Uncut Sheet of 1966 Philadelphia Football Cards
The diagram below shows the configuration of an uncut half-sheet of
1966 Philadelphia football cards. It is modeled after an actual sheet that appeared recently in an online auction. There are 198 cards in the 1966 Philadelphia set, and they were all released in a single series, so the whole set would have fit on a full 264-card sheet, with 66 cards being duplicated. The half-sheet shown here contains 110 different cards, with 22 duplicates, so the other half of the full sheet would have contained the 88 remaining cards in the set, plus 44 duplicates.
The cards in rows 7-10 of this half-sheet are relatively easy to find, so I believe that they were the duplicates on the other half-sheet. The 66 duplicates, or 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.)
This table shows how the cards were arranged by number on the sheet. As I said on the Topps virtual sheet pages, the pseudo-random numbering might have been so the cards would appear to be randomly distributed in packs, even if they were packaged in order by row or column. Philadelphia's system of numbering the cards appears to have been less random than Topps's, though. There are many places on the sheet where two players from the same team are three cards apart, in the same row. I can't make out a definite pattern, but the arrangement certainly is not completely random.
I have not seen an example of the second half-sheet, but I have pieced together some of it by looking at badly miscut cards. I have also concluded that 1965, 1966, and 1967 Philadelphia sheets all had the same numbering scheme, so if I figure out a piece of one of those sheets, it applies to the other sets, as well.
Here are the pieces I have put together from second half of the uncut sheet:
This is how the pieces of the second half-sheet were numbered:
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.