1951 Berk Ross Football Cards

1951 Berk Ross sports card box There are 72 cards in the multi-sport 1951 Berk Ross "Hit Parade of Champions" set. The eight football cards in the set are pictured here. You can see that there are perforations on either the left or right side of each card; this is because the cards were printed on panels of two, and the two halves could be separated. The cards were sold in small boxes with windows showing the two athletes on the top panel. You can usually find examples of the two-card panels on eBay. There is a list of all 72 cards in the set at oddlyquirky.com.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1951 Berk Ross Leon Hart 1951 Berk Ross 1-14 Leon Hart fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973
1951 Berk Ross Jim Martin 1951 Berk Ross 1-15 Jim Martin linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995
1951 Berk Ross Doak Walker 1951 Berk Ross 2-14 Doak Walker halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Hockey player Jack Stewart's card was attached to right side of Walker's.
1951 Berk Ross Emil Sitko 1951 Berk Ross 2-15 Emil Sitko halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1984
1951 Berk Ross Wade Walker 1951 Berk Ross 3-14 Wade Walker tackle Oklahoma PSA 8
1951 Berk Ross Rodney Franz 1951 Berk Ross 3-15 Rodney Franz guard California College Hall of Fame 1977
1951 Berk Ross Arnold Galiffa 1951 Berk Ross 4-14 Arnold Galiffa quarterback Army College Hall of Fame 1983 Galiffa placed fourth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1949. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1951 Berk Ross Charlie Justice 1951 Berk Ross 4-15 Charlie Justice running back North Carolina Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1961 The University of North Carolina has retired Justice's jersey number, 22. PSA 8