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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1955 Bowman Howard Ferguson 1955 Bowman 57 Howard Ferguson Green Bay Packers halfback Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

ex $5

nm $12

1955 Bowman Bobby Watkins 1955 Bowman 58 Bobby Watkins Chicago Bears halfback Ohio State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

1955 Bowman Charlie Ane 1955 Bowman 59 Charlie Ane Detroit Lions center, tackle USC Rookie card

Ane played for the Lions from 1953 to 1959. He was elected to the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8, vg-ex
1955 Bowman Ken MacAfee 1955 Bowman 60 Ken MacAfee New York Giants end Alabama College Hall of Fame 1999 Rookie card

ex $4

nm $10

1955 Bowman Ralph Guglielmi 1955 Bowman 61 Ralph Guglielmi Washington Redskins quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 2001 Rookie card

Guglielmi played one season for the Redskins, served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1958, and returned to the NFL in 1959.

ex $5

nm $12

nm
1955 Bowman Eddie Bell 1955 Bowman 67 Eddie Bell Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Pennsylvania Rookie card

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 8, vg
1955 Bowman Ben Agajanian 1955 Bowman 68 Ben Agajanian New York Giants kicker New Mexico Rookie card

Agajanian is a member of the NFL's 40-and-over club. He played until he was 45.

ex $4

nm $10

PSA 9
1955 Bowman Jim Ringo 1955 Bowman 70 Jim Ringo Green Bay Packers center Syracuse Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Packers Hall of Fame 1974, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981 Rookie card

ex $20

nm $65

SGC 80
1955 Bowman Al Dorow 1955 Bowman 77 Al Dorow Washington Redskins quarterback Michigan State Rookie card

ex $4

nm $14

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Billy Wilson 1955 Bowman 81 Billy Wilson San Francisco 49ers end San Jose State Rookie card

ex $5

nm $22

exmt
1955 Bowman Rick Casares 1955 Bowman 87 Rick Casares Chicago Bears fullback Florida Rookie card

ex $5

nm $16

nm-mt oc
1955 Bowman Charles Toogood 1955 Bowman 89 Charles Toogood Los Angeles Rams tackle Nebraska Rookie card

ex $5

nm $18

1955 Bowman Tom Bettis 1955 Bowman 90 Tom Bettis Green Bay Packers linebacker Purdue Rookie card

ex $5

nm $22

1955 Bowman Carlton Massey 1955 Bowman 98 Carlton Massey Cleveland Browns defensive end Texas, Southwestern Rookie card

ex $5

nm $20

PSA 7
1955 Bowman Alex Sandusky 1955 Bowman 100 Alex Sandusky Baltimore Colts guard Clarion Teachers College Rookie card

Sandusky played for the Colts for his entire NFL career, 1954-1966.

ex $5

nm $18

1955 Bowman Bob St. Clair 1955 Bowman 101 Bob St. Clair San Francisco 49ers tackle Tulsa 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990 Rookie card

ex $35

nm $130

PSA 6, ex miscut
1955 Bowman Carl Taseff 1955 Bowman 103 Carl Taseff Baltimore Colts halfback, defensive back John Carroll Rookie card

ex $5

nm $18

nm
1955 Bowman Roger Zatkoff 1955 Bowman 111 Roger Zatkoff Green Bay Packers tackle Michigan Rookie card

ex $5

nm $20

ex
1955 Bowman William Brown 1955 Bowman 117 William Brown Green Bay Packers guard Arkansas Rookie card

ex $5

nm $18

PSA 8, ex
1955 Bowman Royce Womble 1955 Bowman 118 Royce Womble Baltimore Colts halfback, flanker North Texas Rookie card

ex $4

nm $12

1955 Bowman Frank Gatski 1955 Bowman 119 Frank Gatski Cleveland Browns center Marshall Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card

ex $25

nm $60

PSA 7
1955 Bowman Buck Lansford 1955 Bowman 126 Buck Lansford Philadelphia Eagles guard Texas Rookie card

ex $4

nm $14

nm
1955 Bowman Jim Salsbury 1955 Bowman 128 Jim Salsbury Detroit Lions guard UCLA Rookie card

ex $4

nm $14

1955 Bowman Dale Atkeson 1955 Bowman 129 Dale Atkeson Washington Redskins fullback Rookie card

ex $5

nm $20

1955 Bowman Bob Toneff 1955 Bowman 143 Bob Toneff San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Notre Dame Rookie card, error card

Toneff's last name is misspelled "Toneoff" on the front of this card.

ex $5

nm $18

1955 Bowman Frank Varrichione 1955 Bowman 148 Frank Varrichione Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $5

nm $16

PSA 8, GAI 7, vg
1955 Bowman Dick Bielski 1955 Bowman 149 Dick Bielski Philadelphia Eagles end, fullback Maryland Rookie card

ex $5

nm $20

1955 Bowman Jerry Norton 1955 Bowman 155 Jerry Norton Philadelphia Eagles defensive back SMU Rookie card

ex $5

nm $16

PSA 8, exmt
1955 Bowman L.G. Dupre 1955 Bowman 160 L.G. Dupre Baltimore Colts halfback Baylor Rookie card

ex $4

nm $26

1955 Topps All-American Herman Hickman 1955 Topps All-American 1 Herman Hickman guard Tennessee College Hall of Fame 1959 Rookie card

vg $5

ex $10

nm $32

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 Pudge Heffelfinger 1955 Topps All-American 18 Pudge Heffelfinger guard Yale College Hall of Fame 1951 Rookie card

vg $5

ex $10

nm $30

PSA 7, PSA 5.5, exmt
1955 Topps All-American Byron White 1955 Topps All-American 21cor Byron White halfback Colorado College Hall of Fame 1954 Rookie card

White served as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993.

vg $15

ex $30

nm $75

PSA 6
1955 Topps All-American Byron White 1955 Topps All-American 21err Byron White halfback Colorado College Hall of Fame 1954 Rookie card, error card

Back of card has Gaynell Tinsley's bio.

vg $50

ex $100

nm $450

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 Mel Hein 1955 Topps All-American 28 Mel Hein center Washington State College Hall of Fame 1954, Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

vg $15

ex $30

nm $85

PSA 8, BVG 8, PSA 6, PSA 5
1955 Topps All-American George Sauer Sr. 1955 Topps All-American 31 George Sauer Sr. fullback Nebraska College Hall of Fame 1954 Rookie card

Sauer played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers.

vg $5

ex $10

nm $34

ex
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 Amos Alonzo Stagg 1955 Topps All-American 38 Amos Alonzo Stagg coach Yale College Hall of Fame 1951 Rookie card

vg $15

ex $30

nm $75

nm-mt oc
1955 Topps All-American Eddie Tryon 1955 Topps All-American 42 Eddie Tryon halfback Colgate College Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

vg $5

ex $10

nm $32

exmt
1955 Topps All-American Bo McMillin 1955 Topps All-American 47 Bo McMillin quarterback Centre College Hall of Fame 1951 Rookie card, error card

Last name misspelled "McMillan."

vg $5

ex $10

nm $32

PSA 6, PSA 5
1955 Topps All-American Ernie Nevers 1955 Topps All-American 56 Ernie Nevers fullback Stanford Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

vg $15

ex $30

nm $85

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 Benny Friedman 1955 Topps All-American 64 Benny Friedman quarterback Michigan College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005 Rookie card

vg $15

ex $30

nm $85

PSA 6, PSA 5, exmt
1955 Topps All-American Bruiser Kinard 1955 Topps All-American 66 Bruiser Kinard tackle Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971 Rookie card

Kinard's brothers, George and Billy, also played professional football.

vg $15

ex $30

nm $85

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

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