1964 Topps Football Cards
The 1964 Topps football card set is the first of four AFL-only sets that Topps produced in the mid-1960s. There were only eight AFL teams in 1964, so the set contains a large number of players per team. Because of this, a lot of players made their first appearance on a card in this set.
The set's 176 cards were printed on a 264-card full sheet, so 88 cards were repeated on the sheet. The repeated 88 cards were thus double prints, or the other 88 cards were short prints, depending on whether your glass is half-full or half-empty. The price guides chose half-empty and identified the short prints.
|Image||Set||#||Card Title/Players||Pro Team||Position||College||Honors||Notes||Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards|
|1964 Topps||1||Tommy Addison||Boston Patriots||linebacker||South Carolina||Short print
Addison was elected president of the AFL Players Association in 1964.
|1964 Topps||2||Houston Antwine||Boston Patriots||defensive tackle, defensive end||Southern Illinois||Rookie card
Antwine played from 1961 to 1971 for the Boston Patriots, and in 1972 for the Philadelphia Eagles.
|1964 Topps||3||Nick Buoniconti||Boston Patriots||linebacker||Notre Dame||Dolphins Honor Roll 1991, Patriots Hall of Fame 1992, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001|
|1964 Topps||4||Ron Burton||Boston Patriots||halfback||Northwestern||College Hall of Fame 1990||Short print|
|1964 Topps||5||Gino Cappelletti||Boston Patriots||end||Minnesota||Patriots Hall of Fame 1992||Error card
Name misspelled Cappalletti.
|1964 Topps||6||Jim Colclough||Boston Patriots||end||Boston College||Short print||nm|
|1964 Topps||7||Bob Dee||Boston Patriots||defensive end||Holy Cross||Patriots Hall of Fame 1993||Short print|
|1964 Topps||8||Larry Eisenhauer||Boston Patriots||defensive end||Boston College||nm|
|1964 Topps||9||Dick Felt||Boston Patriots||defensive back||Brigham Young||Short print
Felt was inducted into the BYU Athletic Hall of Fame as a player in 1977. After retiring from the pros, he coached BYU's defensive backs for 26 seasons.
|1964 Topps||10||Larry Garron||Boston Patriots||fullback||Western Illinois||nm|
|1964 Topps||11||Art Graham||Boston Patriots||end||Boston College||Rookie card||nm|
|1964 Topps||12||Ron Hall||Boston Patriots||defensive back||Missouri Valley||Rookie card||nm|
|1964 Topps||13||Charles Long||Boston Patriots||tackle||Tennessee-Chatanooga|
|1964 Topps||14||Don McKinnon||Boston Patriots||linebacker||Dartmouth||Rookie card
McKinnon had small parts in two Wes Anderson movies, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
|1964 Topps||15||Don Oakes||Boston Patriots||tackle||Virginia Tech||Rookie card, short print|
|1964 Topps||16||Ross O'Hanley||Boston Patriots||defensive back||Boston College||Short print|
|1964 Topps||17||Babe Parilli||Boston Patriots||quarterback||Kentucky||College Hall of Fame 1982, Patriots Hall of Fame 1993||Short print|
|1964 Topps||18||Jesse Richardson||Boston Patriots||defensive tackle||Alabama||Short print|
|1964 Topps||19||Jack Rudolph||Boston Patriots||linebacker||Georgia Tech||Rookie card, short print|
|1964 Topps||20||Don Webb||Boston Patriots||defensive back||Iowa State||Rookie card
Webb played 11 seasons in the AFL and NFL, all with the Patriots.
|1964 Topps||21||Boston Patriots Team||Boston Patriots||PSA 8, SGC 88|
|1964 Topps||22||Ray Abruzzese||Buffalo Bills||defensive back||Alabama||Error card
The player pictured on this card is Ed Rutkowski, not Ray Abruzzese. See my Mistaken Identities page for other football cards that picture the wrong player.
|1964 Topps||23||Stew Barber||Buffalo Bills||linebacker||Penn State||Rookie card|
|1964 Topps||24||Dave Behrman||Buffalo Bills||center||Michigan State||Rookie card|
|1964 Topps||25||Al Bemiller||Buffalo Bills||center||Syracuse||Rookie card|