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 Gary Barbaro 1979 Chiefs Police 1 Gary Barbaro Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Nicholls State mint
1979 Chiefs Police Steve Fuller 1979 Chiefs Police 2 Steve Fuller Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Clemson
1979 Chiefs Police Gary Green 1979 Chiefs Police 3 Gary Green Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Baylor nm-mt
1979 Chiefs Police Bob Grupp 1979 Chiefs Police 4 Bob Grupp Kansas City Chiefs punter Duke mint
1979 Chiefs Police Marv Levy 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 Ted McKnight 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 Tony Reed 1979 Chiefs Police 7 Tony Reed Kansas City Chiefs running back Colorado, Antelope Valley College nm-mt
1979 Chiefs Police Jack Rudnay 1979 Chiefs Police 8 Jack Rudnay Kansas City Chiefs center Northwestern Chiefs Hall of Fame 1994 nm-mt
1979 Chiefs Police Bob Simmons 1979 Chiefs Police 9 Bob Simmons Kansas City Chiefs guard Texas nm-mt
1979 Chiefs Police Art Still 1979 Chiefs Police 10 Art Still Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Kentucky Chiefs Hall of Fame 1998, College Hall of Fame 2015 nm-mt