Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1952 Bowman Large John Schweder 1952 Bowman Large 72 John Schweder Pittsburgh Steelers guard Pennsylvania Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Herman Clark 1952 Bowman Large 76 Herman Clark Chicago Bears guard Oregon State Rookie card

According to his page at the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, Clark help bring the NFL Pro Bowl to Hawaii.
1952 Bowman Large Jack Blount 1952 Bowman Large 80 Jack Blount Philadelphia Eagles tackle Mississippi State Rookie card

The Eagles drafted Blount in 1952, but he never played in the regular season in the NFL.
1952 Bowman Large Andy Robustelli 1952 Bowman Large 85 Andy Robustelli Los Angeles Rams defensive end Arnold College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card PSA 6
1952 Bowman Large George Tarasovic 1952 Bowman Large 94 George Tarasovic Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end LSU Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large Bobby Dillon 1952 Bowman Large 98 Bobby Dillon Green Bay Packers defensive back Texas Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large Joe Stydahar 1952 Bowman Large 99 Joe Stydahar Los Angeles Rams tackle, coach Pittsburgh, West Virginia Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Bobby Cross 1952 Bowman Large 102 Bobby Cross Chicago Bears tackle Kilgore Junior College, Stephen F. Austin Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large Ray Pelfrey 1952 Bowman Large 106 Ray Pelfrey Green Bay Packers end Auburn, Eastern Kentucky Rookie card

Pelfrey played for three NFL teams in 1952: one game for the Packers, one for the Chicago Cardinals, and six for the Dallas Texans
1952 Bowman Large Hubert Johnston 1952 Bowman Large 108 Hubert Johnston Washington Redskins tackle Iowa Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Volney Quinlan 1952 Bowman Large 109 Volney Quinlan Los Angeles Rams halfback San Diego State Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Large 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large Frank Ziegler 1952 Bowman Large 119 Frank Ziegler Philadelphia Eagles halfback Georgia Tech Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large Fred Williams 1952 Bowman Large 121 Fred Williams Chicago Bears defensive tackle, linebacker Arkansas Rookie card

Williams played 14 seasons in the NFL, and he made the Pro Bowl four times. Oddly, he appeared on cards only in 1952, his rookie season.
1952 Bowman Large Steve Romanik 1952 Bowman Large 126 Steve Romanik Chicago Bears quarterback Villanova Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Large 127 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Jack Christiansen 1952 Bowman Large 129 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card

Christiansen returned 4 punts for touchdowns in 1951. That is still an NFL record for a rookie.
1952 Bowman Large Gene Ronzani 1952 Bowman Large 135 Gene Ronzani Green Bay Packers halfback, coach Marquette Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Yale Lary 1952 Bowman Large 140 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large Jim Lansford 1952 Bowman Large 144 Jim Lansford Dallas Texans tackle Texas Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Small Steve Owen 1952 Bowman Small 4 Steve Owen New York Giants tackle, coach Phillips Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card

Owen's brother, Bill Owen, also played in the NFL.
1952 Bowman Small Paul Brown 1952 Bowman Small 14 Paul Brown Cleveland Browns coach Miami Ohio Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Frank Gifford 1952 Bowman Small 16 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Bill Howton 1952 Bowman Small 21 Bill Howton Green Bay Packers end Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Ken Snyder 1952 Bowman Small 22 Ken Snyder Philadelphia Eagles tackle Georgia Tech Rookie card