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1956 Topps Football Card Uncut Sheet

The pictures below show what I believe is the configuration of an uncut sheet of 1956 Topps football cards. To get the two half-sheets below, I started with a picture of a partial sheet that appeared on the SCP Auctions web site. That gave me the top six rows of the one half-sheet. I then found pictures of several more uncut panels on eBay: here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Together, the various panels show the following pattern:

Following is the configuration of the first half-sheet. If you hold your cursor over a card in the virtual sheet, 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.)

Dale Atkeson - 1956 Topps football card #109 John Carson - 1956 Topps football card #1 Chuck Drazenovich - 1956 Topps football card #37 Leon Heath - 1956 Topps football card #25 Vic Janowicz - 1956 Topps football card #13 Eddie LeBaron - 1956 Topps football card #49 Volney Peters - 1956 Topps football card #73 Billy Wells - 1956 Topps football card #97 Joe Scudero - 1956 Topps football card #85 Washington Redskins Team - 1956 Topps football card #61
San Francisco 49ers Team - 1956 Topps football card #26 Joe Arenas - 1956 Topps football card #38 Hugh McElhenny - 1956 Topps football card #50 Dick Moegle - 1956 Topps football card #14 Leo Nomellini - 1956 Topps football card #74 Joe Perry - 1956 Topps football card #110 Gordon Soltau - 1956 Topps football card #2 Y.A. Tittle - 1956 Topps football card #86 Bob Toneff - 1956 Topps football card #98 Billy Wilson - 1956 Topps football card #62
Lynn Chandnois - 1956 Topps football card #39 Dale Dodrill - 1956 Topps football card #111 Dick Flanagan - 1956 Topps football card #27 Ted Marchibroda - 1956 Topps football card #51 Ray Mathews - 1956 Topps football card #75 Bill McPeak - 1956 Topps football card #99 Fran Rogel - 1956 Topps football card #15 Ernie Stautner - 1956 Topps football card #87 Frank Varrichione - 1956 Topps football card #3 Pittsburgh Steelers Team - 1956 Topps football card #63
Philadelphia Eagles Team - 1956 Topps football card #40 Eddie Bell - 1956 Topps football card #4 Dick Bielski - 1956 Topps football card #76 Chuck Bednarik - 1956 Topps football card #28 Adrian Burk - 1956 Topps football card #52 Harold Giancanelli - 1956 Topps football card #16 Bob Pellegrini - 1956 Topps football card #64 Tom Scott - 1956 Topps football card #112 Bobby Thomason - 1956 Topps football card #100 Norm Willey - 1956 Topps football card #88
Roosevelt Brown - 1956 Topps football card #41 Charley Conerly - 1956 Topps football card #77 Frank Gifford - 1956 Topps football card #53 Alex Webster - 1956 Topps football card #5 Ken MacAfee - 1956 Topps football card #65 Kyle Rote - 1956 Topps football card #29 Emlen Tunnell - 1956 Topps football card #17 Bob Schnelker - 1956 Topps football card #89 Roosevelt Grier - 1956 Topps football card #101 New York Giants Team - 1956 Topps football card #113
Los Angeles Rams Team - 1956 Topps football card #114 Tom Fears - 1956 Topps football card #42 Elroy Hirsch - 1956 Topps football card #78 Will Sherman - 1956 Topps football card #66 Charles Toogood - 1956 Topps football card #54 Norm Van Brocklin - 1956 Topps football card #6 Ron Waller - 1956 Topps football card #102 Tank Younger - 1956 Topps football card #18 Les Richter - 1956 Topps football card #30 Dan Towler - 1956 Topps football card #90
Al Carmichael - 1956 Topps football card #115 Bobby Dillon - 1956 Topps football card #103 Bill Forester - 1956 Topps football card #79 Howard Ferguson - 1956 Topps football card #31 Bill Howton - 1956 Topps football card #19 Gary Knafelc - 1956 Topps football card #43 John Martinkovic - 1956 Topps football card #91 Tobin Rote - 1956 Topps football card #55 Roger Zatkoff - 1956 Topps football card #67 Green Bay Packers Team - 1956 Topps football card #7
Detroit Lions Team - 1956 Topps football card #92 Jack Christiansen - 1956 Topps football card #20 Lou Creekmur - 1956 Topps football card #8 Dorne Dibble - 1956 Topps football card #32 Jim Doran - 1956 Topps football card #80 Leon Hart - 1956 Topps football card #104 Bobby Layne - 1956 Topps football card #116 Dave Middleton - 1956 Topps football card #68 Joe Schmidt - 1956 Topps football card #44 Bill Stits - 1956 Topps football card #56
Pete Brewster - 1956 Topps football card #21 Don Colo - 1956 Topps football card #57 Lou Groza - 1956 Topps football card #9 Ken Konz - 1956 Topps football card #33 Mike McCormack - 1956 Topps football card #105 Ed Modzelewski - 1956 Topps football card #117 Fred Morrison - 1956 Topps football card #81 George Ratterman - 1956 Topps football card #93 Ray Renfro - 1956 Topps football card #69 Cleveland Browns Team - 1956 Topps football card #45
George Blanda - 1956 Topps football card #11 Ed Brown - 1956 Topps football card #23 Rick Casares - 1956 Topps football card #35 Bill George - 1956 Topps football card #47 Harlon Hill - 1956 Topps football card #59 Stan Jones - 1956 Topps football card #71 Bill McColl - 1956 Topps football card #83 Bobby Watkins - 1956 Topps football card #95 Bill Wightkin - 1956 Topps football card #107 Chicago Bears Team - 1956 Topps football card #119
Baltimore Colts Team - 1956 Topps football card #48 Alan Ameche - 1956 Topps football card #12 Joe Campanella - 1956 Topps football card #24 Art Donovan - 1956 Topps football card #36 Lenny Moore - 1956 Topps football card #60 Jim Mutscheller - 1956 Topps football card #72 Bert Rechichar - 1956 Topps football card #84 George Shaw - 1956 Topps football card #108 Billy Vessels - 1956 Topps football card #120 Buddy Young - 1956 Topps football card #96

This is how the cards on the first half-sheet were numbered:

109 1 37 25 13 49 73 97 85 61
26 38 50 14 74 110 2 86 98 62
39 111 27 51 75 99 15 87 3 63
40 4 76 28 52 16 64 112 100 88
41 77 53 5 65 29 17 89 101 113
114 42 78 66 54 6 102 18 30 90
115 103 79 31 19 43 91 55 67 7
92 20 8 32 80 104 116 68 44 56
21 57 9 33 105 117 81 93 69 45
11 23 35 47 59 71 83 95 107 119
48 12 24 36 60 72 84 108 120 96

This was the configuration of the second half-sheet:

San Francisco 49ers Team - 1956 Topps football card #26 Joe Arenas - 1956 Topps football card #38 Hugh McElhenny - 1956 Topps football card #50 Dick Moegle - 1956 Topps football card #14 Leo Nomellini - 1956 Topps football card #74 Joe Perry - 1956 Topps football card #110 Gordon Soltau - 1956 Topps football card #2 Y.A. Tittle - 1956 Topps football card #86 Bob Toneff - 1956 Topps football card #98 Billy Wilson - 1956 Topps football card #62
Lynn Chandnois - 1956 Topps football card #39 Dale Dodrill - 1956 Topps football card #111 Dick Flanagan - 1956 Topps football card #27 Ted Marchibroda - 1956 Topps football card #51 Ray Mathews - 1956 Topps football card #75 Bill McPeak - 1956 Topps football card #99 Fran Rogel - 1956 Topps football card #15 Ernie Stautner - 1956 Topps football card #87 Frank Varrichione - 1956 Topps football card #3 Pittsburgh Steelers Team - 1956 Topps football card #63
Philadelphia Eagles Team - 1956 Topps football card #40 Eddie Bell - 1956 Topps football card #4 Dick Bielski - 1956 Topps football card #76 Chuck Bednarik - 1956 Topps football card #28 Adrian Burk - 1956 Topps football card #52 Harold Giancanelli - 1956 Topps football card #16 Bob Pellegrini - 1956 Topps football card #64 Tom Scott - 1956 Topps football card #112 Bobby Thomason - 1956 Topps football card #100 Norm Willey - 1956 Topps football card #88
Roosevelt Brown - 1956 Topps football card #41 Charley Conerly - 1956 Topps football card #77 Frank Gifford - 1956 Topps football card #53 Alex Webster - 1956 Topps football card #5 Ken MacAfee - 1956 Topps football card #65 Kyle Rote - 1956 Topps football card #29 Emlen Tunnell - 1956 Topps football card #17 Bob Schnelker - 1956 Topps football card #89 Roosevelt Grier - 1956 Topps football card #101 New York Giants Team - 1956 Topps football card #113
Los Angeles Rams Team - 1956 Topps football card #114 Tom Fears - 1956 Topps football card #42 Elroy Hirsch - 1956 Topps football card #78 Will Sherman - 1956 Topps football card #66 Charles Toogood - 1956 Topps football card #54 Norm Van Brocklin - 1956 Topps football card #6 Ron Waller - 1956 Topps football card #102 Tank Younger - 1956 Topps football card #18 Les Richter - 1956 Topps football card #30 Dan Towler - 1956 Topps football card #90
Al Carmichael - 1956 Topps football card #115 Bobby Dillon - 1956 Topps football card #103 Bill Forester - 1956 Topps football card #79 Howard Ferguson - 1956 Topps football card #31 Bill Howton - 1956 Topps football card #19 Gary Knafelc - 1956 Topps football card #43 John Martinkovic - 1956 Topps football card #91 Tobin Rote - 1956 Topps football card #55 Roger Zatkoff - 1956 Topps football card #67 Green Bay Packers Team - 1956 Topps football card #7
Detroit Lions Team - 1956 Topps football card #92 Jack Christiansen - 1956 Topps football card #20 Lou Creekmur - 1956 Topps football card #8 Dorne Dibble - 1956 Topps football card #32 Jim Doran - 1956 Topps football card #80 Leon Hart - 1956 Topps football card #104 Bobby Layne - 1956 Topps football card #116 Dave Middleton - 1956 Topps football card #68 Joe Schmidt - 1956 Topps football card #44 Bill Stits - 1956 Topps football card #56
Pete Brewster - 1956 Topps football card #21 Don Colo - 1956 Topps football card #57 Lou Groza - 1956 Topps football card #9 Ken Konz - 1956 Topps football card #33 Mike McCormack - 1956 Topps football card #105 Ed Modzelewski - 1956 Topps football card #117 Fred Morrison - 1956 Topps football card #81 George Ratterman - 1956 Topps football card #93 Ray Renfro - 1956 Topps football card #69 Cleveland Browns Team - 1956 Topps football card #45
George Blanda - 1956 Topps football card #11 Ed Brown - 1956 Topps football card #23 Rick Casares - 1956 Topps football card #35 Bill George - 1956 Topps football card #47 Harlon Hill - 1956 Topps football card #59 Stan Jones - 1956 Topps football card #71 Bill McColl - 1956 Topps football card #83 Bobby Watkins - 1956 Topps football card #95 Bill Wightkin - 1956 Topps football card #107 Chicago Bears Team - 1956 Topps football card #119
Baltimore Colts Team - 1956 Topps football card #48 Alan Ameche - 1956 Topps football card #12 Joe Campanella - 1956 Topps football card #24 Art Donovan - 1956 Topps football card #36 Lenny Moore - 1956 Topps football card #60 Jim Mutscheller - 1956 Topps football card #72 Bert Rechichar - 1956 Topps football card #84 George Shaw - 1956 Topps football card #108 Billy Vessels - 1956 Topps football card #120 Buddy Young - 1956 Topps football card #96
Chicago Cardinals Team - 1956 Topps football card #22 Tom Bienemann - 1956 Topps football card #10 Dave Mann - 1956 Topps football card #34 Ollie Matson - 1956 Topps football card #58 Lamar McHan - 1956 Topps football card #118 John Olszewski - 1956 Topps football card #106 Jack Simmons - 1956 Topps football card #82 Don Stonesifer - 1956 Topps football card #70 Len Teeuws - 1956 Topps football card #46 Chuck Ulrich - 1956 Topps football card #94

This is how the cards on the second half-sheet were numbered:

26 38 50 14 74 110 2 86 98 62
39 111 27 51 75 99 15 87 3 63
40 4 76 28 52 16 64 112 100 88
41 77 53 5 65 29 17 89 101 113
114 42 78 66 54 6 102 18 30 90
115 103 79 31 19 43 91 55 67 7
92 20 8 32 80 104 116 68 44 56
21 57 9 33 105 117 81 93 69 45
11 23 35 47 59 71 83 95 107 119
48 12 24 36 60 72 84 108 120 96
22 10 34 58 118 106 82 70 46 94

Note that the short print cards, the Redskins and Cardinals, were on the top and bottom edges of the sheet. This made them susceptible to damage in production, and thus even scarcer in higher grades.

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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