Uncut Sheets of 1963 Fleer Football Cards

Following is the configuration of an uncut 132-card sheet of 1963 Fleer football cards. I assembled this from a photo of an actual 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. (A real uncut sheet would not have lines between the cards--that's an effect of scanning them individually.)

Larry Garron - 1963 Fleer football card #1 Tom Sestak - 1963 Fleer football card #33 Wayne Hawkins - 1963 Fleer football card #61 Gino Cappelletti - 1963 Fleer football card #5 Billy Cannon - 1963 Fleer football card #37 Dalva Allen - 1963 Fleer football card #65 Tommy Addison - 1963 Fleer football card #9 Tony Banfield - 1963 Fleer football card #41 Paul Lowe - 1963 Fleer football card #69 Lee Grosscup - 1963 Fleer football card #13 Curtis McClinton - 1963 Fleer football card #45
Babe Parilli - 1963 Fleer football card #2 Charley Tolar - 1963 Fleer football card #34 Jim Otto - 1963 Fleer football card #62 Checklist - 1963 Fleer football card #NNO Charlie Hennigan - 1963 Fleer football card #38 Chuck McMurtry - 1963 Fleer football card #66 Nick Buoniconti - 1963 Fleer football card #10 Doug Cline - 1963 Fleer football card #42 Keith Lincoln - 1963 Fleer football card #70 Dick Christy - 1963 Fleer football card #14 Jack Spikes - 1963 Fleer football card #46
Ron Burton - 1963 Fleer football card #3 Dave Smith - 1963 Fleer football card #35 Fred Williamson - 1963 Fleer football card #63 Bill Neighbors - 1963 Fleer football card #7 Bob Talamini - 1963 Fleer football card #39 Gerry McDougall - 1963 Fleer football card #67 Larry Eisenhauer - 1963 Fleer football card #11 Don Floyd - 1963 Fleer football card #43 Dave Kocourek - 1963 Fleer football card #71 Don Maynard - 1963 Fleer football card #15 Len Dawson - 1963 Fleer football card #47
Jim Colclough - 1963 Fleer football card #4 George Blanda - 1963 Fleer football card #36 Bob Dougherty - 1963 Fleer football card #64 Dick Felt - 1963 Fleer football card #8 Jim Norton - 1963 Fleer football card #40 Tobin Rote - 1963 Fleer football card #68 Bill Mathis - 1963 Fleer football card #12 Ed Husmann - 1963 Fleer football card #44 Lance Alworth - 1963 Fleer football card #72 Alex Kroll - 1963 Fleer football card #16 Abner Haynes - 1963 Fleer football card #48
Ron Mix - 1963 Fleer football card #73 Bob Mischak - 1963 Fleer football card #17 Chris Burford - 1963 Fleer football card #49 Earl Faison - 1963 Fleer football card #77 Hubert Bobo - 1963 Fleer football card #21 Sherrill Headrick - 1963 Fleer football card #53 Bob Scarpitto - 1963 Fleer football card #81 Wray Carlton - 1963 Fleer football card #25 Clem Daniels - 1963 Fleer football card #57 Goose Gonsoulin - 1963 Fleer football card #85 Ken Rice - 1963 Fleer football card #29
Charles McNeil - 1963 Fleer football card #74 Dainard Paulson - 1963 Fleer football card #18 Fred Arbanas - 1963 Fleer football card #50 Jim Stinnette - 1963 Fleer football card #78 Nick Mumley - 1963 Fleer football card #22 Mel Branch - 1963 Fleer football card #54 Lionel Taylor - 1963 Fleer football card #82 Elbert Dubenion - 1963 Fleer football card #26 Bo Roberson - 1963 Fleer football card #58 Jim Fraser - 1963 Fleer football card #86 Booker Edgerson - 1963 Fleer football card #30
Emil Karas - 1963 Fleer football card #75 Lee Riley - 1963 Fleer football card #19 Johnny Robinson - 1963 Fleer football card #51 Frank Tripucka - 1963 Fleer football card #79 Cookie Gilchrist - 1963 Fleer football card #23 Jerry Mays - 1963 Fleer football card #55 Jerry Tarr - 1963 Fleer football card #83 Ernie Warlick - 1963 Fleer football card #27 Art Powell - 1963 Fleer football card #59 Chuck Gavin - 1963 Fleer football card #87 Ray Abruzzese - 1963 Fleer football card #31
Ernie Ladd - 1963 Fleer football card #76 Larry Grantham - 1963 Fleer football card #20 E.J. Holub - 1963 Fleer football card #52 Don Stone - 1963 Fleer football card #80 Jack Kemp - 1963 Fleer football card #24 Cotton Davidson - 1963 Fleer football card #56 Eldon Danenhauer - 1963 Fleer football card #84 Billy Shaw - 1963 Fleer football card #28 Bob Coolbaugh - 1963 Fleer football card #60 Bud McFadin - 1963 Fleer football card #88 Mike Stratton - 1963 Fleer football card #32
Larry Garron - 1963 Fleer football card #1 Tom Sestak - 1963 Fleer football card #33 Wayne Hawkins - 1963 Fleer football card #61 Gino Cappelletti - 1963 Fleer football card #5 Billy Cannon - 1963 Fleer football card #37 Dalva Allen - 1963 Fleer football card #65 Tommy Addison - 1963 Fleer football card #9 Tony Banfield - 1963 Fleer football card #41 Paul Lowe - 1963 Fleer football card #69 Lee Grosscup - 1963 Fleer football card #13 Curtis McClinton - 1963 Fleer football card #45
Babe Parilli - 1963 Fleer football card #2 Charley Tolar - 1963 Fleer football card #34 Jim Otto - 1963 Fleer football card #62 Charles Long - 1963 Fleer football card #6 Charlie Hennigan - 1963 Fleer football card #38 Chuck McMurtry - 1963 Fleer football card #66 Nick Buoniconti - 1963 Fleer football card #10 Doug Cline - 1963 Fleer football card #42 Keith Lincoln - 1963 Fleer football card #70 Dick Christy - 1963 Fleer football card #14 Jack Spikes - 1963 Fleer football card #46
Ron Burton - 1963 Fleer football card #3 Dave Smith - 1963 Fleer football card #35 Fred Williamson - 1963 Fleer football card #63 Bill Neighbors - 1963 Fleer football card #7 Bob Talamini - 1963 Fleer football card #39 Gerry McDougall - 1963 Fleer football card #67 Larry Eisenhauer - 1963 Fleer football card #11 Don Floyd - 1963 Fleer football card #43 Dave Kocourek - 1963 Fleer football card #71 Don Maynard - 1963 Fleer football card #15 Len Dawson - 1963 Fleer football card #47
Jim Colclough - 1963 Fleer football card #4 George Blanda - 1963 Fleer football card #36 Bob Dougherty - 1963 Fleer football card #64 Dick Felt - 1963 Fleer football card #8 Jim Norton - 1963 Fleer football card #40 Tobin Rote - 1963 Fleer football card #68 Bill Mathis - 1963 Fleer football card #12 Ed Husmann - 1963 Fleer football card #44 Lance Alworth - 1963 Fleer football card #72 Alex Kroll - 1963 Fleer football card #16 Abner Haynes - 1963 Fleer football card #48

This is how the cards on the sheet are numbered. You can see a pattern to the numbering, where the cards in each column are numbered sequentially, four at time. After every fourth card in the sequence, the numbering picks up and resumes three columns to the right. The numbering of the top four rows of the sheet is repeated in the bottom four rows. The only break in the numbering appears where Fleer inserted the unnumbered checklist. On this sheet it displaced card #6, Charles Long, one of the short prints. (The checklist is not numbered, but I called it #0.)

1 33 61 5 37 65 9 41 69 13 45
2 34 62 NNO 38 66 10 42 70 14 46
3 35 63 7 39 67 11 43 71 15 47
4 36 64 8 40 68 12 44 72 16 48
73 17 49 77 21 53 81 25 57 85 29
74 18 50 78 22 54 82 26 58 86 30
75 19 51 79 23 55 83 27 59 87 31
76 20 52 80 24 56 84 28 60 88 32
1 33 61 5 37 65 9 41 69 13 45
2 34 62 6 38 66 10 42 70 14 46
3 35 63 7 39 67 11 43 71 15 47
4 36 64 8 40 68 12 44 72 16 48

The 132-card sheet above was originally half of a 264-card sheet configured like the 1966 Topps baseball card sheet pictured here. 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. Following the pattern from the baseball card sheet, we can construct the second half of the full 1963 Fleer football card sheet. On the second half, the checklist displaced the Bob Dougherty card, the other short print in the set. This is what the second half looked like:

Ron Mix - 1963 Fleer football card #73 Bob Mischak - 1963 Fleer football card #17 Chris Burford - 1963 Fleer football card #49 Earl Faison - 1963 Fleer football card #77 Hubert Bobo - 1963 Fleer football card #21 Sherrill Headrick - 1963 Fleer football card #53 Bob Scarpitto - 1963 Fleer football card #81 Wray Carlton - 1963 Fleer football card #25 Clem Daniels - 1963 Fleer football card #57 Goose Gonsoulin - 1963 Fleer football card #85 Ken Rice - 1963 Fleer football card #29
Charles McNeil - 1963 Fleer football card #74 Dainard Paulson - 1963 Fleer football card #18 Fred Arbanas - 1963 Fleer football card #50 Jim Stinnette - 1963 Fleer football card #78 Nick Mumley - 1963 Fleer football card #22 Mel Branch - 1963 Fleer football card #54 Lionel Taylor - 1963 Fleer football card #82 Elbert Dubenion - 1963 Fleer football card #26 Bo Roberson - 1963 Fleer football card #58 Jim Fraser - 1963 Fleer football card #86 Booker Edgerson - 1963 Fleer football card #30
Emil Karas - 1963 Fleer football card #75 Lee Riley - 1963 Fleer football card #19 Johnny Robinson - 1963 Fleer football card #51 Frank Tripucka - 1963 Fleer football card #79 Cookie Gilchrist - 1963 Fleer football card #23 Jerry Mays - 1963 Fleer football card #55 Jerry Tarr - 1963 Fleer football card #83 Ernie Warlick - 1963 Fleer football card #27 Art Powell - 1963 Fleer football card #59 Chuck Gavin - 1963 Fleer football card #87 Ray Abruzzese - 1963 Fleer football card #31
Ernie Ladd - 1963 Fleer football card #76 Larry Grantham - 1963 Fleer football card #20 E.J. Holub - 1963 Fleer football card #52 Don Stone - 1963 Fleer football card #80 Jack Kemp - 1963 Fleer football card #24 Cotton Davidson - 1963 Fleer football card #56 Eldon Danenhauer - 1963 Fleer football card #84 Billy Shaw - 1963 Fleer football card #28 Bob Coolbaugh - 1963 Fleer football card #60 Bud McFadin - 1963 Fleer football card #88 Mike Stratton - 1963 Fleer football card #32
Larry Garron - 1963 Fleer football card #1 Tom Sestak - 1963 Fleer football card #33 Wayne Hawkins - 1963 Fleer football card #61 Gino Cappelletti - 1963 Fleer football card #5 Billy Cannon - 1963 Fleer football card #37 Dalva Allen - 1963 Fleer football card #65 Tommy Addison - 1963 Fleer football card #9 Tony Banfield - 1963 Fleer football card #41 Paul Lowe - 1963 Fleer football card #69 Lee Grosscup - 1963 Fleer football card #13 Curtis McClinton - 1963 Fleer football card #45
Babe Parilli - 1963 Fleer football card #2 Charley Tolar - 1963 Fleer football card #34 Jim Otto - 1963 Fleer football card #62 Charles Long - 1963 Fleer football card #6 Charlie Hennigan - 1963 Fleer football card #38 Chuck McMurtry - 1963 Fleer football card #66 Nick Buoniconti - 1963 Fleer football card #10 Doug Cline - 1963 Fleer football card #42 Keith Lincoln - 1963 Fleer football card #70 Dick Christy - 1963 Fleer football card #14 Jack Spikes - 1963 Fleer football card #46
Ron Burton - 1963 Fleer football card #3 Dave Smith - 1963 Fleer football card #35 Fred Williamson - 1963 Fleer football card #63 Bill Neighbors - 1963 Fleer football card #7 Bob Talamini - 1963 Fleer football card #39 Gerry McDougall - 1963 Fleer football card #67 Larry Eisenhauer - 1963 Fleer football card #11 Don Floyd - 1963 Fleer football card #43 Dave Kocourek - 1963 Fleer football card #71 Don Maynard - 1963 Fleer football card #15 Len Dawson - 1963 Fleer football card #47
Jim Colclough - 1963 Fleer football card #4 George Blanda - 1963 Fleer football card #36 Checklist - 1963 Fleer football card #NNO Dick Felt - 1963 Fleer football card #8 Jim Norton - 1963 Fleer football card #40 Tobin Rote - 1963 Fleer football card #68 Bill Mathis - 1963 Fleer football card #12 Ed Husmann - 1963 Fleer football card #44 Lance Alworth - 1963 Fleer football card #72 Alex Kroll - 1963 Fleer football card #16 Abner Haynes - 1963 Fleer football card #48
Ron Mix - 1963 Fleer football card #73 Bob Mischak - 1963 Fleer football card #17 Chris Burford - 1963 Fleer football card #49 Earl Faison - 1963 Fleer football card #77 Hubert Bobo - 1963 Fleer football card #21 Sherrill Headrick - 1963 Fleer football card #53 Bob Scarpitto - 1963 Fleer football card #81 Wray Carlton - 1963 Fleer football card #25 Clem Daniels - 1963 Fleer football card #57 Goose Gonsoulin - 1963 Fleer football card #85 Ken Rice - 1963 Fleer football card #29
Charles McNeil - 1963 Fleer football card #74 Dainard Paulson - 1963 Fleer football card #18 Fred Arbanas - 1963 Fleer football card #50 Jim Stinnette - 1963 Fleer football card #78 Nick Mumley - 1963 Fleer football card #22 Mel Branch - 1963 Fleer football card #54 Lionel Taylor - 1963 Fleer football card #82 Elbert Dubenion - 1963 Fleer football card #26 Bo Roberson - 1963 Fleer football card #58 Jim Fraser - 1963 Fleer football card #86 Booker Edgerson - 1963 Fleer football card #30
Emil Karas - 1963 Fleer football card #75 Lee Riley - 1963 Fleer football card #19 Johnny Robinson - 1963 Fleer football card #51 Frank Tripucka - 1963 Fleer football card #79 Cookie Gilchrist - 1963 Fleer football card #23 Jerry Mays - 1963 Fleer football card #55 Jerry Tarr - 1963 Fleer football card #83 Ernie Warlick - 1963 Fleer football card #27 Art Powell - 1963 Fleer football card #59 Chuck Gavin - 1963 Fleer football card #87 Ray Abruzzese - 1963 Fleer football card #31
Ernie Ladd - 1963 Fleer football card #76 Larry Grantham - 1963 Fleer football card #20 E.J. Holub - 1963 Fleer football card #52 Don Stone - 1963 Fleer football card #80 Jack Kemp - 1963 Fleer football card #24 Cotton Davidson - 1963 Fleer football card #56 Eldon Danenhauer - 1963 Fleer football card #84 Billy Shaw - 1963 Fleer football card #28 Bob Coolbaugh - 1963 Fleer football card #60 Bud McFadin - 1963 Fleer football card #88 Mike Stratton - 1963 Fleer football card #32

Looking at both halves of a full sheet, you can see the short prints are actually not that short. Most of the cards appear three times on the full sheet, and the Long, Dougherty, and checklist each appear twice. This three-to-two disparity is way overblown by the price guides. The latest Beckett I have (admittedly, a few years old) has the Long and Dougherty at 15-20 times the value of the other commons. PSA's Sports Market Report puts them at about six times the value of the other commons. In practice you will find that the Long and Dougherty cards sell for far less than what the price guides say, because there is really no shortage of them.

The checklist, on the other hand, is indeed a tough card, but it is tough because of its centering, not its rarity. The borders on the checklist are very thin, which exaggerates any off-centering.

This table shows the numbering of the cards on the second half of the 264-card sheet. As with the 1960 Fleer set, in general it is the cards on the edges of the sheet that are more difficult to find in top condition. At the time of this writing, other than the checklist, the cards with the fewest examples graded PSA 8 and PSA 9 are numbers 1, 2, 4, 25, and 81. Numbers 1, 2, and 4 are on the left edge of both half-sheets; and numbers 25 and 81 are on the top of the second half-sheet.

73 17 49 77 21 53 81 25 57 85 29
74 18 50 78 22 54 82 26 58 86 30
75 19 51 79 23 55 83 27 59 87 31
76 20 52 80 24 56 84 28 60 88 32
1 33 61 5 37 65 9 41 69 13 45
2 34 62 6 38 66 10 42 70 14 46
3 35 63 7 39 67 11 43 71 15 47
4 36 NNO 8 40 68 12 44 72 16 48
73 17 49 77 21 53 81 25 57 85 29
74 18 50 78 22 54 82 26 58 86 30
75 19 51 79 23 55 83 27 59 87 31
76 20 52 80 24 56 84 28 60 88 32

Finally, as I wrote in this blog post, cards in this set with numbers divisible by 4 can be found both with and without a red stripe on the back. I have not seen the back of a sheet, but my guess is that the cards on the bottom did not have the stripe. So, for each of the cards with a number divisible by 4, there should be two with a stripe for every one without a stripe. The only exception is #64, Bob Dougherty, one of the short prints. The Dougherty card that the checklist displaced would have had a stripe, so the number of striped and non-striped Dougherty cards should be equal.

(Thanks to Wolfbear, who made many of these observations.)

1963 Fleer Jim Norton cards

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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