Uncut Sheets of 1962 Topps Football Cards
There are 176 cards in the 1962 Topps football card set. The cards were printed on a 264-card sheet resembling this 1966 Topps baseball card sheet. The full set fit once on the sheet, with room for 88 of the cards to be printed a second time. The 88 that were printed only once on the sheet are short prints.
I have seen pictures of each of the two half-sheets of 1962 Topps cards, and I have constructed virtual versions of them below. I don't know which was the left half-sheet, and which was the right.
These two half-sheets indicate that the cards that the price guides identify as short prints are incorrect. My old Beckett catalog lists 69 short prints in this set. These sheets, however, indicate that there are actually 88 short prints, and that the set of short prints is much different from what Beckett says. I have marked the correct set of short prints in the 1962 Topps section of the Gallery.
Below is the configuration of the first uncut 132-card half-sheet of 1962 Topps football cards. It is modeled after an actual half-sheet that appeared in an online auction. 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 is how the cards on the first half-sheet were numbered. The 44 cards in green are short prints.
This is the configuration of the second uncut 132-card half-sheet of 1962 Topps football cards. It is modeled after a picture of an actual half-sheet that a reader sent me. The leftmost eight leftmost columns of this sheet are the same as the rightmost eight colums of the first half-sheet.
This is how the cards on the second half-sheet were numbered. The 44 cards in green are short prints.
For more virtual uncut sheets, see the Gallery's master uncut sheet page.