Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1957 Topps Dick Lane 1957 Topps 85 Dick Lane Chicago Cardinals defensive back Scottsbluff Junior College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 Rookie card PSA 7, exmt
1957 Topps Duane Putnam 1957 Topps 87 Duane Putnam Los Angeles Rams guard Pacific Rookie card nm
1957 Topps Preston Carpenter 1957 Topps 93 Preston Carpenter Cleveland Browns halfback Arkansas Rookie card nm
1957 Topps Raymond Berry 1957 Topps 94 Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts end SMU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973 Rookie card poor
1957 Topps Joe Childress 1957 Topps 100 Joe Childress Chicago Cardinals halfback Auburn Rookie card PSA 6, exmt
1957 Topps Earl Morrall 1957 Topps 104 Earl Morrall San Francisco 49ers quarterback Michigan State Rookie card
1957 Topps Larry Strickland 1957 Topps 105 Larry Strickland Chicago Bears center North Texas Rookie card
1957 Topps Bud McFadin 1957 Topps 108 Bud McFadin Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Texas College Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card
1957 Topps Tom Runnels 1957 Topps 110 Tom Runnels Washington Redskins halfback North Texas Rookie card

Runnels played for the Redskins in 1956 and 1957.
1957 Topps Ken Keller 1957 Topps 111 Ken Keller Philadelphia Eagles halfback North Carolina Rookie card
1957 Topps James Root 1957 Topps 112 James Root Chicago Cardinals halfback Miami Ohio Rookie card nm
1957 Topps Bart Starr 1957 Topps 119 Bart Starr Green Bay Packers quarterback Alabama Packers Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 Rookie card

The Packers chose Starr in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft. He was the 200th player taken in the draft.
1957 Topps Paul Miller 1957 Topps 120 Paul Miller Los Angeles Rams defensive end LSU Rookie card exmt
1957 Topps Tommy McDonald 1957 Topps 124 Tommy McDonald Philadelphia Eagles end, halfback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1985, Eagles Honor Roll 1988, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1998 Rookie card
1957 Topps Jerry Tubbs 1957 Topps 125 Jerry Tubbs Chicago Cardinals linebacker Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1996 Rookie card

Tubbs spent ten seasons in the NFL, playing for the Chicago Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys.
1957 Topps Tom Wilson 1957 Topps 133 Tom Wilson Los Angeles Rams halfback Rookie card
1957 Topps Dick James 1957 Topps 134 Dick James Washington Redskins wide receiver, safety Oregon Redskins Ring of Fame Rookie card
1957 Topps Jimmy Harris 1957 Topps 135 Jimmy Harris Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Oklahoma Rookie card
1957 Topps John Unitas 1957 Topps 138 John Unitas Baltimore Colts quarterback Louisville Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card PSA 1.5 mk
1957 Topps Jim Ridlon 1957 Topps 139 Jim Ridlon San Francisco 49ers defensive back Syracuse Rookie card nm
1957 Topps Jim Cason 1957 Topps 143 Jim Cason Los Angeles Rams defensive back LSU Rookie card nm
1957 Topps Sid Youngelman 1957 Topps 145 Sid Youngelman Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Alabama Rookie card
1957 Topps Paul Larson 1957 Topps 146 Paul Larson Chicago Cardinals quarterback California Rookie card
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.
1957 Topps Jim David 1957 Topps 150 Jim David Detroit Lions defensive back Colorado State Rookie card