Defensive Back Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1973 Topps Joe Beauchamp 1973 Topps 226 Joe Beauchamp San Diego Chargers defensive back Iowa State Rookie card
1973 Topps Willie Williams 1973 Topps 231 Willie Williams New York Giants defensive back Grambling Rookie card
1973 Topps Dick Anderson 1973 Topps 240 Dick Anderson Miami Dolphins defensive back Colorado College Hall of Fame 1993, Dolphins Honor Roll 2006 Anderson won the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1973.
1973 Topps Herb Adderley 1973 Topps 243 Herb Adderley Dallas Cowboys defensive back Michigan State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980, Packers Hall of Fame 1981 Adderley did not play in 1973.
1973 Topps Mike Wagner 1973 Topps 246 Mike Wagner Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Western Illinois Rookie card

Wagner had 8 interceptions in 1973, tied (with Dick Anderson) for most in the NFL.
1973 Topps Willie Alexander 1973 Topps 253 Willie Alexander Houston Oilers defensive back Alcorn State Rookie card
1973 Topps Jim Hill 1973 Topps 263 Jim Hill Green Bay Packers defensive back Texas A and M - Kingsville Rookie card

Hill played from 1969 to 1975 for the Chargers, Packers, and Browns. His brother David also played in the NFL.
1973 Topps Miller Farr 1973 Topps 272 Miller Farr St. Louis Cardinals defensive back Wichita State Though he is shown with the Cardinals, Farr played for the Detroit Lions in 1973. He and his brother Mel were teammates that season. See the Teammate Brothers page of the Gallery.
1973 Topps Gus Hollomon 1973 Topps 276 Gus Hollomon New York Jets defensive back Houston Rookie card
1973 Topps Pete Athas 1973 Topps 286 Pete Athas New York Giants defensive back Tennessee
1973 Topps Jack Tatum 1973 Topps 288 Jack Tatum Oakland Raiders defensive back Ohio State College Hall of Fame 2004 Rookie card
1973 Topps Bobby Bryant 1973 Topps 298 Bobby Bryant Minnesota Vikings defensive back South Carolina Rookie card
1973 Topps Wayne Rasmussen 1973 Topps 306 Wayne Rasmussen Detroit Lions defensive back South Dakota State
1973 Topps Ken Reaves 1973 Topps 308 Ken Reaves Atlanta Falcons defensive back Norfolk State
1973 Topps Lemar Parrish 1973 Topps 315 Lemar Parrish Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Lincoln University
1973 Topps Gene Howard 1973 Topps 324 Gene Howard Los Angeles Rams defensive back Langston Howard played for the World Football League's Southern California Sun in 1974 and 1975.
1973 Topps Charlie West 1973 Topps 328 Charlie West Minnesota Vikings defensive back Texas - El Paso
1973 Topps Rudy Redmond 1973 Topps 331 Rudy Redmond Detroit Lions defensive back Pacific Rookie card

Redmond had an 88-yard interception return in 1972, longest in the NFL.
1973 Topps Ken Ellis 1973 Topps 340 Ken Ellis Green Bay Packers defensive back Southern Packers Hall of Fame 1998
1973 Topps Cornell Green 1973 Topps 344 Cornell Green Dallas Cowboys defensive back Utah State
1973 Topps Bruce Taylor 1973 Topps 346 Bruce Taylor San Francisco 49ers defensive back Boston University College Hall of Fame 1997
1973 Topps Ralph Anderson 1973 Topps 357 Ralph Anderson Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back West Texas State Rookie card
1973 Topps Alvin Wyatt 1973 Topps 362 Alvin Wyatt Buffalo Bills defensive back Bethune-Cookman Rookie card

Wyatt's son, Antwuan, played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1997.
1973 Topps Dave Elmendorf 1973 Topps 365 Dave Elmendorf Los Angeles Rams defensive back Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1997
1973 Topps Lem Barney 1973 Topps 370 Lem Barney Detroit Lions defensive back Jackson State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992 PSA 8