Quarterback 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
1948 Bowman Paul Christman 1948 Bowman 44 Paul Christman Chicago Cardinals quarterback Missouri College Hall of Fame 1956 Rookie card

Christman placed third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1939, and fifth in 1940. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $16

nm $35

PSA 6.5
1948 Bowman Frank Reagan 1948 Bowman 55 Frank Reagan New York Giants quarterback, defensive back Pennsylvania Rookie card

ex $12

nm $70

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Jim Hardy 1948 Bowman 56 Jim Hardy Los Angeles Rams quarterback USC Rookie card

Hardy had 8 passes intercepted in a game in 1950. That is still an NFL record.

ex $14

nm $45

1948 Bowman Joe Sulaitis 1948 Bowman 64 Joe Sulaitis New York Giants end, quarterback Rookie card

ex $10

nm $35

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Boley Dancewicz 1948 Bowman 74 Boley Dancewicz Boston Yanks quarterback Notre Dame Rookie card

Dancewicz placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1945. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.

ex $12

nm $25

PSA 8
1948 Bowman Perry Moss 1948 Bowman 83 Perry Moss Green Bay Packers quarterback Tulsa, Illinois Rookie card

ex $22

nm $45

1948 Bowman John Clement 1948 Bowman 86 John Clement Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback SMU Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Bill Garnaas 1948 Bowman 90 Bill Garnaas Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Minnesota Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $110

1948 Bowman Fred Enke 1948 Bowman 98 Fred Enke Detroit Lions quarterback Arizona Rookie card

ex $10

nm $35

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1948 Bowman Harry Gilmer 1948 Bowman 99 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $105

1948 Bowman Sid Luckman 1948 Bowman 107 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $180

1948-52 Exhibit Frankie Albert 1948-52 Exhibit 1 Frankie Albert quarterback, coach Stanford College Hall of Fame 1956
1948-52 Exhibit Sammy Baugh 1948-52 Exhibit 3 Sammy Baugh quarterback, coach TCU College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Baugh, Ki Aldrich, and L.D. Meyer were the MVPs of the first Cotton Bowl Classic, played on January 1, 1937.
1948-52 Exhibit Paul Christman 1948-52 Exhibit 6 Paul Christman quarterback Missouri College Hall of Fame 1956
1948-52 Exhibit Charley Conerly 1948-52 Exhibit 9 Charley Conerly quarterback Mississippi Giants Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1966
1948-52 Exhibit Otto Graham 1948-52 Exhibit 18 Otto Graham quarterback Northwestern Browns Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 According to his biography at ottograham.net, Graham weighed 14 pounds, 12 ounces at birth--then an Illinois state record for a boy.
1948-52 Exhibit Jack Jacobs 1948-52 Exhibit 24 Jack Jacobs quarterback, halfback Oklahoma Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1963
1948-52 Exhibit Bobby Layne 1948-52 Exhibit 27 Bobby Layne quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967
1948-52 Exhibit Clyde LeForce 1948-52 Exhibit 28 Clyde LeForce quarterback Tulsa
1948-52 Exhibit Sid Luckman 1948-52 Exhibit 29 Sid Luckman quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1948-52 Exhibit John Lujack 1948-52 Exhibit 30 John Lujack quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947
1948-52 Exhibit Chuck Ortmann 1948-52 Exhibit 36 Chuck Ortmann quarterback, halfback Michigan
1948-52 Exhibit George Ratterman 1948-52 Exhibit 40 George Ratterman quarterback Notre Dame
1948-52 Exhibit Y.A. Tittle 1948-52 Exhibit 49 Y.A. Tittle quarterback LSU 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971 Tittle and Al Baldwin were the MVPs of the 1947 Cotton Bowl Classic.
1948-52 Exhibit Frank Tripucka 1948-52 Exhibit 51 Frank Tripucka quarterback Notre Dame Broncos Ring of Fame 1986
1948-52 Exhibit Bob Waterfield 1948-52 Exhibit 55 Bob Waterfield quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1948-52 Exhibit Bob Williams 1948-52 Exhibit 57 Bob Williams quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1988
1948 Kelloggs Pep Bob Waterfield 1948 Kelloggs Pep 5 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965

vg $20

ex $50

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1948 Leaf Sid Luckman 1948 Leaf 1 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

vg $150

ex $600

nm $2000

PSA 1 mk
1948 Leaf Bobby Layne 1948 Leaf 6R Bobby Layne Chicago Bears quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Bobbie," red pants variation.

vg $150

ex $600

nm $2000

1948 Leaf Bobby Layne 1948 Leaf 6Y Bobby Layne Chicago Bears quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Bobbie," yellow pants variation.

vg $75

ex $300

nm $800

PSA 1 mk
1948 Leaf Tommy Thompson 1948 Leaf 9B Tommy Thompson Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, coach Tulsa Rookie card

blue numbers

vg $20

ex $50

nm $250

1948 Leaf Tommy Thompson 1948 Leaf 9Y Tommy Thompson Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, coach Tulsa Rookie card

yellow numbers

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Perry Moss 1948 Leaf 10 Perry Moss Green Bay Packers quarterback Tulsa, Illinois Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf John Lujack 1948 Leaf 13C John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Rookie card

vg $15

ex $50

nm $250

1948 Leaf John Lujack 1948 Leaf 13E John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Jonny."

vg $100

ex $350

nm $1500

1948 Leaf Harry Gilmer 1948 Leaf 18 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card

The Redskins chose Gilmer with the first overall pick in the 1948 NFL draft.

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Paul Christman 1948 Leaf 21 Paul Christman Chicago Cardinals quarterback Missouri College Hall of Fame 1956 Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Bob Waterfield 1948 Leaf 26B Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

black name

vg $60

ex $200

nm $600

SGC 60
1948 Leaf Bob Waterfield 1948 Leaf 26W Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

white name

vg $120

ex $400

nm $1200

1948 Leaf Paul Governali 1948 Leaf 30B Paul Governali New York Giants quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Variation with dark brown helmet.

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

PSA 8.5
1948 Leaf Paul Governali 1948 Leaf 30T Paul Governali New York Giants quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Variation with tan helmet.

vg $30

ex $75

nm $250

1948 Leaf Leroy Zimmerman 1948 Leaf 32 Leroy Zimmerman Boston Yanks quarterback, kicker San Jose State Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Sammy Baugh 1948 Leaf 34 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins quarterback, coach TCU College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

vg $300

ex $800

nm $3000

PSA 1 mk
1948 Leaf Boley Dancewicz 1948 Leaf 38 Boley Dancewicz Boston Yanks quarterback Notre Dame Rookie card, error card

Dancewitz's last name is misspelled "Dancewitz" on this card.

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

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

vg $20

ex $50

nm $250

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

vg $60

ex $150

nm $500

1948 Leaf John Clement 1948 Leaf 47 John Clement Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback SMU Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Frank Reagan 1948 Leaf 48 Frank Reagan New York Giants quarterback, defensive back Pennsylvania Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Frank Tripucka 1948 Leaf 49 Frank Tripucka quarterback Notre Dame Broncos Ring of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Tripucka backed up Heisman winner John Lujack in 1946 and 1947, and he started for Notre Dame in 1948. He led the Irish to a 9-0-1 record, and the team finished number 2 in the country, behind Michigan.

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125


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