1960 Fleer Football Cards
The 1960 Fleer set, which includes only AFL players, was issued in the first year of the AFL's existence. Many of the players--about a quarter of them--never actually saw playing time. There are no short prints in the 132-card set, but some cards are scarce because of where they were on the uncut sheet. See my 1960 Fleer virtual uncut sheet for details.
1960 was the first year that the card companies included inserts in packs of football cards. I suspect that Fleer, being new to football cards, was the first to do so, and Topps followed suit. Fleer's inserts in 1960 were AFL team decals and college pennant decals.
Also see my blog article, F is for Fleer, for a description of the 1960 Fleer set.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1960 Fleer||1||Harvey White||Boston Patriots||quarterback||Clemson||Rookie card||exmt|
|1960 Fleer||2||Corky Tharp||New York Titans||halfback||Alabama||Rookie card
Tharp also appeared on a 1960 Topps CFL football card, but he did not play in the CFL in 1960.
|1960 Fleer||3||Dan McGrew||Buffalo Bills||center||Purdue||Rookie card
McGrew played one season for the Bills, 1960. His 1960 Fleer card pictures him in his Purdue uniform.
|1960 Fleer||4||Bob White||Houston Oilers||fullback||Ohio State||Rookie card|
|1960 Fleer||5||Dick Jamieson||Dallas Texans||quarterback||Bradley||Rookie card|
|1960 Fleer||6||Sam Salerno||Denver Broncos||tackle||Colorado|
|1960 Fleer||7||Sid Gillman||Los Angeles Chargers||coach||Ohio State||Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Chargers Hall of Fame 1985, College Hall of Fame 1989||Rookie card|
|1960 Fleer||8||Ben Preston||Los Angeles Chargers||end||Auburn||Rookie card||PSA 8|
|1960 Fleer||9||George Blanch||Oakland Raiders||guard||Texas||This card says Blanch was a guard, but he played halfback at Texas. He did not play in a regular season game for the Raiders. He coached high school football for 20 years after his playing career.|
|1960 Fleer||10||Bob Stransky||Denver Broncos||halfback||Colorado||Stransky was elected to the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. This card shows him in his Colorado uniform.|
|1960 Fleer||11||Fran Curci||Dallas Texans||quarterback||Miami Florida||Curci later held head coaching positions at the Universities of Tampa, Miami, and Kentucky.|
|1960 Fleer||12||George Shirkey||Houston Oilers||tackle||Stephen F. Austin|
|1960 Fleer||13||Paul Larson||Oakland Raiders||quarterback||California||Larson placed fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1954. See my football cards of Heisman candidates page.|
|1960 Fleer||14||John Stolte||Los Angeles Chargers||tackle||Kansas State||PSA 8, nm|
|1960 Fleer||15||Serafino Fazio||Boston Patriots||center||Pittsburgh|
|1960 Fleer||16||Tom Dimitroff||Boston Patriots||quarterback||Miami Ohio||nm|
|1960 Fleer||17||Elbert Dubenion||Buffalo Bills||halfback||Bluffton||Bills Wall of Fame 1993||Rookie card||nm oc|
|1960 Fleer||18||Hogan Wharton||Houston Oilers||guard||Houston|
|1960 Fleer||19||Tom O'Connell||Buffalo Bills||quarterback||Illinois||O'Connell averaged 11.17 yards per pass attempt for the Browns in 1957; this is one of the oldest NFL records.||PSA 10, PSA 9, nm+|
|1960 Fleer||20||Sammy Baugh||New York Titans||quarterback, coach||TCU||Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1951, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963||Baugh coached the Titans in 1960 and 1961, finishing 7-7 each year. In 1964 he coached the Houston Oilers, who went 4-10.||PSA 7|
|1960 Fleer||21||Tony Sardisco||Boston Patriots||guard, linebacker||Tulane|
|1960 Fleer||22||Alan Cann||Boston Patriots||fullback||Syracuse|
|1960 Fleer||23||Mike Hudock||New York Titans||center||Miami Florida||PSA 9, PSA 8.5, PSA 8|
|1960 Fleer||24||Bill Atkins||Buffalo Bills||defensive back||Auburn||Rookie card|
|1960 Fleer||25||Charlie Jackson||Dallas Texans||halfback||SMU||nm|