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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1951 Bowman Russ Craft 1951 Bowman 47 Russ Craft Philadelphia Eagles halfback, defensive back Alabama Rookie card

ex $8

nm $28

1951 Bowman Lynn Chandnois 1951 Bowman 60 Lynn Chandnois Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Michigan State Rookie card

ex $8

nm $28

1951 Bowman Bruce Alford 1951 Bowman 79 Bruce Alford New York Yanks end TCU Rookie card

After his playing career, Alford was an NFL official for 20 years. His son, Bruce Jr., was a kicker for the Redskins and Bills.

ex $8

nm $30

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1951 Bowman Brad Ecklund 1951 Bowman 81 Brad Ecklund New York Yanks center, linebacker Oregon Rookie card

ex $9

nm $36

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1951 Bowman Ebert Van Buren 1951 Bowman 84 Ebert Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles fullback, halfback LSU Rookie card

Van Buren played for the Eagles from 1951 to 1953. He and his brother Steve were teammates in 1951.

ex $7

nm $28

1951 Bowman John Hoffman 1951 Bowman 87 John Hoffman Chicago Bears halfback Arkansas Rookie card

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1951 Bowman 91 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Rookie card

ex $50

nm $175

1951 Bowman Robert Smith 1951 Bowman 101 Robert Smith Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback Tulsa, Iowa Rookie card

ex $8

nm $32

1951 Bowman Leon Heath 1951 Bowman 106 Leon Heath Washington Redskins halfback Oklahoma Rookie card

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Bob Boyd 1951 Bowman 113 Bob Boyd Los Angeles Rams end Loyola (L.A.) Rookie card

ex $8

nm $32

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1951 Bowman John Wozniak 1951 Bowman 117 John Wozniak New York Yanks guard Alabama Rookie card

Wozniak played two seasons in the AAFC, three in the NFL, and four in the CFL.

ex $9

nm $36

1951 Topps Magic Jimmy Monahan 1951 Topps Magic 1 Jimmy Monahan halfback Rutgers Rookie card

nm $91

1951 Topps Magic Bill Wade 1951 Topps Magic 2 Bill Wade quarterback Vanderbilt Rookie card

nm $58

PSA 6
1951 Topps Magic Babe Parilli 1951 Topps Magic 4 Babe Parilli quarterback Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card

nm $34

1951 Topps Magic John Karras 1951 Topps Magic 9 John Karras halfback Illinois Rookie card

nm $70

PSA 5
1951 Topps Magic Vic Janowicz 1951 Topps Magic 10 Vic Janowicz halfback Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1950 Rookie card

nm $1000

PSA 5
1951 Topps Magic Marion Campbell 1951 Topps Magic 19 Marion Campbell defensive end Georgia Rookie card

nm $50

1951 Topps Magic Bert Rechichar 1951 Topps Magic 30 Bert Rechichar defensive back Tennessee Rookie card

nm $37

PSA 6
1951 Topps Magic Bob Reynolds 1951 Topps Magic 53 Bob Reynolds halfback Nebraska College Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card

Reynolds placed fifth in voting for the 1950 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

nm $50

1951 Topps Magic Joe Johnson 1951 Topps Magic 68 Joe Johnson halfback Boston College Rookie card

nm $58

PSA 7 oc
1951 Topps Magic John Bright 1951 Topps Magic 72 John Bright halfback Drake College Hall of Fame 1984, Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card

Bright placed fifth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

nm $70

1952 Bowman Large Steve Owen 1952 Bowman Large 4 Steve Owen New York Giants tackle, coach Phillips Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card

Owen played 9 seasons in the NFL, and he was the head coach of the Giants for 23 years.

ex $30

nm $80

PSA 8, PSA 7
1952 Bowman Large Paul Brown 1952 Bowman Large 14 Paul Brown Cleveland Browns coach Miami Ohio Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Rookie card

ex $150

nm $350

1952 Bowman Large Frank Gifford 1952 Bowman Large 16 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 Rookie card

ex $150

nm $350

1952 Bowman Large Bill Howton 1952 Bowman Large 21 Bill Howton Green Bay Packers end Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

ex $12

nm $55

1952 Bowman Large Ken Snyder 1952 Bowman Large 22 Ken Snyder Philadelphia Eagles tackle Georgia Tech Rookie card

ex $10

nm $50

1952 Bowman Large Gino Marchetti 1952 Bowman Large 23 Gino Marchetti Dallas Texans defensive end San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $190

1952 Bowman Large Tommy Thompson 1952 Bowman Large 26 Tommy Thompson Cleveland Browns linebacker, center William and Mary Rookie card

ex $26

nm $160

1952 Bowman Large Bob Miller 1952 Bowman Large 27 Bob Miller Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Virginia Rookie card, short print

ex $50

nm $300

1952 Bowman Large Kyle Rote 1952 Bowman Large 28 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 Rookie card, short print

The Giants chose Rote with the first overall pick in the 1951 NFL draft.

ex $30

nm $130

1952 Bowman Large Hugh McElhenny 1952 Bowman Large 29 Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers halfback Washington 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, College Hall of Fame 1981, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card

ex $65

nm $340

1952 Bowman Large John Lee Hancock 1952 Bowman Large 36 John Lee Hancock Chicago Cardinals guard Baylor Rookie card, short print

ex $75

nm $600

1952 Bowman Large Art Donovan 1952 Bowman Large 46 Art Donovan Dallas Texans defensive tackle Boston College, Notre Dame Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card, short print

ex $60

nm $190

PSA 8
1952 Bowman Large George Halas 1952 Bowman Large 48 George Halas Chicago Bears coach, end Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

ex $150

nm $350

SGC 86
1952 Bowman Large Joe Bach 1952 Bowman Large 53 Joe Bach Pittsburgh Steelers coach Notre Dame Rookie card

In college, Bach was one of Notre Dame's "Seven Mules," the offensive line who led the way for the legendary Four Horsemen. The other six Mules were Ed Hunsinger, Edgar "Rip" Miller, Noble Kizer, Adam Walsh, John Weibel, and Chuck Collins.

ex $24

nm $90

1952 Bowman Large Wayne Millner 1952 Bowman Large 57 Wayne Millner Philadelphia Eagles end, coach Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1990, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $70

nm $320

PSA 4
1952 Bowman Large Bill McColl 1952 Bowman Large 60 Bill McColl Chicago Bears end Stanford College Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card

ex $20

nm $85

PSA 8
1952 Bowman Large Les Richter 1952 Bowman Large 61 Les Richter Los Angeles Rams linebacker California College Hall of Fame 1982, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011 Rookie card

ex $75

nm $380

PSA 3
1952 Bowman Large Walt Michaels 1952 Bowman Large 62 Walt Michaels Cleveland Browns linebacker Washington and Lee Rookie card

ex $30

nm $140

1952 Bowman Large Jim Clark 1952 Bowman Large 66 Jim Clark Washington Redskins guard, tackle Oregon State Rookie card

Clark's younger brother, Herman Clark, played for the Chicago Bears.

ex $22

nm $85

1952 Bowman Large John Schweder 1952 Bowman Large 72 John Schweder Pittsburgh Steelers guard Pennsylvania Rookie card, short print

ex $50

nm $800

1952 Bowman Large Herman Clark 1952 Bowman Large 76 Herman Clark Chicago Bears guard Oregon State Rookie card

According to his page at the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame, Clark help bring the NFL Pro Bowl to Hawaii.

ex $12

nm $55

1952 Bowman Large Jack Blount 1952 Bowman Large 80 Jack Blount Philadelphia Eagles tackle Mississippi State Rookie card

The Eagles drafted Blount in 1952, but he never played in the regular season in the NFL.

ex $18

nm $80

1952 Bowman Large Andy Robustelli 1952 Bowman Large 85 Andy Robustelli Los Angeles Rams defensive end Arnold College Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971 Rookie card

ex $60

nm $210

PSA 6
1952 Bowman Large George Tarasovic 1952 Bowman Large 94 George Tarasovic Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end LSU Rookie card

ex $28

nm $85

1952 Bowman Large Bobby Dillon 1952 Bowman Large 98 Bobby Dillon Green Bay Packers defensive back Texas Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

ex $26

nm $110

1952 Bowman Large Joe Stydahar 1952 Bowman Large 99 Joe Stydahar Los Angeles Rams tackle, coach Pittsburgh, West Virginia College Hall of Fame 1972, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Rookie card, short print

ex $85

nm $590

1952 Bowman Large Bobby Cross 1952 Bowman Large 102 Bobby Cross Chicago Bears tackle Kilgore Junior College, Stephen F. Austin Rookie card

ex $16

nm $60

1952 Bowman Large Ray Pelfrey 1952 Bowman Large 106 Ray Pelfrey Green Bay Packers end Auburn, Eastern Kentucky Rookie card

ex $30

nm $110

1952 Bowman Large Hubert Johnston 1952 Bowman Large 108 Hubert Johnston Washington Redskins tackle Iowa Rookie card, short print

ex $22

nm $130


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