Tales from the AFL Profiles our #1 1964 Topps Set – The great AFL blog Tales from the American Football League has a feature interview today, about the magnificent 1964 Topps Football set we’re offering in our current sale. With no card graded below NM-MT 8 and an astounding 41 cards (including many of the keys) graded MINT 9, this set has been #1 on the PSA Registry for eight of the last nine years.
This set, Topps’ first all-AFL set, was issued during a landmark year in the league’s history, and features rookie cards of football greats Daryle Lamonica, John Hadl, Buch Buchanan, Lance Alworth, Len Dawson, Bobby Bell, and Nick Buoniconti.
Our consignor has diligently examined tens of thousands of 1964 Topps Football cards over the past decade, upgrading every card in the set as many as three, four or five times, looking for the best example possible. The result is an incredible collection of cards, each one meticulously scrutinized so that it is the best possible card. This is a fantastic set, one of the greatest vintage football sets in the hobby. Check out our interview with Tales from the American Football League, look at scans of every card, and place your bid!
High-Grade 1962 Fleer Set: #8 on the PSA Registry!
Another great set featuring only AFL players, the 1962 Fleer set is the toughest of all the 1960s Fleer football sets and is known for its colorful photography and clean, simple design. This remarkable 88-card set ranks #8 on the PSA Set Registry with an overall weighted GPA of 8.02. Just one card – card #74 of Fred Williamson – grades a NMT+ 7.5, with all the rest grading NM-MT 8 or better.
This set is one of the toughest of its era, and certainly the most difficult of all the Fleer issues of the 1960s. One of the finest Fleer football sets ever assembled.