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1950 Bowman Football Cards

1950 Bowman football card wrapper There are 144 cards in the 1950 Bowman football card set; they were printed on 4 sheets of 36. My 1950 Bowman virtual uncut sheet page shows what the sheets looked like. Though the price guides do not say that any of the cards are short prints, it appears to me that the last sheet, which held cards 109-144, was printed in somewhat smaller numbers than the others.

You can see an empty display box for 1950 Bowman cards on the Legendary Auctions web site. Also see my blog article, B is for Bowman, for an overview of the 1948-1955 Bowman football card sets.

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1950 Bowman set: Tony Canadeo, Tom Fears, Jim Finks, Otto Graham, Lou Groza, Elroy Hirsch, Dante Lavelli, Marion Motley, Joe Perry, Y.A. Tittle. Rookie cards of Heisman Trophy winners in the 1950 Bowman set: Glenn Davis.

To see a large picture of any card (or stamp, sticker, etc.) in the Gallery, click on the small picture or the title.

Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1950 Bowman Doak Walker 1950 Bowman 1 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1950, with 128 points. He was the 1950 rookie of the year.

ex $30

nm $155

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 Ted Fritsch Sr. 1950 Bowman 11 Ted Fritsch Sr. Green Bay Packers fullback Wisconsin - Stevens Point Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Fritsch's son, Ted Fritsch Jr., played seven seasons in the NFL.

ex $8

nm $28

PSA 8.5
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 George Taliaferro 1950 Bowman 14 George Taliaferro New York Yanks halfback Indiana College Hall of Fame 1981 Taliaferro was the first African-American ever drafted by an NFL team. The Bears picked him in 1949, but he opted to play for the Los Angeles Dons of the AAFC.

ex $8

nm $24

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 Bob Waterfield 1950 Bowman 17 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965

ex $25

nm $60

1950 Bowman Val Jansante 1950 Bowman 18 Val Jansante Pittsburgh Steelers end Duquesne, Villanova

ex $8

nm $26

1950 Bowman Joe Geri 1950 Bowman 19 Joe Geri Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Georgia

ex $9

nm $30

1950 Bowman Jerry Nuzum 1950 Bowman 20 Jerry Nuzum Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Compton Community College, New Mexico A and M

ex $8

nm $26

1950 Bowman Elmer Angsman 1950 Bowman 21 Elmer Angsman Chicago Cardinals halfback Notre Dame

ex $8

nm $22

1950 Bowman Billy Dewell 1950 Bowman 22 Billy Dewell Chicago Cardinals end SMU

ex $8

nm $26

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1950 Bowman Steve Van Buren 1950 Bowman 23 Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Van Buren led the NFL in rushing four times: 1945, 1947, 1948, and 1949.

ex $25

nm $65

1950 Bowman Cliff Patton 1950 Bowman 24 Cliff Patton Philadelphia Eagles guard, kicker TCU

ex $7

nm $18

1950 Bowman Bosh Pritchard 1950 Bowman 25 Bosh Pritchard Philadelphia Eagles halfback Virginia Military Institute, Georgia Tech

ex $8

nm $22

PSA 8
1950 Bowman John Lujack 1950 Bowman 26 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947

ex $25

nm $75

1950 Bowman Sid Luckman 1950 Bowman 27 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Luckman's number, 42, is one of fourteen jersey numbers that the Bears have retired. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.

ex $25

nm $75

1950 Bowman Bulldog Turner 1950 Bowman 28 Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Turner's number, 66, is one of fourteen jersey numbers that the Bears have retired. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.

ex $25

nm $110

ex
1950 Bowman Bill Dudley 1950 Bowman 29 Bill Dudley Washington Redskins halfback Virginia College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000

ex $25

nm $75

1950 Bowman Hugh Taylor 1950 Bowman 30 Hugh Taylor Washington Redskins end, coach Tulane, Oklahoma City University

ex $8

nm $26

1950 Bowman George Thomas 1950 Bowman 31 George Thomas Washington Redskins halfback Oklahoma

ex $10

nm $34

1950 Bowman Ray Poole 1950 Bowman 32 Ray Poole New York Giants end Mississippi, North Carolina Poole's brothers, Barney and Jim, also played in the NFL.

ex $9

nm $28

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

ex $8

nm $26

1950 Bowman Gail Bruce 1950 Bowman 34 Gail Bruce San Francisco 49ers end Washington

ex $9

nm $32

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 Bobby Layne 1950 Bowman 37 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 Layne placed eighth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1946, and sixth in 1947. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.

ex $50

nm $60

1950 Bowman Leon Hart 1950 Bowman 38 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $15

nm $46

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

ex $9

nm $34

1950 Bowman Dick Barwegan 1950 Bowman 40 Dick Barwegan Baltimore Colts guard Purdue

ex $9

nm $38

1950 Bowman Adrian Burk 1950 Bowman 41 Adrian Burk Baltimore Colts quarterback, punter Baylor

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman Barry French 1950 Bowman 42 Barry French Baltimore Colts guard, tackle Purdue

ex $7

nm $20

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 Jim Martin 1950 Bowman 44 Jim Martin Cleveland Browns linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995

ex $7

nm $22

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

Baldwin played for the AAFC's Buffalo Bills from 1947 to 1949. He joined the Packers when the AAFC folded.

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman Larry Coutre 1950 Bowman 47 Larry Coutre Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame

ex $8

nm $24

1950 Bowman John Rauch 1950 Bowman 48 John Rauch New York Yanks quarterback Georgia College Hall of Fame 2003

ex $8

nm $26

1950 Bowman Sam Tamburo 1950 Bowman 49 Sam Tamburo New York Yanks end Penn State

ex $9

nm $30

1950 Bowman Mike Swistowicz 1950 Bowman 50 Mike Swistowicz New York Yanks fullback, defensive back Notre Dame

ex $8

nm $24


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