Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1948 Bowman Ben Kish 1948 Bowman 88 Ben Kish Philadelphia Eagles halfback, defensive back Pittsburgh Rookie card exmt
1948 Bowman Herbert Banta 1948 Bowman 89 Herbert Banta Los Angeles Rams halfback, defensive back USC Rookie card PSA 8
1948 Bowman Bill Garnaas 1948 Bowman 90 Bill Garnaas Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Minnesota Rookie card, short print
1948 Bowman Jim White 1948 Bowman 91 Jim White New York Giants tackle Notre Dame Rookie card
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.
SGC 88, PSA 7, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Vic Sears 1948 Bowman 93 Vic Sears Philadelphia Eagles guard, tackle Oregon State Rookie card, short print
1948 Bowman John Adams Sr. 1948 Bowman 94 John Adams Sr. Washington Redskins guard, tackle Notre Dame Rookie card

Adams's son, John Adams Jr., was a defensive tackle for the University of West Virginia.
exmt+
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 PSA 8, PSA 5.5, fair
1948 Bowman Ralph Heywood 1948 Bowman 96 Ralph Heywood Detroit Lions end USC Rookie card, short print
1948 Bowman Joe Muha 1948 Bowman 97 Joe Muha Philadelphia Eagles fullback, punter Virginia Military Institute Rookie card

Muha averaged 47.3 yards per punt in 1948, best in the NFL.
PSA 6, poor
1948 Bowman Fred Enke 1948 Bowman 98 Fred Enke Detroit Lions quarterback Arizona Rookie card ex
1948 Bowman Harry Gilmer 1948 Bowman 99 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card, short print vg-ex
1948 Bowman Bill Miklich 1948 Bowman 100 Bill Miklich New York Giants guard Idaho Rookie card PSA 6, exmt
1948 Bowman Joe Gottlieb 1948 Bowman 101 Joe Gottlieb Pittsburgh Steelers back Duquesne Rookie card fair
1948 Bowman Elmer Angsman 1948 Bowman 102 Elmer Angsman Chicago Cardinals halfback Notre Dame Rookie card, short print vg
1948 Bowman Tom Farmer 1948 Bowman 103 Tom Farmer Washington Redskins halfback Iowa Rookie card ex
1948 Bowman Bruce Smith 1948 Bowman 104 Bruce Smith Green Bay Packers halfback Minnesota Heisman Trophy 1941, College Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card PSA 6
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.
1948 Bowman Ernie Steele 1948 Bowman 106 Ernie Steele Philadelphia Eagles halfback Washington Rookie card
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
1948 Bowman Buford Ray 1948 Bowman 108 Buford Ray Green Bay Packers guard, tackle Vanderbilt Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card, short print
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 PSA 4, PSA 1.5, 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.
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
1948 Leaf Doak Walker 1948 Leaf 4 Doak Walker halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, 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.