1955 Topps All-American Football Cards

1955 Topps All-American 5 cent football card wrapper The 1955 Topps All-American football card set contains 100 cards of College All-Americans from years past. Two cards have variations: the Gaynell Tinsley and Whizzer White cards were first printed with each other's biography, then corrected. You can see the error versions in one of my blog articles. Another blog article, A is for All-Americans, has a description of the 1955 Topps All-American set.

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1955 Topps All-American set: Mel Hein, Fats Henry, Don Hutson, Ernie Nevers, Bruiser Kinard, Ace Parker, Benny Friedman. Rookie cards of Heisman Trophy winners in the 1955 Topps All-American set: Nile Kinnick, Dick Kazmaier, Larry Kelley, Davey O'Brien, Tom Harmon, Doc Blanchard, Frank Sinkwich, Angelo Bertelli, Jay Berwanger.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1955 Topps All-American Herman Hickman 1955 Topps All-American 1 Herman Hickman guard Tennessee College Hall of Fame 1959 Rookie card
1955 Topps All-American John Kimbrough 1955 Topps All-American 2 John Kimbrough fullback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1954 Kimbrough finished second in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1940, behind Tom Harmon. After graduating, he starred in two Westerns, played three seasons for the AAFC's Los Angeles Dons, and served in the Texas State Legislature.
1955 Topps All-American Ed Weir 1955 Topps All-American 3 Ed Weir tackle Nebraska College Hall of Fame 1951 ex
1955 Topps All-American Erny Pinckert 1955 Topps All-American 4 Erny Pinckert halfback USC College Hall of Fame 1957 PSA 8 oc, ex
1955 Topps All-American Bob Grayson 1955 Topps All-American 5 Bob Grayson fullback Stanford College Hall of Fame 1955 Grayson was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.
1955 Topps All-American Nile Kinnick 1955 Topps All-American 6 Nile Kinnick halfback Iowa Heisman Trophy 1939, College Hall of Fame 1951 Rookie card, error card

Kinnick died in a plane crash in World War II. His name is misspelled "Niles" on this card.
1955 Topps All-American Andy Bershak 1955 Topps All-American 7 Andy Bershak end North Carolina The University of North Carolina has retired Bershak's jersey number, 59. PSA 6.5
1955 Topps All-American George Cafego 1955 Topps All-American 8 George Cafego quarterback Tennessee College Hall of Fame 1969 Cafego placed seventh in voting for the Heimsan Trophy in 1938, and fourth in 1939. See my page of Heisman candidates.
1955 Topps All-American Tom Hamilton 1955 Topps All-American 9 Tom Hamilton halfback Navy College Hall of Fame 1965 BVG 8, PSA 6
1955 Topps All-American Bill Dudley 1955 Topps All-American 10 Bill Dudley halfback Virginia Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Steelers Legends Team
1955 Topps All-American Bobby Dodd 1955 Topps All-American 11 Bobby Dodd quarterback Tennessee College Hall of Fame 1959 Dodd was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. His son, Bobby Dodd Jr., played college football for Florida. exmt miscut
1955 Topps All-American Otto Graham 1955 Topps All-American 12 Otto Graham quarterback Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Graham was an All-American in both football and basketball at Northwestern. PSA 6.5, BVG 6.5
1955 Topps All-American Aaron Rosenberg 1955 Topps All-American 13 Aaron Rosenberg guard USC College Hall of Fame 1966 Rosenberg became a movie producer. One of his movies, Mutiny on the Bounty, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. BVG 7
1955 Topps All-American Gaynell Tinsley 1955 Topps All-American 14cor Gaynell Tinsley end LSU College Hall of Fame 1956 SGC 88
1955 Topps All-American Gaynell Tinsley 1955 Topps All-American 14err Gaynell Tinsley end LSU College Hall of Fame 1956 Error card

Back of card has Byron White's bio.
PSA 7
1955 Topps All-American Eddie Kaw 1955 Topps All-American 15 Eddie Kaw halfback Cornell College Hall of Fame 1954
1955 Topps All-American Knute Rockne 1955 Topps All-American 16 Knute Rockne coach, end Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1951
1955 Topps All-American Bob Reynolds 1955 Topps All-American 17 Bob Reynolds halfback Nebraska College Hall of Fame 1984
1955 Topps All-American Pudge Heffelfinger 1955 Topps All-American 18 Pudge Heffelfinger guard Yale College Hall of Fame 1951 Rookie card PSA 5.5
1955 Topps All-American Bruce Smith 1955 Topps All-American 19 Bruce Smith halfback Minnesota Heisman Trophy 1941, College Hall of Fame 1972
1955 Topps All-American Sammy Baugh 1955 Topps All-American 20 Sammy Baugh quarterback, coach TCU Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 PSA 5
1955 Topps All-American Byron White 1955 Topps All-American 21cor Byron White halfback Colorado College Hall of Fame 1954 Rookie card

White served as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993.
1955 Topps All-American Byron White 1955 Topps All-American 21err Byron White halfback Colorado College Hall of Fame 1954 Rookie card, error card

Back of card has Gaynell Tinsley's bio.
1955 Topps All-American Brick Muller 1955 Topps All-American 22 Brick Muller end California College Hall of Fame 1951 Muller won a silver medal in the high jump in the 1920 Olympics. See the Gallery's page of Olympic athletes on vintage football cards.
1955 Topps All-American Dick Kazmaier 1955 Topps All-American 23 Dick Kazmaier quarterback Princeton Heisman Trophy 1951, College Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card PSA 8, PSA 7