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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
1962 Fleer Billy Shaw 1962 Fleer 16 Billy Shaw Buffalo Bills guard Georgia Tech Bills Wall of Fame 1988, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1999 Rookie card

ex $40

nm $100

PSA 8, PSA 8 oc, PSA 5
1962 Fleer Laverne Torczon 1962 Fleer 21 Laverne Torczon Buffalo Bills defensive end Nebraska Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

nm-mt oc
1962 Fleer Jimmy Saxton 1962 Fleer 26 Jimmy Saxton Dallas Texans halfback Texas College Hall of Fame 1996 Rookie card

Saxton finished third in voting for the 1961 Heisman Trophy, behind Ernie Davis and Bob Ferguson.

ex $3

nm $9

nm-mt oc
1962 Fleer E.J. Holub 1962 Fleer 30 E.J. Holub Dallas Texans linebacker, center Texas Tech Chiefs Hall of Fame 1976, College Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

1962 Fleer Jerry Mays 1962 Fleer 31 Jerry Mays Dallas Texans defensive tackle SMU Chiefs Hall of Fame 1972 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $7

1962 Fleer Paul Rochester 1962 Fleer 33 Paul Rochester Dallas Texans defensive tackle Michigan State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

PSA 7, exmt
1962 Fleer Jim Stinnette 1962 Fleer 42 Jim Stinnette Denver Broncos fullback Oregon State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

nm-mt oc
1962 Fleer Charley Tolar 1962 Fleer 45 Charley Tolar Houston Oilers fullback Northwestern State (LA) Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

1962 Fleer Charlie Hennigan 1962 Fleer 48 Charlie Hennigan Houston Oilers end Northwestern State (LA) Rookie card

ex $6

nm $10

1962 Fleer Ed Husmann 1962 Fleer 55 Ed Husmann Houston Oilers defensive tackle Nebraska Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Hussman."

ex $3

nm $6

nm
1962 Fleer Nick Mumley 1962 Fleer 65 Nick Mumley New York Titans defensive end Purdue Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

PSA 8, exmt
1962 Fleer Wayne Hawkins 1962 Fleer 71 Wayne Hawkins Oakland Raiders guard Pacific Rookie card

According to nfl.com, Hawkins played in 136 of the Raiders' 140 regular season AFL games.

ex $3

nm $14

1962 Fleer Fred Williamson 1962 Fleer 74 Fred Williamson Oakland Raiders defensive back Northwestern Rookie card

Williamson had a 91-yard interception return in 1962, longest in the AFL.

ex $10

nm $25

1962 Fleer Charlie Powell 1962 Fleer 77 Charlie Powell Oakland Raiders defensive end Rookie card, error card

Name misspelled "Charley."

ex $6

nm $17

nm-mt oc
1962 Fleer Dick Harris 1962 Fleer 84 Dick Harris San Diego Chargers defensive back McNeese State Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

PSA 8, PSA 7, nm
1962 Fleer Bill Hudson 1962 Fleer 85 Bill Hudson San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Clemson Rookie card

ex $3

nm $8

PSA 7, nm-mt oc
1962 Fleer Ernie Ladd 1962 Fleer 86 Ernie Ladd San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Grambling Chargers Hall of Fame 1981 Rookie card

ex $3

nm $9

1962 Fleer Earl Faison 1962 Fleer 87 Earl Faison San Diego Chargers defensive end Indiana Chargers Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Faison was the 1961 AFL Rookie of the Year.

ex $3

nm $9

1962 Topps Alex Hawkins 1962 Topps 3 Alex Hawkins Baltimore Colts halfback South Carolina Rookie card, short print

ex $6

nm $70

1962 Topps Mike Ditka 1962 Topps 17 Mike Ditka Chicago Bears tight end Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card, short print

ex $140

nm $300

PSA 5, PSA 3.5
1962 Topps Roger LeClerc 1962 Topps 19 Roger LeClerc Chicago Bears linebacker, kicker Trinity Rookie card, short print

ex $5

nm $30

exmt
1962 Topps Angelo Coia 1962 Topps 20 Angelo Coia Chicago Bears end Citadel, USC Rookie card

Coia played from 1960 to 1966 for the Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, and Atlanta Falcons.

ex $5

nm $35

1962 Topps Richie Petitbon 1962 Topps 23 Richie Petitbon Chicago Bears defensive back Tulane Rookie card

Petitbon had a 101-yard interception return in 1962, longest in the NFL.

ex $6

nm $50

1962 Topps Ron Bull 1962 Topps 24 Ron Bull Chicago Bears running back Baylor Rookie card, short print

Bull was the UPI NFL Rookie of the Year in 1962.

ex $6

nm $50

1962 Topps Rich Kreitling 1962 Topps 29 Rich Kreitling Cleveland Browns end Illinois Rookie card

ex $4

nm $30

exmt
1962 Topps Ernie Davis 1962 Topps 36 Ernie Davis Cleveland Browns halfback Syracuse Heisman Trophy 1961, College Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card, short print

Though Davis died of leukemia before he could play for the Browns, the team retired his number, 45. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.

ex $100

nm $250

1962 Topps Don Perkins 1962 Topps 41 Don Perkins Dallas Cowboys halfback New Mexico Cowboys Ring of Honor 1976 Rookie card

Topps reused the image in the inset photo of this card on the cover of the Minnesota Vikings 1969 Topps Mini-Card Album.

ex $8

nm $50

1962 Topps Mike Connelly 1962 Topps 44 Mike Connelly Dallas Cowboys center Utah State, Michigan State Rookie card

ex $4

nm $25

1962 Topps Don Bishop 1962 Topps 46 Don Bishop Dallas Cowboys defensive back Los Angeles City Rookie card, short print

ex $5

nm $30

1962 Topps Fuzzy Thurston 1962 Topps 69 Fuzzy Thurston Green Bay Packers guard Valparaiso Packers Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $20

1962 Topps Earl Gros 1962 Topps 74 Earl Gros Green Bay Packers running back LSU Rookie card, short print

ex $5

nm $55

1962 Topps Carroll Dale 1962 Topps 82 Carroll Dale Los Angeles Rams end VPI Packers Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1987 Rookie card, short print

ex $7

nm $25

PSA 8, exmt
1962 Topps Danny Villanueva 1962 Topps 85 Danny Villanueva Los Angeles Rams kicker, punter New Mexico State Rookie card

Villanueva led the NFL with 87 punts and 3960 punting yards in 1962.

ex $3

nm $15

exmt
1962 Topps Roman Gabriel 1962 Topps 88 Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams quarterback North Carolina State College Hall of Fame 1989 Rookie card, short print

The player in the inset photo on this card is Y.A. Tittle.

ex $15

nm $90

1962 Topps Fran Tarkenton 1962 Topps 90 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings quarterback Georgia Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 1987, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998 Rookie card

ex $85

nm $250

1962 Topps Tommy Mason 1962 Topps 94 Tommy Mason Minnesota Vikings halfback Tulane Rookie card, short print

ex $6

nm $60

1962 Topps Mike Mercer 1962 Topps 97 Mike Mercer Minnesota Vikings kicker Arizona State Rookie card, short print

ex $6

nm $50

1962 Topps Rip Hawkins 1962 Topps 98 Rip Hawkins Minnesota Vikings linebacker North Carolina Rookie card, short print

ex $6

nm $65

1962 Topps Cliff Livingston 1962 Topps 99 Cliff Livingston Minnesota Vikings linebacker UCLA Rookie card

Livingston played from 1954 to 1965 for the Giants, Vikings, and Rams.

ex $5

nm $35

1962 Topps Roy Winston 1962 Topps 100 Roy Winston Minnesota Vikings linebacker LSU Rookie card, short print

ex $4

nm $25

1962 Topps Jim Katcavage 1962 Topps 109 Jim Katcavage New York Giants defensive end, defensive tackle Dayton Rookie card, short print

ex $4

nm $20

1962 Topps Jerry Hillebrand 1962 Topps 113 Jerry Hillebrand New York Giants linebacker Colorado Rookie card, short print

ex $5

nm $35

1962 Topps J.D. Smith 1962 Topps 122 J.D. Smith Philadelphia Eagles tackle Rice Rookie card

ex $4

nm $25

1962 Topps Pete Case 1962 Topps 125 Pete Case Philadelphia Eagles tackle Georgia Rookie card, short print

ex $5

nm $35

1962 Topps Myron Pottios 1962 Topps 136 Myron Pottios Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Notre Dame Steelers Legends Team Rookie card, short print

ex $6

nm $50

1962 Topps Prentice Gautt 1962 Topps 142 Prentice Gautt St. Louis Cardinals fullback Oklahoma Rookie card, short print

ex $6

nm $60

1962 Topps Jimmy Hill 1962 Topps 147 Jimmy Hill St. Louis Cardinals defensive back Sam Houston Rookie card, short print

ex $6

nm $60

1962 Topps Bill Kilmer 1962 Topps 151 Bill Kilmer San Francisco 49ers quarterback, halfback UCLA Redskins Ring of Fame, Saints Hall of Fame 1990, College Hall of Fame 1999 Rookie card

ex $7

nm $20

PSA 8
1962 Topps Tommy Davis 1962 Topps 158 Tommy Davis San Francisco 49ers kicker, punter LSU Rookie card

ex $4

nm $15

1962 Topps Norm Snead 1962 Topps 164 Norm Snead Washington Redskins quarterback Wake Forest Rookie card, short print

ex $7

nm $55


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