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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The Play, 32 years later: Final John Elway college football moment? Giving a ...
California Golden Blogs (blog), November 21st

It's the 32nd anniversary of the Play, which is something you've watched a thousand times and ages better than the finest Bordeaux. But as more and more bonus footage gets unearthed every year, you always find something new to enjoy and appreciate and ...Read more

At season's halfway point, John Elway speaks in team meeting
ESPN (blog), November 6th

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When it comes to formally speaking to the team he runs on a daily basis, Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway picks his spots. Following Sunday's 22-point loss against the New ...Read more

Tom Brady passes John Elway for fifth all-time passing yards in NFL history
The Republican - (blog), November 2nd

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes as Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) pursues him in the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) (Stephan Savoia)...Read more

John Elway Backs Cory Gardner
The Weekly Standard (blog), October 31st

That would be John Elway. Who won two Super Bowls as quarterback of the Denver Broncos. And, upon retirement, moved into the front office where he signed Peyton Manning who took them to another and has them on track for a return date, this year in ...Read more

John Elway wishes he had had rivalry like Manning-Brady
Boston Globe, October 30th

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Elway is jealous of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Sure, Elway has done OK for himself. He has won two Super Bowls, created a small business empire in the Rocky Mountain states, and is the chief football executive of the 6-1 ...Read more

Injuries inflicted by Jack Elway, son of Denver Broncos' John, revealed
Daily Mail, October 27th

Shocking new pictures reveal the horrifying injuries that the son of legendary former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway allegedly inflicted on his ex-girlfriend. Prosecutors dropped assault charges against Jack Elway and allowed the 25-year-old to ...Read more

John Elway's Son -- Photos of GF's Brutal Injuries ... After Domestic Violence ..., October 26th

Jack Elway's ex-girlfriend says she's still traumatized from the violent attack she suffered at the hands of the former college QB ... claiming it was so brutal, she's still in therapy in an effort to move on. As we previously reported, John Elway's...Read more

Ex-Broncos practice squad player John Boyett told cops to call his boss John ...
New York Daily News, October 24th

The apparent out-of-control football player encouraged the cops to "contact his boss, John Elway," the Denver Post reported, citing police records. He repeatedly slammed his head into the patrol car window while yelling and spitting after throwing out...Read more