As the NFL has grown in popularity, football cards have been there to document its evolution. In 1948, Bowman issued its first football card set when the NFL was based on "three yards and a cloud of dust". Topps took over in the mid-1950s and introduced us to Bart Starr, Johnny Untias, Paul Horning and Jim Brown.
Both the NFL and Topps football cards have seen many changes over the last half-century. The one constant is that Topps continues to produce football cards of NFL players to this day.
By Dean Hanley
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