If you collect vintage football cards, then the 1976 Topps Walter Payton rookie card is an absolute must-have.
The design is simple but this card is as sweet as "Sweetness" himself.
My favorite part is how calm he looks.
Because if you ever saw Payton play, you would know he was anything but that...
The guy was a relentless and intimidating runner who would punish defenders who tried to stop him.
I remember my grandpa had one of those old NFL Films specials on VHS that you used to get with a Sports Illustrated subscription that featured Payton.
In that film, they mentioned how grueling his offseason training was and how he never ran out of bounds but would instead meet any would-be tackler head on.
I was never a Bears fan but from that point on I was a Walter Payton fan.
Today, I'm a huge fan of his rookie card, especially since it ranks as one of the most valuable football cards in the hobby.
And in this guide, I go over the key things you should know before you buy or sell one.