Rookie Football Cards

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1976 Topps Steve Bartkowski 1976 Topps 35 Steve Bartkowski Atlanta Falcons quarterback California College Hall of Fame 2012, Falcons Ring of Honor 2004 Rookie card

Bartkowski was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.
1976 Topps Johnnie Gray 1976 Topps 41 Johnnie Gray Green Bay Packers defensive back Cal State Fullerton Packers Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card
1976 Topps Harvey Martin 1976 Topps 44 Harvey Martin Dallas Cowboys defensive end Texas A and M - Commerce Rookie card
1976 Topps Neil Clabo 1976 Topps 46 Neil Clabo Minnesota Vikings punter Tennessee Rookie card
1976 Topps Ray Hamilton 1976 Topps 47 Ray Hamilton New England Patriots defensive tackle Oklahoma Rookie card
1976 Topps Jim LeClair 1976 Topps 52 Jim LeClair Cincinnati Bengals linebacker North Dakota College Hall of Fame 1999 Rookie card
1976 Topps Nat Moore 1976 Topps 54 Nat Moore Miami Dolphins wide receiver Florida, Tennessee - Martin Dolphins Honor Roll 1999 Rookie card
1976 Topps Steve Mike-Mayer 1976 Topps 58 Steve Mike-Mayer San Francisco 49ers kicker Maryland Rookie card

Steve's brother Nick was also a kicker in the NFL.
1976 Topps Virgil Livers 1976 Topps 59 Virgil Livers Chicago Bears defensive back Western Kentucky Rookie card
1976 Topps Barty Smith 1976 Topps 62 Barty Smith Green Bay Packers running back Richmond Rookie card
1976 Topps Ira Gordon 1976 Topps 64 Ira Gordon Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Kansas State Rookie card

Gordon's younger brother, Larry Gordon, played seven seasons for the Miami Dolphins.
1976 Topps Rich Saul 1976 Topps 77 Rich Saul Los Angeles Rams center Michigan State Rookie card

Saul played twelve seasons for the Rams. His brothers Bill and Ron also played in the NFL.
1976 Topps John Smith 1976 Topps 78 John Smith New England Patriots kicker King Alfred's (England), South (England) Rookie card
1976 Topps Ken Payne 1976 Topps 81 Ken Payne Green Bay Packers wide receiver Langston Rookie card
1976 Topps Alvin Maxson 1976 Topps 83 Alvin Maxson New Orleans Saints running back SMU Rookie card
1976 Topps Ken Geddes 1976 Topps 96 Ken Geddes Seattle Seahawks linebacker Nebraska Rookie card
1976 Topps Bob Avellini 1976 Topps 98 Bob Avellini Chicago Bears quarterback Maryland Rookie card
1976 Topps Dave Pureifory 1976 Topps 99 Dave Pureifory Green Bay Packers defensive end, defensive tackle Eastern Michigan Rookie card
1976 Topps Randy Logan 1976 Topps 101 Randy Logan Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Michigan Rookie card
1976 Topps Gregg Bingham 1976 Topps 103 Gregg Bingham Houston Oilers linebacker Purdue Rookie card

Bingham spent his entire 12-year NFL career with the Oilers.
1976 Topps Dave Dalby 1976 Topps 112 Dave Dalby Oakland Raiders center UCLA Rookie card

Dalby played 14 seasons in the NFL, all with the Raiders.
1976 Topps Rich Glover 1976 Topps 121 Rich Glover Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Nebraska College Hall of Fame 1995, Outland Trophy 1972 Rookie card

Glover finished third in voting for the 1972 Heisman Trophy, behind Johnny Rodgers and Greg Pruitt.
1976 Topps Harold Hart 1976 Topps 126 Harold Hart Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Texas Southern Rookie card
1976 Topps Russ Francis 1976 Topps 136 Russ Francis New England Patriots tight end Oregon Rookie card
1976 Topps C.L. Whittington 1976 Topps 138 C.L. Whittington Houston Oilers defensive back Prairie View Rookie card

Whittington's full name is Columbus Lorenzo Whittington.
1976 Topps Walter Payton 1976 Topps 148 Walter Payton Chicago Bears running back Jackson State College Hall of Fame 1996, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card
1976 Topps Frank Grant 1976 Topps 151 Frank Grant Washington Redskins wide receiver Southern Colorado Rookie card
1976 Topps Nelson Munsey 1976 Topps 153 Nelson Munsey Baltimore Colts defensive back Wyoming Rookie card
1976 Topps Randy White 1976 Topps 158 Randy White Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Maryland Cowboys Ring of Honor 1994, Outland Trophy 1974, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card

White placed ninth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1974. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1976 Topps Steve Odom 1976 Topps 161 Steve Odom Green Bay Packers wide receiver Utah Rookie card
1976 Topps Allen Carter 1976 Topps 166 Allen Carter New England Patriots running back USC Rookie card
1976 Topps Durwood Keeton 1976 Topps 178 Durwood Keeton Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Oklahoma Rookie card
1976 Topps Dave Jennings 1976 Topps 183 Dave Jennings New York Giants punter St. Lawrence Giants Ring of Honor 2011 Rookie card
1976 Topps J.J. Jones 1976 Topps 186 J.J. Jones New York Jets quarterback Fisk University Rookie card
1976 Topps Tom DeLeone 1976 Topps 187 Tom DeLeone Cleveland Browns center Ohio State Rookie card
1976 Topps Ken Johnson 1976 Topps 189 Ken Johnson Cincinnati Bengals defensive end, defensive tackle Indiana Rookie card
1976 Topps Brent McClanahan 1976 Topps 191 Brent McClanahan Minnesota Vikings running back Arizona State Rookie card
1976 Topps Roger Carr 1976 Topps 193 Roger Carr Baltimore Colts wide receiver Louisiana Tech Rookie card
1976 Topps Will Wynn 1976 Topps 199 Will Wynn Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Tennessee State Rookie card
1976 Topps Jeff Wright 1976 Topps 211 Jeff Wright Minnesota Vikings defensive back Minnesota Rookie card
1976 Topps Van Green 1976 Topps 219 Van Green Cleveland Browns defensive back Shaw Rookie card
1976 Topps Jack Lambert 1976 Topps 220 Jack Lambert Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Kent State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990 Rookie card
1976 Topps Billy Johnson 1976 Topps 223 Billy Johnson Houston Oilers wide receiver Widener College Hall of Fame 1996 Rookie card
1976 Topps Paul Seal 1976 Topps 228 Paul Seal New Orleans Saints tight end Michigan Rookie card
1976 Topps Roland Harper 1976 Topps 229 Roland Harper Chicago Bears running back Louisiana Tech Rookie card
1976 Topps Ed White 1976 Topps 230 Ed White Minnesota Vikings guard, tackle California Chargers Hall of Fame 2004 Rookie card
1976 Topps Charlie Smith 1976 Topps 239 Charlie Smith Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Grambling Rookie card
1976 Topps Gordon Jolley 1976 Topps 242 Gordon Jolley Seattle Seahawks guard, tackle Utah Rookie card

Jolley's son, Doug, played for the Raiders, Jets, and Buccaneers.
1976 Topps Larry Ely 1976 Topps 243 Larry Ely Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Iowa Rookie card
1976 Topps Terry Schmidt 1976 Topps 247 Terry Schmidt New Orleans Saints defensive back Ball State Rookie card

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