His rookie card was published by Topps in 1958. Jim Brown is in full run, demonstrating his exceptional power. His jersey bears the number 32 which was withdrawn by his club when he retired.
Curiously, despite a remarkable feat of 237 yards run in one game in 1957, the text on the back of the card appears a posteriori too soft for this young player who will be one of the best of all time. Topps, perhaps not well informed, attributes to him the first name Jimmy, a diminutive whose use is not confirmed by his page in Wikipedia.
Five copies of his 1958 Topps are ranked Mint 9 by PSA with none higher. One of them was sold for $ 360K including premium by Heritage in November 2016. Another one comes for sale by Heritage in Dallas with a guide value at $ 300K, lot 80100. The sale takes place on February 25 with a close out in the following day after an extended bidding phase.
Last year's Heritage catalog referred to Jimmy Brown's 1958 Topps as the most significant post-war rookie football card. PSA gives no example at auction of the Topps 1965 rookie card Mint 9 of Joe Namath whose population is four with none higher.
SOLD for $ 336K including premium