1951 Topps Magic Football Cards
The 1951 Topps Magic set contains cards of 75 college players. What makes the cards "magic" is a scratch-off section on the back that reveals the player's school. You can see pictures of the card backs, both scratched and unscratched, in my blog article, S is for Scratch-Offs. Another blog article, T is for Topps, Part 1, has descriptions of all of the 1950-1959 Topps sets.
Rookie cards of Heisman Trophy winners in the 1951 Topps Magic set: Vic Janowicz.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1951 Topps Magic||1||Jimmy Monahan||halfback||Rutgers||Rookie card|
|1951 Topps Magic||2||Bill Wade||quarterback||Vanderbilt||Rookie card||PSA 6|
|1951 Topps Magic||3||Bill Reichardt||fullback||Iowa||Rookie card
Reichardt won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1951.
|1951 Topps Magic||4||Babe Parilli||quarterback||Kentucky||College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993||Rookie card|
|1951 Topps Magic||5||Bill Burkhalter||halfback||Rice||Burkhalter, Joe Watson, and Froggy Williams were the MVPs of the January 1, 1950, Cotton Bowl Classic.||PSA 4|
|1951 Topps Magic||6||Ed Weber||halfback||William and Mary|
|1951 Topps Magic||7||Tom Scott||defensive end||Virginia||College Hall of Fame 1979|
|1951 Topps Magic||8||Frank Guthridge||quarterback||Delaware|
|1951 Topps Magic||9||John Karras||halfback||Illinois||Rookie card||PSA 5|
|1951 Topps Magic||10||Vic Janowicz||halfback||Ohio State||Heisman Trophy 1950, College Hall of Fame 1976||Rookie card
Janowicz played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1953 and 1954. You can see his 1954 Bowman baseball card on the Gallery's Cards in Multiple Sports page.
|1951 Topps Magic||11||Lloyd Hill||tackle||Brown||PSA 6|
|1951 Topps Magic||12||Jim Weatherall||tackle||Oklahoma||Outland Trophy 1951, College Hall of Fame 1992||PSA 7|
|1951 Topps Magic||13||Howard Hansen||halfback||Columbia|
|1951 Topps Magic||14||Lou D'Achille||quarterback||Indiana||D'Achille was inducted into the Beaver County (Pennsylvania) Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.||PSA 6|
|1951 Topps Magic||15||Johnny Turco||halfback||Holy Cross|
|1951 Topps Magic||16||Jerrell Price||tackle||Texas Tech|
|1951 Topps Magic||17||John Coatta||quarterback||Wisconsin|
|1951 Topps Magic||18||Bruce Patton||quarterback||Marquette|
|1951 Topps Magic||19||Marion Campbell||defensive end||Georgia||Rookie card|
|1951 Topps Magic||20||Blaine Earon||defensive end||Duke||Earon played for the Detroit Lions in 1952 and 1953.|
|1951 Topps Magic||21||Dewey McConnell||end||Wyoming||McConnell played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1954.||PSA 6|
|1951 Topps Magic||22||Ray Beck||guard, defensive tackle||Georgia Tech||College Hall of Fame 1997|
|1951 Topps Magic||23||Jim Prewett||tackle||Tulsa||PSA 6|
|1951 Topps Magic||24||Bob Steele||quarterback||Oklahoma State||PSA 6, PSA 4|
|1951 Topps Magic||25||Art Betts||end||Penn State|