1951 Topps Magic Football Cards

1951 Topps Magic football card wrapper 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 Jimmy Monahan 1951 Topps Magic 1 Jimmy Monahan halfback Rutgers Rookie card
1951 Topps Magic Bill Wade 1951 Topps Magic 2 Bill Wade quarterback Vanderbilt Rookie card PSA 6
1951 Topps Magic Bill Reichardt 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 Babe Parilli 1951 Topps Magic 4 Babe Parilli quarterback Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card
1951 Topps Magic Bill Burkhalter 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 Ed Weber 1951 Topps Magic 6 Ed Weber halfback William and Mary
1951 Topps Magic Tom Scott 1951 Topps Magic 7 Tom Scott defensive end Virginia College Hall of Fame 1979
1951 Topps Magic Frank Guthridge 1951 Topps Magic 8 Frank Guthridge quarterback Delaware
1951 Topps Magic John Karras 1951 Topps Magic 9 John Karras halfback Illinois Rookie card PSA 5
1951 Topps Magic Vic Janowicz 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.
PSA 5
1951 Topps Magic Lloyd Hill 1951 Topps Magic 11 Lloyd Hill tackle Brown PSA 6
1951 Topps Magic Jim Weatherall 1951 Topps Magic 12 Jim Weatherall tackle Oklahoma Outland Trophy 1951, College Hall of Fame 1992 PSA 7
1951 Topps Magic Howard Hansen 1951 Topps Magic 13 Howard Hansen halfback Columbia
1951 Topps Magic Lou D 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 Johnny Turco 1951 Topps Magic 15 Johnny Turco halfback Holy Cross
1951 Topps Magic Jerrell Price 1951 Topps Magic 16 Jerrell Price tackle Texas Tech
1951 Topps Magic John Coatta 1951 Topps Magic 17 John Coatta quarterback Wisconsin
1951 Topps Magic Bruce Patton 1951 Topps Magic 18 Bruce Patton quarterback Marquette
1951 Topps Magic Marion Campbell 1951 Topps Magic 19 Marion Campbell defensive end Georgia Rookie card
1951 Topps Magic Blaine Earon 1951 Topps Magic 20 Blaine Earon defensive end Duke Earon played for the Detroit Lions in 1952 and 1953.
1951 Topps Magic Dewey McConnell 1951 Topps Magic 21 Dewey McConnell end Wyoming McConnell played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1954. PSA 6
1951 Topps Magic Ray Beck 1951 Topps Magic 22 Ray Beck guard, defensive tackle Georgia Tech College Hall of Fame 1997
1951 Topps Magic Jim Prewett 1951 Topps Magic 23 Jim Prewett tackle Tulsa PSA 6
1951 Topps Magic Bob Steele 1951 Topps Magic 24 Bob Steele quarterback Oklahoma State PSA 6, PSA 4
1951 Topps Magic Art Betts 1951 Topps Magic 25 Art Betts end Penn State