Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1976 Topps Dave Jennings 1976 Topps 183 Dave Jennings New York Giants punter St. Lawrence Giants Ring of Honor 2011 Rookie card
1976 Topps J.J. Jones 1976 Topps 186 J.J. Jones New York Jets quarterback Fisk University Rookie card
1976 Topps Tom DeLeone 1976 Topps 187 Tom DeLeone Cleveland Browns center Ohio State Rookie card
1976 Topps Ken Johnson 1976 Topps 189 Ken Johnson Cincinnati Bengals defensive end, defensive tackle Indiana Rookie card
1976 Topps Brent McClanahan 1976 Topps 191 Brent McClanahan Minnesota Vikings running back Arizona State Rookie card
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, Steelers All-Time Team 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