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

Clark played for the Lions, but the back of this card says he 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 vg
1948 Bowman Bob Mann 1948 Bowman 47 Bob Mann Detroit Lions end Michigan Packers Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card PSA 6, exmt
1948 Bowman Mervin Pregulman 1948 Bowman 59 Mervin Pregulman Detroit Lions center, guard Michigan College Hall of Fame 1982 Rookie card vg-ex
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, exmt
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 ex
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.
PSA 4
1948 Leaf Bob Mann 1948 Leaf 44 Bob Mann Detroit Lions end Michigan Packers Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card PSA 5
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 vg+
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."
PSA 4
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.
PSA 7
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