There are a lot of candidates for the top ten Topps football cards ever printed and any list is subjective but we don’t think there will be a lot of debate on most of these. We’re limiting our list to cards produced before 1990 and presenting them in chronological order.
I started collecting Topps Football cards when I was a child. Unfortunately, like most kids, those cards are lost or destroyed by rubber bands and spokes. I have always enjoyed the AFL & NFL players of the past, their dedication to the game was inspiring.
You can make up your own ranking of the top ten Topps football cards of all-time but we’re guessing that at least a few of these are on your list too. Which is your favorite? Vote in our poll below (if you can’t make up your mind, you can vote for two).
Distributed in one-cent, five-cent and cello packs, 1961 Topps Football cards are tough to find in any form of unopened product. Similar to the Topps Baseball singles from the same year, the fronts of these cards boast a large player photo against a color background, with their name, position and team along the bottom.