Growing up as a kid in Indiana in the late 80's, I remember the 1984 Topps John Elway rookie card wasn't too popular in the area.
Fans were still ticked off that he'd dodged Indy to play for the Denver Broncos.
But Elway went on to an amazing career in Denver anyway.
And nowadays his rookie card is extremely popular with collectors everywhere. Nine Pro Bowls and two Super Bowls goes a long way in boosting your popularity.
Elway's rookie is not one of the most valuable football cards but it is a key to the 1984 Topps set and one of the most popular football cards in the hobby.
That said, here is a comprehensive guide that covers the key things you should know before you buy.