1960 Fleer Football Cards

1960 Fleer football card wrapperThe 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.

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1960 Fleer set: Ron Mix, Sid Gillman, Hank Stram. Rookie cards of Heisman Trophy winners in the 1960 Fleer set: Billy Cannon.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1960 Fleer Harvey White 1960 Fleer 1 Harvey White Boston Patriots quarterback Clemson Rookie card exmt
1960 Fleer Corky Tharp 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 Dan McGrew 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 Bob White 1960 Fleer 4 Bob White Houston Oilers fullback Ohio State Rookie card
1960 Fleer Dick Jamieson 1960 Fleer 5 Dick Jamieson Dallas Texans quarterback Bradley Rookie card
1960 Fleer Sam Salerno 1960 Fleer 6 Sam Salerno Denver Broncos tackle Colorado
1960 Fleer Sid Gillman 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 Ben Preston 1960 Fleer 8 Ben Preston Los Angeles Chargers end Auburn Rookie card PSA 8
1960 Fleer George Blanch 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 Bob Stransky 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 Fran Curci 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 George Shirkey 1960 Fleer 12 George Shirkey Houston Oilers tackle Stephen F. Austin
1960 Fleer Paul Larson 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 John Stolte 1960 Fleer 14 John Stolte Los Angeles Chargers tackle Kansas State PSA 8, nm
1960 Fleer Serafino Fazio 1960 Fleer 15 Serafino Fazio Boston Patriots center Pittsburgh
1960 Fleer Tom Dimitroff 1960 Fleer 16 Tom Dimitroff Boston Patriots quarterback Miami Ohio nm
1960 Fleer Elbert Dubenion 1960 Fleer 17 Elbert Dubenion Buffalo Bills halfback Bluffton Bills Wall of Fame 1993 Rookie card nm oc
1960 Fleer Hogan Wharton 1960 Fleer 18 Hogan Wharton Houston Oilers guard Houston
1960 Fleer Tom O 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 Sammy Baugh 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 Tony Sardisco 1960 Fleer 21 Tony Sardisco Boston Patriots guard, linebacker Tulane
1960 Fleer Alan Cann 1960 Fleer 22 Alan Cann Boston Patriots fullback Syracuse
1960 Fleer Mike Hudock 1960 Fleer 23 Mike Hudock New York Titans center Miami Florida PSA 9, PSA 8.5, PSA 8
1960 Fleer Bill Atkins 1960 Fleer 24 Bill Atkins Buffalo Bills defensive back Auburn Rookie card
1960 Fleer Charlie Jackson 1960 Fleer 25 Charlie Jackson Dallas Texans halfback SMU nm