Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1956 Topps Will Sherman 1956 Topps 66 Will Sherman Los Angeles Rams defensive back St. Mary's Rookie card

Sherman had a 95-yard interception return in 1956, longest in the NFL.
1956 Topps Dave Middleton 1956 Topps 68 Dave Middleton Detroit Lions end Auburn Rookie card nm
1956 Topps Stan Jones 1956 Topps 71 Stan Jones Chicago Bears guard Maryland Pro Football Hall of Fame 1991, College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card PSA 6, exmt
1956 Topps Jim Mutscheller 1956 Topps 72 Jim Mutscheller Baltimore Colts end Notre Dame Rookie card PSA 6
1956 Topps Bill Forester 1956 Topps 79 Bill Forester Green Bay Packers linebacker SMU Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card SGC 88, exmt
1956 Topps Jim Doran 1956 Topps 80 Jim Doran Detroit Lions end, defensive end Iowa State, Buena Vista Rookie card exmt
1956 Topps Roosevelt Grier 1956 Topps 101 Roosevelt Grier New York Giants defensive tackle Penn State Rookie card PSA 3
1956 Topps Ron Waller 1956 Topps 102 Ron Waller Los Angeles Rams halfback Maryland Rookie card
1956 Topps George Shaw 1956 Topps 108 George Shaw Baltimore Colts quarterback Oregon Rookie card

The Colts chose Shaw with the first overall pick in the 1955 NFL draft.
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1956 Topps Billy Vessels 1956 Topps 120 Billy Vessels Baltimore Colts halfback Oklahoma Heisman Trophy 1952, College Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card

Vessels played for the Edmonton Eskimos, then with the Western Interprovincial Football Union, in 1953. He won the Canadian Rugby Union's most outstanding player award, the Schenley Award, that season. After serving in the U.S. military, Vessels played the 1956 season with the Baltimore Colts.
1957 Topps Pete Retzlaff 1957 Topps 2 Pete Retzlaff Philadelphia Eagles end South Dakota State Eagles Honor Roll 1989 Rookie card ex
1957 Topps Lou Baldacci 1957 Topps 4 Lou Baldacci Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Michigan Rookie card
1957 Topps Torgy Torgeson 1957 Topps 12 Torgy Torgeson Washington Redskins linebacker, coach Washington State Rookie card nm oc
1957 Topps Jack Butler 1957 Topps 15 Jack Butler Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back St. Bonaventure Pro Football Hall of Fame 2012, Steelers Legends Team, Steelers All-Time Team Rookie card PSA 6, PSA 6 st, PSA 5
1957 Topps Perry Jeter 1957 Topps 19 Perry Jeter Chicago Bears halfback California Polytechnic Rookie card
1957 Topps Don Chandler 1957 Topps 23 Don Chandler New York Giants kicker, halfback Florida Packers Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card
1957 Topps Leo Elter 1957 Topps 36 Leo Elter Washington Redskins fullback Villanova Rookie card
1957 Topps Clarence Peaks 1957 Topps 37 Clarence Peaks Philadelphia Eagles fullback Michigan State Rookie card
1957 Topps Gene Gedman 1957 Topps 44 Gene Gedman Detroit Lions halfback Indiana Rookie card PSA 6
1957 Topps Sam Baker 1957 Topps 72 Sam Baker Washington Redskins fullback, kicker Oregon State Rookie card nm
1957 Topps Sid Watson 1957 Topps 75 Sid Watson Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Northeastern Rookie card PSA 6, nm
1957 Topps Clyde Conner 1957 Topps 78 Clyde Conner San Francisco 49ers end Pacific Rookie card

Conner played in the NFL for eight seasons,1956 to 1963, all with the 49ers.
1957 Topps J.C. Caroline 1957 Topps 79 J.C. Caroline Chicago Bears defensive back Illinois College Hall of Fame 1980 Rookie card

Caroline played for the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes in 1955, then joined the Bears in 1956. He played for the Bears until 1965.
1957 Topps Howard Cassady 1957 Topps 80 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State Heisman Trophy 1955, College Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card
1957 Topps Jim Patton 1957 Topps 83 Jim Patton New York Giants defensive back Mississippi Rookie card nm