1968 Topps Football Uncut Sheet And A Great Looking Subset

Here’s a 1968 Topps Football uncut sheet of 132 cards that Mastro auctioned off in May 2008. They described it as being in approximately Ex condition.

The big names on the sheet include Starr, Meredith, Namath, Sayers, Unitas, and Butkus. I think the 1968 Topps Packers and Raiders cards are among the best-looking football card “subsets” of all time.

I had written about the subset in one of my old newsletters, #57, so here’s that text (its preceding mini article was about ‘Beautiful Two Player Baseball Cards’:

While we are on the subject of beautiful cards, there’s a solid case to be made for the 1968 Topps Packers and Raiders cards as the best-looking football card “subset” of all time. Those teams played in Super Bowl II (Lombardi’s last game as a coach) and have cards that are oriented horizontally, while the rest of the cards in the set are oriented vertically (and look rather bland)

The eight 1968 Topps Green Bay Packers cards were the key players from the 1967 Packers Super Bowl champs (they won 33-14): Bart Starr, Carroll Dale, Bob Jeter, Elijah Pitts, Boyd Dowler, Herb Adderley, Ray Nitschke, Jim Grabowski, and Donny Anderson.

The eight 1968 Topps Oakland Raiders cards (the 1967 AFL Champions) included: Kent McCloughan, Billy Cannon, Hewritt Dixon, Clem Daniels, Tomo Keating, George Blanda, Fred Biletnikoff, Daryle Lamonica.

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