Halfback Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1948 Leaf George McAfee 1948 Leaf 19A George McAfee Chicago Bears halfback Duke College Hall of Fame 1961, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card

with nickname
1948 Leaf George McAfee 1948 Leaf 19B George McAfee Chicago Bears halfback Duke College Hall of Fame 1961, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card

without nickname
1948 Leaf George Taliaferro 1948 Leaf 20 George Taliaferro halfback Indiana College Hall of Fame 1981 Rookie card

Taliaferro and Pete Pihos were teammates on Indiana University's undefeated 1945 team.
1948 Leaf Steve Van Buren 1948 Leaf 22G Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Rookie card

Variation with green jersey.
PSA 1.5
1948 Leaf Steve Van Buren 1948 Leaf 22Y Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Rookie card

Variation with yellow jersey.
1948 Leaf Ken Kavanaugh 1948 Leaf 23 Ken Kavanaugh halfback LSU College Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Elmer Angsman 1948 Leaf 25B Elmer Angsman Chicago Cardinals halfback Notre Dame Rookie card

black name
1948 Leaf Elmer Angsman 1948 Leaf 25W Elmer Angsman Chicago Cardinals halfback Notre Dame Rookie card

white name
PSA 1.5
1948 Leaf Charley Trippi 1948 Leaf 29 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card

Trippi played one season of minor league baseball before starting his NFL career.
1948 Leaf Tom McWilliams 1948 Leaf 31M Tom McWilliams halfback, defensive back Mississippi State, Army Rookie card

maroon jersey
1948 Leaf Tom McWilliams 1948 Leaf 31R Tom McWilliams halfback, defensive back Mississippi State, Army Rookie card

red jersey
1948 Leaf Bill Dudley 1948 Leaf 36 Bill Dudley Detroit Lions halfback Virginia Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Steelers Legends Team Rookie card

Dudley finished fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1941. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
PSA 4
1948 Leaf Harry Szulborski 1948 Leaf 41O Harry Szulborski halfback Purdue Rookie card

orange pants
1948 Leaf Harry Szulborski 1948 Leaf 41Y Harry Szulborski halfback Purdue Rookie card

yellow pants
1948 Leaf Robert Nussbaumer 1948 Leaf 43M Robert Nussbaumer Washington Redskins halfback, defensive back Michigan Rookie card

maroon jersey
ex
1948 Leaf Robert Nussbaumer 1948 Leaf 43R Robert Nussbaumer Washington Redskins halfback, defensive back Michigan Rookie card

red jersey
1948 Leaf Jack Jacobs 1948 Leaf 46A Jack Jacobs Green Bay Packers quarterback, halfback Oklahoma Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

with jersey number
1948 Leaf Jack Jacobs 1948 Leaf 46B Jack Jacobs Green Bay Packers quarterback, halfback Oklahoma Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

without jersey number
1948 Leaf Gene Derricotte 1948 Leaf 62 Gene Derricotte halfback Michigan Rookie card
1948 Leaf Frank Seno 1948 Leaf 64 Frank Seno Boston Yanks halfback George Washington Rookie card
1948 Leaf Harrell Collins 1948 Leaf 67 Harrell Collins fullback, halfback LSU Rookie card
1948 Leaf Larry Joe 1948 Leaf 69 Larry Joe halfback Penn State Rookie card

Joe still holds the Penn State record for career kickoff return average. He played in just one pro game, for the AAFC's Buffalo Bills in 1949. See my Cups of Coffee page for cards of other players who appeared in exactly one NFL, AFL, or AAFC game.
1948 Leaf Ray Evans 1948 Leaf 72 Ray Evans Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Kansas College Hall of Fame 1964 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Jackie Jensen 1948 Leaf 73 Jackie Jensen halfback California College Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card, error card

Jensen's first name is misspelled "Jackey" on this card.
1948 Leaf Skip Minisi 1948 Leaf 75 Skip Minisi New York Giants halfback Pennsylvania, Navy College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card