Worst Rookie Card Ever?

October 3rd, 2012  |  Published in Silly Stuff  |  1 Comment

1968 Topps Frank Emanuel rookie football cardI have always thought that this 1968 Topps Frank Emanuel card was the worst rookie card ever. As you can see, the image on the front is awful: Emanuel’s helmet is askew, and you can’t even see his eyes. The back of the card doesn’t help. It happens to be a piece of a Len Dawson puzzle, so Emanuel didn’t even get the customary bio and stats. Topps atoned a bit in 1969, giving him a good looking card, complete with stats on the back.

Any other nominations for worst rookie card ever?

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  1. Scott Manseau says:

    October 3rd, 2012 at 12:34 PM (#)

    Hi 2 cards that hit me they may not be concidered rookie cards Gene Cockrell – 1960 Fleer #56 and Lonnie Dennis – 1962 Topps CFL #8. Scott