Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1950 Bowman Bob Kelly 1950 Bowman 77 Bob Kelly Baltimore Colts halfback Notre Dame Rookie card

Kelly placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1944. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1950 Bowman Dante Lavelli 1950 Bowman 78 Dante Lavelli Cleveland Browns end Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card
1950 Bowman Tony Adamle 1950 Bowman 79 Tony Adamle Cleveland Browns center, fullback Ohio State Rookie card

Adamle served in the Air Force in World War II.
1950 Bowman Dick Wildung 1950 Bowman 80 Dick Wildung Green Bay Packers guard, tackle Minnesota College Hall of Fame 1957, Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card exmt+
1950 Bowman Tobin Rote 1950 Bowman 81 Tobin Rote Green Bay Packers quarterback Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card
1950 Bowman Paul Burris 1950 Bowman 82 Paul Burris Green Bay Packers guard, halfback Tulsa, Oklahoma Rookie card

Burris played three seasons in the NFL, 1949-1951, all with the Packers.
PSA 8, PSA 6
1950 Bowman Barney Poole 1950 Bowman 84 Barney Poole New York Yanks end Army, Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card nm
1950 Bowman Bob Reinhard 1950 Bowman 87 Bob Reinhard Los Angeles Rams halfback, tackle California Rookie card

Reinhard played four seasons for the AAFC's Los Angeles Dons, and one for the NFL's Los Angeles Rams. His brother, Bill Reinhard, also played for the Dons.
1950 Bowman Jerry Shipkey 1950 Bowman 90 Jerry Shipkey Pittsburgh Steelers fullback USC, UCLA Steelers Legends Team Rookie card exmt
1950 Bowman Buster Ramsey 1950 Bowman 92 Buster Ramsey Chicago Cardinals guard, coach William and Mary College Hall of Fame 1978 Rookie card

Ramsey played six seasons for the Cardinals. His brother Knox also played for the Cardinals in 1950.
1950 Bowman Jim Keane 1950 Bowman 99 Jim Keane Chicago Bears end Iowa, Northwestern Rookie card

Keane played from 1946 to 1952 for the Bears and Packers. His brother, Tom Keane, also played in the NFL.
1950 Bowman Harry Ulinski 1950 Bowman 101 Harry Ulinski Washington Redskins center Kentucky Rookie card

Ulinski's older brother, Ed Ulinski, played four seasons for the Cleveland Browns in the AAFC.
1950 Bowman Ed Carr 1950 Bowman 106 Ed Carr San Francisco 49ers defensive back, running back Rookie card nm
1950 Bowman Wally Triplett 1950 Bowman 109 Wally Triplett Detroit Lions halfback Penn State Rookie card

Triplett averaged 73.5 yards per kickoff return in a game in 1950. That is still an NFL record.
1950 Bowman Joe Watson 1950 Bowman 110 Joe Watson Detroit Lions center Rice Rookie card

Watson, Bill Burkhalter, and Froggy Williams were the MVPs of the January 1, 1950, Cotton Bowl Classic.
1950 Bowman Cloyce Box 1950 Bowman 111 Cloyce Box Detroit Lions end West Texas A and M Rookie card

Box had 302 yards receiving in a game against the Baltimore Colts in 1950.
1950 Bowman Billy Stone 1950 Bowman 112 Billy Stone Baltimore Colts halfback Bradley Rookie card nm
1950 Bowman Ken Carpenter 1950 Bowman 115 Ken Carpenter Cleveland Browns halfback Oregon State Rookie card
1950 Bowman Lou Rymkus 1950 Bowman 116 Lou Rymkus Cleveland Browns tackle, coach Notre Dame Rookie card vg-ex
1950 Bowman Dub Jones 1950 Bowman 117 Dub Jones Cleveland Browns halfback LSU, Tulane Rookie card
1950 Bowman George Ratterman 1950 Bowman 121 George Ratterman New York Yanks quarterback Notre Dame Rookie card
1950 Bowman Buddy Young 1950 Bowman 123 Buddy Young New York Yanks halfback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card

Young finished fifth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1944--as a freshman. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1950 Bowman Jack Zilly 1950 Bowman 124 Jack Zilly Los Angeles Rams end Notre Dame Rookie card nm
1950 Bowman Jim Finks 1950 Bowman 128 Jim Finks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tulsa Saints Hall of Fame 1994, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998 Rookie card PSA 7, PSA 6, PSA 4
1950 Bowman Ventan Yablonski 1950 Bowman 131 Ventan Yablonski Chicago Cardinals fullback Columbia, Fordham Rookie card exmt