Uncut Sheet of 1965 Philadelphia Football Cards

The picture below shows what I believe was the configuration of an uncut half-sheet of 1965 Philadelphia football cards. This half-sheet contains 110 different cards, with 22 duplicates, for a total of 132 cards. The other half-sheet contained the remaining 88 cards in the set, plus 44 that appear on this half-sheet. A total of 66 cards were duplicated--or "double printed"--on the 264-card full sheet. The double prints are not documented in the price guides, but I have identified them in the Gallery.

I have not seen a 1965 Philadelphia sheet, but I have concluded that 1965, 1966, and 1967 Philadelphia sheets all had the same numbering scheme. You can see my reasoning toward the bottom of this page, and on my 1967 Philadelphia uncut sheet page. I have seen a picture of a 1966 Philadelphia half-sheet, and I used the numbering of that sheet to produce this one.

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.)

Jerry Tubbs - 1965 Philadelphia football card #55 Frank Varrichione - 1965 Philadelphia football card #96 Jim Marshall - 1965 Philadelphia football card #107 Pat Studstill - 1965 Philadelphia football card #67 Ben Wilson - 1965 Philadelphia football card #97 George Rose - 1965 Philadelphia football card #109 Lou Slaby - 1965 Philadelphia football card #121 Jack Concannon - 1965 Philadelphia football card #131 Clarence Peaks - 1965 Philadelphia football card #151 Aaron Thomas - 1965 Philadelphia football card #122 Dave Lloyd - 1965 Philadelphia football card #134
Charley Johnson - 1965 Philadelphia football card #163 49ers Play of the Year - 1965 Philadelphia football card #182 Jerry Stovall - 1965 Philadelphia football card #166 Jon Arnett - 1965 Philadelphia football card #16 Bob Wetoska - 1965 Philadelphia football card #27 Bobby Mitchell - 1965 Philadelphia football card #191 Doug Atkins - 1965 Philadelphia football card #17 Vince Promuto - 1965 Philadelphia football card #194 Rudy Bukich - 1965 Philadelphia football card #18 Checklist 1 - 1965 Philadelphia football card #197 Ray Lemek - 1965 Philadelphia football card #149
Jim Ringo - 1965 Philadelphia football card #138 Myron Pottios - 1965 Philadelphia football card #152 Ken Gray - 1965 Philadelphia football card #162 Los Angeles Rams Team - 1965 Philadelphia football card #85 Clendon Thomas - 1965 Philadelphia football card #153 Bill Koman - 1965 Philadelphia football card #164 Willie Wood - 1965 Philadelphia football card #83 John Henry Johnson - 1965 Philadelphia football card #147 Roosevelt Taylor - 1965 Philadelphia football card #25 Jim Taylor - 1965 Philadelphia football card #82 Dick Haley - 1965 Philadelphia football card #146
Minnesota Vikings Team - 1965 Philadelphia football card #99 Bart Starr - 1965 Philadelphia football card #81 Steve Thurlow - 1965 Philadelphia football card #123 Grady Alderman - 1965 Philadelphia football card #100 Ray Nitschke - 1965 Philadelphia football card #79 Ernie Wheelwright - 1965 Philadelphia football card #124 Redskins Play of the Year - 1965 Philadelphia football card #196 Henry Jordan - 1965 Philadelphia football card #77 Gary Wood - 1965 Philadelphia football card #125 Pete Retzlaff - 1965 Philadelphia football card #137 Forrest Gregg - 1965 Philadelphia football card #75
Dallas Cowboys Team - 1965 Philadelphia football card #43 Jim Brown - 1965 Philadelphia football card #31 Tommy Mason - 1965 Philadelphia football card #108 Frank Clarke - 1965 Philadelphia football card #44 Cleveland Browns Team - 1965 Philadelphia football card #29 Fran Tarkenton - 1965 Philadelphia football card #110 Bob Lilly - 1965 Philadelphia football card #47 Bears Play of the Year - 1965 Philadelphia football card #28 Mick Tingelhoff - 1965 Philadelphia football card #111 Don Meredith - 1965 Philadelphia football card #50 Bill Wade - 1965 Philadelphia football card #26
Jim Parker - 1965 Philadelphia football card #10 Jim Gibbons - 1965 Philadelphia football card #61 Roman Gabriel - 1965 Philadelphia football card #87 Dick Szymanski - 1965 Philadelphia football card #11 Roger Brown - 1965 Philadelphia football card #59 Deacon Jones - 1965 Philadelphia football card #89 John Unitas - 1965 Philadelphia football card #12 Terry Barr - 1965 Philadelphia football card #58 Merlin Olsen - 1965 Philadelphia football card #94 Bob Vogel - 1965 Philadelphia football card #13 Detroit Lions Team - 1965 Philadelphia football card #57
Walter Beach - 1965 Philadelphia football card #30 Wendell Harris - 1965 Philadelphia football card #4 Mike Connelly - 1965 Philadelphia football card #45 Gary Collins - 1965 Philadelphia football card #32 Jerry Logan - 1965 Philadelphia football card #5 John Paluck - 1965 Philadelphia football card #193 Bill Glass - 1965 Philadelphia football card #33 Tony Lorick - 1965 Philadelphia football card #6 Tony Liscio - 1965 Philadelphia football card #48 Ernie Green - 1965 Philadelphia football card #34 Angelo Coia - 1965 Philadelphia football card #186
Paul Hornung - 1965 Philadelphia football card #76 Dick Bass - 1965 Philadelphia football card #86 Hal Bedsole - 1965 Philadelphia football card #101 Tom Moore - 1965 Philadelphia football card #78 Roosevelt Grier - 1965 Philadelphia football card #88 Bill Brown - 1965 Philadelphia football card #102 Elijah Pitts - 1965 Philadelphia football card #80 Lamar Lundy - 1965 Philadelphia football card #90 Bill Butler - 1965 Philadelphia football card #103 Clarence Childs - 1965 Philadelphia football card #116 Tom Watkins - 1965 Philadelphia football card #69
Tommy McDonald - 1965 Philadelphia football card #49 Bernie Parrish - 1965 Philadelphia football card #37 Gail Cogdill - 1965 Philadelphia football card #60 Pettis Norman - 1965 Philadelphia football card #51 Walter Roberts - 1965 Philadelphia football card #38 Earl Morrall - 1965 Philadelphia football card #65 Don Perkins - 1965 Philadelphia football card #52 Boyd Dowler - 1965 Philadelphia football card #74 Nick Pietrosante - 1965 Philadelphia football card #66 Jim Ridlon - 1965 Philadelphia football card #54 Jimmy Orr - 1965 Philadelphia football card #9
Marlin McKeever - 1965 Philadelphia football card #91 Chicago Bears Team - 1965 Philadelphia football card #15 Jerry Hillebrand - 1965 Philadelphia football card #117 New York Giants Team - 1965 Philadelphia football card #113 Timmy Brown - 1965 Philadelphia football card #130 Herb Adderley - 1965 Philadelphia football card #72 Bill Munson - 1965 Philadelphia football card #93 Greg Larson - 1965 Philadelphia football card #118 Paul Flatley - 1965 Philadelphia football card #106 Bobby Smith - 1965 Philadelphia football card #95 Dick Lynch - 1965 Philadelphia football card #119
Jerry Tubbs - 1965 Philadelphia football card #55 Frank Varrichione - 1965 Philadelphia football card #96 Jim Marshall - 1965 Philadelphia football card #107 Pat Studstill - 1965 Philadelphia football card #67 Ben Wilson - 1965 Philadelphia football card #97 George Rose - 1965 Philadelphia football card #109 Lou Slaby - 1965 Philadelphia football card #121 Jack Concannon - 1965 Philadelphia football card #131 Clarence Peaks - 1965 Philadelphia football card #151 Aaron Thomas - 1965 Philadelphia football card #122 Dave Lloyd - 1965 Philadelphia football card #134
Charley Johnson - 1965 Philadelphia football card #163 49ers Play of the Year - 1965 Philadelphia football card #182 Jerry Stovall - 1965 Philadelphia football card #166 Jon Arnett - 1965 Philadelphia football card #16 Bob Wetoska - 1965 Philadelphia football card #27 Bobby Mitchell - 1965 Philadelphia football card #191 Doug Atkins - 1965 Philadelphia football card #17 Vince Promuto - 1965 Philadelphia football card #194 Rudy Bukich - 1965 Philadelphia football card #18 Checklist 1 - 1965 Philadelphia football card #197 Ray Lemek - 1965 Philadelphia football card #149

There are two types of horizontally oriented cards in the 1965 Philadelphia set: team cards and Play of the Year cards. Oddly, the fronts of the two types of cards were rotated in opposite directions on the sheet, but the backs were not. I don't know why the company did this, but it is annoying when you put the cards in plastic sheets. If you turn the fronts of the horizontally oriented cards such that they face the same way, the backs of some of the cards appear upside down. And if you order your cards by number, the team cards and Play of the Year cards are right next to each other! Perhaps the company was looking for a bookend effect, since all of a teams' player cards were between its team and Play of the Year cards.

1965 Philadelphia Colts Play of the Year and Bears team football cards
1965 Philadelphia Colts Play of the Year and Bears team football card backs

The following table shows how the cards were arranged by number on the sheet. The bottom six rows hold the double prints in the set: the bottom two rows are repeated on the top of this half-sheet, and the remaining four rows are repeated on the other half-sheet.

55 96 107 67 97 109 121 131 151 122 134
163 182 166 16 27 191 17 194 18 197 149
138 152 162 85 153 164 83 147 25 82 146
99 81 123 100 79 124 196 77 125 137 75
43 31 108 44 29 110 47 28 111 50 26
10 61 87 11 59 89 12 58 94 13 57
30 4 45 32 5 193 33 6 48 34 186
76 86 101 78 88 102 80 90 103 116 69
49 37 60 51 38 65 52 74 66 54 9
91 15 117 113 130 72 93 118 106 95 119
55 96 107 67 97 109 121 131 151 122 134
163 182 166 16 27 191 17 194 18 197 149

How did I conclude that 1965, 1966, and 1967 Philadelphia sheets had the same numbering? Well, the four Philadelphia sets, 1964-1967, are very similar in composition: they have the same number of cards, the cards are grouped by team, the teams are in alphabetical ordering, etc. Because the sets are so similar, I thought the sheets might have been numbered the same, as well. So I found a handful of 1965 and 1967 cards that were miscut so badly that I could identify the adjacent cards, and I compared the numbering of the cards to the 1966 sheet. In each case, the cards with the same two numbers were also adjacent on the 1966 sheet. From this I concluded that the sheets from all three years had the same numbering scheme. (1964 Philadelphia did not follow the same pattern.)

Here are some of the 1965 miscuts:

This miscut John Paluck card has a sliver of Jerry Logan's card on the left. The Logan is card number 5; the Paluck is card number 193. Cards 5 and 193 are adjacent on the 1966 Philadelphia sheet, as well.

1965 Philadelphia Jerry Logan football card Miscut 1965 Philadelphia John Paluck football card

This 49ers Play of the Year card is showing a bit of Jerry Stovall's card on the right. The 49ers card is number 182, and Stovall is number 166. Cards 182 and 166 are also neighbors on the 1966 Philadelphia sheet.

Miscut 1965 49ers Play of the Year football card 1965 Philadelphia Jerry Stovall football card

Finally, this Henry Jordan card is showing part of a Bears Play of the Year card on the bottom. The Jordan card is number 77, and the McRae is number 28. Card 77 is also above card 28 on the 1966 Philadelphia sheet.

Miscut 1965 Philadelphia Henry Jordan football card
Miscut 1965 Philadelphia Bears play football card

I also have a few badly miscut cards with numbers that do not appear on this half-sheet. With those I am piecing together the other half-sheet. Because the numbering of the 1965, 1966, and 1967 sheets is the same, I can use miscut cards from any of the three years to build the second half-sheets for all of them.

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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