Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1948 Leaf Richard Harris 1948 Leaf 60 Richard Harris center Texas Rookie card PSA 6
1948 Leaf Len Younce 1948 Leaf 61 Len Younce New York Giants guard Oregon State Rookie card
1948 Leaf Gene Derricotte 1948 Leaf 62 Gene Derricotte halfback Michigan Rookie card
1948 Leaf Roy Steiner 1948 Leaf 63 Roy Steiner defensive back Alabama Rookie card
1948 Leaf Frank Seno 1948 Leaf 64 Frank Seno Boston Yanks halfback George Washington Rookie card
1948 Leaf Bob Hendren 1948 Leaf 65 Bob Hendren tackle, defensive tackle Culver-Stockton, USC Rookie card, error card

Hendren's name is misspelled "Hendreen" on both the front and back.
1948 Leaf Jack Cloud 1948 Leaf 66 Jack Cloud fullback William and Mary College Hall of Fame 1990 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Harrell Collins 1948 Leaf 67 Harrell Collins fullback, halfback LSU Rookie card
1948 Leaf Clyde LeForce 1948 Leaf 68 Clyde LeForce Detroit Lions quarterback Tulsa Rookie card, error card

Last name misspelled "LaForce."
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 Phil O 1948 Leaf 70 Phil O'Reilly tackle Purdue Rookie card
1948 Leaf Paul Campbell 1948 Leaf 71 Paul Campbell quarterback Texas Rookie card PSA 5
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 Russ Steger 1948 Leaf 74 Russ Steger defensive back Illinois Rookie card
1948 Leaf Skip Minisi 1948 Leaf 75 Skip Minisi New York Giants halfback Pennsylvania, Navy College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card PSA 5
1948 Leaf Clayton Tonnemaker 1948 Leaf 76 Clayton Tonnemaker center, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1980 Rookie card
1948 Leaf George Savitsky 1948 Leaf 77 George Savitsky Philadelphia Eagles tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1991 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Clarence Self 1948 Leaf 78 Clarence Self halfback, defensive back Wisconsin Rookie card

Self played from 1949 to 1955 for the Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions, and Green Bay Packers.
1948 Leaf Rodney Franz 1948 Leaf 79 Rodney Franz guard California College Hall of Fame 1977 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Jim Youel 1948 Leaf 80 Jim Youel quarterback, defensive back Iowa Rookie card
1948 Leaf Billy Bye 1948 Leaf 81M Billy Bye halfback Minnesota Rookie card

maroon jersey
1948 Leaf Billy Bye 1948 Leaf 81R Billy Bye halfback Minnesota Rookie card

red jersey
1948 Leaf Fred Enke 1948 Leaf 82 Fred Enke Detroit Lions quarterback Arizona Rookie card
1948 Leaf Fred Folger 1948 Leaf 83G Fred Folger defensive back, punter Duke Rookie card

gray jersey