Rookie Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|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||11||Zeke Bratkowski||Chicago Bears||quarterback||Georgia||Packers Hall of Fame 1989||Rookie card||PSA 7, exmt|
|1954 Bowman||16||Bobby Garrett||Cleveland Browns||quarterback||Stanford||Rookie card
Garrett placed fifth in voting for the 1953 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
|1954 Bowman||21||Norm Willey||Philadelphia Eagles||defensive end||Marshall||Rookie card|
|1954 Bowman||23||George Blanda||Chicago Bears||quarterback, kicker||Kentucky||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981||Rookie card||PSA 6|
|1954 Bowman||24||Don Dohoney||Chicago Cardinals||end||Michigan State||Rookie card
Dohoney was an Academic All-American at Michigan State in 1953.
|1954 Bowman||30||Joe Arenas||San Francisco 49ers||halfback||Nebraska - Omaha||Rookie card||nm|
|1954 Bowman||31||Ray Wietecha||New York Giants||center||Northwestern, Michigan State||Rookie card||exmt|
|1954 Bowman||33||Harold Giancanelli||Philadelphia Eagles||halfback||Loyola (L.A.)||Rookie card||exmt+|
|1954 Bowman||72||Tom Keane||Baltimore Colts||defensive back||West Virginia||Rookie card, short print
Keane played from 1948 to 1955 for the L.A. Rams, Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts, and Chicago Cardinals.
|1954 Bowman||80||John Martinkovic||Green Bay Packers||defensive end||Xavier||Packers Hall of Fame 1974||Rookie card, short print|
|1954 Bowman||81||Dale Dodrill||Pittsburgh Steelers||linebacker||Colorado State||Steelers Legends Team||Rookie card, short print|
|1954 Bowman||88||Dave Hanner||Green Bay Packers||defensive tackle||Arkansas||Packers Hall of Fame 1974||Rookie card, short print||PSA 6|
|1954 Bowman||92||Don Heinrich||New York Giants||quarterback, coach||Washington||College Hall of Fame 1987||Rookie card, short print
Heinrich led the NCAA in pass completions in 1950 and 1952.
|1954 Bowman||103||Stan West||Los Angeles Rams||guard||Oklahoma||Rookie card||exmt|
|1954 Bowman||105||Veryl Switzer||Green Bay Packers||halfback||Kansas State||Rookie card
Switzer averaged 12.8 yards per punt return in 1954, best in the NFL.
|1954 Bowman||110||Steve Meilinger||Washington Redskins||end||Kentucky||College Hall of Fame 2013||Rookie card||nm+|
|1954 Bowman||115||Al Carmichael||Green Bay Packers||halfback||USC||Packers Hall of Fame 1974||Rookie card|
|1954 Bowman||125||Wilford White||Chicago Bears||halfback||Arizona State||Rookie card
White played for the Bears in 1951 and 1952, but he did not appear on a football card until 1954. His son, Danny White, was a quarterback and punter for the Dallas Cowboys for 13 seasons.
|1954 Bowman||128||John Lattner||Pittsburgh Steelers||halfback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1953, College Hall of Fame 1979||Rookie card
Lattner placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1952, and he won it in 1953. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
|1955 Bowman||2||Mike McCormack||Cleveland Browns||tackle||Kansas||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984, Browns Ring of Honor 2010||Rookie card||PSA 7|
|1955 Bowman||5||Lindon Crow||Chicago Cardinals||defensive back||USC||Rookie card|
|1955 Bowman||8||Alan Ameche||Baltimore Colts||fullback||Wisconsin||Heisman Trophy 1954, College Hall of Fame 1975||Rookie card, error card
Heisman is misspelled on back of this card.
|PSA 8.5, ex|
|1955 Bowman||14||Len Ford||Cleveland Browns||defensive end||Michigan, Morgan State||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976, Browns Ring of Honor 2010||Rookie card|
|1955 Bowman||17||Volney Peters||Washington Redskins||tackle||USC||Rookie card||PSA 7|