1969 Topps 4-in-1 Football Cards

1969 Topps 4-in-1's were inserts in packs of 1969 Topps football cards. Each 4-in-1 is a panel of four cardboard stamps that Topps referred to as "mini-cards." The mini-cards were to be separated from the panels, licked, and stuck in mini-card albums, which were also inserts in the packs. There was one mini-card album for each of the 26 NFL and AFL teams, and each of the 26 albums had spaces for ten mini-cards.

For 260 mini-cards, Topps needed 65 different four-card panels. To get to an even quarter-sheet, Topps added a variation of one of the panels, giving them a total of 66. Four full sets of panels then fit on a 264-card sheet.

A few of the players on the mini-cards never appeared on standard cards of their own. See my blog article, 1969 Topps 4-in-1 Oddities, for a list of those players.

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Grady Alderman, Jerry Smith, Dick LeBeau, Gale Sayers 1969 Topps 4-in-1 1 Grady Alderman, Jerry Smith, Dick LeBeau, Gale Sayers
Grady Alderman Minnesota Vikings tackle Detroit
Dick LeBeau Detroit Lions defensive back Ohio State Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010
Gale Sayers Chicago Bears halfback Kansas College Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977
Jerry Smith Washington Redskins tight end Arizona State Redskins Ring of Fame
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Jim Allison, Frank Buncom, George Sauer, Frank Emanuel 1969 Topps 4-in-1 2 Jim Allison, Frank Buncom, George Sauer, Frank Emanuel PSA 8, nm+
Jim Allison San Diego Chargers fullback San Diego State, El Camino College
Frank Buncom Cincinnati Bengals linebacker USC Chargers Hall of Fame 1976
Frank Emanuel Miami Dolphins linebacker Tennessee College Hall of Fame 2004
George Sauer Jr. New York Jets end Texas
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Lance Alworth, Don Maynard, Billy Cannon, Ron McDole 1969 Topps 4-in-1 3 Lance Alworth, Don Maynard, Billy Cannon, Ron McDole nm
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers end Arkansas Chargers Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1978, College Hall of Fame 1984
Billy Cannon Oakland Raiders halfback LSU Heisman Trophy 1959, College Hall of Fame 2008
Don Maynard New York Jets end Texas-El Paso Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987, Jets Ring of Honor 2010
Ron McDole Buffalo Bills defensive end Nebraska
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Dick Anderson, Mike Taliaferro, Otis Taylor, Fred Biletnikoff 1969 Topps 4-in-1 4 Dick Anderson, Mike Taliaferro, Otis Taylor, Fred Biletnikoff
Dick Anderson Miami Dolphins defensive back Colorado College Hall of Fame 1993, Dolphins Honor Roll 2006
Fred Biletnikoff Oakland Raiders end Florida State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1988, College Hall of Fame 1991
Mike Taliaferro Boston Patriots quarterback Illinois
Otis Taylor Kansas City Chiefs end Prairie View Chiefs Hall of Fame 1982
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Ralph Baker, Les Duncan, Bobby Bell, Eric Crabtree 1969 Topps 4-in-1 5 Ralph Baker, Les Duncan, Bobby Bell, Eric Crabtree PSA 9, PSA 8, nm
Ralph Baker New York Jets linebacker Penn State
Bobby Bell Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, defensive end Minnesota Outland Trophy 1962, Chiefs Hall of Fame 1980, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, College Hall of Fame 1991
Eric Crabtree Denver Broncos end Pittsburgh
Speedy Duncan San Diego Chargers defensive end Jackson State Chargers Hall of Fame 1994
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Gary Ballman, Jerry Hill, Boyd Dowler, Roy Jefferson 1969 Topps 4-in-1 6 Gary Ballman, Jerry Hill, Boyd Dowler, Roy Jefferson PSA 10
Gary Ballman Philadelphia Eagles halfback Michigan State
Boyd Dowler Green Bay Packers end, punter Colorado Packers Hall of Fame 1978
Jerry Hill Baltimore Colts running back Wyoming
Roy Jefferson Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Utah Steelers Legends Team
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Tom Beer, Jim Colclough, Steve DeLong, Miller Farr 1969 Topps 4-in-1 7 Tom Beer, Jim Colclough, Steve DeLong, Miller Farr
Tom Beer Denver Broncos end Houston
Jim Colclough Boston Patriots end Boston College
Steve DeLong San Diego Chargers defensive end Tennessee Outland Trophy 1964, College Hall of Fame 1993
Miller Farr Houston Oilers defensive back Wichita State
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Sonny Bishop, Pete Banaszak, Tom Day, Paul Guidry 1969 Topps 4-in-1 8 Sonny Bishop, Pete Banaszak, Tom Day, Paul Guidry PSA 9, nm
Pete Banaszak Oakland Raiders running back Miami Florida
Sonny Bishop Houston Oilers guard Fresno State
Tom Day San Diego Chargers defensive end North Carolina A and T
Paul Guidry Buffalo Bills linebacker McNeese State
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Bruce Bosley, J.R. Wilburn, Jim Simon, Tom Nowatzke 1969 Topps 4-in-1 9 Bruce Bosley, J.R. Wilburn, Jim Simon, Tom Nowatzke nm oc
Bruce Bosley San Francisco 49ers guard, center West Virginia College Hall of Fame 1982
Tom Nowatzke Detroit Lions fullback Indiana
Jim Simon Atlanta Falcons guard Miami Florida
J.R. Wilburn Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver South Carolina
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Larry Bowie, Willis Crenshaw, Paul Flatley, Tommy Davis 1969 Topps 4-in-1 10 Larry Bowie, Willis Crenshaw, Paul Flatley, Tommy Davis nm+
Larry Bowie Minnesota Vikings guard Purdue
Willis Crenshaw St. Louis Cardinals fullback Kansas State
Tommy Davis San Francisco 49ers kicker, punter LSU
Paul Flatley Atlanta Falcons end Northwestern
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Nick Buoniconti, George Saimes, Pete Duranko, Jacque MacKinnon 1969 Topps 4-in-1 11 Nick Buoniconti, George Saimes, Pete Duranko, Jacque MacKinnon
Nick Buoniconti Miami Dolphins linebacker Notre Dame Dolphins Honor Roll 1991, Patriots Hall of Fame 1992, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001
Pete Duranko Denver Broncos defensive end Notre Dame
Jacque MacKinnon San Diego Chargers tight end Colgate Chargers Hall of Fame 1976
George Saimes Buffalo Bills defensive back Michigan State Bills Wall of Fame 2000
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Jim Burson, Dan Abramowicz, Dick Witcher, Ed O 1969 Topps 4-in-1 12 Jim Burson, Dan Abramowicz, Dick Witcher, Ed O'Bradovich PSA 10, PSA 8, nm
Dan Abramowicz New Orleans Saints end Xavier Saints Hall of Fame 1988
Jim Burson Atlanta Falcons defensive back Auburn
Ed O'Bradovich Chicago Bears defensive end Illinois
Dick Witcher San Francisco 49ers end UCLA
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Reg Carolan, Larry Garron, Pete Jaquess, W.K. Hicks 1969 Topps 4-in-1 13 Reg Carolan, Larry Garron, Pete Jaquess, W.K. Hicks Reg Carolan never appeared on a regular Topps card. (See my blog article, 1969 Topps 4-in-1 Oddities.) Carolan's son, Brett, played for the Dolphins and 49ers in the mid-1990s. PSA 9, nm
Reg Carolan Kansas City Chiefs tight end Idaho
Larry Garron Boston Patriots fullback Western Illinois
W.K. Hicks Houston Oilers defensive back Texas Southern
Pete Jaquess Denver Broncos defensive back Eastern New Mexico
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Bert Coan, John Hadl, Sam Brunelli, Dan Birdwell 1969 Topps 4-in-1 14 Bert Coan, John Hadl, Sam Brunelli, Dan Birdwell ex
Dan Birdwell Oakland Raiders defensive end, linebacker Houston
Sam Brunelli Denver Broncos tackle Colorado State
Bert Coan Kansas City Chiefs halfback Kansas
John Hadl San Diego Chargers quarterback Kansas Chargers Hall of Fame 1983, College Hall of Fame 1994
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Hewritt Dixon, Goldie Sellers, Howard Twilley, Joe Namath 1969 Topps 4-in-1 15 Hewritt Dixon, Goldie Sellers, Howard Twilley, Joe Namath PSA 8
Hewritt Dixon Oakland Raiders halfback Florida A and M
Joe Namath New York Jets quarterback Alabama Pro Football Hall of Fame 1985, Jets Ring of Honor 2010
Goldie Sellers Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Grambling
Howard Twilley Miami Dolphins end Tulsa College Hall of Fame 1992
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Charlie Durkee, Clifton McNeil, Fran Tarkenton, Maxie Baughan 1969 Topps 4-in-1 16 Charlie Durkee, Clifton McNeil, Fran Tarkenton, Maxie Baughan
Maxie Baughan Los Angeles Rams linebacker Georgia Tech College Hall of Fame 1988, Eagles Honor Roll 2015
Charlie Durkee New Orleans Saints kicker Oklahoma State
Clifton McNeil San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Grambling
Fran Tarkenton New York Giants quarterback Georgia Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986, College Hall of Fame 1987, Vikings Ring of Honor 1998
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Pete Gogolak, Ron Bull, Willie Richardson, Chuck LaTourette 1969 Topps 4-in-1 17 Pete Gogolak, Ron Bull, Willie Richardson, Chuck LaTourette PSA 8, nm+
Ron Bull Chicago Bears running back Baylor
Pete Gogolak New York Giants kicker Cornell Giants Ring of Honor 2010
Chuck LaTourette St. Louis Cardinals defensive back Rice
Willie Richardson Baltimore Colts wide receiver Jackson State College Hall of Fame 2003
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Bob Griese, Jim LeMoine, Walt Sweeney, Dave Grayson 1969 Topps 4-in-1 18 Bob Griese, Jim LeMoine, Walt Sweeney, Dave Grayson PSA 8, nm
Dave Grayson Oakland Raiders defensive back Oregon
Bob Griese Miami Dolphins quarterback Purdue College Hall of Fame 1984, Dolphins Honor Roll 1990, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1990
Jim LeMoine Houston Oilers guard Chabot Junior College, Utah State
Walt Sweeney San Diego Chargers guard Syracuse Chargers Hall of Fame 1981
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Jim Hart, Darrell Dess, Mick Tingelhoff, Kermit Alexander 1969 Topps 4-in-1 19 Jim Hart, Darrell Dess, Mick Tingelhoff, Kermit Alexander PSA 9, nm
Kermit Alexander San Francisco 49ers defensive back UCLA
Darrell Dess New York Giants guard North Carolina State
Jim Hart St. Louis Cardinals quarterback Southern Illinois
Mick Tingelhoff Minnesota Vikings center Nebraska Vikings Ring of Honor 2001, Pro Football Hall of Fame 2015
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Alvin Haymond, Elijah Pitts, Ken Willard, Billy Ray Smith 1969 Topps 4-in-1 20 Alvin Haymond, Elijah Pitts, Ken Willard, Billy Ray Smith
Alvin Haymond Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Southern
Elijah Pitts Green Bay Packers halfback Philander Smith Packers Hall of Fame 1979
Billy Ray Smith Baltimore Colts tackle Arkansas
Ken Willard San Francisco 49ers running back North Carolina
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Gene Hickerson, Donny Anderson, Mike Lucci, Dick Butkus 1969 Topps 4-in-1 21 Gene Hickerson, Donny Anderson, Mike Lucci, Dick Butkus
Donny Anderson Green Bay Packers running back Texas Tech Packers Hall of Fame 1983, College Hall of Fame 1989
Dick Butkus Chicago Bears linebacker Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1983
Gene Hickerson Cleveland Browns guard Mississippi Pro Football Hall of Fame 2007, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
Mike Lucci Detroit Lions linebacker Tennessee
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Fred Hill, Ernie Koy, Bennie McRae, Tommy Nobis 1969 Topps 4-in-1 22 Fred Hill, Ernie Koy, Bennie McRae, Tommy Nobis
Fred Hill Philadelphia Eagles end USC
Ernie Koy New York Giants running back Texas
Bennie McRae Chicago Bears defensive back, halfback Michigan
Tommy Nobis Atlanta Falcons linebacker Texas Outland Trophy 1965, College Hall of Fame 1981, Falcons Ring of Honor 2004
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Dick Hoak, Roman Gabriel, Dave Williams, Ed Sharockman 1969 Topps 4-in-1 23 Dick Hoak, Roman Gabriel, Dave Williams, Ed Sharockman PSA 9, nm
Roman Gabriel Los Angeles Rams quarterback North Carolina State College Hall of Fame 1989
Dick Hoak Pittsburgh Steelers running back Penn State Steelers Legends Team
Ed Sharockman Minnesota Vikings halfback Pittsburgh
Dave Williams St. Louis Cardinals wide receiver Washington
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Jim Houston, Roy Shivers, Bill Asbury, Carroll Dale 1969 Topps 4-in-1 24 Jim Houston, Roy Shivers, Bill Asbury, Carroll Dale
Bill Asbury Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Kent State
Carroll Dale Green Bay Packers end VPI Packers Hall of Fame 1979, College Hall of Fame 1987
Jim Houston Cleveland Browns linebacker, defensive end Ohio State College Hall of Fame 2005
Roy Shivers St. Louis Cardinals halfback Utah State
1969 Topps 4-in-1 Gene Howard, Joe Morrison, Ben Davis, Billy Martin 1969 Topps 4-in-1 25 Gene Howard, Joe Morrison, Ben Davis, Billy Martin nm
Ben Davis Cleveland Browns defensive back Defiance College
Gene Howard New Orleans Saints defensive back Langston
Billy Martin Minnesota Vikings end Georgia Tech
Joe Morrison New York Giants end Cincinnati Giants Ring of Honor 2010