College Hall Of Fame Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1978 Topps Simpson Reaches 10,000-Yard Plateau 1978 Topps 4 Simpson Reaches 10,000-Yard Plateau
O.J. Simpson Buffalo Bills running back USC, City College of San Francisco Heisman Trophy 1968, Bills Wall of Fame 1980, College Hall of Fame 1983, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985
1978 Topps Tarkenton Completes 17 of 18 1978 Topps 5 Tarkenton Completes 17 of 18
Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings quarterback Georgia Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 1987, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998
1978 Topps Roosevelt Leaks 1978 Topps 9 Roosevelt Leaks Baltimore Colts running back Texas College Hall of Fame 2005 Leaks finished third in voting for the 1973 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1978 Topps Jim LeClair 1978 Topps 14 Jim LeClair Cincinnati Bengals linebacker North Dakota College Hall of Fame 1999
1978 Topps Danny White 1978 Topps 24 Danny White Dallas Cowboys quarterback, punter Arizona State College Hall of Fame 1998 White's father, Wilford White, played for the Chicago Bears in 1951 and 1952.
1978 Topps Larry Csonka 1978 Topps 25 Larry Csonka New York Giants fullback Syracuse Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987, College Hall of Fame 1989, Dolphins Honor Roll 1990
1978 Topps Jack Tatum 1978 Topps 28 Jack Tatum Oakland Raiders defensive back Ohio State College Hall of Fame 2004
1978 Topps Bob Johnson 1978 Topps 34 Bob Johnson Cincinnati Bengals center Tennessee College Hall of Fame 1989
1978 Topps John Hannah 1978 Topps 35 John Hannah New England Patriots guard Alabama Patriots Hall of Fame 1991, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1991, College Hall of Fame 1999
1978 Topps Rich McGeorge 1978 Topps 39 Rich McGeorge Green Bay Packers tight end Elon College Hall of Fame 2012
1978 Topps Archie Griffin 1978 Topps 55 Archie Griffin Cincinnati Bengals running back Ohio State Heisman Trophy 1974, Heisman Trophy 1975, College Hall of Fame 1986
1978 Topps Jeff Siemon 1978 Topps 58 Jeff Siemon Minnesota Vikings linebacker Stanford College Hall of Fame 2006
1978 Topps Johnny Rodgers 1978 Topps 63 Johnny Rodgers San Diego Chargers wide receiver Nebraska Heisman Trophy 1972, College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card

Rodgers played for the Montreal Aloutettes from 1973 to 1976. He won the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie award in 1973.
1978 Topps Terry Bradshaw 1978 Topps 65 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Louisiana Tech Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989, College Hall of Fame 1996, Steelers All-Time Team
1978 Topps Ted Hendricks 1978 Topps 68 Ted Hendricks Oakland Raiders linebacker Miami Florida College Hall of Fame 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990 Hendricks was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.
1978 Topps Carl Eller 1978 Topps 79 Carl Eller Minnesota Vikings defensive end Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 2002, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004, College Hall of Fame 2006
1978 Topps Fran Tarkenton 1978 Topps 100 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings quarterback Georgia Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 1987, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998
1978 Topps Bob Griese 1978 Topps 120 Bob Griese Miami Dolphins quarterback Purdue College Hall of Fame 1984, Dolphins Honor Roll 1990, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990
1978 Topps Ahmad Rashad 1978 Topps 125 Ahmad Rashad Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Oregon College Hall of Fame 2007 Rashad was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.
1978 Topps Jim Plunkett 1978 Topps 131 Jim Plunkett San Francisco 49ers quarterback Stanford Heisman Trophy 1970, College Hall of Fame 1990
1978 Topps Marvin Powell 1978 Topps 141 Marvin Powell New York Jets tackle USC College Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card

Powell's son, Marvin Powell III, was a fullback for the New Orleans Saints in 1999.
1978 Topps Rob Lytle 1978 Topps 144 Rob Lytle Denver Broncos running back Michigan College Hall of Fame 2015 Rookie card

Lytle finished third in voting for the 1976 Heisman Trophy. See the Gallery's football cards of Heisman candidates page.
1978 Topps Lydell Mitchell 1978 Topps 150 Lydell Mitchell Baltimore Colts running back Penn State College Hall of Fame 2004 Though he is shown with the Colts, Mitchell played for the Chargers in 1978.
1978 Topps Bill Kilmer 1978 Topps 155 Bill Kilmer Washington Redskins quarterback, halfback UCLA Redskins Ring of Fame, Saints Hall of Fame 1990, College Hall of Fame 1999
1978 Topps Archie Manning 1978 Topps 173 Archie Manning New Orleans Saints quarterback Mississippi Saints Hall of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1989