Uncut Sheets of 1964 Philadelphia Football Cards

The picture below shows the configuration of an uncut 132-card half-sheet of 1964 Philadelphia football cards. I modeled it after a picture of a real uncut sheet that appeared in an online auction. There are 198 cards in the 1964 Philadelphia set, so the other half-sheet contained the remaining 66 cards in the set, plus 66 duplicates, or double prints. The double prints are not documented in the price guides.

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 black lines between the cards--that is an effect of scanning them individually.)

Raymond Berry - 1964 Philadelphia football card #1 Jim Martin - 1964 Philadelphia football card #5 Jim Parker - 1964 Philadelphia football card #8 John Unitas - 1964 Philadelphia football card #12 Colts Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #14 Bennie McRae - 1964 Philadelphia football card #21 Johnny Morris - 1964 Philadelphia football card #22 Richie Petitbon - 1964 Philadelphia football card #23 Roosevelt Taylor - 1964 Philadelphia football card #25 Bill Wade - 1964 Philadelphia football card #26 Bears Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #28
Earl Morrall - 1964 Philadelphia football card #65 Lions Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #70 Herb Adderley - 1964 Philadelphia football card #71 Willie Davis - 1964 Philadelphia football card #72 Forrest Gregg - 1964 Philadelphia football card #73 Henry Jordan - 1964 Philadelphia football card #75 Jerry Kramer - 1964 Philadelphia football card #76 Jim Ringo - 1964 Philadelphia football card #78 Jim Taylor - 1964 Philadelphia football card #80 Packers Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #84 Dick Bass - 1964 Philadelphia football card #87
Tom Gilburg - 1964 Philadelphia football card #2 John Mackey - 1964 Philadelphia football card #3 Gino Marchetti - 1964 Philadelphia football card #4 Tom Matte - 1964 Philadelphia football card #6 Jimmy Orr - 1964 Philadelphia football card #7 Bill Pellington - 1964 Philadelphia football card #9 Alex Sandusky - 1964 Philadelphia football card #10 Dick Szymanski - 1964 Philadelphia football card #11 Baltimore Colts Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #13 Doug Atkins - 1964 Philadelphia football card #15 Ron Bull - 1964 Philadelphia football card #16
John Morrow - 1964 Philadelphia football card #37 Charley Scales - 1964 Philadelphia football card #39 Dick Schafrath - 1964 Philadelphia football card #40 Cleveland Browns Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #41 Don Bishop - 1964 Philadelphia football card #43 Frank Clarke - 1964 Philadelphia football card #44 Mike Connelly - 1964 Philadelphia football card #45 Lee Folkins - 1964 Philadelphia football card #46 Bob Lilly - 1964 Philadelphia football card #48 Amos Marsh - 1964 Philadelphia football card #49 Tommy McDonald - 1964 Philadelphia football card #50
Wayne Walker - 1964 Philadelphia football card #68 Detroit Lions Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #69 Paul Hornung - 1964 Philadelphia football card #74 Tom Moore - 1964 Philadelphia football card #77 Bart Starr - 1964 Philadelphia football card #79 Jesse Whittenton - 1964 Philadelphia football card #81 Willie Wood - 1964 Philadelphia football card #82 Packers Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #84 Jon Arnett - 1964 Philadelphia football card #85 Pervis Atkins - 1964 Philadelphia football card #86 Carroll Dale - 1964 Philadelphia football card #88
Jim Marshall - 1964 Philadelphia football card #104 Jim Prestel - 1964 Philadelphia football card #106 Jerry Reichow - 1964 Philadelphia football card #107 Ed Sharockman - 1964 Philadelphia football card #108 Mick Tingelhoff - 1964 Philadelphia football card #110 Minnesota Vikings Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #111 Erich Barnes - 1964 Philadelphia football card #113 Roosevelt Brown - 1964 Philadelphia football card #114 Darrell Dess - 1964 Philadelphia football card #116 Frank Gifford - 1964 Philadelphia football card #117 Checklist 2 - 1964 Philadelphia football card #198
Giants Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #126 Sam Baker - 1964 Philadelphia football card #127 Maxie Baughan - 1964 Philadelphia football card #128 Timmy Brown - 1964 Philadelphia football card #129 King Hill - 1964 Philadelphia football card #134 Charley Johnson - 1964 Philadelphia football card #174 Charlie Bradshaw - 1964 Philadelphia football card #142 John Henry Johnson - 1964 Philadelphia football card #144 Lou Michaels - 1964 Philadelphia football card #147 Myron Pottios - 1964 Philadelphia football card #149 Steelers Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #154
Tommy Davis - 1964 Philadelphia football card #159 Abe Woodson - 1964 Philadelphia football card #166 49ers Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #168 Bobby Joe Conrad - 1964 Philadelphia football card #170 Ken Gray - 1964 Philadelphia football card #172 Eagles Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #140 Cardinals Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #182 Sam Huff - 1964 Philadelphia football card #185 Bobby Mitchell - 1964 Philadelphia football card #189 Vince Promuto - 1964 Philadelphia football card #191 Redskins Play of the Year - 1964 Philadelphia football card #196
Bill Barnes - 1964 Philadelphia football card #183 Don Bosseler - 1964 Philadelphia football card #184 Sonny Jurgensen - 1964 Philadelphia football card #186 Bob Khayat - 1964 Philadelphia football card #187 Riley Mattson - 1964 Philadelphia football card #188 John Nisby - 1964 Philadelphia football card #190 Joe Rutgens - 1964 Philadelphia football card #192 Lonnie Sanders - 1964 Philadelphia football card #193 Jim Steffen - 1964 Philadelphia football card #194 Washington Redskins Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #195 Checklist 1 - 1964 Philadelphia football card #197
San Francisco 49ers Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #167 Garland Boyette - 1964 Philadelphia football card #169 Bob DeMarco - 1964 Philadelphia football card #171 Kermit Alexander - 1964 Philadelphia football card #155 Ernie McMillan - 1964 Philadelphia football card #175 Dale Meinert - 1964 Philadelphia football card #176 Luke Owens - 1964 Philadelphia football card #177 Sonny Randle - 1964 Philadelphia football card #178 Joe Robb - 1964 Philadelphia football card #179 Bill Stacy - 1964 Philadelphia football card #180 St. Louis Cardinals Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #181
Pittsburgh Steelers Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #153 Jimmy Hill - 1964 Philadelphia football card #173 Bernie Casey - 1964 Philadelphia football card #156 Dan Colchico - 1964 Philadelphia football card #157 Clyde Conner - 1964 Philadelphia football card #158 Matt Hazeltine - 1964 Philadelphia football card #160 Jim Johnson - 1964 Philadelphia football card #161 Don Lisbon - 1964 Philadelphia football card #162 Lamar McHan - 1964 Philadelphia football card #163 Bob St. Clair - 1964 Philadelphia football card #164 J.D. Smith - 1964 Philadelphia football card #165
Jim Schrader - 1964 Philadelphia football card #137 Norm Snead - 1964 Philadelphia football card #138 Philadelphia Eagles Team - 1964 Philadelphia football card #139 Gary Ballman - 1964 Philadelphia football card #141 Ed Brown - 1964 Philadelphia football card #143 Joe Krupa - 1964 Philadelphia football card #145 Red Mack - 1964 Philadelphia football card #146 Buzz Nutter - 1964 Philadelphia football card #148 John Reger - 1964 Philadelphia football card #150 Mike Sandusky - 1964 Philadelphia football card #151 Clendon Thomas - 1964 Philadelphia football card #152

The following table shows how the cards were arranged by number on the sheet.

1 5 8 12 14 21 22 23 25 26 28
65 70 71 72 73 75 76 78 80 84 87
2 3 4 6 7 9 10 11 13 15 16
37 39 40 41 43 44 45 46 48 49 50
68 69 74 77 79 81 82 84 85 86 88
104 106 107 108 110 111 113 114 116 117 198
126 127 128 129 134 174 142 144 147 149 154
159 166 168 170 172 140 182 185 189 191 196
183 184 186 187 188 190 192 193 194 195 197
167 169 171 155 175 176 177 178 179 180 181
153 173 156 157 158 160 161 162 163 164 165
137 138 139 141 143 145 146 148 150 151 152

I also have this picture of an advertisement that shows part of a 1964 Philadelphia sheet. (I regret that I don't remember where I got it.) You can see that the six cards on the left half of the ad are in the upper right corner of the half-sheet above. From this I infer that the six cards on the right half of the ad were in the upper left corner of the other half sheet.

1964 Philadelphia football card advertisement

Going by the ad, we have this start on the second half-sheet:

Jim Brown - 1964 Philadelphia football card #30 Vince Costello - 1964 Philadelphia football card #32
Merlin Olsen - 1964 Philadelphia football card #91 Danny Villanueva - 1964 Philadelphia football card #96
Mike Ditka - 1964 Philadelphia football card #17 Joe Fortunato - 1964 Philadelphia football card #18

And this is how the cards on the panel above are numbered:

30 32
91 96
17 18

Finally, you can barely make it out, but the back of this Yale Lary card shows a wee bit of Y.A. Tittle's card on the bottom.

Back of 1964 Philadelphia Yale Lary football card

This is how the Lary and Tittle cards looked together on the sheet:

Yale Lary - 1964 Philadelphia football card #62
Y.A. Tittle - 1964 Philadelphia football card #124

And this is how they were numbered:

62
124

As I said at the top of the page, 66 cards on the second half-sheet must be duplicates, or double prints. Assuming that the sheet follows the pattern of other uncut sheets, this means that six rows on the second half-sheet are repeats of other rows. I have not studied the grading companies' population reports for 1964 Philadelphia cards, but my guess is that the repeated rows are the top two rows of the left half-sheet, rows 7 and 8 of the left half-sheet, and the top two rows of the right half-sheet. I have handled a lot of cards from this set, and it seems to me that the cards in those rows are significantly easier to find than the cards in the other rows.

You can see that groups of five to ten teammates appear together, in the same row, on this sheet. Perhaps this caused a collation problem, where a lot of teammates ended up together in packs. Philadelphia changed to a more random-appearing order on their 1965 sheets, and they retained that order in 1966 and 1967.

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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