1950-1959 Football Cards

Although not technically the beginning of football cards, the late-1940s and early-1950s marked the the emergence of regularly-issued football cards. While they don’t have the same popularity as baseball cards from the same period, 1950s cards are very popular for collectors based on their classic design and rookie offerings. Once again, Topps and Bowman battled for card supremacy during the decade. Bowman dominated the early-1950s and Topps owned the late-1950s.

Top rookie options from the 1950s include Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Otto Graham, Dick Lane, Bart Star, Norm Van Brocklin, George Blanda, Paul Hornung and Joe Paterno.

Browse 1950’s Topps and Bowman Football Card Set Info and Checklists. Buy Vintage 1950’s Football Cards Using Our Price Comparison Tools. Browse football cards produced during 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, and 1959.

1950 Bowman Football Cards

1950 Bowman Football Cards

1950 Bowman Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1950 Topps Felt Backs Football Cards

1950 Topps Felt Backs Football Cards

1950 Topps Felt Backs Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1951 Bowman Football Cards

1951 Bowman Football Cards

1951 Bowman Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1951 Topps Magic Football Cards

1951 Topps Magic Football Cards

1951 Topps Magic Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1952 Bowman Large Football Cards

1952 Bowman Large Football Cards

1952 Bowman Large Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1952 Bowman Small Football Cards

1952 Bowman Small Football Cards

1952 Bowman Small Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1953 Bowman Football Cards

1953 Bowman Football Cards

1953 Bowman Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1954 Bowman Football Cards

1954 Bowman Football Cards

1954 Bowman Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1955 Bowman Football Cards

1955 Bowman Football Cards

1955 Bowman Football Card Price Comparisons, Set Details, Checklist, Auction Tracker and Buying Guide.

1955 Topps All-American Football Cards

1955 Topps All-American Football Cards

1955 Topps All-American Football is regarded as one of the most important sets in the sport’s history. The collegiate set includes such legends as Red Grange, Jim Thorpe, Knute Rockne and a card of Notre Dame’s legendary Four Horsemen.

1956 Topps Football Cards

1956 Topps Football Cards

1956 Topps Football marks the company’s debut as a licensed NFL football card maker. Key rookie cards include Lenny Moore and Roosevelt Brown.

1957 Topps Football Cards

1957 Topps Football Cards

Thanks to its strong checklist and distinct design, 1957 Topps Football is one of the most beloved vintage sets in the hobby. Johnny Unitas and Bart Starr rookie cards lead the release.

1958 Topps Football Cards

1958 Topps Football Cards

Although 1958 Topps Football doesn’t have a lot of notable cards, it does include the rookie card of the legendary Jim Brown.

1959 Topps Football Cards

1959 Topps Football Cards

1959 Topps Football features one of the most distinct designs of all-time. It was also the company’s biggest gridiron offering to date. Key rookies include Sam Huff and Jim Taylor.