Rookie 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
1957 Topps Jimmy Harris 1957 Topps 135 Jimmy Harris Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Oklahoma Rookie card

ex $6

nm $20

SGC 88
1957 Topps John Unitas 1957 Topps 138 John Unitas Baltimore Colts quarterback Louisville Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card

ex $225

nm $550

PSA 3
1957 Topps Jim Ridlon 1957 Topps 139 Jim Ridlon San Francisco 49ers defensive back Syracuse Rookie card

ex $4

nm $14

PSA 9 oc, nm
1957 Topps Jim Cason 1957 Topps 143 Jim Cason Los Angeles Rams defensive back LSU Rookie card

ex $4

nm $12

nm
1957 Topps Sid Youngelman 1957 Topps 145 Sid Youngelman Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Alabama Rookie card

ex $6

nm $24

vg
1957 Topps Paul Larson 1957 Topps 146 Paul Larson Chicago Cardinals quarterback California Rookie card

ex $7

nm $22

1957 Topps Ronnie Knox 1957 Topps 149 Ronnie Knox Chicago Bears quarterback California, UCLA Rookie card

Knox played in one game for the Bears in 1957, then went to the CFL. See my Cups of Coffee page for cards of other players who appeared in exactly one NFL, AFL, or AAFC game.

ex $5

nm $14

BVG 7, ex
1957 Topps Jim David 1957 Topps 150 Jim David Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Rookie card

ex $5

nm $16

SGC 86
1957 Topps Paul Hornung 1957 Topps 151 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1985, Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

The Packers chose Hornung with the first overall pick in the 1957 NFL draft.

ex $175

nm $450

PSA 6
1957 Topps Bill Svoboda 1957 Topps 153 Bill Svoboda New York Giants defensive back Tulane Rookie card

ex $5

nm $22

ex
1958 Topps Gene Filipski 1958 Topps 1 Gene Filipski New York Giants halfback Villanova, Army Rookie card

Filipski played for the New York Giants in 1956 and 1957, and for the Calgary Stampeders from 1958 to 1961.

ex $3

nm $13

exmt
1958 Topps Bill Barnes 1958 Topps 4 Bill Barnes Philadelphia Eagles halfback Wake Forest Rookie card

ex $3

nm $13

nm
1958 Topps Milt Plum 1958 Topps 5 Milt Plum Cleveland Browns quarterback Penn State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $13

ex
1958 Topps Pete Brewster 1958 Topps 11 Pete Brewster Cleveland Browns end Purdue Rookie card

ex $3

nm $13

nm
1958 Topps Gary Glick 1958 Topps 19 Gary Glick Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Colorado State Rookie card

The Steelers chose Glick with the first overall pick in the 1956 NFL draft.

ex $3

nm $14

nm
1958 Topps Jon Arnett 1958 Topps 20 Jon Arnett Los Angeles Rams halfback USC College Hall of Fame 2001 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

nm+
1958 Topps Carl Brettschneider 1958 Topps 28 Carl Brettschneider Chicago Cardinals linebacker Iowa State Rookie card, error card

Brettschneider's name is misspelled "Brettschnieder."

ex $3

nm $13

1958 Topps Vic Zucco 1958 Topps 36 Vic Zucco Chicago Bears halfback Wayne State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $14

ex+
1958 Topps Dick Deschaine 1958 Topps 48 Dick Deschaine Green Bay Packers punter Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

exmt+
1958 Topps Larry Morris 1958 Topps 50 Larry Morris Los Angeles Rams linebacker Georgia Tech College Hall of Fame 1992 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $12

1958 Topps Jack McClairen 1958 Topps 51 Jack McClairen Pittsburgh Steelers end Bethune-Cookman Rookie card

ex $3

nm $14

PSA 7
1958 Topps Ron Kramer 1958 Topps 58 Ron Kramer Green Bay Packers tight end Michigan College Hall of Fame 1978, Packers Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $14

exmt
1958 Topps Jim Brown 1958 Topps 62 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns fullback Syracuse Browns Ring of Honor 2010, College Hall of Fame 1995, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971 Rookie card

ex $250

nm $700

PSA 8 mc, PSA 5, PSA 1
1958 Topps Joe Marconi 1958 Topps 63 Joe Marconi Los Angeles Rams fullback West Virginia Rookie card

ex $3

nm $13

exmt
1958 Topps R.C. Owens 1958 Topps 64 R.C. Owens San Francisco 49ers halfback, end College of Idaho 49ers Hall of Fame 2011 Rookie card, error card

The player pictured is Don Owens, not R.C. Owens. See other football cards that picture the wrong player on my Mistaken Identities page.

ex $3

nm $13

exmt
1958 Topps Jimmy Carr 1958 Topps 65 Jimmy Carr Chicago Cardinals defensive back Morris Harvey Rookie card

Carr played nine seasons with the NFL's Chicago Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington Redskins. In 1958, the year this card was issued, he played for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League.

ex $3

nm $13

nm mc
1958 Topps Don McIlhenny 1958 Topps 71 Don McIlhenny Green Bay Packers halfback SMU Rookie card

ex $3

nm $12

ex
1958 Topps Marv Matuszak 1958 Topps 79 Marv Matuszak San Francisco 49ers linebacker Tulsa Rookie card, error card

Last name misspelled "Matuzsak."

ex $3

nm $13

nm oc
1958 Topps Earl Putman 1958 Topps 88 Earl Putman Chicago Cardinals center Arizona State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $13

nm
1958 Topps Sonny Jurgensen 1958 Topps 90 Sonny Jurgensen Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Duke Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $30

nm $100

PSA 8 oc, PSA 5
1958 Topps Paige Cothren 1958 Topps 92 Paige Cothren Los Angeles Rams fullback Mississippi Rookie card

ex $3

nm $14

SGC 84, exmt
1958 Topps Milt Davis 1958 Topps 98 Milt Davis Baltimore Colts halfback Los Angeles City, UCLA Rookie card

ex $3

nm $13

SGC 84, nm
1958 Topps Matt Hazeltine 1958 Topps 100 Matt Hazeltine San Francisco 49ers linebacker California College Hall of Fame 1989 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $15

nm mc
1958 Topps Walt Yowarsky 1958 Topps 101 Walt Yowarsky New York Giants end Kentucky Rookie card

ex $3

nm $16

1958 Topps Joe Krupa 1958 Topps 104 Joe Krupa Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Purdue Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

PSA 8, nm
1958 Topps Willie Galimore 1958 Topps 114 Willie Galimore Chicago Bears halfback Florida A and M College Hall of Fame 1999 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $13

ex
1958 Topps Jim Podoley 1958 Topps 121 Jim Podoley Washington Redskins halfback Central Michigan Rookie card, error card

The player pictured is not Podoley, it is Volney Peters. See other football cards that picture the wrong player on my Mistaken Identities page.

ex $3

nm $13

exmt
1958 Topps Dick Nolan 1958 Topps 131 Dick Nolan Chicago Cardinals defensive back Maryland Rookie card

ex $3

nm $15

exmt
1958 Topps Don Bosseler 1958 Topps 132 Don Bosseler Washington Redskins fullback Miami Florida College Hall of Fame 1990 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $12

ex+
1959 Topps Max McGee 1959 Topps 4 Max McGee Green Bay Packers end Tulane Packers Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card

ex $5

nm $11

ex
1959 Topps Terry Barr 1959 Topps 14 Terry Barr Detroit Lions defensive back Michigan Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

1959 Topps Del Shofner 1959 Topps 15 Del Shofner Los Angeles Rams end Baylor Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm
1959 Topps Gene Lipscomb 1959 Topps 36 Gene Lipscomb Baltimore Colts defensive tackle Rookie card

ex $5

nm $12

exmt
1959 Topps Jerry Mertens 1959 Topps 42 Jerry Mertens San Francisco 49ers defensive back Drake Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

nm
1959 Topps Steve Myhra 1959 Topps 43 Steve Myhra Baltimore Colts guard, kicker North Dakota Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

exmt
1959 Topps Don Owens 1959 Topps 47 Don Owens Philadelphia Eagles tackle Southern Mississippi Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

exmt
1959 Topps Ed Beatty 1959 Topps 48 Ed Beatty Pittsburgh Steelers center Mississippi Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

exmt
1959 Topps Sam Huff 1959 Topps 51 Sam Huff New York Giants linebacker West Virginia College Hall of Fame 1980, Giants Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $30

1959 Topps Tom Miner 1959 Topps 52 Tom Miner Pittsburgh Steelers end, kicker Tulsa Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

exmt
1959 Topps Don Burroughs 1959 Topps 59 Don Burroughs Los Angeles Rams defensive back Colorado State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

exmt

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