1946 Sears Browns Football Card Set and Checklist

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Year: 1946

Title: Sears Browns

Size: 2 1/2″ x 4″

Number in Set: 8


These cards were issued to commemorate the debut season of the Cleveland Browns in the All America Football Conference. The cards come on heavy white paper stock and feature black and white player photos. The backs of the cards have a team schedule. Below the photo is the player’s name and position followed by a request to follow the browns on WGAR radio and a Sears, Roebuck, and Company sponsorship.

The John Yanakor example may have come from a team booklet, for more about the set and the Yanakor specifically, check out this thread.


1946 Sears Browns Graham and Lavelli Front/Back
1946 Sears Browns Complete PSA Graded Set

Key Cards

The key card of this incredibly scarce (PSA has graded a total of 40 cards across the entire set) issue is Otto Graham’s “pre-rookie.”


Ernie Blandin

Jim Daniell

Fred Evans

Frank Gatski

Otto Graham

Dante Lavelli

Mel Maceau

George Young