Detroit Lions Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1953 Bowman Harley Sewell 1953 Bowman 58 Harley Sewell Detroit Lions guard Texas College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card

1953 was Sewell's first year in the NFL, so this is a true rookie card.
1953 Bowman Robert Smith 1953 Bowman 66 Robert Smith Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback Tulsa, Iowa
1953 Bowman Thurman McGraw 1953 Bowman 71 Thurman McGraw Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Colorado State College Hall of Fame 1981 McGraw was elected to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1971. PSA 9
1953 Bowman Cloyce Box 1953 Bowman 77 Cloyce Box Detroit Lions end West Texas A and M PSA 9
1953 Bowman Pat Harder 1953 Bowman 81 Pat Harder Detroit Lions fullback, kicker Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1993
1954 Bowman Bill Stits 1954 Bowman 5 Bill Stits Detroit Lions defensive back UCLA Rookie card

1954 was Stits's rookie season. He had 6 interceptions and made the Pro Bowl.
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1954 Bowman Bill Bowman 1954 Bowman 17 Bill Bowman Detroit Lions fullback William and Mary nm+
1954 Bowman Les Bingaman 1954 Bowman 29 Les Bingaman Detroit Lions guard Illinois nm
1954 Bowman Doak Walker 1954 Bowman 41 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Since 1990, the Doak Walker Award has been given each year to the nation's premier college running back.
1954 Bowman Bobby Layne 1954 Bowman 53 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team The Lions have retired Layne's jersey number, 22. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.
1954 Bowman Dick Chapman 1954 Bowman 65 Dick Chapman Detroit Lions tackle Rice Short print

Chapman was Detroit's first round draft pick in 1954, but he opted to go to grad school instead. He got a Ph.D. in physics in 1957.
1954 Bowman Jim Neal 1954 Bowman 75 Jim Neal Detroit Lions center Michigan State Short print
1954 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1954 Bowman 85 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 Short print PSA 7
1954 Bowman Thurman McGraw 1954 Bowman 91 Thurman McGraw Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Colorado State College Hall of Fame 1981 Short print nm
1954 Bowman Jack Christiansen 1954 Bowman 100 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 PSA 7, exmt
1954 Bowman Leon Hart 1954 Bowman 112 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 vg-ex
1954 Bowman Bob Hoernschemeyer 1954 Bowman 124 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana exmt
1955 Bowman Doak Walker 1955 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 1955, with 96 points.
1955 Bowman Dorne Dibble 1955 Bowman 4 Dorne Dibble Detroit Lions end Michigan State PSA 8
1955 Bowman Jug Girard 1955 Bowman 15 Jug Girard Detroit Lions halfback, end Wisconsin PSA 8, vg
1955 Bowman Leon Hart 1955 Bowman 19 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973
1955 Bowman Lee Riley 1955 Bowman 21 Lee Riley Detroit Lions defensive back Detroit Rookie card
1955 Bowman Jack Christiansen 1955 Bowman 28 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970
1955 Bowman Dick Stanfel 1955 Bowman 36 Dick Stanfel Detroit Lions guard San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 2016 Rookie card vg
1955 Bowman Charlie Ane 1955 Bowman 59 Charlie Ane Detroit Lions center, tackle USC Rookie card

Ane played for the Lions from 1953 to 1959. He was elected to the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.