Rookie Football Cards

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