Detroit Lions Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1952 Bowman Large Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Large 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973
1952 Bowman Large Bob Miller 1952 Bowman Large 27 Bob Miller Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Virginia Rookie card, short print
1952 Bowman Large Jim Martin 1952 Bowman Large 52 Jim Martin Detroit Lions linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995
1952 Bowman Large Bobby Layne 1952 Bowman Large 78 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team PSA 7
1952 Bowman Large Bob Hoernschemeyer 1952 Bowman Large 79 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana
1952 Bowman Large Buddy Parker 1952 Bowman Large 84 Buddy Parker Detroit Lions fullback, coach Centenary
1952 Bowman Large Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Large 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card
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

Christiansen returned 4 punts for touchdowns in 1951. That is still an NFL record for a rookie.
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
1952 Bowman Small Doak Walker 1952 Bowman Small 3 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, 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.
1952 Bowman Small Leon Hart 1952 Bowman Small 15 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 BVG 7.5
1952 Bowman Small Bob Miller 1952 Bowman Small 27 Bob Miller Detroit Lions tackle, defensive tackle Virginia Rookie card PSA 3
1952 Bowman Small Jim Martin 1952 Bowman Small 52 Jim Martin Detroit Lions linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995
1952 Bowman Small Bobby Layne 1952 Bowman Small 78 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team
1952 Bowman Small Bob Hoernschemeyer 1952 Bowman Small 79 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana
1952 Bowman Small Buddy Parker 1952 Bowman Small 84 Buddy Parker Detroit Lions fullback, coach Centenary Parker's full name was Raymond Klein Parker.
1952 Bowman Small Keith Flowers 1952 Bowman Small 115 Keith Flowers Detroit Lions center, linebacker TCU Rookie card
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
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
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. SGC 84
Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, 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.
Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1953 Bowman Doak Walker 1953 Bowman 6 Doak Walker Detroit Lions halfback SMU Heisman Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1959, 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.
1953 Bowman Bobby Layne 1953 Bowman 21 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team
1953 Bowman Leon Hart 1953 Bowman 31 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 PSA 7 oc
1953 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1953 Bowman 34 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996 PSA 6