Before the 1983 draft, Stanford All-American quarterback John Elway publicly stated that if the Baltimore Colts drafted him, he’d probably just quit football and try his hand at baseball. The Colts drafted him anyway, trading him almost immediately to the Denver Broncos, who enjoyed 16 years of Elway’s service, the most by any Bronco.
Despite being sacked a record 516 times in his career, Elway threw for more than 50,000 yards and guided his team to five Super Bowls, the last two of which, Super Bowls XXII and XXIII, went to the Broncos. Elway was named the MVP of that last Super Bowl, which, as it turned out, was the last game of his illustrious career. Elway was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
John Elway began his career in an era when football cards were printed in large numbers, so his 1984 Topps rookie card is in demand, but not nearly as collectible as rookie cards of players who began their careers in the 1970s, ’60s, or ’50s.
Dan Marino’s rookie card was issued the same year, which may be why in 2007, Topps produced a limited edition, autographed card featuring photos and signatures of both Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Signed Riddell John Elway football helmets are popular, as are signed Wilson NFL footballs. And because he played a couple of summers in the minor leagues for the New York Yankees, Elway fans can even collect signed baseballs.
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Former Broncos DB John Boyett punched cab driver, dropped John Elway's nameLarry Brown Sports, October 24th
Former Denver Broncos safety John Boyett was arrested early Wednesday morning and released by the team the following day. Allow us to tell you a little bit about how Boyett went from Broncos practice squad player to former Broncos safety. According to ...Read more
John Elway's design benefiting Peyton Manning, Denver BroncosNFL.com, October 24th
The Denver Broncos appreciate everything they've gotten from Peyton Manning over the last three years. That said, John Elway and Co. have done all they can in the 32 months since signing the icon to build a team capable of winning without him. Confused?...Read more
Released Bronco John Boyett to cops: 'Contact my boss John Elway'FOX31 Denver, October 23rd
intoxicated Boyett headbutted and punched a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site, tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch, rammed his head into a patrol car window and told his arresting officers to “contact my boss...Read more
Police: Ex-Broncos DB punched cabbie, urged cops to call John ElwayColorado Springs Gazette, October 23rd
John Boyett, a now-ex-member of the Broncos' practice squad,was arrested early Wednesday in Greenwood Village after police say he drunkenly head-butted and punched a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site then tried to hide from officers...Read more
Progressives Target Broncos Fans After John Elway Endorses Cory GardnerFox News (blog), October 23rd
By: Valerie Richardson (Washington Times). DENVER — Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway is supporting Republican Rep. Cory Gardner's Senate bid, but progressives opposing the congressman are hoping to win over some of the Broncos ...Read more
How Peyton Manning is differentESPN, October 19th
Michael Rothstein. Peyton Manning, John Elway AP Photo/David Zalubowski Even Hall of Famer John Elway is in awe of Manning's ability to get the ball into the end zone. John Elway. Manning connection: Broncos executive vice president/general manager...Read more
Did John Elway's Son Get Special Treatment In His Assault Case?Deadspin, October 3rd
Back in May, John Elway III was charged with assault and disturbing the peace after his girlfriend told police that he'd dragged her out of his car by her hair and pushed her to the ground when she tried to get back into the vehicle. At a hearing on...Read more
Tosches: For John Elway's son, penalty declinedThe Denver Post, September 26th
From The Post: "Jack Elway, son of Broncos executive vice president of operations and general manager John Elway, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from what police said was a violent fight with his girlfriend. The plea was made quietly, one...Read more