Uncut Sheet of 1960 Fleer Football Cards
The following diagrams show how the two halves of an uncut 264-card sheet of 1960 Fleer football cards were configured. The diagrams are modeled after real half-sheets that appeared on the Legendary Auctions and Goldin Auctions web sites. I have not seen the two halves together on a full sheet, but the halves would have been side-by-side, such as on this 264-card sheet of 1966 Topps baseball cards.
There are 132 cards in the 1960 Fleer set, and each half-sheet held exactly one set. The cards along the edges tend to be the more difficult ones to find in high grades. In general, cards that were on the corners and edges of uncut sheets are scarcer, because they were more likely to be damaged in production.
In the diagrams below, 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. (A real uncut sheet would not have lines between the cards--that's an effect of scanning them individually.)
This is how one half (the left half, I'm guessing) of the full 264-card sheet was configured. The Jim Woodard card, in the bottom left corner, is easily the scarcest card in the set.
This table shows the cards on the sheet are numbered. The cards in each column are numbered sequentially from top to bottom, but I do not see a pattern to the order of the columns. The cards marked in green have the fewest examples graded PSA 8 or greater, according to PSA's population report.
This diagram shows the second half of the full 264-card sheet. The top six rows on this half sheet are the bottom six rows on the other half sheet, and vice versa.
Here is the numbering for the second half-sheet. Again, the cards marked in green have the fewest examples graded PSA 8 or greater.
In the course of collecting this set, I have encountered a few cards with the wrong back. Seven of them are pictured here, and a full list follows the pictures. The last card in the pictures, Dan McGrew, has the correct back, and it shows how the back is normally oriented. The wrongbacks occurred when the back was printed upside-down on the full sheet--I suppose from the sheet being fed into the printer backward? If you look at the configuration of the full 264-card sheet, you can see that the fronts and backs of these wrongbacks came from cards that were diagonally opposite on the sheet.
|12 Shirkey||79 Grabowsky|
|22 Cann||21 Sardisco|
|32 Flynn||47 Smith|
|39 Spikes||28 Amstutz|
|41 Larscheid||26 Tripucka|
|44 Moss||35 Slack|
|46 Herring||33 Adamson|
|55 Saban||132 Beagle|
|56 Cockrell||131 Ertelatz|
|77 Hartman||2 Tharp|
|82 Allen||9 Blanch|
|87 Cornelison||112 Bredice|
|89 Deluca||110 Carmichael|
|99 Mathis||64 Saidock|
|101 Terrell||62 Chorovich|
|106 Day||69 Swink|
|111 Dee||88 Work|
|127 Lanphear||60 Larpenter|
|128 Maguire||59 Headrick|
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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