Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1961 Fleer Jim Colclough 1961 Fleer 180 Jim Colclough Boston Patriots end Boston College Rookie card SGC 96
1961 Fleer Charley Leo 1961 Fleer 181 Charley Leo Boston Patriots guard Indiana Rookie card
1961 Fleer Walt Cudzik 1961 Fleer 182 Walt Cudzik Boston Patriots center Purdue Rookie card nm
1961 Fleer Harry Jacobs 1961 Fleer 186 Harry Jacobs Boston Patriots defensive end Bradley Rookie card
1961 Fleer Tom Flores 1961 Fleer 188 Tom Flores Oakland Raiders quarterback Pacific Rookie card
1961 Fleer Don Manoukian 1961 Fleer 196 Don Manoukian Oakland Raiders guard Stanford Rookie card
1961 Fleer Jim Otto 1961 Fleer 197 Jim Otto Oakland Raiders center Miami Florida Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980 Rookie card
1961 Fleer Wayne Crow 1961 Fleer 198 Wayne Crow Oakland Raiders defensive back, punter California Rookie card
1961 Fleer Cotton Davidson 1961 Fleer 199 Cotton Davidson Dallas Texans quarterback Baylor Rookie card
1961 Fleer Randy Duncan 1961 Fleer 200 Randy Duncan Dallas Texans quarterback Iowa College Hall of Fame 1997 Rookie card

The Green Bay Packers chose Duncan with the first overall pick in the 1959 NFL draft.
1961 Fleer Johnny Robinson 1961 Fleer 202 Johnny Robinson Dallas Texans defensive back LSU Chiefs Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card
1961 Fleer Don Maynard 1961 Fleer 215 Don Maynard New York Titans end Texas-El Paso Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987, Jets Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card

Maynard played in the CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1959.
1961 Topps Johnny Morris 1961 Topps 11 Johnny Morris Chicago Bears halfback UC Santa Barbara Rookie card nm
1961 Topps Buzz Guy 1961 Topps 25 Buzz Guy Dallas Cowboys guard Duke Rookie card

Guy's full name was Melwood Norman Guy.
1961 Topps Jack Patera 1961 Topps 26 Jack Patera Dallas Cowboys linebacker Oregon Rookie card

Patera's brother, Dennis Patera, was a kicker for the San Francisco 49ers in 1968.
1961 Topps Tom Franckhauser 1961 Topps 27 Tom Franckhauser Dallas Cowboys defensive back Purdue Rookie card, error card

Last name misspelled "Frankhauser."
1961 Topps Dan Lewis 1961 Topps 30 Dan Lewis Detroit Lions halfback Wisconsin Rookie card exmt
1961 Topps Nick Pietrosante 1961 Topps 31 Nick Pietrosante Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Rookie card nm
1961 Topps Gail Cogdill 1961 Topps 32 Gail Cogdill Detroit Lions end Washington State Rookie card nm
1961 Topps Boyd Dowler 1961 Topps 43 Boyd Dowler Green Bay Packers end, punter Colorado Packers Hall of Fame 1978 Rookie card

Dowler was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1972.
1961 Topps Henry Jordan 1961 Topps 45 Henry Jordan Green Bay Packers tackle Virginia Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995 Rookie card vg
1961 Topps John Brodie 1961 Topps 59 John Brodie San Francisco 49ers quarterback Stanford College Hall of Fame 1986, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 Rookie card ex
1961 Topps Clancy Osborne 1961 Topps 80 Clancy Osborne Minnesota Vikings linebacker Arizona State Rookie card
1961 Topps Frank Youso 1961 Topps 82 Frank Youso Minnesota Vikings tackle Minnesota Rookie card
1961 Topps Don Joyce 1961 Topps 83 Don Joyce Minnesota Vikings defensive end, defensive tackle Tulane Rookie card

The Vikings obtained Joyce from the Baltimore Colts in the 1961 NFL Expansion Draft. His 1961 Topps and 1961 Fleer cards show him still in his Colts uniform.