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    1986 Topps Jerry Rice Rookie #161 PSA Gem Mint 10. Exhibited is the rookie card of the NFL's best-ever wide receiver, Jerry Rice -- who learned to catch footballs the old-fashioned way - by catching bricks. As a youth, he was a "catcher" for his father, a brick layer. Jerry used to catch two or three bricks at a time, and if he missed one, construction would slow, and money was lost. Thus, Jerry became a money receiver at an early age. After a college career catching passes for Mississippi Valley State, Rice was taken in the first round of the 1985 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He had a good rookie season, catching 49 passes for 927 yards and a yards-per-catch average of 18.9. Then Rice kept getting better, and he eventually played 16 years for the 49ers. During those seasons he led the NFL 2-times in receptions, and 6-times in both receiving yardage and receiving touchdowns. In his years at San Francisco, Rice played a major part in three Super Bowl wins. He selected for the Pro Bowl 13-times, and was a 10-time All-Pro.

    Rice takes issue with those who feel he was just a natural. "I was always willing to work," said the Hall of Famer. "I was not the fastest or the biggest player, but I was determined to be the best player that I could be, and I think I did that through hard work." After his years with the 49ers, Rice played his final four NFL years with Oakland and Seattle. He still holds all-time NFL records for: receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22, 895), receiving touchdowns (197), touchdowns (208), all-time points for a non-kicker (1,256). This card has nice visual appeal with a green outer border with white stripes that resembles a football field. The inner border is yellow, and with Rice's name and position in red and a blue "49ers," the card pops with color. Rice is shown poised to run yet another great route. Graded Exhibited is the rookie card of the NFL's best-ever wide receiver, Jerry Rice -- who learned to catch footballs the old-fashioned way - by catching bricks. As a youth, he was a "catcher" for his father, a brick layer. Jerry used to catch two or three bricks at a time, and if he missed one, construction would slow, and money was lost. Thus, Jerry became a money receiver at an early age. After a college career catching passes for Mississippi Valley State, Rice was taken in the first round of the 1985 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He had a good rookie season, catching 49 passes for 927 yards and a yards-per-catch average of 18.9. Then Rice kept getting better, and he eventually played 16 years for the 49ers. During those seasons he led the NFL 2-times in receptions, and 6-times in both receiving yardage and receiving touchdowns. In his years at San Francisco, Rice played a major part in three Super Bowl wins. He selected for the Pro Bowl 13-times, and was a 10-time All-Pro.

    Rice takes issue with those who feel he was just a natural. "I was always willing to work," said the Hall of Famer. "I was not the fastest or the biggest player, but I was determined to be the best player that I could be, and I think I did that through hard work." After his years with the 49ers, Rice played his final four NFL years with Oakland and Seattle. He still holds all-time NFL records for: receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22, 895), receiving touchdowns (197), touchdowns (208), all-time points for a non-kicker (1,256). This card has nice visual appeal with a green outer border with white stripes that resembles a football field. The inner border is yellow, and with Rice's name and position in red and a blue "49ers," the card pops with color. Rice is shown poised to run yet another great route. Graded PSA Gem Mint 10. With over 25,000 PSA submissions only 60 have been graded GEM MINT!!


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