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.)

Herman Hickman - 1955 Topps All-American football card #1 Red Grange - 1955 Topps All-American football card #27 Albie Booth - 1955 Topps All-American football card #86 Otto Graham - 1955 Topps All-American football card #12 Joe Donchess - 1955 Topps All-American football card #65
Cas Myslinski - 1955 Topps All-American football card #25 Charley Brickley - 1955 Topps All-American football card #61 Duane Purvis - 1955 Topps All-American football card #51 Bobby Dodd - 1955 Topps All-American football card #11 Ernie Nevers - 1955 Topps All-American football card #56
Eddie Dooley - 1955 Topps All-American football card #54 Chris Cagle - 1955 Topps All-American football card #95 Leo Nomellini - 1955 Topps All-American football card #29 Tom Hamilton - 1955 Topps All-American football card #9 Bruiser Kinard - 1955 Topps All-American football card #66
Bill Dudley - 1955 Topps All-American football card #10 Brick Muller - 1955 Topps All-American football card #22 Bob Reynolds - 1955 Topps All-American football card #17 Vic Hanson - 1955 Topps All-American football card #57 Knute Rockne - 1955 Topps All-American football card #16
Frank Merritt - 1955 Topps All-American football card #55 Larry Kelley - 1955 Topps All-American football card #26 Aaron Rosenberg - 1955 Topps All-American football card #13 Eddie Kaw - 1955 Topps All-American football card #15 Eddie Tryon - 1955 Topps All-American football card #42
The Four Horsemen - 1955 Topps All-American football card #68 Byron White - 1955 Topps All-American football card #21 Gaynell Tinsley - 1955 Topps All-American football card #14 Sammy Baugh - 1955 Topps All-American football card #20 Bill Hollenback - 1955 Topps All-American football card #96
Wes Fesler - 1955 Topps All-American football card #30 Ken Kavanaugh - 1955 Topps All-American football card #50 Bowden Wyatt - 1955 Topps All-American football card #77 Davey O'Brien - 1955 Topps All-American football card #34 Germany Schulz - 1955 Topps All-American football card #87
Turk Edwards - 1955 Topps All-American football card #36 Pudge Heffelfinger - 1955 Topps All-American football card #18 Ralph Kercheval - 1955 Topps All-American football card #88 Tom Harmon - 1955 Topps All-American football card #35 Chuck Bernard - 1955 Topps All-American football card #94
Don Whitmire - 1955 Topps All-American football card #99 Mel Hein - 1955 Topps All-American football card #28 Ted Coy - 1955 Topps All-American football card #83 Don Hutson - 1955 Topps All-American football card #97 Willie Heston - 1955 Topps All-American football card #93
Fats Henry - 1955 Topps All-American football card #100 Beattie Feathers - 1955 Topps All-American football card #98 Ace Parker - 1955 Topps All-American football card #84 Bruce Smith - 1955 Topps All-American football card #19 Amos Alonzo Stagg - 1955 Topps All-American football card #38

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.

1 27 86 12 65
25 61 51 11 56
54 95 29 9 66
10 22 17 57 16
55 26 13 15 42
68 21 14 20 96
30 50 77 34 87
36 18 88 35 94
99 28 83 97 93
100 98 84 19 38

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:

Bill Daddio - 1955 Topps All-American football card #70
Bob Wilson - 1955 Topps All-American football card #71 Erny Pinckert - 1955 Topps All-American football card #4
Alex Wojciechowicz - 1955 Topps All-American football card #82 Hank Foldberg - 1955 Topps All-American football card #32

Hugh Gallarneau - 1955 Topps All-American football card #75
Ed Garbisch - 1955 Topps All-American football card #44
Marshall Goldberg - 1955 Topps All-American football card #89
Paul Governali - 1955 Topps All-American football card #73
Bob Grayson - 1955 Topps All-American football card #5
Jack Green - 1955 Topps All-American football card #53
Bob Higgins - 1955 Topps All-American football card #33

Charlie Justice - 1955 Topps All-American football card #63
Dick Kazmaier - 1955 Topps All-American football card #23
John Kimbrough - 1955 Topps All-American football card #2
Nile Kinnick - 1955 Topps All-American football card #6
Arnie Lassman - 1955 Topps All-American football card #46

Gene McEver - 1955 Topps All-American football card #74 Chub Peabody - 1955 Topps All-American football card #72

Brud Holland - 1955 Topps All-American football card #39
Don Zimmerman - 1955 Topps All-American football card #49

Sid Luckman - 1955 Topps All-American football card #85
John Lujack - 1955 Topps All-American football card #52
Tiger Hill - 1955 Topps All-American football card #60 Pug Lund - 1955 Topps All-American football card #79

Bob Odell - 1955 Topps All-American football card #91
Elmer Oliphant - 1955 Topps All-American football card #45

Frank Sinkwich - 1955 Topps All-American football card #69
Ken Strong - 1955 Topps All-American football card #24

Andy Bershak - 1955 Topps All-American football card #7
Angelo Bertelli - 1955 Topps All-American football card #76

Bennie Oosterbaan - 1955 Topps All-American football card #80
Charley O'Rourke - 1955 Topps All-American football card #90

Bill Hollenback - 1955 Topps All-American football card #96 The Four Horsemen - 1955 Topps All-American football card #68

Ed Weir - 1955 Topps All-American football card #3
Ed Widseth - 1955 Topps All-American football card #48

Ed Franco - 1955 Topps All-American football card #58
Benny Friedman - 1955 Topps All-American football card #64 Joe Alexander - 1955 Topps All-American football card #41

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.

70
71 4
82 32

75
44
89
73
5
53
33

63
23
2
6
46

74 72

39
49

85
52
60 79

91
45

69
24

7
76

80
90

96 68

3
48

58
64 41

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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