1961 Nu-Card Football Cards

1961 Nu-Card Football Cards
The 1961 Nu-Card Football Card Set was Nu-Card's initial set into the Football card market.  Competitors Topps and Fleer were already producing pro football sets, so Nu-Card decided to issue an 80 card set consisting entirely of college players.  The cards feature a close up black and white photo of the player with a color background and pennant of the player's school.  The cards are numbered #101-180 and represent approximately 50 different colleges.

Several of the 1961 Nu-Card Football Card Set's players went on to play professional football and many were enshrined into the College Hall-of-Fame.

The most popular card in the set is #143 1961 Heisman trophy winner, Ernie Davis.  Davis was the first African-American to win the award and was the top pick of the 1962 NFL draft.  Tragically, Davis never got to play in the NFL succumbing to a fatal illness leading to his death in 1963 at the young age of 23.  This makes Davis' college issued card even more special to collectors.

By Dean Hanley

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LSU Played Professionally
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Alabama COLLEGE HALL-OF-FAME Played Professionally
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Cincinnati Played Professionally
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Utah Played Professionally
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Excellent/Mint - 6
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Near Mint - 7
$5.00
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Excellent - 5
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Very Good/Excellent - 4
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Very Good/Excellent - 4
$1.50
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Excellent - 5
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Rutgers Yale COLLEGE HALL-OF-FAME Played Professionally
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Maryland Played Professionally
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Excellent/Mint - 6
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Very Good/Excellent - 4
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Kansas Played Professionally
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Excellent - 5
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Texas Played Professionally
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$8.00
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Excellent - 5
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Excellent/Mint - 6
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Fair - 1.5
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Excellent - 5
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Wyoming Played Professionally
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Excellent/Mint - 6
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Very Good - 3
$1.25
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Colorado COLLEGE HALL-OF-FAME
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North Texas Played Professionally
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Very Good/Excellent - 4
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Clemson Played Professionally
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$4.00
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Near Mint - 7
$5.00
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Excellent - 5
$2.00
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North Carolina St COLLEGE HALL-OF-FAME Played Professionally
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Very Good - 3
$16.00
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Excellent - 5
$2.00
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Excellent - 5
$2.30
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Excellent - 5
$2.00
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Fair - 1.5
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Excellent/Mint - 6
$3.00
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Excellent - 5
$2.00
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Miami (FL) Played Professionally
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Excellent/Mint - 6
$8.00
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Wisconsin Played Professionally
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Very Good/Excellent - 4
$4.00
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