Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
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

Word played for four NFL different teams during the 1976 regular season: Tampa Bay, the New York Giants, the New York Jets, and Buffalo.
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
1976 Topps Prentice McCray 1976 Topps 518 Prentice McCray New England Patriots defensive back Arizona State Rookie card
1976 Topps Dennis Johnson 1976 Topps 523 Dennis Johnson Washington Redskins defensive end Delaware Rookie card
1976 Topps Perry Smith 1976 Topps 526 Perry Smith Green Bay Packers defensive back Colorado State, Mesa State Rookie card
1977 Topps John Holland 1977 Topps 17 John Holland Buffalo Bills wide receiver Tennessee State Rookie card
1977 Topps Pat Haden 1977 Topps 18 Pat Haden Los Angeles Rams quarterback USC Rookie card
1977 Topps Lawrence Gaines 1977 Topps 21 Lawrence Gaines Detroit Lions running back Wyoming Rookie card
1977 Topps Lee Roy Selmon 1977 Topps 29 Lee Roy Selmon Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Oklahoma Outland Trophy 1975, College Hall of Fame 1988, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995, Buccaneers Ring of Honor 2009 Rookie card

Selmon's name is misspelled "Leroy."
1977 Topps Rusty Jackson 1977 Topps 42 Rusty Jackson Los Angeles Rams punter LSU Rookie card
1977 Topps Mike Haynes 1977 Topps 50 Mike Haynes New England Patriots defensive back Arizona State Patriots Hall of Fame 1994, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1997, College Hall of Fame 2001 Rookie card
1977 Topps Waymond Bryant 1977 Topps 61 Waymond Bryant Chicago Bears linebacker Tennessee State Rookie card
1977 Topps Ed Galigher 1977 Topps 63 Ed Galigher New York Jets defensive tackle, defensive end UCLA Rookie card
1977 Topps Jim Zorn 1977 Topps 65 Jim Zorn Seattle Seahawks quarterback Cal Poly-Pomona Seahawks Ring of Honor 2001 Rookie card
1977 Topps Henry Childs 1977 Topps 68 Henry Childs New Orleans Saints tight end Kansas State Saints Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card
1977 Topps Lenvil Elliott 1977 Topps 71 Lenvil Elliott Cincinnati Bengals running back Truman State Rookie card
1977 Topps Scott Laidlaw 1977 Topps 76 Scott Laidlaw Dallas Cowboys running back Stanford Rookie card
1977 Topps Monte Johnson 1977 Topps 77 Monte Johnson Oakland Raiders linebacker Nebraska Rookie card
1977 Topps Matt Blair 1977 Topps 84 Matt Blair Minnesota Vikings linebacker Iowa State Vikings Ring of Honor 2012 Rookie card
1977 Topps Noah Jackson 1977 Topps 86 Noah Jackson Chicago Bears guard Tampa Rookie card
1977 Topps John McDaniel 1977 Topps 89 John McDaniel Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Lincoln University Rookie card
1977 Topps Cleo Miller 1977 Topps 92 Cleo Miller Cleveland Browns running back Arkansas-Pine Bluff Rookie card
1977 Topps Andre Tillman 1977 Topps 93 Andre Tillman Miami Dolphins tight end Texas Tech Rookie card
1977 Topps Anthony Davis 1977 Topps 96 Anthony Davis Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back USC College Hall of Fame 2005 Rookie card

Davis placed second in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1974. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates.
1977 Topps Don Goode 1977 Topps 97 Don Goode San Diego Chargers linebacker Texas Rookie card
1977 Topps Ray Rhodes 1977 Topps 98 Ray Rhodes New York Giants wide receiver, defensive back Tulsa, TCU Rookie card