College Hall Of Fame Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1956 Topps Philadelphia Eagles Team 1956 Topps 40 Philadelphia Eagles Team Philadelphia Eagles This card pictures the 1955 Philadelphia Eagles team.
1956 Topps Tom Fears 1956 Topps 42 Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams end UCLA, Santa Clara Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1976
1956 Topps Joe Schmidt 1956 Topps 44 Joe Schmidt Detroit Lions linebacker Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973, College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card PSA 8, vg
1956 Topps Cleveland Browns Team 1956 Topps 45 Cleveland Browns Team Cleveland Browns This card pictures the 1955 Cleveland Browns team. 1955 was Otto Graham's last season, and the Browns won the NFL Championship. Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll was a linebacker on the team.
1956 Topps Baltimore Colts Team 1956 Topps 48 Baltimore Colts Team Baltimore Colts This card pictures the 1955 Baltimore Colts team. Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula is in the front row. Leroy Vaughn, father of major league baseball's Mo Vaughn, is in the back row.
1956 Topps Eddie LeBaron 1956 Topps 49 Eddie LeBaron Washington Redskins quarterback Pacific Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1980 Short print
1956 Topps Hugh McElhenny 1956 Topps 50 Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 PSA 4.5
1956 Topps Frank Gifford 1956 Topps 53 Frank Gifford New York Giants halfback USC, Bakersfield College College Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977
1956 Topps Ollie Matson 1956 Topps 58 Ollie Matson Chicago Cardinals fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Short print ex
1956 Topps Washington Redskins Team 1956 Topps 61 Washington Redskins Team Washington Redskins Short print

This card pictures the 1955 Washington Redskins team. About 15 of the players never appeared on cards of their own.
1956 Topps Pittsburgh Steelers Team 1956 Topps 63 Pittsburgh Steelers Team Pittsburgh Steelers This card pictures the 1955 Steelers team. For a larger version of the image on the card, see the 1955 Pittsburgh Steelers page at
1956 Topps Bob Pellegrini 1956 Topps 64 Bob Pellegrini Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Maryland College Hall of Fame 1996 Rookie card

Pellegrini was the All-Stars' MVP in the 1956 College All-Star game against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns beat the All-Stars 26-0.
1956 Topps Ken MacAfee 1956 Topps 65 Ken MacAfee New York Giants end Alabama College Hall of Fame 1999
1956 Topps Stan Jones 1956 Topps 71 Stan Jones Chicago Bears guard Maryland Pro Football Hall of Fame 1991, College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card PSA 6
1956 Topps Leo Nomellini 1956 Topps 74 Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Minnesota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1977, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1956 Topps Charley Conerly 1956 Topps 77 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010
1956 Topps Elroy Hirsch 1956 Topps 78 Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams end, halfback Wisconsin, Michigan Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, College Hall of Fame 1974
1956 Topps Bill McColl 1956 Topps 83 Bill McColl Chicago Bears end Stanford College Hall of Fame 1973 exmt
1956 Topps Detroit Lions Team 1956 Topps 92 Detroit Lions Team Detroit Lions This card pictures the 1955 Lions team.
1956 Topps Buddy Young 1956 Topps 96 Buddy Young Baltimore Colts halfback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1968 nm oc
1956 Topps Leon Hart 1956 Topps 104 Leon Hart Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1949, College Hall of Fame 1973 Hart was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1988. PSA 8, exmt+
1956 Topps Tom Scott 1956 Topps 112 Tom Scott Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Virginia College Hall of Fame 1979 nm
1956 Topps New York Giants Team 1956 Topps 113 New York Giants Team New York Giants This card pictures the 1955 New York Giants team. Future Hall of Fame coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry are included in the photo. Lombardi is an assistant coach in the second row, and Landry is a player, also in the second row.
1956 Topps Los Angeles Rams Team 1956 Topps 114 Los Angeles Rams Team Los Angeles Rams This card pictures the 1955 Los Angeles Rams team. One of the players, Jack Bighead, was with the Baltimore Colts until early in 1955, so he also appears on the Colts team card. PSA 8
1956 Topps Bobby Layne 1956 Topps 116 Bobby Layne Detroit Lions quarterback Texas Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1968, Steelers Legends Team PSA 6