CSG Featured Card of the Month: 1986 Topps #161 Jerry Rice

Posted on 11/4/2021

The wide receiver is widely regarded as one of football's greatest players of all time.

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Sport: Football

Set: 1986 Topps

Card: #161 Jerry Rice

What makes it special? This is the only official rookie card for Jerry Rice, who debuted with the San Francisco 49ers in 1985 and played with them for most of his 20-year career. The Hall of Fame wide receiver is generally considered to be the greatest ever, earning three Super Bowl rings and being honored as MVP of Super Bowl XXIII. He was born October 13, 1962, so we celebrate him this month with our first Card of the Month.

Did you know? Several records set by Rice still stand today, including most career receiving yards (22,895) and most career touchdown receptions (197).

Total graded by CSG: CSG has graded 205 examples of this card as of mid-October 2021. (CSG has also identified numerous counterfeit/altered versions of this card.)

CSG median grade: CSG 7.5

CSG highest graded: CSG has certified 3 as CSG 9 as of mid-October 2021.

Sales highlights: An example graded CSG 6.5 realized $67 through eBay this month. Examples at the median grade of CSG 7.5 are listed on eBay for around $125.

CSG Registry: This card is part of this company set: 1986 Topps, which has four competitors. The current leader is Carte's Cards by toddcarte, which boasts a #161 Jerry Rice graded CSG 8.5. The CSG Registry also has a Player Set for Jerry Rice, which is led by GOAT Rice by Utah Dude, who also has an example graded CSG 8.5.

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