Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1933 Sport Kings Red Grange 1933 Sport Kings 4 Red Grange Chicago Bears quarterback Illinois College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card
1933 Sport Kings Jim Thorpe 1933 Sport Kings 6 Jim Thorpe halfback Carlisle College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card

Thorpe also appeared on baseball cards and Olympics cards. You can see one of each on the Gallery's Cards in Multiple Sports page.
1933 Sport Kings Knute Rockne 1933 Sport Kings 35 Knute Rockne coach, end Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1951 Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Dutch Clark 1935 National Chicle 1 Dutch Clark Detroit Lions quarterback Colorado College College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card, error card

Clark played for the Lions, but the back of this card says he played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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1935 National Chicle Bo Molenda 1935 National Chicle 2 Bo Molenda New York Giants fullback, halfback Michigan Rookie card
1935 National Chicle George Kenneally 1935 National Chicle 3 George Kenneally Philadelphia Eagles end St. Bonaventure Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Ed Matesic 1935 National Chicle 4 Ed Matesic Philadelphia Eagles halfback, tailback Pittsburgh Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Glenn Presnell 1935 National Chicle 5 Glenn Presnell Detroit Lions back Nebraska Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Pug Rentner 1935 National Chicle 6 Pug Rentner Boston Redskins back Northwestern College Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Ken Strong 1935 National Chicle 7 Ken Strong New York Giants halfback NYU College Hall of Fame 1957, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card PSA 8
1935 National Chicle Jim Zyntell 1935 National Chicle 8 Jim Zyntell Philadelphia Eagles guard Holy Cross Rookie card PSA 5
1935 National Chicle Cliff Battles 1935 National Chicle 10 Cliff Battles Boston Redskins tailback, defensive back West Virginia Wesleyan Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1955, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968 Rookie card PSA 3.5
1935 National Chicle Turk Edwards 1935 National Chicle 11 Turk Edwards Boston Redskins tackle Washington State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969, College Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Tom Hupke 1935 National Chicle 12 Tom Hupke Detroit Lions guard, tackle Alabama Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Homer Griffith 1935 National Chicle 13 Homer Griffith Chicago Cardinals tailback USC Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Griffiths."
1935 National Chicle Phil Sarboe 1935 National Chicle 14 Phil Sarboe Chicago Cardinals tailback Washington State Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Sorboe."
1935 National Chicle Ben Ciccone 1935 National Chicle 15 Ben Ciccone Pittsburgh Pirates center Duquesne Rookie card PSA 5
1935 National Chicle Ben Smith 1935 National Chicle 16 Ben Smith Pittsburgh Pirates end, defensive end Alabama Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Tom Jones 1935 National Chicle 17 Tom Jones New York Giants guard Bucknell Rookie card

Jones's nickname was "Potsy."
1935 National Chicle Mike Mikulak 1935 National Chicle 18 Mike Mikulak Chicago Cardinals back Oregon Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Ralph Kercheval 1935 National Chicle 19 Ralph Kercheval Brooklyn Dodgers halfback Kentucky Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Warren Heller 1935 National Chicle 20 Warren Heller Pittsburgh Pirates halfback, tailback Pittsburgh Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Cliff Montgomery 1935 National Chicle 21 Cliff Montgomery Brooklyn Dodgers tailback Columbia College Hall of Fame 1963 Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Shipwreck Kelly 1935 National Chicle 22 Shipwreck Kelly Brooklyn Dodgers back Kentucky Rookie card
1935 National Chicle Beattie Feathers 1935 National Chicle 23 Beattie Feathers Chicago Bears halfback Tennessee College Hall of Fame 1955 Rookie card

Feathers averaged 8.44 yards per carry in 1934, still an NFL record.
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