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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John Elway's son pleads guilty in incident with girlfriend
Press Herald, September 18th

The Associated Press. DENVER — Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, has pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace after being accused of pulling his girlfriend from a car and shoving her to the ground. John Albert Elway, 25, ...Read more

John Elway's Son Receives Probation in Domestic Violence Case
Headlines & Global News, September 18th

Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos general manager and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, has pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace following an incident in which he allegedly pulled his girlfriend from a car and threw her to the ground, ESPN ...Read more

Son of John Elway pleads guilty in domestic violence case
New Haven Register, September 18th

Son of John Elway pleads guilty in domestic violence case. Jack Elway, left, son of Denver Broncos executive John Elway, pleaded guilty Tuesday to disturbing the peace after being accused of pulling his girlfriend from a car and shoving her to the ground...Read more

John Elway's son avoids jail, sentenced to domestic violence counseling instead
Washington Post (blog), September 18th

John “Jack” Elway III, son of Denver Broncos Hall of Famer John Elway, will not serve time in jail after agreeing to a plea deal and pleading guilty to a disturbing the peace charge this week, TMZ Sports reports. The 25-year-old was originally charged...Read more

John Elway's son to attend domestic violence counseling
The Detroit News, September 18th

Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace after being accused of pulling his girlfriend from a car and shoving her to the ground. John Albert Elway, 25, entered his plea Tuesday and was ...Read more

Jack Elway, Son Of John Elway, Guilty And Sentenced For Domestic Violence
The Inquisitr, September 18th

John Elway III, a.k.a. Jack Elway, was sentenced to one year of probation and one year of domestic violence counseling stemming from an attack on his girlfriend, according to TMZ. He must also pay fines, stay sober and refrain from contacting the victim...Read more

John Elway's son gets probation in domestic violence case
The Denver Post, September 18th

John Elway III, 24, was charged with disturbing the peace and assault in what police described as a violent fight with his girlfriend in May. Elway ripped out pieces of the woman's hair when he pulled her out of his car and pushed her to the ground...Read more

John Elway's Son Dodges Jail Time For Domestic Violence Guilty Plea
NESN.com, September 18th

Jack Elway will avoid jail time after being indicted on charges stemming from an altercation with a girlfriend earlier this year. Elway, the son of Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, has been sentenced to one year of probation and one year of...Read more