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
1950 Bowman Paul Burris 1950 Bowman 82 Paul Burris Green Bay Packers guard, halfback Tulsa, Oklahoma Rookie card

Burris played three seasons in the NFL, 1949-1951, all with the Packers.

ex $9

nm $28

1950 Bowman Barney Poole 1950 Bowman 84 Barney Poole New York Yanks end Army, Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $24

1950 Bowman Bob Reinhard 1950 Bowman 87 Bob Reinhard Los Angeles Rams halfback, tackle California Rookie card

Reinhard played four seasons for the AAFC's Los Angeles Dons, and one for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams. His brother Bill also played for the Dons.

ex $7

nm $20

1950 Bowman Jerry Shipkey 1950 Bowman 90 Jerry Shipkey Pittsburgh Steelers fullback USC, UCLA Rookie card

ex $8

nm $32

1950 Bowman Buster Ramsey 1950 Bowman 92 Buster Ramsey Chicago Cardinals guard, coach William and Mary College Hall of Fame 1978 Rookie card

Ramsey played six seasons for the Cardinals. His brother Knox also played for the Cardinals in 1950.

ex $7

nm $22

1950 Bowman Jim Keane 1950 Bowman 99 Jim Keane Chicago Bears end Iowa, Northwestern Rookie card

Keane played from 1946 to 1952 for the Bears and Packers. His brother Tom also played in the NFL.

ex $9

nm $30

1950 Bowman Harry Ulinski 1950 Bowman 101 Harry Ulinski Washington Redskins center Kentucky Rookie card

ex $7

nm $20

exmt
1950 Bowman Ed Carr 1950 Bowman 106 Ed Carr San Francisco 49ers defensive back, running back Rookie card

ex $7

nm $22

1950 Bowman Wallace Triplett 1950 Bowman 109 Wallace Triplett Detroit Lions halfback Penn State Rookie card

Triplett averaged 73.5 yards per kickoff return in a game in 1950. That is still an NFL record.

ex $9

nm $30

1950 Bowman Joe Watson 1950 Bowman 110 Joe Watson Detroit Lions center Rice Rookie card

Watson, Bill Burkhalter, and Froggy Williams were the MVPs of the January 1, 1950, Cotton Bowl Classic.

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman Cloyce Box 1950 Bowman 111 Cloyce Box Detroit Lions end West Texas A and M Rookie card

Box had 302 yards receiving in a game against the Baltimore Colts in 1950.

ex $9

nm $26

1950 Bowman Billy Stone 1950 Bowman 112 Billy Stone Baltimore Colts halfback Bradley Rookie card

ex $9

nm $30

PSA 6, exmt
1950 Bowman Ken Carpenter 1950 Bowman 115 Ken Carpenter Cleveland Browns halfback Oregon State Rookie card

ex $10

nm $32

1950 Bowman Lou Rymkus 1950 Bowman 116 Lou Rymkus Cleveland Browns tackle, coach Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $9

nm $30

1950 Bowman Dub Jones 1950 Bowman 117 Dub Jones Cleveland Browns halfback LSU, Tulane Rookie card

ex $10

nm $36

1950 Bowman George Ratterman 1950 Bowman 121 George Ratterman New York Yanks quarterback Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $9

nm $28

1950 Bowman Buddy Young 1950 Bowman 123 Buddy Young New York Yanks halfback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card

Young finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1944--as a freshman. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.

ex $8

nm $26

1950 Bowman Jack Zilly 1950 Bowman 124 Jack Zilly Los Angeles Rams end Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman Jim Finks 1950 Bowman 128 Jim Finks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tulsa Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995, Saints Hall of Fame 1994, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998 Rookie card

ex $40

nm $120

PSA 7
1950 Bowman Ventan Yablonski 1950 Bowman 131 Ventan Yablonski Chicago Cardinals fullback Columbia, Fordham Rookie card

ex $9

nm $28

1950 Bowman Howie Livingston 1950 Bowman 138 Howie Livingston Washington Redskins fullback, halfback Fullerton Junior College Rookie card

Livingston played from 1944 to 1953 for the Giants, Redskins, 49ers, and Bears. His brother Cliff Livingston also played in the NFL.

ex $9

nm $28

1950 Bowman Knox Ramsey 1950 Bowman 144 Knox Ramsey Chicago Cardinals guard, tackle William and Mary Rookie card

Ramsey played six seasons for the Los Angeles Dons (AAFC), Chicago Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washingon Redskins. His brother Buster also played for the Cardinals in 1950.

ex $8

nm $44

1950 Topps Felt Backs Lou Creekmur 1950 Topps Felt Backs 19 Lou Creekmur tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 Rookie card

Creekmur played ten seasons in the NFL, all with the Detroit Lions.

nm $3000

1950 Topps Felt Backs Glen Davis 1950 Topps Felt Backs 20 Glen Davis halfback Ohio Rookie card

nm $97

PSA 5
1950 Topps Felt Backs Tom Dublinski 1950 Topps Felt Backs 24 Tom Dublinski quarterback Utah Rookie card

Dublinski played for the NFL's Detroit Lions and New York Giants, the AFL's Denver Broncos, and Canadian football's Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

nm $132

1950 Topps Felt Backs Arnold Galiffa 1950 Topps Felt Backs 28 Arnold Galiffa quarterback Army College Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card

Galiffa played for the NFL's New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, and for Canadian football's BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts.

nm $132

1950 Topps Felt Backs George Hughes 1950 Topps Felt Backs 37 George Hughes guard William and Mary Rookie card

Hughes played five seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

nm $166

1950 Topps Felt Backs Gary Kerkorian 1950 Topps Felt Backs 41 Gary Kerkorian quarterback Stanford Rookie card

Kerkorian played four seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Colts.

nm $132

1950 Topps Felt Backs Ray Mathews (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 54B Ray Mathews (brown) Rookie card

Mathews played ten seasons for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, and one for Canadian football's Calgary Stampeders.

nm $200

Ray Mathews end Clemson
1950 Topps Felt Backs 54Y Ray Mathews (yellow) Rookie card

nm $87

Ray Mathews end Clemson
1950 Topps Felt Backs Ed Modzelewski 1950 Topps Felt Backs 58 Ed Modzelewski fullback Maryland Rookie card

Modzelewski played six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns.

nm $132

1950 Topps Felt Backs Joe Paterno 1950 Topps Felt Backs 64 Joe Paterno quarterback Brown College Hall of Fame 2007 Rookie card

Paterno never played professional football, but he played quarterback and defensive back at Brown University. He still shares the Brown record for career interceptions, with 14. He was the head coach at Penn State for 46 seasons, 1966 to 2011, and he holds the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record for most wins, with 409.

nm $4000

1950 Topps Felt Backs Fran Rogel 1950 Topps Felt Backs 70 Fran Rogel fullback Penn State Rookie card

Rogel played eight seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, then played two years in Canada.

nm $166

1950 Topps Felt Backs Darrell Royal (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 71B Darrell Royal (brown) Rookie card

Royal coached the Edmonton Eskimos for one season, 1953.

nm $5000

Darrell Royal quarterback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1983
1950 Topps Felt Backs Darrell Royal (yellow) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 71Y Darrell Royal (yellow) Rookie card

As a head coach at Mississippi State, Washington, and Texas, Royal had a record of 184-60-5.

nm $4000

Darrell Royal quarterback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1983
1950 Topps Felt Backs Emil Sitko (brown) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 76B Emil Sitko (brown) Rookie card

Sitko played three seasons for the San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Cardinals.

nm $200

Emil Sitko halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1984
1950 Topps Felt Backs 76Y Emil Sitko (yellow) Rookie card

nm $92

Emil Sitko halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1984
1950 Topps Felt Backs Ed Songin 1950 Topps Felt Backs 77 Ed Songin quarterback Boston College Rookie card

Songin played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Boston Patriots, and New York Titans.

nm $166

1950 Topps Felt Backs Ernie Stautner 1950 Topps Felt Backs 79 Ernie Stautner defensive end, defensive tackle Boston College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969 Rookie card

Stautner played fourteen seasons in the NFL, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

nm $1000

PSA 7
1950 Topps Felt Backs 86B Dan Towler (brown) Rookie card

Towler played six seasons for the Los Angeles Rams.

nm $1250

Dan Towler halfback, fullback Washington and Jefferson
1950 Topps Felt Backs Dan Towler (yellow) 1950 Topps Felt Backs 86Y Dan Towler (yellow) Rookie card

nm $400

Dan Towler halfback, fullback Washington and Jefferson
1950 Topps Felt Backs Harry Ulinski 1950 Topps Felt Backs 88 Harry Ulinski center Kentucky Rookie card

Ulinski played six seasons for the Washington Redskins.

nm $105

1951 Bowman Norm Van Brocklin 1951 Bowman 4 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971 Rookie card

ex $165

nm $400

SGC 96
1951 Bowman Woodley Lewis 1951 Bowman 5 Woodley Lewis Los Angeles Rams end Los Angeles City, Oregon Rookie card

ex $10

nm $35

1951 Bowman Bob Williams 1951 Bowman 14 Bob Williams Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $28

1951 Bowman Tom Landry 1951 Bowman 20 Tom Landry New York Giants defensive back, coach Texas Cowboys Ring of Honor 1993, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990 Rookie card

ex $165

nm $400

PSA 8, PSA 7
1951 Bowman Arnie Weinmeister 1951 Bowman 21 Arnie Weinmeister New York Giants defensive tackle Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card

ex $35

nm $150

1951 Bowman Bill Walsh 1951 Bowman 23 Bill Walsh Pittsburgh Steelers center Notre Dame Rookie card

Walsh played for the Steelers from 1949 to 1954.

ex $8

nm $28

1951 Bowman Thurman McGraw 1951 Bowman 27 Thurman McGraw Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Colorado State College Hall of Fame 1981 Rookie card

ex $8

nm $30

ex+
1951 Bowman Vitamin Smith 1951 Bowman 41 Vitamin Smith Los Angeles Rams halfback Abilene Christian Rookie card

ex $8

nm $32


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