Heisman Highlight: Earl Campbell

Heisman Highlight

Name: Earl Campbell
Position: Running Back
College: Texas Longhorns
Class: Senior
Winning Year: 1977 – 43rd Award
Official Heisman Profile: Click Here

Interesting Notes: Campbell had a very successful four year rushing career at Texas…eclipsed the 100-yard mark in 18 college games…was a four-time All Southwest running back (the first to do so)…won every region of Heisman voting except his home base…was the first overall pick in the 1978 NFL Draft…broke several rookie records with the Houston Oilers…had a very successful NFL career…was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1990.

1979 Topps #390

Featured Card: 1979 Topps #390. Earl’s Heisman victory, #1 overall pick status, and successful NFL career have obviously kept him in the collecting limelight. There are a lot of current listings on eBay with a huge range of prices. There are actually TWO token higher than anything listings right around $2,000. There are a large number of copies available in the $25-$50 range. There are a handful of auctions starting at just $0.99 and the lowest BIN listing carries a $5.25 + 2 S/H. So yeah, there’s a wide range.

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