Detroit Lions Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1935 National Chicle Dutch Clark 1935 National Chicle 1 Dutch Clark Detroit Lions quarterback Colorado College College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card, error card

The back of this card says Clark played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
1935 National Chicle Glenn Presnell 1935 National Chicle 5 Glenn Presnell Detroit Lions back Nebraska Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Tom Hupke 1935 National Chicle 12 Tom Hupke Detroit Lions guard, tackle Alabama Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Ernie Caddel 1935 National Chicle 30 Ernie Caddel Detroit Lions wingback Stanford Rookie card
1948 Bowman Paul Briggs 1948 Bowman 6 Paul Briggs Detroit Lions tackle Colorado Rookie card, short print
1948 Bowman Russ Thomas 1948 Bowman 39 Russ Thomas Detroit Lions tackle Ohio State Rookie card, short print
1948 Bowman Bob Mann 1948 Bowman 47 Bob Mann Detroit Lions end Michigan Packers Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card
1948 Bowman Mervin Pregulman 1948 Bowman 59 Mervin Pregulman Detroit Lions center, guard Michigan College Hall of Fame 1982 Rookie card
1948 Bowman Cecil Souders 1948 Bowman 66 Cecil Souders Detroit Lions end Ohio State Rookie card, short print
1948 Bowman Paul Sarringhaus 1948 Bowman 77 Paul Sarringhaus Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State Rookie card PSA 6, good
1948 Bowman Bill Dudley 1948 Bowman 80 Bill Dudley Detroit Lions halfback Virginia Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Steelers Legends Team Rookie card PSA 8
1948 Bowman Ralph Heywood 1948 Bowman 96 Ralph Heywood Detroit Lions end USC Rookie card, short print PSA 6
1948 Bowman Fred Enke 1948 Bowman 98 Fred Enke Detroit Lions quarterback Arizona Rookie card vg
1948 Leaf Bill Dudley 1948 Leaf 36 Bill Dudley Detroit Lions halfback Virginia Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Steelers Legends Team Rookie card

Dudley finished fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1941. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1948 Leaf Bob Mann 1948 Leaf 44 Bob Mann Detroit Lions end Michigan Packers Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card
1948 Leaf Clyde LeForce 1948 Leaf 68 Clyde LeForce Detroit Lions quarterback Tulsa Rookie card, error card

Last name misspelled "LaForce."
1948 Leaf Fred Enke 1948 Leaf 82 Fred Enke Detroit Lions quarterback Arizona Rookie card
1949 Leaf Bob Mann 1949 Leaf 17 Bob Mann Detroit Lions end Michigan Packers Hall of Fame 1988
1949 Leaf Bill Dudley 1949 Leaf 22 Bill Dudley Detroit Lions halfback Virginia Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966, Steelers Legends Team PSA 8.5
1949 Leaf Clyde LeForce 1949 Leaf 23 Clyde LeForce Detroit Lions quarterback Tulsa Error card

Last name misspelled "LaForce."
1949 Leaf Fred Enke 1949 Leaf 47 Fred Enke Detroit Lions quarterback Arizona
1949 Leaf Jim Youel 1949 Leaf 57 Jim Youel Detroit Lions quarterback, defensive back Iowa
1950 Bowman Doak Walker 1950 Bowman 1 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1950, with 128 points. He was the 1950 rookie of the year.
1950 Bowman John Greene 1950 Bowman 2 John Greene Detroit Lions end Michigan Rookie card

Greene was a lineman in college, and he played guard for the Lions in his first season, 1944. He switched to end in 1945, and he averaged 16.9 yards per catch for his career. 1950 was his last season.
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1950 Bowman Bobby Layne 1950 Bowman 37 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team Layne placed eighth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1946, and sixth in 1947. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page. PSA 8
1950 Bowman Leon Hart 1950 Bowman 38 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 nm
1950 Bowman Bob Hoernschemeyer 1950 Bowman 39 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana Rookie card nm
1950 Bowman Don Doll 1950 Bowman 73 Don Doll Detroit Lions defensive back USC Rookie card PSA 7
1950 Bowman Dan Sandifer 1950 Bowman 74 Dan Sandifer Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback LSU Sandifer played for three different NFL teams during the 1950 regular season, but he didn't miss a week. He played five games for the Lions, two for the 49ers, and five for the Eagles. PSA 7
1950 Bowman John Panelli 1950 Bowman 75 John Panelli Detroit Lions fullback, linebacker Notre Dame Rookie card

Panelli was a member of Notre Dame's national championship teams of 1946 and 1947. He played in the NFL from 1949 to 1953 for the Detroit Lions and Chicago Cardinals.
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1950 Bowman Wally Triplett 1950 Bowman 109 Wally Triplett Detroit Lions halfback Penn State Rookie card

Triplett averaged 73.5 yards per kickoff return in a game in 1950. That is still an NFL record.
1950 Bowman Joe Watson 1950 Bowman 110 Joe Watson Detroit Lions center Rice Rookie card

Watson, Bill Burkhalter, and Froggy Williams were the MVPs of the January 1, 1950, Cotton Bowl Classic.
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1950 Bowman Cloyce Box 1950 Bowman 111 Cloyce Box Detroit Lions end West Texas A and M Rookie card

Box had 302 yards receiving in a game against the Baltimore Colts in 1950.
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1950 Bread for Health Labels Don Doll 1950 Bread for Health Labels 7 Don Doll Detroit Lions defensive back USC
1950 Bread for Health Labels Bobby Layne 1950 Bread for Health Labels 12 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team
1950 Bread for Health Labels John Panelli 1950 Bread for Health Labels 15 John Panelli Detroit Lions fullback, linebacker Notre Dame
1951 Bowman Doak Walker 1951 Bowman 25 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker and Bobby Layne were teammates at Highland Park High School in Dallas, Texas.
1951 Bowman Leon Hart 1951 Bowman 26 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973
1951 Bowman Thurman McGraw 1951 Bowman 27 Thurman McGraw Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Colorado State College Hall of Fame 1981 Rookie card ex+
1951 Bowman Don Doll 1951 Bowman 61 Don Doll Detroit Lions defensive back USC Doll gained 301 yards returning interceptions in 1949. That is still an NFL record for a rookie.
1951 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1951 Bowman 62 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 PSA 4
1951 Bowman Bob Hoernschemeyer 1951 Bowman 63 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana
1951 Bowman John Prchlik 1951 Bowman 100 John Prchlik Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Yale
1951 Bowman Robert Smith 1951 Bowman 101 Robert Smith Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback Tulsa, Iowa Rookie card
1951 Bowman Bobby Layne 1951 Bowman 102 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team PSA 1.5
1951 Bowman Bill Swiacki 1951 Bowman 132 Bill Swiacki Detroit Lions end Holy Cross, Columbia College Hall of Fame 1976 exmt
1951 Bowman Joe Watson 1951 Bowman 133 Joe Watson Detroit Lions center Rice
1951 Bowman Ollie Cline 1951 Bowman 134 Ollie Cline Detroit Lions fullback Ohio State Rookie card

Cline won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1945.
1951 Bowman Jack Lininger 1951 Bowman 135 Jack Lininger Detroit Lions center Ohio State
1952 Bowman Large Doak Walker 1952 Bowman Large 3 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 The Lions have retired Walker's jersey number, 37. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.