1952 Bowman Large Football Cards
There are 144 cards in the 1952 Bowman Large football card set. The cards with numbers divisible by 9 are short prints, and, to a lesser extent, so are the cards immediately following those that are divisible by 9. For an explanation, see my 1952 Bowman Large football card virtual uncut sheet page. Also see my blog article, B is for Bowman, for an overview of the 1948-1955 Bowman football card sets. And see the Legendary Auctions web site for pictures of a 5-cent display box.
Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1952 Bowman Large set: George Halas, Steve Owen, Paul Brown, Joe Stydahar, Art Donovan, Wayne Millner, Jack Christiansen, Hugh McElhenny, Andy Robustelli, Gino Marchetti, Ollie Matson, Frank Gifford, Yale Lary, Les Richter.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1952 Bowman Large||1||Norm Van Brocklin||Los Angeles Rams||quarterback, coach||Oregon||College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987||Short print|
|1952 Bowman Large||2||Otto Graham||Cleveland Browns||quarterback||Northwestern||College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010|
|1952 Bowman Large||3||Doak Walker||Detroit Lions||halfback||SMU||Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986||The Lions have retired Walker's jersey number, 37. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.|
|1952 Bowman Large||4||Steve Owen||New York Giants||tackle, coach||Phillips||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010||Rookie card
Owen played 9 seasons in the NFL, and he was the head coach of the Giants for 23 years.
|1952 Bowman Large||5||Frankie Albert||San Francisco 49ers||quarterback, coach||Stanford||College Hall of Fame 1956|
|1952 Bowman Large||6||Laurie Niemi||Washington Redskins||tackle||Washington State|
|1952 Bowman Large||7||Chuck Hunsinger||Chicago Bears||halfback||Florida|
|1952 Bowman Large||8||Ed Modzelewski||Pittsburgh Steelers||fullback||Maryland||Modzelewski's younger brother, Dick Modzelewski, also played in the NFL.||SGC 86|
|1952 Bowman Large||9||Joe Spencer||Green Bay Packers||tackle||Oklahoma State||Short print|
|1952 Bowman Large||10||Chuck Bednarik||Philadelphia Eagles||center, defensive tackle||Pennsylvania||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987||Short print
Bednarik was the MVP of the 1953 Pro Bowl (played after the 1952 season).
|1952 Bowman Large||11||Barney Poole||Dallas Texans||end||Army, Mississippi||College Hall of Fame 1974|
|1952 Bowman Large||12||Charley Trippi||Chicago Cardinals||halfback||Georgia||College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006||PSA 9|
|1952 Bowman Large||13||Tom Fears||Los Angeles Rams||end||UCLA, Santa Clara||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976|
|1952 Bowman Large||14||Paul Brown||Cleveland Browns||coach||Miami Ohio||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Browns Ring of Honor 2010||Rookie card|
|1952 Bowman Large||15||Leon Hart||Detroit Lions||fullback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973|
|1952 Bowman Large||16||Frank Gifford||New York Giants||halfback||USC, Bakersfield College||College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977||Rookie card|
|1952 Bowman Large||17||Y.A. Tittle||San Francisco 49ers||quarterback||LSU||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Giants Ring of Honor 2010|
|1952 Bowman Large||18||Charlie Justice||Washington Redskins||running back||North Carolina||Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1961||Short print|
|1952 Bowman Large||19||George Connor||Chicago Bears||linebacker||Holy Cross, Notre Dame||Outland Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1963, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975||Short print|
|1952 Bowman Large||20||Lynn Chandnois||Pittsburgh Steelers||halfback||Michigan State||Chandnois led the NFL with 35.2 yards per kickoff return in 1952.|
|1952 Bowman Large||21||Bill Howton||Green Bay Packers||end||Rice||Packers Hall of Fame 1974||Rookie card|
|1952 Bowman Large||22||Ken Snyder||Philadelphia Eagles||tackle||Georgia Tech||Rookie card|
|1952 Bowman Large||23||Gino Marchetti||Dallas Texans||defensive end||San Francisco||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972||Rookie card||PSA 5|
|1952 Bowman Large||24||John Karras||Chicago Cardinals||halfback||Illinois|
|1952 Bowman Large||25||Tank Younger||Los Angeles Rams||fullback||Grambling||College Hall of Fame 2000|