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With a career that spanned 16 seasons, Joe Montana is regarded as one of the greatest QBs in NFL history and in the hobby, you can expect Joe Montana football cards at carry signficant value.
Montana’s skills on the field earned him numerous awards and accolades, cementing his legacy as one of the all-time greats, including leading the 49ers to four Super Bowl victories in the 1980s.
He also earned three Super Bowl MVP awards along the way. His clutch performances in these championship games earned him the nickname “Joe Cool” for his calm demeanor under pressure.
Want to add a Joe Montana football card to your personal collection? Here are a few to consider including one iconic Joe Montana rookie card.
1981 Topps #216 Joe Montana Rookie Cards
Here’s the iconic rookie card that most football card collectors would love to add to their collection.
Plus some have IP autos adding to the value. A PSA 10 graded card recently sold for more than $50K but there are only 110 of them to date.
2. 2014 Panini Flawless Patch Autograph Joe Montana Football Cards
Here’s one of the earlier Joe Montana football cards from the Panini Flawless set.
It has a good size patch of his jersey plus a certified autograph on the card as well.
3. 2021 Panini Impeccable Patch Autograph Joe Montana Football Cards
The Panini Impeccable also has a patch in the card with an on-card autograph.
And for those who prefer a horizontal configuration, this is the one for you.
MORE INFO ON JOE MONTANA: After playing college football at Notre Dame, Joe Montana was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 1979 NFL Draft.
In addition to his Super Bowl victories, Montana’s career highlights include eight Pro Bowl selections, two NFL MVP awards, and induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
Montana retired in 1995 after stints with both the 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, finishing his career with an incredible 40,551 passing yards and 273 touchdowns.
Many 49ers fans will recall one of the most iconic moments of Montana’s career, which came in Super Bowl XXIII in 1989. With just over three minutes left in the game and his team down by three points, Montana led the 49ers on a 92-yard drive to score the game-winning touchdown with just 34 seconds remaining.
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The 1981 Topps Card is perfect – centered perfectly – snapped at the perfect time – and the most incredible thing is that kids opening up packs at that time did not really know who he was (or at least until the end of the season)