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NFL's Top 100 Players of All-Time & Their Key Football Cards

Posted by Vinnie Rullo on

The NFL during the 2019 season celebrated its 100th season of the league. A panel consisting of media members, former players and league personnel would vote on which players who were the greatest players all-time at each position over the course of the 100 years of the NFL. A number of finalists were chose at each position and the best coaches were voted on as well. NFL Network did segments on each position which included, 10 quarterbacks, 12 running backs, 10 wide receivers, 5 tight ends, 7 offensive tackles, 7 offensive guards, 4 centers, 7 defensive ends, 7 defensive tackles, 6 middle/inside linebackers, 6 outside linebackers, 7 cornerbacks, 6 safeties, 2 kickers, 2 punters, 2 kick/punt returners and 10 coaches. The players were not selected in the traditional 1-100 list order so I decided to compile my own list using the players that were specifically selected at each position and rank them 1-100. I also wanted to point out one football card of each player and talk about the history and value of these players’ sports cards. Here is my list of the top 100 players off all-time in the NFL.

1 – Jim Brown (1957-1965)

Brown is often considered the greatest athlete of all-time to ever play in the NFL. He is the original G.O.A.T. (Greatest off All-Time), who won three MVP awards and lead the league in rushing yards eight times. He would help revolutionize the running back position and won a championship with the Cleveland Browns. His most sought after card is his 1958 Topps Rookie, a classic vintage sports card which is still very undervalued in low-grade examples and certified signed copies, in my opinion.

2 – Lawrence Taylor (1981-1993)

LT forever changed how to rush the quarterback from the outside linebacker position. He is often considered the greatest defensive player to ever play in the NFL. LT won the DPOY award 3 times in his career along with two Super Bowls with the New York Giants. LT’s most popular football card is his 1982 Topps Rookie card. Graded PSA 9 examples are still very obtainable for buyers and collectors as this card will always have great long-term value.

3 – Tom Brady – (2000-pres)

Brady has won six Super Bowls, the most by any quarterback of all-time. Due to his incredible accomplishments, he is often considered the greatest quarterback of all-time. He has played since the year 2000 and his cards have sold for record amounts within the last couple of years and will continue to become more sought after each year. Brady’s Contenders Autograph Rookie in 2000 set the standard for newer football Contenders cards. His Contenders Autograph card has a limited base autograph along with a rarer version serial numbered /100. Contenders Autographs in 2019 are still one of the most sought after most valuable modern sports cards today.

4 – Joe Montana – (1979-1994)

Montana during the 1980s won four Super Bowls with the 49ers. He is often considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. Montana would win three Super Bowl MVP awards and two regular season MVP awards in his career. His most sought after card is his rookie card from 1981 Topps. Graded PSA 9 examples have a ton of upside to keep going up in value, great long-term investment for both collectors and buyers. Montana will always be considered one of the all-time greatest players in NFL history.

5 – Jerry Rice (1985-2004)

Rice is often considered the greatest NFL receiver of all-time and some football experts rated him as the number one player of all-time. He holds many NFL records including, most receptions, most receiving yards, and the most receiving touchdowns. Rice won three Super Bowls with the 49ers, an MVP award and was named to the NFL’s first team 1980s and 1990s All-Decade team. His most popular card remains his rookie card 1986 Topps. His card has exploded in value in PSA 9’s and 10s within the last couple of years and will continue to trend up in value.

6 – Walter Payton – (1975-1987)

Many current and former NFL running backs consider Walter Payton the greatest running back of all-time. The Walter Payton Man of the Year award was named after him in his honor. It honors a player’s volunteer and charity works, as well as his excellence on the field. Payton won a Superbowl and MVP award with the Bears. He was one of the most dominant running backs of all-time. His most popular card remains his vintage rookie card from 1976 Topps. Centered PSA 8 examples are a great investment that could easily go up a lot more in value.

7 – Peyton Manning- (1998-2016)

Manning is often regarded as one of the greatest statistical quarterbacks of all-time. He holds the record for passing touchdowns in a season with 55 and passing yards in a season with 5,477. Manning was a two time Super Bowl Champion and won the regular season MVP award five times. He revolutionized the quarterback position with being able to read defenses pre-play and changing with an audible at the line of scrimmage. His most sought after card is his 1998 Playoff Contenders Autograph rookie. This card is becoming very difficult to find and many of them feature autographs with faded ink, which affects the value. Look for one with a bold auto, Will Manning Contenders Auto rookie ever approach Brady’s value someday?

8 – Barry Sanders – (1989-1998)

Barry Sanders is regarded as one of the best running backs of all-time, best known for his quickness and elusiveness. Many football experts often say had Sanders not retired early with the Lions in his career he would have all of the major running back records. He was an NFL MVP in 1997, led the league in rushing four times and was a six-time All-Pro. His most popular rookie card is his 1989 Score rookie, PSA graded 10 examples are continually trending up in value each year. Investing in this card will pay off hugely in the long-term, also look for signed and slabbed examples of this card as well!

9 – Reggie White – (1985-2000)

White is often regarded as one of the best defensive ends of all-time. He ranks 2nd all-time in career sacks with 198. White would win a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers, he was also a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, eight-time First-team All-Pro and a 13-time Pro Bowler. His most sought after card is his 1984 Topps USFL rookie, investing in a PSA 9 is a smart option because these still have plenty of upside to go up in value within the coming years. White’s USFL rookie is beginning to become tougher to find so invest in a PSA 9 example could pay off hugely for collectors or buyers.

10 - Johnny Unitas – (1956-1973)

Unitas is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. He is often mentioned as being one of the first quarterbacks to play in the NFL that is compared to this generation of quarterbacks today. Unitas featured a strong throwing arm and was a fan favorite throughout his career. He was a Super Bowl champion with the Colts, three-time NFL Champion, three-time NFL MVP, 10-time Pro Bowler and a 5-time First-team All-Pro. His most sought after card remains his 1957 Topps Rookie, this card is considered one of the best vintage football rookie cards of the hobby. Unitas’s rookie card is highly sought after especially high-end PSA graded examples. His rookie card will only continue to increase in value.

11 – Joe Greene – (1969-1981)

Greene is considered one of the greatest defensive lineman in NFL history. He played defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers for his entire career. During the era that he played, he was often considered the best player of his generation and one of the most popular players in the NFL. Greene was a four-time Super Bowl Champion, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, 10-time Pro Bowler and a five-time First-team All-Pro. Greene is also famous for appearing on a Coca-Cola commercial during a Super Bowl ad in 1980, which is considered one of the best television commercials of all-time. His best card is his 1971 Topps Rookie card, investing in a PSA 8 or higher is a smart investment because 8’s are continually trending up in value on vintage football rookies. Greene’s rookie graded in a PSA 8 only has 225 graded examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020.

12 – Dick Butkus (1965-1973)

Butkus defined the middle linebacker position and was one of the most feared defensive players in NFL history. He would play his entire career with the Chicago Bears, where he was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, six-time First-team All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler. Butkus has often been regarded as the most feared tackler of all-time. His most sought after card is his 1966 Philadelphia Rookie card, which is highly regarded and is continually trending up in value. Centered PSA 8 examples and higher of this card are considered one of the premier cards of the 1960s and these will continue to become more sought after each year.

13 – Deion Sanders – (1989-2005)

Sanders was one of the most popular players of his era and often referred to as “Prime Time” for his stellar and electrifying plays. He is often considered the greatest cornerback in the history of the NFL. Sanders would win a Super Bowl with both the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. He was also a Defensive Player of the Year, nine-time First-team All-Pro and an eight time Pro Bowler. He is the only athlete ever to play in both a Super Bowl and World Series. His most popular card is his 1989 Score Rookie card. Investing in a PSA 10 example is a great option because these are still very undervalued and still have plenty of room to go up in value.

14 – Ronnie Lott (1981-1994)

Lott is considered the greatest safety of all-time in NFL history. He would win four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers. Lott was also a six-time First-team All-Pro, two-time NFL interceptions leader and a 10 time Pro Bowler. His most sought after card is his 1982 Topps Rookie, this card has a very low POP in a PSA 10 example. Investing in a PSA 10 of Lott could pay off hugely because 10’s of elite players are continually trending up in value and being so that there is only 74 graded PSA 10 examples as of January 2020 on the PSA Population Report, makes this a very good investment.

15 – Deacon Jones – (1961-1974) 

Jones is considered the greatest defensive end in NFL history. He revolutionized the position of a defensive end and because of Jones’s dominant play on defensive, he was the first player to define “sacking the quarterback.” Jones was often sacking the quarterback before they were even being tracked and because of his dominant defensive play helped paved the way for many other future star defensive pass rushers. His most sought after card remains his 1963 Topps rookie card. Investing in old sports cards such as this PSA 8 example is a great long-term investment because this card in this high-grade example will continually trend up in value. There is only a little over a hundred examples on the PSA Population Report in graded 8 examples as of December 2019.

16 – Dan Marino – (1983-1999)

Marino is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of all-time, he would play his entire career with the Miami Dolphins. During the era that he played, he was often regarded as one of the best players in the NFL. He was an MVP in 1984, three-time First-team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. Marino also led the league in passing yards five times. His most sought after card remains his 1984 Topps Rookie. Investing in at least a PSA 9 example is a smart investment because these will continually trend up in up value and Marino will always be an all-time great quarterback.

17 – Otto Graham – (1946-1955)

Graham is regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of his era. He would lead the Cleveland Browns to multiple champions in both the AAFC and NFL. Graham would win three NFL Championships in his career along with three MVP’s. He was also a five-time Pro Bowler, four-time First-team All Pro and a two-time NFL passing yards leader. His best card is his 1950 Bowman rookie, investing in at least a PSA 6 centered example is a smart investment because these will continually become tougher to find.

18 – Anthony Munoz – (1980-1992)

Munoz ranks on many offensive lineman lists as the best overall lineman in NFL history. He was a 9-time First-team All-Pro and an 11-time Pro Bowler. Munoz’s most sought after card is his rookie card from 1982 Topps. This card has seen a big increase in value in high-grade condition within the last month from November of 2019 through December of 2019. Investing in a PSA 9 will pay off hugely because PSA 10s are becoming very difficult to find. This card will always have great value in high-grade condition, both PSA 9 and PSA 10 have a low PSA POP report.

19 – Emmitt Smith – (1990-2004)

Smith is regarded as one of the best running back of all-time. He holds multiple NFL records including most rushing yards of all-time and most touchdowns of all-time. Smith would win three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys, one of which he be named Super Bowl MVP. He was also an eight-time Pro Bowler, NFL MVP and was a four-time NFL rushing yards leader and touchdown leader. His most popular card is his 1990 Score Supplemental Rookie, graded PSA 10 examples are a great investment because Smith will always have great value because he is the all-time leading rusher in NFL history.

20 – John Elway – (1983-1998)

Elway was one of the top quarterbacks of his era, playing his entire career with the Denver Broncos. He would win two Super Bowls including a Super Bowl MVP and a regular season MVP in 1987. Elway was also a nine-time Pro Bowler and often was mentioned for being one of the best pure athletes in NFL history who could have played multiple different sports. His most sought after card is his 1984 Topps Rookie card, investing in at least a PSA 9 example is a smart investment because 9’s will continue to trend up in value within the coming years.

21 – Gale Sayers – (1965-1971)

Sayers was one of the most dominant running backs during the era that he played. He would play his entire career with the Chicago Bears, where won the Rookie of the Year award, a five-time First-team All-Pro and a two-time NFL rushing yards leader. Sayers was one of the most explosive runners in the history of the NFL, he owns the NFL record of 138.75 all-purpose yards per game. His most sought after card his 1966 Philadelphia Rookie card, investing in at least a PSA 8 example is a great investment because vintage PSA rookies graded 8s or higher are continually becoming more sought after each year.

22 – Ray Lewis – (1996-2012)

Lewis was known for being one of the best inspirational leaders both on and off the field. He is considered to be one of the best middle linebackers of all-time in NFL history. Lewis played his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens where he would win two Super Bowl Championships and win a Super Bowl MVP. He was also a 13-time Pro Bowler, two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a seven-time First-team All-Pro. His best card remains his 1996 Bowman’s Best rookie. Graded PSA 10 examples are a great investment because this card is Lewis’s PSA Hall of Fame Registry rookie card and this card will continually trend up in value.

23 – Sammy Baugh – (1937-1952)

Baugh is one of the best quarterbacks of his era who played his entire career for the Washington Redskins. He was a two-time NFL Champion, seven-time First-team All-Pro and a two-time NFL Player of the Year. Baugh would often led the league in multiple different statistical quarterback categories yearly. He was also known for his versatility having also played punter and defensive back throughout his career. His most popular card is his 1948 Leaf rookie card, this card is Baugh’s PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry card. Investing in a centered graded example is a good investment because a lot of vintage collectors or buyers are wanting to buy the card rather than just the grade itself.

24 – Randy Moss – (1998-2012)

Moss was one of the best dynamic wide receivers of all-time. He holds the record for most touchdowns in a rookie season with 17 by a receiver and the record for most touchdowns in a season with 23. Moss also ranks 4th all-time in receiving yards and second all-time in receiving touchdowns. One of his most sought after cards is his 1998 Bowman Autograph rookie card. The card is featured in a base autograph version, silver and gold. These are becoming a lot tougher to find, which makes one’s in high-grade condition a great investment.

25 – Don Hutson – (1935-1945)

Hutson revolutionized the wide receiver position and is credited with many modern pass routes used in the NFL today. He would spend his entire career with the Green Bay Packers where he was a three-time NFL Champion, two-time NFL MVP and an eight-time First-team All-Pro. Hutson would nearly led the league in nearly every statistical wide receiver category throughout his entire career. His most sought after card is his 1955 Topps All-American Rookie. Investing in at least a PSA 7 graded example is smart because there is only 127 graded PSA 7 examples as of January 2020. PSA 7’s still have a lot of upside to go up in value as there still is some collectors or buyers not aware of how dominant of a player Hutson was.

26 – Brett Favre – (1991-2010)

Favre was an all-time great quarterback who played 20 NFL seasons. He would become the first player in NFL history to throw for 500 touchdowns, he also owns the record for most consecutive starts by a quarterback of all-time. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment was winning the Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers. Favre would led the league in touchdowns four times and win three NFL MVP awards. His most popular card is his 1991 Stadium Club rookie card, where Favre’s actual name is spelled wrong on the card. PSA 10 or 9 examples of this card are a great long-term investment because Favre will always be regarded as an all-time great quarterback.

27 – Alan Page – (1967-1981)

Page is considered one of the greatest defensive tackles in NFL history. He is best known for being a member of the Vikings “Purple People Eaters,” which was known as a defensive line that often sacked the quarterback. Page had 148 and a half sacks in his career and there has been multiple reports saying that he had five other seasons with 10 sacks or more that were not credited at the time. He was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, six-time First-team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. His most popular card is his 1970 Topps Rookie, investing in a PSA 9 example is a great investment because they are still very obtainable and feature a low POP of just 115 PSA 9 examples as of January 2002. Page will always have great long-term value!

28 – Bruce Smith – (1985-2003)

Smith was one of best defensive ends of all-time, he is best known for being the all-time career NFL leader in sacks with 200. He was a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, eight-time First-team All-Pro and an 11-time Pro Bowler. Smith played 19 seasons in the NFL and 13 of them he had at least 10 sacks. His most popular card remains his 1986 Topps Rookie card, investing in at least a PSA 9 example is a great option because these still have plenty of upside to go up in value and 10 examples are very difficult to find. Will another player break Smith’s all-time sacks record?

29 – Jack Lambert – (1974-1984)

Lambert revolutionized the middle-linebacker position by becoming the field general and being required to defend both the run and the pass. He would play his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he would win four Super Bowls, a Defensive Player of the Year award, a six-time First-team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1976 Topps Rookie card, this card is considered one of the best rookie cards of the 1970s era. Investing in a PSA 9 example could pay off hugely because these are continually trending up in value each year and becoming tougher to find. Lambert’s PSA 9 rookie features a POP Report of just 222 examples as of January 2020.

30 – John Hannah – (1973-1985)

Hannah is often considered one of the best offensive lineman of all-time. Many rankings have Hannah regarded as the first or second best lineman ever and even Sports Illustrated would mention him as “The Best Offensive Lineman of All-Time” in 1981. He would play his entire career with the New England Patriots where he was a 10-time First-team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1974 Topps rookie card, investing in a PSA 8 example is a great option because vintage rookies graded 8s and higher are continually trending up in value. There is only 148 known PSA 8 examples of Hannah’s rookie card according to the PSA POP Report as of January 2020 so this is a great long-term investment.

31 – Ken Houston – (1967-1980)

Houston is regarded as one of the best safeties of all-time. He was known for having great instinct and being intercept passes or scoop up fumbles. Houston was a 12-time Pro Bowler, two-time First-team All-Pro and he would play well on both the Oilers and Redskins. His best card is his 1971 Topps Rookie, graded PSA 8 examples are still very obtainable and feature a low PSA Pop Report of just a little over 200 examples as of January 2020. Houston’s PSA 8 rookie will easily trend up in value within the coming years.

32 – Merlin Olsen – (1962-1976)

Olsen was a premier defensive tackle who played his entire career with the Los Angeles Rams. He was five-time First-team All-Pro, NFL Rookie of the Year and a 14 time Pro Bowler. Olsen was considered one of the most fearsome defensive players throughout the 1960s. His most sought after card is his 1964 Philadelphia Rookie card. Graded PSA 9 examples are still very obtainable and these will continue to increase in value because they feature a PSA Pop Report of just 75 examples as of January 2020.

33 – Bob Lilly (1961-1974)

Lilly was one of the best defensive tackles of all-time, he would play his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys and was known as “Mr. Cowboy.” He is famous for having a NFL record 29-yard sack during a Super Bowl which is considered his signature moment in his career. Lilly would win a Super Bowl, be named a seven-time First-team All-Pro and was an 11-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1963 Topps Rookie card, investing in at least a PSA 7 example is a great option because there is only 178 examples in that grade on the PSA POP Report as of January 2020. Lilly’s rookie card is considered one of the most popular cards of the 1960s era and these will continue to trend up in value.

34 – Ed Reed – (2002-13)

Reed is considered one of the best bawl hawk defensive safeties of all-time. He has the NFL record for most interception yards. Reed was a Super Bowl Champion with the Ravens, Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and a three-time NFL interceptions leader. He was one of the most exciting players to watch play and was electric when he would intercept passes. One of his best cards to invest in his 2002 Bowman Chrome Auto Rookie. The card features an on card auto of Reed, this card is becoming more increasingly difficult to find. Reed will always be regarded as one of the best defensive players of all-time so this is a great long-term investment.

35 – Dick “Night Train” Lane – (1952-1965)

Lane was a premier cornerback in the NFL who was a great tackler and often intercepted the ball as well. He still holds the NFL record of most of interceptions in a single season with 14; the record has lasted for more than 65 years. Lane played with the Rams, Cardinals and Lions throughout his career who was a seven-time Pro-Bowler, seven time First-team All-Pro and was a two-time NFL interceptions leader. Lane also ranks 4th all-time in career interceptions. His best card is his 1957 Topps rookie card, investing in a PSA 8 example could pay off hugely because vintage rookies from the 1950s in high-grade are highly sought after and many of them feature a Low POP report. There is just 89 examples of Lane’s rookie graded a PSA 8 as of January 2020 and this card will always have great value because it’s Lane’s PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry card.

36 – Jim Parker – (1957-1967)

Parker played both offensive tackle and offensive guard, many football experts considered him to be the greatest offensive lineman ever. He would play his entire career with the Colts where he was a two-time NFL Champion, nine-time First-team All-Pro and an eight-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1959 Topps rookie card, investing in a PSA 8 could pay off hugely because there is only 149 graded 8 examples on the PSA Pop Report as of January 2020. Parker’s rookie graded in an 8 still has plenty of upside to grow because vintage rookies from this era 8 and higher are always continually trending up in value.

37 – Gino Marchetti – (1952-1966)

Marchetti is considered one of the best defensive ends in NFL history. He is famous for making a game saving tackle during the 1958 NFL Championship game which is known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” Marchetti is credited by many for being one of the greatest players in NFL history. He was a premier player for the Colts where he won two NFL Championships, was a nine-time First-team All-Pro and an 11-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1952 Bowman Rookie card, this card features a large and small version but the large version is a lot more difficult to find. Both versions are great investments because Marchetti will always be regarded as an all-time great. Investing in a high-grade example of the large version could pay off hugely because these are becoming very difficult to find.

38 – Tony Gonzalez – (1997-2013)

Gonzalez is considered the greatest tight end in football of all-time. He would play 12 seasons with the Chiefs and five seasons with the Falcons. He holds the NFL record for total receiving yards by a tight end with 15,127 and is third all-time in receptions amongst all players. Gonzalez was 14 time Pro Bowler and six time First-team All-Pro. His most popular card is his 1997 SP Authentic rookie card. The card is listed as his PSA Registry rookie card and for that reason alone his card will always have great long term value. Investing in a PSA 10 example is a great option because there is only a few hundred in circulation as of December of 2019 and his card will become tougher to find in 10 examples.

39 – Rod Woodson (1987-2003)

Woodson was a star cornerback with the Steelers for 10 years, and won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens. He would also be named to the Pro Bowl 11 times, voted a first team All-Pro four times, and he would win the DPOY of the year award in 1993. Woodson ranks 3rd all-time in most career interceptions with 71. His most sought after rookie card is his 1989 Score Rookie card, investing in PSA 10 graded examples or signed and slabbed authentic examples too. Both options are great investments of Woodson.

40 – Eric Dickerson – (1983-1993)

Dickerson rushed for 13,259 yards in his career. He is famous for having the single season rushing yards record in a season with 2,105 set in 1984 with the Rams. Dickerson also has two other NFL records, which are most rushing yards in a rookie season with 1,808 and 248 rushing yards in a playoff game. He was a four-time rushing yards leader and five-time First-team All Pro. His most sought after card is his 1984 Topps rookie, this card is a great investment in a PSA 10 example as those will continue to go up in value and are becoming a lot tougher to find. As of December of 2019, there is only a little over hundred PSA 10’s on the PSA Population Report in existence.

41 – Mel Blount – (1970-1983)

Blount is regarded as one of the best cornerbacks in NFL history. He would play his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he would win four Super Bowls. Blount was a physical cornerback who was one of the most feared during the era he played. He was a five-time Pro Bowler, two-time First-team All-Pro, and won a Defensive Player of the Year award. His best card is his 1975 Topps rookie. Graded PSA 9 examples are a great long-term investment because this card has a low POP of just a little over a hundred examples as of December 2019.

42 – O.J. Simpson – (1969-1979)

Simpson was one of the best running backs of all-time he was one of the first backs in NFL history to put up historic stats. He was the first running back in NFL history to rush for 2,000 rushing yards in a single season and did it with just a 14 game schedule. During the era that he played he was often one of the most popular players in the NFL. Simpson was an NFL MVP in 1973, five-time First-team All-Pro, five-time Pro Bowler and was a four-time NFL rushing yards leader. Putting all controversial topics aside with Simpson, his best card remains his 1970 Topps Rookie card. Investing in at least a PSA 8 is a great investment because this card graded in this example still has plenty of upside to go up in value. There is only 467 examples PSA 8 graded examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020.

43 - Forrest Gregg – (1956-1971)

Gregg is regarded as one of the best offensive lineman of all-time. He would play for the Packers during the Vince Lombardi era and Lombardi often praised Gregg for his outstanding play. Gregg would win six championships during his career, which included five with the Packers and one with the Cowboys. He is famous for playing in 188 consecutive games during his career. Gregg was a nine-time Pro Bowler and seven-time First-Team All Pro. His most sought after card is his 1960 rookie card, this card in a PSA 8 is a great long-term investment because there is just 174 examples on the PSA 8 Pop Report as of January 2020. Gregg’s rookie features a spelling error on his first name; there is still plenty of upside on this card to go up in value, as this card will always have great long-term value.

44 – Chuck Bednarik – (1949-1962)

Bednarik was one of the most feared tacklers in football and was one of the last full-time two-way players in football. He would play both linebacker and center for his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bednarik was a two-time NFL Champion, 10-time First-team All-Pro and was an eight-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1948 Leaf Rookie card, this card is becoming increasingly difficult to find. Investing in a centered example is a great option because centering is one of the first things that sticks out with vintage rookie cards. There is only 71 total PSA graded examples higher than this PSA 4.5 example as of January 2020. Bednarik’s Leaf rookie will always have great long-term value because this card is considered his PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry card.

45 – Roger Staubach – (1969-1979)

Staubach played his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys and was one of the best quarterbacks of his era. He would lead the Cowboys to two Super Bowls Championships, one of which he would win the Super Bowl MVP. Staubach was also a six-time Pro Bowler and a four-time NFL passing rating leader. His most popular card remains his 1972 Topps rookie card. Investing in a PSA 8 centered example is a great option because PSA 8 examples and higher are continually trending up in value on vintage rookie cards like Staubach’s.

46 – John Mackey – (1963-1972)

Mackey was a premier tight-end and one of the best players in the league during the era he played in. He is credited for helping revolutionize the tight-end position in the NFL. He would win a Super Bowl with the Colts and an AFL Champion. Mackey was a three-time All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1964 Philadelphia Rookie card, investing in at least a PSA 7 is a smart option because high-graded examples are becoming a lot tougher to find and obtain.

47 – Lance Alworth – (1962-1972)

Alworth was one of the best receivers of all-time and still holds many NFL records today. He would become a star in both the AFL and NFL where he would win both a AFL Championship in Super Bowl during his career. Alworth was a six-time First-team All-AFL, led the AFL in receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns three times. He is considered one of the best receivers of all-time, he still has multiple NFL records and Chargers franchise records. His best card is his 1963 Fleer Rookie card, PSA 8’s are becoming extremely sought after especially since there is only 90 examples in that grade according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Alworth’s rookie card will always have great value because this card is one of the premier cards of the 1960s era and regarded as his PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry card.

48 – Gene Upshaw – (1967-1981)

Upshaw played offensive guard his entire career with the Oakland Raiders. He was a huge part of the dominant offensive line coached by John Madden. Perhaps one of Upshaw’s biggest accomplishments in his career was playing in three Super Bowls during three different decades and winning two of them. Upshaw was also a three-time First-team All-Pro and a six-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1972 Topps Rookie card, graded examples in a PSA 8 of this card are still easily obtainable and there is only 161 examples in that grade according to the PSA Pop Report as of January 2020. Upshaw’s rookie graded in a PSA 8 example still has plenty of upside to go up in value.

49 – Earl Campbell – (1978-1985)

Campbell was known as one of the best powerful running backs in NFL history. He had a powerful running style and a great ability to be able to break tackles. Campbell was an NFL MVP in 1979, a five-time Pro Bowler and a three-time First-team All-Pro. He would also lead the NFL in rushing yards three times. His most sought after card remains his 1979 Topps rookie card. Investing in a PSA 9 centered example is a great investment. This card in this example has just 180 PSA 9’s with no qualifiers as of December of 2019. Campbell’s rookie card in high-grade will continue to go up in value because he will always be regarded as one of the most feared NFL running backs of all-time.

50 – Steve Van Buren – (1944-1951)

Van Buren was a premier running back during the era that he played. He was the first running back in NFL history to have over 1,000 yards in a season when there was just 12 games a year, and the first to rush for over ten touchdowns in a season; which he accomplished three times. Van Buren played his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles where he was a two-time NFL Champion, six-time First-team All-Pro and a four-time rushing yards leader and rushing touchdowns leader. His best card is his 1948 Leaf Rookie card, this card has multiple different versions including a green, yellow and blue different colored jersey that Van Buren is wearing in the image. The green version one seems like the most popular since that is the color he most often wore with the Eagles. Van Buren’s rookie will always have great long-term value especially the green version example.

51 – Raymond Berry – (1955-1967)

Berry was a split-end wide receiver who played his entire career with the Baltimore Colts and was Johnny U’s favorite target. He would win two NFL Championships with Colts, one of which during the 1958 NFL Championship Game, which is known as “The Greatest Game Ever Player,” where Berry caught 12, passes for 178 yards and a touchdown. He was also a four-time First-team All-Pro, three-time NFL receiving yards and reception leader and a six-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1957 Topps Rookie card, since high-grade examples are very sought after investing in at least a PSA 5 centered example is the next option because these can easily go up in value within the coming years and are starting to become tougher to find. Berry’s Rookie will always have great long-term value because his card is a part of the PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry.

52 – Junior Seau – (1990-2009)

Seau was one of the most well-rounded linebackers in NFL history. He was one of the most passionate players on the field when he made big plays. He was an eight-time First-team All-Pro, Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 and a 12-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1990 Action Packed Rookie, this card is very condition sensitive and has a low POP of PSA 10 examples. There is just 99 PSA 10’s on the PSA Registry as of January 2020. This card is still easily obtainable in a PSA 10 example and will easily trend up in value very soon.

53 - Cal Hubbard – (1927-1936)

Hubbard was first credited with inventing the linebacker position and eventually became an offensive tackle under Coach Vince Lombardi. Similar players from Hubbard’s often considered him the greatest tackle they had ever seen. Hubbard would win four NFL Championships and was a four-time First-team All-Pro. Since Hubbard played in era when football cards were not even being made yet he does not have any football cards but eventually became an MLB umpire and does have a Bowman baseball card. His most popular card is his 1955 Bowman card, which is very tough to find in a high-grade example. There is just 30 graded PSA 8 examples on the PSA Population Report as of January 2020.

54 – Earl “Dutch” Clark – (1931-1938)

Clark was the first elite running back in the history of the NFL, he would play his entire career with the Portsmouth Spartans/Detroit Lions. He was a three-time rushing touchdowns leader, six-time First-team All-Pro and won an NFL Championship in 1935. Clark was regarded as the best player in the NFL in 1935 and 1936. His best card is his 1935 National Chicle Rookie card. This card is becoming very difficult to find and the value on this card in all grades will continue to trend up in value. Clark’s rookie will always have great long-term value because he was one of the first premier running backs in the history of the NFL.

55 – Willie Brown - (1963-1978)

Brown was a premier cornerback who starred playing in both the AFL and NFL. He was one of the leaders on many Oakland Raiders teams. Brown was a three-time Super Bowl Champion, two-time First-team All-Pro, five-time AFL All-Star and a four-time Pro Bowler. Brown is famous for intercepting a pass during Super Bowl XI and retuning it for a touchdown. His best card is his 1965 Topps Rookie, Brown’s rookie is a “Tall Boy” which means this is an oversized card. This card is becoming very tough to find in any condition and high-grade examples are continually becoming more sought after. Investing in his rookie card in at least a PSA 5 is a great option because this card will always have great long-term value because being so that it is on the PSA Football Hall of Fame Registry.

56 – Bobby Bell – (1963-1974)

Bell is regarded as one of the most athletic linebackers of all-time. He would play his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs. He would win a Super Bowl and was Defensive Player of the Year Award winner in 1969. His best card is his 1964 Topps Rookie card, this card is very undervalued in a PSA 8 example. There is just 117 total on the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Bell’s card will always have great value and will continue to trend up in value because he will always be regarded as one of the best linebackers in NFL history.

57 – Jack Ham – (1971-1982)

Ham is considered one of the greatest outside linebackers in the history of the NFL and was well known for his quickness. He would play his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he would win four Super Bowl Championships, earn six-time First-team All-Pro honors, Defensive Player of the Year and become an eight-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1973 Topps Rookie card, this card is one of the premier rookie cards of the 1970s era. Graded PSA 9 examples are becoming a lot more sought after because there is just 75 examples on the PSA Population Report. Investing in Ham’s rookie card is a great long-term investment because this card still has plenty of upside to go up in value.

58 – Marion Motley - (1946-1955)

Motley was a star at both fullback and linebacker. He was a powerful back who averaged 5.7 yards per carry, which is a NFL record that still stands. Motley was also one of the first African American players to play in the NFL. He would become an NFL champion with the Cleveland Browns and was the NFL rushing leader in the same year in 1950. His most sought after card is his 1950 Bowman rookie. The card is extremely valuable in high-grade examples and will keep climbing in value. Motley will always be considered one of the best players to ever play in the NFL.

59 – Art Shell – (1968-1982)

Shell was an elite offensive tackle during the era that he played. He would play his entire career with the Oakland Raiders where he would win two Super Bowl Championships. Shell was a two-time First-Team All-Pro and eight-tight Pro Bowl. His best card is his 1973 Topps Rookie card. Shell rookie graded in a PSA 8 example is still easily obtainable and there is only 253 examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. He will always be considered one of the greatest tackles in NFL history.

60- Ted Hendricks – (1969-1983)

Hendricks was a linebacker who would win four Super Bowls throughout his NFL career. He was also a four-time First-team All-Pro and an eight-time Pro Bowler. Hendricks was considered one of the best defensive players of his era. His best card is his 1972 Topps Rookie card, investing in at least a PSA 8 example is a great option because these are still very undervalued. There is just 189 PSA 8 graded examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Hendricks rookie will only eventually go up more in value and become tougher to find in a high-grade example.

61 – Randy White – (1975-1988)

White played defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys for his entire career. He would finish his career with 111 total sacks, Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl Co-MVP, a nine-time First-team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1976 Topps Rookie card, graded PSA 9 examples are still obtainable and could easily trend up in value since PSA 10’s are so rare and sought after. There is only 170 PSA 9 examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. White’s rookie card is a great long-term investment since he will always be considered one of the greatest defensive tackles in NFL history.

62 - Bruce Matthews – (1983-2001)

Matthews played multiple different offensive line positions throughout his career but played the most games in the NFL at the left guard position. He would play his entire career with the Houston/Tennessee Oilers/Titans organization. Matthews was a nine-time First-team All-Pro and a 14-time Pro Bowler. He is often considered one of the greatest offensive lineman to ever play in the NFL. His best card is his 1989 Score Rookie card, this card is very under-valued in PSA 10 example and still easily obtainable for many buyers or collectors. There is only 192 PSA 10 examples on the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Matthews Score rookie card will continue to trend up in value because this card is regarded as his PSA Rookie Hall of Fame registry card.

63– Larry Allen – (1994-2007)

Allen played guard for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons plus two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and was regarded as one of the strongest and most athletic offensive lineman to ever play in the NFL. He would win a Super Bowl with the Cowboys during the 1995 season. Allen was a Pro Bowler for 11 seasons and 7-time First-team All-Pro. His most sought card is his 1994 Playoff Rookie graded especially PSA 10 examples, which feature a very low POP. Even investing in Allen is PSA 9 is a smart option because both grades are becoming tough to find. Allen will always have great value because he is a member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

64 – Paul Warfield – (1964-1977)

Warfield was regarded as one of the best big play receivers of all-time. His career average yards per reception of 20.1 is one of the highest in NFL history. Warfield would win two Super Bowls with the Miami Dolphins and win a NFL championship with the Cleveland Browns. He was a six-time First-team All-Pro, two-time receiving touchdowns leader and an eight-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1965 Philadelphia Rookie card, graded examples in a PSA 8 are still very obtainable and feature a low POP of just 174 examples as of January 2020. Warfield’s rookie will continue to trend up in value because vintage rookie cards graded in PSA 8 examples are becoming more and more sought after each year.

65 – Elroy Hirsh – (1946-1957)

Hirsh was one of the best wide receivers in the NFL during the era that he played. He would set many NFL records with the Rams and still ranks third all-time today with an average of 124.6 receiving yards per game. Hirsh would win an NFL Championship with the Rams and was a two-time First-team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler. He was known as one of the first true deep threat targets in NFL history. Hirsh also was a part of multiple movie roles including his most famous “Crazylegs” where he stared playing himself in the film. His best card is his 1950 Bowman rookie card, graded PSA 8 examples are becoming highly sought after because there is only 69 examples as of January 2020. Hirsh’s rookie card will always have great value because this card is one of the premier rookie cards of the 1950s era.

66 - Junious “Buck” Buchanan – (1963-1975)

Buchanan was one of the best defensive players of his era, he would dominant at the defensive tackle position for the Kansas City Chiefs for his entire career, Buchanan would win a Super Bowl and was often mentioned as one of the fastest defensive lineman in NFL history. He was also a two-time Pro Bowl selection and selected as a six-time AFL All-Star. His most popular card is his 1964 Topps Rookie card, this card graded in a PSA 8 example is a great investment because there is just 108 known examples as of January 2020. Buchanan’s rookie is a PSA 8 example is just very obtainable and can easily go up in value in the coming years.

67 – Mike Webster – (1974-1990)

Webster played center where he helped led the Pittsburg Steelers to four Super Bowl Championships. He was the first former player diagnosed with CTE which led to safer and better playing future conditions in the NFL. Webster was a seven-time First-team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1977 Topps Rookie card, graded PSA 9 examples are still easily obtainable and feature only a PSA Population of just 194. Webster will always be considered an all-time great center and his rookie card in high-grade is very undervalued.

68 – Kellen Winslow – (1979-1987)

Winslow was considered the best tight end of his era. He would set the single season for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,290 yards during the 1980 season; his record would last for 31 seasons. He would tie an NFL record by catching five touchdown passes during a game in the 1981 season. Winslow was a three-time First-team All-Pro, two-time receptions leader and five-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1981 Topps Rookie card, PSA 9s and 10s are still easily affordable and very undervalued considering how dominant of a player Winslow was. His rookie in high-grade examples will only continue to trend up in value, as there are 466 graded PSA 9 examples according to the PSA Population Report and 91 PSA 10 examples as of January 2020.

69 – Willie Lanier – (1967-1977)

Lanier was a star linebacker who played his entire career for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was a part of a linebacker trio that is recognized as one of the most talented in NFL history. Lanier was a Super Bowl Champion, eight-time All-Pro and a six-time Pro-Bowler. His best card is his 1971 Topps Rookie card, graded PSA 8 examples are still very obtainable and feature a POP report of just 223 examples as of January 2020. Lanier’s rookie has plenty of upside to go up in value because vintage PSA 8 rookie cards are continually trending up in value and this card is on the PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry.

70 – Larry Fitzgerald – (2004-present)

Fitzgerald has been one of the most dominant wide receivers for years in the NFL since he entered the league in 2004. He has played both outside and slot receiver having played his entire career with the Arizona Cardinals. Fitzgerald ranks 2nd all-time in receiving yards and second in career receptions. One of his most popular cards is his 2004 Topps Chrome rookie, especially examples graded in a PSA 10. Fitz will always have great long-term value and is still very affordable and obtainable for many buyers and collectors.

71 – Rob Gronkowski – (2010-2018)

Gronkowski is regarded as one of the best tight ends of all-time. He would win three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, and be selected as a four-time First-team All-Pro. Gronk was one of the most popular players of his era, he was a five-time Pro Bowler and put up historic numbers for a tight end in just nine seasons. Look for Gronk’s 2010 Topps Chrome – Running/Cutting Pose rookie card graded in a PSA 10 example. There are only 127 of them on the PSA POP Report as of December of 2019. Gronk’s Chrome rookie card will most likely be regarded as his PSA Hall of Fame Rookie Registry card in the near future and for that reason alone will always have great long-term value.

72 – Marvin Harrison – (1996-2008)

Harrison played his entire career with the Colts as a wide-receiver. He ranks 5th all-time in receiving touchdowns with 128 and won a Super Bowl with the Colts. Harrison was a three-time First-team All Pro and a two-time single season leader in receiving yards. His most popular card is his 1996 SP rookie. This card is listed as his PSA Registry rookie card, which means it will always have great value. Harrison’s SP rookie in a PSA 10 example is still very obtainable and only has less than 200 graded 10 examples according to the PSA 10 POP report as of December of 2019.

73 – Mike Ditka – (1961-1972)

Ditka revolutionized the tight end position in the NFL, he would eventually become the first tight end ever to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was an incredible blocker and pass catcher. Ditka was an NFL Champion and Super Bowl Champion, Rookie of the Year, four-time First-team All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1962 Topps Rookie card; this card is considered one of the premier and most popular football rookies of all-time. Investing in at least a PSA 6 is a good option because these are becoming tougher to find and this card will always have great value because it is on the PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry.

74 – Jim Otto – (1960-1974)

Otto played center for his entire career with the Oakland Raiders. He would play 10 years in the AFL and five seasons in the NFL. Otto would win an AFL Championship in 1967 and was an AFL All-Star for nine straight seasons. He was also a two-time First-team All Pro and a three-time Pro Bowler in the NFL. Otto will always be regarded as one of the best centers of all-time. His best card is his is 1961 Fleer Rookie card, graded PSA 8 examples are still easily obtainable and feature a low POP of just 96 examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. This card is regarded as Otto’s PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry card and for that reason it will always have great long-term value.

75 – Jonathan Ogden – (1996-2007)

Ogden played left-tackle for the Baltimore Ravens for his entire career. He was a four-time First-team All-Pro, 11 Pro Bowler and won a Super Bowl with the Ravens. Ogden was one of the most dominant lineman of his era and is a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. His most sought after rookie card is his 1996 Bowman’s Best Rookie, the card is easily obtainable in a PSA 10 example. Ogden will always be regarded as one of the greatest offensive lineman of all-time and for that reason alone he is a great investment.

76 – Larry Wilson – (1960-1972)

Wilson played free safety his entire career with the Cardinals. He is often credited with being the first safety to begin blitzing the quarterback. Wilson was a Defensive Player of the Year, six-time First-team All-Pro and an eight-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1963 Topps Rookie card, graded PSA 8 examples are still very obtainable and feature just 143 examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Wilson’s rookie card will continually trend up in value because vintage rookies graded PSA 8 and higher arebecoming tougher to find and this card is on the PSA Football Rookie Hall of Fame Registry.

77 - John Randle – (1990-2003)

Randle was a defensive tackle in the NFL who finished his career with 137.5 sacks, which ranks the second highest total by a defensive tackle in NFL history. He was a six-time First-team All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowler. Randle was also the NFL sacks leader in 1997 and is a member of the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor. His best card is his 1991 Pro Set Rookie card, graded PSA 10 examples are easily obtainable and feature a Population Report of just 270 as of January 2020. This card is very undervalued and will continue to trend up in value because it is regarded as Randle’s PSA Football Rookie Hall of Fame Registry card.

78 – Steve Largent – (1976-1989)

Largent was known for being a sure-handed receiver meaning he would often catch almost any ball being thrown to him. At one point Largent held multiple NFL receiving records, which included most receptions, most receiving yards in a career and most touchdowns. He was also the first player in NFL history to achieve the 100-touchdown mark in his career. Largent was a two-time receiving yards leader and a seven-time Pro Bowler. He is also a member of the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor. His best card is his 1977 Topps Rookie card, graded PSA 9 examples are becoming a lot more sought after especially since PSA 10’s are extremely limited. There is just 257 PSA 9 examples of Largent’s rookie according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Largent’s rookie graded in a PSA 9 still has plenty of upside to go up in value.

79 - Emlen Tunnell – (1948-1961)

Tunnell played safety in his career and was the first African-American player to play for the New York Giants and be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a premier defensive player who was often known for being able to intercept passes. Tunnell was a two-time NFL Champion, six-time First-team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. He had 79 career interceptions in his career, which remains the second most in NFL history. His best card is his 1951 Bowman Rookie card, this card is very undervalued and becoming tough to find in high-grade examples that are PSA 7 and higher. There is just 66 PSA 7 examples and only 52 total higher examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Tunnell’s 1951 Bowman rookie will always have great long-term value because this card is his PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry card.

80 - Dwight Stephenson – (1980-1987)

Stephenson played center his entire career with the Miami Dolphins. He is often regarded as one of the best offensive lineman in the history of the NFL. He was a five-time First-team All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. Stephenson is a member of the Miami Dolphins Honor Roll. His best card is his 1984 Topps Rookie card, graded PSA 9 examples are still easily affordable. There is just 161 PSA 9 examples according to the PSA Population Report. Stephenson’s rookie card is very undervalued and will continually go up in up in value because it will always be on the PSA Football Hall of Fame Rookie Registry.

81 – Adam Vinatieri – (1996-present)

Vinatieri is considered the greatest kicker in NFL history. He has kicked many clutch field goals throughout his career including one’s during the Super Bowl. Vinatieri is a four time Super Bowl champion and a three-time First-team All-Pro. He owns many NFL records including 44 straight field goals made, most career field goals made and many more. His most sought after card is his 1997 Pacific Philadelphia Rookie. High-grade examples are continually becoming sought after especially PSA 9 or PSA 10 examples. Investing in this card is a great long-term investment because these are becoming a lot tougher to find.

82 – Darrell Green – (1983-2002)

Green is considered one of the greatest cornerbacks of all-time. He was known for his speed and great longevity throughout his career. Green played his entire career with the Washington Redskins, where he would win two Super Bowls. He was also a seven-time Pro Bowler and four-time First-team All-Pro. His best card is his 1984 Topps Rookie. This card in a PSA 10 is a great investment because it has a low POP of just a couple of hundred examples and will continually go up in value because Green’s 1984 Topps card is on the PSA Hall of Fame Registry.

83 – Mike Haynes – (1976-1989)

Haynes was a premier cornerback during the era that he played in. He would play for both the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Raiders. Haynes was known for his quickness and great ability to intercept passes. He was a Super Bowl Champion with the Raiders, Rookie of the Year Award winner, a two-time First-team All-Pro, Defensive Player of the Year and a nine-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1977 Topps Rookie card, graded PSA 9 examples are still very obtainable but have recently doubled in value within the last two months. There is only 48 PSA 9 graded examples of Haynes rookie card as of January 2020, so this card is very tough to obtain in a PSA 9 or higher. Haynes rookie card still has plenty of room to go up in value due to its low population report.

84 – Roosevelt Brown – (1953-1965)

Brown played offensive tackle his entire career with the New York Giants. He was an NFL champion in 1956, six-time First-Team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. Brown is also a member of the New York Giants Ring of Honor. His best card is his 1956 Topps Rookie card, investing in at least a PSA 7 is a great option because these are becoming a lot tougher to find and still very obtainable. Brown’s rookie graded in a PSA 7 has just 137 examples according to the PSA Population Report as of January 2020.

85 – Lenny Moore – (1956-1967)

Moore was one of the premier running backs during the era he played in and was first player to have 20 touchdowns in a single season. He was a two-time NFL Champion, five-time First-team All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowler. Moore would play his entire career with the Baltimore Colts where he was also a NFL Rookie of the Year winner and rushing touchdowns leader in 1964. His best card is his 1956 Topps Rookie card, Moore’s rookie card in a high-grade PSA 8 example is highly sought after as there is only 59 PSA 8 examples on the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Being so that this card is Moore’s PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry means it will always have great long-term value.

86 – Walter Jones – (1997-2009)

Jones played his entire career at the left tackle position for the Seattle Seahawks. He has been well recognized as one of the best offensive lineman of all-time in the history of the NFL. Jones was a four-time First-team All-Pro and a nine-time Pro Bowler. His number 71 jersey is also retired by the Seahawks. His best card is his 1997 SP Authentic Rookie card, PSA 9 examples are limited with just 48 examples according to the PSA Population Report. This card will continually become tougher to find and will trend up more in value. Jones’s SP Authentic rookie will always have great long-term value because it is regarded as his PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry card.

87 - Lee Roy Selmon – (1976-1984)

Selmon played defensive end for his entire career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a three-time First-team All-Pro, Defensive Player of the Year in 1979 and was a six-time Pro Bowler. Selmon was often regarded as one of the best defensive lineman in the league during the era that he played in. His best card is his 1977 Topps Rookie card, graded PSA 9 examples are becoming a lot tougher to find and still have plenty of upside to continue to trend up in value. According to the PSA Population Report, there is just 102 PSA 9 examples of Selmon’s Rookie as of January 2020.

88 – Joe Schmidt – (1953-1965)

Schmidt was often credited with help revolutionizing the middle-linebacker position with his speed, tackling ability, and being able to stop both the pass and the run. He would play his entire career with the Detroit Lions where he was a two-time NFL Champion, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, eight-time First-team All-Pro and a 10-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1956 Topps Rookie card, investing in a PSA 8 example of Schmidt could pay off because there 77 examples in this grade on the PSA Population Report as of January 2020. Schmidt’s rookie graded in a PSA 8 still has plenty of upside to continue to trend up in value.

89 - Randall McDaniel – (1988-2001)

McDaniel played guard primarily with the Minnesota Vikings for the majority of his career. He was a nine-time First-team All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowler. He would play in every Vikings game from 1990-99. McDaniel is also a member of the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor. His best card is his 1989 Pro Set Rookie card, graded 10 examples are easily obtainable and feature a PSA Population Repor of just 181 as of January 2020. McDaniel’s Pro Set rookie will always have great long-term value because this card is on the PSA Football Rookie Hall of Fame Registry.

90 - Ray Guy – (1973-1986)

Guy punted his entire career for the Raiders. He is widely considered the greatest punter of all-time. He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion, six-time First-team All-Pro and as of 2019 is the only punter in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His best card is his 1974 Topps Rookie card, graded copies in a PSA 9 have a low POP report and are highly sought after. Guy is a great long-term investment especially in a high-graded PSA example.

91 – Jack Christiansen – (1951-1958)

Christiansen was a safety and return specialist who played his entire career with the Detroit Lions. He led the NFL in interceptions in 1953 and 1957 and in punt return touchdowns for four seasons. His career punt returns for touchdowns still ranks 4th best all-time in the history of the NFL. Christiansen was a three-time NFL Champion, six-time All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1952 Bowman rookie, which is available in both a large and small version. The large version is a lot more sought after and more difficult to find especially in high-grade examples.

92 – Derrick Brooks – (1995-2008)

Brooks played his entire career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as outside linebacker. He was a well-rounded linebacker who could do it all, he would win a Super Bowl with the Bucs and be named Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. Brooks would also make 11 Pro Bowls and be selected as a First-team All-Pro five times. His best card is his 1995 SP rookie, graded PSA 10 examples are still very undervalued. Brooks will always be regarded as an all-time great linebacker and his rookie card featured in a 10 will become tougher to find in years to come.

93 - Dan Fortmann – (1936-1943)

Fortmann was an offensive guard who played his entire career with the Chicago Bears. He would be named team captain during the 1940 season and soon help lead the Bears to three NFL Championships in 1940, 1941 and 1943. He was also a seven-time First-team All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler. His best card is a rare 1936 Diamond Matchbooks, this card is very difficult to find and they are extremely limited. This card is so rare that it is not even listed on the PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry.

94 – Doug Atkins – (1953-1969)

Atkins helped revolutionize the defensive end position, he was one of the biggest and most feared defensive players during the era that he played. Atkins was known for having the ability to bat down throws at the line of scrimmage using his great leaping ability. He would play for the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints. Atkins was a two-time NFL Champion, four-time First-Team All-Pro and an eight time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1954 Bowman Rookie, high-grade examples are becoming a lot tougher to find. Investing in a PSA 8 is a great long-term investment because there is only 61 known PSA 8 examples on the PSA Pop report as of January 2020.

95 – Bill Hewitt – (1932-1943)

Hewitt would play both defensive end and fullback throughout his career. He was known for his quick reaction at the snap while he played on defensive. Hewitt was a two time NFL Champion, six-time First-team All-Pro and an NFL receiving touchdown leader in 1934. His best card is a 1933 Diamond Matchbooks Silver card. This card is very difficult to find and one of rarest cards to find. There is still relatively unknown about these types of cards as this card is not even listed on the PSA Rookie Hall of Fame Registry because of how rare they are.

96 – Jan Stenerud – (1967-1985)

Stenerud is the only placekicker to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as of January 2020. He would for the Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings throughout his career. Stenerud would win a Super Bowl with the Chiefs, a four-time First-team All-Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler. His best card is his 1970 Topps Rookie card, investing in a least a PSA 9 is a great investment because there is just 63 known examples in this grade as of January 2020. Stenerud will always have great value and this card is still very obtainable and will continually become harder to find in high-grade examples.

97 – Mel Hein – (1931-1945)

Hein played center for the New York Giants for his entire career. He was a two-time NFL Champion and selected as a First-team All-Pro eight times. In 1938, he was named the NFL MVP. Hein helped revolutionize the center position of the importance of it for the future of the league. His most popular card is his 1955 Topps All-American Rookie. The card featured in high-grade is still very obtainable for many collectors or buyers and features a low POP. Hein’s card will always have great value since he is a member of the New York Giants Ring of Honor.

98 – Devin Hester (2006-2016)

Hester was one of the most dynamic players in the NFL to ever play. He played wide-receiver but made a name for himself returning kick offs and punts, Hester was a threat to return a kickoff or punt return for a touchdown every time he touched the ball. Hester had 20 total special teams touchdowns in his career and was a 3-time Special Teams Player of the Year. One of his best cards to invest in his 2006 Topps Chrome Autograph Rookie card. This card is still very affordable and now is the time to buy it before Hester is inducted into the Hall of Fame someday.

99 – Shane Lechler – (2000-2017)

Lechler was a punter in the NFL for 18 seasons. He was a 4-time NFL Punting Yards Leader, a seven-time Pro Bowler and six-time first-team All-Pro. Lechler set an NFL record for 47.6 average yards per punt in his career. Lechler only has one rookie card, which is a 2000 Fleer Tradition card featured with him and Sebastian Janikowski on it. The glossy version has a very low PSA Pop report in a PSA 10. Being so that Lechler has the record for average yards per punt in his career makes this card in a low POP a great long-term investment that will become very difficult to find.

100 – Billy “White Shoes” Johnson – (1974-1988)

Johnson was a wide receiver and return specialist. He made a name for himself with the Houston Oilers, within his first four years with Oilers he would return five punts for touchdowns, along with two kickoffs and 12 more touchdowns as a wide-receiver. Johnson is also known for doing one of the first touchdown celebrations in league history. His most popular card is his 1976 Topps Rookie. Johnson’s card graded in a PSA 9 is becoming increasingly difficult to find and features a very low POP. Great long-term investment of the fan favorite Billy “White Shoes” Johnson.

While ranking the 1-100 NFL 100 All-Time team roster can be very subjective, I based it on multiple different combinations of lists I researched from the past and present. I only used players that were chose from each position and ranked them 1-100. Which rookie card will you be investing in from this list? Who is your all-time favorite football player from the list? Can vintage football cards reach the levels of vintage baseball rookie cards someday?

*This is an opinion piece and future values of cards can not be guaranteed.