1948 Leaf football card checklist

1948 Leaf Football Checklist

Release Year Archive: 1948

Manufacturer Archive: Leaf

Category Archive: Football Card Checklists

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1948 Leaf Football cards were an almost even mix of professional and collegiate players with a checklist of 98 cards and a design that followed other 1948 Leaf products.

The set was released over two series (1-49 & 50-98) and, as is usually the case, the second series is more difficult to acquire. Because this was among the first professional football card releases, non-collegiate cards are often considered “rookie” cards by collectors regardless of the player’s rookie status that season but there is no official designation of such on the cards.

There are several color variations among the 98 cards in this set. For example, Card #1 can be found with both a yellow background and a white background, card #5 has either black or white lettering, and card #41 has either orange pants or yellow pants.

1948 Leaf Football Checklist

Base Set – 98 Cards

This checklist is organized by teams. Scroll through the entire list or jump to a preferred team by selecting them from the list below. Clicking a link within the checklist will direct you to an affiliate retailer or to relevant eBay listings.


1Sid Luckman
3Clyde “Bulldog” Turner
6Bobby Layne
13Johnny Lujack
19George McAfee
23Ken Kavanaugh
27Fred Davis
37George Connor


8Vince Banonis
14Mal Kutner
21Pitchin Paul Christman
25Elmer Angsman
29Charley Trippi
33Marlin “Pat” Harder
39Billy Dewell


63Roy ‘Rebel’ SteinerAlabama Crimson Tide
73Jackie JensenCalifornia Golden Bears
79Rod FranzCalifornia Golden Bears
57Eugene RossidesColumbia Lions
83Fred FolgerDuke Blue Devils
50John RauchGeorgia Bulldogs
95Porter PayneGeorgia Bulldogs
74Russ StegerIllinois Fighting Illini
88Herb SiegertIllinois Fighting Illini
20George TaliaferroIndiana Hoosiers
55Harry “Chick” JagadeIndiana Hoosiers
94John GoldsberryIndiana Hoosiers
92Earl BanksIowa Hawkeyes
98Alfonso “Al” DiMarcoIowa Hawkeyes
67Harrell CollinsLSU Tigers
62Gene DerricotteMichigan Wolverines
52Leo NomelliniMinnesota Golden Gophers
76Clayton TonnemakerMinnesota Golden Gophers
81Billy ByeMinnesota Golden Gophers
31Tom ‘Shorty’ McWilliamsMississippi State Bulldogs
15Charlie “Choo Choo” JusticeNorth Carolina Tar Heels
58Art WeinerNorth Carolina Tar Heels
59Alex SarkisianNorthwestern Wildcats
93Frank AschenbrennerNorthwestern Wildcats
7William “Moose” FischerNotre Dame Fighting Irish
11Terry BrennanNotre Dame Fighting Irish
24James MartinNotre Dame Fighting Irish
49Frank TripuckaNotre Dame Fighting Irish
91Leon HartNotre Dame Fighting Irish
87Dave TempletonOhio State Buckeyes
90Joe WhislerOhio State Buckeyes
96Pete PeriniOhio State Buckeyes
69Larry JoePenn State Nittany Lions
54Charles “Chuck” BednarikPennsylvania Quakers
41Harry SzulborskiPurdue Boilermakers
70Phil O’ReillyPurdue Boilermakers
86Bob DeMossPurdue Boilermakers
4Doak WalkerSMU Mustangs
56Bob FolsomSMU Mustangs
60Richard HarrisTexas Longhorns
71Paul CampbellTexas Longhorns
51Mike DimitroUCLA Bruins
65Bob HendrenUSC Trojans
66Jack CloudWilliam & Mary Indians
78Clarence SelfWisconsin Badgers
5Levi JacksonYale Bulldogs


9Tommy Thompson
16Pete Pihos
22Steve “Big Boy” Van Buren
28Al Wistert
77George Savitsky


12William “Flash” Swiacki
30Paul Governali
42DeWitt “Tex” Coulter
45Jim White
48Frank Reagan
53Charley Conerly
61Len Younce
75Tony Minisi
85Joe Scott


36Bill Dudley
44Bob Mann
68Clyde LeForce
82Fred Enke


10Perry Moss
35Ted ‘The Bull’ Fritsch
46Jack Jacobs
84Earl “Jug” Girard
97Jay Rhodemyre


17Kenny Washington
26Bob Waterfield
89William “Bucky” O’Connor


18Harry “Hurryin” Gilmer
34Sammy Baugh
43Bobby ‘Bomber’ Nussbaumer


2Steve Suhey
47Johnny Clement
72Ray Evans


32Leroy Zimmerman
38Frank ‘Boley’ Dancewicz
40John Nolan
64Frank Seno
80Jim Youel