Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1973 Topps Clarence Williams 1973 Topps 109 Clarence Williams Green Bay Packers defensive end Prairie View Rookie card
1973 Topps Speedy Thomas 1973 Topps 113 Speedy Thomas Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Utah Rookie card
1973 Topps Glen Holloway 1973 Topps 114 Glen Holloway Chicago Bears guard North Texas Rookie card

This is Holloway's only football card, issued in his 4th season in the NFL.
1973 Topps Jack Ham 1973 Topps 115 Jack Ham Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Penn State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1990, Steelers All-Time Team Rookie card
1973 Topps Jim Nettles 1973 Topps 116 Jim Nettles Los Angeles Rams defensive back Wisconsin Rookie card
1973 Topps Mel Phillips 1973 Topps 122 Mel Phillips San Francisco 49ers defensive back North Carolina A and T Rookie card
1973 Topps Doug Swift 1973 Topps 124 Doug Swift Miami Dolphins linebacker Amherst Rookie card
1973 Topps Carleton Oats 1973 Topps 127 Carleton Oats Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Florida A and M Rookie card
1973 Topps Billy Parks 1973 Topps 131 Billy Parks Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Long Beach State Rookie card

Though shown with the Cowboys, Parks played for the Oilers in 1973.
1973 Topps Dwight White 1973 Topps 140 Dwight White Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end North Texas Steelers All-Time Team Rookie card

White played 10 seasons in the NFL, all for the Steelers.
1973 Topps Doug Van Horn 1973 Topps 142 Doug Van Horn New York Giants guard Ohio State Rookie card
1973 Topps Al Matthews 1973 Topps 143 Al Matthews Green Bay Packers defensive back Texas A and M - Kingsville Rookie card
1973 Topps Bob Windsor 1973 Topps 144 Bob Windsor New England Patriots tight end Kentucky Rookie card
1973 Topps Dave Hampton 1973 Topps 145 Dave Hampton Atlanta Falcons running back Wyoming Rookie card PSA 9
1973 Topps Wally Hilgenberg 1973 Topps 147 Wally Hilgenberg Minnesota Vikings linebacker Iowa Rookie card
1973 Topps Coy Bacon 1973 Topps 149 Coy Bacon San Diego Chargers defensive end Jackson State Rookie card
1973 Topps Ron Jessie 1973 Topps 151 Ron Jessie Detroit Lions wide receiver Kansas Rookie card
1973 Topps Ron Saul 1973 Topps 153 Ron Saul Houston Oilers guard Michigan State Rookie card

Saul played twelve seasons for the Houston Oilers and Washington Redskins.
1973 Topps Jim Braxton 1973 Topps 154 Jim Braxton Buffalo Bills running back West Virginia Rookie card
1973 Topps Tim Foley 1973 Topps 158 Tim Foley Miami Dolphins defensive back Purdue Rookie card
1973 Topps Margene Adkins 1973 Topps 161 Margene Adkins New Orleans Saints wide receiver Henderson Junior College Rookie card

Adkins returned 43 kickoffs for 1020 yards in 1972--both NFL highs. The Saints traded him to the Jets before the beginning of the 1973 season.
1973 Topps Ron Widby 1973 Topps 162 Ron Widby Green Bay Packers punter Tennessee Rookie card

Before his football career, Widby played one season for the New Orleans Buccaneers of the American Basketball Association.
1973 Topps Richmond Flowers 1973 Topps 166 Richmond Flowers New York Giants defensive back Tennessee Rookie card

Flowers went to the same high school as Bart Starr, though a few years later.
1973 Topps Curley Culp 1973 Topps 167 Curley Culp Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Arizona State Chiefs Hall of Fame 2008, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2013 Rookie card
1973 Topps Ken Riley 1973 Topps 171 Ken Riley Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Florida A and M Rookie card