1953 Bowman Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1953 Bowman Otto Graham 1953 Bowman 26 Otto Graham Cleveland Browns quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 The Browns have retired Graham's jersey number, 14. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.
1953 Bowman Harry Gilmer 1953 Bowman 27 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993 PSA 8
1953 Bowman Tobin Rote 1953 Bowman 28 Tobin Rote Green Bay Packers quarterback Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974
1953 Bowman Billy Stone 1953 Bowman 29 Billy Stone Chicago Bears halfback Bradley
1953 Bowman Buddy Young 1953 Bowman 30 Buddy Young Baltimore Colts halfback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1968
1953 Bowman Leon Hart 1953 Bowman 31 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 PSA 7 oc
1953 Bowman Hugh McElhenny 1953 Bowman 32 Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 McElhenny placed eighth in voting for the 1951 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1953 Bowman Dale Samuels 1953 Bowman 33 Dale Samuels Chicago Cardinals quarterback Purdue
1953 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1953 Bowman 34 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 PSA 6
1953 Bowman Tom Catlin 1953 Bowman 35 Tom Catlin Cleveland Browns center Oklahoma Rookie card

Catlin placed tenth in voting for the 1952 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1953 Bowman Tom Fears 1953 Bowman 36 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976
1953 Bowman George Connor 1953 Bowman 37 George Connor Chicago Bears linebacker Holy Cross, Notre Dame Outland Trophy 1946, College Hall of Fame 1963, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975
1953 Bowman Bill Walsh 1953 Bowman 38 Bill Walsh Pittsburgh Steelers center Notre Dame Walsh played on Notre Dame's national championship teams of 1946 and 1947.
1953 Bowman Leo Sanford 1953 Bowman 39 Leo Sanford Chicago Cardinals center, linebacker Louisiana Tech Rookie card
1953 Bowman Horace Gillom 1953 Bowman 40 Horace Gillom Cleveland Browns end, punter Ohio State, Nevada
1953 Bowman John Schweder 1953 Bowman 41 John Schweder Pittsburgh Steelers guard Pennsylvania Schweder was the last player chosen in the 1949 NFL Draft. See my Mr. Irrelevant page for cards of more players who were drafted last.
1953 Bowman Tom O 1953 Bowman 42 Tom O'Connell Chicago Bears quarterback Illinois Rookie card
1953 Bowman Frank Gifford 1953 Bowman 43 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977
1953 Bowman Frank Continetti 1953 Bowman 44 Frank Continetti Baltimore Colts guard George Washington
1953 Bowman John Olszewski 1953 Bowman 45 John Olszewski Chicago Cardinals fullback California Rookie card PSA 8 oc
1953 Bowman Dub Jones 1953 Bowman 46 Dub Jones Cleveland Browns halfback LSU, Tulane Jones's son, Bert, was a quarterback for the Baltimore Colts and Los Angeles Rams. You can see some of Bert Jones's cards in the Gallery.
1953 Bowman Don Paul 1953 Bowman 47 Don Paul Los Angeles Rams linebacker, coach UCLA
1953 Bowman Gerald Weatherly 1953 Bowman 48 Gerald Weatherly Chicago Bears center Rice Rookie card
1953 Bowman Fred Bruney 1953 Bowman 49 Fred Bruney San Francisco 49ers defensive back Ohio State ex
1953 Bowman Jack Scarbath 1953 Bowman 50 Jack Scarbath Washington Redskins quarterback Maryland College Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card