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Old 04-06-2019, 03:10 PM
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Default Q on OJ Rookie(s?) and casual WTB information

I have been slowly buying HOF caliber auto rookie cards and have been thinking about getting an OJ this year.

I am curious about if this comment is accepted within the vintage community:

"This is the only recognized rookie card of one of football's greatest running backs, at both the collegiate and professional levels."

https://www.psacard.com/cardfacts/fo...impson-90/9398

I have a preference for the 1970 Super Glossy, and then about a tie between the 1970 Topps and 1970 Super. Are the Supers not considered rookies by enthusiasts? I know ebay sellers do, but am unfamiliar with the opinion of others.

Lastly, there are a few auto rookies I am particularly interested in if anyone has these for sale: 1984 USFL Reggie White, Eugene Upshaws, Merlin Olsens, John Mackeys, Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Jim Parker, Mike Webster, Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Adam Vinatieri.

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Semantic debate to which there is no right answer. All in the beholder's eye. To me if it's a licensed issue from 1970 it's a rookie card.
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Semantic debate to which there is no right answer. All in the beholder's eye. To me if it's a licensed issue from 1970 it's a rookie card.
Yeah, that was my line of thinking going into the initial search for the card.
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Some people would also consider the 1970 Kelloggs a rookie. Wonder if anybody ever tried to get an autograph on that surface?
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I draw a line between a Topps regular issue and inserts, test issues, food issues, etc. All might be considered his rookie but only the Topps regular issue is his true rookie card.
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Not only are the all RCs they even have the same image. But then I've always treated this as a Csonka RC:

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Some people would also consider the 1970 Kelloggs a rookie. Wonder if anybody ever tried to get an autograph on that surface?
Here's one I bought in a collection...
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LOL about as awful as I expected, thanks!
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