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1971 Topps

Terry Bradshaw

1971 Topps 156 Terry Bradshaw
Profile

Terry Paxton Bradshaw (September 2, 1948-) (QB) set a national high school record for the javelin throw and led his Woodlawn High School football team to the 1965 AAA High School Championship game. Bradshaw attended Louisiana Tech University and became the number one quarterback in the NCAA during his junior year. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the coin toss against the Chicago Bears and chose the highly sought after Bradshaw with the Number 1 overall pick in the 1970 NFL Draft. Though he struggled to learn the pro game, leading the league in his rookie campaign with 24 interceptions, Terry developed into one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL by his fourth season. In 1975, Bradshaw received his first of three Pro Bowl selections and won his first of four Super Bowl championships (IX, X, XIII, XIV). With the help of the stifling “Steel Curtain” defense and a receiving corps that included Hall of Famers Lynn Swann, John Stallworth, Franco Harris and others, Bradshaw and the Steelers were arguably the greatest all-around team of a single decade (1970s). In 1978, Terry was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, captured his third Super Bowl victory and was named Super Bowl XIII’s MVP. He garnered his only All-Pro First Team selection that year and was named to the Second Team in the following season. During his time at the helm of the Steelers, Terry called many of the plays from the field and led the Pittsburgh Steelers to eight AFC Central championships and four Super Bowl victories. He played his entire career with Pittsburgh (1970-1983) amassing 27,989 passing yards completing 2,025 passes in 3,901 attempts. He added 212 touchdowns and 210 interceptions and finished with a 70.9 quarterback rating in 14 seasons. Terry Bradshaw was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Bradshaw, like many others, made guest appearances or cameos in Hollywood films and television productions. After retirement, he began a very successful career in broadcasting as a color analyst and commentator during NFL Sunday football programs.

Card Number EX-MT 6 NM 7 NM-MT 8 MT 9
156 $110 $225 $650 $5,500
Card
No.
Name   Auth PR
1
FR
1.5
GOOD
2
VG
3
VG-EX
4
EX
5
EX-MT
6
NM
7
NM-MT
8
MINT
9
GEM-MT
10
Total
156
Terry Bradshaw
Grade
+
Q
1
-
-
8
-
0
-
2
0
20
1
0
66
1
3
180
12
6
288
15
7
529
18
18
555
20
45
405
10
66
20
-
6
3
-
-
2,305
79
151
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
1 GEM MT 10
2 MINT 9 (20)
Public Auctions
Grade Price Date Firm Sale Lot #
MINT 9 $6,484 May-2015 Mile High Card Company October 2009 Auction 1607
NM+ 7.5 $325 May-2015 Mile High Card Company Extra Innings January 2014 290
NM-MT 8 $342 May-2015 Mile High Card Company June 2010 Auction 1601
NM-MT 8 $423 May-2015 Mile High Card Company October 2009 Auction 1706
NM-MT 8 $555 May-2015 Mile High Card Company Winter 2008 Auction 1093
NM-MT 8 $418 Mar-2015 SCP Auctions SCP Auctions July 2008 Internet Auction 243
NM-MT 8 $562 Dec-2014 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVIII 718
NM-MT 8 $450 Oct-2014 Greg Bussineau Auctions Spring 2014 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 669
NM 7 $214 Oct-2014 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons LVI 327
NM-MT 8 $458 Oct-2014 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XIV 952
NM-MT 8 $377 Oct-2014 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXI 900
MINT 9 (OC) $214 Nov-2012 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLV 396
NM-MT 8 $908 Jan-2012 Goodwin and Co. Auctions Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XXXVIII 725
MINT 9 $3,600 Dec-2011 Greg Bussineau Auctions Fall 2011 Vintage Trading Cards and Memorabilia Auction 748
EX-MT 6 $79 Sep-2011 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction 43135
EX-MT 6 $155 Sep-2011 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Collectibles Auction 40121
NM-MT 8 $389 Mar-2010 Memory Lane, Inc. Springtime Classic 2010 712
NM-MT 8 $471 Jan-2010 Memory Lane, Inc. The Big Game Football Only 283
MINT 9 (0) $3,525 Jan-2010 Robert Edward Auctions 2010 Auction 1536
NM-MT 8 $322 Nov-2009 Memory Lane, Inc. Hidden Treasures Vintage Rarities 677
NM-MT+ 8.5 $837 Apr-2009 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 41136
NM-MT 8 $428 Mar-2009 Memory Lane, Inc. Historical Classic Rarities 735
NM-MT+ 8.5 $568 Sep-2008 Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Sports Auction 43130
EX 5 $42 Feb-2007 Heritage Auctions Monthly Internet Sports Auction 12488
GEM MT 10 $15,855 Jul-2006 Memory Lane, Inc. Premier Collectibles II 991

From The Experts

This is the only recognized rookie card of perennial winner Terry Bradshaw. After being the first pick in the 1970 NFL Draft, Bradshaw got off to a shaky start in the pros. There were huge expectations of the Pittsburgh quarterback and it was obvious that the pressure was getting to him but, after a few seasons, Bradshaw came into his own and led his team to postseasonplay year after year. Bradshaw led the Steelers to eight AFC Central titles and four Super Bowl championships during his 14-year career. He also amassed 27,989 passing yards, threw for 212 touchdowns and rushed for 32 more. This former 1978 NFL MVP was also named MVP twice in the Super Bowl (XIII and XIV). In fact, at the time of his retirement, Bradshaw held several Super Bowl passing records. This three-time Pro Bowl selection was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Now a popular broadcaster, Bradshaw remains in the limelight. This card, surrounded by a solid red border, is susceptible to chipping and edge wear along the front.