It was an era that gave us two Bills: Walsh and Parcells. Bo and Joe. Jerry and Barry. Singletary’s stare.
Pro football may have become a force in the 1960s and an obsession in the 70s, but the 80s take a backseat to no decade when it comes to great rookie cards.
Not many have been thrown away so it’s not right to call any 80s football rookie cards “scarce” unless you’re talking about the few that are hard to find at the highest professional grade. Still, the collection of Hall of Fame rookie cards from the era is impressive and there are plenty of kids who grew up at the time who can’t get enough of them.
Vintage Graded Football Cards offers a quick rundown of the best of the best 1980s football rookie cards.