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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1st Denver JCC Sports Hall of Fame Breakfast Features John ElwayBoulder Jewish News, July 22nd
Denver JCC DENVER – The Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center of Denver (JCC) has announced their inaugural Sports Hall of Fame Breakfast will be held on Thursday, August 27. The breakfast will feature a conversation with John Elway, who will ...Read more
the best-ever NFL player from StanfordRule Of Tree, July 21st
Super Bowl MVP award in his final season, when the Broncos stomped the Falcons 34-19. Elway became the second-oldest player ever to win the Super Bowl MVP. Stanford can lay claim to one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history thanks to John Elway...Read more
Vroom, the Startup That Aims to Be the Zappos of Online Car Buying, Raises $54 ...Entrepreneur, July 20th
Investors include private equity firm Catterton, venture capital firm General Catalyst, former Priceline CEO Jeffery Boyd and ex-NFL star and auto dealership owner John Elway. The latest round comes just a month after the company secured $19 million in ...Read more
Broncos Roster: John Elway building team's future out widePredominantly Orange, July 19th
John Elway's first year as a member of the Denver Broncos front office gave him the best possible glimpse into the future of his team as he could have asked for. Though it probably wasn't as obvious as he might have thought. Elway had used the 2nd...Read more
Kiszla: It's John Elway's way or the highwayThe Denver Post, July 14th
When keeping score by money, the Broncos play football on the terms of franchise executive John Elway and nobody else. What part of this does Thomas fail to comprehend? These tough negotiations between the Broncos and Thomas have nothing to do ...Read more
Source: Collusion evidence comes from conversation between Dez Bryant and ...NBCSports.com, July 13th
And then Jones told Dez, per the source, that Jones talked to Broncos G.M. John Elway about the situation. Because the Broncos also have a franchise-tagged receiver in Demaryius Thomas, the admission that Jones and Elway communicated about the ...Read more
Copy the text below to embed:The Denver Post, July 13th
You know, to my knowledge, there hasn't been one bit of grousing by Peyton Manning about the moves John Elway has made. Where has Peyton shown an iota of discontent? I think Peyton and John should be esteemed by the faith they have in each other...Read more
Broncos GM John Elway still has high hopes for '14 draft class247Sports, July 13th
Only one -- corner Bradley Roby -- made major contributions as a rookie in 2014, leaving some questions about about the quality of the draft class. It's far too early to consider that for general manager John Elway, though. "We like that group," Elway...Read more