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1955 Topps All American Football Checklist

Release Year Archive: 1955

Manufacturer Archive: Topps

Tag Archive: All American

Category Archive: Football Card Checklists


1955 Topps All American Football established an enormous leap forward for football cards and has become one of the most iconic trading card products of all time.

The set, which is the first Topps set to feature short print cards, measures 1/8 inch longer on each side than modern cards and was sold as single cards, nine packs, and 22 packs.

The checklist is a modest 100 cards (1955 Topps Baseball was over 200 cards), probably in part because Topps did not actually have a license to produce professional football cards. That said, nearly 20% of the cards feature future Hall of Fame players including the rookie cards for Mel Hein, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Benny Friedman, Bruiser Kinard, Ace Parker, Don Hutson, and Fats Henry.

Two cards in this set (#14 and #21) have printing errors which were later corrected.

It is possible to piece together a full set via eBay for fairly cheap if condition is of little importance but highly graded cards regularly sell for hundreds of dollars. A PSA-2 of the famous “Four Horsemen” card sold for $72 in 2019, the same week a PSA-8.5 sold for $1,500 after 48 bids.

As a historic set within the hobby and a groundbreaking set for Topps and football cards in general, the small checklist make this a worthwhile set to collect if for no other reason than to say you own it.

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1955 Topps All American Football Checklist

Base Set – 100 Cards

1Herman HickmanRCTennessee
2John KimbroughTexas A&M
3Ed WeirNebraska
4Erny PinckertUSC
5Bob GraysonStanford Cardinal
6Nile KinnickRCIowa
7Andy BershakNorth Carolina
8George CafegoRCTennessee
9Tom HamiltonNaval Academy
10Bill DudleyVirginia
11Bobby DoddTennessee
12Otto GrahamNorthwestern
13Aaron RosenbergUSC
14Gaynell TinsleyRCLSU
15Eddie KawCornell
16Knute RockneNotre Dame
17Bob ReynoldsNebraska
18Pudge HeffelfingerRCYale
19Bruce SmithMinnesota
20Sammy BaughTCU
21Byron WhiteRCColorado
22Brick MullerCalifornia
23Dick KazmaierRCPrinceton
24Ken StrongNYU
25Cas MyslinskiArmy
26Larry KelleyYale
27Red GrangeIllinois
28Mel HeinWashington State
29Leo NomelliniMinnesota
30Wes FeslerOhio State
31George Sauer Sr.RCNebraska
32Hank FoldbergArmy
33Bob HigginsPenn State
34Davey O’BrienRCTCU
35Tom HarmonRCMichigan
36Turk EdwardsWashington State
37Jim ThorpeCarlisle
38Amos Alonzo StaggRCYale
39Brud HollandRCCornell
40Donn MoomawUCLA
41Joe AlexanderSyracuse
42Eddie TryonRCColgate
43George SavitskyPennsylvania
44Ed GarbischArmy
45Elmer OliphantArmy
46Arnie LassmanNYU
47Bo McMillanRCCentre
48Ed WidsethMinnesota
49Don ZimmermanTulane
50Ken KavanaughLSU
51Duane PurvisPurdue
52Johnny LujackNotre Dame
53Jack GreenArmy
54Eddie DooleyDartmouth
55Frank MerrittArmy
56Ernie NeversRCStanford Cardinal
57Vic HansonSyracuse
58Ed FrancoFordham
59Doc BlanchardRCArmy
60Dan ‘Tiger’ HillDuke
61Charley BrickleyHarvard
62Harry NewmanMichigan
63Charlie JusticeNorth Carolina
64Benny FriedmanRCMichigan
65Joe DonchessPittsburgh
66Bruiser KinardRCMississippi
67Frankie AlbertStanford
68The Four Horsemen – Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller, Elmer LaydenNotre Dame
69Frank SinkwichRCGeorgia
70Bill DaddioPittsburgh
71Bob WilsonSMU
72Chub PeabodyHarvard
73Paul GovernaliColumbia
74Gene McEverTennessee
75Hugh GallarneauStanford
76Angelo BertelliRCNotre Dame
77Bowden WyattTennessee
78Jay BerwangerRCChicago
79Pug LundMinnesota
80Bennie OosterbaanMichigan
81Cotton WarburtonUSC
82Alex WojciechowiczFordham
83Ted CoyYale
84Ace ParkerRCDuke
85Sid LuckmanColumbia
86Albie BoothYale
87Germany SchulzMichigan
88Ralph KerchevalKentucky
89Marshall GoldbergPittsburgh
90Charley O’RourkeBoston College
91Bob OdellPennsylvania
92Biggie MunnMinnesota
93Willie HestonMichigan
94Chuck BernardMichigan
95Chris CagleArmy
96Bill HollenbackPennsylvania
97Don HutsonRCAlabama
98Beattie FeathersTennessee
99Don WhitmireAlabama / Navy
100Fats HenryRCWashington and Jefferson