1957 to 1969 Topps, Fleer, and Philadelphia Football Card Collection (2,405 Cards) Including 156 Hall of Famers

Sold For: $1,320

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2633

Item Year: 1957

Category: Internet Only

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Enormous collection of 2,405 football cards from nineteen different sets, dating from 1957 to 1969, highlighted by 155 Hall of Famers, including Frank Gifford, Paul Hornung, Fran Tarkenton, and many more. The collection consists of the following: 1) 1957 Topps (183 cards, 90 different): 29% Ex-Mt, 65% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 6% lesser (including eight with a slight trim). Key: #15 Butler RC (HOF, wax stain on reverse, otherwise Nr/Mt). 2) 1958 Topps (77 cards, 55 different): 32% Ex-Mt (including a couple Nr/Mt), 68% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few lesser). Keys: #18 Lary (HOF, 20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), two 70 Christiansen (HOF, Ex and Vg), 76 Butler (HOF, 20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), and 112 LeBaron (95/5 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt). 3) 1959 Topps (89 cards, 63 different): 68% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt (including a couple better) and 32% Vg-Ex to Ex. Keys: #6 Schmidt (HOF, Ex) and 22 Butler (HOF, Ex). 4) 1960 Topps (121 cards, 78 different): 50% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 50% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a few lesser). Keys: #18 George (HOF, Ex), 25 Mitchell (HOF, 10/90 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 46 Schmidt (HOF, Ex), 48 Lary (HOF, 80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 78 Brown (HOF, 10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 87 Bednarik (HOF, 10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 94 Johnson (HOF, 80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 121 Nomellini (HOF, Ex). 5) 1960 Fleer (16 cards): Ex to Ex-Mt, with one trimmed. 6) 1961 Topps (81 cards, 75 different): 33% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 67% Vg-Ex to Ex. 7) 1961 Fleer (6 cards): Ex to Ex-Mt. 8) 1962 Topps (331 cards, 134 different): 55% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly Ex), 24% Vg-Ex, and 21% Gd to Vg (including a few lesser). Keys: three #4 Perry (HOF, Vg-Ex and two Vg), three Marchetti (HOF, two Ex and Vg+), two 21 Atkins (HOF, Ex and Vg-Ex),  two 22 George (HOF, Vg-Ex and Gd), 32 Groza (HOF, 2/98 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 56 Lary (HOF, Ex and Vg-Ex), 58 Karras (0/100 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), three 59 Schmidt (HOF, all Vg-Ex),  two 68 Ringo (HOF, both 0/100 T/B, otherwise Ex+),  two 70 Gregg (HOF, both 0/100 centering, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 79 Matson (HOF, Ex and 95/5 L/R, otherwise Ex), 86, Richter (HOF, Vg+), 92 McElhenny (HOF, Ex), 104 Gifford (HOF, next card showing, otherwise Ex+), 108 Robustelli (HOF, out of focus, otherwise Ex), 110 Huff (HOF, 10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex), 116 McDonald (HOF, 10/90 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 127 Layne (HOF, 1/99 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 129 Johnson (HOF, Ex-Mt and 95/5 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), three 159 Nomellini (HOF, all Vg), two 166 Mitchell (HOF, both 0/100 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex), and 176 Checklist (pen marked, otherwise Vg). 9) 1963 Topps (296 cards, 119 different): 36% Ex-Mt (including a few Nr/Mt), 56% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 8% Gd to Vg (including a few miscut). Keys: #4 Berry (HOF, 2/98 T/B, otherwise Ex), four 5 Parker (HOF, all Ex), two 17 McCormack (HOF, Ex and Vg-Ex), 32 Lane (HOF, Vg-Ex+), three 33 Lary (HOF, two Ex and Vg+), 35 Schmidt (HOF, 10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex+), 49 Tittle (HOF, 99/1 L/R, otherwise Ex), two 70 George (HOF, both Vg-Ex), 85 Checklist (marked, otherwise Vg), 87 Taylor (HOF, Pr), 91 Ringo (HOF, 10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex), four 93 Jordan (HOF, Ex, Vg-Ex, and two Vg), two 103 McElhenny (both 10/90 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 136 Kilmer (Vg+), 159 Mitchell (HOF, Gd+), and three 170 Checklist (all marked, otherwise Ex). 10) 1963 Fleer (10 cards): Ex to Nr/Mt. 11) 1964 Topps (37 cards): 35% Ex to Ex-Mt and 65% Gd to Vg-Ex (including seven that measure small). Keys: #82 Checklist (pen marked, otherwise Gd) and 148 Otto (HOF, measures small, 100/0 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt). 12) 1964 Philadelphia (42 cards): Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex, with a couple slightly lesser). Key: #144 Johnson (HOF, Vg+). 13) 1965 Philadelphia (147 cards, 62 different): 22% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 66% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 12% Gd to Vg. Keys: #8 Moore (HOF, Vg), 17 Atkins (HOF, Vg-Ex), 49 McDonald (HOF, Ex), 63 Lary (HOF, Ex), 64 LeBeau (HOF, Ex), 72 Adderly (HOF, Vg), 75 Gregg (HOF, Vg-Ex), 88 Grier (Vg), and 197 Checklist (marked, otherwise Gd). 14) 1966 Topps (59 cards, 52 different): 47% Ex to Ex-Mt and 53% Vg to Vg-Ex. 15) 1966 Philadelphia (103 cards, 77 different): 42% Ex to Ex-Mt and 58% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: two #15 Berry (HOF, both Vg-Ex), 18 Mackey (HOF, Vg+), 21 Moore (HOF, Vg), 23 Parker (HOF, Vg), 69 Karras (Vg-Ex), 80 Adderley (HOF, next card showing, otherwise Vg-Ex), 83 Davis (HOF, Vg), 89 Taylor (HOF, Gd+), two 90 Wood (HOF, both Vg), two 97 McDonald (HOF, Vg-Ex and Vg), 119 R. Brown (HOF, Ex), 168 Wilson (HOF, Vg-Ex), four 177 Johnson (HOF, two Ex, Vg+, and Gd), and 185 Jurgensen (HOF, Gd). 16) 1967 Topps (3 cards): Ex. 17) 1967 Philadelphia (192 cards, 122 different): 42% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, 44% Vg-Ex to Ex, and 14% Gd to Vg. Keys: #59 Renfro (HOF, Gd), four 91 McDonald (HOF, Ex, two Vg-Ex, and Vg), 106 Tarkenton (HOF, Gd), 123 Hornung (HOF, Vg), 172 Brodie (Vg), and 178 Wilcox RC (HOF, Vg-Ex+). 18) 1968 Topps (347 cards, 163 different): 60% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 40% Vg-Ex to Ex (including a couple lesser and a few miscut). Keys: #61 Johnson (HOF, Ex+), 74 Mackey (HOF, Vg-Ex), 86 Smith (HOF, Ex), 88 Jurgensen (HOF, Ex), 89 Mix (HOF, Ex-Mt), three 93 Bell (HOF, Nr/Mt and two Ex), four 99 McDonald (HOF, three Ex-Mt and Ex), 130 Karras (Ex), two 131 Adderley (HOF both Ex), two 139 Brodie (both Ex), two 163 Russell RC (both Ex), 164 Wilson (HOF, Ex-Mt), 166 Krause (HOF, Vg-Ex+), 171 Dawson (HOF, Vg+), and 192 Taylor (HOF, Vg-Ex+). 19) 1969 Topps (265 cards, 169 different): 69% Ex to Ex-Mt (including some Nr/Mt), 25% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 6% lesser. Keys: two #44 Wilcox (HOF, both Ex+), two 60 Maynard (HOF, Vg+ and Gd+), 65 Wilson (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 67 Taylor (HOF, Ex and Vg-Ex), 69 Alworth (HOF, Vg-Ex), 99 Mix (HOF, Ex), 105 Atkins (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 113 Johnson (HOF, Ex and Vg-Ex), 114 Mitchell (HOF, Ex), 132 Checklist (Vg+), 150 Tarkenton (HOF, Fr-Gd), 163 Otto (HOF, Ex-Mt), 201 Biletnikoff (HOF, Vg-Ex), two 207 Mackey (HOF, both Ex), three 222 Buchanan (HOF, two Ex and Fr), 238 Jones (HOF, Ex), 248 Hanburger (HOF, Ex), 249 Brodie (Ex), 251 Little (HOF, Vg+), 254 Renfro (HOF, Vg-Ex), and two Adderley (HOF, Ex-Mt and Vg-Ex). This is a collection unto itself! Total: 2,405 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500++.


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