Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1965 Topps Frank Buncom 1965 Topps 156 Frank Buncom San Diego Chargers linebacker USC Chargers Hall of Fame 1976 Rookie card nm+ oc
1965 Topps Steve DeLong 1965 Topps 157 Steve DeLong San Diego Chargers defensive end Tennessee Outland Trophy 1964, College Hall of Fame 1993 Rookie card PSA 7
1965 Topps Kenny Graham 1965 Topps 159 Kenny Graham San Diego Chargers defensive back Washington State Rookie card ex+
1965 Topps George Gross 1965 Topps 160 George Gross San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Auburn Rookie card

Gross played for the Chargers from 1963 to 1967. His brother Andy also played in the NFL; he was with the New York Giants in 1967 and 1968.
1965 Topps Bob Petrich 1965 Topps 170 Bob Petrich San Diego Chargers defensive end West Texas State Rookie card exmt
1965 Topps Rick Redman 1965 Topps 171 Rick Redman San Diego Chargers linebacker, punter Washington College Hall of Fame 1995 Rookie card, error card

The player on this card isn't Rick Redman, it's Larry Elkins. For other cards that picture the wrong player, see my Mistaken Identities page.
1965 Topps Pat Shea 1965 Topps 172 Pat Shea San Diego Chargers guard USC Rookie card
1965 Topps Walt Sweeney 1965 Topps 173 Walt Sweeney San Diego Chargers guard Syracuse Chargers Hall of Fame 1981 Rookie card
1965 Topps Dick Westmoreland 1965 Topps 174 Dick Westmoreland San Diego Chargers defensive back North Carolina A and T Rookie card exmt
1966 Philadelphia Larry Benz 1966 Philadelphia 2 Larry Benz Atlanta Falcons defensive back Northwestern Rookie card
1966 Philadelphia Dennis Claridge 1966 Philadelphia 3 Dennis Claridge Atlanta Falcons quarterback Nebraska Rookie card
1966 Philadelphia Perry Lee Dunn 1966 Philadelphia 4 Perry Lee Dunn Atlanta Falcons halfback Mississippi Rookie card, double print
1966 Philadelphia Dan Grimm 1966 Philadelphia 5 Dan Grimm Atlanta Falcons guard Colorado Rookie card, double print
1966 Philadelphia Ralph Heck 1966 Philadelphia 7 Ralph Heck Atlanta Falcons linebacker Colorado Rookie card
1966 Philadelphia Frank Lasky 1966 Philadelphia 8 Frank Lasky Atlanta Falcons tackle Florida Rookie card

Lasky and Joe Auer were teammates at Coral Gables High School in Florida. See the Gallery's High School Teammates page.
1966 Philadelphia Bob Richards 1966 Philadelphia 10 Bob Richards Atlanta Falcons end LSU Rookie card
1966 Philadelphia Ron Smith 1966 Philadelphia 11 Ron Smith Atlanta Falcons defensive back Wisconsin Rookie card
1966 Philadelphia Dick Butkus 1966 Philadelphia 31 Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983 Rookie card

Butkus won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1963.
PSA 7, PSA 5.5, PSA 4.5, PSA 4 mc
1966 Philadelphia Gale Sayers 1966 Philadelphia 38 Gale Sayers Chicago Bears halfback Kansas College Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 Rookie card, double print PSA 5, PSA 4, PSA 4 mk, PSA 4 mc, PSA 3, PSA 1
1966 Philadelphia Ross Fichtner 1966 Philadelphia 43 Ross Fichtner Cleveland Browns defensive back Purdue Rookie card
1966 Philadelphia Gene Hickerson 1966 Philadelphia 45 Gene Hickerson Cleveland Browns guard Mississippi Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card, double print PSA 7.5, PSA 6, ex
1966 Philadelphia Paul Wiggin 1966 Philadelphia 51 Paul Wiggin Cleveland Browns defensive end Stanford College Hall of Fame 2005 Rookie card, double print ex
1966 Philadelphia George Andrie 1966 Philadelphia 54 George Andrie Dallas Cowboys defensive end Marquette Rookie card, double print

Andrie was a junior at Marquette when the school dropped its football program in 1960. The Cowboys drafted him in 1962, though he had not played his senior year.
1966 Philadelphia Bob Hayes 1966 Philadelphia 58 Bob Hayes Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Florida A and M Cowboys Ring of Honor 2001, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2009 Rookie card PSA 4
1966 Philadelphia Chuck Howley 1966 Philadelphia 59 Chuck Howley Dallas Cowboys linebacker West Virginia Cowboys Ring of Honor 1977 Rookie card vg