At a recent card show ( my first in almost 20 years), I saw this 1949 beauty of TCU legend Sammy Baugh! I never knew these old Bowmans existed for football. I love the printing on the 1949 Bowman cards.
At TCU, he led the Horned Frogs to two Bowl Game victories: 1936 Sugar
Bowl and the inaugural Cotton Bowl. He was drafted in the first round (6th overall). That one year contract made him the highest paid player on the team. In his rookie season, he led the Redskins to a win
in the NFL Championship game. In the NFL, not only was he the
quarterback, he was an awesome defensive back, and maybe one of the best
punters of all time.
That example above is pristine and has exquisite color with no overprinting. I couldn't afford that one, so I found a more affordable card to buy - Texas Bobbie Layne (also a SWC legend).
Turns out after his rookie year in the NFL, he wasn't convinced football was his best sport. He signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Unhappy with his little playing time in the minors (because he was converted to a shortstop and played behind Marty Marion), he went back to the NFL.
I also didn't know he coached the Houston Oilers in 1964...
The two sport "slinger" made the forward pass and integral part of the NFL.
Lots of good stats are here.