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 Frank LeMaster 1976 Topps 279 Frank LeMaster Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kentucky Rookie card
1976 Topps Mike Collier 1976 Topps 281 Mike Collier Pittsburgh Steelers running back Morgan State Rookie card
1976 Topps Mitch Hoopes 1976 Topps 283 Mitch Hoopes Dallas Cowboys punter Arizona Rookie card
1976 Topps Doug Sutherland 1976 Topps 291 Doug Sutherland Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Wisconsin - Superior Rookie card
1976 Topps Marvin Cobb 1976 Topps 292 Marvin Cobb Cincinnati Bengals defensive back USC Rookie card
1976 Topps Rod McNeill 1976 Topps 294 Rod McNeill New Orleans Saints running back USC Rookie card

McNeill played for the Saints in 1974 and 1975. In 1976 he played for the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His brother Fred played 12 seasons for the Vikings.
1976 Topps Larry Ball 1976 Topps 297 Larry Ball Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Louisville Rookie card
1976 Topps Ron Howard 1976 Topps 298 Ron Howard Seattle Seahawks tight end Seattle Rookie card
1976 Topps Don Strock 1976 Topps 299 Don Strock Miami Dolphins quarterback Virginia Tech Rookie card
1976 Topps Larry Marshall 1976 Topps 302 Larry Marshall Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Maryland Rookie card
1976 Topps Ray Wersching 1976 Topps 304 Ray Wersching Chicago Bears kicker California Rookie card
1976 Topps Bob Parsons 1976 Topps 306 Bob Parsons Chicago Bears punter, tight end Penn State Rookie card
1976 Topps Godwin Turk 1976 Topps 334 Godwin Turk New York Jets linebacker California, Southern Rookie card
1976 Topps Woody Green 1976 Topps 336 Woody Green Kansas City Chiefs running back Arizona State Rookie card

Green placed eighth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1973. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1976 Topps Council Rudolph 1976 Topps 338 Council Rudolph Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Kentucky State Rookie card
1976 Topps Joe Lavender 1976 Topps 339 Joe Lavender Philadelphia Eagles defensive back San Diego State Rookie card
1976 Topps Steve Furness 1976 Topps 341 Steve Furness Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle, defensive end Rhode Island Rookie card
1976 Topps Duane Carrell 1976 Topps 343 Duane Carrell Los Angeles Rams punter Florida State Rookie card
1976 Topps Lyle Blackwood 1976 Topps 347 Lyle Blackwood Seattle Seahawks defensive back TCU Rookie card
1976 Topps Terry Hermeling 1976 Topps 349 Terry Hermeling Washington Redskins guard, tackle Nevada - Reno Rookie card
1976 Topps Rolland Lawrence 1976 Topps 350 Rolland Lawrence Atlanta Falcons defensive back Tabor Rookie card
1976 Topps Mike Strachan 1976 Topps 353 Mike Strachan New Orleans Saints running back Iowa State Rookie card
1976 Topps Jeff West 1976 Topps 363 Jeff West St. Louis Cardinals punter Cincinnati Rookie card
1976 Topps Dan Ryczek 1976 Topps 366 Dan Ryczek Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Virginia Rookie card

Ryczek played seven seasons for the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Los Angeles Rams. His brother Paul also played in the NFL.
1976 Topps Jon Keyworth 1976 Topps 367 Jon Keyworth Denver Broncos running back Colorado Rookie card
1976 Topps Cullen Bryant 1976 Topps 373 Cullen Bryant Los Angeles Rams running back Colorado Rookie card
1976 Topps Steve Grogan 1976 Topps 376 Steve Grogan New England Patriots quarterback Kansas State Patriots Hall of Fame 1995 Rookie card
1976 Topps Eddie McMillan 1976 Topps 388 Eddie McMillan Seattle Seahawks defensive back Florida State Rookie card
1976 Topps Ike Harris 1976 Topps 393 Ike Harris St. Louis Cardinals wide receiver Iowa State Rookie card
1976 Topps Hugh McKinnis 1976 Topps 407 Hugh McKinnis Cleveland Browns running back Arizona State Rookie card
1976 Topps Bob Penchion 1976 Topps 408 Bob Penchion Seattle Seahawks guard Alcorn State Rookie card
1976 Topps Barry Smith 1976 Topps 412 Barry Smith Green Bay Packers wide receiver Florida State Rookie card
1976 Topps Carl Barzilauskas 1976 Topps 423 Carl Barzilauskas New York Jets defensive tackle Indiana Rookie card

Barzilauskas's uncle, Fritz Barzilauskas, played for the NFL's Boston Yanks, New York Bulldogs, and New York Giants.
1976 Topps Robert Brazile 1976 Topps 424 Robert Brazile Houston Oilers linebacker Jackson State Rookie card

Brazile was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1975.
1976 Topps Ron Jaworski 1976 Topps 426 Ron Jaworski Los Angeles Rams quarterback Youngstown State Rookie card

Jaworski was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.
1976 Topps Ed Jones 1976 Topps 427 Ed Jones Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tennessee State Rookie card

The Cowboys chose Jones with the first overall pick in the 1974 NFL draft.
1976 Topps Larry McCarren 1976 Topps 428 Larry McCarren Green Bay Packers center Illinois Packers Hall of Fame 1992 Rookie card
1976 Topps Mike Thomas 1976 Topps 429 Mike Thomas Washington Redskins running back Oklahoma, UNLV Rookie card

Thomas's brothers, Earl and Jimmy, also played in the NFL.
1976 Topps Tom MacLeod 1976 Topps 440 Tom MacLeod Baltimore Colts linebacker Minnesota Rookie card
1976 Topps Jean Fugett 1976 Topps 447 Jean Fugett Dallas Cowboys tight end Amherst Rookie card
1976 Topps David Beverly 1976 Topps 448 David Beverly Green Bay Packers punter Auburn Rookie card
1976 Topps Bernard Jackson 1976 Topps 449 Bernard Jackson Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Washington State Rookie card
1976 Topps John Bunting 1976 Topps 481 John Bunting Philadelphia Eagles linebacker North Carolina Rookie card
1976 Topps Will Harrell 1976 Topps 483 Will Harrell Green Bay Packers running back Pacific Rookie card
1976 Topps Roscoe Word 1976 Topps 488 Roscoe Word New York Jets defensive back Jackson State Rookie card
1976 Topps George Buehler 1976 Topps 495 George Buehler Oakland Raiders guard Stanford Rookie card
1976 Topps Tom Banks 1976 Topps 498 Tom Banks St. Louis Cardinals center, guard Auburn Rookie card

Banks played his entire 10-year NFL career with the St. Louis Cardinals.
1976 Topps Fred Cook 1976 Topps 503 Fred Cook Baltimore Colts defensive end Southern Mississippi Rookie card
1976 Topps Brad Van Pelt 1976 Topps 509 Brad Van Pelt New York Giants linebacker Michigan State College Hall of Fame 2001, Giants Ring of Honor 2011 Rookie card

Van Pelt's son, Bradlee, was a quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 2005. You can see Bradlee Van Pelt cards on eBay.
1976 Topps Brian Sipe 1976 Topps 516 Brian Sipe Cleveland Browns quarterback San Diego State Rookie card

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