Illinois Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1964 Wheaties Stamps Bobby Mitchell 1964 Wheaties Stamps 43 Bobby Mitchell Washington Redskins halfback Illinois Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1964 Wheaties Stamps Joe Rutgens 1964 Wheaties Stamps 57 Joe Rutgens Washington Redskins tackle Illinois
1964 Wheaties Stamps Abe Woodson 1964 Wheaties Stamps 74 Abe Woodson San Francisco 49ers defensive back Illinois Woodson made the Pro Bowl 5 times in his 7 seasons with the 49ers.
1965 Philadelphia Bears Play of the Year 1965 Philadelphia 28 Bears Play of the Year
George Halas Chicago Bears coach, end Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1965 Philadelphia Ray Nitschke 1965 Philadelphia 79 Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers linebacker Illinois Packers Hall of Fame 1978, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978 exmt+
1965 Philadelphia Bill Brown 1965 Philadelphia 102 Bill Brown Minnesota Vikings running back Illinois Vikings Ring of Honor 2004 Double print PSA 9, vg
1965 Philadelphia Abe Woodson 1965 Philadelphia 167 Abe Woodson St. Louis Cardinals defensive back Illinois
1965 Philadelphia Bobby Mitchell 1965 Philadelphia 191 Bobby Mitchell Washington Redskins halfback Illinois Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Double print PSA 6.5, exmt
1965 Topps Jerry Sturm 1965 Topps 64 Jerry Sturm Denver Broncos tackle, guard Illinois
1965 Topps Mike Taliaferro 1965 Topps 128 Mike Taliaferro New York Jets quarterback Illinois ex
1965 Topps CFL Johnny Counts 1965 Topps CFL 49 Johnny Counts Hamilton Tiger-Cats running back Illinois Counts played for the New York Giants in 1962 and 1963.
1966 Philadelphia Dick Butkus 1966 Philadelphia 31 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card

Butkus won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1963.
PSA 7, PSA 2 mk
1966 Philadelphia Ray Nitschke 1966 Philadelphia 87 Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers linebacker Illinois Packers Hall of Fame 1978, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978
1966 Philadelphia Bill Brown 1966 Philadelphia 107 Bill Brown Minnesota Vikings running back Illinois Vikings Ring of Honor 2004 Double print
1966 Philadelphia Vikings Play 1966 Philadelphia 117 Vikings Play Double print SGC 88
Bill Brown Minnesota Vikings running back Illinois Vikings Ring of Honor 2004
1966 Philadelphia Bobby Mitchell 1966 Philadelphia 187 Bobby Mitchell Washington Redskins halfback Illinois Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1966 Philadelphia Joe Rutgens 1966 Philadelphia 190 Joe Rutgens Washington Redskins tackle Illinois
1966 Topps Jerry Sturm 1966 Topps 44 Jerry Sturm Denver Broncos tackle, guard Illinois nm
1966 Topps Jim Warren 1966 Topps 85 Jim Warren Miami Dolphins defensive back Illinois Rookie card

Warren had 198 interception return yards in 1966, most in the AFL.
1967 Philadelphia Dick Butkus 1967 Philadelphia 28 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983 Butkus placed sixth in voting for Heisman Trophy in 1963, and third in 1964. See the Gallery's page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates. vg
1967 Philadelphia Ray Nitschke 1967 Philadelphia 79 Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers linebacker Illinois Packers Hall of Fame 1978, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978
1967 Philadelphia Bill Brown 1967 Philadelphia 99 Bill Brown Minnesota Vikings running back Illinois Vikings Ring of Honor 2004
1967 Philadelphia Bobby Mitchell 1967 Philadelphia 186 Bobby Mitchell Washington Redskins halfback Illinois Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Double print PSA 8, exmt
1967 Royal Castle Dolphins 24 Jim Warren Miami Dolphins defensive back Illinois Short print
1967 Topps Jerry Sturm 1967 Topps 39 Jerry Sturm Denver Broncos tackle, guard Illinois PSA 10, PSA 8