Tennessee State Alumni Football Cards

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
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.

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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.

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PSA 7.5, nm
1966 Philadelphia Cardinals Play 1966 Philadelphia 169 Cardinals Play

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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 Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008
1969 Topps Israel Lang 1969 Topps 107 Israel Lang Philadelphia Eagles running back Tennessee State Rookie card

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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.

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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 49ers Hall of Fame 2009, College Hall of Fame 1986
Jim Butler Atlanta Falcons running back Edward Waters College
Israel Lang Philadelphia Eagles running back Tennessee State
Bob Lilly Dallas Cowboys end TCU College Hall of Fame 1981, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980
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, nm
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
1970 Topps Claude Humphrey 1970 Topps 156 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008 Rookie card

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1971 Bazooka Claude Humphrey 1971 Bazooka 17 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008
1971 Kelloggs Claude Humphrey 1971 Kelloggs 47 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008

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1971 Topps Claude Humphrey 1971 Topps 218 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008

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1972 Sunoco Stamps Claude Humphrey 1972 Sunoco Stamps 13 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008
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
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.

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1972 Topps Claude Humphrey 1972 Topps 75 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008

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1972 Topps Jim Marsalis 1972 Topps 312 Jim Marsalis Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tennessee State Rookie card

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1973 Topps Cid Edwards 1973 Topps 13 Cid Edwards San Diego Chargers running back Tennessee State Rookie card

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1973 Topps Vern Holland 1973 Topps 62 Vern Holland Cincinnati Bengals tackle Tennessee State Rookie card

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1973 Topps Jim Marsalis 1973 Topps 141 Jim Marsalis Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tennessee State Marsalis's nephew, Norris Thomas, played for the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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1973 Topps Claude Humphrey 1973 Topps 200 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008

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1974 Topps Claude Humphrey All-Pro 1974 Topps 136 Claude Humphrey All-Pro
Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008
1974 Topps Cid Edwards 1974 Topps 176 Cid Edwards San Diego Chargers running back Tennessee State
1974 Topps Elbert Drungo 1974 Topps 388 Elbert Drungo Houston Oilers tackle, guard Tennessee State Rookie card PSA 9
1974 Topps Vern Holland 1974 Topps 486 Vern Holland Cincinnati Bengals tackle Tennessee State
1974 Topps Joe Jones 1974 Topps 516 Joe Jones Cleveland Browns defensive end Tennessee State Jones and Hall of Famer Charley Taylor are brothers.
1975 Topps Jim Marsalis 1975 Topps 103 Jim Marsalis Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tennessee State
1975 Topps Joe Gilliam 1975 Topps 182 Joe Gilliam Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tennessee State Rookie card
1975 Topps Claude Humphrey 1975 Topps 245 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008 Humphrey was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame four times before being elected in 2014.
1975 Topps Charley Wade 1975 Topps 293 Charley Wade Chicago Bears wide receiver Tennessee State Rookie card
1975 Topps Cid Edwards 1975 Topps 429 Cid Edwards Chicago Bears running back Tennessee State
1975 Topps Elbert Drungo 1975 Topps 474 Elbert Drungo Houston Oilers tackle, guard Tennessee State
1976 Coke Bears Discs Waymond Bryant 1976 Coke Bears Discs 3 Waymond Bryant Chicago Bears linebacker Tennessee State
1976 Topps Vern Holland 1976 Topps 71 Vern Holland Cincinnati Bengals tackle Tennessee State
1976 Topps Will Wynn 1976 Topps 199 Will Wynn Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Tennessee State Rookie card
1976 Topps Ed Jones 1976 Topps 427 Ed Jones Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tennessee State Rookie card

The Cowboys chose Jones with the first overall pick in the 1974 NFL draft.
1977 Topps John Holland 1977 Topps 17 John Holland Buffalo Bills wide receiver Tennessee State Rookie card
1977 Topps Waymond Bryant 1977 Topps 61 Waymond Bryant Chicago Bears linebacker Tennessee State Rookie card
1977 Topps Cleveland Elam 1977 Topps 247 Cleveland Elam San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Tennessee State Rookie card

Elam played four seasons for the 49ers and one for the Detroit Lions.
1977 Topps Ed Jones 1977 Topps 314 Ed Jones Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tennessee State
1977 Topps Vern Holland 1977 Topps 391 Vern Holland Buffalo Bills tackle Tennessee State
1977 Topps Robert Woods 1977 Topps 469 Robert Woods New York Jets tackle Tennessee State Rookie card
1977 Topps 484 Claude Humphrey Atlanta Falcons defensive end Tennessee State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014, Falcons Ring of Honor 2008
1978 Topps Cleveland Elam 1978 Topps 170 Cleveland Elam San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Tennessee State

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