This is one of Jim Brown's most important cards, and it resides in one of the most condition sensitive sets in the hobby. This three-time Pro
Bowl MVP capped off his great career with a three-touchdown performance in the 1966 game. This former 1957 NFL Rookie of the Year averaged
more than 100 yards rushing per game and remains to be the only player in history to do so. Despite leaving the game at such a young age, Brown finished his career with 12,312 yards rushing and 262 receptions for 15,459 total yards. Amazingly, with all the physical contact and punishment
absorbed at that position, Brown never missed a game in his entire career. Brown's 1963 season rushing record of 1,863 yards stood for two decades. He also rushed for 106 touchdowns in his career and caught 20 more. This black-bordered card, one of the most valuable cards in the set,
is subject to the typical condition obstacles for the issue, including chipping along the black borders.
James Nathaniel “Jim” Brown (February 17, 1936-) (FB) was considered the best lacrosse player in the nation when he starred at Syracuse in the 1950s, where he also lettered in three other sports including football. Brown earned All-American honors in both football and lacrosse for the Orangemen and demolished the Syracuse record books on the gridiron. The Cleveland Browns took Brown with the sixth overall pick of the 1957 NFL Draft. Jim Brown continued his assault on the record books when he joined Cleveland as a rookie starter at fullback. In his first season, he led the league rushing touchdowns (9), rushing yards (942), average yards per game (78.5) and offensive touchdowns (10). He was a unanimous choice for the NFL Rookie of the Year Award and the league’s unquestionable Most Valuable Player in 1957. Jim won three more NFL MVP Awards (1958, 1963, 1965), was an eight-time NFL All-Pro First Team selections and was named to nine NFL Pro Bowl appearances winning the Pro Bowl MVP Award three times.
Though Jim Brown played in the NFL, he was in a league of his own, running through, around and over opposing tacklers as he led in numerous categories in each of his nine seasons with Cleveland (1957-1965). In his 9-year career, he led the NFL in rushing attempts and yards from scrimmage six times, five times in rushing and offensive touchdowns and eight times in rushing yards and average yards per game. Usually considered strictly an offensive threat, Brown also amassed 648 kick return yards and recovered eight fumbles. In a shocking move in 1966, Jim Brown retired from the NFL at the top of his game with 12,312 rushing yards in 2,359 attempts and 106 touchdowns. In all, Brown scored 756 points on 126 all-purpose touchdowns. Brown still holds the record for most seasons leading the league in all-purpose yards and he is the first player in NFL history to eclipse the 100-touchdown mark. Jim Brown is widely considered among the greatest players to ever play in the NFL. Following his playing career, Jim enjoyed a Hollywood career, appearing in numerous movies and television series from 1964 to present. Jim Brown was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995.