1951 Bowman Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1951 Bowman Ed Sprinkle 1951 Bowman 51 Ed Sprinkle Chicago Bears end Hardin-Simmons, Navy Rookie card

Sprinkle played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Bears. According to Sprinkle's obituary in the New York Times, George Halas honored Sprinkle by assigning him number 7, Halas's number as a player.
1951 Bowman Floyd Reid 1951 Bowman 52 Floyd Reid Green Bay Packers halfback Georgia
1951 Bowman Billy Grimes 1951 Bowman 53 Billy Grimes Green Bay Packers halfback Oklahoma State
1951 Bowman Ted Fritsch Sr. 1951 Bowman 54 Ted Fritsch Sr. Green Bay Packers fullback Wisconsin - Stevens Point Packers Hall of Fame 1973 Fritsch did not play in 1951.
1951 Bowman Al DeRogatis 1951 Bowman 55 Al DeRogatis New York Giants tackle Duke College Hall of Fame 1986
1951 Bowman Charley Conerly 1951 Bowman 56 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 PSA 8, PSA 4
1951 Bowman Jon Baker 1951 Bowman 57 Jon Baker New York Giants guard California
1951 Bowman Tom McWilliams 1951 Bowman 58 Tom McWilliams Pittsburgh Steelers halfback, defensive back Mississippi State, Army McWilliams placed tenth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1944. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1951 Bowman Jerry Shipkey 1951 Bowman 59 Jerry Shipkey Pittsburgh Steelers fullback USC, UCLA Steelers Legends Team
1951 Bowman Lynn Chandnois 1951 Bowman 60 Lynn Chandnois Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Michigan State Rookie card

Chandnois led the NFL with 32.5 yards per kickoff return in 1951.
1951 Bowman Don Doll 1951 Bowman 61 Don Doll Detroit Lions defensive back USC Doll gained 301 yards returning interceptions in 1949. That is still an NFL record for a rookie.
1951 Bowman Lou Creekmur 1951 Bowman 62 Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions tackle William and Mary Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996
1951 Bowman Bob Hoernschemeyer 1951 Bowman 63 Bob Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions halfback Indiana
1951 Bowman Tom Wham 1951 Bowman 64 Tom Wham Chicago Cardinals end Furman
1951 Bowman Bill Fischer 1951 Bowman 65 Bill Fischer Chicago Cardinals tackle, guard Notre Dame Outland Trophy 1948, College Hall of Fame 1983 PSA 8
1951 Bowman Robert Nussbaumer 1951 Bowman 66 Robert Nussbaumer Chicago Cardinals halfback, defensive back Michigan
1951 Bowman Gordon Soltau 1951 Bowman 67 Gordon Soltau San Francisco 49ers end, kicker Minnesota Rookie card

In a game against the Rams in 1951, Soltau scored 26 points on 3 touchdowns, 1 field goal, and 5 extra points. That was a 49ers record until Jerry Rice scored 30 points in a game in 1990.
1951 Bowman Visco Grgich 1951 Bowman 68 Visco Grgich San Francisco 49ers guard, tackle Santa Clara
1951 Bowman John Strzykalski 1951 Bowman 69 John Strzykalski San Francisco 49ers halfback, defensive back Marquette
1951 Bowman Pete Stout 1951 Bowman 70 Pete Stout Washington Redskins fullback North Texas, TCU PSA 6.5
1951 Bowman Paul Lipscomb 1951 Bowman 71 Paul Lipscomb Washington Redskins tackle Tennessee
1951 Bowman Harry Gilmer 1951 Bowman 72 Harry Gilmer Washington Redskins quarterback Alabama College Hall of Fame 1993
1951 Bowman Dante Lavelli 1951 Bowman 73 Dante Lavelli Cleveland Browns end Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1951 Bowman Dub Jones 1951 Bowman 74 Dub Jones Cleveland Browns halfback LSU, Tulane Jones scored six touchdowns in a game against the Chicago Bears in 1951.
1951 Bowman Lou Groza 1951 Bowman 75 Lou Groza Cleveland Browns tackle, kicker Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Browns Ring of Honor 2010