Uncut Sheets of 1961 Topps Football Cards

I have not seen an uncut sheet of 1961 Topps football cards, but I am attempting to reconstruct the sheets by studying badly miscut cards. So far I have just a few. Contributions are welcome!

Series 1

There are 132 cards in the 1961 Topps first series, all showing NFL players and teams. The full series would have fit exactly twice on a 264-card full sheet, with no single prints or double prints. I presume that each half of the full sheet contained the full series. Following are the pieces of the half-sheet that I have so far.

Here are all of the bits of the first series sheet I have so far. You can click on any of the images to see a large picture.

Gene Brito - 1961 Topps football card #54 St. Louis Cardinals Team - 1961 Topps football card #121
Don Bosseler - 1961 Topps football card #125 Frank Youso - 1961 Topps football card #82
Don McIlhenny - 1961 Topps football card #21 Max McGee - 1961 Topps football card #42
New York Giants Team - 1961 Topps football card #93 Stan Jones - 1961 Topps football card #14
Eddie LeBaron - 1961 Topps football card #20 Joe Schmidt - 1961 Topps football card #36
Rick Casares - 1961 Topps football card #12
John David Crow - 1961 Topps football card #116
Frank Ryan - 1961 Topps football card #48 Raymond Berry - 1961 Topps football card #4
Alex Karras - 1961 Topps football card #35 Charley Conerly Leads Giants for 13th Year - 1961 Topps football card #94 Jon Arnett - 1961 Topps football card #49
Jim Phillips - 1961 Topps football card #51 Gene Lipscomb - 1961 Topps football card #8
Jim Martin - 1961 Topps football card #34 George Shaw - 1961 Topps football card #78 Jim Ray Smith - 1961 Topps football card #73
Bill Barnes - 1961 Topps football card #97 Mal Hammack - 1961 Topps football card #117 Cleveland Browns Team - 1961 Topps football card #76

This is how the pieces of the second half-sheet were numbered:

54 121

125 82

21 42

93 14

20 36

12
116

48 4

35 94 49

51 8

34 78 73

97 117 76

Series 2

There are 66 cards in the 1961 Topps second series, all showing AFL players. The series would have fit exactly four times on a 264-card full sheet, with no short prints or double prints. So far I have just one small piece of the sheet. You can click on any of the images to see a large picture.

Jack Kemp - 1961 Topps football card #166 Ken Rice - 1961 Topps football card #162

This is how the pieces of the second half-sheet were numbered:

166 162

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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