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 Pete Pihos 1948 Bowman 63 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card, short print

ex $120

nm $310

1948 Bowman Joe Sulaitis 1948 Bowman 64 Joe Sulaitis New York Giants end, quarterback Rookie card

ex $10

nm $35

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Mike Holovak 1948 Bowman 65 Mike Holovak Chicago Bears fullback Boston College College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card

Holovak finished fourth in voting for the 1942 Heisman Trophy. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.

ex $10

nm $35

fair
1948 Bowman Cecil Souders 1948 Bowman 66 Cecil Souders Detroit Lions end Ohio State Rookie card, short print

ex $20

nm $75

1948 Bowman Paul McKee 1948 Bowman 67 Paul McKee Washington Redskins end Syracuse Rookie card

ex $8

nm $30

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Bill Moore 1948 Bowman 68 Bill Moore Pittsburgh Steelers guard Penn State Rookie card

Moore played three seasons in the NFL, 1947 to 1949, all with the Steelers.

ex $14

nm $35

PSA 8
1948 Bowman Frank Minini 1948 Bowman 69 Frank Minini Chicago Bears halfback San Jose State Rookie card, short print

ex $20

nm $70

1948 Bowman Jack Ferrante 1948 Bowman 70 Jack Ferrante Philadelphia Eagles end Rookie card

ex $10

nm $30

poor
1948 Bowman Leslie Horvath 1948 Bowman 71 Leslie Horvath Los Angeles Rams halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1969, Heisman Trophy 1944 Rookie card

ex $30

nm $80

vg
1948 Bowman Ted Fritsch Sr. 1948 Bowman 72 Ted Fritsch Sr. Green Bay Packers fullback Wisconsin - Stevens Point Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card, short print

Fritsch played for the Packers from 1942 to 1950.

ex $32

nm $110

1948 Bowman Tex Coulter 1948 Bowman 73 Tex Coulter New York Giants tackle, end Army Rookie card

ex $12

nm $40

1948 Bowman Boley Dancewicz 1948 Bowman 74 Boley Dancewicz Boston Yanks quarterback Notre Dame Rookie card

Dancewicz placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1945. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.

ex $12

nm $25

PSA 8
1948 Bowman Dante Magnani 1948 Bowman 75 Dante Magnani Los Angeles Rams fullback St. Mary's Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $75

PSA 6
1948 Bowman James Hefti 1948 Bowman 76 James Hefti Washington Redskins halfback St. Lawrence Rookie card

ex $16

nm $50

vg-ex
1948 Bowman Paul Sarringhaus 1948 Bowman 77 Paul Sarringhaus Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State Rookie card

ex $10

nm $45

PSA 6, good
1948 Bowman Joe Scott 1948 Bowman 78 Joe Scott New York Giants halfback, end Texas A and M, San Francisco Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $70

1948 Bowman Bucko Kilroy 1948 Bowman 79 Bucko Kilroy Philadelphia Eagles guard Temple Rookie card

ex $20

nm $65

1948 Bowman Bill Dudley 1948 Bowman 80 Bill Dudley Detroit Lions halfback Virginia College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $50

nm $140

PSA 8, SGC 45
1948 Bowman Marshall Goldberg 1948 Bowman 81 Marshall Goldberg Chicago Cardinals halfback Pittsburgh Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1958 Rookie card, short print

Goldberg finished third in voting for the 1937 Heisman Trophy and second in 1938.

ex $44

nm $125

1948 Bowman John Cannady 1948 Bowman 82 John Cannady New York Giants center Indiana Rookie card

ex $16

nm $50

1948 Bowman Perry Moss 1948 Bowman 83 Perry Moss Green Bay Packers quarterback Tulsa, Illinois Rookie card

ex $22

nm $45

1948 Bowman Harold Crisler 1948 Bowman 84 Harold Crisler Boston Yanks end San Jose State, Iowa State Rookie card, short print

ex $28

nm $75

1948 Bowman Bill Gray 1948 Bowman 85 Bill Gray Washington Redskins guard Oregon State, USC Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 6
1948 Bowman John Clement 1948 Bowman 86 John Clement Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback SMU Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Dan Sandifer 1948 Bowman 87 Dan Sandifer Washington Redskins defensive back, halfback LSU Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $60

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Ben Kish 1948 Bowman 88 Ben Kish Philadelphia Eagles halfback, defensive back Pittsburgh Rookie card

ex $16

nm $45

1948 Bowman Herbert Banta 1948 Bowman 89 Herbert Banta Los Angeles Rams halfback, defensive back USC Rookie card

ex $12

nm $40

1948 Bowman Bill Garnaas 1948 Bowman 90 Bill Garnaas Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Minnesota Rookie card, short print

ex $24

nm $110

1948 Bowman Jim White 1948 Bowman 91 Jim White New York Giants tackle Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $14

nm $50

PSA 5
1948 Bowman Frank Barzilauskas 1948 Bowman 92 Frank Barzilauskas Boston Yanks guard Holy Cross, Yale Rookie card

Barzilauskas's nephew, Carl Barzilauskas, played for the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers.

ex $12

nm $70

SGC 88, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Vic Sears 1948 Bowman 93 Vic Sears Philadelphia Eagles guard, tackle Oregon State Rookie card, short print

ex $26

nm $70

1948 Bowman John Adams 1948 Bowman 94 John Adams Washington Redskins guard, tackle Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $14

nm $40

good
1948 Bowman George McAfee 1948 Bowman 95 George McAfee Chicago Bears halfback Duke College Hall of Fame 1961, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $150

PSA 8, fair
1948 Bowman Ralph Heywood 1948 Bowman 96 Ralph Heywood Detroit Lions end USC Rookie card, short print

ex $22

nm $50

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Joe Muha 1948 Bowman 97 Joe Muha Philadelphia Eagles fullback Virginia Military Institute Rookie card

ex $12

nm $55

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Fred Enke 1948 Bowman 98 Fred Enke Detroit Lions quarterback Arizona Rookie card

ex $10

nm $35

vg
1948 Bowman Harry Gilmer 1948 Bowman 99 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card, short print

ex $18

nm $105

1948 Bowman Bill Miklich 1948 Bowman 100 Bill Miklich New York Giants guard Idaho Rookie card

ex $12

nm $45

PSA 6
1948 Bowman Joe Gottlieb 1948 Bowman 101 Joe Gottlieb Pittsburgh Steelers back Duquesne Rookie card

ex $12

nm $45

1948 Bowman Elmer Angsman 1948 Bowman 102 Elmer Angsman Chicago Cardinals halfback Notre Dame Rookie card, short print

ex $30

nm $110

1948 Bowman Tom Farmer 1948 Bowman 103 Tom Farmer Washington Redskins halfback Iowa Rookie card

ex $16

nm $65

PSA 5
1948 Bowman Bruce Smith 1948 Bowman 104 Bruce Smith Green Bay Packers halfback Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1972, Heisman Trophy 1941 Rookie card

ex $30

nm $65

1948 Bowman Bob Cifers 1948 Bowman 105 Bob Cifers Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Tennessee Rookie card, short print

Cifers played one season for the Lions, two for the Steelers, and one for the Packers. He averaged 61.75 yards per punt in a game in 1946, still an NFL record. His brother Ed also played in the NFL.

ex $44

nm $155

1948 Bowman Ernie Steele 1948 Bowman 106 Ernie Steele Philadelphia Eagles halfback Washington Rookie card

ex $24

nm $130

1948 Bowman Sid Luckman 1948 Bowman 107 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $180

1948 Bowman Buford Ray 1948 Bowman 108 Buford Ray Green Bay Packers guard, tackle Vanderbilt Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card, short print

ex $38

nm $290

1948 Leaf Sid Luckman 1948 Leaf 1 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

vg $150

ex $600

nm $2000

PSA 1 mk
1948 Leaf Steve Suhey 1948 Leaf 2 Steve Suhey Pittsburgh Steelers guard Penn State College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card

Suhey played two seasons for the Steelers. His son, Matt, played fullback for ten seasons with the Chicago Bears. You can see a lot of Matt Suhey's cards on eBay.

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Bulldog Turner 1948 Leaf 3 Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card

vg $60

ex $200

nm $600

1948 Leaf Doak Walker 1948 Leaf 4 Doak Walker halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Walker was the second player to win the Heisman Trophy as a junior. The first was Army's Doc Blanchard. Notre Dame's Leon Hart won the Heisman in Walker's senior year, 1949.

vg $75

ex $300

nm $800


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