Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1971 Topps Cas Banaszek 1971 Topps 52 Cas Banaszek San Francisco 49ers tackle Northwestern Rookie card

Banaszek played 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the 49ers.
1971 Topps Bobby Douglass 1971 Topps 54 Bobby Douglass Chicago Bears quarterback Kansas Rookie card
1971 Topps Mike Morgan 1971 Topps 57 Mike Morgan New Orleans Saints linebacker LSU Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Altie Taylor 1971 Topps 62 Altie Taylor Detroit Lions running back Utah State Rookie card
1971 Topps Gary Pettigrew 1971 Topps 63 Gary Pettigrew Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Stanford Rookie card nm+
1971 Topps Spike Jones 1971 Topps 64 Spike Jones Houston Oilers punter Georgia Rookie card PSA 7, nm
1971 Topps Duane Thomas 1971 Topps 65 Duane Thomas Dallas Cowboys running back West Texas State Rookie card
1971 Topps Marty Domres 1971 Topps 66 Marty Domres San Diego Chargers quarterback Columbia Rookie card
1971 Topps Ken Iman 1971 Topps 68 Ken Iman Los Angeles Rams center Southeast Missouri State Rookie card

Iman's rookie card was issued in his 12th NFL season!
1971 Topps Pat Matson 1971 Topps 72 Pat Matson Cincinnati Bengals guard Oregon Rookie card nm oc
1971 Topps John Fuqua 1971 Topps 76 John Fuqua Pittsburgh Steelers running back Morgan State Rookie card

Fuqua had the NFL's longest run in 1970, 85 yards.
1971 Topps Bob Tucker 1971 Topps 79 Bob Tucker New York Giants tight end Bloomsburg State Rookie card nm+
1971 Topps Jim Mitchell 1971 Topps 84 Jim Mitchell Atlanta Falcons tight end Prairie View Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Edgar Chandler 1971 Topps 86 Edgar Chandler Buffalo Bills linebacker Georgia Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Cyril Pinder 1971 Topps 87 Cyril Pinder Philadelphia Eagles running back Illinois Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Mercury Morris 1971 Topps 91 Mercury Morris Miami Dolphins running back West Texas State Rookie card
1971 Topps Ron Berger 1971 Topps 107 Ron Berger New England Patriots defensive end Wayne State Rookie card
1971 Topps Dan Sullivan 1971 Topps 108 Dan Sullivan Baltimore Colts guard Boston College Rookie card
1971 Topps George Kunz 1971 Topps 109 George Kunz Atlanta Falcons tackle Notre Dame Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Ken Houston 1971 Topps 113 Ken Houston Houston Oilers defensive back Prairie View Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 Rookie card

Houston set an NFL record by returning four interceptions for touchdowns in 1971. Jim Kearney and Eric Allen have since tied that record.
1971 Topps Willie Lanier 1971 Topps 114 Willie Lanier Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Morgan State Chiefs Hall of Fame 1985, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 2000 Rookie card
1971 Topps Errol Linden 1971 Topps 117 Errol Linden New Orleans Saints tackle Houston Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Garo Yepremian 1971 Topps 121 Garo Yepremian Miami Dolphins kicker Rookie card

On Christmas Day, 1971, Yepremian kicked a field goal to end the longest game in NFL history, an AFC divisional playoff game between the Dolphins and Chiefs. The Dolphins won, 27-24, in double-overtime.
1971 Topps Glen Condren 1971 Topps 122 Glen Condren Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Oklahoma Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Johnny Roland 1971 Topps 123 Johnny Roland St. Louis Cardinals fullback Missouri College Hall of Fame 1998 Rookie card nm