Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1952 Bowman Small Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Small 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Frank Ziegler 1952 Bowman Small 119 Frank Ziegler Philadelphia Eagles halfback Georgia Tech Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Fred Williams 1952 Bowman Small 121 Fred Williams Chicago Bears defensive tackle, linebacker Arkansas Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small 126 Steve Romanik Chicago Bears quarterback Villanova Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Small 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
1952 Bowman Small Jack Christiansen 1952 Bowman Small 129 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card fair
1952 Bowman Small 135 Gene Ronzani Green Bay Packers halfback, coach Marquette Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Yale Lary 1952 Bowman Small 140 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Small Jim Lansford 1952 Bowman Small 144 Jim Lansford Dallas Texans tackle Texas Rookie card
1953 Bowman Eddie LeBaron 1953 Bowman 1 Eddie LeBaron Washington Redskins quarterback Pacific Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1980 Rookie card
1953 Bowman Pat Brady 1953 Bowman 10 Pat Brady Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, punter Nevada, Bradley Steelers Legends Team Rookie card
1953 Bowman Tom Catlin 1953 Bowman 35 Tom Catlin Cleveland Browns center Oklahoma Rookie card

Catlin placed tenth in voting for the 1952 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1953 Bowman Leo Sanford 1953 Bowman 39 Leo Sanford Chicago Cardinals center, linebacker Louisiana Tech Rookie card
1953 Bowman Tom O 1953 Bowman 42 Tom O'Connell Chicago Bears quarterback Illinois Rookie card
1953 Bowman John Olszewski 1953 Bowman 45 John Olszewski Chicago Cardinals fullback California Rookie card PSA 8 oc
1953 Bowman Gerald Weatherly 1953 Bowman 48 Gerald Weatherly Chicago Bears center Rice Rookie card
1953 Bowman Jack Scarbath 1953 Bowman 50 Jack Scarbath Washington Redskins quarterback Maryland College Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card
1953 Bowman Harley Sewell 1953 Bowman 58 Harley Sewell Detroit Lions guard Texas College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card

1953 was Sewell's first year in the NFL, so this is a true rookie card.
1953 Bowman Don Bingham 1953 Bowman 59 Don Bingham Chicago Bears halfback Sul Ross State Rookie card
1953 Bowman Ray Renfro 1953 Bowman 62 Ray Renfro Cleveland Browns halfback North Texas Rookie card

Renfro played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Browns.
1953 Bowman Bobby Thomason 1953 Bowman 83 Bobby Thomason Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Virginia Military Institute Rookie card
1953 Bowman Ted Marchibroda 1953 Bowman 93 Ted Marchibroda Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Detroit Colts Ring of Honor Rookie card
1954 Bowman Doug Atkins 1954 Bowman 4 Doug Atkins Cleveland Browns defensive end Tennessee Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982, College Hall of Fame 1985, Saints Hall of Fame 1995 Rookie card PSA 4
1954 Bowman Bill Stits 1954 Bowman 5 Bill Stits Detroit Lions defensive back UCLA Rookie card

1954 was Stits's rookie season. He had 6 interceptions and made the Pro Bowl.
1954 Bowman Zeke Bratkowski 1954 Bowman 11 Zeke Bratkowski Chicago Bears quarterback Georgia Packers Hall of Fame 1989 Rookie card PSA 7