Rookie Football Cards

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1948 Bowman Hugh Taylor 1948 Bowman 13 Hugh Taylor Washington Redskins end, coach Tulane, Oklahoma City University Rookie card

ex $10

nm $35

1948 Bowman Frank Seno 1948 Bowman 14 Frank Seno Boston Yanks halfback George Washington Rookie card

ex $8

nm $25

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Gil Bouley 1948 Bowman 15 Gil Bouley Los Angeles Rams tackle Boston College Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $70

PSA 8
1948 Bowman Tommy Thompson 1948 Bowman 16 Tommy Thompson Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, coach Tulsa Rookie card

ex $12

nm $50

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Charley Trippi 1948 Bowman 17 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card

ex $45

nm $130

SGC 60, good
1948 Bowman Vince Banonis 1948 Bowman 18 Vince Banonis Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Detroit Mercy College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card, short print

ex $26

nm $105

1948 Bowman Art Faircloth 1948 Bowman 19 Art Faircloth New York Giants halfback, defensive back North Carolina State, Guilford Rookie card

ex $14

nm $40

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Clyde Goodnight 1948 Bowman 20 Clyde Goodnight Green Bay Packers end Tulsa Rookie card

Goodnight played from 1945 to 1950 for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. His brother Owen also played one season in the NFL, 1941 with the Cleveland Rams.

ex $20

nm $40

1948 Bowman Bill Chipley 1948 Bowman 21 Bill Chipley Boston Yanks end Clemson, Washington and Lee Rookie card, short print

ex $22

nm $70

1948 Bowman Sammy Baugh 1948 Bowman 22 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins quarterback, coach TCU College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $165

nm $500

1948 Bowman Don Kindt 1948 Bowman 23 Don Kindt Chicago Bears halfback, defensive back Wisconsin Rookie card

ex $12

nm $50

PSA 6
1948 Bowman John Koniszewski 1948 Bowman 24 John Koniszewski Washington Redskins tackle George Washington Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $80

1948 Bowman Pat McHugh 1948 Bowman 25 Pat McHugh Philadelphia Eagles halfback Georgia Tech Rookie card

ex $20

nm $80

good
1948 Bowman Bob Waterfield 1948 Bowman 26 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

ex $45

nm $120

PSA 8, PSA 5
1948 Bowman Tony Compagno 1948 Bowman 27 Tony Compagno Pittsburgh Steelers fullback St. Mary's Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $75

1948 Bowman Paul Governali 1948 Bowman 28 Paul Governali New York Giants quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 8.5, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Pat Harder 1948 Bowman 29 Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals fullback, kicker Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card

ex $8

nm $25

1948 Bowman Vic Lindskog 1948 Bowman 30 Vic Lindskog Philadelphia Eagles center Stanford Rookie card, short print

ex $28

nm $75

1948 Bowman Salvatore Rosato 1948 Bowman 31 Salvatore Rosato Washington Redskins fullback Villanova Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 8
1948 Bowman John Mastrangelo 1948 Bowman 32 John Mastrangelo Pittsburgh Steelers guard, tackle Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $12

nm $45

1948 Bowman Fred Gehrke 1948 Bowman 33 Fred Gehrke Los Angeles Rams halfback Utah Rookie card, short print

Gehrke "invented" helmet logos. He painted horns on the Rams' helmets.

ex $24

nm $95

1948 Bowman Bosh Pritchard 1948 Bowman 34 Bosh Pritchard Philadelphia Eagles halfback Virginia Military Institute, Georgia Tech Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

nm, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Mike Micka 1948 Bowman 35 Mike Micka Boston Yanks halfback, defensive back Colgate Rookie card

ex $12

nm $45

PSA 8, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Bulldog Turner 1948 Bowman 36 Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card, short print

ex $95

nm $230

1948 Bowman Len Younce 1948 Bowman 37 Len Younce New York Giants guard Oregon State Rookie card

Younce was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

ex $10

nm $45

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Pat West 1948 Bowman 38 Pat West Los Angeles Rams fullback Pittsburgh, USC Rookie card

West played four seasons for the Rams and Packers. His brother, Walt, played for the Cleveland Rams in 1944.

ex $16

nm $45

1948 Bowman Russ Thomas 1948 Bowman 39 Russ Thomas Detroit Lions tackle Ohio State Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $90

1948 Bowman James Peebles 1948 Bowman 40 James Peebles Washington Redskins end Vanderbilt Rookie card

ex $10

nm $30

PSA 6, PSA 4
1948 Bowman Bob Skoglund 1948 Bowman 41 Bob Skoglund Green Bay Packers end Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $20

nm $65

PSA 8, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Walt Stickel 1948 Bowman 42 Walt Stickel Chicago Bears tackle Tulsa, Pennsylvania Rookie card, short print

ex $22

nm $65

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Al Wistert 1948 Bowman 43 Al Wistert Philadelphia Eagles tackle Michigan College Hall of Fame 1968, Eagles Honor Roll 2009 Rookie card

ex $24

nm $45

1948 Bowman Paul Christman 1948 Bowman 44 Paul Christman Chicago Cardinals quarterback Missouri College Hall of Fame 1956 Rookie card

Christman placed third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1939, and fifth in 1940. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $16

nm $35

PSA 6.5
1948 Bowman Jay Rhodemyre 1948 Bowman 45 Jay Rhodemyre Green Bay Packers center Kentucky Rookie card, short print

ex $38

nm $185

1948 Bowman Skip Minisi 1948 Bowman 46 Skip Minisi New York Giants halfback Pennsylvania, Navy College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card

ex $14

nm $35

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Bob Mann 1948 Bowman 47 Bob Mann Detroit Lions end Michigan Packers Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card

ex $18

nm $35

1948 Bowman Mal Kutner 1948 Bowman 48 Mal Kutner Chicago Cardinals end Texas College Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $60

1948 Bowman Dick Poillon 1948 Bowman 49 Dick Poillon Washington Redskins halfback Canisius Rookie card

ex $14

nm $65

PSA 6.5, vg
1948 Bowman Charles Cherundolo 1948 Bowman 50 Charles Cherundolo Pittsburgh Steelers center, coach Penn State Rookie card

Before he passed away, Cherundolo had been the fourth-oldest living professional football player. He died at age 96.

ex $16

nm $45

1948 Bowman Gerard Cowhig 1948 Bowman 51 Gerard Cowhig Los Angeles Rams fullback Notre Dame Rookie card, short print

ex $16

nm $70

PSA 8, PSA 4
1948 Bowman Neill Armstrong 1948 Bowman 52 Neill Armstrong Philadelphia Eagles end, coach Oklahoma State Rookie card, error card

Armstrong's first name is misspelled "Neil" on the back of this card.

ex $20

nm $80

1948 Bowman Frank Maznicki 1948 Bowman 53 Frank Maznicki Boston Yanks halfback Boston College Rookie card

ex $10

nm $25

1948 Bowman John Sanchez 1948 Bowman 54 John Sanchez Washington Redskins tackle Los Angeles City, San Francisco Rookie card, short print

ex $30

nm $95

1948 Bowman Frank Reagan 1948 Bowman 55 Frank Reagan New York Giants quarterback, defensive back Pennsylvania Rookie card

ex $12

nm $70

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Jim Hardy 1948 Bowman 56 Jim Hardy Los Angeles Rams quarterback USC Rookie card

Hardy had 8 passes intercepted in a game in 1950. That is still an NFL record.

ex $14

nm $45

1948 Bowman John Badaczewski 1948 Bowman 57 John Badaczewski Boston Yanks guard Case Western Rookie card, short print

ex $26

nm $70

1948 Bowman Robert Nussbaumer 1948 Bowman 58 Robert Nussbaumer Washington Redskins halfback, defensive back Michigan Rookie card

ex $10

nm $40

PSA 6, fair
1948 Bowman Mervin Pregulman 1948 Bowman 59 Mervin Pregulman Detroit Lions center, guard Michigan College Hall of Fame 1982 Rookie card

ex $12

nm $30

PSA 7, PSA 6, poor
1948 Bowman Elbert Nickel 1948 Bowman 60 Elbert Nickel Pittsburgh Steelers end Cincinnati Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $45

1948 Bowman Alex Wojciechowicz 1948 Bowman 61 Alex Wojciechowicz Philadelphia Eagles center Fordham College Hall of Fame 1955, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card

Wojciechowicz placed fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1937. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.

ex $50

nm $140

vg, SGC 40
1948 Bowman Walt Schlinkman 1948 Bowman 62 Walt Schlinkman Green Bay Packers fullback Texas Tech Rookie card

ex $22

nm $40


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