Learn All About the Jim Brown Rookie Card

By: Marty Beets

Jim Brown is considered by many the greatest running back in NFL history. Brown ended his career as the all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

His rookie and early cards are very sought after and valuable. Let's take a look at some of these vintage Jim Brown cards:

1958 Topps 

Card #62

This is the first Jim Brown card and one of only two cards from 1958 he is on. It is universally considered a rookie card.

The 1958 Topps Jim Brown is one of the most sought-after football cards in the hobby.  It is the only card that is considered to be his rookie card.

1958 TOPPS Browns Team Card

This is the other 1958 card that has a photo of Jim Brown. It is not considered a rookie card.

Card #9

The team photo on this card was taken in 1957, Jim Brown's rookie year. Most collectors don't view team cards as rookies, but it's an affordable rookie-year card with Brown.

1959 Topps

Card #10

This is Jim Brown's second-year Topps card.  It is not considered a Jim Brown rookie. 

Jim Brown's 2nd-year Topps card features a great close-up photo of Brown.  It's not a rookie card, but it is still valuable and sought-after by collectors.

1959 Bazooka

This is a rare Jim Brown card that had to be hand-cut out of Bazooka gum boxes.  It is not considered a rookie.

The 1959 Bazooka Jim Brown is a rare second-year oddball Brown card.  These are particularly hard to find in high-grade conditions because many were cut out poorly.

Review of Jim Brown cards:

1958 Topps Browns Not considered a rookie.

1958 Topps Universally considered a rookie.

1959 Topps Not a rookie.

1959 Bazooka Not a rookie.