1964 Philadelphia Football Cards

1964 Philadelphia football card wrapperThe 1964 Philadelphia set is the first of four football card sets produced by the Philadelphia Gum Company in the mid 1960s. The set contains only NFL players; AFL players appeared in the 1964 Topps set. The 198 cards in the 1964 Philadelphia set were printed on a 264-card sheet, so 66 of the cards were repeated on the sheet. Those 66 cards are thus double prints, but they are not documented in the price guides. I have a good idea which cards are double prints, and when I get a chance, I will mark them here.

You can see what half of a sheet of these cards looked like on my 1964 Philadelphia virtual uncut sheet page. Also see my blog article, P is for Philadelphia, for an overview of the 1964-1967 Philadelphia football card sets.

Rookie cards of Pro Football Hall of Famers in the 1964 Philadelphia set: Herb Adderley, Willie Davis, Merlin Olsen, John Mackey, Jim Johnson, Mick Tingelhoff.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1964 Philadelphia Raymond Berry 1964 Philadelphia 1 Raymond Berry Baltimore Colts end SMU Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973 PSA 6, ex, PSA 4.5
1964 Philadelphia Tom Gilburg 1964 Philadelphia 2 Tom Gilburg Baltimore Colts guard, punter Syracuse nm oc
1964 Philadelphia John Mackey 1964 Philadelphia 3 John Mackey Baltimore Colts tight end Syracuse Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992 Rookie card
1964 Philadelphia Gino Marchetti 1964 Philadelphia 4 Gino Marchetti Baltimore Colts defensive end San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972 vg
1964 Philadelphia Jim Martin 1964 Philadelphia 5 Jim Martin Baltimore Colts linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995 PSA 9, SGC 92
1964 Philadelphia Tom Matte 1964 Philadelphia 6 Tom Matte Baltimore Colts halfback Ohio State Rookie card
1964 Philadelphia Jimmy Orr 1964 Philadelphia 7 Jimmy Orr Baltimore Colts end Georgia
1964 Philadelphia Jim Parker 1964 Philadelphia 8 Jim Parker Baltimore Colts guard, tackle Ohio State Outland Trophy 1956, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973, College Hall of Fame 1974 nm
1964 Philadelphia Bill Pellington 1964 Philadelphia 9 Bill Pellington Baltimore Colts linebacker Rutgers SGC 92
1964 Philadelphia Alex Sandusky 1964 Philadelphia 10 Alex Sandusky Baltimore Colts guard Clarion Teachers College PSA 9, nm
1964 Philadelphia Dick Szymanski 1964 Philadelphia 11 Dick Szymanski Baltimore Colts center Notre Dame Szymanski was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. nm oc
1964 Philadelphia John Unitas 1964 Philadelphia 12 John Unitas Baltimore Colts quarterback Louisville Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979 PSA 8
1964 Philadelphia Baltimore Colts Team 1964 Philadelphia 13 Baltimore Colts Team Baltimore Colts
1964 Philadelphia Colts Play of the Year 1964 Philadelphia 14 Colts Play of the Year Before coaching, Shula was a defensive back for the Browns, Colts, and Redskins. exmt
Don Shula Baltimore Colts coach John Carroll Dolphins Honor Roll 1996, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1997
1964 Philadelphia Doug Atkins 1964 Philadelphia 15 Doug Atkins Chicago Bears defensive end Tennessee Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982, College Hall of Fame 1985, Saints Hall of Fame 1995
1964 Philadelphia Ron Bull 1964 Philadelphia 16 Ron Bull Chicago Bears running back Baylor
1964 Philadelphia Mike Ditka 1964 Philadelphia 17 Mike Ditka Chicago Bears tight end Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988
1964 Philadelphia Joe Fortunato 1964 Philadelphia 18 Joe Fortunato Chicago Bears linebacker Mississippi State
1964 Philadelphia Willie Galimore 1964 Philadelphia 19 Willie Galimore Chicago Bears halfback Florida A and M College Hall of Fame 1999 Galimore died in a car accident before the 1964 season. The Bears retired his jersey number, 28. See the Gallery's retired numbers page for the retired numbers of all of the NFL teams. PSA 8
1964 Philadelphia Joe Marconi 1964 Philadelphia 20 Joe Marconi Chicago Bears fullback West Virginia
1964 Philadelphia Bennie McRae 1964 Philadelphia 21 Bennie McRae Chicago Bears defensive back, halfback Michigan Rookie card PSA 9, SGC 92, SGC 88, nm
1964 Philadelphia Johnny Morris 1964 Philadelphia 22 Johnny Morris Chicago Bears halfback UC Santa Barbara SGC 96, SGC 88
1964 Philadelphia Richie Petitbon 1964 Philadelphia 23 Richie Petitbon Chicago Bears defensive back Tulane SGC 96
1964 Philadelphia Mike Pyle 1964 Philadelphia 24 Mike Pyle Chicago Bears center Yale Rookie card

Pyle played nine seasons in the NFL, all for the Bears.
SGC 88
1964 Philadelphia Roosevelt Taylor 1964 Philadelphia 25 Roosevelt Taylor Chicago Bears defensive back Grambling Rookie card PSA 8.5, PSA 8, SGC 88
1964 Philadelphia Bill Wade 1964 Philadelphia 26 Bill Wade Chicago Bears quarterback Vanderbilt
1964 Philadelphia Chicago Bears Team 1964 Philadelphia 27 Chicago Bears Team Chicago Bears
1964 Philadelphia Bears Play of the Year 1964 Philadelphia 28 Bears Play of the Year SGC 88, SGC 86, nm
George Halas Chicago Bears coach, end Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
1964 Philadelphia John Brewer 1964 Philadelphia 29 John Brewer Cleveland Browns end Mississippi Rookie card
1964 Philadelphia Jim Brown 1964 Philadelphia 30 Jim Brown Cleveland Browns fullback Syracuse Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, College Hall of Fame 1995, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1964 Philadelphia Gary Collins 1964 Philadelphia 31 Gary Collins Cleveland Browns end Maryland Rookie card
1964 Philadelphia Vince Costello 1964 Philadelphia 32 Vince Costello Cleveland Browns linebacker Ohio Costello was the defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 1974, and for the Kansas City Chiefs in 1975 and 1976.
1964 Philadelphia Galen Fiss 1964 Philadelphia 33 Galen Fiss Cleveland Browns linebacker Kansas
1964 Philadelphia Bill Glass 1964 Philadelphia 34 Bill Glass Cleveland Browns defensive end Baylor College Hall of Fame 1985
1964 Philadelphia Ernie Green 1964 Philadelphia 35 Ernie Green Cleveland Browns halfback Louisville Rookie card
1964 Philadelphia Rich Kreitling 1964 Philadelphia 36 Rich Kreitling Cleveland Browns end Illinois
1964 Philadelphia John Morrow 1964 Philadelphia 37 John Morrow Cleveland Browns center Michigan
1964 Philadelphia Frank Ryan 1964 Philadelphia 38 Frank Ryan Cleveland Browns quarterback Rice Ryan threw three touchdown passes to Gary Collins in the 1964 NFL Championship game against the Colts. The Browns won, 27-0. It was the last time they won an NFL championship.
1964 Philadelphia Charley Scales 1964 Philadelphia 39 Charley Scales Cleveland Browns halfback Indiana Rookie card
1964 Philadelphia Dick Schafrath 1964 Philadelphia 40 Dick Schafrath Cleveland Browns tackle Ohio State Rookie card vg-ex
1964 Philadelphia Cleveland Browns Team 1964 Philadelphia 41 Cleveland Browns Team Cleveland Browns nm+
1964 Philadelphia Browns Play of the Year 1964 Philadelphia 42 Browns Play of the Year Collier was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987. See my Almost Hall of Famers page. nm
Blanton Collier Cleveland Browns coach Georgetown (Kentucky)
1964 Philadelphia Don Bishop 1964 Philadelphia 43 Don Bishop Dallas Cowboys defensive back Los Angeles City
1964 Philadelphia Frank Clarke 1964 Philadelphia 44 Frank Clarke Dallas Cowboys halfback Colorado Rookie card
1964 Philadelphia Mike Connelly 1964 Philadelphia 45 Mike Connelly Dallas Cowboys center Utah State, Michigan State
1964 Philadelphia Lee Folkins 1964 Philadelphia 46 Lee Folkins Dallas Cowboys end Washington Rookie card
1964 Philadelphia Cornell Green 1964 Philadelphia 47 Cornell Green Dallas Cowboys defensive back Utah State Rookie card PSA 9, nm
1964 Philadelphia Bob Lilly 1964 Philadelphia 48 Bob Lilly Dallas Cowboys end TCU Cowboys Ring of Honor 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980, College Hall of Fame 1981
1964 Philadelphia Amos Marsh 1964 Philadelphia 49 Amos Marsh Dallas Cowboys fullback Oregon State
1964 Philadelphia Tommy McDonald 1964 Philadelphia 50 Tommy McDonald Dallas Cowboys end, halfback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1985, Eagles Honor Roll 1988, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1998