For less than $10, collectors can own a Bruce Smith rookie card with other Bruce Smith football cards also being reasonably priced. For instance, the 1986 Topps #389 Bruce Smith Bills Rookie Football Card sells between $2 and $10 and is very easy to find.
The price of a Bruce Smith rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Bruce Smith rookie card is worth. Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Bruce Smith rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.
Best and Most Valuable Bruce Smith Rookie Card- Bord11. This is also his most expensive rookie card.
Bruce Smith Bio- This Virginia native was an all-star in high school and honored throughout college with his sights set on playing professional in the NFL as quarterback. Although he would end up playing defensive end, Smith did make it into the NFL when he became a number one draft pick by the Buffalo Bills in 1985.
He stayed with that team until 1999 and then traded to the Washington Redskins until 2003. Just a few highlights of Smith’s football career include being chosen for the Pro Bowl 11 times, being on the First-Team All-Pro nine times, and a two-time All-Decade Team player. He was also named the AP Defensive Player of the Year twice, as well as the NEA Defensive Player of the Year twice and the UPI AFC Defensive Player of the Year four times.
However, being included in the Bills Wall of Fame and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame tells the entire story of his playing ability. In all 19 seasons, he played 279 games, which included 200 sacks, two interceptions, 15 fumble recoveries, and 46 forced fumbles. He went on to receive a number of other coveted awards Today, Smith is involved with the hotel industry and although he was both arrested and convicted of a DUI in 2009 while having two prior DUI arrests although never convicted on those, his cards are a great find. The Bruce Smith rookie card is sold through local memorabilia stores and online auctions sites such as eBay.
Teams Bruce Smith has Played For- Buffalo Bills
Top 3 Bruce Smith Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Bruce Smith Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1986 Topps #389 Bruce Smith
1987 Topps #369 Bruce Smith
1988 Topps #227 Bruce Smith