University of Miami | 1949 • 1950 • 1951
1952 NFL Draft • Round 1 • 8th Overall
What is The Card Album?
The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website, CardMagnet.info, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so TheCardAlbum.com was born.
About My Collection
I’ve collected a little bit of everything over the years. With over 500 players and coaches from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the largest one in existence. Along with Canes Football, I also enjoy collecting local natives and sports teams of the Greater Johnstown, PA area. You’ll also find various other baseball cards, hockey cards, football cards, and non-sports cards from my collection pictured on this site.
About Jim Dooley
Jim Dooley (February 8, 1930 – January 8, 2008) is a football legand at the University of Miami. Dooley was the first Hurricane football player to have his jersey number retired, #42, the first Hurricane player to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft, to the Chicago Bears, in 1952, and the first, and only, UM player to be an NFL head coach.
Jim came to the University of Miami in 1947 after a stellar high school career at Miami High. As a junior and senior Dooley was a true “sixty minute man” playing both offense and defense. He set several records during his UM days, 17 interceptions on defense and over 1,000 yards rushing on offense. In 1951, Dooley intercepted 10 passes and was named first-team All-American by the associated Press. Dooley played in both the 1951 Orange Bowl Calssic and the 1952 Gator Bowl where he earned MVP honors and setting a Gator Bowl record with 4 interceptions. He also played in the 1952 Senior Bowl and the College All-Star Game.
Jim Dooley and Mike Ditka are the only two members of the Chicago Bears to be part of the 1963 NFL World Championship, as players, and the 1986 Super Bowl XX Championship, as coaches.
Jim has also been inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame, the Florida Sports Hall of Fame and the Univesity of Miami Ring of Honor, to which he is a member of it’s first induction class. In October, 2010, Jim was honored as a Miami Sports Founder by the greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.