Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1959 Topps Lew Carpenter 1959 Topps 95 Lew Carpenter Green Bay Packers halfback Arkansas Rookie card PSA 8, nm+, PSA 5
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.
nm oc
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.
nm, PSA 4
1959 Topps Alex Karras 1959 Topps 103 Alex Karras Detroit Lions defensive tackle Iowa Outland Trophy 1957, College Hall of Fame 1991 Rookie card

Karras played 12 seasons in the NFL, all with the Lions.
PSA 8, SGC 84, PSA 6, exmt, PSA 3
1959 Topps John David Crow 1959 Topps 105 John David Crow Chicago Cardinals halfback Texas A and M Heisman Trophy 1957, College Hall of Fame 1976 Rookie card PSA 8, PSA 7, nm+
1959 Topps Joe Fortunato 1959 Topps 106 Joe Fortunato Chicago Bears linebacker Mississippi State Rookie card nm
1959 Topps Proverb Jacobs 1959 Topps 108 Proverb Jacobs Philadelphia Eagles tackle California Rookie card PSA 8, nm+, PSA 6.5
1959 Topps Karl Rubke 1959 Topps 112 Karl Rubke San Francisco 49ers center, linebacker USC Rookie card exmt
1959 Topps Jerry Kramer 1959 Topps 116 Jerry Kramer Green Bay Packers guard Idaho Packers Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card PSA 9, PSA 7, PSA 6, 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.
1959 Topps George Strugar 1959 Topps 121 George Strugar Los Angeles Rams tackle Washington Rookie card PSA 7.5, nm, PSA 6
1959 Topps Bill Glass 1959 Topps 122 Bill Glass Detroit Lions defensive end Baylor College Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card nm
1959 Topps John Reger 1959 Topps 124 John Reger Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Pittsburgh Rookie card nm, PSA 8 oc
1959 Topps Jim Ninowski 1959 Topps 125 Jim Ninowski Cleveland Browns quarterback Michigan State Rookie card nm
1959 Topps Ollie Spencer 1959 Topps 129 Ollie Spencer Green Bay Packers tackle Kansas Rookie card nm+ oc
1959 Topps Jim Parker 1959 Topps 132 Jim Parker Baltimore Colts guard, tackle Ohio State Outland Trophy 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973, College Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card PSA 7, PSA 4, vg-ex
1959 Topps Jim Schrader 1959 Topps 134 Jim Schrader Washington Redskins center Notre Dame Rookie card PSA 8 oc, nm
1959 Topps M.C. Reynolds 1959 Topps 135 M.C. Reynolds Chicago Cardinals quarterback LSU Rookie card

M.C. is short for Mack Charles.
1959 Topps Mike Sandusky 1959 Topps 136 Mike Sandusky Pittsburgh Steelers guard Maryland Steelers Legends Team Rookie card PSA 7, nm+
1959 Topps Al Barry 1959 Topps 138 Al Barry New York Giants guard USC Rookie card nm, PSA 5
1959 Topps Bobby Mitchell 1959 Topps 140 Bobby Mitchell Cleveland Browns halfback Illinois Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card PSA 8, PSA 8 oc, exmt
1959 Topps Jim Phillips 1959 Topps 142 Jim Phillips Los Angeles Rams end Auburn Rookie card nm
1959 Topps Leo Sugar 1959 Topps 154 Leo Sugar Chicago Cardinals defensive end Purdue Rookie card PSA 6, 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.
PSA 7, nm oc
1959 Topps Vince Costello 1959 Topps 158 Vince Costello Cleveland Browns linebacker Ohio Rookie card nm