Rookie Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1948 Leaf||83W||Fred Folger||defensive back, punter||Duke||Rookie card
|1948 Leaf||84||Jug Girard||Green Bay Packers||halfback, end||Wisconsin||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||85||Joe Scott||New York Giants||halfback, end||Texas A and M, San Francisco||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||86||Bob DeMoss||quarterback||Purdue||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||87||Dave Templeton||guard||Ohio State||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||88||Herb Siegert||guard, linebacker||Illinois||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||89||William O'Connor||Los Angeles Rams||end, defensive end||Notre Dame||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||90||Joe Whisler||fullback||Ohio State||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||91||Leon Hart||fullback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||92||Earl Banks||guard||Iowa||College Hall of Fame 1992||Rookie card
Banks was the head coach at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University) from 1960 to 1973. His overall record was 96-31-2.
|1948 Leaf||93||Frank Aschenbrenner||halfback||Marquette, Northwestern||Rookie card
Aschenbrenner played one season for the AAFC's Chicago Rockets and one season for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.
|1948 Leaf||94||John Goldsberry||tackle, defensive tackle||Indiana||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||95||Porter Payne||tackle||Georgia||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||96||Pete Perini||quarterback||Ohio State||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||97||Jay Rhodemyre||Green Bay Packers||center||Kentucky||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||98||Alfonso DiMarco||quarterback||Iowa||Rookie card|
|1950 Bowman||2||John Greene||Detroit Lions||end||Michigan||Rookie card
Greene was a lineman in college, and he played guard for the Lions in his first season, 1944. He switched to end in 1945, and he averaged 16.9 yards per catch for his career. 1950 was his last season.
|1950 Bowman||3||Bob Nowaskey||Baltimore Colts||end, linebacker||George Washington||Rookie card, error card
Nowaskey's last name is misspelled "Nowasky" on the back of this card.
|1950 Bowman||4||Jonathan Jenkins||Baltimore Colts||tackle||Dartmouth||Rookie card
Jenkins played three games for the Colts and one for the New York Yanks in 1950. He had been with the Colts in the AAFC in 1949.
|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||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.
|1950 Bowman||7||Alex Agase||Cleveland Browns||guard||Illinois||College Hall of Fame 1963||Rookie card
Agase played 3 seasons for the Chicago Rockets, Los Angeles Dons, and Cleveland Browns of the AAFC, then 3 seasons for the Browns and Baltimore Colts of the NFL. He later held head coaching jobs at Northwestern and Purdue.
|1950 Bowman||8||Mac Speedie||Cleveland Browns||end||Utah||Rookie card
Speedie played from 1946 to 1952 for the Browns, then he played three seasons in the CFL. He was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970, 1972, and 1983. See my Almost Hall of Famers page.
|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.
|1950 Bowman||10||Larry Craig||Green Bay Packers||end||South Carolina||Packers Hall of Fame 1973||Rookie card
Craig played from 1939 to 1949 for the Packers. He did not play in 1950, the year he finally appeared on a football card.