1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures

1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures (also called Wallet Photos) were cut by hand from a magazine, the 1961-62 issue of Complete Sports Pro-Football Illustrated. Most of the pictures are from the interior of the magazine; they are black and white and printed on newsprint. Twelve pictures were on the back of the magazine; they are smaller, colored, glossy, and on slightly thicker paper.

Each wallet picture has the player's name and team printed on the back. About a dozen of them have errors. Most of the players also appeared, in the same poses, on 1961 Fleer football cards. There are a few exceptions; among them are four players who never appeared on a standard football card. You can see those players in my blog article about the 1961 Fleer Wallet Picture set.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Ken Adamson 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 1 Ken Adamson Denver Broncos guard Notre Dame
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Tommy Addison 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 2 Tommy Addison Boston Patriots linebacker South Carolina Addison made the AFL East All-Star team every year from 1961 to 1964.
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Alan Ameche 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 3 Alan Ameche Baltimore Colts fullback Wisconsin Heisman Trophy 1954, College Hall of Fame 1975
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Bill Anderson 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 4 Bill Anderson Washington Redskins tight end Tennessee
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Bill Atkins 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 5 Bill Atkins Buffalo Bills defensive back Auburn
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Dave Baker 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 6 Dave Baker San Francisco 49ers defensive back Oklahoma Baker had 10 interceptions in 1960, tying with Jerry Norton for the NFL lead.
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Bill Barnes 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 7 Bill Barnes Philadelphia Eagles halfback Wake Forest
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Chuck Bednarik 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 8 Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles center, defensive tackle Pennsylvania Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967, College Hall of Fame 1969, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Raymond Berry 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 9 Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts end SMU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures George Blanda 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 10 George Blanda Houston Oilers quarterback, kicker Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Phil Blazer 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 11 Phil Blazer Buffalo Bills guard North Carolina
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Dewey Bohling 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 12 Dewey Bohling New York Titans halfback Hardin-Simmons
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Don Bosseler 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 13 Don Bosseler Washington Redskins fullback Miami Florida College Hall of Fame 1990
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Mel Branch 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 14 Mel Branch Dallas Texans defensive end LSU
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures John Brodie 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 15 John Brodie San Francisco 49ers quarterback Stanford College Hall of Fame 1986, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Ed Brown 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 16 Ed Brown Chicago Bears quarterback San Francisco
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Gerald Burch 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 17 Gerald Burch Oakland Raiders end Georgia Tech
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Chris Burford 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 18 Chris Burford Dallas Texans end Stanford Chiefs Hall of Fame 1975, College Hall of Fame 1995 Error card

Burford's image is reversed in this picture. See my page of football cards with reversed images.
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Wray Carlton 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 19 Wray Carlton Buffalo Bills fullback Duke
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Al Carmichael 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 20 Al Carmichael Denver Broncos halfback USC Packers Hall of Fame 1974 Playing for the Broncos in 1960, Carmichael threw the only pass of his pro career. He completed it for 26 yards.
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures J.C. Caroline 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 21 J.C. Caroline Chicago Bears defensive back Illinois College Hall of Fame 1980 Bernie Casey, who also played in the NFL, portrayed Caroline in the TV movie Brian's Song.
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Rick Casares 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 22 Rick Casares Chicago Bears fullback Florida
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Howard Cassady 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 23 Howard Cassady Detroit Lions halfback Ohio State Heisman Trophy 1955, College Hall of Fame 1979
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Dick Christy 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 24 Dick Christy Oakland Raiders halfback North Carolina State
1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures Howard Clark 1961 Fleer Wallet Pictures 25 Howard Clark San Diego Chargers end Tennessee-Chatanooga