Under head coach Bill Walsh's west coast offense, Montana led the 49ers to four Super Bowl Championships, while winning two MVP awards and amassing over 40,000 passing yards and 273 touchdowns. Montana wasn't a highly regarded prospect coming out of Notre Dame even as he was assembling a collection of some impressive last minute heroics.His play earned him the moniker'The Comeback Kid'. Still the scouts weren't all that impressed.
The San Francisco 49ers took a chance on Montana in the third round and selected him with the 82nd pick in the 1979 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Montana didn't get a ton of playing time, but mid way through the next year, Montana became the starting quarterback for the 49ers. It didn't take long for Montana to make an impact - in his first full season as a starter for the 49ers in 1981, Montana led the team to a Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Yet it was a playoff game only several weeks earlier against the Dallas Cowboys that became one of the defining games for Joe Montana. Known by many as'The Catch', Montana led the 49ers to an improbable victory, driving the team downfield from their own 10 yard line and winning the game on a last second pass to wide receiver Dwight Clark.
Amazingly, a young Tom Brady was at the game watching his hero in one of his many historic comeback victories. Montana would go on to have one of the most storied careers in the NFL, winning three more Super Bowl titles, cementing his legacy in the football record books.
While the new era of quarterbacks that came after him, such as Tom Brady, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees have cemented their own legacies it is Joe Montana that paved the way for these new quarterbacks. The item "1981 Topps Football Joe Montana ROOKIE RC # 216 BGS 9 MINT Looks Gem 10 PSA" is in sale since Thursday, May 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Football Cards".
The seller is "freedom_lover" and is located in Espanola, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.