Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1961 Fleer Don Meredith 1961 Fleer 41 Don Meredith Dallas Cowboys quarterback SMU Cowboys Ring of Honor 1976, College Hall of Fame 1982 Rookie card
1961 Fleer Fred Dugan 1961 Fleer 44 Fred Dugan Dallas Cowboys end Dayton Rookie card

This card shows Dugan with the Cowboys, but he played for the Redskins in 1961.
1961 Fleer Ted Dean 1961 Fleer 50 Ted Dean Philadelphia Eagles halfback Wichita State Rookie card
1961 Fleer Maxie Baughan 1961 Fleer 56 Maxie Baughan Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Georgia Tech College Hall of Fame 1988, Eagles Honor Roll 2015 Rookie card
1961 Fleer John Brodie 1961 Fleer 59 John Brodie San Francisco 49ers quarterback Stanford College Hall of Fame 1986, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Rookie card
1961 Fleer Ray Norton 1961 Fleer 61 Ray Norton San Francisco 49ers halfback San Jose State Rookie card

Norton played two seasons for the 49ers, 1960 and 1961.
1961 Fleer Monty Stickles 1961 Fleer 62 Monty Stickles San Francisco 49ers tight end Notre Dame Rookie card, error card

Stickles's name is misspelled "Monte."
1961 Fleer Dave Baker 1961 Fleer 64 Dave Baker San Francisco 49ers defensive back Oklahoma Rookie card nm
1961 Fleer Jack Stroud 1961 Fleer 70 Jack Stroud New York Giants guard, tackle Tennessee Rookie card
1961 Fleer Dick Modzelewski 1961 Fleer 76 Dick Modzelewski New York Giants defensive tackle Maryland Outland Trophy 1952, College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card
1961 Fleer Nick Pietrosante 1961 Fleer 80 Nick Pietrosante Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Rookie card
1961 Fleer Gail Cogdill 1961 Fleer 83 Gail Cogdill Detroit Lions end Washington State Rookie card
1961 Fleer Tom Moore 1961 Fleer 91 Tom Moore Green Bay Packers halfback Vanderbilt Rookie card, error card

The Packers logo is reversed on all of the Packer cards in the 1961 Fleer set.
1961 Fleer Boyd Dowler 1961 Fleer 92 Boyd Dowler Green Bay Packers end, punter Colorado Packers Hall of Fame 1978 Rookie card, error card

The Packers logo is reversed on all of the Packer cards in the 1961 Fleer set.
1961 Fleer Jimmy Orr 1961 Fleer 120 Jimmy Orr Pittsburgh Steelers end Georgia Rookie card

This card shows Orr with the Steelers, but the Steelers traded him to the Colts before the 1961 season.
1961 Fleer Dick Haley 1961 Fleer 128 Dick Haley Minnesota Vikings halfback Pittsburgh Rookie card

Haley played from 1959 to 1964 for the Redskins, Vikings, and Steelers.
1961 Fleer Don Joyce 1961 Fleer 132 Don Joyce Minnesota Vikings defensive end, defensive tackle Tulane Rookie card

Joyce played from 1951 to 1962 for the Chicago Cardinals, Baltimore Colts, Minnesota Vikings, and Denver Broncos. He finally appeared on football cards in his 11th year in the NFL.
1961 Fleer Lionel Taylor 1961 Fleer 147 Lionel Taylor Denver Broncos end New Mexico Highlands Broncos Ring of Fame 1984 Rookie card
1961 Fleer Eldon Danenhauer 1961 Fleer 148 Eldon Danenhauer Denver Broncos tackle Pittsburg State Rookie card
1961 Fleer Gordy Holz 1961 Fleer 154 Gordy Holz Denver Broncos defensive tackle Minnesota Rookie card
1961 Fleer Fred Cole 1961 Fleer 163 Fred Cole San Diego Chargers guard Maryland Rookie card

Cole played for the Chargers in 1960, but he did not play in 1961.
1961 Fleer Jim Sears 1961 Fleer 164 Jim Sears San Diego Chargers defensive back USC Rookie card
1961 Fleer Dave Smith 1961 Fleer 170 Dave Smith Houston Oilers fullback Ripon College Rookie card
1961 Fleer Bill Groman 1961 Fleer 172 Bill Groman Houston Oilers defensive end Heidelberg Rookie card
1961 Fleer Al Jamison 1961 Fleer 173 Al Jamison Houston Oilers defensive tackle Colgate Rookie card PSA 10, SGC 92, nm