Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1962 Topps Roger LeClerc 1962 Topps 19 Roger LeClerc Chicago Bears linebacker, kicker Trinity Rookie card, short print exmt
1962 Topps Angelo Coia 1962 Topps 20 Angelo Coia Chicago Bears end Citadel, USC Rookie card

Coia played from 1960 to 1966 for the Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, and Atlanta Falcons.
1962 Topps Richie Petitbon 1962 Topps 23 Richie Petitbon Chicago Bears defensive back Tulane Rookie card

Petitbon had a 101-yard interception return in 1962, longest in the NFL.
1962 Topps Ron Bull 1962 Topps 24 Ron Bull Chicago Bears running back Baylor Rookie card, short print

Bull was the UPI NFL Rookie of the Year in 1962.
1962 Topps Rich Kreitling 1962 Topps 29 Rich Kreitling Cleveland Browns end Illinois Rookie card exmt
1962 Topps Ernie Davis 1962 Topps 36 Ernie Davis Cleveland Browns halfback Syracuse Heisman Trophy 1961, College Hall of Fame 1979 Rookie card, short print

Though Davis died of leukemia before he could play for the Browns, the team retired his number, 45. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams.
1962 Topps Don Perkins 1962 Topps 41 Don Perkins Dallas Cowboys halfback New Mexico Cowboys Ring of Honor 1976 Rookie card

Topps reused the image in the inset photo of this card on the cover of the Minnesota Vikings 1969 Topps Mini-Card Album.
1962 Topps Mike Connelly 1962 Topps 44 Mike Connelly Dallas Cowboys center Utah State, Michigan State Rookie card
1962 Topps Don Bishop 1962 Topps 46 Don Bishop Dallas Cowboys defensive back Los Angeles City Rookie card, short print
1962 Topps Fuzzy Thurston 1962 Topps 69 Fuzzy Thurston Green Bay Packers guard Valparaiso Packers Hall of Fame 1975 Rookie card
1962 Topps Earl Gros 1962 Topps 74 Earl Gros Green Bay Packers running back LSU Rookie card, short print
1962 Topps Carroll Dale 1962 Topps 82 Carroll Dale Los Angeles Rams end VPI Packers Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1987 Rookie card, short print PSA 8, exmt
1962 Topps Danny Villanueva 1962 Topps 85 Danny Villanueva Los Angeles Rams kicker, punter New Mexico State Rookie card

Villanueva led the NFL with 87 punts and 3960 punting yards in 1962.
1962 Topps Roman Gabriel 1962 Topps 88 Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams quarterback North Carolina State College Hall of Fame 1989 Rookie card, short print

The player in the inset photo on this card is Y.A. Tittle.
1962 Topps Fran Tarkenton 1962 Topps 90 Fran Tarkenton Minnesota Vikings quarterback Georgia Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 1987, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998 Rookie card PSA 4
1962 Topps Tommy Mason 1962 Topps 94 Tommy Mason Minnesota Vikings halfback Tulane Rookie card, short print
1962 Topps Mike Mercer 1962 Topps 97 Mike Mercer Minnesota Vikings kicker Arizona State Rookie card, short print exmt+
1962 Topps Rip Hawkins 1962 Topps 98 Rip Hawkins Minnesota Vikings linebacker North Carolina Rookie card, short print

Hawkins's full name was Ross Cooper Hawkins.
1962 Topps Cliff Livingston 1962 Topps 99 Cliff Livingston Minnesota Vikings linebacker UCLA Rookie card

Livingston played from 1954 to 1965 for the Giants, Vikings, and Rams.
1962 Topps Roy Winston 1962 Topps 100 Roy Winston Minnesota Vikings linebacker LSU Rookie card, short print
1962 Topps Jim Katcavage 1962 Topps 109 Jim Katcavage New York Giants defensive end, defensive tackle Dayton Rookie card, short print
1962 Topps Jerry Hillebrand 1962 Topps 113 Jerry Hillebrand New York Giants linebacker Colorado Rookie card, short print
1962 Topps J.D. Smith 1962 Topps 122 J.D. Smith Philadelphia Eagles tackle Rice Rookie card
1962 Topps Pete Case 1962 Topps 125 Pete Case Philadelphia Eagles tackle Georgia Rookie card, short print
1962 Topps Myron Pottios 1962 Topps 136 Myron Pottios Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Notre Dame Steelers Legends Team Rookie card, short print