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Uncut Sheets of 1968 Topps Football Cards

Below are two virtual uncut 132-card sheets of 1968 Topps football cards, one from each series. 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.)

There are 220 cards in the 1968 Topps set, 132 in the first series and 88 in the second. The first series consists of cards 1-131 and 219A. 219A is one variation of the second series checklist; it has green printing on the back, like the rest of the first series cards. Presumably Topps included the second series checklist in the first series to alert kids to watch for more cards. The second series cards are numbers 132-218 and 219B. They have blue printing on the back.

Full sheets, such as this 1966 Topps baseball card sheet, contain 264 standard-sized cards. Each of the virtual sheets shown here represents half of a full 264-card sheet. A full first series sheet held two copies of each first series card, and a full second series sheet held three copies of each second series card.

Series 1 Sheet

Mike Mercer - 1968 Topps football card #123 Jim Norton - 1968 Topps football card #41 Kent McCloughan - 1968 Topps football card #12 Tom Beer - 1968 Topps football card #42 George Sauer Jr. - 1968 Topps football card #13 Steve Stonebreaker - 1968 Topps football card #108 Aaron Thomas - 1968 Topps football card #109 Curtis McClinton - 1968 Topps football card #67 Dan Grimm - 1968 Topps football card #46 Art Powell - 1968 Topps football card #71 Elijah Pitts - 1968 Topps football card #79
Jim Whalen - 1968 Topps football card #20 Matt Snell - 1968 Topps football card #117 Dick Van Raaphorst - 1968 Topps football card #70 Ron Vander Kelen - 1968 Topps football card #125 Bill Saul - 1968 Topps football card #33 Tom Keating - 1968 Topps football card #116 Bob Talamini - 1968 Topps football card #68 Jim Bakken - 1968 Topps football card #8 Al Denson - 1968 Topps football card #121 Don Hultz - 1968 Topps football card #6 Jerry Mays - 1968 Topps football card #119
Junior Coffey - 1968 Topps football card #21 Dave Whitsell - 1968 Topps football card #82 Gary Ballman - 1968 Topps football card #58 Jim Tyrer - 1968 Topps football card #15 Jim Hart - 1968 Topps football card #60 Keith Lincoln - 1968 Topps football card #19 Ernie Koy - 1968 Topps football card #5 Jim Nance - 1968 Topps football card #72 J.R. Wilburn - 1968 Topps football card #59 Hewritt Dixon - 1968 Topps football card #64 Walt Suggs - 1968 Topps football card #94
Stew Barber - 1968 Topps football card #44 Herb Adderley - 1968 Topps football card #131 Sid Blanks - 1968 Topps football card #120 Ralph Baker - 1968 Topps football card #38 Wayne Walker - 1968 Topps football card #26 Grady Alderman - 1968 Topps football card #3 Roy Jefferson - 1968 Topps football card #85 Bob Riggle - 1968 Topps football card #73 Wray Carlton - 1968 Topps football card #97 Homer Jones - 1968 Topps football card #31 Bobby Bell - 1968 Topps football card #93
Nick Buoniconti - 1968 Topps football card #124 Frank Buncom - 1968 Topps football card #18 Eric Crabtree - 1968 Topps football card #95 Steve Tensi - 1968 Topps football card #69 Fred Cox - 1968 Topps football card #107 Dave Osborn - 1968 Topps football card #29 Tom Goode - 1968 Topps football card #92 Bart Starr - 1968 Topps football card #1 Joe Namath - 1968 Topps football card #65 Johnny Morris - 1968 Topps football card #23 Checklist - 1968 Topps football card #55
Henry Carr - 1968 Topps football card #57 Jack Clancy - 1968 Topps football card #14 Wendell Hayes - 1968 Topps football card #40 Don Meredith - 1968 Topps football card #25 Sam Baker - 1968 Topps football card #32 Gino Cappelletti - 1968 Topps football card #98 Walter Roberts - 1968 Topps football card #56 Ray Poage - 1968 Topps football card #30 Jim Warren - 1968 Topps football card #66 Dick Bass - 1968 Topps football card #2 Milt Plum - 1968 Topps football card #104
Dan Reeves - 1968 Topps football card #77 Bob Hayes - 1968 Topps football card #103 Clem Daniels - 1968 Topps football card #90 Cornell Gordon - 1968 Topps football card #91 Bobby Hunt - 1968 Topps football card #122 Ernie Green - 1968 Topps football card #24 Earl Gros - 1968 Topps football card #7 Sherrill Headrick - 1968 Topps football card #96 George Mira - 1968 Topps football card #9 Spider Lockhart - 1968 Topps football card #83 Chris Burford - 1968 Topps football card #43
Tom Nowatzke - 1968 Topps football card #78 Obert Logan - 1968 Topps football card #4 Dick Westmoreland - 1968 Topps football card #118 Bobby Maples - 1968 Topps football card #16 Tommy McDonald - 1968 Topps football card #99 Bobby Mitchell - 1968 Topps football card #35 Bobby Walden - 1968 Topps football card #54 Don Perkins - 1968 Topps football card #50 Howard Twilley - 1968 Topps football card #39 Bo Hickey - 1968 Topps football card #17 Leroy Mitchell - 1968 Topps football card #45
Paul Martha - 1968 Topps football card #111 Bob Jeter - 1968 Topps football card #52 Ken Willard - 1968 Topps football card #34 Mel Renfro - 1968 Topps football card #129 Dave Lloyd - 1968 Topps football card #84 Willie Frazier - 1968 Topps football card #11 Les Josephson - 1968 Topps football card #53 Dick Butkus - 1968 Topps football card #127 Chris Hanburger - 1968 Topps football card #62 Jackie Smith - 1968 Topps football card #86 Ordell Braase - 1968 Topps football card #126
Gary Garrison - 1968 Topps football card #36 Bernie Casey - 1968 Topps football card #28 Richie Petitbon - 1968 Topps football card #101 Carl Kammerer - 1968 Topps football card #10 Gene Hickerson - 1968 Topps football card #76 Jerry Logan - 1968 Topps football card #47 Ron Kramer - 1968 Topps football card #51 Gary Collins - 1968 Topps football card #128 Jim Johnson - 1968 Topps football card #61 Rick Redman - 1968 Topps football card #115 Carroll Dale - 1968 Topps football card #27
Kay McFarland - 1968 Topps football card #113 John Unitas - 1968 Topps football card #100 Norm Snead - 1968 Topps football card #110 Alex Karras - 1968 Topps football card #130 Lamar Lundy - 1968 Topps football card #80 Billy Cannon - 1968 Topps football card #37 Jerry Stovall - 1968 Topps football card #112 Billy Ray Smith - 1968 Topps football card #22 Andy Livingston - 1968 Topps football card #48 Ron Mix - 1968 Topps football card #89 Checklist - 1968 Topps football card #219
Boyd Dowler - 1968 Topps football card #105 Ed Meador - 1968 Topps football card #106 Gale Sayers - 1968 Topps football card #75 Pat Richter - 1968 Topps football card #114 John David Crow - 1968 Topps football card #87 Paul Warfield - 1968 Topps football card #49 John Hadl - 1968 Topps football card #63 Paul Flatley - 1968 Topps football card #81 Erich Barnes - 1968 Topps football card #102 Sonny Jurgensen - 1968 Topps football card #88 John Mackey - 1968 Topps football card #74

Series 2 Sheet

Tucker Frederickson - 1968 Topps football card #135 Bennie McRae - 1968 Topps football card #179 Roger Brown - 1968 Topps football card #158 Lee Roy Jordan - 1968 Topps football card #207 Mike Ditka - 1968 Topps football card #162 John Charles - 1968 Topps football card #202 Tom Matte - 1968 Topps football card #178 Bill Glass - 1968 Topps football card #154 Kermit Alexander - 1968 Topps football card #191 Tom Watkins - 1968 Topps football card #182 Maxie Baughan - 1968 Topps football card #210
Don Trull - 1968 Topps football card #176 Roman Gabriel - 1968 Topps football card #132 Joe Morrison - 1968 Topps football card #211 Doug Moreau - 1968 Topps football card #144 Jack Snow - 1968 Topps football card #184 Pat Studstill - 1968 Topps football card #156 Ken Gray - 1968 Topps football card #138 Jim Taylor - 1968 Topps football card #160 Bob Griese - 1968 Topps football card #196 Speedy Duncan - 1968 Topps football card #167 Ray Nitschke - 1968 Topps football card #157
Ernie Wright - 1968 Topps football card #200 Willie Richardson - 1968 Topps football card #152 E.J. Holub - 1968 Topps football card #145 Tommy Nobis - 1968 Topps football card #151 Nemiah Wilson - 1968 Topps football card #199 Fred Biletnikoff - 1968 Topps football card #168 George Saimes - 1968 Topps football card #201 Lenny Lyles - 1968 Topps football card #213 Jack Concannon - 1968 Topps football card #153 Andre White - 1968 Topps football card #148 Checklist - 1968 Topps football card #219
Ode Burrell - 1968 Topps football card #146 Al Atkinson - 1968 Topps football card #195 Frank Emanuel - 1968 Topps football card #170 Paul Krause - 1968 Topps football card #166 Andy Russell - 1968 Topps football card #163 Craig Morton - 1968 Topps football card #155 Brad Hubbert - 1968 Topps football card #141 Buck Buchanan - 1968 Topps football card #197 Bill Kilmer - 1968 Topps football card #186 Miller Farr - 1968 Topps football card #172 Daryle Lamonica - 1968 Topps football card #194
Jerry Smith - 1968 Topps football card #140 Pete Lammons - 1968 Topps football card #143 Lonnie Wright - 1968 Topps football card #174 Bobby Joe Green - 1968 Topps football card #214 Marv Woodson - 1968 Topps football card #137 George Blanda - 1968 Topps football card #142 Jim Kanicki - 1968 Topps football card #180 Bobby Joe Conrad - 1968 Topps football card #190 Floyd Little - 1968 Topps football card #173 Nate Ramsey - 1968 Topps football card #136 Len Dawson - 1968 Topps football card #171
Jerry Simmons - 1968 Topps football card #177 Kent Kramer - 1968 Topps football card #134 Floyd Peters - 1968 Topps football card #188 John Brodie - 1968 Topps football card #139 Dave Williams - 1968 Topps football card #218 Paul Costa - 1968 Topps football card #175 Fran Tarkenton - 1968 Topps football card #161 Art Graham - 1968 Topps football card #150 Tony Lorick - 1968 Topps football card #204 Cornell Green - 1968 Topps football card #216 Karl Sweetan - 1968 Topps football card #217
Jack Kemp - 1968 Topps football card #149 Jim Grabowski - 1968 Topps football card #183 Pete Beathard - 1968 Topps football card #198 Bob Lilly - 1968 Topps football card #181 Jim Gibbons - 1968 Topps football card #208 Joe Kapp - 1968 Topps football card #159 Bill Nelsen - 1968 Topps football card #189 Randy Johnson - 1968 Topps football card #203 Charley Taylor - 1968 Topps football card #192 Jim Katcavage - 1968 Topps football card #187 Frank Ryan - 1968 Topps football card #215
Jim Snowden - 1968 Topps football card #212 Tommy Davis - 1968 Topps football card #165 Bob Scarpitto - 1968 Topps football card #147 Larry Wilson - 1968 Topps football card #164 Bill Brown - 1968 Topps football card #133 Gary Cuozzo - 1968 Topps football card #185 Lance Alworth - 1968 Topps football card #193 Donny Anderson - 1968 Topps football card #209 Don Maynard - 1968 Topps football card #169 Dick Evey - 1968 Topps football card #205 Leroy Kelly - 1968 Topps football card #206
Tucker Frederickson - 1968 Topps football card #135 Bennie McRae - 1968 Topps football card #179 Roger Brown - 1968 Topps football card #158 Lee Roy Jordan - 1968 Topps football card #207 Mike Ditka - 1968 Topps football card #162 John Charles - 1968 Topps football card #202 Tom Matte - 1968 Topps football card #178 Bill Glass - 1968 Topps football card #154 Kermit Alexander - 1968 Topps football card #191 Tom Watkins - 1968 Topps football card #182 Maxie Baughan - 1968 Topps football card #210
Don Trull - 1968 Topps football card #176 Roman Gabriel - 1968 Topps football card #132 Joe Morrison - 1968 Topps football card #211 Doug Moreau - 1968 Topps football card #144 Jack Snow - 1968 Topps football card #184 Pat Studstill - 1968 Topps football card #156 Ken Gray - 1968 Topps football card #138 Jim Taylor - 1968 Topps football card #160 Bob Griese - 1968 Topps football card #196 Speedy Duncan - 1968 Topps football card #167 Ray Nitschke - 1968 Topps football card #157
Ernie Wright - 1968 Topps football card #200 Willie Richardson - 1968 Topps football card #152 E.J. Holub - 1968 Topps football card #145 Tommy Nobis - 1968 Topps football card #151 Nemiah Wilson - 1968 Topps football card #199 Fred Biletnikoff - 1968 Topps football card #168 George Saimes - 1968 Topps football card #201 Lenny Lyles - 1968 Topps football card #213 Jack Concannon - 1968 Topps football card #153 Andre White - 1968 Topps football card #148 Checklist - 1968 Topps football card #219
Ode Burrell - 1968 Topps football card #146 Al Atkinson - 1968 Topps football card #195 Frank Emanuel - 1968 Topps football card #170 Paul Krause - 1968 Topps football card #166 Andy Russell - 1968 Topps football card #163 Craig Morton - 1968 Topps football card #155 Brad Hubbert - 1968 Topps football card #141 Buck Buchanan - 1968 Topps football card #197 Bill Kilmer - 1968 Topps football card #186 Miller Farr - 1968 Topps football card #172 Daryle Lamonica - 1968 Topps football card #194

All of the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders cards in the 1968 Topps set are oriented horizontally, and they have cartoons of football action in the background. The Packers and Raiders were the Super Bowl teams of the previous season. (Also see my blog article, 1968 Topps Football Cards: Honoring the First Super Bowl Teams.)

Twenty of the second series cards have puzzle pieces printed on the back, rather than the usual statistics and fun facts. The puzzle pieces form pictures of Len Dawson and Bart Starr, the Super Bowl I quarterbacks. You can see the assembled puzzles on my 1968 Topps Football Card Puzzles page. The twenty puzzle cards are the leftmost ten cards in the bottom two rows of the sheet; they are marked in green below. An uncut second series sheet would have the Starr and Dawson pictures intact on the back.

My Beckett price guide has second series commons priced higher than first series commons, but, judging by PSA's population report, the cards in the two series were printed in approximately equal numbers. At the time of this writing, PSA's report showed nineteen cards in the set with two or fewer examples graded 9 or 10. They were Kent McCloughan, Carroll Dale, Gary Ballman, John Mackey, Elijah Pitts, Richie Petitbon, Jerry Mays, Mike Mercer, and Ordell Braase in the first series; and Tucker Frederickson, Jerry Smith, Andre White, Jack Kemp, Lonnie Wright, Don Trull, Daryle Lamonica, Ernie Wright, Maxie Baughan, and checklist 219B in the second series. All but three of these--Ballman, Petitbon, and White--are on the corners and edges of the sheets, again showing that a card's position on the sheet is a good predictor of its scarcity.

The following tables show how the cards were arranged by number on the sheet. As I said on the other virtual sheet pages, this was probably so the cards would appear to be randomly distributed in packs, even if they were packaged in order by row or column.

Series 1 Sheet Numbering

123 41 12 42 13 108 109 67 46 71 79
20 117 70 125 33 116 68 8 121 6 119
21 82 58 15 60 19 5 72 59 64 94
44 131 120 38 26 3 85 73 97 31 93
124 18 95 69 107 29 92 1 65 23 55
57 14 40 25 32 98 56 30 66 2 104
77 103 90 91 122 24 7 96 9 83 43
78 4 118 16 99 35 54 50 39 17 45
111 52 34 129 84 11 53 127 62 86 126
36 28 101 10 76 47 51 128 61 115 27
113 100 110 130 80 37 112 22 48 89 219
105 106 75 114 87 49 63 81 102 88 74

Series 2 Sheet Numbering

135 179 158 207 162 202 178 154 191 182 210
176 132 211 144 184 156 138 160 196 167 157
200 152 145 151 199 168 201 213 153 148 219
146 195 170 166 163 155 141 197 186 172 194
140 143 174 214 137 142 180 190 173 136 171
177 134 188 139 218 175 161 150 204 216 217
149 183 198 181 208 159 189 203 192 187 215
212 165 147 164 133 185 193 209 169 205 206
135 179 158 207 162 202 178 154 191 182 210
176 132 211 144 184 156 138 160 196 167 157
200 152 145 151 199 168 201 213 153 148 219
146 195 170 166 163 155 141 197 186 172 194

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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