Uncut Sheet of 1958 Topps Football Cards

The picture below shows how an uncut sheet of 1958 Topps football cards was configured. As a model, I used a photo of a real uncut sheet of 1958 Topps football cards that recently appeared in an internet auction. If you hold your cursor above a card below, 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.)

The 132-card sheet in the auction holds a complete set of 1958 Topps cards. It was originally half of a 264-card full sheet like this 1966 Topps baseball card sheet. I assume that the configuration of the other half was identical.

John Olszewski - 1958 Topps football card #107 Jack Christiansen - 1958 Topps football card #70 Chicago Bears Team - 1958 Topps football card #29 Vic Zucco - 1958 Topps football card #36 Ron Kramer - 1958 Topps football card #58 Ollie Matson - 1958 Topps football card #127 Lenny Moore - 1958 Topps football card #10 Rick Casares - 1958 Topps football card #53 Detroit Lions Team - 1958 Topps football card #115 Jim Brown - 1958 Topps football card #62 Paige Cothren - 1958 Topps football card #92
Green Bay Packers Team - 1958 Topps football card #96 Mike McCormack - 1958 Topps football card #59 Leo Nomellini - 1958 Topps football card #89 Chet Hanulak - 1958 Topps football card #45 Chicago Cardinals Team - 1958 Topps football card #69 Yale Lary - 1958 Topps football card #18 Ed Brown - 1958 Topps football card #123 Harlon Hill - 1958 Topps football card #80 Roosevelt Brown - 1958 Topps football card #102 Al Carmichael - 1958 Topps football card #31 Tom Wilson - 1958 Topps football card #67
Jim Podoley - 1958 Topps football card #121 Los Angeles Rams Team - 1958 Topps football card #85 Tommy McDonald - 1958 Topps football card #126 Dick Deschaine - 1958 Topps football card #48 Don Paul - 1958 Topps football card #91 Gene Filipski - 1958 Topps football card #1 Les Richter - 1958 Topps football card #105 Zeke Bratkowski - 1958 Topps football card #23 Ken Konz - 1958 Topps football card #26 Chuck Bednarik - 1958 Topps football card #35 Baltimore Colts Team - 1958 Topps football card #110
Ron Waller - 1958 Topps football card #72 Jon Arnett - 1958 Topps football card #20 New York Giants Team - 1958 Topps football card #61 L.G. Dupre - 1958 Topps football card #117 Jimmy Carr - 1958 Topps football card #65 Andy Robustelli - 1958 Topps football card #15 Cleveland Browns Team - 1958 Topps football card #9 Bill Barnes - 1958 Topps football card #4 Jim David - 1958 Topps football card #13 Don Bosseler - 1958 Topps football card #132 John Henry Johnson - 1958 Topps football card #75
Philadelphia Eagles Team - 1958 Topps football card #109 Gary Knafelc - 1958 Topps football card #56 Steve Meilinger - 1958 Topps football card #33 Sid Youngelman - 1958 Topps football card #24 George Blanda - 1958 Topps football card #129 Larry Morris - 1958 Topps football card #50 Don McIlhenny - 1958 Topps football card #71 San Francisco 49ers Team - 1958 Topps football card #41 John Carson - 1958 Topps football card #47 Woodley Lewis - 1958 Topps football card #82 Bill Wade - 1958 Topps football card #38
Matt Hazeltine - 1958 Topps football card #100 Marv Matuszak - 1958 Topps football card #79 Gene Brito - 1958 Topps football card #113 Jim Doran - 1958 Topps football card #43 Tobin Rote - 1958 Topps football card #94 Washington Redskins Team - 1958 Topps football card #27 Bill George - 1958 Topps football card #119 Earl Putman - 1958 Topps football card #88 Frank Varrichione - 1958 Topps football card #77 Pittsburgh Steelers Team - 1958 Topps football card #116 Larry Strickland - 1958 Topps football card #99
Ted Marchibroda - 1958 Topps football card #44 Jack Butler - 1958 Topps football card #76 Gino Marchetti - 1958 Topps football card #16 Joe Perry - 1958 Topps football card #93 Earl Morrall - 1958 Topps football card #57 Carl Brettschneider - 1958 Topps football card #28 Willie Galimore - 1958 Topps football card #114 Lou Creekmur - 1958 Topps football card #81 Bert Rechichar - 1958 Topps football card #74 Bobby Dillon - 1958 Topps football card #32 Don Chandler - 1958 Topps football card #54
Walt Yowarsky - 1958 Topps football card #101 Bill Howton - 1958 Topps football card #6 Dick Moegle - 1958 Topps football card #124 Don Heinrich - 1958 Topps football card #83 Jerry Norton - 1958 Topps football card #40 Dick Bielski - 1958 Topps football card #111 R.C. Owens - 1958 Topps football card #64 Torgy Torgeson - 1958 Topps football card #97 Joe Schmidt - 1958 Topps football card #3 Bobby Walston - 1958 Topps football card #87 Leo Elter - 1958 Topps football card #25
John Unitas - 1958 Topps football card #22 Sonny Jurgensen - 1958 Topps football card #90 Joe Marconi - 1958 Topps football card #63 Alan Ameche - 1958 Topps football card #12 Preston Carpenter - 1958 Topps football card #128 Duane Putnam - 1958 Topps football card #55 Sam Baker - 1958 Topps football card #34 Tom Scott - 1958 Topps football card #125 Charley Conerly - 1958 Topps football card #84 Raymond Berry - 1958 Topps football card #120 Howard Cassady - 1958 Topps football card #7
Ray Mathews - 1958 Topps football card #78 Alex Webster - 1958 Topps football card #30 Milt Plum - 1958 Topps football card #5 Eddie LeBaron - 1958 Topps football card #112 Frank Gifford - 1958 Topps football card #73 Bobby Layne - 1958 Topps football card #2 Jim Mutscheller - 1958 Topps football card #14 Bob Boyd - 1958 Topps football card #21 Gordon Soltau - 1958 Topps football card #130 Dale Dodrill - 1958 Topps football card #46 Lamar McHan - 1958 Topps football card #68
Dick Stanfel - 1958 Topps football card #39 Jack McClairen - 1958 Topps football card #51 Ken Keller - 1958 Topps football card #108 Billy Wells - 1958 Topps football card #49 Hugh McElhenny - 1958 Topps football card #122 Milt Davis - 1958 Topps football card #98 Emlen Tunnell - 1958 Topps football card #42 Jim Ringo - 1958 Topps football card #103 Pete Brewster - 1958 Topps football card #11 Billy Wilson - 1958 Topps football card #95 Art Donovan - 1958 Topps football card #106
Ray Renfro - 1958 Topps football card #17 Y.A. Tittle - 1958 Topps football card #86 Dick Nolan - 1958 Topps football card #131 Bart Starr - 1958 Topps football card #66 Jim Dooley - 1958 Topps football card #8 George Tarasovic - 1958 Topps football card #37 Babe Parilli - 1958 Topps football card #118 Lou Groza - 1958 Topps football card #52 Joe Krupa - 1958 Topps football card #104 Gern Nagler - 1958 Topps football card #60 Gary Glick - 1958 Topps football card #19

According to the PSA population report, the cards in this set with fewest examples graded PSA 8 or higher are Dick Stanfel, Ray Renfro, Ted Marchibroda, John Henry Johnson, Larry Strickland, Matt Hazeltine, Walt Yowarsky, and Tom Wilson. All eight of these cards are on either the left or right edge of the sheet, again providing evidence that a card's position on the sheet affects its scarcity. Cards on the edges of the sheets tend to have been damaged in production more often than cards in the interior.

The following table shows how the cards were arranged by number on the sheet. Topps probably used this seemingly random placement so that the cards would appear to be randomly distributed in packs, even if they were packaged in order by row or column. (Thanks, John F., for the suggestion.)

107 70 29 36 58 127 10 53 115 62 92
96 59 89 45 69 18 123 80 102 31 67
121 85 126 48 91 1 105 23 26 35 110
72 20 61 117 65 15 9 4 13 132 75
109 56 33 24 129 50 71 41 47 82 38
100 79 113 43 94 27 119 88 77 116 99
44 76 16 93 57 28 114 81 74 32 54
101 6 124 83 40 111 64 97 3 87 25
22 90 63 12 128 55 34 125 84 120 7
78 30 5 112 73 2 14 21 130 46 68
39 51 108 49 122 98 42 103 11 95 106
17 86 131 66 8 37 118 52 104 60 19

The Jim Podoley and R.C. Owens cards in this set picture the wrong player; for more details, see my Mistaken Identities page. I also noticed, when putting the virtual sheet together, that all of the team cards are in the top half of the sheet. I can't think of why Topps would have put them all in the top half; perhaps it was for no reason at all. I also noticed that the Packers team card is the only one with the logo in the upper right corner of the card. All of the other team cards have the logo in the upper left. I assume that the placement of the logo on the Packers card was a minor mistake.

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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