1955 Bowman Football Cards

1955 Bowman football card wrapperThere are 160 cards in the 1955 Bowman football card set. The cards were printed on 5 sheets of 32; you can see what the sheets looked like on my 1955 Bowman virtual sheet page. Bowman apparently printed fewer copies of the fifth sheet than the other four, because most of the scarce cards in the set appear on the fifth sheet.

Also see my blog article, B is for Bowman, for an overview of the 1948-1955 Bowman football card sets. See the Legendary Auctions web site for pictures of a 1955 Bowman 5-cent display box.

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1955 Bowman set: Len Ford, Frank Gatski, John Henry Johnson, Mike McCormack, Jim Ringo, Bob St. Clair. Rookie cards of Heisman Trophy winners in the 1955 Bowman set: Alan Ameche.

To see a large picture of any card (or stamp, sticker, etc.) in the Gallery, click on the small picture or the title.

Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1955 Bowman Doak Walker 1955 Bowman 1 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1955, with 96 points.

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 5
1955 Bowman Mike McCormack 1955 Bowman 2 Mike McCormack Cleveland Browns tackle Kansas Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card

ex $20

nm $60

PSA 7
1955 Bowman John Olszewski 1955 Bowman 3 John Olszewski Chicago Cardinals fullback California

ex $4

nm $12

1955 Bowman Dorne Dibble 1955 Bowman 4 Dorne Dibble Detroit Lions end Michigan State

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Lindon Crow 1955 Bowman 5 Lindon Crow Chicago Cardinals defensive back USC Rookie card

ex $4

nm $10

1955 Bowman Hugh Taylor 1955 Bowman 6 Hugh Taylor Washington Redskins end, coach Tulane, Oklahoma City University

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Frank Gifford 1955 Bowman 7 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977

ex $12

nm $35

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Alan Ameche 1955 Bowman 8 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1975, Heisman Trophy 1954 Rookie card, error card

Heisman is misspelled on back.

ex $10

nm $35

PSA 8.5, good
1955 Bowman Don Stonesifer 1955 Bowman 9 Don Stonesifer Chicago Cardinals end Northwestern

ex $4

nm $14

1955 Bowman Pete Pihos 1955 Bowman 10 Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles end Indiana College Hall of Fame 1966, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

ex $7

nm $20

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1955 Bowman Bill Austin 1955 Bowman 11 Bill Austin New York Giants guard, coach Oregon State Austin was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1966 to 1968, and of the Washington Redskins in 1970.

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Dick Alban 1955 Bowman 12 Dick Alban Washington Redskins defensive back Northwestern

ex $4

nm $10

1955 Bowman Bobby Walston 1955 Bowman 13 Bobby Walston Philadelphia Eagles end Georgia

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Len Ford 1955 Bowman 14 Len Ford Cleveland Browns defensive end Michigan, Morgan State Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976 Rookie card

ex $15

nm $45

1955 Bowman Jug Girard 1955 Bowman 15 Jug Girard Detroit Lions halfback, end Wisconsin

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Bowman Charley Conerly 1955 Bowman 16 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi Giants Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1966

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Volney Peters 1955 Bowman 17 Volney Peters Washington Redskins tackle USC Rookie card

ex $4

nm $12

1955 Bowman Max Boydston 1955 Bowman 18 Max Boydston Chicago Cardinals end Oklahoma Rookie card

ex $4

nm $10

1955 Bowman Leon Hart 1955 Bowman 19 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $5

nm $12

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Bert Rechichar 1955 Bowman 20 Bert Rechichar Baltimore Colts defensive back Tennessee

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Lee Riley 1955 Bowman 21 Lee Riley Detroit Lions defensive back Detroit Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

1955 Bowman John Carson 1955 Bowman 22 John Carson Washington Redskins end Georgia

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8, ex
1955 Bowman Harry Thompson 1955 Bowman 23 Harry Thompson Los Angeles Rams guard Los Angeles City, UCLA

ex $3

nm $10

1955 Bowman Ray Wietecha 1955 Bowman 24 Ray Wietecha New York Giants center Northwestern, Michigan State Wietecha played minor league baseball in 1953.

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Ollie Matson 1955 Bowman 25 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 Matson won two medals in track in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. See my page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards.

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 7
1955 Bowman Eddie LeBaron 1955 Bowman 26 Eddie LeBaron Washington Redskins quarterback Pacific College Hall of Fame 1980, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 LeBaron placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1949. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.

ex $5

nm $12

1955 Bowman Jack Simmons 1955 Bowman 27 Jack Simmons Chicago Cardinals center Detroit

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 8, nm
1955 Bowman Jack Christiansen 1955 Bowman 28 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

ex $7

nm $20

nm+
1955 Bowman Bucko Kilroy 1955 Bowman 29 Bucko Kilroy Philadelphia Eagles guard Temple

ex $4

nm $14

exmt
1955 Bowman Tom Keane 1955 Bowman 30 Tom Keane Baltimore Colts defensive back West Virginia Keane's brother Jim also played in the NFL.

ex $4

nm $14

1955 Bowman Dave Leggett 1955 Bowman 31 Dave Leggett Chicago Cardinals quarterback Ohio State Rookie card

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Norm Van Brocklin 1955 Bowman 32 Norm Van Brocklin Los Angeles Rams quarterback, coach Oregon College Hall of Fame 1966, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971

ex $7

nm $20

1955 Bowman Harlon Hill 1955 Bowman 33 Harlon Hill Chicago Bears end North Alabama Rookie card

Hill won the Newspaper Enterprise Association NFL MVP Award in 1955.

ex $3

nm $10

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1955 Bowman Bob Haner 1955 Bowman 34 Bob Haner Washington Redskins back Villanova Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Veryl Switzer 1955 Bowman 35 Veryl Switzer Green Bay Packers halfback Kansas State

ex $5

nm $10

1955 Bowman Dick Stanfel 1955 Bowman 36 Dick Stanfel Detroit Lions guard San Francisco Rookie card

ex $5

nm $10

SGC 88, PSA 7
1955 Bowman Lou Groza 1955 Bowman 37 Lou Groza Cleveland Browns tackle, kicker Ohio State Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974

ex $7

nm $20

SGC 96, PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Bowman Tank Younger 1955 Bowman 38 Tank Younger Los Angeles Rams fullback Grambling College Hall of Fame 2000 Younger made his fourth Pro Bowl in 1955.

ex $5

nm $10

PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Bowman Dick Flanagan 1955 Bowman 39 Dick Flanagan Pittsburgh Steelers guard Ohio State

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Jim Dooley 1955 Bowman 40 Jim Dooley Chicago Bears end Miami Florida

ex $3

nm $10

nm+
1955 Bowman Ray Collins 1955 Bowman 41 Ray Collins New York Giants tackle LSU Rookie card

Collins played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1953, and for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1955.

ex $4

nm $10

1955 Bowman John Henry Johnson 1955 Bowman 42 John Henry Johnson San Francisco 49ers fullback Arizona State, St. Mary's 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987 Rookie card

ex $10

nm $35

PSA 8, PSA 7, vg-ex
1955 Bowman Tom Fears 1955 Bowman 43 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara College Hall of Fame 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Bowman Joe Perry 1955 Bowman 44 Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers fullback Compton Community College 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 8.5, PSA 8, SGC 84
1955 Bowman Gene Brito 1955 Bowman 45 Gene Brito Washington Redskins defensive end Loyola (L.A.) Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm+
1955 Bowman Bill Johnson 1955 Bowman 46 Bill Johnson San Francisco 49ers center, coach Texas A and M

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 9, PSA 8
1955 Bowman Dan Towler 1955 Bowman 47 Dan Towler Los Angeles Rams halfback, fullback Washington and Jefferson

ex $5

nm $12

nm+
1955 Bowman Dick Moegle 1955 Bowman 48 Dick Moegle San Francisco 49ers defensive back Rice Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Bowman Kline Gilbert 1955 Bowman 49 Kline Gilbert Chicago Bears guard Mississippi

ex $4

nm $10

1955 Bowman Les Goble 1955 Bowman 50 Les Goble Chicago Cardinals halfback Alfred College Error card

Last name misspelled "Gobel."

ex $3

nm $10

SGC 96, PSA 8

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