Value of Gale Sayers Football Cards

by admin on April 22, 2011

While many Gale Sayers football cards, which include the Gale Sayers rookie card, are affordable, making them ideal for collectors of all levels, others are a little higher priced.  For instance, the 1966 Philadelphia #38 Gale Sayers Football Card with the Chicago Bears can be purchased between $50 and $500 depending on condition and grade and the 1971 Topps #150 Bears Football Card in mint condition with a grade of 9 for around $400.

Value of Gale Sayers Rookie Cards

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

Best and Most Valuable Gale Sayers Rookie Card- 1966 Philadelphia #38 Gale Sayers.  This is also his most expensive rookie card.

Gale Sayers Bio- After being drafted in 1965 by the Chicago Bears, Sayers professional debut left quite an impression.  During his time with the Bears, Sayers, was chosen to play in four Pro Bowls, was selected to All-Pro five times, was on the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time and 1960’s All-Decade Teams, and was voted as Most Valuable Player in three Pro Bowls.

Because of his contribution to the game, Sayers who had the nickname “The Kansas Comet” was inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as having his #40 retired.  In 1966, Sayers led the NFL in rushing with 1,231 yards, which meant average 5.4 yards for every carry and in 1968, led in rushing with 856 yards and a 6.2 average per carry.  Unfortunately, a knee injury in 1970 sidelined Sayers.  During this off time, he studied to become a stockbroker and while he tried a comeback, he lost his edge – speed, leading to his retirement in 1971.  Owning Gale Sayers football cards is having an important piece of football history.  The best place to find selection and low price is on eBay.

Teams Gale Sayers has Played For- Chicago Bears

Top 3 Gale Sayers Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Gale Sayers Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1966 Philadelphia #38 Gale Sayers
1966 Philadelphia #39 Bears Play/Gale Sayers
1967 Philadelphia #35 Gale Sayers

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