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

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

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

Baugh finished fourth in voting for the 1936 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
PSA 4, PSA 3
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 George Connor 1948 Leaf 37 George Connor Chicago Bears linebacker Holy Cross, Notre Dame Outland Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1963, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card
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.
1950 Bowman Y.A. Tittle 1950 Bowman 5 Y.A. Tittle Baltimore Colts quarterback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card

Tittle started his career with the AAFC's Baltimore Colts in 1948. He remained with the team when it joined the NFL in 1950. He led the league in pass completions that year, with 161.
1950 Bowman Lou Groza 1950 Bowman 6 Lou Groza Cleveland Browns tackle, kicker Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card

Groza played 21 seasons for the Browns, 4 in the AAFC and 17 in the NFL.
PSA 7
1950 Bowman Tony Canadeo 1950 Bowman 9 Tony Canadeo Green Bay Packers halfback Gonzaga Packers Hall of Fame 1973, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

Canadeo played from 1941 to 1952 for the Packers. He missed most of the 1944 season and all of the 1945 season to serve in World War II.
PSA 7
1950 Bowman Joe Perry 1950 Bowman 35 Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers fullback Compton Community College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Rookie card PSA 4
1950 Bowman Marion Motley 1950 Bowman 43 Marion Motley Cleveland Browns fullback South Carolina State, Nevada Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card SGC 88
1950 Bowman Otto Graham 1950 Bowman 45 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card

Graham won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1943.
PSA 6, PSA 7 mc, PSA 5, PSA 4
1950 Bowman Tom Fears 1950 Bowman 51 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976 Rookie card PSA 8
1950 Bowman Elroy Hirsch 1950 Bowman 52 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card
1950 Bowman Dante Lavelli 1950 Bowman 78 Dante Lavelli Cleveland Browns end Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card
1950 Bowman Jim Finks 1950 Bowman 128 Jim Finks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tulsa Saints Hall of Fame 1994, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998 Rookie card PSA 7
1950 Topps Felt Backs Lou Creekmur 1950 Topps Felt Backs 19 Lou Creekmur tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 Rookie card

Creekmur played ten seasons in the NFL, all with the Detroit Lions.
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