1956 Topps Football Cards
There are 120 cards in the 1956 Topps set. It is the first football card set to include a checklist, and it is also the first to include team cards. All of the Washington Redskins and Chicago Cardinals cards are short prints; you can see why on my 1956 Topps virtual uncut sheet page.
Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1956 Topps set: Joe Schmidt, Bill George, Roosevelt Brown, Lenny Moore, Stan Jones. Rookie cards of Heisman Trophy winners in the 1956 Topps set: Billy Vessels.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1956 Topps||NNO||Checklist||Short print
The 1956 Topps set was the first football card set to include a checklist. The checklist is not numbered.
|1956 Topps||1||John Carson||Washington Redskins||end||Georgia||Short print||PSA 6, PSA 4|
|1956 Topps||2||Gordon Soltau||San Francisco 49ers||end, kicker||Minnesota|
|1956 Topps||3||Frank Varrichione||Pittsburgh Steelers||tackle||Notre Dame||Steelers Legends Team|
|1956 Topps||4||Eddie Bell||Philadelphia Eagles||defensive back||Pennsylvania||exmt, PSA 5|
|1956 Topps||5||Alex Webster||New York Giants||halfback||North Carolina State||Giants Ring of Honor 2011||Rookie card
Webster played for the Giants from 1955 to 1964.
|1956 Topps||6||Norm Van Brocklin||Los Angeles Rams||quarterback, coach||Oregon||College Hall of Fame 1966, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Eagles Honor Roll 1987|
|1956 Topps||7||Green Bay Packers Team||Green Bay Packers||This card pictures the 1955 Packers team. The team photo includes Deral Teteak, a member of the Packers Hall of Fame who never appeared on a card of his own.||PSA 7|
|1956 Topps||8||Lou Creekmur||Detroit Lions||tackle||William and Mary||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996||PSA 8|
|1956 Topps||9||Lou Groza||Cleveland Browns||tackle, kicker||Ohio State||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Browns Ring of Honor 2010||exmt, PSA 7 oc|
|1956 Topps||10||Tom Bienemann||Chicago Cardinals||end||Drake||Short print||exmt, PSA 4|
|1956 Topps||11||George Blanda||Chicago Bears||quarterback, kicker||Kentucky||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981||PSA 8|
|1956 Topps||12||Alan Ameche||Baltimore Colts||fullback||Wisconsin||Heisman Trophy 1954, College Hall of Fame 1975||Ameche placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1953, and he won it in 1954. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.|
|1956 Topps||13||Vic Janowicz||Washington Redskins||halfback||Ohio State||Heisman Trophy 1950, College Hall of Fame 1976||Short print
Janowicz was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
|1956 Topps||14||Dick Moegle||San Francisco 49ers||defensive back||Rice||PSA 9 pd|
|1956 Topps||15||Fran Rogel||Pittsburgh Steelers||fullback||Penn State||nm+|
|1956 Topps||16||Harold Giancanelli||Philadelphia Eagles||halfback||Loyola (L.A.)||ex|
|1956 Topps||17||Emlen Tunnell||New York Giants||defensive back||Iowa, Toledo||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010||PSA 9|
|1956 Topps||18||Tank Younger||Los Angeles Rams||fullback||Grambling||College Hall of Fame 2000|
|1956 Topps||19||Bill Howton||Green Bay Packers||end||Rice||Packers Hall of Fame 1974||Howton holds the Packers record for receiving yards in a game. He gained 257 yards on 7 receptions in a game against the Rams in 1956.||PSA 6|
|1956 Topps||20||Jack Christiansen||Detroit Lions||defensive back||Colorado State||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970||nm|
|1956 Topps||21||Pete Brewster||Cleveland Browns||end||Purdue||exmt|
|1956 Topps||22||Chicago Cardinals Team||Chicago Cardinals||Short print
This card pictures the 1955 Chicago Cardinals team.
|1956 Topps||23||Ed Brown||Chicago Bears||quarterback||San Francisco||PSA 8, PSA 9 oc, exmt, PSA 4|
|1956 Topps||24||Joe Campanella||Baltimore Colts||guard||Ohio State||exmt|