Uncut Sheets of 1969 Topps Football Cards

Below are two virtual uncut 132-card sheets of 1969 Topps football cards, one for 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 264 cards in the 1969 Topps set, 132 in each series. The cards are numbered from 1 to 263, and there are two versions of card number 132, the second series checklist. Card 132A came in the first series, and like the other first series cards, it has no border. Card 132B came in the second series, and it has a white border. I imagine that Topps included a second series checklist with the first series to entice kids to buy second series cards later.

Full sheets, such as this 1966 Topps baseball card sheet, contain 264 standard-sized cards. Each of two 1969 Topps football card sheets shown here was half of a full 264-card sheet, and I presume the other half was identical.

You can see on the sheets that the checklists are inverted compared to the other cards in their rows. This way the white headers of the checklists aligned with the white footers of the other cards, and the cards' colored backgrounds also aligned.

Every other row of cards is inverted, as well. On the first series sheet this created large blocks of solid color, but on the second series sheet the blocks of color were divided by the cards' white borders. On the first series sheet the blocks of solid color made sense, because the absence of lines between the cards made off-centering less obvious. On the second series sheet the inverted cards make less sense to me, but perhaps Topps just printed them that way because they printed the first series that way.

Series 1 Sheet

Steve DeLong - 1969 Topps football card #129 Lonnie Warwick - 1969 Topps football card #57 Tom Matte - 1969 Topps football card #47 Bobby Maples - 1969 Topps football card #19 Greg Larson - 1969 Topps football card #106 Gary Ballman - 1969 Topps football card #41 Bennie McRae - 1969 Topps football card #73 Lance Rentzel - 1969 Topps football card #31 Tony Lorick - 1969 Topps football card #61 Larry Csonka - 1969 Topps football card #120 1st Series Checklist - 1969 Topps football card #80
Bobby Mitchell - 1969 Topps football card #114 Tom Beer - 1969 Topps football card #18 Tommy Davis - 1969 Topps football card #22 Jim Colclough - 1969 Topps football card #8 Larry Wilson - 1969 Topps football card #65 Randy Johnson - 1969 Topps football card #115 Rudy Kuechenberg - 1969 Topps football card #117 Bob Cappadona - 1969 Topps football card #40 Charley Taylor - 1969 Topps football card #67 Miller Farr - 1969 Topps football card #50 Billy Gambrell - 1969 Topps football card #101
Bob Matheson - 1969 Topps football card #27 Houston Antwine - 1969 Topps football card #108 Dave Wilcox - 1969 Topps football card #44 Larry Bowie - 1969 Topps football card #126 Jim Nance - 1969 Topps football card #70 Wendell Hayes - 1969 Topps football card #58 Willis Crenshaw - 1969 Topps football card #21 Jim Houston - 1969 Topps football card #121 Ken Willard - 1969 Topps football card #66 Jim Johnson - 1969 Topps football card #113 Goldie Sellers - 1969 Topps football card #119
Bob Jeter - 1969 Topps football card #7 Len Dawson - 1969 Topps football card #20 Sherrill Headrick - 1969 Topps football card #9 Craig Baynham - 1969 Topps football card #122 Jerry Smith - 1969 Topps football card #45 Lou Michaels - 1969 Topps football card #116 Rickie Harris - 1969 Topps football card #23 Ben Davidson - 1969 Topps football card #128 Rex Mirich - 1969 Topps football card #49 Erich Barnes - 1969 Topps football card #4 Jackie Smith - 1969 Topps football card #43
Fred Hill - 1969 Topps football card #130 Chuck LaTourette - 1969 Topps football card #112 Ed Sharockman - 1969 Topps football card #104 Don Maynard - 1969 Topps football card #60 Dan Abramowicz - 1969 Topps football card #36 Al Denson - 1969 Topps football card #110 Art Graham - 1969 Topps football card #39 Leroy Kelly - 1969 Topps football card #1 Elijah Pitts - 1969 Topps football card #102 Clendon Thomas - 1969 Topps football card #42 Ray Nitschke - 1969 Topps football card #55
Billy Cannon - 1969 Topps football card #68 John Stofa - 1969 Topps football card #48 Willie Richardson - 1969 Topps football card #5 Dan Grimm - 1969 Topps football card #46 Pete Gogolak - 1969 Topps football card #62 Jack Pardee - 1969 Topps football card #12 Walt Suggs - 1969 Topps football card #118 Lance Alworth - 1969 Topps football card #69 Ron McDole - 1969 Topps football card #78 Bill Triplett - 1969 Topps football card #32 Jim Lindsey - 1969 Topps football card #13
Jim Cadile - 1969 Topps football card #3 Dick Shiner - 1969 Topps football card #64 Dave Parks - 1969 Topps football card #127 Pete Banaszak - 1969 Topps football card #30 Jim Dunaway - 1969 Topps football card #10 Don Meredith - 1969 Topps football card #75 Jim Grabowski - 1969 Topps football card #124 Bob Hayes - 1969 Topps football card #6 Nick Rassas - 1969 Topps football card #71 Paul Flatley - 1969 Topps football card #2 Alvin Haymond - 1969 Topps football card #16
Vince Promuto - 1969 Topps football card #92 John Unitas - 1969 Topps football card #25 Dick Bass - 1969 Topps football card #81 Hewritt Dixon - 1969 Topps football card #98 Dick Anderson - 1969 Topps football card #59 Norm Snead - 1969 Topps football card #85 Tom Day - 1969 Topps football card #38 Ernie Kellerman - 1969 Topps football card #96 Don Brumm - 1969 Topps football card #87 Roy Winston - 1969 Topps football card #82 Nate Ramsey - 1969 Topps football card #63
Bill Glass - 1969 Topps football card #74 Israel Lang - 1969 Topps football card #107 Jim Turner - 1969 Topps football card #29 Joe Kapp - 1969 Topps football card #35 Lenny Lyles - 1969 Topps football card #72 Dave Whitsell - 1969 Topps football card #14 Joe Namath - 1969 Topps football card #100 Fred Arbanas - 1969 Topps football card #89 Boyd Dowler - 1969 Topps football card #33 Dick Witcher - 1969 Topps football card #91 Tucker Frederickson - 1969 Topps football card #15
Ron Mix - 1969 Topps football card #99 Bill Nelsen - 1969 Topps football card #52 Karl Noonan - 1969 Topps football card #90 Spider Lockhart - 1969 Topps football card #37 Ed Meador - 1969 Topps football card #56 Tommy Nobis - 1969 Topps football card #93 Bill Munson - 1969 Topps football card #11 Merlin Olsen - 1969 Topps football card #34 Earl Gros - 1969 Topps football card #86 Howard Twilley - 1969 Topps football card #28 Ed O'Bradovich - 1969 Topps football card #95
Gale Sayers - 1969 Topps football card #51 Dick LeBeau - 1969 Topps football card #76 Jerry Hill - 1969 Topps football card #94 Jim Katcavage - 1969 Topps football card #84 Sonny Bishop - 1969 Topps football card #88 Andy Russell - 1969 Topps football card #17 Don McCall - 1969 Topps football card #83 Carroll Dale - 1969 Topps football card #77 Chuck Howley - 1969 Topps football card #97 Doug Atkins - 1969 Topps football card #105 2nd Series Checklist (no border) - 1969 Topps football card #132
Roman Gabriel - 1969 Topps football card #125 Bob Lilly - 1969 Topps football card #53 Brian Piccolo - 1969 Topps football card #26 Roy Jefferson - 1969 Topps football card #111 Jerry Simmons - 1969 Topps football card #24 Paul Guidry - 1969 Topps football card #109 Wayne Walker - 1969 Topps football card #54 Billy Truax - 1969 Topps football card #103 Charlie King - 1969 Topps football card #79 Ernie Koy - 1969 Topps football card #131 Alex Karras - 1969 Topps football card #123

Series 2 Sheet

Dick Butkus - 1969 Topps football card #139 Dick Hoak - 1969 Topps football card #133 Charlie Durkee - 1969 Topps football card #257 Fred Biletnikoff - 1969 Topps football card #201 Stew Barber - 1969 Topps football card #242 Mike Clark - 1969 Topps football card #188 Bart Starr - 1969 Topps football card #215 Lee Roy Jordan - 1969 Topps football card #166 Ray Ogden - 1969 Topps football card #206 Jim Simon - 1969 Topps football card #184 Bill Asbury - 1969 Topps football card #246
Walter Rock - 1969 Topps football card #136 Roy Hilton - 1969 Topps football card #160 Bernie Casey - 1969 Topps football card #147 Daryle Lamonica - 1969 Topps football card #263 Jim Keyes - 1969 Topps football card #253 Dave Lloyd - 1969 Topps football card #220 Gary Garrison - 1969 Topps football card #233 Ken Kortas - 1969 Topps football card #199 Dave Williams - 1969 Topps football card #156 George Sauer Jr. - 1969 Topps football card #231 Joe Scarpati - 1969 Topps football card #176
Roy Shivers - 1969 Topps football card #178 John Brodie - 1969 Topps football card #249 Matt Snell - 1969 Topps football card #193 Bill Brown - 1969 Topps football card #170 John Mackey - 1969 Topps football card #207 Bill Kilmer - 1969 Topps football card #240 Gerry Philbin - 1969 Topps football card #262 Buck Buchanan - 1969 Topps football card #222 Herb Adderley - 1969 Topps football card #255 Kermit Alexander - 1969 Topps football card #179 Homer Jones - 1969 Topps football card #244
Floyd Little - 1969 Topps football card #251 Frank Ryan - 1969 Topps football card #140 Bob Griese - 1969 Topps football card #161 Joe Morrison - 1969 Topps football card #175 Maxie Baughan - 1969 Topps football card #169 Sonny Jurgensen - 1969 Topps football card #227 Tom Nowatzke - 1969 Topps football card #236 Les Josephson - 1969 Topps football card #216 Marv Woodson - 1969 Topps football card #155 Frank Emanuel - 1969 Topps football card #223 Jack Concannon - 1969 Topps football card #186
Roosevelt Taylor - 1969 Topps football card #208 Eric Crabtree - 1969 Topps football card #151 Earl Morrall - 1969 Topps football card #250 Darrell Dess - 1969 Topps football card #219 Bruce Gossett - 1969 Topps football card #194 Paul Martha - 1969 Topps football card #224 Steve Stonebreaker - 1969 Topps football card #174 Willie Wood - 1969 Topps football card #168 Craig Morton - 1969 Topps football card #235 Gene Howard - 1969 Topps football card #149 2nd Series Checklist (with border) - 1969 Topps football card #132
Bob Brown - 1969 Topps football card #245 Don Perkins - 1969 Topps football card #144 Frank Buncom - 1969 Topps football card #143 Bobby Walden - 1969 Topps football card #177 Billy Lothridge - 1969 Topps football card #137 Tom Sestak - 1969 Topps football card #211 John Robinson - 1969 Topps football card #145 Jack Snow - 1969 Topps football card #256 Bobby Hunt - 1969 Topps football card #243 Fran Tarkenton - 1969 Topps football card #150 Mike Lucci - 1969 Topps football card #167
John Hadl - 1969 Topps football card #171 Billy Martin - 1969 Topps football card #148 Mike Curtis - 1969 Topps football card #229 Pete Beathard - 1969 Topps football card #221 Pete Case - 1969 Topps football card #197 Tom Woodeshick - 1969 Topps football card #198 Ron Bull - 1969 Topps football card #164 Mel Renfro - 1969 Topps football card #254 Earl Leggett - 1969 Topps football card #196 Nick Buoniconti - 1969 Topps football card #192 Clifton McNeil - 1969 Topps football card #135
Carl Kammerer - 1969 Topps football card #158 Pete Duranko - 1969 Topps football card #182 Matt Hazeltine - 1969 Topps football card #204 Gino Cappelletti - 1969 Topps football card #172 Johnny Roland - 1969 Topps football card #225 Jim Butler - 1969 Topps football card #228 Richie Petitbon - 1969 Topps football card #230 George Byrd - 1969 Topps football card #173 Pat Richter - 1969 Topps football card #180 Leroy Mitchell - 1969 Topps football card #183 Jim Gibbons - 1969 Topps football card #189
Walter Johnson - 1969 Topps football card #165 Jim Whalen - 1969 Topps football card #203 Gary Lewis - 1969 Topps football card #226 Grady Alderman - 1969 Topps football card #239 Mike Taliaferro - 1969 Topps football card #241 Otis Taylor - 1969 Topps football card #191 Jim Hart - 1969 Topps football card #200 Gary Collins - 1969 Topps football card #234 Charlie Krueger - 1969 Topps football card #260 Bruce Bosley - 1969 Topps football card #157 Jerrel Wilson - 1969 Topps football card #252
Dave Robinson - 1969 Topps football card #190 Bobby Bell - 1969 Topps football card #153 Pete Perreault - 1969 Topps football card #181 Dave Edwards - 1969 Topps football card #210 Charlie Gogolak - 1969 Topps football card #205 Bob Vogel - 1969 Topps football card #138 Chris Hanburger - 1969 Topps football card #248 George Blanda - 1969 Topps football card #232 Pete Jaquess - 1969 Topps football card #261 Gene Hickerson - 1969 Topps football card #209 Larry Stallings - 1969 Topps football card #134
Sam Baker - 1969 Topps football card #154 Charley Johnson - 1969 Topps football card #247 Fred Cox - 1969 Topps football card #217 Bob Talamini - 1969 Topps football card #162 Mike Tilleman - 1969 Topps football card #218 Dave Costa - 1969 Topps football card #213 Larry Garron - 1969 Topps football card #141 Ben Davis - 1969 Topps football card #187 Lee Roy Caffey - 1969 Topps football card #146 J.R. Wilburn - 1969 Topps football card #259 Donny Anderson - 1969 Topps football card #237
Jim Otto - 1969 Topps football card #163 Ernie Wright - 1969 Topps football card #212 Billy Ray Smith - 1969 Topps football card #185 Jim Burson - 1969 Topps football card #159 Charlie Harper - 1969 Topps football card #258 Deacon Jones - 1969 Topps football card #238 W.K. Hicks - 1969 Topps football card #152 Jacque MacKinnon - 1969 Topps football card #202 George Saimes - 1969 Topps football card #142 Tom Vaughn - 1969 Topps football card #214 Mick Tingelhoff - 1969 Topps football card #195

Compared to the second series, first series cards are easier to find in high grade. The first series cards show wear easily on their colored edges, but the second series cards are often off-center. I have also seen a lot of second series cards with gray shadows on them from the adjacent cards in the pack. The numbered football on the back of one card often left an imprint on the front of the next card.

The following tables show how the cards were arranged by number on the sheet. As I said on the other virtual sheet pages, perhaps this was 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

129 57 47 19 106 41 73 31 61 120 80
114 18 22 8 65 115 117 40 67 50 101
27 108 44 126 70 58 21 121 66 113 119
7 20 9 122 45 116 23 128 49 4 43
130 112 104 60 36 110 39 1 102 42 55
68 48 5 46 62 12 118 69 78 32 13
3 64 127 30 10 75 124 6 71 2 16
92 25 81 98 59 85 38 96 87 82 63
74 107 29 35 72 14 100 89 33 91 15
99 52 90 37 56 93 11 34 86 28 95
51 76 94 84 88 17 83 77 97 105 132
125 53 26 111 24 109 54 103 79 131 123

Series 2 Sheet Numbering

The backs of the cards marked in green on the second series sheet were pieces to a Fran Tarkenton puzzle.

139 133 257 201 242 188 215 166 206 184 246
136 160 147 263 253 220 233 199 156 231 176
178 249 193 170 207 240 262 222 255 179 244
251 140 161 175 169 227 236 216 155 223 186
208 151 250 219 194 224 174 168 235 149 132
245 144 143 177 137 211 145 256 243 150 167
171 148 229 221 197 198 164 254 196 192 135
158 182 204 172 225 228 230 173 180 183 189
165 203 226 239 241 191 200 234 260 157 252
190 153 181 210 205 138 248 232 261 209 134
154 247 217 162 218 213 141 187 146 259 237
163 212 185 159 258 238 152 202 142 214 195

You can see on the Series 1 sheet that the Jim Turner card is numbered 29A. That's one variation of the card; it has a red dot between NEW YORK JETS and KICKER. The other variation has a yellow dot. No card authority I know of recognizes the variations, but I call them 29A and 29B. I have not seen a yellow dot on any other cards in the set.

1969 Topps Jim Turner rookie football card1969 Topps Jim Turner rookie football card

At the time of this writing, there were ten cards in this set with forty or fewer examples graded PSA 8 or better. The ten cards are 3, 132B, 133, 135, 154, 165, 167, 178, 208, and 245. Each of these cards is on either the left edge or the right edge of the sheet, demonstrating again that a card's position on the sheet affects its scarcity.

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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