1960 Topps Football Cards

1960 Topps football card wrapperThe 1960 Topps set contains 132 cards of NFL players and teams. The Dallas Cowboys joined the NFL in 1960, so this was the first set to include cards of the Cowboys. The full set fit exactly twice on a full 264-card uncut sheet, with no short prints or double prints. To see what an uncut half-sheet looked like, see my 1960 Topps virtual uncut sheet page.

1960 was the first year since 1955 that Topps had competition in the football card market. The American Football League began play in 1960, and Fleer printed the first set of AFL football cards. The competition spurred a bit of innovation, apparently, because 1960 Topps and 1960 Fleer football card packs were the first to include inserts. 1960 Topps packs included metallic stickers representing the thirteen NFL teams and twenty colleges.

The 1960 Topps set contains a large number of errors. Most notable is Jim Taylor's card, which pictures the wrong Jim Taylor. (To see that card and other cards that picture the wrong player, see my Mistaken Identities page.) Also, four cards in the set have reversed images. I have identified the error cards in the "Notes" column below.

You can see pictures of a 1960 Topps 5-cent display box on the Legendary Auctions web site.

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1960 Topps set: Forrest Gregg.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1960 Topps John Unitas 1960 Topps 1 John Unitas Baltimore Colts quarterback Louisville Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979
1960 Topps Alan Ameche 1960 Topps 2 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin Heisman Trophy 1954, College Hall of Fame 1975 vg-ex
1960 Topps Lenny Moore 1960 Topps 3 Lenny Moore Baltimore Colts halfback Penn State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975
1960 Topps Raymond Berry 1960 Topps 4 Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts end SMU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973
1960 Topps Jim Parker 1960 Topps 5 Jim Parker Baltimore Colts guard, tackle Ohio State Outland Trophy 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973, College Hall of Fame 1974 Parker placed eighth in voting for the 1956 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman candidates. PSA 9, exmt
1960 Topps George Preas 1960 Topps 6 George Preas Baltimore Colts tackle VPI Rookie card

Preas played 11 seasons in the NFL, all for the Colts.
PSA 8, ex
1960 Topps Art Spinney 1960 Topps 7 Art Spinney Baltimore Colts guard Boston College ex
1960 Topps Bill Pellington 1960 Topps 8 Bill Pellington Baltimore Colts linebacker Rutgers Rookie card

Pellington played 12 seasons in the NFL, all for the Colts.
nm oc
1960 Topps John Sample 1960 Topps 9 John Sample Baltimore Colts defensive back Maryland Eastern Shore Rookie card exmt
1960 Topps Gene Lipscomb 1960 Topps 10 Gene Lipscomb Baltimore Colts defensive tackle Steelers Legends Team nm
1960 Topps Baltimore Colts Team 1960 Topps 11 Baltimore Colts Team Baltimore Colts
1960 Topps Ed Brown 1960 Topps 12 Ed Brown Chicago Bears quarterback San Francisco exmt
1960 Topps Rick Casares 1960 Topps 13 Rick Casares Chicago Bears fullback Florida
1960 Topps Willie Galimore 1960 Topps 14 Willie Galimore Chicago Bears halfback Florida A and M College Hall of Fame 1999 PSA 6
1960 Topps Jim Dooley 1960 Topps 15 Jim Dooley Chicago Bears end Miami Florida nm
1960 Topps Harlon Hill 1960 Topps 16 Harlon Hill Chicago Bears end North Alabama
1960 Topps Stan Jones 1960 Topps 17 Stan Jones Chicago Bears guard Maryland Pro Football Hall of Fame 1991, College Hall of Fame 2000 exmt
1960 Topps Bill George 1960 Topps 18 Bill George Chicago Bears linebacker, guard Wake Forest Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974 nm
1960 Topps Erich Barnes 1960 Topps 19 Erich Barnes Chicago Bears defensive back Purdue Rookie card nm
1960 Topps Doug Atkins 1960 Topps 20 Doug Atkins Chicago Bears defensive end Tennessee Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982, College Hall of Fame 1985, Saints Hall of Fame 1995 Error card

The image of Atkins is reversed on this card. See the Gallery's page of football cards with reversed images.
PSA 8, nm
1960 Topps Chicago Bears Team 1960 Topps 21 Chicago Bears Team Chicago Bears nm
1960 Topps Milt Plum 1960 Topps 22 Milt Plum Cleveland Browns quarterback Penn State
1960 Topps Jim Brown 1960 Topps 23 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns fullback Syracuse Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, College Hall of Fame 1995, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1960 Topps Sam Baker 1960 Topps 24 Sam Baker Cleveland Browns fullback, kicker Oregon State
1960 Topps Bobby Mitchell 1960 Topps 25 Bobby Mitchell Cleveland Browns halfback Illinois Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Browns Ring of Honor 2010 Mitchell was the 1958 NFL Rookie of the Year. PSA 6.5
1960 Topps Ray Renfro 1960 Topps 26 Ray Renfro Cleveland Browns halfback North Texas ex
1960 Topps Bill Howton 1960 Topps 27 Bill Howton Cleveland Browns end Rice Packers Hall of Fame 1974
1960 Topps Jim Ray Smith 1960 Topps 28 Jim Ray Smith Cleveland Browns guard Baylor College Hall of Fame 1987
1960 Topps Jim Shofner 1960 Topps 29 Jim Shofner Cleveland Browns defensive back TCU
1960 Topps Bob Gain 1960 Topps 30 Bob Gain Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Kentucky Outland Trophy 1950, College Hall of Fame 1980 PSA 8, ex
1960 Topps Cleveland Browns Team 1960 Topps 31 Cleveland Browns Team Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns team cards in the 1959-1963 Topps sets all picture the 1958 Browns team.
1960 Topps Don Heinrich 1960 Topps 32 Don Heinrich Dallas Cowboys quarterback, coach Washington College Hall of Fame 1987
1960 Topps Ed Modzelewski 1960 Topps 33 Ed Modzelewski Dallas Cowboys fullback Maryland ex
1960 Topps Fred Cone 1960 Topps 34 Fred Cone Dallas Cowboys fullback Clemson Packers Hall of Fame 1974 exmt
1960 Topps L.G. Dupre 1960 Topps 35 L.G. Dupre Dallas Cowboys halfback Baylor
1960 Topps Dick Bielski 1960 Topps 36 Dick Bielski Dallas Cowboys end, fullback Maryland exmt
1960 Topps Charlie Ane 1960 Topps 37 Charlie Ane Dallas Cowboys center, tackle USC Error card

Ane's first name is misspelled "Charley."
exmt
1960 Topps Jerry Tubbs 1960 Topps 38 Jerry Tubbs Dallas Cowboys linebacker Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1996 The University of Oklahoma was undefeated while Tubbs played there. The team won NCAA National Championships in 1955 and 1956.
1960 Topps Doyle Nix 1960 Topps 39 Doyle Nix Dallas Cowboys defensive back SMU exmt+
1960 Topps Ray Krouse 1960 Topps 40 Ray Krouse Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Maryland nm
1960 Topps Earl Morrall 1960 Topps 41 Earl Morrall Detroit Lions quarterback Michigan State
1960 Topps Howard Cassady 1960 Topps 42 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State Heisman Trophy 1955, College Hall of Fame 1979 exmt
1960 Topps Dave Middleton 1960 Topps 43 Dave Middleton Detroit Lions end Auburn SGC 88, nm
1960 Topps Jim Gibbons 1960 Topps 44 Jim Gibbons Detroit Lions end Iowa Rookie card
1960 Topps Darris McCord 1960 Topps 45 Darris McCord Detroit Lions defensive end Tennessee Rookie card

McCord played 13 seasons in the NFL, all with the Lions.
ex
1960 Topps Joe Schmidt 1960 Topps 46 Joe Schmidt Detroit Lions linebacker Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973, College Hall of Fame 2000 exmt
1960 Topps Terry Barr 1960 Topps 47 Terry Barr Detroit Lions defensive back Michigan
1960 Topps Yale Lary 1960 Topps 48 Yale Lary Detroit Lions defensive back Texas A and M Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 PSA 8
1960 Topps Gil Mains 1960 Topps 49 Gil Mains Detroit Lions defensive tackle Murray State Rookie card PSA 8, exmt
1960 Topps Detroit Lions Team 1960 Topps 50 Detroit Lions Team Detroit Lions nm