1963 Fleer Set Offers Key Rookie Cards; Tough Autographs

Autographed 1963 Fleer Earl Faison

I’m sure that most followers of this site have read at least once that my favorite AFL card set is 1963 Fleer.  I recently wrote an article about the set for Sports Collectors Daily, in which I briefly discussed the set, and the challenges in collecting the set in autographed form.  One bit that fans and collectors may find interesting is a link at the end of the article that features a complete checklist for the set, along with dates of death for players when appropriate.

You can read the full article, and view the checklist HERE.

Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


7 Responses to 1963 Fleer Set Offers Key Rookie Cards; Tough Autographs

  1. billd says:

    Thanks Todd. What is interesting is that Alworth is pictured in his college uniform (#22). Does anyone know why Buoniconti is pictured wearing #64 instead of #85? Thanks again.

  2. Erik says:

    The ’63 set is very nice even if they used the same picture from the ’62 set for one of my favorite players, Ernie Ladd.

  3. 0tt060-74 says:

    The 1960-1963 Fleer sets are special. I consider the 1963 Fleer set to be allmost ‘Sacred’, every bit as good as the 1965 Topps set.

  4. Chris says:

    If I had to choose one card from my signed collection as a favorite it might well be the Len Dawson rookie. Great set and article Todd.

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