1965 Topps

Number of Required Items : 176

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 08.945

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One of the most popular issues in football card history, these oversized "Tall Boys" remain a hobby staple. This set is full of tough short printed cards as well as several key cards like the Fred Biletnikoff rookie and key cards of Jack Kemp and George Blanda. The biggest key in the set, by far, is the famous Joe Namath rookie card. It is simply one of the most recognizable cards in the entire hobby. As far as condition obstacles go, this set is plagued by horrific centering (due to the narrow borders) and print defects. In addition, the oversized cards were more difficult to preserve over time so the corners and edges are often found with wear. Overall, this set is a cornerstone to any football card collection. To read an in-depth article by Joe Orlando, click here. Kevin Glew has also written an article which can be viewed here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Hammer Collection 100.00%
Retired on 5/15/2014
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.908
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.908
8.91
08.91
2 p6jeff Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.77 08.77
3 SRC 1965 Gridiron Gallery 100.00%
Retired on 11/3/2014
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.739
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.739
8.74
08.74
4 Dave Lemon Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 8/23/2006
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.283
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.283
8.28
08.28
5 ergoism's 65 Topps 100.00%
Retired on 8/7/2014
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.225
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.225
8.23
08.23
6 Jayz 1965 Topps FB Tall Boys 97.73% 8.37 08.19
7 Meels65 100.00%
Retired on 8/2/2011
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.166
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.166
8.17
08.17
8 707 Sportscards - LTD- Them 65 Tall Boys Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 1/15/2009
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.152
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.152
8.15
08.15
9 OpdykeInc 100.00%
Retired on 1/29/2014
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.099
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.099
8.10
08.10
10 Museum of Sports History 100.00%
Retired on 4/6/2009
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.032
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.032
8.03
08.03
11 Gould Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.00 08.00
12 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.97 07.97
13 Paul Lemm 1965 Topps Football Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.81 07.81
14 dglickfield 100.00%
Retired on 3/25/2006
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.776
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.776
7.78
07.78
15 Topknot44 '65 Topps Football Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.95 07.76
16 Fabfranks 1965 Topps Football Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.73 07.73
17 Skovran 1965 Football 98.86%
Retired on 7/6/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 7.793
% Complete 98.86%
Set Rating 7.727
7.79
07.73
18 Sammy The Bull PSA Set1 100.00%
Retired on 3/31/2006
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 7.644
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.644
7.64
07.64
19 Luke's FB Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/10/2012
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.597
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.597
7.60
07.60
20 The Sky Pilot's Legends of the Gridiron Joe Willie and the boys Click to view Set Images 99.43%
Retired on 1/15/2014
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 7.613
% Complete 99.43%
Set Rating 7.574
7.61
07.57
21 1965 Topps 96.02%
Retired on 7/6/2014
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 7.964
% Complete 96.02%
Set Rating 7.454
7.96
07.45
22 Nearmint's Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.73% 7.60 07.44
23 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.30 07.30
24 Dominic Dicicco Collection 100.00%
Retired on 2/7/2004
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.288
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.288
7.29
07.29
25 tripleb4er (2) Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.56 07.23
26 jason_basin Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.86% 7.23 07.13
27 JT's 65 Topps FB Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.00 07.00
28 All Sevens 7 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.00 07.00
29 JRM 1965 Topps 100.00%
Retired on 10/23/2010
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 6.980
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.980
6.98
06.98
30 galaxy-8 100.00%
Retired on 9/24/2008
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 6.960
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.960
6.96
06.96
31 MINT State Click to Contact Owner 80.11% 8.77 06.62
32 The Hawkeye Collection Click to view Set Images 84.66% 7.88 06.62
33 Jim's 1965 Tall Boy Beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.89% 7.33 06.55
34 Hamlet Prince of Denmark Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 93.18% 6.83 06.40
35 Six Shooter's 1965 Topps Football 100.00%
Retired on 10/13/2009
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 6.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.000
6.00
06.00
36 Publius' 65 Topps FB set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 71.02% 8.00 05.65
37 mrbpete13 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 75.00% 7.01 05.32
38 nosam 75.57% 6.92 05.23
39 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 69.89% 6.94 05.15
40 The Kenyon Collection vintage football Click to Contact Owner 84.66% 6.18 05.12
41 Jayz 1965 Topps Set #2 52.84% 7.95 04.31
42 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1965 Tall Boy Also Click to Contact Owner 56.25% 6.80 03.84
43 Jim & Eli's Minnesota Tall Boys 61.36% 6.07 03.72
44 Sugar Bear's 1965 Topps 35.23% 7.93 03.41
45 1965 Topps Football 38.64% 7.51 02.99
46 Peltz22 Collection Click to Contact Owner 31.25% 6.92 02.14
47 LC's 65 Topps Football set Click to Contact Owner 19.89% 7.31 01.91
48 doc4jox 30.68% 5.88 01.81
49 mattyyy2002 20.45% 7.02 01.79
50 McKinnon 1965 Topps 20.45% 6.97 01.60
51 Let's Make A Deal Click to Contact Owner 22.16% 6.33 01.45
52 Matt P. 1965 Topps Football Click to Contact Owner 18.18% 7.08 01.08
53 Tory's 1965 Topps Football Set 14.77% 5.96 00.91
54 JFuhrman14 Click to view Set Images 12.50% 6.05 00.78
55 Shern's 65 Topps Football 10.80% 6.68 00.63
56 Drlads' Fine Topps 1965 American Football League Set 8.52% 8.00 00.59
57 B & T 9.09% 7.26 00.58
58 Eli's Tall Boy Collection 10.80% 5.11 00.56
59 Cecil B's 1965 Topps Football Set Click to Contact Owner 9.09% 6.48 00.48
60 gabr611 Click to Contact Owner 6.82% 4.68 00.38
61 BBCards4U2 Click to Contact Owner 2.84% 9.00 00.24
62 JRC's 1965 Topps Football 0.57% 8.00 00.04