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
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
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 Orr led the NFL in yards per catch in 1958, 1964, and 1968.
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 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.
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.
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, PSA 8, SGC 88, nm
1964 Philadelphia Johnny Morris 1964 Philadelphia 22 Johnny Morris Chicago Bears halfback UC Santa Barbara Morris led the NFL with 93 receptions and 1200 receiving yards in 1964. SGC 96, SGC 88
1964 Philadelphia Richie Petitbon 1964 Philadelphia 23 Richie Petitbon Chicago Bears defensive back Tulane SGC 96, PSA 8
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.
1964 Philadelphia Roosevelt Taylor 1964 Philadelphia 25 Roosevelt Taylor Chicago Bears defensive back Grambling Rookie card PSA 8.5, PSA 8