Rookie Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1971 Topps Johnny Roland 1971 Topps 123 Johnny Roland St. Louis Cardinals fullback Missouri College Hall of Fame 1998 Rookie card nm
1971 Topps Dave Herman 1971 Topps 124 Dave Herman New York Jets guard Michigan State Rookie card
1971 Topps Mike Phipps 1971 Topps 131 Mike Phipps Cleveland Browns quarterback Purdue College Hall of Fame 2006 Rookie card

Phipps won the Big Ten's MVP award, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, in 1969.
1971 Topps MacArthur Lane 1971 Topps 135 MacArthur Lane St. Louis Cardinals running back Utah State Rookie card
1971 Topps Virgil Carter 1971 Topps 140 Virgil Carter Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brigham Young Rookie card
1971 Topps Joe Dawkins 1971 Topps 141 Joe Dawkins Houston Oilers running back Wisconsin Rookie card
1971 Topps Steve Preece 1971 Topps 142 Steve Preece Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Oregon State Rookie card
1971 Topps Mike Bragg 1971 Topps 143 Mike Bragg Washington Redskins punter Richmond Rookie card
1971 Topps Cedrick Hardman 1971 Topps 149 Cedrick Hardman San Francisco 49ers defensive end North Texas Rookie card
1971 Topps Terry Bradshaw 1971 Topps 156 Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Louisiana Tech Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989, College Hall of Fame 1996, Steelers All-Time Team Rookie card

The Steelers chose Bradshaw with the first overall pick in the 1970 NFL draft.
1971 Topps Ted Vactor 1971 Topps 159 Ted Vactor Washington Redskins defensive back Nebraska Rookie card
1971 Topps Alvin Reed 1971 Topps 169 Alvin Reed Houston Oilers tight end Prairie View Rookie card
1971 Topps Adrian Young 1971 Topps 174 Adrian Young Philadelphia Eagles linebacker USC Rookie card, error card

The player pictured is Rick Duncan, not Adrian Young.
1971 Topps Preston Pearson 1971 Topps 177 Preston Pearson Pittsburgh Steelers running back Illinois Rookie card
1971 Topps Mike Battle 1971 Topps 179 Mike Battle New York Jets defensive back USC Rookie card

Battle returned 40 kickoffs in 1970, most in the NFL.
1971 Topps Herman Weaver 1971 Topps 183 Herman Weaver Detroit Lions punter USC Rookie card
1971 Topps Jim Kiick 1971 Topps 186 Jim Kiick Miami Dolphins running back Wyoming Rookie card
1971 Topps Austin Denney 1971 Topps 187 Austin Denney Buffalo Bills tight end Tennessee Rookie card
1971 Topps Roger Wehrli 1971 Topps 188 Roger Wehrli St. Louis Cardinals defensive back Missouri College Hall of Fame 2003, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2007, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007 Rookie card
1971 Topps Manny Sistrunk 1971 Topps 192 Manny Sistrunk Washington Redskins defensive tackle Arkansas AM and N Rookie card
1971 Topps Don Cockroft 1971 Topps 193 Don Cockroft Cleveland Browns kicker Adams State Rookie card

Cockroft spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Browns.
1971 Topps Lee Bouggess 1971 Topps 194 Lee Bouggess Philadelphia Eagles running back Louisville Rookie card
1971 Topps Ron Sellers 1971 Topps 196 Ron Sellers New England Patriots wide receiver Florida State College Hall of Fame 1988 Rookie card
1971 Topps Dave Smith 1971 Topps 202 Dave Smith Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Indiana University of Pennsylvania Rookie card
1971 Topps Bob Johnson 1971 Topps 208 Bob Johnson Cincinnati Bengals center Tennessee College Hall of Fame 1989 Rookie card SGC 86