Uncut Sheet of 1949 Leaf Football Cards
The picture below shows how 1949 Leaf football cards were arranged on uncut sheets. As a model, I used a photo of a real uncut sheet that appeared in an online auction. There are 49 cards in the 1949 Leaf set, so this sheet contains the whole set.
If you hold your cursor above any of the cards below, your browser should show you the name of the player and the number of the card. Clicking on a card will bring up the full-sized scan. (A real uncut sheet would not have lines between the cards--that's an effect of scanning them individually.)
The following table shows how the cards on the sheet were arranged by number. I don't see a pattern to the numbering. Note, though, that the cards are numbered up to 150, though there are only 49 cards in the set. My guess is that the company left gaps between the numbers to trick kids into thinking there were more cards in the set to purchase.
The 1949 Leaf football card set is a subset of the 1948 Leaf set, but with the card backs and numbers changed. The 1948 set contains both NFL and college players, but the 1949 set contains just NFL players. There are 98 cards in the 1948 Leaf set, so it would have fit evenly on two sheets. Though I have not seen a picture of an uncut 1948 Leaf sheet, I believe that the front of the first sheet of 1948 Leaf cards resembled this 1949 sheet. It appears to me that, in 1949, Leaf started with the first sheet of 1948 cards, replaced the cards of college players with NFL players from the second 1948 sheet, and changed the backs of the cards. For details, see my 1948 Leaf uncut sheet page.
For general information on uncut sheets of vintage football cards, see my blog article, U is for Uncut Sheets. Also see my other virtual uncut sheets, listed in the left column of this page.
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