Considering his contribution to the game, it is somewhat surprising that the price for Gino Marchetti football cards, even the Gino Marchetti rookie card, are so reasonable. For instance, collectors can purchase the 1957 Topps #5 Gino Marchetti Colts Football Card with an 8.5 grade for around $150 and the 1952 Bowman Large #23 Gino Marchetti Rookie Card with a grade 7 for approximately $400.
The price of a Gino Marchetti 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 Gino Marchetti rookie card is worth. Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Gino Marchetti rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.
Best and Most Valuable Gino Marchetti Rookie Card- 1952 Bowman Large #23 Gino Marchetti. This is also his most expensive rookie card.
Gino Marchetti Bio- Marchetti played defensive end after being drafted by the Dallas Texans in 1952, following 13 seasons with the Baltimore Colts. Although Marchetti joined the Army right out of high school, once home after fighting in WWII, he started playing football in college, being noticed and drafted by the New York Yanks in 1952 but while still a rookie, the Texans grabbed him. However, it was his time with the Colts where Marchetti played his best. As an example, he helped the Colts win two Championship Games and in 1972, was voted the “Greatest Defensive End in Pro Football History.”
Even so, he changed position in 1954 to offensive tackle and although he excelled, he loathed it, leading him to return to defensive end in 1955. It was at that time he played in his first Pro Bowl game. Although he made a strategic play during that game that stopped the opposing New York Giants from gaining a first down, Marchetti broke his ankle but in true form, insisted on watching the remaining game from the sideline rather than get medical care.
In 1985, he was inducted in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, became a member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, and by 1972, was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Along with buying Gino Marchetti locally, eBay offers an excellent selection.
Teams Gino Marchetti has Played For- Baltimore Colts
Top 3 Gino Marchetti Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Gino Marchetti Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1952 Bowman Large #23 Gino Marchetti
1952 Bowman Small #23 Gino Marchetti
1957 Topps #5 Gino Marchetti