1957 Topps Football Checklist

1957 Topps Football cards are one of the most recognizable designs in the hobby with a two image front that includes an “action” shot as well as a player headshot.

The set includes the rookie cards of Hall of Fame inductees Jack Butler (#15), Richard Lane (#85), Raymond Berry (#94), Bart Starr (#119), Tommy McDonald (#124), John Unitas (#138), and Paul Hornung (#151). In all, 36 players featured on this checklist would go on to Hall of Fame inductions.

The second series of this collection is more rare than the first and makes up about half of the set.

The design for this series was used as a part of the 2016 Topps Throwback Thursday set. The packaging was also included in the 2018 Topps 80th Anniversary Wrapper Art series of on-demand trading cards.

Bill Sherman’s card (#58) comes with four variations. There is a card with no team or position listed on the front, a card with the word “back” listed but still no team, a card that says “Back – Rams” on the front, and a card that says “Halfback – Rams” on front. In January, 20202, a PSA 8 version of the card with no position or team listed sold for $430 but it is far from the most valuable card in the set. That honor belongs to card #119 (Bart Starr) which regularly sells for thousands of dollars.

1957 Topps Football Checklist

Base Set – 155 Cards

49ers

6Leo Nomellini
18Bob St. Clair
30Y.A. Tittle
42Billy Wilson
54Gordon Soltau
66Joe Arenas
78Clyde ConnerRC
95Hugh McElhenny
104Earl MorrallRC
116Dick Moegle
129Joe Perry
139Jim RidlonRC
148Bob Toneff

Bears

7Bobby Watkins
19Perry JeterRC
31George Blanda
43Ed Brown
55Rick Casares
67Harlon Hill
79J.C. CarolineRC
96Stan Jones
105Larry StricklandRC
117Don Bingham
130Bill Wightkin
140Zeke Bratkowski
149Ronnie KnoxRC

Browns

3Mike McCormack
16John Henry Johnson
28Lou Groza
40Pete Brewster
52Ken Konz
64Maurice Bassett
76Ray Renfro
93Preston CarpenterRC
102Walt Michaels
114Don Paul
127Ed Modzelewski
147Len Ford
154Fred Morrison

Cardinals

14Pat Summerall
26Ollie Matson
38Don Stonesifer
50Dave Mann
62John Olszewski
74Leo Sanford
85Dick LaneRC
91Lindon Crow
100Joe ChildressRC
112James RootRC
125Jerry TubbsRC
136Chuck Ulrich
146Paul LarsonRC

Colts

5Gino Marchetti
17Art Spinney
29Billy Vessels
41Bert Rechichar
53Alan Ameche
65Art Donovan
77Carl Taseff
86Royce Womble
94Raymond BerryRC
103Jim Mutscheller
115George Shaw
128Lenny Moore
138Johnny UnitasRC

Eagles

2Pete RetzlaffRC
13Dick Bielski
25Tom Scott
37Clarence PeaksRC
49Chuck Bednarik
61Bobby Walston
73Bob Pellegrini
90Buck Lansford
99Eddie Bell
111Ken KellerRC
124Tommy McDonaldRC
135Jimmy HarrisRC
145Sid YoungelmanRC

Giants

11Roosevelt Brown
23Don ChandlerRC
35Emlen Tunnell
47Don Heinrich
59Kyle Rote
71Andy Robustelli
83Jim PattonRC
88Frank Gifford
109Charley Conerly
121Alex Webster
122Ray Wietecha
144Ken MacAfee
153Bill SvobodaRC

Lions

8Dave Middleton
20Lou Creekmur
32Bobby Layne
44Gene GedmanRC
56Charlie Ane
68Yale Lary
80Howard CassadyRC
97Dorne Dibble
106Jack Christiansen
118Leon Hart
131Jim Doran
141Ray Krouse
150Jim DavidRC

Packers

9Bobby Dillon
21Dave Hanner
33Bill Howton
45Gary Knafelc
57Al Carmichael
69Bill Forester
81Tobin Rote
107Fred Cone
119Bart StarrRC
132Howard Ferguson
142John Martinkovic
151Paul HornungRC

Rams

10Les Richter
22Norm Van Brocklin
34Bill Wade
46Elroy Hirsch
58Will Sherman
70Bob Boyd
82Ron Waller
87Duane PutnamRC
108Bud McFadinRC
120Paul MillerRC
133Tom WilsonRC
143Jim CasonRC
152Tank Younger

Redskins

1Eddie LeBaron
12Lavern TorgesonRC
24Al Dorow
36Leo ElterRC
48Gene Brito
60Chuck Drazenovich
72Sam BakerRC
84Volney Peters
89Steve Meilinger
98Joe Scudero
110Tom RunnelsRC
123John Carson
134Dick JamesRC

Steelers

4Lou BaldacciRC
15Jack ButlerRC
27Fran Rogel
39George Tarasovic
51Bill McPeak
63Ray Mathews
75Sid WatsonRC
92Ernie Stautner
101Elbert Nickel
113Ted Marchibroda
126Jack Scarbath
137Lynn Chandnois