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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 John Lujack 1948 Bowman 3 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947 Rookie card, short print

ex $125

nm $390

1948 Bowman Leslie Horvath 1948 Bowman 71 Leslie Horvath Los Angeles Rams halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1969, Heisman Trophy 1944 Rookie card

ex $30

nm $80

vg
1948 Bowman Bruce Smith 1948 Bowman 104 Bruce Smith Green Bay Packers halfback Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1972, Heisman Trophy 1941 Rookie card

ex $30

nm $65

1948 Leaf Doak Walker 1948 Leaf 4 Doak Walker halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Walker was the second player to win the Heisman Trophy as a junior. The first was Army's Doc Blanchard. Notre Dame's Leon Hart won the Heisman in Walker's senior year, 1949.

vg $75

ex $300

nm $800

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 Leon Hart 1948 Leaf 91 Leon Hart fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949 Rookie card

vg $100

ex $300

nm $1500

1950 Bowman Glenn Davis 1950 Bowman 16 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946 Rookie card

Davis finished second in Heisman voting in 1944, second in 1945, and first in 1946. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $25

nm $70

1951 Topps Magic Vic Janowicz 1951 Topps Magic 10 Vic Janowicz halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1950 Rookie card

nm $1000

PSA 5
1954 Bowman John Lattner 1954 Bowman 128 John Lattner Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1953 Rookie card

Lattner placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1952, and he won it in 1953. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $25

nm $110

1955 Bowman Alan Ameche 1955 Bowman 8 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954 Rookie card, error card

Heisman is misspelled on back.

ex $10

nm $35

PSA 8.5, good
1955 Topps All-American Nile Kinnick 1955 Topps All-American 6 Nile Kinnick halfback Iowa College Hall of Fame 1951, Heisman Trophy 1939 Rookie card, error card

Kinnick died in a plane crash in World War II. His name is misspelled "Niles" on this card.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $55

1955 Topps All-American Dick Kazmaier 1955 Topps All-American 23 Dick Kazmaier quarterback Princeton College Hall of Fame 1966, Heisman Trophy 1951 Rookie card

vg $12

ex $24

nm $70

PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Topps All-American Larry Kelley 1955 Topps All-American 26 Larry Kelley end Yale College Hall of Fame 1969, Heisman Trophy 1936 Rookie card

vg $12

ex $24

nm $55

PSA 9, nm
1955 Topps All-American Davey O 1955 Topps All-American 34 Davey O'Brien quarterback TCU College Hall of Fame 1955, Heisman Trophy 1938 Rookie card

O'Brien played two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1939, his rookie year, he broke Sammy Baugh's NFL record for most yards passing in a season. According to his page on the Heisman Trophy web site, he retired to become an FBI agent.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $55

BVG 8
1955 Topps All-American Tom Harmon 1955 Topps All-American 35 Tom Harmon halfback Michigan College Hall of Fame 1954, Heisman Trophy 1940 Rookie card

The Chicago Bears chose Harmon with the first overall pick in the 1941 NFL draft.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $65

BVG 8.5, ex+
1955 Topps All-American Doc Blanchard 1955 Topps All-American 59 Doc Blanchard fullback Army College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1945 Rookie card

Blanchard was the first player to win the Heisman Trophy as a junior. He placed third in Heisman voting in 1944, first in 1945, and fourth in 1946.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $65

1955 Topps All-American Frank Sinkwich 1955 Topps All-American 69 Frank Sinkwich halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1954, Heisman Trophy 1942 Rookie card

Sinkwich played two seasons for the Detroit Lions and two seasons for the AAFC's New York Yankees and Baltimore Colts. He averaged 45.92 yards per punt for the Lions in 1943, still an NFL record for a rookie.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $90

nm oc
1955 Topps All-American Angelo Bertelli 1955 Topps All-American 76 Angelo Bertelli quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1972, Heisman Trophy 1943 Rookie card

Bertelli was second in Heisman voting in 1941, sixth in 1942, and first in 1943. After serving in World War II, he played three seasons for the AAFC's Los Angeles Dons and Chicago Rockets.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $100

PSA 7, PSA 6
1955 Topps All-American Jay Berwanger 1955 Topps All-American 78 Jay Berwanger halfback Chicago College Hall of Fame 1954, Heisman Trophy 1935 Rookie card

Berwanger was the first Heisman Trophy winner and the first player ever chosen in the NFL draft. He decided not to play pro football, however.

vg $12

ex $24

nm $65

PSA 8, BVG 7, PSA 6, exmt oc
1956 Topps Billy Vessels 1956 Topps 120 Billy Vessels Baltimore Colts halfback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1974, Heisman Trophy 1952 Rookie card

Vessels played for the Edmonton Eskimos, then with the Western Interprovincial Football Union, in 1953. He won the Canadian Rugby Union's most outstanding player award, the Schenley Award, that season. After serving in the U.S. military, Vessels played the 1956 season with the Baltimore Colts.

ex $10

nm $30

1957 Topps Howard Cassady 1957 Topps 80 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1955 Rookie card

ex $10

nm $25

vg
1957 Topps Paul Hornung 1957 Topps 151 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

The Packers chose Hornung with the first overall pick in the 1957 NFL draft.

ex $175

nm $450

PSA 6
1959 Topps John David Crow 1959 Topps 105 John David Crow Chicago Cardinals halfback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1957 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 8, nm+
1960 Fleer Billy Cannon 1960 Fleer 66 Billy Cannon Houston Oilers halfback LSU College Hall of Fame 2008, Heisman Trophy 1959 Rookie card

The Los Angeles Rams chose Cannon with the first overall pick in the 1960 NFL draft. He opted to play in the AFL instead.

ex $10

nm $30

1962 Topps Ernie Davis 1962 Topps 36 Ernie Davis Cleveland Browns halfback Syracuse College Hall of Fame 1979, Heisman Trophy 1961 Rookie card, short print

Though Davis died of leukemia before he could play for the Browns, the team retired his number, 45. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.

ex $100

nm $250

1965 Topps John Huarte 1965 Topps 117 John Huarte New York Jets quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 2005, Heisman Trophy 1964 Rookie card

ex $8

nm $22

1970 Topps O.J. Simpson 1970 Topps 90 O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills running back USC, City College of San Francisco Bills Wall of Fame 1980, College Hall of Fame 1983, Heisman Trophy 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card

nm $50

1970 Topps Mike Garrett 1970 Topps 179 Mike Garrett Kansas City Chiefs running back USC Chiefs Hall of Fame 1978, College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1965 Rookie card

nm $4

1972 Topps Steve Owens 1972 Topps 25 Steve Owens Detroit Lions running back Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1991, Heisman Trophy 1969 Rookie card

nm $4

1972 Topps Jim Plunkett 1972 Topps 65 Jim Plunkett New England Patriots quarterback Stanford College Hall of Fame 1990, Heisman Trophy 1970 Rookie card

nm $17

1972 Topps Steve Spurrier 1972 Topps 291 Steve Spurrier San Francisco 49ers quarterback Florida College Hall of Fame 1986, Heisman Trophy 1966 Rookie card

nm $40

1973 Topps Pat Sullivan 1973 Topps 251 Pat Sullivan Atlanta Falcons quarterback Auburn College Hall of Fame 1991, Heisman Trophy 1971 Rookie card

nm $5

nm-mt $10

1977 Topps John Cappelletti 1977 Topps 108 John Cappelletti Los Angeles Rams running back Penn State College Hall of Fame 1993, Heisman Trophy 1973 Rookie card
1977 Topps Archie Griffin 1977 Topps 269 Archie Griffin Cincinnati Bengals running back Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1986, Heisman Trophy 1974, Heisman Trophy 1975 Rookie card

Griffin is the only player to have won the Heisman Trophy twice.
1978 Topps Johnny Rodgers 1978 Topps 63 Johnny Rodgers San Diego Chargers wide receiver Nebraska Heisman Trophy 1972, College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card

Rodgers played for the Montreal Aloutettes from 1973 to 1976. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie award in 1973.
1978 Topps Tony Dorsett 1978 Topps 315 Tony Dorsett Dallas Cowboys running back Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, Heisman Trophy 1976, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1994, College Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card

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