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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 83W Fred Folger defensive back, punter Duke Rookie card

white jersey

vg $75

ex $150

nm $800

1948 Leaf Jug Girard 1948 Leaf 84 Jug Girard Green Bay Packers halfback, end Wisconsin Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Joe Scott 1948 Leaf 85 Joe Scott New York Giants halfback, end Texas A and M, San Francisco Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Bob DeMoss 1948 Leaf 86 Bob DeMoss quarterback Purdue Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Dave Templeton 1948 Leaf 87 Dave Templeton guard Ohio State Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Herb Siegert 1948 Leaf 88 Herb Siegert guard, linebacker Illinois Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf William O 1948 Leaf 89 William O'Connor Los Angeles Rams end, defensive end Notre Dame Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Joe Whisler 1948 Leaf 90 Joe Whisler fullback Ohio State Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Leon Hart 1948 Leaf 91 Leon Hart fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949 Rookie card

vg $100

ex $300

nm $1500

1948 Leaf Earl Banks 1948 Leaf 92 Earl Banks guard Iowa College Hall of Fame 1992 Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

PSA 6
1948 Leaf Frank Aschenbrenner 1948 Leaf 93 Frank Aschenbrenner halfback Marquette, Northwestern Rookie card

Aschenbrenner played one season for the AAFC's Chicago Rockets and one season for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes.

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf John Goldsberry 1948 Leaf 94 John Goldsberry tackle, defensive tackle Indiana Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Porter Payne 1948 Leaf 95 Porter Payne tackle Georgia Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Pete Perini 1948 Leaf 96 Pete Perini quarterback Ohio State Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Jay Rhodemyre 1948 Leaf 97 Jay Rhodemyre Green Bay Packers center Kentucky Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1948 Leaf Alfonso DiMarco 1948 Leaf 98 Alfonso DiMarco quarterback Iowa Rookie card

vg $25

ex $80

nm $400

1950 Bowman John Greene 1950 Bowman 2 John Greene Detroit Lions end Michigan Rookie card

Greene was a lineman in college, and he played guard for the Lions in his first season, 1944. He switched to end in 1945, and he averaged 16.9 yards per catch for his career. 1950 was his last season.

ex $12

nm $48

1950 Bowman Bob Nowaskey 1950 Bowman 3 Bob Nowaskey Baltimore Colts end, linebacker George Washington Rookie card, error card

Nowaskey's last name is misspelled "Nowasky" on the back of this card.

ex $9

nm $30

1950 Bowman Jonathan Jenkins 1950 Bowman 4 Jonathan Jenkins Baltimore Colts tackle Dartmouth Rookie card

Jenkins played three games for the Colts and one for the New York Yanks in 1950. He had been with the Colts in the AAFC in 1949.

ex $9

nm $34

1950 Bowman Y.A. Tittle 1950 Bowman 5 Y.A. Tittle Baltimore Colts quarterback LSU 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971 Rookie card

Tittle started his career with the AAFC's Baltimore Colts in 1948. He remained with the team when it joined the NFL in 1950. He led the league in pass completions that year, with 161.

ex $100

nm $400

1950 Bowman Lou Groza 1950 Bowman 6 Lou Groza Cleveland Browns tackle, kicker Ohio State Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

Groza played 21 seasons for the Browns, 4 in the AAFC and 17 in the NFL.

ex $60

nm $220

1950 Bowman Alex Agase 1950 Bowman 7 Alex Agase Cleveland Browns guard Illinois College Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

Agase played 3 seasons for the Chicago Rockets, Los Angeles Dons, and Cleveland Browns of the AAFC, then 3 seasons for the Browns and Baltimore Colts of the NFL. He later held head coaching jobs at Northwestern and Purdue.

ex $9

nm $34

1950 Bowman Mac Speedie 1950 Bowman 8 Mac Speedie Cleveland Browns end Utah Rookie card

Speedie played from 1946 to 1952 for the Browns, then he played three seasons in the CFL. He was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1970, 1972, and 1983. See my Almost Hall of Famers page.

ex $15

nm $46

1950 Bowman Tony Canadeo 1950 Bowman 9 Tony Canadeo Green Bay Packers halfback Gonzaga Packers Hall of Fame 1973, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

Canadeo played from 1941 to 1952 for the Packers. He missed most of the 1944 season and all of the 1945 season to serve in World War II.

ex $60

nm $260

1950 Bowman Larry Craig 1950 Bowman 10 Larry Craig Green Bay Packers end South Carolina Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card

Craig played from 1939 to 1949 for the Packers. He did not play in 1950, the year he finally appeared on a football card.

ex $9

nm $38

1950 Bowman Joe Golding 1950 Bowman 12 Joe Golding New York Yanks halfback Oklahoma Rookie card

Golding played from 1947 to 1952 for the Boston/New York Yanks. He led the NFL with five fumble recoveries in 1948.

ex $8

nm $26

1950 Bowman Martin Ruby 1950 Bowman 13 Martin Ruby New York Yanks tackle Texas A and M Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

1950 was Ruby's only season in the NFL. He had played four years in the AAFC, and he went on to play seven years for Saskatchewan in the CFL.

ex $8

nm $26

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1950 Bowman Tank Younger 1950 Bowman 15 Tank Younger Los Angeles Rams fullback Grambling College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card

Younger played from 1949 to 1958 for the Rams and Steelers.

ex $15

nm $44

1950 Bowman Glenn Davis 1950 Bowman 16 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946 Rookie card

Davis finished second in Heisman voting in 1944, second in 1945, and first in 1946. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $25

nm $70

1950 Bowman Travis Tidwell 1950 Bowman 33 Travis Tidwell New York Giants quarterback Auburn Rookie card

ex $8

nm $26

1950 Bowman Joe Perry 1950 Bowman 35 Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers fullback Compton Community College 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $180

1950 Bowman Frankie Albert 1950 Bowman 36 Frankie Albert San Francisco 49ers quarterback, coach Stanford College Hall of Fame 1956 Rookie card

ex $9

nm $28

1950 Bowman Bob Hoernschemeyer 1950 Bowman 39 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana Rookie card

ex $9

nm $34

1950 Bowman Marion Motley 1950 Bowman 43 Marion Motley Cleveland Browns fullback South Carolina State, Nevada Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $220

SGC 88
1950 Bowman Otto Graham 1950 Bowman 45 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern Browns Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card

Graham was the MVP of the 1951 Pro Bowl (played after the 1950 season).

ex $100

nm $480

1950 Bowman Al Baldwin 1950 Bowman 46 Al Baldwin Green Bay Packers end Arkansas Rookie card

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman Tom Fears 1950 Bowman 51 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara College Hall of Fame 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $170

1950 Bowman Elroy Hirsch 1950 Bowman 52 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan College Hall of Fame 1974, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $170

PSA 8
1950 Bowman Walter Barnes 1950 Bowman 61 Walter Barnes Philadelphia Eagles guard LSU Rookie card

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman Bill Austin 1950 Bowman 67 Bill Austin New York Giants guard, coach Oregon State Rookie card

Austin was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1982.

ex $9

nm $32

1950 Bowman Paul Salata 1950 Bowman 70 Paul Salata San Francisco 49ers end USC Rookie card

Salata is the founder of Irrelevant Week, which honors the last player chosen in the NFL draft.

ex $7

nm $22

1950 Bowman Emil Sitko 1950 Bowman 71 Emil Sitko San Francisco 49ers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card

Sitko placed seventh in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1948, and eighth in 1949. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $7

nm $22

1950 Bowman Bill Johnson 1950 Bowman 72 Bill Johnson San Francisco 49ers center, coach Texas A and M Rookie card

ex $8

nm $28

1950 Bowman Don Doll 1950 Bowman 73 Don Doll Detroit Lions defensive back USC Rookie card

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman John Panelli 1950 Bowman 75 John Panelli Detroit Lions fullback, linebacker Notre Dame Rookie card

Panelli was a member of Notre Dame's national championship teams of 1946 and 1947. He played in the NFL from 1949 to 1953 for the Detroit Lions and Chicago Cardinals.

ex $8

nm $28

PSA 6
1950 Bowman Bob Kelly 1950 Bowman 77 Bob Kelly Baltimore Colts halfback Notre Dame Rookie card

Kelly placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1944. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.

ex $8

nm $22

1950 Bowman Dante Lavelli 1950 Bowman 78 Dante Lavelli Cleveland Browns end Ohio State Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $220

1950 Bowman Tony Adamle 1950 Bowman 79 Tony Adamle Cleveland Browns center, fullback Ohio State Rookie card

ex $9

nm $28

1950 Bowman Dick Wildung 1950 Bowman 80 Dick Wildung Green Bay Packers guard, tackle Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1957, Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $22

1950 Bowman Tobin Rote 1950 Bowman 81 Tobin Rote Green Bay Packers quarterback Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

ex $15

nm $46


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