I was recently looking over the website a MSB Sportscards, a great company that specializes in vintage football memorabilia. After a bit of perusing, I saw that they had a listing for what, in my mind, is the nicest team issued card set of the AFL era, the set produced by the 1965 Houston Oilers. This 16-card set features beautiful color photos, adorned simply with a facsimile signature and white border, in a nearly 8″x10″ format.
The 27th Edition of the Beckett Football Card Price Guide has the following entry on the set:
This team-issued set of 16 photos measures approximately 7-3/4″ x 9-3/4″ and features color posed shots of players in uniform. eight photos were grouped together as a set and packaged in plastic bags; sets 1 and 2 each originally sold for 50 cents. The photos were printed on thin paper stock and white borders frame each picture. A facsimile autograph is inscribed across the pictures in black ink. The backs are blank. The photos are unnumbered and checklisted below in alphabetical order.