Tennessee State Alumni Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1952 Parkhurst Bill Bass 1952 Parkhurst 25 Bill Bass Toronto Argonauts halfback Tennessee State, Nevada Bass played for the AAFC's Chicago Rockets in 1947.
1961 National City Bank Browns Charley Ferguson 1961 National City Bank Browns 32 Charley Ferguson Cleveland Browns wide receiver, tight end Tennessee State
1963 Fleer Chuck Gavin 1963 Fleer 87 Chuck Gavin Denver Broncos defensive end Tennessee State Rookie card

Gavin was a two-time All-American at Tennessee State. He played for the CFL's British Columbia Lions in 1959, and for the Broncos from 1960 to 1963.
1964 Topps Chuck Gavin 1964 Topps 46 Chuck Gavin Denver Broncos defensive end Tennessee State Short print

Gavin did not play in 1964. He retired because of a knee injury, according to his obituary.
1966 Philadelphia Cardinals Play 1966 Philadelphia 169 Cardinals Play
Roosevelt Davis New York Giants defensive end Tennessee State
Roger LaLonde New York Giants defensive tackle Muskingum
Bill Triplett St. Louis Cardinals halfback Miami Ohio
1969 Glendale Stamps Claude Humphrey 1969 Glendale Stamps 10 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Falcons Ring of Honor 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014 Pre-rookie card
1969 Topps Israel Lang 1969 Topps 107 Israel Lang Philadelphia Eagles running back Tennessee State Rookie card nm
1969 Topps John Robinson 1969 Topps 145 John Robinson Detroit Lions defensive back Tennessee State The back of this card is a piece to a Fran Tarkenton puzzle. PSA 9
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Israel Lang, Bob Lilly, John Brodie, Jim Butler 1969 Topps 4-in-1 33 Israel Lang, Bob Lilly, John Brodie, Jim Butler nm+ oc
John Brodie San Francisco 49ers quarterback Stanford College Hall of Fame 1986, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
Jim Butler Atlanta Falcons running back Edward Waters College
Israel Lang Philadelphia Eagles running back Tennessee State
Bob Lilly Dallas Cowboys end TCU Cowboys Ring of Honor 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980, College Hall of Fame 1981
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Richie Petitbon, John Robinson, Jack Snow, Mike Clark 1969 Topps 4-in-1 44 Richie Petitbon, John Robinson, Jack Snow, Mike Clark PSA 8
Mike Clark Dallas Cowboys kicker, end Texas A and M
Richie Petitbon Chicago Bears defensive back Tulane
John Robinson Detroit Lions defensive back Tennessee State
Jack Snow Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Notre Dame
1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums Detroit Lions 1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums 6 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions
1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums Philadelphia Eagles 1969 Topps Mini-Card Albums 12 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles The player on the cover of this album is Ray Nitschke.
1970 Topps Claude Humphrey 1970 Topps 156 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Falcons Ring of Honor 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014 Rookie card
1971 Bazooka Claude Humphrey 1971 Bazooka 17 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Falcons Ring of Honor 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014
1971 Kelloggs Claude Humphrey 1971 Kelloggs 47 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Falcons Ring of Honor 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014
1971 Topps Claude Humphrey 1971 Topps 218 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Falcons Ring of Honor 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014
1972 Sunoco Stamps Claude Humphrey 1972 Sunoco Stamps 13 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Falcons Ring of Honor 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014
1972 Sunoco Stamps Vern Holland 1972 Sunoco Stamps 102 Vern Holland Cincinnati Bengals tackle Tennessee State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Elbert Drungo 1972 Sunoco Stamps 243 Elbert Drungo Houston Oilers tackle, guard Tennessee State
1972 Sunoco Stamps Jim Marsalis 1972 Sunoco Stamps 284 Jim Marsalis Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tennessee State Marsalis was Pro Football Weekly's AFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1969.
1972 Topps Joe Jones 1972 Topps 46 Joe Jones Cleveland Browns defensive end Tennessee State Rookie card

Jones played ten seasons for the Browns, Eagles, and Redskins. He did not play in 1972, however.
1972 Topps Claude Humphrey 1972 Topps 75 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Falcons Ring of Honor 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014
1972 Topps Jim Marsalis 1972 Topps 312 Jim Marsalis Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tennessee State Rookie card
1973 Topps Cid Edwards 1973 Topps 13 Cid Edwards San Diego Chargers running back Tennessee State Rookie card
1973 Topps Vern Holland 1973 Topps 62 Vern Holland Cincinnati Bengals tackle Tennessee State Rookie card