1979 Chiefs Police Football Cards
The 1979 Kansas City Chiefs Police set is one of the earliest NFL police sets. (The Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, and Seattle Seahawks also had police sets in 1979.) The Chiefs cards are larger than standard trading cards, at about 4 by 2 1/2 inches. The backs of the cards show that they were sponsored in part by Hardee's restaurants.
The ten-card set includes the first cards of Marv Levy, who coached the Chiefs for five seasons before going to the Buffalo Bills, and Art Still, who was elected to the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1998.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1979 Chiefs Police||1||Gary Barbaro||Kansas City Chiefs||defensive back||Nicholls State||mint|
|1979 Chiefs Police||2||Steve Fuller||Kansas City Chiefs||quarterback||Clemson|
|1979 Chiefs Police||3||Gary Green||Kansas City Chiefs||defensive back||Baylor||nm-mt|
|1979 Chiefs Police||4||Bob Grupp||Kansas City Chiefs||punter||Duke||mint|
|1979 Chiefs Police||5||Marv Levy||Kansas City Chiefs||coach||Coe College, Harvard||Bills Wall of Fame 1996, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001||nm-mt|
|1979 Chiefs Police||6||Ted McKnight||Kansas City Chiefs||running back||Minnesota - Duluth||McKnight had an 84-yard run in 1979, longest in the NFL.||nm-mt|
|1979 Chiefs Police||7||Tony Reed||Kansas City Chiefs||running back||Colorado, Antelope Valley College||nm-mt|
|1979 Chiefs Police||8||Jack Rudnay||Kansas City Chiefs||center||Northwestern||Chiefs Hall of Fame 1994||nm-mt|
|1979 Chiefs Police||9||Bob Simmons||Kansas City Chiefs||guard||Texas|
|1979 Chiefs Police||10||Art Still||Kansas City Chiefs||defensive end||Kentucky||Chiefs Hall of Fame 1998, College Hall of Fame 2015||nm-mt|