Value of Fran Tarkenton Football Cards

by admin on April 22, 2011

Fran Tarkenton football cards are a great buy, which includes the Fran Tarkenton rookie card.  A few examples include the 1962 Topps #62 Frank Tarkenton Rookie Card, graded 7 that sells for about $350, the 1962 Topps #90 Fran Tarkenton Football Card with a 7 grade for about $400, and the 1963 Topps #98 in mint condition and grade 8 for around $150.

Value of Fran Tarkenton Rookie Cards

The price of a Fran Tarkenton 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 Fran Tarkenton rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Fran Tarkenton rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Fran Tarkenton Rookie Card- 1962 Topps #90 Fran Tarkenton.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Fran Tarkenton Bio-
Born Francis Asbury Tarkenton, he was quickly given the nickname “Fran” who would become an incredible football player, as well as television personality and executive for computer software.  Tarkenton played for both the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants during which time he set a number of NFL records and was granted several coveted awards.

After being in the third round draft in 1961, he quickly became noticed when playing against the Chicago Bears he took the team to victory by passing 250 yards and making four touchdown passes, making him the only NFL player in the history of the game to pass for four touchdowns in his first professional game.  Tarkenton stayed with the Vikings until 1966, after which time he was traded to the Giants, a team he played with for five seasons.  Because of his playing ability, the Giants’ record improved.

A few of his professional accomplishments include being the Most Valuable Player, being second for the Team All-Pro, earning the All-NFC selection twice, being named to the Team All-NFC twice, and being asked to play in the Pro Bowl on nine occasions.  Even though he did not play well in the three Super Bowls he was involved with, any Fran Tarkenton football cards sold on eBay and other online sites are worth buying.

Teams Fran Tarkenton has Played For- New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings

Top 3 Fran Tarkenton Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Fran Tarkenton Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.

1962 Topps #90 Fran Tarkenton
1962 Topps Bucks Inserts #33 Fran Tarkenton
1963 Topps #98 Fran Tarkenton

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