1951 Bowman Football Cards

1951 Bowman football card wrapper There are 144 cards in the 1951 Bowman football card set; they were printed on 4 sheets of 36. My 1951 Bowman uncut sheet page shows the configuration of the sheets. 1951 Bowmans were the first football cards to feature the teams' logos on the fronts. See my blog article, B is for Bowman, for an overview of the 1948-1955 Bowman football card sets. Also see the Legendary Auctions web site for pictures of a 5-cent display box.

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1951 Bowman set: Tom Landry, Emlen Tunnell, Norm Van Brocklin, Arnie Weinmeister.

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
1951 Bowman Weldon Humble 1951 Bowman 1 Weldon Humble Cleveland Browns guard Rice, Louisiana-Lafayette College Hall of Fame 1961

ex $25

nm $85

1951 Bowman Otto Graham 1951 Bowman 2 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern Browns Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Graham finished third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1943, behind Angelo Bertelli and Bob Odell.

ex $70

nm $210

1951 Bowman Mac Speedie 1951 Bowman 3 Mac Speedie Cleveland Browns end Utah Speedie was the head coach of the Denver Broncos from partway through the 1964 season to partway through the 1966 season.

ex $10

nm $35

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, PSA 7
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 Tom Fears 1951 Bowman 6 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara College Hall of Fame 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

ex $20

nm $75

1951 Bowman George Musacco 1951 Bowman 7 George Musacco New York Yanks back Loyola (L.A.)

ex $8

nm $32

PSA 8
1951 Bowman George Taliaferro 1951 Bowman 8 George Taliaferro New York Yanks halfback Indiana College Hall of Fame 1981

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Barney Poole 1951 Bowman 9 Barney Poole New York Yanks end Army, Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1974 Poole's brothers, Ray and Jim, also played in the NFL.

ex $8

nm $32

1951 Bowman Steve Van Buren 1951 Bowman 10 Steve Van Buren Philadelphia Eagles halfback LSU Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Van Buren's brother, Ebert, also played for the Eagles. The brothers were teammates in 1951.

ex $20

nm $70

1951 Bowman Al Wistert 1951 Bowman 11 Al Wistert Philadelphia Eagles tackle Michigan College Hall of Fame 1968, Eagles Honor Roll 2009 Error card

Al's nickname was not "Whitey," it was "Ox." "Whitey" was the nickname of Al's brother, Francis.

ex $10

nm $35

PSA 7
1951 Bowman Chuck Bednarik 1951 Bowman 12 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $18

nm $65

1951 Bowman Bulldog Turner 1951 Bowman 13 Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966

ex $20

nm $70

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 John Lujack 1951 Bowman 15 John Lujack Chicago Bears quarterback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1960, Heisman Trophy 1947

ex $18

nm $65

PSA 8
1951 Bowman Roy Steiner 1951 Bowman 16 Roy Steiner Green Bay Packers defensive back Alabama

ex $10

nm $35

1951 Bowman Jug Girard 1951 Bowman 17 Jug Girard Green Bay Packers halfback, end Wisconsin

ex $10

nm $35

1951 Bowman Ed Neal 1951 Bowman 18 Ed Neal Green Bay Packers center, guard LSU, Tulane

ex $10

nm $35

1951 Bowman Travis Tidwell 1951 Bowman 19 Travis Tidwell New York Giants quarterback Auburn

ex $8

nm $32

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 Joe Geri 1951 Bowman 22 Joe Geri Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Georgia

ex $8

nm $30

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 Fran Rogel 1951 Bowman 24 Fran Rogel Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Penn State

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Doak Walker 1951 Bowman 25 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker and Bobby Layne were teammates at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas.

ex $20

nm $75

1951 Bowman Leon Hart 1951 Bowman 26 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $10

nm $35

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 Buster Ramsey 1951 Bowman 28 Buster Ramsey Chicago Cardinals guard, coach William and Mary College Hall of Fame 1978

ex $7

nm $28

PSA 7, vg-ex
1951 Bowman Frank Tripucka 1951 Bowman 29 Frank Tripucka Chicago Cardinals quarterback Notre Dame Broncos Ring of Fame 1986 Tripucka is a member of the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.

ex $10

nm $35

1951 Bowman Don Paul 1951 Bowman 30 Don Paul Chicago Cardinals defensive back, running back Washington State

ex $7

nm $28

SGC 84
1951 Bowman Alex Loyd 1951 Bowman 31 Alex Loyd San Francisco 49ers end Oklahoma State

ex $7

nm $28

1951 Bowman Y.A. Tittle 1951 Bowman 32 Y.A. Tittle San Francisco 49ers quarterback LSU 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971 Tittle's full name is Yelberton Abraham Tittle.

ex $50

nm $150

PSA 8
1951 Bowman Verl Lillywhite 1951 Bowman 33 Verl Lillywhite San Francisco 49ers running back, linebacker Modesto Junior College, USC

ex $7

nm $26

1951 Bowman Sammy Baugh 1951 Bowman 34 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins quarterback, coach TCU College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000

ex $50

nm $175

1951 Bowman Chuck Drazenovich 1951 Bowman 35 Chuck Drazenovich Washington Redskins defensive back Penn State

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Bob Goode 1951 Bowman 36 Bob Goode Washington Redskins fullback, halfback Texas A and M

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Horace Gillom 1951 Bowman 37 Horace Gillom Cleveland Browns end, punter Ohio State, Nevada

ex $8

nm $30

1951 Bowman Lou Rymkus 1951 Bowman 38 Lou Rymkus Cleveland Browns tackle, coach Notre Dame

ex $8

nm $32

1951 Bowman Ken Carpenter 1951 Bowman 39 Ken Carpenter Cleveland Browns halfback Oregon State

ex $8

nm $34

1951 Bowman Bob Waterfield 1951 Bowman 40 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965

ex $18

nm $70

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

ex $8

nm $32

1951 Bowman Glenn Davis 1951 Bowman 42 Glenn Davis Los Angeles Rams halfback Army, Cal Poly-Pomona College Hall of Fame 1961, Heisman Trophy 1946

ex $9

nm $35

1951 Bowman Dan Edwards 1951 Bowman 43 Dan Edwards New York Yanks end Georgia

ex $8

nm $32

PSA 7, good
1951 Bowman John Rauch 1951 Bowman 44 John Rauch New York Yanks quarterback Georgia College Hall of Fame 2003 Rauch was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 1966 to 1968, and of the Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1970. The Raiders won the AFL Championship under Rauch in 1967.

ex $8

nm $32

1951 Bowman Zollie Toth 1951 Bowman 45 Zollie Toth New York Yanks fullback LSU

ex $9

nm $34

vg
1951 Bowman Pete Pihos 1951 Bowman 46 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

ex $22

nm $80

1951 Bowman Russ Craft 1951 Bowman 47 Russ Craft Philadelphia Eagles halfback, defensive back Alabama Rookie card

ex $8

nm $28

1951 Bowman Walter Barnes 1951 Bowman 48 Walter Barnes Philadelphia Eagles guard LSU After football, Barnes had a long acting career.

ex $8

nm $30

exmt
1951 Bowman Fred Morrison 1951 Bowman 49 Fred Morrison Chicago Bears halfback Ohio State

ex $8

nm $32

PSA 8
1951 Bowman Ray Bray 1951 Bowman 50 Ray Bray Chicago Bears guard, tackle Western Michigan

ex $8

nm $28


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