Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1976 Topps Steve Mike-Mayer 1976 Topps 58 Steve Mike-Mayer San Francisco 49ers kicker Maryland Rookie card

Steve's brother Nick was also a kicker in the NFL.
1976 Topps Virgil Livers 1976 Topps 59 Virgil Livers Chicago Bears defensive back Western Kentucky Rookie card
1976 Topps Barty Smith 1976 Topps 62 Barty Smith Green Bay Packers running back Richmond Rookie card
1976 Topps Ira Gordon 1976 Topps 64 Ira Gordon Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Kansas State Rookie card

Gordon's younger brother, Larry Gordon, played seven seasons for the Miami Dolphins.
1976 Topps Rich Saul 1976 Topps 77 Rich Saul Los Angeles Rams center Michigan State Rookie card

Saul played twelve seasons in the NFL, all for the Rams.
1976 Topps John Smith 1976 Topps 78 John Smith New England Patriots kicker King Alfred's (England), South (England) Rookie card
1976 Topps Ken Payne 1976 Topps 81 Ken Payne Green Bay Packers wide receiver Langston Rookie card
1976 Topps Alvin Maxson 1976 Topps 83 Alvin Maxson New Orleans Saints running back SMU Rookie card
1976 Topps Ken Geddes 1976 Topps 96 Ken Geddes Seattle Seahawks linebacker Nebraska Rookie card
1976 Topps Bob Avellini 1976 Topps 98 Bob Avellini Chicago Bears quarterback Maryland Rookie card
1976 Topps Dave Pureifory 1976 Topps 99 Dave Pureifory Green Bay Packers defensive end, defensive tackle Eastern Michigan Rookie card
1976 Topps Randy Logan 1976 Topps 101 Randy Logan Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Michigan Rookie card
1976 Topps Gregg Bingham 1976 Topps 103 Gregg Bingham Houston Oilers linebacker Purdue Rookie card

Bingham spent his entire 12-year NFL career with the Oilers.
1976 Topps Dave Dalby 1976 Topps 112 Dave Dalby Oakland Raiders center UCLA Rookie card

Dalby played 14 seasons in the NFL, all with the Raiders.
1976 Topps Rich Glover 1976 Topps 121 Rich Glover Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Nebraska Outland Trophy 1972, College Hall of Fame 1995 Rookie card

Glover finished third in voting for the 1972 Heisman Trophy, behind Johnny Rodgers and Greg Pruitt.
1976 Topps Harold Hart 1976 Topps 126 Harold Hart Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Texas Southern Rookie card
1976 Topps Russ Francis 1976 Topps 136 Russ Francis New England Patriots tight end Oregon Rookie card
1976 Topps C.L. Whittington 1976 Topps 138 C.L. Whittington Houston Oilers defensive back Prairie View Rookie card

Whittington's full name is Columbus Lorenzo Whittington.
1976 Topps Walter Payton 1976 Topps 148 Walter Payton Chicago Bears running back Jackson State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1993, College Hall of Fame 1996 Rookie card
1976 Topps Frank Grant 1976 Topps 151 Frank Grant Washington Redskins wide receiver Southern Colorado Rookie card
1976 Topps Nelson Munsey 1976 Topps 153 Nelson Munsey Baltimore Colts defensive back Wyoming Rookie card
1976 Topps Randy White 1976 Topps 158 Randy White Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Maryland Outland Trophy 1974, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1994, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card

White placed ninth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1974. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1976 Topps Steve Odom 1976 Topps 161 Steve Odom Green Bay Packers wide receiver Utah Rookie card
1976 Topps Allen Carter 1976 Topps 166 Allen Carter New England Patriots running back USC Rookie card
1976 Topps Durwood Keeton 1976 Topps 178 Durwood Keeton Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Oklahoma Rookie card