Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1950 Bowman Joe Golding 1950 Bowman 12 Joe Golding New York Yanks halfback Oklahoma Rookie card

Golding played from 1947 to 1952 for the Boston/New York Yanks. He led the NFL with five fumble recoveries in 1948.
1950 Bowman Martin Ruby 1950 Bowman 13 Martin Ruby New York Yanks tackle Texas A and M Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

1950 was Ruby's only season in the NFL. He had played four years in the AAFC, and he went on to play seven years for Saskatchewan in the CFL.
1950 Bowman Tank Younger 1950 Bowman 15 Tank Younger Los Angeles Rams fullback Grambling College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card

Younger played from 1949 to 1958 for the Rams and Steelers.
1950 Bowman Glenn Davis 1950 Bowman 16 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona Heisman Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1961 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.
1950 Bowman Cliff Patton 1950 Bowman 24 Cliff Patton Philadelphia Eagles guard, kicker TCU Rookie card

Patton led the NFL with 8 field goals in 1948 and 9 in 1949. (Bob Waterfield also kicked 9 in 1949.)
1950 Bowman Travis Tidwell 1950 Bowman 33 Travis Tidwell New York Giants quarterback Auburn Rookie card exmt
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 6
1950 Bowman Frankie Albert 1950 Bowman 36 Frankie Albert San Francisco 49ers quarterback, coach Stanford College Hall of Fame 1956 Rookie card

Albert led the AAFC with 29 touchdown passes in 1948 and 28 in 1949.
1950 Bowman Bob Hoernschemeyer 1950 Bowman 39 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana Rookie card nm
1950 Bowman Dick Barwegan 1950 Bowman 40 Dick Barwegan Baltimore Colts guard Purdue Rookie card nm-mt oc
1950 Bowman Adrian Burk 1950 Bowman 41 Adrian Burk Baltimore Colts quarterback, punter Baylor Rookie card nm
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.
1950 Bowman Al Baldwin 1950 Bowman 46 Al Baldwin Green Bay Packers end Arkansas Rookie card

Baldwin played for the AAFC's Buffalo Bills from 1947 to 1949. He joined the Packers when the AAFC folded.
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
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 PSA 7.5
1950 Bowman Clyde Scott 1950 Bowman 60 Clyde Scott Philadelphia Eagles halfback Navy, Arkansas College Hall of Fame 1971 Rookie card exmt+
1950 Bowman Walter Barnes 1950 Bowman 61 Walter Barnes Philadelphia Eagles guard LSU Rookie card PSA 8
1950 Bowman Bob Goode 1950 Bowman 64 Bob Goode Washington Redskins fullback, halfback Texas A and M Rookie card PSA 8, nm+ oc
1950 Bowman Bill Austin 1950 Bowman 67 Bill Austin New York Giants guard, coach Oregon State Rookie card

Austin was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.
1950 Bowman Paul Salata 1950 Bowman 70 Paul Salata San Francisco 49ers end USC Rookie card

Salata is the founder of Irrelevant Week, which honors the last player chosen in the NFL draft.
1950 Bowman Emil Sitko 1950 Bowman 71 Emil Sitko San Francisco 49ers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card

Sitko placed seventh in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1948, and eighth in 1949. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1950 Bowman Bill Johnson 1950 Bowman 72 Bill Johnson San Francisco 49ers center, coach Texas A and M Rookie card PSA 7
1950 Bowman Don Doll 1950 Bowman 73 Don Doll Detroit Lions defensive back USC Rookie card PSA 7
1950 Bowman John Panelli 1950 Bowman 75 John Panelli Detroit Lions fullback, linebacker Notre Dame Rookie card

Panelli was a member of Notre Dame's national championship teams of 1946 and 1947. He played in the NFL from 1949 to 1953 for the Detroit Lions and Chicago Cardinals.
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