1956 Topps Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1956 Topps Bobby Thomason 1956 Topps 100 Bobby Thomason Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Virginia Military Institute exmt+
1956 Topps Roosevelt Grier 1956 Topps 101 Roosevelt Grier New York Giants defensive tackle Penn State Rookie card PSA 3
1956 Topps Ron Waller 1956 Topps 102 Ron Waller Los Angeles Rams halfback Maryland Rookie card PSA 8
1956 Topps Bobby Dillon 1956 Topps 103 Bobby Dillon Green Bay Packers defensive back Texas Packers Hall of Fame 1974 PSA 8, nm
1956 Topps Leon Hart 1956 Topps 104 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 Hart was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. PSA 8, exmt+
1956 Topps Mike McCormack 1956 Topps 105 Mike McCormack Cleveland Browns tackle Kansas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 exmt+, PSA 5 mc
1956 Topps John Olszewski 1956 Topps 106 John Olszewski Chicago Cardinals fullback California Short print PSA 6
1956 Topps Bill Wightkin 1956 Topps 107 Bill Wightkin Chicago Bears tackle Notre Dame
1956 Topps George Shaw 1956 Topps 108 George Shaw Baltimore Colts quarterback Oregon Rookie card

The Colts chose Shaw with the first overall pick in the 1955 NFL draft.
nm oc
1956 Topps Dale Atkeson 1956 Topps 109 Dale Atkeson Washington Redskins fullback Short print

This is the most difficult card in the 1956 Topps set to find in high grades. In addition to being a short print, it was on the corner of the uncut sheet, making it susceptible to damage in production.
exmt, PSA 4
1956 Topps Joe Perry 1956 Topps 110 Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers fullback Compton Community College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 PSA 4
1956 Topps Dale Dodrill 1956 Topps 111 Dale Dodrill Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Colorado State Steelers Legends Team PSA 8, nm oc
1956 Topps Tom Scott 1956 Topps 112 Tom Scott Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Virginia College Hall of Fame 1979 nm
1956 Topps New York Giants Team 1956 Topps 113 New York Giants Team New York Giants This card pictures the 1955 New York Giants team. Future Hall of Fame coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry are included in the photo. Lombardi is an assistant coach in the second row, and Landry is a player, also in the second row.
1956 Topps Los Angeles Rams Team 1956 Topps 114 Los Angeles Rams Team Los Angeles Rams This card pictures the 1955 Los Angeles Rams team. One of the players, Jack Bighead, was with the Baltimore Colts until early in 1955, so he also appears on the Colts team card. PSA 6
1956 Topps Al Carmichael 1956 Topps 115 Al Carmichael Green Bay Packers halfback USC Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Carmichael returned a kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown in 1956. That was a new NFL record; it was not broken until Ellis Hobbs returned a kick 108 yards in 2007. nm, PSA 6
1956 Topps Bobby Layne 1956 Topps 116 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team PSA 6
1956 Topps Ed Modzelewski 1956 Topps 117 Ed Modzelewski Cleveland Browns fullback Maryland PSA 6
1956 Topps Lamar McHan 1956 Topps 118 Lamar McHan Chicago Cardinals quarterback Arkansas Short print
1956 Topps Chicago Bears Team 1956 Topps 119 Chicago Bears Team Chicago Bears This card pictures the 1955 Chicago Bears team. You can see a larger copy of the image in the Bears Photo Store. One of the players on the card, Harry Hugasian, played part of the 1955 season for the Baltimore Colts, and he also appears on the Colts team card. exmt
1956 Topps Billy Vessels 1956 Topps 120 Billy Vessels Baltimore Colts halfback Oklahoma Heisman Trophy 1952, College Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

Vessels played for the Edmonton Eskimos, then with the Western Interprovincial Football Union, in 1953. He won the Canadian Rugby Union's most outstanding player award, the Schenley Award, that season. After serving in the U.S. military, Vessels played the 1956 season with the Baltimore Colts.