1951 Bowman Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1951 Bowman Ed Sprinkle 1951 Bowman 51 Ed Sprinkle Chicago Bears end Hardin-Simmons, Navy Rookie card

Sprinkle played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Bears. According to Sprinkle's obituary in the New York Times, George Halas honored Sprinkle by assigning him number 7, Halas's number as a player.
1951 Bowman Floyd Reid 1951 Bowman 52 Floyd Reid Green Bay Packers halfback Georgia PSA 8
1951 Bowman Billy Grimes 1951 Bowman 53 Billy Grimes Green Bay Packers halfback Oklahoma State PSA 8
1951 Bowman Ted Fritsch Sr. 1951 Bowman 54 Ted Fritsch Sr. Green Bay Packers fullback Wisconsin - Stevens Point Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Fritsch did not play in 1951.
1951 Bowman Al DeRogatis 1951 Bowman 55 Al DeRogatis New York Giants tackle Duke College Hall of Fame 1986
1951 Bowman Charley Conerly 1951 Bowman 56 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 PSA 4, vg
1951 Bowman Jon Baker 1951 Bowman 57 Jon Baker New York Giants guard California
1951 Bowman Tom McWilliams 1951 Bowman 58 Tom McWilliams Pittsburgh Steelers halfback, defensive back Mississippi State, Army McWilliams placed tenth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1944. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1951 Bowman Jerry Shipkey 1951 Bowman 59 Jerry Shipkey Pittsburgh Steelers fullback USC, UCLA Steelers Legends Team
1951 Bowman Lynn Chandnois 1951 Bowman 60 Lynn Chandnois Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Michigan State Rookie card

Chandnois led the NFL with 32.5 yards per kickoff return in 1951.
1951 Bowman Don Doll 1951 Bowman 61 Don Doll Detroit Lions defensive back USC Doll gained 301 yards returning interceptions in 1949. That is still an NFL record for a rookie.
1951 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1951 Bowman 62 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 PSA 4
1951 Bowman Bob Hoernschemeyer 1951 Bowman 63 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana
1951 Bowman Tom Wham 1951 Bowman 64 Tom Wham Chicago Cardinals end Furman PSA 5.5
1951 Bowman Bill Fischer 1951 Bowman 65 Bill Fischer Chicago Cardinals tackle, guard Notre Dame Outland Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1983 PSA 8
1951 Bowman Robert Nussbaumer 1951 Bowman 66 Robert Nussbaumer Chicago Cardinals halfback, defensive back Michigan
1951 Bowman Gordon Soltau 1951 Bowman 67 Gordon Soltau San Francisco 49ers end, kicker Minnesota Rookie card

In a game against the Rams in 1951, Soltau scored 26 points on 3 touchdowns, 1 field goal, and 5 extra points. That was a 49ers record until Jerry Rice scored 30 points in a game in 1990.
1951 Bowman Visco Grgich 1951 Bowman 68 Visco Grgich San Francisco 49ers guard, tackle Santa Clara PSA 8
1951 Bowman John Strzykalski 1951 Bowman 69 John Strzykalski San Francisco 49ers halfback, defensive back Marquette
1951 Bowman Pete Stout 1951 Bowman 70 Pete Stout Washington Redskins fullback North Texas, TCU
1951 Bowman Paul Lipscomb 1951 Bowman 71 Paul Lipscomb Washington Redskins tackle Tennessee
1951 Bowman Harry Gilmer 1951 Bowman 72 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993
1951 Bowman Dante Lavelli 1951 Bowman 73 Dante Lavelli Cleveland Browns end Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 PSA 7
1951 Bowman Dub Jones 1951 Bowman 74 Dub Jones Cleveland Browns halfback LSU, Tulane Jones scored six touchdowns in a game against the Chicago Bears in 1951.
1951 Bowman Lou Groza 1951 Bowman 75 Lou Groza Cleveland Browns tackle, kicker Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 PSA 7
1951 Bowman Elroy Hirsch 1951 Bowman 76 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974 Hirsch had 1495 receiving yards in 1951, breaking the single-season NFL record. BVG 6.5
1951 Bowman Tom Kalmanir 1951 Bowman 77 Tom Kalmanir Los Angeles Rams halfback Pittsburgh, Nevada
1951 Bowman Jack Zilly 1951 Bowman 78 Jack Zilly Los Angeles Rams end Notre Dame
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.
1951 Bowman Art Weiner 1951 Bowman 80 Art Weiner New York Yanks end North Carolina College Hall of Fame 1992 vg
1951 Bowman Brad Ecklund 1951 Bowman 81 Brad Ecklund New York Yanks center, linebacker Oregon Rookie card exmt
1951 Bowman Bosh Pritchard 1951 Bowman 82 Bosh Pritchard Philadelphia Eagles halfback Virginia Military Institute, Georgia Tech PSA 7, ex
1951 Bowman John Green 1951 Bowman 83 John Green Philadelphia Eagles end Tulsa PSA 7
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.
1951 Bowman Julie Rykovich 1951 Bowman 85 Julie Rykovich Chicago Bears halfback Illinois, Notre Dame PSA 8
1951 Bowman Fred Davis 1951 Bowman 86 Fred Davis Chicago Bears guard, tackle Alabama
1951 Bowman John Hoffman 1951 Bowman 87 John Hoffman Chicago Bears halfback Arkansas Rookie card vg+
1951 Bowman Tobin Rote 1951 Bowman 88 Tobin Rote Green Bay Packers quarterback Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974 SGC 86
1951 Bowman Paul Burris 1951 Bowman 89 Paul Burris Green Bay Packers guard, halfback Tulsa, Oklahoma Burris's brother Kurt is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. SGC 86
1951 Bowman Tony Canadeo 1951 Bowman 90 Tony Canadeo Green Bay Packers halfback Gonzaga Packers Hall of Fame 1973, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974 In 1949, Canadeo became the Packers' first 1000-yard rusher, with 1052 yards. SGC 86
1951 Bowman Emlen Tunnell 1951 Bowman 91 Emlen Tunnell New York Giants defensive back Iowa, Toledo Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card
1951 Bowman Otto Schnellbacher 1951 Bowman 92 Otto Schnellbacher New York Giants defensive back Kansas Schnellbacher led the NFL with 11 interceptions and 194 interception return yards in 1951.
1951 Bowman Ray Poole 1951 Bowman 93 Ray Poole New York Giants end Mississippi, North Carolina vg-ex
1951 Bowman Darrell Hogan 1951 Bowman 94 Darrell Hogan Pittsburgh Steelers guard Trinity, Baylor PSA 8
1951 Bowman Frank Sinkovitz 1951 Bowman 95 Frank Sinkovitz Pittsburgh Steelers center Duke PSA 8, vg
1951 Bowman Ernie Stautner 1951 Bowman 96 Ernie Stautner Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end, defensive tackle Boston College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, Steelers Legends Team, Steelers All-Time Team
1951 Bowman Elmer Angsman 1951 Bowman 97 Elmer Angsman Chicago Cardinals halfback Notre Dame vg-ex
1951 Bowman Jack Jennings 1951 Bowman 98 Jack Jennings Chicago Cardinals tackle Ohio State PSA 8
1951 Bowman Jerry Groom 1951 Bowman 99 Jerry Groom Chicago Cardinals center Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1994
1951 Bowman John Prchlik 1951 Bowman 100 John Prchlik Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Yale