1952 Bowman Large Football Cards

1952 Bowman Large football card wrapper 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 Norm Van Brocklin 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 Otto Graham 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 Doak Walker 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 Steve Owen 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.
PSA 6
1952 Bowman Large Frankie Albert 1952 Bowman Large 5 Frankie Albert San Francisco 49ers quarterback, coach Stanford College Hall of Fame 1956
1952 Bowman Large Laurie Niemi 1952 Bowman Large 6 Laurie Niemi Washington Redskins tackle Washington State
1952 Bowman Large Chuck Hunsinger 1952 Bowman Large 7 Chuck Hunsinger Chicago Bears halfback Florida
1952 Bowman Large Ed Modzelewski 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 Joe Spencer 1952 Bowman Large 9 Joe Spencer Green Bay Packers tackle Oklahoma State Short print
1952 Bowman Large Chuck Bednarik 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 Barney Poole 1952 Bowman Large 11 Barney Poole Dallas Texans end Army, Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1974
1952 Bowman Large Charley Trippi 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 Tom Fears 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 Paul Brown 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 Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Large 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973
1952 Bowman Large Frank Gifford 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 Y.A. Tittle 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 Charlie Justice 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 George Connor 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 Lynn Chandnois 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 Bill Howton 1952 Bowman Large 21 Bill Howton Green Bay Packers end Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large Ken Snyder 1952 Bowman Large 22 Ken Snyder Philadelphia Eagles tackle Georgia Tech Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large Gino Marchetti 1952 Bowman Large 23 Gino Marchetti Dallas Texans defensive end San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card
1952 Bowman Large John Karras 1952 Bowman Large 24 John Karras Chicago Cardinals halfback Illinois
1952 Bowman Large Tank Younger 1952 Bowman Large 25 Tank Younger Los Angeles Rams fullback Grambling College Hall of Fame 2000