1950 Bread For Health Labels

There are 32 labels in the 1950 Bread for Health set. The labels are just under 3 inches square, and they were used to seal the ends of packages of bread. (See U.S. Patent 2,222,785 for an illustration.) According to Beckett, two of the bakeries that used the labels were NBC Bread, of Michigan; and Fisher's Bread, of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

The labels picture NFL stars of the day. As far as I know, two of the players, Jack Russell and Joe Signaigo, never appeared on standard football cards. The labels are not numbered, so I have listed them in alphabetical order.

Jeff Payne provided the images for this set. Thanks, Jeff!

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1950 Bread for Health Labels Frankie Albert 1950 Bread for Health Labels 1 Frankie Albert San Francisco 49ers quarterback, coach Stanford College Hall of Fame 1956 Albert starred in a movie named The Spirit of Stanford in 1942.
1950 Bread for Health Labels Elmer Angsman 1950 Bread for Health Labels 2 Elmer Angsman Chicago Cardinals halfback Notre Dame
1950 Bread for Health Labels Dick Barwegan 1950 Bread for Health Labels 3 Dick Barwegan
Dick Barwegen Baltimore Colts guard Purdue
1950 Bread for Health Labels Sammy Baugh 1950 Bread for Health Labels 4 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins quarterback, coach TCU Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Baugh had the NFL's longest punt in five straight seasons, 1940 to 1944.
1950 Bread for Health Labels Charley Conerly 1950 Bread for Health Labels 5 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010
1950 Bread for Health Labels Glenn Davis 1950 Bread for Health Labels 6 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona Heisman Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1961
1950 Bread for Health Labels Don Doll 1950 Bread for Health Labels 7 Don Doll Detroit Lions defensive back USC
1950 Bread for Health Labels Tom Fears 1950 Bread for Health Labels 8 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976
1950 Bread for Health Labels Harry Gilmer 1950 Bread for Health Labels 9 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993
1950 Bread for Health Labels Otto Graham 1950 Bread for Health Labels 10 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Graham was the MVP of the 1951 Pro Bowl (played after the 1950 season).
1950 Bread for Health Labels Pat Harder 1950 Bread for Health Labels 11 Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals fullback, kicker Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1993
1950 Bread for Health Labels Bobby Layne 1950 Bread for Health Labels 12 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team
1950 Bread for Health Labels Sid Luckman 1950 Bread for Health Labels 13 Sid Luckman Chicago Bears quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965
1950 Bread for Health Labels John Lujack 1950 Bread for Health Labels 14 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1947, College Hall of Fame 1960
1950 Bread for Health Labels John Panelli 1950 Bread for Health Labels 15 John Panelli Detroit Lions fullback, linebacker Notre Dame Panelli was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
1950 Bread for Health Labels Barney Poole 1950 Bread for Health Labels 16 Barney Poole New York Yanks end Army, Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1974
1950 Bread for Health Labels George Ratterman 1950 Bread for Health Labels 17 George Ratterman New York Yanks quarterback Notre Dame
1950 Bread for Health Labels Tobin Rote 1950 Bread for Health Labels 18 Tobin Rote Green Bay Packers quarterback Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974
1950 Bread for Health Labels Jack Russell 1950 Bread for Health Labels 19 Jack Russell New York Yanks end Baylor
1950 Bread for Health Labels Lou Rymkus 1950 Bread for Health Labels 20 Lou Rymkus Cleveland Browns tackle, coach Notre Dame
1950 Bread for Health Labels Joe Signaigo 1950 Bread for Health Labels 21 Joe Signaigo New York Yanks guard Notre Dame
1950 Bread for Health Labels Mac Speedie 1950 Bread for Health Labels 22 Mac Speedie Cleveland Browns end Utah
1950 Bread for Health Labels Bill Swiacki 1950 Bread for Health Labels 23 Bill Swiacki New York Giants end Holy Cross, Columbia College Hall of Fame 1976
1950 Bread for Health Labels Tommy Thompson 1950 Bread for Health Labels 24 Tommy Thompson Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, coach Tulsa
1950 Bread for Health Labels Y.A. Tittle 1950 Bread for Health Labels 25 Y.A. Tittle Baltimore Colts quarterback LSU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Giants Ring of Honor 2010