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1968 Topps Test Team Photos

1968 Topps "Test" Team Photo cards were inserts in packs of 1968 Topps Team Patches. Topps apparently test marketed the patches (hence the word "test" in the name) but did not sell them widely, so both the cards and patches are scarce.

There are 25 cards in the team photo set, one for each of the 26 NFL and AFL teams except Cincinnati. 1968 was the year that the Bengals joined the AFL, and Topps apparently didn't yet have photo of the team. I have not studied the cards carefully, but I suspect that the other teams' photos are all from 1967 or earlier. I verified this for the Cleveland Browns card: the same image appears under 1967 on the Browns web site.

The team photo cards are the same size as the "tall boy" 1965 Topps football cards. This is a bit odd, since the patches--the main product in the packs--are the same size as regular cards. The backs of the cards list all of the team personnel on the front--a nice feature. Unfortunately, most of the cards I have seen have had a wax stain running vertically across the middle of the back. There is a picture of one of the card backs in my blog article about the set.

To see a large picture of any card (or stamp, sticker, etc.) in the Gallery, click on the small picture or the title.

Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Green Bay Packers Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 1 Green Bay Packers Team Green Bay Packers
1968 Topps Test Team Photos New Orleans Saints Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 2 New Orleans Saints Team New Orleans Saints
1968 Topps Test Team Photos New York Jets Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 3 New York Jets Team New York Jets PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Miami Dolphins Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 4 Miami Dolphins Team Miami Dolphins PSA 5
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Pittsburgh Steelers Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 5 Pittsburgh Steelers Team Pittsburgh Steelers PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Detroit Lions Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 6 Detroit Lions Team Detroit Lions
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Los Angeles Rams Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 7 Los Angeles Rams Team Los Angeles Rams
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Atlanta Falcons Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 8 Atlanta Falcons Team Atlanta Falcons PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos New York Giants Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 9 New York Giants Team New York Giants
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Denver Broncos Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 10 Denver Broncos Team Denver Broncos PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Dallas Cowboys Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 11 Dallas Cowboys Team Dallas Cowboys
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Buffalo Bills Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 12 Buffalo Bills Team Buffalo Bills The Bills finished 1-12-1 in 1968, worst in the NFL and AFL. They chose O.J. Simpson with the first overall draft pick in 1969. PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Cleveland Browns Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 13 Cleveland Browns Team Cleveland Browns
1968 Topps Test Team Photos San Francisco 49ers Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 14 San Francisco 49ers Team San Francisco 49ers PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Baltimore Colts Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 15 Baltimore Colts Team Baltimore Colts
1968 Topps Test Team Photos San Diego Chargers Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 16 San Diego Chargers Team San Diego Chargers
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Oakland Raiders Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 17 Oakland Raiders Team Oakland Raiders PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Houston Oilers Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 18 Houston Oilers Team Houston Oilers PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Minnesota Vikings Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 19 Minnesota Vikings Team Minnesota Vikings
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Washington Redskins Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 20 Washington Redskins Team Washington Redskins PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos St. Louis Cardinals Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 21 St. Louis Cardinals Team St. Louis Cardinals PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Kansas City Chiefs Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 22 Kansas City Chiefs Team Kansas City Chiefs PSA 4
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Boston Patriots Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 23 Boston Patriots Team Boston Patriots
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Chicago Bears Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 24 Chicago Bears Team Chicago Bears
1968 Topps Test Team Photos Philadelphia Eagles Team 1968 Topps Test Team Photos 25 Philadelphia Eagles Team Philadelphia Eagles PSA 4

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