Rookie Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1951 Bowman||20||Tom Landry||New York Giants||defensive back, coach||Texas||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1993||Rookie card||PSA 8|
|1951 Bowman||21||Arnie Weinmeister||New York Giants||defensive tackle||Washington||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984||Rookie card||PSA 6, Vg-ex|
|1951 Bowman||23||Bill Walsh||Pittsburgh Steelers||center||Notre Dame||Rookie card
Walsh played for the Steelers from 1949 to 1954.
|1951 Bowman||27||Thurman McGraw||Detroit Lions||tackle, defensive tackle||Colorado State||College Hall of Fame 1981||Rookie card||ex+|
|1951 Bowman||41||Vitamin Smith||Los Angeles Rams||halfback||Abilene Christian||Rookie card|
|1951 Bowman||47||Russ Craft||Philadelphia Eagles||halfback, defensive back||Alabama||Rookie card||vg|
|1951 Bowman||51||Ed Sprinkle||Chicago Bears||end||Hardin-Simmons, Navy||Rookie card
Sprinkle played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Bears. According to Sprinkle's obituary in the New York Times, George Halas honored Sprinkle by assigning him number 7, Halas's number as a player.
|1951 Bowman||60||Lynn Chandnois||Pittsburgh Steelers||halfback||Michigan State||Rookie card
Chandnois led the NFL with 32.5 yards per kickoff return in 1951.
|1951 Bowman||67||Gordon Soltau||San Francisco 49ers||end, kicker||Minnesota||Rookie card
In a game against the Rams in 1951, Soltau scored 26 points on 3 touchdowns, 1 field goal, and 5 extra points. That was a 49ers record until Jerry Rice scored 30 points in a game in 1990.
|1951 Bowman||79||Bruce Alford||New York Yanks||end||TCU||Rookie card
After his playing career, Alford was an NFL official for 20 years. His son, Bruce Alford Jr., was a kicker for the Redskins and Bills.
|1951 Bowman||81||Brad Ecklund||New York Yanks||center, linebacker||Oregon||Rookie card||exmt|
|1951 Bowman||84||Ebert Van Buren||Philadelphia Eagles||fullback, halfback||LSU||Rookie card
Van Buren played for the Eagles from 1951 to 1953. He and his brother Steve were teammates in 1951.
|1951 Bowman||87||John Hoffman||Chicago Bears||halfback||Arkansas||Rookie card|
|1951 Bowman||91||Emlen Tunnell||New York Giants||defensive back||Iowa, Toledo||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010||Rookie card|
|1951 Bowman||101||Robert Smith||Detroit Lions||defensive back, halfback||Tulsa, Iowa||Rookie card|
|1951 Bowman||106||Leon Heath||Washington Redskins||halfback||Oklahoma||Rookie card|
|1951 Bowman||113||Bob Boyd||Los Angeles Rams||end||Loyola (L.A.)||Rookie card||ex|
|1951 Bowman||117||John Wozniak||New York Yanks||guard||Alabama||Rookie card
Wozniak played two seasons in the AAFC, three in the NFL, and four in the CFL.
|1951 Bowman||134||Ollie Cline||Detroit Lions||fullback||Ohio State||Rookie card
Cline won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1945.
|1951 Bowman||136||Fran Polsfoot||Chicago Cardinals||end||Washington State||Rookie card
Polsfoot was the NFL's 3rd-leading receiver in 1951, with 796 yards.
|1951 Topps Magic||1||Jimmy Monahan||halfback||Rutgers||Rookie card|
|1951 Topps Magic||2||Bill Wade||quarterback||Vanderbilt||Rookie card|
|1951 Topps Magic||3||Bill Reichardt||fullback||Iowa||Rookie card
Reichardt won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1951.
|1951 Topps Magic||4||Babe Parilli||quarterback||Kentucky||College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993||Rookie card|
|1951 Topps Magic||9||John Karras||halfback||Illinois||Rookie card||PSA 5|