Uncut Sheets of 1959 Topps Football Cards

Second Series

An uncut 132-card sheet of second series 1959 Topps football cards (cards with numbers ranging from 89 to 176) appeared in a 2009 internet auction. Below is a virtual version of the uncut sheet. If you hold your cursor above 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.

This sheet was originally half of a 264-card full sheet configured like this 1966 Topps baseball card sheet. You can see on the baseball card sheet that the top eight rows (88 cards) on the left half of the sheet are repeated twice more on the full sheet. On the 132-card half-sheet below, the bottom four rows are the same as the top four rows. On the other 132-card half-sheet, the other four rows would have been repeated.

Lenny Moore - 1959 Topps football card #100 Gino Marchetti - 1959 Topps football card #109 Eddie LeBaron - 1959 Topps football card #150 Mel Triplett - 1959 Topps football card #160 Y.A. Tittle - 1959 Topps football card #130 Ralph Guglielmi - 1959 Topps football card #97 Willie Galimore - 1959 Topps football card #145 Jim Podoley - 1959 Topps football card #165 Rick Casares - 1959 Topps football card #120 Harlon Hill - 1959 Topps football card #167 Bill Wade - 1959 Topps football card #110
M.C. Reynolds - 1959 Topps football card #135 Tom Tracy - 1959 Topps football card #176 John Olszewski - 1959 Topps football card #115 Bob Schnelker - 1959 Topps football card #128 John David Crow - 1959 Topps football card #105 Bears Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #153 Buck Lansford - 1959 Topps football card #152 Jim Ninowski - 1959 Topps football card #125 Cleveland Browns Team - 1959 Topps football card #161 L.G. Dupre - 1959 Topps football card #163 Jim Mutscheller - 1959 Topps football card #89
Frank Varrichione - 1959 Topps football card #119 Jerry Kramer - 1959 Topps football card #116 Art Hunter - 1959 Topps football card #92 Bill McColl - 1959 Topps football card #151 Andy Robustelli - 1959 Topps football card #147 Abe Woodson - 1959 Topps football card #102 Stan Jones - 1959 Topps football card #96 Sam Baker - 1959 Topps football card #175 Washington Redskins Team - 1959 Topps football card #91 Mike Sandusky - 1959 Topps football card #136 Jim Parker - 1959 Topps football card #132
Jim Schrader - 1959 Topps football card #134 Joe Krupa - 1959 Topps football card #144 Redskins Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #168 Jesse Richardson - 1959 Topps football card #174 Alex Karras - 1959 Topps football card #103 George Strugar - 1959 Topps football card #121 Jim Phillips - 1959 Topps football card #142 Stan Wallace - 1959 Topps football card #159 Dave Middleton - 1959 Topps football card #113 Bruce Bosley - 1959 Topps football card #166 Jim Ray Smith - 1959 Topps football card #101
Zeke Bratkowski - 1959 Topps football card #90 Tobin Rote - 1959 Topps football card #170 Bobby Mitchell - 1959 Topps football card #140 Roosevelt Brown - 1959 Topps football card #114 Gern Nagler - 1959 Topps football card #93 Bobby Joe Conrad - 1959 Topps football card #173 Jim David - 1959 Topps football card #143 Lew Carpenter - 1959 Topps football card #95 Bill Glass - 1959 Topps football card #122 Leo Sanford - 1959 Topps football card #149 Junior Wren - 1959 Topps football card #169
Yale Lary - 1959 Topps football card #131 Don Bosseler - 1959 Topps football card #123 Jack McClairen - 1959 Topps football card #157 Ray Wietecha - 1959 Topps football card #99 Art Spinney - 1959 Topps football card #171 Chuck Drazenovich - 1959 Topps football card #172 Ed Brown - 1959 Topps football card #137 Joe Fortunato - 1959 Topps football card #106 Leo Sugar - 1959 Topps football card #154 49ers Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #111 Dan Currie - 1959 Topps football card #162
Chuck Weber - 1959 Topps football card #94 John Morrow - 1959 Topps football card #164 Pittsburgh Steelers Team - 1959 Topps football card #146 Billy Wilson - 1959 Topps football card #148 Chicago Bears Team - 1959 Topps football card #104 Lions Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #139 Ollie Spencer - 1959 Topps football card #129 Will Sherman - 1959 Topps football card #127 Rams Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #126 Packers Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #98 Lindon Crow - 1959 Topps football card #156
Al Barry - 1959 Topps football card #138 Vince Costello - 1959 Topps football card #158 Jim Taylor - 1959 Topps football card #155 Babe Parilli - 1959 Topps football card #107 Karl Rubke - 1959 Topps football card #112 New York Giants Team - 1959 Topps football card #133 King Hill - 1959 Topps football card #117 Larry Morris - 1959 Topps football card #141 Chicago Cardinals Team - 1959 Topps football card #118 Proverb Jacobs - 1959 Topps football card #108 John Reger - 1959 Topps football card #124
Lenny Moore - 1959 Topps football card #100 Gino Marchetti - 1959 Topps football card #109 Eddie LeBaron - 1959 Topps football card #150 Mel Triplett - 1959 Topps football card #160 Y.A. Tittle - 1959 Topps football card #130 Ralph Guglielmi - 1959 Topps football card #97 Willie Galimore - 1959 Topps football card #145 Jim Podoley - 1959 Topps football card #165 Rick Casares - 1959 Topps football card #120 Harlon Hill - 1959 Topps football card #167 Bill Wade - 1959 Topps football card #110
M.C. Reynolds - 1959 Topps football card #135 Tom Tracy - 1959 Topps football card #176 John Olszewski - 1959 Topps football card #115 Bob Schnelker - 1959 Topps football card #128 John David Crow - 1959 Topps football card #105 Bears Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #153 Buck Lansford - 1959 Topps football card #152 Jim Ninowski - 1959 Topps football card #125 Cleveland Browns Team - 1959 Topps football card #161 L.G. Dupre - 1959 Topps football card #163 Jim Mutscheller - 1959 Topps football card #89
Frank Varrichione - 1959 Topps football card #119 Jerry Kramer - 1959 Topps football card #116 Art Hunter - 1959 Topps football card #92 Bill McColl - 1959 Topps football card #151 Andy Robustelli - 1959 Topps football card #147 Abe Woodson - 1959 Topps football card #102 Stan Jones - 1959 Topps football card #96 Sam Baker - 1959 Topps football card #175 Washington Redskins Team - 1959 Topps football card #91 Mike Sandusky - 1959 Topps football card #136 Jim Parker - 1959 Topps football card #132
Jim Schrader - 1959 Topps football card #134 Joe Krupa - 1959 Topps football card #144 Redskins Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #168 Jesse Richardson - 1959 Topps football card #174 Alex Karras - 1959 Topps football card #103 George Strugar - 1959 Topps football card #121 Jim Phillips - 1959 Topps football card #142 Stan Wallace - 1959 Topps football card #159 Dave Middleton - 1959 Topps football card #113 Bruce Bosley - 1959 Topps football card #166 Jim Ray Smith - 1959 Topps football card #101

According to PSA's population report, the cards least often graded mint on this sheet are Bruce Bosley, Junior Wren, Dan Currie, Lindon Crow, Jim Schrader, Yale Lary, Rick Casares, Bill Wade, Jim Ray Smith, Chuck Weber, Gern Nagler, Art Hunter, and Zeke Bratkowski. At the time of this writing, there were 6 or fewer of each of these cards graded PSA 9 or 10. Wade, Smith, and Schrader are on the corners of the sheet, and except for Nagler and Hunter, the remaining cards are on the edges. Nagler, Bratkowski, and Wren all appear in row 5, which would have be the top row on the matching sheet.

The Tom Tracy card, a common that the price guides value higher because it is the last card in the set, is actually more common in mint condition than nearly all of the cards on the sides of the sheet. Supposedly the last card of a set was susceptible to damage (rubber band marks, for example) from being on the bottom of kids' stacks of cards. In reality, though, it appears that a card's position on the sheet affects its scarcity more than its being the last card in the set.

The following table shows how the cards were arranged by number on the sheet. The cards in green are the scarcest in this series in high grade.

100 109 150 160 130 97 145 165 120 167 110
135 176 115 128 105 153 152 125 161 163 89
119 116 92 151 147 102 96 175 91 136 132
134 144 168 174 103 121 142 159 113 166 101
90 170 140 114 93 173 143 95 122 149 169
131 123 157 99 171 172 137 106 154 111 162
94 164 146 148 104 139 129 127 126 98 156
138 158 155 107 112 133 117 141 118 108 124
100 109 150 160 130 97 145 165 120 167 110
135 176 115 128 105 153 152 125 161 163 89
119 116 92 151 147 102 96 175 91 136 132
134 144 168 174 103 121 142 159 113 166 101

First Series

I have not seen a first series 1959 Topps uncut sheet, but I do have some badly miscut cards that show what bits of the first series sheet looked like. Here they are:

Miscut 1959 Topps Colts pennant football card Miscut 1959 Topps Bart Starr football card Miscut 1959 Topps Raymond Berry football card
Miscut 1959 Topps Frank Gifford football card Miscut 1959 Topps Sam Huff rookie football card Miscut 1959 Topps Jim Ringo football card
Miscut 1959 Topps Jack Butler football card Miscut 1959 Topps Los Angeles Rams team football card Miscut 1959 Topps John Henry Johnson football card
Miscut 1959 Topps Walt Michaels football card Miscut 1959 Topps Bill Barnes football card Miscut 1959 Topps Bill Barnes football card
Back of miscut 1959 Topps Pittsburgh Steelers Pennant football card

Here are the corresponding bits of uncut sheet:

Bob St. Clair - 1959 Topps football card #58 Colts Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #68

Bart Starr - 1959 Topps football card #23
Ernie Stautner - 1959 Topps football card #69

Kyle Rote - 1959 Topps football card #7 Raymond Berry - 1959 Topps football card #55

Woodley Lewis - 1959 Topps football card #45 Frank Gifford - 1959 Topps football card #20

Charley Conerly - 1959 Topps football card #65 Sam Huff - 1959 Topps football card #51

Jim Ringo - 1959 Topps football card #75 Ray Mathews - 1959 Topps football card #11

Jack Butler - 1959 Topps football card #22 Los Angeles Rams Team - 1959 Topps football card #76 Green Bay Packers Team - 1959 Topps football card #46

Gene Brito - 1959 Topps football card #2 John Henry Johnson - 1959 Topps football card #44

Clyde Conner - 1959 Topps football card #27 Bill Barnes - 1959 Topps football card #25 Leo Nomellini - 1959 Topps football card #19 Walt Michaels - 1959 Topps football card #26
Browns Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #38 Steelers Pennant - 1959 Topps football card #9

And here is how the cards are numbered:

58 68

23
69

7 55

45 20

65 51

75 11

22 76 46

2 44

27 25 19 26

38 9

If you encounter other badly miscut first series cards, please send me an email.

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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