Detroit Lions Football Cards

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1952 Bowman Large Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Large 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $10

nm $60

PSA 8
1952 Bowman Large Bob Miller 1952 Bowman Large 27 Bob Miller Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Virginia Rookie card, short print

ex $50

nm $300

1952 Bowman Large Jim Martin 1952 Bowman Large 52 Jim Martin Detroit Lions linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995

ex $10

nm $60

1952 Bowman Large Bobby Layne 1952 Bowman Large 78 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $50

nm $125

1952 Bowman Large Bob Hoernschemeyer 1952 Bowman Large 79 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana

ex $18

nm $70

1952 Bowman Large Buddy Parker 1952 Bowman Large 84 Buddy Parker Detroit Lions fullback, coach Centenary

ex $16

nm $55

1952 Bowman Large Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Large 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card

ex $10

nm $50

1952 Bowman Large Jack Christiansen 1952 Bowman Large 129 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card

ex $65

nm $230

PSA 7
1952 Bowman Large Yale Lary 1952 Bowman Large 140 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card

ex $65

nm $220

1952 Bowman Small Doak Walker 1952 Bowman Small 3 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker was an MVP of the Cotton Bowl game in both 1948 and 1949. He was a member of the inaugural class of the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.

ex $20

nm $65

1952 Bowman Small Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Small 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $12

nm $35

BVG 7.5, PSA 7
1952 Bowman Small Bob Miller 1952 Bowman Small 27 Bob Miller Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Virginia Rookie card

ex $12

nm $90

1952 Bowman Small Jim Martin 1952 Bowman Small 52 Jim Martin Detroit Lions linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995

ex $12

nm $50

1952 Bowman Small Bobby Layne 1952 Bowman Small 78 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $30

nm $140

1952 Bowman Small Bob Hoernschemeyer 1952 Bowman Small 79 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana

ex $12

nm $45

1952 Bowman Small Buddy Parker 1952 Bowman Small 84 Buddy Parker Detroit Lions fullback, coach Centenary Parker's full name was Raymond Klein Parker.

ex $12

nm $50

1952 Bowman Small Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Small 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card

ex $12

nm $40

1952 Bowman Small Jack Christiansen 1952 Bowman Small 129 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Rookie card

ex $55

nm $260

1952 Bowman Small Yale Lary 1952 Bowman Small 140 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card

ex $55

nm $180

1952 Wheaties Doak Walker in Action 1952 Wheaties 9 Doak Walker in Action Walker missed five games because of an injury in 1952. It was the only season he did not make the Pro Bowl.

nm $20

nm-mt $40

mint $80

SGC 84
Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1952 Wheaties Doak Walker Portrait 1952 Wheaties 10 Doak Walker Portrait Walker had a 79-yard quick-kick punt in the 1949 Cotton Bowl. His SMU teammate, Kyle Rote, had a 84-yard quick-kick in the same game.

nm $25

nm-mt $50

mint $100

Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1953 Bowman Doak Walker 1953 Bowman 6 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker was a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1976. He was finally inducted in 1986.

ex $24

nm $100

1953 Bowman Bobby Layne 1953 Bowman 21 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967

ex $45

nm $190

1953 Bowman Leon Hart 1953 Bowman 31 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $20

nm $115

PSA 7 oc
1953 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1953 Bowman 34 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996

ex $18

nm $135

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.

ex $12

nm $48

1953 Bowman Robert Smith 1953 Bowman 66 Robert Smith Detroit Lions defensive back, halfback Tulsa, Iowa

ex $10

nm $38

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.

ex $14

nm $48

PSA 9
1953 Bowman Cloyce Box 1953 Bowman 77 Cloyce Box Detroit Lions end West Texas A and M

ex $12

nm $40

PSA 9
1953 Bowman Pat Harder 1953 Bowman 81 Pat Harder Detroit Lions fullback, kicker Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1993

ex $12

nm $46

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.

ex $4

nm $20

1954 Bowman Bill Bowman 1954 Bowman 17 Bill Bowman Detroit Lions fullback William and Mary

ex $4

nm $18

1954 Bowman Les Bingaman 1954 Bowman 29 Les Bingaman Detroit Lions guard Illinois

ex $3

nm $16

1954 Bowman Doak Walker 1954 Bowman 41 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, 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.

ex $9

nm $30

1954 Bowman Bobby Layne 1954 Bowman 53 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas College Hall of Fame 1968, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967 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.

ex $20

nm $50

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.

ex $6

nm $30

1954 Bowman Jim Neal 1954 Bowman 75 Jim Neal Detroit Lions center Michigan State Short print

ex $7

nm $28

1954 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1954 Bowman 85 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 Short print

ex $9

nm $35

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

ex $7

nm $28

1954 Bowman Jack Christiansen 1954 Bowman 100 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970 Christiansen returned 4 punts for touchdowns in 1951. That is still an NFL record for a rookie.

ex $9

nm $25

1954 Bowman Leon Hart 1954 Bowman 112 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $5

nm $16

1954 Bowman Bob Hoernschemeyer 1954 Bowman 124 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana

ex $4

nm $18

1955 Bowman Doak Walker 1955 Bowman 1 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU College Hall of Fame 1959, Heisman Trophy 1948, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Walker led the NFL in scoring in 1955, with 96 points.

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 5
1955 Bowman Dorne Dibble 1955 Bowman 4 Dorne Dibble Detroit Lions end Michigan State

ex $4

nm $12

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Jug Girard 1955 Bowman 15 Jug Girard Detroit Lions halfback, end Wisconsin

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8, PSA 7
1955 Bowman Leon Hart 1955 Bowman 19 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1973, Heisman Trophy 1949

ex $5

nm $12

PSA 8
1955 Bowman Lee Riley 1955 Bowman 21 Lee Riley Detroit Lions defensive back Detroit Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

1955 Bowman Jack Christiansen 1955 Bowman 28 Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970

ex $7

nm $20

nm+
1955 Bowman Dick Stanfel 1955 Bowman 36 Dick Stanfel Detroit Lions guard San Francisco Rookie card

ex $5

nm $10

PSA 8, SGC 88, PSA 7
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.

ex $3

nm $10

PSA 8, vg-ex

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