Rookie Football Cards
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1978 Topps||306||Clarence Duren||San Diego Chargers||defensive back||California||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||311||Johnny Perkins||New York Giants||wide receiver||Abilene Christian, Ranger College||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||312||Rafael Septien||Los Angeles Rams||kicker||Louisiana-Lafayette||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||313||Terry Beeson||Seattle Seahawks||linebacker||Kansas||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||315||Tony Dorsett||Dallas Cowboys||running back||Pittsburgh||Heisman Trophy 1976, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1994, Cowboys Ring of Honor 1994, College Hall of Fame 1994||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||320||John Stallworth||Pittsburgh Steelers||wide receiver||Alabama A and M||Pro Football Hall of Fame 2002, Steelers All-Time Team||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||325||Ed Simonini||Baltimore Colts||linebacker||Texas A and M||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||327||Wesley Walker||New York Jets||wide receiver||California||Jets Ring of Honor 2012||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||352||Bobby Hammond||New York Giants||running back||Morgan State||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||353||Dave Mays||Cleveland Browns||quarterback||Texas Southern||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||360||Louie Kelcher||San Diego Chargers||defensive tackle||SMU||Chargers Hall of Fame 2003||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||361||Stanley Morgan||New England Patriots||wide receiver||Tennessee||Patriots Hall of Fame 2007||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||362||Bruce Harper||New York Jets||running back||Kutztown||Rookie card
Harper is the founder and director of Heroes and Cool Kids, a mentoring program for middle school kids.
|1978 Topps||369||Merv Krakau||Buffalo Bills||linebacker||Iowa State||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||371||Bennie Cunningham||Pittsburgh Steelers||tight end||Clemson||Steelers All-Time Team||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||374||Eddie Edwards||Cincinnati Bengals||defensive end, defensive tackle||Miami Florida||Rookie card
Edwards was elected to the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.
|1978 Topps||387||Joe Washington||Baltimore Colts||running back||Oklahoma||College Hall of Fame 2005||Rookie card
Washington placed third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1974, and fifth in 1975. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.
|1978 Topps||389||James Hunter||Detroit Lions||defensive back||Grambling||Rookie card
Hunter's son, Javin Hunter, was a wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens in 2002.
|1978 Topps||391||Jimmy Allen||Detroit Lions||defensive back||Pierce College, UCLA||Rookie card
Allen was elected to the Pierce College Hall of Fame in 2012.
|1978 Topps||395||Gary Burley||Cincinnati Bengals||defensive end, defensive tackle||Pittsburgh||Rookie card
Burley is the founder and CEO of Pro Start Academy, an organization that helps student-athletes prepare for college and beyond.
|1978 Topps||402||Artimus Parker||New York Jets||defensive back||USC||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||404||Herman Edwards||Philadelphia Eagles||defensive back||California, San Diego State||Rookie card
Edwards was the head coach of the New York Jets from 2001 to 2005, and of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2006 to 2008.
|1978 Topps||411||Jim Smith||Pittsburgh Steelers||wide receiver||Michigan||Rookie card|
|1978 Topps||412||Bill Bryant||New York Giants||defensive back||Grambling||Rookie card
Bryant played in the World Football League in 1974 and 1975.
|1978 Topps||418||Derrel Luce||Baltimore Colts||linebacker||Baylor||Rookie card|