5.2 yards per carry, never missed game, won the rushing title every year but one when he was in the league, there was a lot of contenders but if you have to select one, you have to pick Jim Brown as the greatest running back in history. - Bob Costas
Jim was a unanimous first-team All-NFL pick eight times, 1957 through 1961, 1963-1965. He played in nine Pro Bowls in nine years and was the game’s outstanding back three times. Brown was unanimously named the Rookie of the Year in 1957. He was recognized that season as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player by many media organizations. In all, he earned league MVP honors four times (1957, 1958, 1963, and 1965). In the summer of 1966, Jim stunned the sports world with his announcement that he was retiring. Fans still ponder what heights he might have reached had he stayed on the firing line a few more seasons. As exceptional as Brown's statistics were, his durability may have been even more amazing. Despite a constant pounding from defenses always stacked against him personally, he never missed a game in nine years.
Jim Brown’s rookie card from the 1958 Topps football issue is one of the hobby’s cornerstone objects. This NM-MT PSA 8 example feature four sharp corners and a fresh uncirculated appearance overall. The card features white borders with clean surfaces front and back. Well centered at 50/50 top to bottom and about 45/55 side to side. Only 5 examples of this historic rookie card exist in a higher grade from PSA.