Illinois Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Dick Anderson, Mike Taliaferro, Otis Taylor, Fred Biletnikoff 1969 Topps 4-in-1 4 Dick Anderson, Mike Taliaferro, Otis Taylor, Fred Biletnikoff
Dick Anderson Miami Dolphins defensive back Colorado College Hall of Fame 1993, Dolphins Honor Roll 2006
Fred Biletnikoff Oakland Raiders end Florida State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1991
Mike Taliaferro Boston Patriots quarterback Illinois
Otis Taylor Kansas City Chiefs end Prairie View Chiefs Hall of Fame 1982
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Jim Burson, Dan Abramowicz, Dick Witcher, Ed O 1969 Topps 4-in-1 12 Jim Burson, Dan Abramowicz, Dick Witcher, Ed O'Bradovich PSA 10, PSA 8, nm
Dan Abramowicz New Orleans Saints end Xavier Saints Hall of Fame 1988
Jim Burson Atlanta Falcons defensive back Auburn
Ed O'Bradovich Chicago Bears defensive end Illinois
Dick Witcher San Francisco 49ers end UCLA
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Gene Hickerson, Donny Anderson, Mike Lucci, Dick Butkus 1969 Topps 4-in-1 21 Gene Hickerson, Donny Anderson, Mike Lucci, Dick Butkus
Donny Anderson Green Bay Packers running back Texas Tech Packers Hall of Fame 1983, College Hall of Fame 1989
Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983
Gene Hickerson Cleveland Browns guard Mississippi Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
Mike Lucci Detroit Lions linebacker Tennessee
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Jim Lindsey, Ray Nitschke, Bob Vogel, Rickie Harris 1969 Topps 4-in-1 34 Jim Lindsey, Ray Nitschke, Bob Vogel, Rickie Harris
Rickie Harris Washington Redskins defensive back Arizona
Jim Lindsey Minnesota Vikings running back Arkansas
Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers linebacker Illinois Packers Hall of Fame 1978, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978
Bob Vogel Baltimore Colts tackle Ohio State
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Nick Rassas, Tom Matte, Bobby Mitchell, Lance Rentzel 1969 Topps 4-in-1 45 Nick Rassas, Tom Matte, Bobby Mitchell, Lance Rentzel nm
Tom Matte Baltimore Colts halfback Ohio State
Bobby Mitchell Washington Redskins halfback Illinois Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
Nick Rassas Atlanta Falcons defensive back Notre Dame
Lance Rentzel Dallas Cowboys end Oklahoma
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Johnny Roland, Craig Morton, Sam Baker, Bill Brown 1969 Topps 4-in-1 47 Johnny Roland, Craig Morton, Sam Baker, Bill Brown PSA 9, PSA 8, nm+
Sam Baker Philadelphia Eagles fullback, kicker Oregon State
Bill Brown Minnesota Vikings running back Illinois Vikings Ring of Honor 2004
Craig Morton Dallas Cowboys quarterback California Broncos Ring of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1992
Johnny Roland St. Louis Cardinals fullback Missouri College Hall of Fame 1998
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Jackie Smith, Jim Grabowski, Charley Taylor, Jim Johnson 1969 Topps 4-in-1 52 Jackie Smith, Jim Grabowski, Charley Taylor, Jim Johnson
Jim Grabowski Green Bay Packers running back Illinois College Hall of Fame 1995
Jim Johnson San Francisco 49ers defensive back UCLA Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
Jackie Smith St. Louis Cardinals tight end, kicker Northwestern Louisiana Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994
Charley Taylor Washington Redskins wide receiver Arizona State Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1984
1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums Chicago Bears 1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums 3 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears
1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums Green Bay Packers 1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums 7 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers
1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums Minnesota Vikings 1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums 9 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings The image on the cover of this album also appeared, with the player's number altered, in the inset photo on Don Perkins's 1962 Topps football card.
1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums Washington Redskins 1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums 16 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins The player on the cover of this album is Dick James. Topps used the same image, with James's number altered, in the inset photo of John Aveni's 1962 Topps football card.
1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums Boston Patriots 1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums 17 Boston Patriots Boston Patriots
1970 Kelloggs Dick Butkus 1970 Kelloggs 10 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983
1970 Kelloggs Bill Brown 1970 Kelloggs 16 Bill Brown Minnesota Vikings running back Illinois Vikings Ring of Honor 2004 nm-mt
1970 Topps Ray Nitschke 1970 Topps 55 Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers linebacker Illinois Packers Hall of Fame 1978, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978 Nitschke played more regular season games for the Packers, 190, than any other defensive player.
1970 Topps Bill Brown 1970 Topps 83 Bill Brown Minnesota Vikings running back Illinois Vikings Ring of Honor 2004
1970 Topps Dick Butkus 1970 Topps 190 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983
1970 Topps Super Dick Butkus 1970 Topps Super 14 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983
1971 Bazooka Dick Butkus 1971 Bazooka 4 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983
1971 Kelloggs Dick Butkus 1971 Kelloggs 39 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983 In a game against Washington in 1971, Butkus caught a pass for an extra point to win the game 16-15. Bobby Douglass, the holder, had fumbled the snap.
1971 Kelloggs Cyril Pinder 1971 Kelloggs 59 Cyril Pinder Philadelphia Eagles running back Illinois This card shows Pinder with the Eagles, but the Eagles traded him to the Bears just before the 1971 season started.
1971 Topps Dick Butkus 1971 Topps 25 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983
1971 Topps Ed O 1971 Topps 78 Ed O'Bradovich Chicago Bears defensive end Illinois nm
1971 Topps Cyril Pinder 1971 Topps 87 Cyril Pinder Philadelphia Eagles running back Illinois Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Ray Nitschke 1971 Topps 133 Ray Nitschke Green Bay Packers linebacker Illinois Packers Hall of Fame 1978, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978 The Packers retired Nitschke's jersey number, 66, in 1983. For the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams, see the Gallery's retired numbers page.