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Uncut Sheets of 1965 Topps Football Cards

The diagrams below show how three sections of an uncut sheet of 1965 Topps football cards were configured. For the first two diagrams I referred to a picture of a partial sheet on the Legendary Auctions web site and pictures of two partial sheets that my friend John found in an old Mastro Auctions catalog. I got the third, two-card section by looking at a badly miscut card.

I believe that each 1965 Topps sheet contained a complete set of 176 cards, plus 22 double prints, for a total of 198 cards. Each half-sheet contained 9 rows of 11 cards, like this half-sheet of 1970-71 Topps basketball "tallboys" on the Huggins and Scott Auctions web site. The popular price guides say that there are 132 double prints (or, in other words, 44 short prints) in the set, but I believe that the guides are incorrect.

In the figures below, 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.)

Left Half-Sheet

This picture shows the bottom section of what I believe is the left half of the full sheet. I combined the Legendary sheet with one of the others to get this larger section. If you collect the 1965 Topps set, you will notice that the bottom row contains some of the toughest cards to find in high grades.

Sherman Plunkett - 1965 Topps football card #125 Bob Mischak - 1965 Topps football card #144 Jim Perkins - 1965 Topps football card #61 Steve DeLong - 1965 Topps football card #157 Bobby Ply - 1965 Topps football card #108 Jon Morris - 1965 Topps football card #14 Gerry Philbin - 1965 Topps football card #124 Kenny Graham - 1965 Topps football card #159 Jon Gilliam - 1965 Topps football card #100
John Hadl - 1965 Topps football card #161 Billy Joe - 1965 Topps football card #33 Don Webb - 1965 Topps football card #21 Tommy Brooker - 1965 Topps football card #93 Tom Goode - 1965 Topps football card #77 Larry Todd - 1965 Topps football card #151 Cosmo Iacavazzi - 1965 Topps football card #118 Gerry Bussell - 1965 Topps football card #47 Ode Burrell - 1965 Topps football card #71
Bob Schmidt - 1965 Topps football card #20 Cookie Gilchrist - 1965 Topps football card #51 Billy Cannon - 1965 Topps football card #134 Joe Namath - 1965 Topps football card #122 Larry Elkins - 1965 Topps football card #74 Harry Schuh - 1965 Topps football card #150 Walt Corey - 1965 Topps football card #97 Lance Alworth - 1965 Topps football card #155 Jim Whalen - 1965 Topps football card #22 Verlon Biggs - 1965 Topps football card #131 Checklist 89-176 - 1965 Topps football card #176
George Saimes - 1965 Topps football card #39 Emil Karas - 1965 Topps football card #162 Ross O'Hanley - 1965 Topps football card #16 Archie Matsos - 1965 Topps football card #142 Bobby Hunt - 1965 Topps football card #104 Tom Day - 1965 Topps football card #27 Bobby Jancik - 1965 Topps football card #80 Don Maynard - 1965 Topps football card #121 Larry Garron - 1965 Topps football card #10 Chuck Allen - 1965 Topps football card #154 Pete Gogolak - 1965 Topps football card #30
Ron Burton - 1965 Topps football card #4 Bill Baird - 1965 Topps football card #111 Jim Norton - 1965 Topps football card #83 Tom Keating - 1965 Topps football card #34 George Gross - 1965 Topps football card #160 Larry Grantham - 1965 Topps football card #114 Hewritt Dixon - 1965 Topps football card #50 Jerry Sturm - 1965 Topps football card #64 Chris Burford - 1965 Topps football card #96 Bo Roberson - 1965 Topps football card #149 Babe Parilli - 1965 Topps football card #17
Jacque MacKinnon - 1965 Topps football card #167 Art Powell - 1965 Topps football card #146 John McGeever - 1965 Topps football card #59 Tommy Addison - 1965 Topps football card #1 E.J. Holub - 1965 Topps football card #103 Dainard Paulson - 1965 Topps football card #123 Claude Gibson - 1965 Topps football card #140 Jack Kemp - 1965 Topps football card #35 Bob Petrich - 1965 Topps football card #170 Ed Husmann - 1965 Topps football card #79 Jerry Mays - 1965 Topps football card #106
Walt Suggs - 1965 Topps football card #84 Billy Shaw - 1965 Topps football card #41 Dick Westmoreland - 1965 Topps football card #174 Wayne Hawkins - 1965 Topps football card #141 Jack Lee - 1965 Topps football card #56 Don Trull - 1965 Topps football card #88 Jim Colclough - 1965 Topps football card #6 Buck Buchanan - 1965 Topps football card #94 Odell Barry - 1965 Topps football card #45 Dalva Allen - 1965 Topps football card #132 Ron McDole - 1965 Topps football card #38

This table shows how the cards in the partial sheet above are numbered. I don't see a pattern to the numbering, so I can't guess the cards in the missing parts of the sheet. The cards in the second row from the bottom, marked in green, are relatively easy to find, so I suspect that this row is one of two that were printed twice on the full sheet.

125 144 61 157 108 14 124 159 100
161 33 21 93 77 151 118 47 71
20 51 134 122 74 150 97 155 22 131 176
39 162 16 142 104 27 80 121 10 154 30
4 111 83 34 160 114 50 64 96 149 17
167 146 59 1 103 123 140 35 170 79 106
84 41 174 141 56 88 6 94 45 132 38

Right Half-Sheet

This picture shows a section of what I believe is the right half of the full sheet.

Al Bemiller - 1965 Topps football card #25 Earl Faison - 1965 Topps football card #158 Ray Jacobs - 1965 Topps football card #55 Bill Neighbors - 1965 Topps football card #15 Curtis McClinton - 1965 Topps football card #107 Scott Appleton - 1965 Topps football card #66 Doug Cline - 1965 Topps football card #72 Ernie Ladd - 1965 Topps football card #164 Elbert Dubenion - 1965 Topps football card #28
Charlie Mitchell - 1965 Topps football card #60 Glenn Bass - 1965 Topps football card #24 Charley Tolar - 1965 Topps football card #86 Don Norton - 1965 Topps football card #169 Harry Jacobs - 1965 Topps football card #32 Cotton Davidson - 1965 Topps football card #138 Tony Romeo - 1965 Topps football card #18 Eldon Danenhauer - 1965 Topps football card #48 Bob McLeod - 1965 Topps football card #82
Paul Maguire - 1965 Topps football card #37 Mike Mercer - 1965 Topps football card #143 Sonny Bishop - 1965 Topps football card #68 Lionel Taylor - 1965 Topps football card #65 Gino Cappelletti - 1965 Topps football card #5 Len Dawson - 1965 Topps football card #99 Willard Dewveall - 1965 Topps football card #73 Keith Lincoln - 1965 Topps football card #165 Tom Sestak - 1965 Topps football card #40
Johnny Baker - 1965 Topps football card #67 Mark Smolinski - 1965 Topps football card #126 J.R. Williamson - 1965 Topps football card #153 J.D. Garrett - 1965 Topps football card #9 Bobby Bell - 1965 Topps football card #91 Frank Buncom - 1965 Topps football card #156 John McCormick - 1965 Topps football card #57 Charlie Hennigan - 1965 Topps football card #78 Jim Dunaway - 1965 Topps football card #29
Sherrill Headrick - 1965 Topps football card #101 Dave Kocourek - 1965 Topps football card #163 John Tracey - 1965 Topps football card #43 Bob McCullough - 1965 Topps football card #58 Bud McFadin - 1965 Topps football card #81 Ken Rice - 1965 Topps football card #148 Bob Scarpitto - 1965 Topps football card #62 Nick Buoniconti - 1965 Topps football card #3 Fred Arbanas - 1965 Topps football card #89
Charles Long - 1965 Topps football card #13 Bob Talamini - 1965 Topps football card #85 Dee Mackey - 1965 Topps football card #120 Jerry Cornelison - 1965 Topps football card #98 Sonny Bishop - 1965 Topps football card #68 Ernie Warlick - 1965 Topps football card #44 Tom Flores - 1965 Topps football card #139 Freddy Glick - 1965 Topps football card #76 Matt Snell - 1965 Topps football card #127

This is how the section is numbered. The cards in the bottom row, marked in green, are relatively easy to find, so I would guess that this is the second row that was printed twice on the full sheet.

25 158 55 15 107 66 72 164 28
60 24 86 169 32 138 18 48 82
37 143 68 65 5 99 73 165 40
67 126 153 9 91 156 57 78 29
101 163 43 58 81 148 62 3 89
13 85 120 98 68 44 139 76 127

...And One Last Bit

In addition to the partial sheets above, I have found a badly miscut Fred Williamson card whose back shows that Mel Branch's card was beneath it. Here is the bit of the uncut sheet that the two cards represent:

Fred Williamson - 1965 Topps football card #152
Mel Branch - 1965 Topps football card #92

This is how the small bit of uncut sheet is numbered. If I find more miscut cards, these pieces will begin to fit together. If you find a miscut that you think will help, please email me a picture of it.

152
92

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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