Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1948 Bowman Hugh Taylor 1948 Bowman 13 Hugh Taylor Washington Redskins end, coach Tulane, Oklahoma City University Rookie card
1948 Bowman Frank Seno 1948 Bowman 14 Frank Seno Boston Yanks halfback George Washington Rookie card

Seno intercepted 10 passes in 1947, tying Frank Reagan for most in the NFL.
1948 Bowman Gil Bouley 1948 Bowman 15 Gil Bouley Los Angeles Rams tackle Boston College Rookie card, short print PSA 3
1948 Bowman Tommy Thompson 1948 Bowman 16 Tommy Thompson Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, coach Tulsa Rookie card vg
1948 Bowman Charley Trippi 1948 Bowman 17 Charley Trippi Chicago Cardinals halfback Georgia College Hall of Fame 1959, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card

The Chicago Cardinals chose Trippi with the first overall pick in the 1945 NFL draft.
1948 Bowman Vince Banonis 1948 Bowman 18 Vince Banonis Chicago Cardinals defensive tackle Detroit Mercy College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card, short print ex
1948 Bowman Art Faircloth 1948 Bowman 19 Art Faircloth New York Giants halfback, defensive back North Carolina State, Guilford Rookie card Vg-ex
1948 Bowman Clyde Goodnight 1948 Bowman 20 Clyde Goodnight Green Bay Packers end Tulsa Rookie card

Goodnight played from 1945 to 1950 for the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins. His brother Owen also played one season in the NFL, 1941 with the Cleveland Rams.
1948 Bowman Bill Chipley 1948 Bowman 21 Bill Chipley Boston Yanks end Clemson, Washington and Lee Rookie card, short print ex
1948 Bowman Sammy Baugh 1948 Bowman 22 Sammy Baugh Washington Redskins quarterback, coach TCU Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

Baugh led the NFL in passing yards for the fourth time in 1948.
PSA 3, PSA 3 mc
1948 Bowman Don Kindt 1948 Bowman 23 Don Kindt Chicago Bears halfback, defensive back Wisconsin Rookie card

Kindt's son, Don Kindt Jr., played for the Chicago Bears in 1987.
1948 Bowman John Koniszewski 1948 Bowman 24 John Koniszewski Washington Redskins tackle George Washington Rookie card, short print ex miscut
1948 Bowman Pat McHugh 1948 Bowman 25 Pat McHugh Philadelphia Eagles halfback Georgia Tech Rookie card
1948 Bowman Bob Waterfield 1948 Bowman 26 Bob Waterfield Los Angeles Rams quarterback UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965 Rookie card PSA 8, vg
1948 Bowman Tony Compagno 1948 Bowman 27 Tony Compagno Pittsburgh Steelers fullback St. Mary's Rookie card, short print

"Compagno" is Italian for "companion".
1948 Bowman Paul Governali 1948 Bowman 28 Paul Governali New York Giants quarterback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card PSA 8.5
1948 Bowman Pat Harder 1948 Bowman 29 Pat Harder Chicago Cardinals fullback, kicker Wisconsin College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card
1948 Bowman Vic Lindskog 1948 Bowman 30 Vic Lindskog Philadelphia Eagles center Stanford Rookie card, short print ex
1948 Bowman Salvatore Rosato 1948 Bowman 31 Salvatore Rosato Washington Redskins fullback Villanova Rookie card PSA 8
1948 Bowman John Mastrangelo 1948 Bowman 32 John Mastrangelo Pittsburgh Steelers guard, tackle Notre Dame Rookie card exmt+
1948 Bowman Fred Gehrke 1948 Bowman 33 Fred Gehrke Los Angeles Rams halfback Utah Rookie card, short print

Gehrke "invented" helmet logos. He painted horns on the Rams' helmets.
1948 Bowman Bosh Pritchard 1948 Bowman 34 Bosh Pritchard Philadelphia Eagles halfback Virginia Military Institute, Georgia Tech Rookie card nm, PSA 6
1948 Bowman Mike Micka 1948 Bowman 35 Mike Micka Boston Yanks halfback, defensive back Colgate Rookie card PSA 8
1948 Bowman Bulldog Turner 1948 Bowman 36 Bulldog Turner Chicago Bears center, linebacker Hardin-Simmons College Hall of Fame 1960, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966 Rookie card, short print
1948 Bowman Len Younce 1948 Bowman 37 Len Younce New York Giants guard Oregon State Rookie card

Younce was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.