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 Leaf Billy Dewell 1948 Leaf 39 Billy Dewell Chicago Cardinals end SMU Rookie card

vg $15

ex $20

nm $150

1948 Leaf John Nolan 1948 Leaf 40 John Nolan Boston Yanks tackle Holy Cross, Penn State Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

ex
1948 Leaf Harry Szulborski 1948 Leaf 41O Harry Szulborski halfback Purdue Rookie card

orange pants

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Harry Szulborski 1948 Leaf 41Y Harry Szulborski halfback Purdue Rookie card

yellow pants

vg $30

ex $75

nm $250

1948 Leaf Tex Coulter 1948 Leaf 42 Tex Coulter New York Giants tackle, end Army Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Robert Nussbaumer 1948 Leaf 43M Robert Nussbaumer Washington Redskins halfback, defensive back Michigan Rookie card

maroon jersey

vg $30

ex $75

nm $250

ex
1948 Leaf Robert Nussbaumer 1948 Leaf 43R Robert Nussbaumer Washington Redskins halfback, defensive back Michigan Rookie card

red jersey

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Bob Mann 1948 Leaf 44 Bob Mann Detroit Lions end Michigan Packers Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Jim White 1948 Leaf 45 Jim White New York Giants tackle Notre Dame Rookie card

vg $35

ex $100

nm $450

1948 Leaf Jack Jacobs 1948 Leaf 46A Jack Jacobs Green Bay Packers quarterback, halfback Oklahoma Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

with jersey number

vg $20

ex $50

nm $250

1948 Leaf Jack Jacobs 1948 Leaf 46B Jack Jacobs Green Bay Packers quarterback, halfback Oklahoma Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

without jersey number

vg $60

ex $150

nm $500

1948 Leaf John Clement 1948 Leaf 47 John Clement Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback SMU Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Frank Reagan 1948 Leaf 48 Frank Reagan New York Giants quarterback, defensive back Pennsylvania Rookie card

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf Frank Tripucka 1948 Leaf 49 Frank Tripucka quarterback Notre Dame Broncos Ring of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Tripucka backed up Heisman winner John Lujack in 1946 and 1947, and he started for Notre Dame in 1948. He led the Irish to a 9-0-1 record, and the team finished number 2 in the country, behind Michigan.

vg $10

ex $25

nm $125

1948 Leaf John Rauch 1948 Leaf 50 John Rauch quarterback Georgia College Hall of Fame 2003 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Mike Dimitro 1948 Leaf 51 Mike Dimitro guard UCLA Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Leo Nomellini 1948 Leaf 52M Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, College Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969 Rookie card

maroon jersey

vg $200

ex $500

nm $4000

1948 Leaf 52R Leo Nomellini defensive tackle Minnesota 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, College Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969 Rookie card

red jersey

vg $400

ex $1000

nm $8000

1948 Leaf Charley Conerly 1948 Leaf 53 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi Giants Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card

vg $100

ex $250

nm $2000

1948 Leaf Chuck Bednarik 1948 Leaf 54 Chuck Bednarik center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Rookie card

Bednarik finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1948, behind Doak Walker and Charlie Justice.

vg $400

ex $1000

nm $8000

1948 Leaf Harry Jagade 1948 Leaf 55 Harry Jagade fullback Indiana Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Bob Folsom 1948 Leaf 56 Bob Folsom end SMU, Army Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Eugene Rossides 1948 Leaf 57 Eugene Rossides quarterback Columbia Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Art Weiner 1948 Leaf 58 Art Weiner end North Carolina College Hall of Fame 1992 Rookie card

Weiner's jersey number, 50, is one of five to have been retired by the University of North Carolina.

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Alex Sarkisian 1948 Leaf 59 Alex Sarkisian center Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1998 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Richard Harris 1948 Leaf 60 Richard Harris center Texas Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

PSA 6
1948 Leaf Len Younce 1948 Leaf 61 Len Younce New York Giants guard Oregon State Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Gene Derricotte 1948 Leaf 62 Gene Derricotte halfback Michigan Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Roy Steiner 1948 Leaf 63 Roy Steiner defensive back Alabama Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Frank Seno 1948 Leaf 64 Frank Seno Boston Yanks halfback George Washington Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Bob Hendren 1948 Leaf 65 Bob Hendren tackle, defensive tackle Culver-Stockton, USC Rookie card, error card

Hendren's name is misspelled "Hendreen" on both the front and back.

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

PSA 6
1948 Leaf Jack Cloud 1948 Leaf 66 Jack Cloud fullback William and Mary College Hall of Fame 1990 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Harrell Collins 1948 Leaf 67 Harrell Collins fullback, halfback LSU Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Clyde LeForce 1948 Leaf 68 Clyde LeForce Detroit Lions quarterback Tulsa Rookie card, error card

Last name misspelled "LaForce."

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Larry Joe 1948 Leaf 69 Larry Joe halfback Penn State Rookie card

Joe still holds the Penn State record for career kickoff return average. He played in just one pro game, for the AAFC's Buffalo Bills in 1949. See my Cups of Coffee page for cards of other players who appeared in exactly one NFL, AFL, or AAFC game.

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Phil O 1948 Leaf 70 Phil O'Reilly tackle Purdue Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Paul Campbell 1948 Leaf 71 Paul Campbell quarterback Texas Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

PSA 5
1948 Leaf Ray Evans 1948 Leaf 72 Ray Evans Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Kansas College Hall of Fame 1964 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Jackie Jensen 1948 Leaf 73 Jackie Jensen halfback California College Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card, error card

Jensen's first name is misspelled "Jackey" on this card.

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Russ Steger 1948 Leaf 74 Russ Steger defensive back Illinois Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Skip Minisi 1948 Leaf 75 Skip Minisi New York Giants halfback Pennsylvania, Navy College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Clayton Tonnemaker 1948 Leaf 76 Clayton Tonnemaker center, linebacker Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1980 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf George Savitsky 1948 Leaf 77 George Savitsky Philadelphia Eagles tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1991 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Clarence Self 1948 Leaf 78 Clarence Self halfback, defensive back Wisconsin Rookie card

Self played from 1949 to 1955 for the Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions, and Green Bay Packers.

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Rodney Franz 1948 Leaf 79 Rodney Franz guard California College Hall of Fame 1977 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Jim Youel 1948 Leaf 80 Jim Youel quarterback, defensive back Iowa Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Billy Bye 1948 Leaf 81M Billy Bye halfback Minnesota Rookie card

maroon jersey

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Billy Bye 1948 Leaf 81R Billy Bye halfback Minnesota Rookie card

red jersey

vg $75

ex $150

nm $800

1948 Leaf Fred Enke 1948 Leaf 82 Fred Enke Detroit Lions quarterback Arizona Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Fred Folger 1948 Leaf 83G Fred Folger defensive back, punter Duke Rookie card

gray jersey

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400


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