A Partial Uncut Sheet of 1955 Topps All-American Football Cards
The picture below shows the configuration of an uncut partial sheet of 1955 Topps All-American football cards that appeared in an online auction. If you hold your cursor over a card, your browser should show you the number of the card and the name of the player. 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.)
This table shows the numbering of the cards on the partial sheet. The price guides say that there are 34 short prints in this set, and 33 of them, which I have colored green, appear on this partial sheet. I believe the price guides are incorrect, however. First, I have never seen short prints scattered around on a sheet like this: they typically appear together in the same rows. Second, according to the Topps Archive blog, consensus is that 1955 Topps All-Americans were printed on a 220-card sheet, so the whole set would have fit twice on the sheet, with 20 cards printed a third time. The math simply does not work out for there to be 34 short prints in this set.
In addition to the partial sheet above, I have pieced together bits of the uncut sheet by looking at badly miscut cards. Here are the pieces I have so far:
This is how the bits of the sheet are numbered. As I find more miscut cards, these pieces will begin to fit together. If you find a miscut card that you think will help, please email me a picture of it.
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.