Learn All About the Lawrence Taylor Rookie Cards

By: Marty Beets

Lawrence Taylor is considered one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history He played his entire career for the New York Giants and won an MVP award which is rare for a defensive player. 

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

1982 Topps  

Card #434

This is the most recognizable Lawrence Taylor rookie card. It is his first regular Topps card.

The 1982 Topps Lawrence Taylor #434 card is his solo card from the regular Topps set. It says All Pro at the top because he was named to the All Pro team as a rookie.

1982 topps In Action

Card #435

This Lawrence Taylor card was also in the 1982 Topps set.  It is also considered a rookie  card.

The 1982 Topps set included an In Action subset that gave some players a second card. This card is less valuable than the other Lawrence Taylor card in this set. 

1982 Marketcom Mini-Poster

card #11

This oversized Lawrence Taylor card is very rare.  It is considered an oddball rookie.

The 1982 Mediacom mini-poster card was made by the same company that produced the iconic Sports Illustrated posters with the same design. 

1982 Topps Sticker

cards #92

The 1982 Topps sticker was produced to go in the Topps sticker album. It is considered an oddball rookie.

This sticker was produced in large numbers and is an affordable Lawrence Taylor rookie.  The set also contains a gold foil Lawrence Taylor rookie sticker. 

Here's a summary of Lawrenc Taylor rookies. 

1982 Topps In Action Considered a subset rookie

1982 Topps  Universally considered a rookie

1982 Marketcom Oddball rookie

1982 Topps Sticker Oddball rookie