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
1952 Bowman Large Frank Ziegler 1952 Bowman Large 119 Frank Ziegler Philadelphia Eagles halfback Georgia Tech Rookie card

ex $16

nm $55

1952 Bowman Large Steve Romanik 1952 Bowman Large 126 Steve Romanik Chicago Bears quarterback Villanova Rookie card, short print

ex $35

nm $220

1952 Bowman Large Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Large 127 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card, short print

ex $70

nm $270

1952 Bowman Large Jack Christiansen 1952 Bowman Large 129 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card

ex $65

nm $230

PSA 7
1952 Bowman Large Gene Ronzani 1952 Bowman Large 135 Gene Ronzani Green Bay Packers halfback, coach Marquette Rookie card, short print

ex $40

nm $200

1952 Bowman Large Yale Lary 1952 Bowman Large 140 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card

ex $65

nm $220

1952 Bowman Large Jim Lansford 1952 Bowman Large 144 Jim Lansford Dallas Texans tackle Texas Rookie card, short print

ex $100

nm $1100

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

Owen's brother, Bill Owen, also played in the NFL.

ex $25

nm $65

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

ex $35

nm $150

PSA 6
1952 Bowman Small Frank Gifford 1952 Bowman Small 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 $300

PSA 8, PSA 7
1952 Bowman Small Bill Howton 1952 Bowman Small 21 Bill Howton Green Bay Packers end Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

ex $12

nm $30

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

ex $12

nm $45

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

ex $55

nm $130

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

ex $12

nm $50

1952 Bowman Small Bob Miller 1952 Bowman Small 27 Bob Miller Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Virginia Rookie card

ex $12

nm $90

1952 Bowman Small Kyle Rote 1952 Bowman Small 28 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 Rookie card

Rote finished second in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1950, behind Vic Janowicz.

ex $12

nm $30

1952 Bowman Small Hugh McElhenny 1952 Bowman Small 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 $55

nm $130

1952 Bowman Small John Lee Hancock 1952 Bowman Small 36 John Lee Hancock Chicago Cardinals guard Baylor Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

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

ex $55

nm $170

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

ex $75

nm $200

1952 Bowman Small Joe Bach 1952 Bowman Small 53 Joe Bach Pittsburgh Steelers coach Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $12

nm $30

1952 Bowman Small Wayne Millner 1952 Bowman Small 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 $55

nm $180

PSA 6
1952 Bowman Small Bill McColl 1952 Bowman Small 60 Bill McColl Chicago Bears end Stanford College Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card

ex $12

nm $40

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

ex $55

nm $240

PSA 6.5, PSA 5, PSA 3, vg
1952 Bowman Small Walt Michaels 1952 Bowman Small 62 Walt Michaels Cleveland Browns linebacker Washington and Lee Rookie card

ex $12

nm $35

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

ex $12

nm $40

1952 Bowman Small John Schweder 1952 Bowman Small 72 John Schweder Pittsburgh Steelers guard Pennsylvania Rookie card

ex $12

nm $50

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

Clark's older brother, Jim Clark, played for the Washington Redskins.

ex $12

nm $45

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

ex $12

nm $50

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

ex $55

nm $200

1952 Bowman Small George Tarasovic 1952 Bowman Small 94 George Tarasovic Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end LSU Rookie card

ex $12

nm $55

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

ex $12

nm $45

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

ex $55

nm $300

PSA 3
1952 Bowman Small Bobby Cross 1952 Bowman Small 102 Bobby Cross Chicago Bears tackle Kilgore Junior College, Stephen F. Austin Rookie card

ex $12

nm $45

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

ex $12

nm $55

1952 Bowman Small Hubert Johnston 1952 Bowman Small 108 Hubert Johnston Washington Redskins tackle Iowa Rookie card

ex $12

nm $55

1952 Bowman Small Volney Quinlan 1952 Bowman Small 109 Volney Quinlan Los Angeles Rams halfback San Diego State Rookie card

ex $12

nm $80

1952 Bowman Small Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Small 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card

ex $12

nm $40

1952 Bowman Small Frank Ziegler 1952 Bowman Small 119 Frank Ziegler Philadelphia Eagles halfback Georgia Tech Rookie card

ex $12

nm $65

1952 Bowman Small 126 Steve Romanik Chicago Bears quarterback Villanova Rookie card

ex $12

nm $40

1952 Bowman Small Ollie Matson 1952 Bowman Small 127 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card

ex $55

nm $290

1952 Bowman Small Jack Christiansen 1952 Bowman Small 129 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card

ex $55

nm $260

1952 Bowman Small 135 Gene Ronzani Green Bay Packers halfback, coach Marquette Rookie card

ex $12

nm $40

1952 Bowman Small Yale Lary 1952 Bowman Small 140 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card

ex $55

nm $180

1952 Bowman Small Jim Lansford 1952 Bowman Small 144 Jim Lansford Dallas Texans tackle Texas Rookie card

ex $12

nm $95

1953 Bowman Eddie LeBaron 1953 Bowman 1 Eddie LeBaron Washington Redskins quarterback Pacific College Hall of Fame 1980, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $18

nm $105

1953 Bowman Pat Brady 1953 Bowman 10 Pat Brady Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, punter Nevada, Bradley Rookie card

ex $12

nm $46

1953 Bowman Tom Catlin 1953 Bowman 35 Tom Catlin Cleveland Browns center Oklahoma Rookie card

Catlin placed tenth in voting for the 1952 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $12

nm $54

1953 Bowman Tom O 1953 Bowman 42 Tom O'Connell Chicago Bears quarterback Illinois Rookie card

ex $12

nm $42

1953 Bowman John Olszewski 1953 Bowman 45 John Olszewski Chicago Cardinals fullback California Rookie card

ex $10

nm $38

PSA 8 oc

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