Detroit Lions Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|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||5||Glenn Presnell||Detroit Lions||back||Nebraska||Rookie card|
|1935 National Chicle||12||Tom Hupke||Detroit Lions||guard, tackle||Alabama||Rookie card|
|1935 National Chicle||30||Ernie Caddel||Detroit Lions||wingback||Stanford||Rookie card|
|1948 Bowman||6||Paul Briggs||Detroit Lions||tackle||Colorado||Rookie card, short print|
|1948 Bowman||39||Russ Thomas||Detroit Lions||tackle||Ohio State||Rookie card, short print|
|1948 Bowman||47||Bob Mann||Detroit Lions||end||Michigan||Packers Hall of Fame 1988||Rookie card|
|1948 Bowman||59||Mervin Pregulman||Detroit Lions||center, guard||Michigan||College Hall of Fame 1982||Rookie card|
|1948 Bowman||66||Cecil Souders||Detroit Lions||end||Ohio State||Rookie card, short print|
|1948 Bowman||77||Paul Sarringhaus||Detroit Lions||halfback||Ohio State||Rookie card||PSA 6, good|
|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||96||Ralph Heywood||Detroit Lions||end||USC||Rookie card, short print||PSA 6|
|1948 Bowman||98||Fred Enke||Detroit Lions||quarterback||Arizona||Rookie card||vg|
|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||44||Bob Mann||Detroit Lions||end||Michigan||Packers Hall of Fame 1988||Rookie card|
|1948 Leaf||68||Clyde LeForce||Detroit Lions||quarterback||Tulsa||Rookie card, error card
Last name misspelled "LaForce."
|1948 Leaf||82||Fred Enke||Detroit Lions||quarterback||Arizona||Rookie card|
|1949 Leaf||17||Bob Mann||Detroit Lions||end||Michigan||Packers Hall of Fame 1988|
|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||23||Clyde LeForce||Detroit Lions||quarterback||Tulsa||Error card
Last name misspelled "LaForce."
|1949 Leaf||47||Fred Enke||Detroit Lions||quarterback||Arizona|
|1949 Leaf||57||Jim Youel||Detroit Lions||quarterback, defensive back||Iowa|
|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||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.
|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||38||Leon Hart||Detroit Lions||fullback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973||nm|
|1950 Bowman||39||Bob Hoernschemeyer||Detroit Lions||halfback||Indiana||Rookie card||nm|
|1950 Bowman||73||Don Doll||Detroit Lions||defensive back||USC||Rookie card||PSA 7|
|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||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.
|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||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.
|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.
|1950 Bread for Health Labels||7||Don Doll||Detroit Lions||defensive back||USC|
|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||15||John Panelli||Detroit Lions||fullback, linebacker||Notre Dame|
|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||26||Leon Hart||Detroit Lions||fullback||Notre Dame||Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973|
|1951 Bowman||27||Thurman McGraw||Detroit Lions||tackle, defensive tackle||Colorado State||College Hall of Fame 1981||Rookie card||ex+|
|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||62||Lou Creekmur||Detroit Lions||tackle||William and Mary||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996||PSA 4|
|1951 Bowman||63||Bob Hoernschemeyer||Detroit Lions||halfback||Indiana|
|1951 Bowman||100||John Prchlik||Detroit Lions||tackle, defensive tackle||Yale|
|1951 Bowman||101||Robert Smith||Detroit Lions||defensive back, halfback||Tulsa, Iowa||Rookie card|
|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||132||Bill Swiacki||Detroit Lions||end||Holy Cross, Columbia||College Hall of Fame 1976||exmt|
|1951 Bowman||133||Joe Watson||Detroit Lions||center||Rice|
|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||135||Jack Lininger||Detroit Lions||center||Ohio State|
|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.|