The Five Rookie Cards Every Cowboys Fan Should Own

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Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs for a touchdown after making a catch pass during the game against New Orleans Saints safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs for a touchdown after making a catch pass during the game against New Orleans Saints safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (42) at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The popularity of the NFL is at an all-time high. And the Dallas Cowboys sit atop the league in that popularity. Unfortunately,  the same cannot be said for the hobby of sports card collecting. In fact, what was once a “grab a pack at the gas station”  addiction for a lot of the older Cowboys fans has now turned into a high-priced niche’ market. Focusing more on autographs and memorabilia instead of the base cards and sets. Still, there is a certain nostalgia for most fans when it comes to the rookie cards of our particular eras.

When it comes to collecting Cowboy superstars, there is really too many to name. Obviously, today’s players like quarterback Tony Romo, tight end Jason Witten and former Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware come to mind. But it’s hard not to include the various legends of our beloved franchise. Players like Bob Lilly, Bob Hayes, Drew Pearson, Randy White, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Bill Bates, and even the Playmaker himself, Michael Irvin. All of whom have earned a special place in the hearts of every die-hard Cowboys fan.

Still, even in a class of legends, there are elites. And for those who bleed blue and silver, there are five rookie cards that should be in every die-hard Cowboys fan’s shoebox in the closet or safe deposit box at the bank. And we’ll start with number five…

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