Rookie Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1955 Topps All-American||31||George Sauer Sr.||fullback||Nebraska||College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
Sauer played three seasons for the Green Bay Packers.
|1955 Topps All-American||34||Davey O'Brien||quarterback||TCU||Heisman Trophy 1938, College Hall of Fame 1955||Rookie card
O'Brien played two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1939, his rookie year, he broke Sammy Baugh's NFL record for most yards passing in a season. According to his page on the Heisman Trophy web site, he retired to become an FBI agent.
|1955 Topps All-American||35||Tom Harmon||halfback||Michigan||Heisman Trophy 1940, College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
The Chicago Bears chose Harmon with the first overall pick in the 1941 NFL draft.
|1955 Topps All-American||38||Amos Alonzo Stagg||coach||Yale||College Hall of Fame 1951||Rookie card||nm-mt oc|
|1955 Topps All-American||42||Eddie Tryon||halfback||Colgate||College Hall of Fame 1963||Rookie card||PSA 8, PSA 7|
|1955 Topps All-American||47||Bo McMillin||quarterback||Centre||College Hall of Fame 1951||Rookie card, error card
Last name misspelled "McMillan."
|PSA 7, PSA 6|
|1955 Topps All-American||56||Ernie Nevers||fullback||Stanford||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006||Rookie card|
|1955 Topps All-American||59||Doc Blanchard||fullback||Army||Heisman Trophy 1945, College Hall of Fame 1959||Rookie card
Blanchard was the first player to win the Heisman Trophy as a junior. He placed third in Heisman voting in 1944, first in 1945, and fourth in 1946.
|1955 Topps All-American||64||Benny Friedman||quarterback||Michigan||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005||Rookie card
Friedman was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.
|1955 Topps All-American||66||Bruiser Kinard||tackle||Mississippi||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971||Rookie card
Kinard's brothers, George and Billy, also played professional football.
|1955 Topps All-American||69||Frank Sinkwich||halfback||Georgia||Heisman Trophy 1942, College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
Sinkwich played two seasons for the Detroit Lions and two seasons for the AAFC's New York Yankees and Baltimore Colts. He averaged 45.92 yards per punt for the Lions in 1943, still an NFL record for a rookie.
|1955 Topps All-American||76||Angelo Bertelli||quarterback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1943, College Hall of Fame 1972||Rookie card
Bertelli was second in Heisman voting in 1941, sixth in 1942, and first in 1943. After serving in World War II, he played three seasons for the AAFC's Los Angeles Dons and Chicago Rockets.
|1955 Topps All-American||78||Jay Berwanger||halfback||Chicago||Heisman Trophy 1935, College Hall of Fame 1954||Rookie card
Berwanger was the first Heisman Trophy winner and the first player ever chosen in the NFL draft. He decided not to play pro football, however.
|1955 Topps All-American||84||Ace Parker||quarterback||Duke||College Hall of Fame 1955, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972||Rookie card
Before his death in November 2013, Parker was the oldest living pro football player. He was 101 years old.
|BVG 6.5, PSA 6|
|1955 Topps All-American||97||Don Hutson||end||Alabama||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Packers Hall of Fame 1972||Rookie card||PSA 6, BVG 7, PSA 5|
|1955 Topps All-American||100||Fats Henry||tackle||Washington and Jefferson||College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963||Rookie card||PSA 6|
|1956 Topps||5||Alex Webster||New York Giants||halfback||North Carolina State||Giants Ring of Honor 2011||Rookie card
Webster played for the Giants from 1955 to 1964.
|1956 Topps||34||Dave Mann||Chicago Cardinals||halfback||Oregon State||Rookie card, short print
Mann played for the Chicago Cardinals from 1955 to 1957, and for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts in 1958 and from 1960 to 1970.
|1956 Topps||41||Roosevelt Brown||New York Giants||tackle||Morgan State||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975, Giants Ring of Honor 2010||Rookie card||PSA 5|
|1956 Topps||43||Gary Knafelc||Green Bay Packers||end||Colorado||Packers Hall of Fame 1996||Rookie card||exmt|
|1956 Topps||44||Joe Schmidt||Detroit Lions||linebacker||Pittsburgh||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973, College Hall of Fame 2000||Rookie card||PSA 6, vg|
|1956 Topps||46||Len Teeuws||Chicago Cardinals||tackle||Tulane||Rookie card, short print|
|1956 Topps||47||Bill George||Chicago Bears||linebacker, guard||Wake Forest||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974||Rookie card||ex|
|1956 Topps||60||Lenny Moore||Baltimore Colts||halfback||Penn State||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975||Rookie card
Moore was named the 1956 UPI NFL Rookie of the Year.
|1956 Topps||64||Bob Pellegrini||Philadelphia Eagles||linebacker||Maryland||College Hall of Fame 1996||Rookie card
Pellegrini was the All-Stars' MVP in the 1956 College All-Star game against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns beat the All-Stars 26-0.