Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1968 Topps Floyd Little 1968 Topps 173 Floyd Little Denver Broncos running back Syracuse College Hall of Fame 1983, Broncos Ring of Fame 1984, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010 Rookie card PSA 8, PSA 7
1968 Topps Lonnie Wright 1968 Topps 174 Lonnie Wright Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Colorado State Rookie card

Wright played two seasons for the Broncos; he also played five seasons in the American Basketball Association. You can see his 1971 Topps basketball card on the Gallery's Cards in Multiple Sports page.
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1968 Topps Paul Costa 1968 Topps 175 Paul Costa Buffalo Bills end Notre Dame Rookie card exmt
1968 Topps Jerry Simmons 1968 Topps 177 Jerry Simmons Atlanta Falcons end Bethune-Cookman Rookie card PSA 9, nm oc
1968 Topps Jim Kanicki 1968 Topps 180 Jim Kanicki Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Michigan State Rookie card PSA 7, ex
1968 Topps Jim Grabowski 1968 Topps 183 Jim Grabowski Green Bay Packers running back Illinois College Hall of Fame 1995 Rookie card

Grabowski won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1965.
1968 Topps Jack Snow 1968 Topps 184 Jack Snow Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Notre Dame Rookie card ex
1968 Topps Gary Cuozzo 1968 Topps 185 Gary Cuozzo Minnesota Vikings quarterback Virginia Rookie card

Cuozzo is still in his Colts uniform on this card. He played for the Colts from 1963 to 1966.
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1968 Topps Al Atkinson 1968 Topps 195 Al Atkinson New York Jets linebacker Villanova Rookie card

The back of this card is a piece to a Len Dawson puzzle.
1968 Topps Bob Griese 1968 Topps 196 Bob Griese Miami Dolphins quarterback Purdue College Hall of Fame 1984, Dolphins Honor Roll 1990, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990 Rookie card

Griese placed eighth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1965, and second in 1966. See the Gallery's page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates.
1968 Topps John Charles 1968 Topps 202 John Charles Boston Patriots defensive back Purdue Rookie card PSA 9, nm
1968 Topps Donny Anderson 1968 Topps 209 Donny Anderson Green Bay Packers running back Texas Tech Packers Hall of Fame 1983, College Hall of Fame 1989 Rookie card
1968 Topps Jim Snowden 1968 Topps 212 Jim Snowden Washington Redskins tackle Notre Dame Rookie card exmt
1968 Topps Dave Williams 1968 Topps 218 Dave Williams St. Louis Cardinals wide receiver Washington Rookie card nm-mt
1969 Topps Jim Cadile 1969 Topps 3 Jim Cadile Chicago Bears guard San Jose State Rookie card
1969 Topps Jim Lindsey 1969 Topps 13 Jim Lindsey Minnesota Vikings running back Arkansas Rookie card
1969 Topps Brian Piccolo 1969 Topps 26 Brian Piccolo Chicago Bears running back Wake Forest Rookie card, error card

Piccolo's first name is misspelled "Bryon."
1969 Topps Bob Matheson 1969 Topps 27 Bob Matheson Cleveland Browns linebacker Duke Rookie card nm
1969 Topps Pete Banaszak 1969 Topps 30 Pete Banaszak Oakland Raiders running back Miami Florida Rookie card
1969 Topps Lance Rentzel 1969 Topps 31 Lance Rentzel Dallas Cowboys end Oklahoma Rookie card
1969 Topps Dan Abramowicz 1969 Topps 36 Dan Abramowicz New Orleans Saints end Xavier Saints Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card

Abramowicz played from 1967 to 1974 for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers.
1969 Topps Bob Cappadona 1969 Topps 40 Bob Cappadona Buffalo Bills running back Northeastern Rookie card PSA 9, PSA 8, nm
1969 Topps John Stofa 1969 Topps 48 John Stofa Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Buffalo Rookie card
1969 Topps Lonnie Warwick 1969 Topps 57 Lonnie Warwick Minnesota Vikings linebacker Tennessee Tech Rookie card
1969 Topps Dick Anderson 1969 Topps 59 Dick Anderson Miami Dolphins defensive back Colorado College Hall of Fame 1993, Dolphins Honor Roll 2006 Rookie card