Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1967 Topps Bert Coan 1967 Topps 63 Bert Coan Kansas City Chiefs halfback Kansas Rookie card nm
1967 Topps George Wilson Jr. 1967 Topps 76 George Wilson Jr. Miami Dolphins quarterback Xavier, Notre Dame Rookie card

Wilson's father, George Wilson Sr., played for the Chicago Bears. He was also a head coach for the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins. See my Fathers and Sons page for cards of other fathers and sons who played professional football.
1967 Topps Rick Norton 1967 Topps 77 Rick Norton Miami Dolphins quarterback Kentucky Rookie card
1967 Topps Joe Auer 1967 Topps 79 Joe Auer Miami Dolphins halfback Georgia Tech Rookie card PSA 8
1967 Topps Wahoo McDaniel 1967 Topps 82 Wahoo McDaniel Miami Dolphins linebacker Oklahoma Rookie card PSA 9, PSA 8
1967 Topps Ernie Park 1967 Topps 83 Ernie Park Miami Dolphins tackle McMurry Rookie card

Park played for 4 teams in his 6-year AFL career: the Chargers, Dolphins, Broncos, and Bengals. This card shows him with the Dolphins, but the Dolphins had traded him to the Bengals in June of 1967.
PSA 8, nm+
1967 Topps Rich Zecher 1967 Topps 87 Rich Zecher Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Utah State Rookie card exmt
1967 Topps Jim Harris 1967 Topps 94 Jim Harris New York Jets defensive tackle Utah State Rookie card nm
1967 Topps Kent McCloughan 1967 Topps 112 Kent McCloughan Oakland Raiders defensive back Nebraska Rookie card exmt
1967 Topps Bob Svihus 1967 Topps 113 Bob Svihus Oakland Raiders tackle USC Rookie card nm
1967 Topps Steve Tensi 1967 Topps 119 Steve Tensi San Diego Chargers quarterback Florida State Rookie card nm+
1967 Topps Jim Allison 1967 Topps 122 Jim Allison San Diego Chargers fullback San Diego State, El Camino College Rookie card

Allison played for the Chargers from 1965 to 1968. After retiring from football, he founded a landscaping company in San Diego.
1967 Topps Howard Kindig 1967 Topps 127 Howard Kindig San Diego Chargers defensive end California State - LA Rookie card nm+
1967 Topps Speedy Duncan 1967 Topps 131 Speedy Duncan San Diego Chargers defensive end Jackson State Chargers Hall of Fame 1994 Rookie card

This is easily the toughest 1967 Topps card to find in high grade. It was in the upper left corner of the uncut sheet, and apparently tended to be damaged in production.
nm oc
1968 Topps Ernie Koy 1968 Topps 5 Ernie Koy New York Giants running back Texas Rookie card ex+
1968 Topps Don Hultz 1968 Topps 6 Don Hultz Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Southern Mississippi Rookie card ex+
1968 Topps Carl Kammerer 1968 Topps 10 Carl Kammerer Washington Redskins defensive end Pacific Rookie card nm
1968 Topps Jack Clancy 1968 Topps 14 Jack Clancy Miami Dolphins wide receiver Michigan Rookie card nm-mt oc
1968 Topps Bo Hickey 1968 Topps 17 Bo Hickey Denver Broncos running back Maryland Rookie card

Hickey coached high school football and hockey for 31 years at New Canaan High School in Connecticut. The New Canaan Patch web site has a nice article about him.
1968 Topps Dave Osborn 1968 Topps 29 Dave Osborn Minnesota Vikings running back North Dakota Rookie card
1968 Topps Bill Saul 1968 Topps 33 Bill Saul Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Penn State Rookie card

Saul played nine seasons for the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, and Detroit Lions. This card shows him in his Colts uniform, though he had been with the Steelers since 1964. Saul's younger brothers, Rich Saul and Ron Saul, also played in the NFL.
1968 Topps Gary Garrison 1968 Topps 36 Gary Garrison San Diego Chargers wide receiver San Diego State Chargers Hall of Fame 1985 Rookie card nm+
1968 Topps Howard Twilley 1968 Topps 39 Howard Twilley Miami Dolphins end Tulsa College Hall of Fame 1992 Rookie card

Twilley finished second to Mike Garrett in voting for the 1965 Heisman Trophy.
1968 Topps Tom Beer 1968 Topps 42 Tom Beer Denver Broncos end Houston Rookie card nm
1968 Topps Leroy Mitchell 1968 Topps 45 Leroy Mitchell Boston Patriots defensive back Texas Southern Rookie card exmt