Virtual Uncut Sheets
Uncut sheets of vintage cards occasionally come up for sale, and studying those sheets can provide insight as to why some cards are harder to find than others. For example, by looking at an uncut sheet, you can see why some cards are considered short prints or double prints. You can also see that a card's location on a sheet can affect its scarcity, because cards on the corners and edges of the sheets were more likely to be damaged in production.
The Vintage Football Card Gallery contains a number of "virtual" uncut sheets, listed below. Some of the sheets are complete, and some are still in progress.These virtual sheets show the configuration of the real sheets, and they let you click through to see the details for each card.
|1948 Leaf||90% certain of configuration of both sheets.|
|1949 Leaf||Have seen full sheet, certain of configuration.|
|1952 Bowman Large|
|1955 Topps All-American|
|1964 Philadelphia||Left half-sheet finished, have a few small pieces of right half-sheet.|
|1964 Topps||Only small pieces gleaned from miscut cards.|
|1966 Topps||Have seen one half-sheet, which contains a full set of 132 cards. Guessing that second half-sheet resembles first one.|
|1968 Topps Stand Up|
|1970 Topps Super|
|1971 Topps||One half of 1st series sheet is finished; the other half is probably identical. Both halves of 2nd series sheet are finished.|