Joe Montana Football Sports Trading Cards
|Name: Joe Montana|
|Height: 6-2 Weight: 200|
|Birthday: June 11, 1956|
|Birthplace: New Eagle, PA|
|College: Notre Dame|
Former quarterback and current Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana is arguably the greatest signal-caller in the history of professional football. With that prestige, he is also one of the most collectable football players in the industry.
The fame kicked into gear when Montana returned from an illness in the middle of the fourth quarter of the 1979 Cotton Bowl. Seven and a Half Minutes to Destiny is a movie about the heroics Joe Cool summoned in leading his Notre Dame Irish to a comeback 35-34 win with a touchdown pass with only 4 seconds left on the clock.
The Legend of Joe Montana was put on delay after being drafted in the 3rd round of the 1979 draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Joe sat behind Steve DeBerg the entire '79 and half of the 1980 season before taking over.
In Montana's first full season as starter, he led the 49ers to a 13-3 record, an NFC Championship win - featuring 'The Catch' over the Dallas Cowboys, and a Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The argument for greatest of all time stems not only from single game heroics, but out of the entire career that Montana put together. Over a 16 year span with the 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, Joe won four Super Bowls and is the all-time Postseason touchdown leader.
Joe Montana's 1981 Topps #216 rookie card is a great card for any collection, and is very obtainable. The set was produced in good numbers, and the book price of $115 is very reasonable.