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
1959 Topps Andy Nelson 1959 Topps 62 Andy Nelson Baltimore Colts defensive back Memphis Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

1959 Topps Hal Bradley 1959 Topps 63 Hal Bradley Philadelphia Eagles guard Iowa Rookie card

ex $3

nm $12

exmt
1959 Topps Gene Cronin 1959 Topps 66 Gene Cronin Detroit Lions linebacker, end Pacific Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

SGC 88, exmt
1959 Topps Ken Panfil 1959 Topps 71 Ken Panfil Chicago Cardinals tackle Purdue Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

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1959 Topps Bob Gain 1959 Topps 77 Bob Gain Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Kentucky College Hall of Fame 1980, Outland Trophy 1950 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

nm+
1959 Topps Buzz Nutter 1959 Topps 78 Buzz Nutter Baltimore Colts center VPI Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

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1959 Topps Carl Brettschneider 1959 Topps 81 Carl Brettschneider Chicago Cardinals linebacker Iowa State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

nm+
1959 Topps Chuck Weber 1959 Topps 94 Chuck Weber Philadelphia Eagles linebacker West Chester Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm
1959 Topps Lew Carpenter 1959 Topps 95 Lew Carpenter Green Bay Packers halfback Arkansas Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm+
1959 Topps Jim Ray Smith 1959 Topps 101 Jim Ray Smith Cleveland Browns guard Baylor College Hall of Fame 1987 Rookie card, error card

Card has Lions logo on the front, not Browns.

ex $3

nm $10

1959 Topps Abe Woodson 1959 Topps 102 Abe Woodson San Francisco 49ers defensive back Illinois Rookie card

Woodson had a 105-yard kick return in 1959, longest in the NFL. He also led the league in average yards per kick return, with 29.4.

ex $3

nm $8

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1959 Topps Alex Karras 1959 Topps 103 Alex Karras Detroit Lions defensive tackle Iowa College Hall of Fame 1991, Outland Trophy 1957 Rookie card

Karras played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Lions.

ex $10

nm $25

PSA 8, SGC 84, PSA 6, exmt
1959 Topps John David Crow 1959 Topps 105 John David Crow Chicago Cardinals halfback Texas A and M College Hall of Fame 1976, Heisman Trophy 1957 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 8, nm+
1959 Topps Joe Fortunato 1959 Topps 106 Joe Fortunato Chicago Bears linebacker Mississippi State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

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1959 Topps Proverb Jacobs 1959 Topps 108 Proverb Jacobs Philadelphia Eagles tackle California Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

PSA 8, ex
1959 Topps Karl Rubke 1959 Topps 112 Karl Rubke San Francisco 49ers center, linebacker USC Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

PSA 6, nm
1959 Topps Jerry Kramer 1959 Topps 116 Jerry Kramer Green Bay Packers guard Idaho Packers Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card

ex $15

nm $45

PSA 9, PSA 8, PSA 7, exmt
1959 Topps King Hill 1959 Topps 117 King Hill Chicago Cardinals quarterback, punter Rice Rookie card

The Cardinals chose Hill with the first overall pick in the 1958 NFL draft. He played 12 seasons for the Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Minnesota Vikings.

ex $3

nm $8

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1959 Topps George Strugar 1959 Topps 121 George Strugar Los Angeles Rams tackle Washington Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm
1959 Topps Bill Glass 1959 Topps 122 Bill Glass Detroit Lions defensive end Baylor College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm
1959 Topps John Reger 1959 Topps 124 John Reger Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Pittsburgh Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

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1959 Topps Jim Ninowski 1959 Topps 125 Jim Ninowski Cleveland Browns quarterback Michigan State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm
1959 Topps Ollie Spencer 1959 Topps 129 Ollie Spencer Green Bay Packers tackle Kansas Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm+
1959 Topps Jim Parker 1959 Topps 132 Jim Parker Baltimore Colts guard, tackle Ohio State College Hall of Fame 1974, Outland Trophy 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card

ex $18

nm $35

vg-ex
1959 Topps Jim Schrader 1959 Topps 134 Jim Schrader Washington Redskins center Notre Dame Rookie card

ex $3

nm $10

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1959 Topps M.C. Reynolds 1959 Topps 135 M.C. Reynolds Chicago Cardinals quarterback LSU Rookie card

M.C. is short for Mack Charles.

ex $3

nm $9

PSA 7
1959 Topps Mike Sandusky 1959 Topps 136 Mike Sandusky Pittsburgh Steelers guard Maryland Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

1959 Topps Al Barry 1959 Topps 138 Al Barry New York Giants guard USC Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm
1959 Topps Bobby Mitchell 1959 Topps 140 Bobby Mitchell Cleveland Browns halfback Illinois Browns Ring of Honor 2010, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Redskins Ring of Fame 2000 Rookie card

ex $15

nm $30

good
1959 Topps Jim Phillips 1959 Topps 142 Jim Phillips Los Angeles Rams end Auburn Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm+
1959 Topps Leo Sugar 1959 Topps 154 Leo Sugar Chicago Cardinals defensive end Purdue Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm
1959 Topps Jim Taylor 1959 Topps 155 Jim Taylor Green Bay Packers fullback LSU Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976 Rookie card, error card

The player pictured on this card is Jim Taylor of the Cardinals, not Jim Taylor of the Packers. See my Mistaken Identities page for details.

ex $10

nm $30

PSA 7, PSA 6, exmt
1959 Topps Vince Costello 1959 Topps 158 Vince Costello Cleveland Browns linebacker Ohio Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm
1959 Topps Stan Wallace 1959 Topps 159 Stan Wallace Chicago Bears defensive back Illinois Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm+
1959 Topps Mel Triplett 1959 Topps 160 Mel Triplett New York Giants fullback Toledo Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

1959 Topps Dan Currie 1959 Topps 162 Dan Currie Green Bay Packers linebacker, center Michigan State Packers Hall of Fame 1984 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

nm
1959 Topps John Morrow 1959 Topps 164 John Morrow Los Angeles Rams center Michigan Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

SGC 88, nm+
1959 Topps Bruce Bosley 1959 Topps 166 Bruce Bosley San Francisco 49ers guard, center West Virginia College Hall of Fame 1982 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm+
1959 Topps Junior Wren 1959 Topps 169 Junior Wren Cleveland Browns defensive back Missouri Rookie card

ex $3

nm $12

nm oc
1959 Topps Bobby Joe Conrad 1959 Topps 173 Bobby Joe Conrad Chicago Cardinals halfback Texas A and M Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm
1959 Topps Jesse Richardson 1959 Topps 174 Jesse Richardson Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Alabama Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm
1959 Topps Tom Tracy 1959 Topps 176 Tom Tracy Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Tennessee Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

exmt+
1960 Fleer Harvey White 1960 Fleer 1 Harvey White Boston Patriots quarterback Clemson Rookie card

ex $3

nm $11

exmt
1960 Fleer Corky Tharp 1960 Fleer 2 Corky Tharp New York Titans halfback Alabama Rookie card

Tharp also appeared on a 1960 Topps CFL football card, but he did not play in the CFL in 1960.

ex $4

nm $16

1960 Fleer Dan McGrew 1960 Fleer 3 Dan McGrew Buffalo Bills center Purdue Rookie card

McGrew played one season for the Bills, 1960. His 1960 Fleer card pictures him in his Purdue uniform.

ex $4

nm $18

1960 Fleer Bob White 1960 Fleer 4 Bob White Houston Oilers fullback Ohio State Rookie card

ex $5

nm $19

1960 Fleer Dick Jamieson 1960 Fleer 5 Dick Jamieson Dallas Texans quarterback Bradley Rookie card

ex $5

nm $16

1960 Fleer Sid Gillman 1960 Fleer 7 Sid Gillman Los Angeles Chargers coach Ohio State Chargers Hall of Fame 1985, College Hall of Fame 1989, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card

ex $10

nm $30

vg-ex
1960 Fleer Ben Preston 1960 Fleer 8 Ben Preston Los Angeles Chargers end Auburn Rookie card

ex $2

nm $7

PSA 8
1960 Fleer Elbert Dubenion 1960 Fleer 17 Elbert Dubenion Buffalo Bills halfback Bluffton Bills Wall of Fame 1993 Rookie card

ex $5

nm $14

nm oc

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