Bowman 32 Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 McElhenny placed eighth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1953 Bowman Frank Gifford 1953 Bowman 43 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977
1953 Bowman Dub Jones 1953 Bowman 46 Dub Jones Cleveland Browns halfback LSU, Tulane Jones's son, Bert, was a quarterback for the Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams. You can see some of Bert Jones's cards in the Gallery.
1953 Bowman John Karras 1953 Bowman 51 John Karras Chicago Cardinals halfback Illinois
1953 Bowman Don Bingham 1953 Bowman 59 Don Bingham Chicago Bears halfback Sul Ross State Rookie card
1953 Bowman Ray Renfro 1953 Bowman 62 Ray Renfro Cleveland Browns halfback North Texas Rookie card

Renfro played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Browns.
1953 Bowman Leon Heath 1953 Bowman 63 Leon Heath Washington Redskins halfback Oklahoma
1953 Bowman Robert Smith 1953 Bowman 66 Robert Smith Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback Tulsa, Iowa
1953 Bowman Julie Rykovich 1953 Bowman 74 Julie Rykovich Washington Redskins halfback Illinois, Notre Dame PSA 9
1953 Bowman Lynn Chandnois 1953 Bowman 76 Lynn Chandnois Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Michigan State Chandnois led the NFL with 1593 all-purpose yards in 1953. PSA 9
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 Frank Ziegler 1953 Bowman 89 Frank Ziegler Philadelphia Eagles halfback Georgia Tech
1953 Bowman Ken Carpenter 1953 Bowman 92 Ken Carpenter Cleveland Browns halfback Oregon State
1953 Bowman Billy Cross 1953 Bowman 96 Billy Cross Chicago Cardinals halfback West Texas A and M According to his obituary at the Amarillo Globe-News, Cross held the career rushing record at West Texas State until Mercury Morris broke it in 1968.
1953 Oregon Farrell Albright 1953 Oregon 1 Farrell Albright halfback Oregon Albright became a dentist. He had a practice in Mercer Island, Washington, for 30 years. good
1953 Oregon Ted Anderson 1953 Oregon 2 Ted Anderson halfback Oregon PSA 4
1953 Rams Team Issue Elroy Hirsch 1953 Rams Team Issue 12 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 Hirsch was second in the NFL in receiving yards in 1953, and he was voted first team All-Pro. exmt
1953 Rams Team Issue Tom McCormick 1953 Rams Team Issue 17 Tom McCormick Los Angeles Rams halfback Pacific 1953 was McCormick's rookie year. He played four seasons for the Rams and 49ers.