Minnesota Vikings Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1961 Fleer George Shaw 1961 Fleer 126 George Shaw Minnesota Vikings quarterback Oregon
1961 Fleer Hugh McElhenny 1961 Fleer 127 Hugh McElhenny Minnesota Vikings halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1961 Fleer Dick Haley 1961 Fleer 128 Dick Haley Minnesota Vikings halfback Pittsburgh Rookie card

Haley played from 1959 to 1964 for the Redskins, Vikings, and Steelers.
1961 Fleer Dave Middleton 1961 Fleer 129 Dave Middleton Minnesota Vikings end Auburn SGC 92
1961 Fleer Perry Richards 1961 Fleer 130 Perry Richards Minnesota Vikings end Detroit
1961 Fleer Gene Johnson 1961 Fleer 131 Gene Johnson Minnesota Vikings defensive back Cincinnati
1961 Fleer Don Joyce 1961 Fleer 132 Don Joyce Minnesota Vikings defensive end, defensive tackle Tulane Rookie card

Joyce played from 1951 to 1962 for the Chicago Cardinals, Baltimore Colts, Minnesota Vikings, and Denver Broncos. He finally appeared on football cards in his 11th year in the NFL.
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Dick Haley 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 55 Dick Haley Minnesota Vikings halfback Pittsburgh Error card

The Vikings obtained Haley from the Redskins in the 1961 NFL Expansion Draft. (He is pictured here still in his Redskins uniform.) He played just four games for the Vikings before going to Pittsburgh mid-season. His name is misspelled "Pick" on the back of this picture.
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Perry Richards 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 115 Perry Richards Minnesota Vikings end Detroit
1961 Topps George Shaw 1961 Topps 78 George Shaw Minnesota Vikings quarterback Oregon nm
1961 Topps Hugh McElhenny 1961 Topps 79 Hugh McElhenny Minnesota Vikings halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 nm
1961 Topps Clancy Osborne 1961 Topps 80 Clancy Osborne Minnesota Vikings linebacker Arizona State Rookie card
1961 Topps Dave Middleton 1961 Topps 81 Dave Middleton Minnesota Vikings end Auburn vg
1961 Topps Frank Youso 1961 Topps 82 Frank Youso Minnesota Vikings tackle Minnesota Rookie card
1961 Topps Don Joyce 1961 Topps 83 Don Joyce Minnesota Vikings defensive end, defensive tackle Tulane Rookie card

The Vikings obtained Joyce from the Baltimore Colts in the 1961 NFL Expansion Draft. His 1961 Topps and 1961 Fleer cards show him still in his Colts uniform.
1961 Topps Ed Culpepper 1961 Topps 84 Ed Culpepper Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Alabama Rookie card

Culpepper played six seasons in the NFL and AFL. This is his only regular issue card.
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1961 Topps Flocked Stickers Minnesota Vikings 1961 Topps Flocked Stickers 8 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 1961 was the Vikings' first season in the NFL.
1962 Kahns Fran Tarkenton 1962 Kahns 36 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings quarterback Georgia Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 1987, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998
1962 Post Cereal Grady Alderman 1962 Post Cereal 174 Grady Alderman Minnesota Vikings tackle Detroit
1962 Post Cereal Rip Hawkins 1962 Post Cereal 175 Rip Hawkins Minnesota Vikings linebacker North Carolina Hawkins was the second player ever drafted by the Vikings. (Tommy Mason was first, and Fran Tarkenton was third.)
1962 Post Cereal Don Joyce 1962 Post Cereal 176 Don Joyce Minnesota Vikings defensive end, defensive tackle Tulane Short print

Joyce's 1962 Post football card shows him in his Vikings uniform, but he played for the AFL's Denver Broncos in 1962. It was his last pro season. After his playing career, Joyce was an NFL scout for 30 years.
1962 Post Cereal Bill Lapham 1962 Post Cereal 177 Bill Lapham Minnesota Vikings center Iowa
1962 Post Cereal Tommy Mason 1962 Post Cereal 178 Tommy Mason Minnesota Vikings halfback Tulane The Vikings chose Mason with the first overall pick in the 1961 NFL draft.
1962 Post Cereal Hugh McElhenny 1962 Post Cereal 179 Hugh McElhenny Minnesota Vikings halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1962 Post Cereal Dave Middleton 1962 Post Cereal 180 Dave Middleton Minnesota Vikings end Auburn