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 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

Lambert won the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1976.
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 Jolley, played tight end for the Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, and Tampa Bay 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
1976 Topps Harold McLinton 1976 Topps 251 Harold McLinton Washington Redskins linebacker Southern Rookie card
1976 Topps Don Hardeman 1976 Topps 254 Don Hardeman Houston Oilers running back Texas A and M - Kingsville Rookie card
1976 Topps Oscar Roan 1976 Topps 256 Oscar Roan Cleveland Browns tight end SMU, UCLA Rookie card
1976 Topps Randy Gradishar 1976 Topps 257 Randy Gradishar Denver Broncos linebacker Ohio State Broncos Ring of Fame 1989, College Hall of Fame 1998 Rookie card

Gradishar placed sixth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1973. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1976 Topps Bob Thomas 1976 Topps 258 Bob Thomas Chicago Bears kicker Notre Dame Rookie card
1976 Topps Rickey Young 1976 Topps 263 Rickey Young San Diego Chargers running back Jackson State Rookie card
1976 Topps Brian Kelley 1976 Topps 264 Brian Kelley New York Giants linebacker California Lutheran College Hall of Fame 2010 Rookie card
1976 Topps Greg Gantt 1976 Topps 267 Greg Gantt New York Jets punter Alabama Rookie card

Gantt scored one point in his two-year NFL career. He attempted two extra points and made one.
1976 Topps John Ward 1976 Topps 268 John Ward Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard, center Oklahoma State Rookie card

Tampa Bay acquired Ward from the Minnesota Vikings in the 1976 NFL Expansion Draft. Ward played just four games for the Buccaneers, then went to Chicago for the remainder of the 1976 season.
1976 Topps Jim Lash 1976 Topps 271 Jim Lash Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Northwestern Rookie card
1976 Topps Freddie Solomon 1976 Topps 278 Freddie Solomon Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tampa Rookie card
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

Hoopes played for four teams in three seasons: Dallas, San Diego, Houston, and Detroit.
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 Rookie card
1976 Topps Rolland Lawrence 1976 Topps 350 Rolland Lawrence Atlanta Falcons defensive back Tabor Rookie card

Lawrence had 54 punt returns in 1976, most in the NFL.
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

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