NFL Rookie Cards of CFL Players and Coaches

by DanD - 219 cards (Last updated on Sep 7, 2020)

1. 2011 Panini Prestige #228 Darvin Adams

Toronto Argonauts (2013-2014)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2015-present)

CFL Highlights:
Grey Cup (2019)
CFL West All-Star (2017, 2018)

2. 1977 Topps #394 Tony Adams

Toronto Argonauts (1979–1980)

3. 2016 Panini Classics #284 Vernon Adams Jr.

Montreal Alouettes (2016-2017, 2018-present)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2017)

4. 2011 Bowman Sterling #49 Anthony Allen

Saskatchewan Roughriders (2014–2015)
BC Lions (2016)

5. 1950 Bowman #36 Frankie Albert

Calgary Stampeders (1953)

6. 2015 Panini Certified #169 Mario Alford

Toronto Argonauts (2018)
Montreal Alouettes (2019–present)

8. 2004 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #155 Dwight Anderson

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2007)
Calgary Stampeders (2008-2010)
Montreal Alouettes (2011-2012)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (2013-2014)
Toronto Argonauts (2014)

CFL Highlights:
2× Grey Cup champion (2008, 2013)
CFL All-Star (2010)
CFL West All-Star (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)

9. 1986 Topps #361 David Archer

Sacramento Gold Miners (1993–1994)
San Antonio Texans (1995)
Ottawa Rough Riders (1996)
Edmonton Eskimos (1998)

10. 1961 Topps #163 Art Baker

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1963–1966)
Calgary Stampeders (1966)

(Thanks to C2Cigars for the suggestion)



Sep 9, 2018 - 8:39PM

Being a Syracuse fan I immediately noticed Art BakerDon McPherson, and Robert Drummond were missing from your list.

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:11PM

I always enjoy a little CFL appreciation !  

On a somewhat related note... 
If you're ever inspired to do a similar list regarding WLAF/ NFL EUROPE players, 
you might be surprised by some of the names there.  

That league gets ZERO credit ... but NFL history would probably look VERY
different if these guys didn't get a chance to keep their careers alive there: 

QB Kurt Warner 
QB Brad Johnson 
LB James Harrison 
LB Mike Jones 
PK Adam Vinatieri 


Sep 10, 2018 - 9:19PM

Thanks, C2Cigars.  If I could only remember how to comment each card on the list, I'll give you credit on those ones, plus add some of their CFL career details :)

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:26PM

I'd be curious to see that list myself, altaeria.  I know little of those leagues, and was surprised to find I have a card of a Montreal Machines player in my collection.  However, I have a feeling this CFL one will keep me busy enough.

Sep 15, 2018 - 4:50PM

Art Powell played in the CFL in 1957 and 1958.

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:56PM

Tom Johnson, two seasons in CFL, 2009-2010

Oct 22, 2018 - 4:47PM
Nov 20, 2018 - 2:26AM

Don Maynard, one season Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 1959

Jan 10, 2019 - 2:26PM

To any and all football collectors, my wife would simply be tickled with any of the cards of guys that played for the SK roughriders. She is a mega fan for the past 20 years or so, she kinds took over for me once we got togethor. Great list!!!!

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:30AM

Kenny Walker, three seasons in CFL, 1994-1996

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:47PM

2007 Mr. Irrelevant, Ramzee Robinson, one season Saskatchewan Roughriders, 2012

Jun 23, 2019 - 7:48AM

Mervyn Fernandez, six seasons with the BC Lions, 1982-1986, 1994

Jul 22, 2020 - 5:50AM

Edited on: Jul 22, 2020 - 6:00AM

Jul 22, 2020 - 1:27PM
Jul 22, 2020 - 6:33PM

You can throw in Terry Metcalf, Moses Denson and Jake Scott.

Jul 22, 2020 - 6:37PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I wanted to revive this because I'm missing the CFL so much now! I just bought Argos season tickets earlier in the year, and can't wait until it is safe to use them :)

I'll be sure to update this when I get a second, and I just alphebatized it last night.

Jul 28, 2020 - 5:11PM

See the back of his card ... WFL and CFL before joining the NFL:

Edited on: Jul 28, 2020 - 5:12PM

Jul 28, 2020 - 9:01PM

Thanks! His Wikipedia mentions he was one called "the most expensive passing decoy in the history of the league". Ouch!

Jul 28, 2020 - 10:00PM

Edited on: Jul 28, 2020 - 10:03PM

Jul 28, 2020 - 10:10PM

How did we forget Johnny Rodgers?

Jul 28, 2020 - 10:28PM

Zenon Andrusyshyn, Horace Belton, and Garland Boyette ... I clicked on the site below, looked up the Montreal Alouettes as a sample and found these players easily just looking at names starting with 'A' and 'B'.

Jul 28, 2020 - 10:40PM

I tried the Toronto Argos and came up with Luther Blue and Bob Brown (former DT with the Packers).

Jul 28, 2020 - 11:16PM

Two more, Don Trull and Dale Hackbart.

Leave a Comment

Log in or register to leave a comment.

User Name:
  Remember Me

Create a List

You can create your own lists under Lists.

Your Collection

You have 0 of these cards in your collection.

Other Lists by DanD


This list was created by site member DanD. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Trading Card Database.


Copyright © 2021 Trading Card Database LLC
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.