About The Card
With a nickname of Mean Joe Greene, I don't have to tell you that Pittsburgh's young Defensive Tackle on this 1971 Topps card was not really someone you wanted to mess with.
(I mean, you could say the same for Buck Buchanan, Bubba Smith, and Tombstone Jackson...based on names alone, I'd take my chances elsewhere).
Anyway, besides being Green's rookie, the card has historical significance as well being that 1971 Topps was the first set "to reflect the merger of the AFL and NFL with the newly aligned AFC/NFC conferences."
Taking all of that into consideration, a raw copy in poor condition is still going to run you $30-$40, with prices reaching around $300 for a PSA 7.
QuoteQuote"1971 Topps Football was the first card set to reflect the merger of the AFL and NFL with the newly aligned AFC/NFC conferences. The set consists of 263 total cards, each measuring the standard 2-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches. The release is laden with rookie cards of Hall of Fame players, most notably Terry Bradshaw (#156) and "Mean" Joe Greene (#245)."
1971 Topps Football Joe Greene ROOKIE RC #245 PSA 8 NM-MT (PWCC) https://t.co/8U8KdTl3f6 pic.twitter.com/21bUS493Uc— Axle Parts (@AxlePartsT) September 13, 2016