1963 Topps: Color Variation Master Set

Color Variation Master Set - 4th

Current Statistics
Rank 4
GPA with Top Pop Bonuses 8.398
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.398
Retired Statistics (10/6/2010)
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.224
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.224
SBehme's Sets

About this set: The 1963 Topps Football set is unique in that the majority of player cards have an obvious color variation. 116 cards in a 170 card set to be exact! A complete set with all variations would consist of 287 cards (some nearly impossible to find!). There is no other set in the card world like it! The color variations are often called 'Purple Sky' color variations (additional variation of #102 Frank Youso with 3 color lines on left knee). Variations are pictured on the left in the scans. Some show vivid contrast when seen side by side (49'ers among my favorites). Some are not easily recognized, yet all variations have one thing in common: In the sky and/or background areas the presence of magenta (red) benday dots in the color matrix seen under magnification. On most cards the resulting 'Purple Sky' is most easily recognized. Some do not exhibit a 'purple sky' but a difference is evident in the background such as Joe Schmidt and Leo Nomellini among others. The cards on the right side are the more common blue sky variety and are devoid of red dots in the indicated area, such as: blue sky, green background (and evidence of masking is can be seen on many).

Color Variation Master Set
ImageSpec No.Card#ItemGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
02016300101JOHNNY UNITAS8394Color variation pair
02016300202LENNY MOORE8364Color variation pair
02016300303JIMMY ORR8183Color variation pair
02016300404RAYMOND BERRY8.510Color variation pair
02016300505JIM PARKER951Color variation pair
02016300606ALEX SANDUSKY940Color variation pair
02016300707DICK SZYMANSKI8.516Color variation pair
02016300808GINO MARCHETTI8688Color variation pair
02016300909BILLY RAY SMITH8294Color variation pair
020163010010BILL PELLINGTON8271Color variation pair
020163011011BOB BOYD8220Color variation pair
020163012012BALTIMORE COLTS SP8242No color variation
020163013013FRANK RYAN SP8212Color variation pair
020163014014JIM BROWN SP89110No known color variation
020163015015RAY RENFRO SP8415Color variation pair
020163016016RICH KREITLING SP8556Color variation pair
020163017017MIKE MCCORMACK SP8314Color variation pair
020163018018JIM RAY SMITH SP8432No known color variation
020163019019LOU GROZA SP8371No known color variation
020163020020BILL GLASS SP8404Color variation pair
020163021021GALEN FISS SP8185Color variation pair
020163022022DON FLEMING RC SP8252Color variation pair
020163023023BOB GAIN SP8.521Color variation pair
020163024024CLEVELAND BROWNS SP8120No color variation
020163025025MILT PLUM8.512No known color variation
020163026026DAN LEWIS8448Color variation pair
020163027027NICK PIETROSANTE8.511Color variation pair
020163028028GAIL COGDILL8626Color variation pair
020163029029HARLEY SEWELL8458Color variation pair
020163030030JIM GIBBONS960Color variation pair
020163031031CARL BRETTSCHNEIDER8538Color variation pair
020163032032DICK LANE8705Color variation pair
020163033033YALE LARY8.533Color variation pair
020163034034ROGER BROWN8496Color variation pair
020163035035JOE SCHMIDT8301Color variation pair
020163036036DETROIT LIONS SP8454No color variation
020163037037ROMAN GABRIEL8372Color variation pair
020163038038ZEKE BRATKOWSKI960No known color variation
020163039039DICK BASS8443Color variation pair
020163040040JON ARNETT980Color variation pair
020163041041JIM PHILLIPS8525Color variation pair
020163042042FRANK VARRICHIONE980Color variation pair
020163043043DANNY VILLANUEVA930Color variation pair
020163044044DEACON JONES8.5511Color variation pair
020163045045LINDON CROW8435Color variation pair
020163046046MARLIN MCKEEVER8.537Color variation pair
020163047047ED MEADOR8.513Color variation pair
020163048048LOS ANGELES RAMS8465No color variation
020163049049Y.A.TITTLE SP8294No known color variation
020163050050DEL SHOFNER SP8.554No known color variation
020163051051ALEX WEBSTER SP8.525No known color variation
020163052052PHIL KING SP971Color variation pair
020163053053JACK STROUD SP8.514Color variation pair
020163054054DARRELL DESS SP940No known color variation
020163055055JIM KATCAVAGE SP8354Color variation pair
020163056056ROOSEVELT GRIER SP981Color variation pair
020163057057ERICH BARNES SP990Color variation pair
020163058058JIM PATTON SP9120No known color variation
020163059059SAM HUFF SP8423No known color variation
020163060060NEW YORK GIANTS8527No color variation
020163061061BILL WADE8120Color variation pair
020163062062MIKE DITKA87615Color variation pair
020163063063JOHNNY MORRIS8291Color variation pair
020163064064ROGER LECLERC971Color variation pair
020163065065ROGER DAVIS8361Color variation pair
020163066066JOE MARCONI8.535Color variation pair
020163067067HERMAN LEE8.514Color variation pair
020163068068DOUG ATKINS950No known color variation
020163069069JOE FORTUNATO8294Color variation pair
020163070070BILL GEORGE8706Color variation pair
020163071071RICHIE PETITBON8242Color variation pair
020163072072BEARS TEAM SP8231No color variation
020163073073EDDIE LEBARON SP8292Color variation pair
020163074074DON MEREDITH SP8586No known color variation
020163075075DON PERKINS SP8282No known color variation
020163076076AMOS MARSH SP8526Color variation pair
020163077077BILLY HOWTON SP8280Color variation pair
020163078078ANDY CVERCKO SP8443Color variation pair
020163079079SAM BAKER SP930No known color variation
020163080080JERRY TUBBS SP8340No known color variation
020163081081DON BISHOP SP8304Color variation pair
020163082082BOB LILLY RC SP8.568Color variation pair
020163083083JERRY NORTON SP8.523No known color variation
020163084084COWBOYS TEAM SP8354No color variation
020163085085CHECKLIST8401No color variation
020163086086BART STARR8606Color variation pair
020163087087JIM TAYLOR8707Color variation pair
020163088088BOYD DOWLER8406Color variation pair
020163089089FORREST GREGG970Color variation pair
020163090090FUZZY THURSTON8552No known color variation
020163091091JIM RINGO8.5710Color variation pair
020163092092RON KRAMER86110Color variation pair
020163093093HANK JORDAN8824Color variation pair
020163094094BILL FORESTER8546Color variation pair
020163095095WILLIE WOOD9162Color variation pair
020163096096RAY NITSCHKE89918Color variation pair
020163097097GREEN BAY PACKERS8567No color variation.
020163098098FRAN TARKENTON8653Color variation pair
020163099099TOMMY MASON8488Color variation pair
0201631000100MEL TRIPLETT8402Color variation pair
0201631010101JERRY REICHOW9101Color variation pair
0201631020102FRANK YOUSO8423Color variation pair+1. Third card has 3 color lines on left knee (bottom r...
0201631030103HUGH MCELHENNY8.543No known color variation
0201631040104GERALD HUTH8.513Color variation pair
0201631050105ED SHAROCKMAN971Color variation pair
0201631060106RIP HAWKINS8449Color variation pair
0201631070107JIM MARSHALL9100Color variation pair
0201631080108JIM PRESTEL8.534Color variation pair
0201631090109MINNESOTA VIKINGS8595No color variation
0201631100110SONNY JURGENSEN SP8203Color variation pair
0201631110111TIMMY BROWN RC SP8283Color variation pair
0201631120112TOMMY MCDONALD SP8160Color variation pair
0201631130113CLARENCE PEAKS SP8.534Color variation pair
0201631140114PETE RETZLAFF SP930Color variation pair
0201631150115JIM SCHRADER SP8361Color variation pair
0201631160116JIM MCCUSKER SP8382Color variation pair
0201631170117DON BURROUGHS SP8442No known color variation
0201631180118MAXIE BAUGHAN SP8250Color variation pair
0201631190119RILEY GUNNELS SP8.510Color variation pair
0201631200120JIMMY CARR SP8152Color variation pair
0201631210121PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SP8233No color variation
0201631220122ED BROWN SP7244Color variation pair
0201631230123JOHN H.JOHNSON SP8132No known color variation
0201631240124BUDDY DIAL SP8120Color variation pair
0201631250125BILL RED MACK SP8220No known color variation
0201631260126PRESTON CARPENTER SP8202Color variation pair
0201631270127RAY LEMEK SP8.524Color variation pair
0201631280128BUZZ NUTTER SP8174Color variation pair
0201631290129ERNIE STAUTNER SP8373No known color variation
0201631300130LOU MICHAELS SP8212No known color variation
0201631310131CLENDON THOMAS RC SP8272Color variation pair
0201631320132TOM BETTIS SP8120Color variation pair
0201631330133PITTSBURGH STEELERS SP8192No color variation
0201631340134JOHN BRODIE8242Color variation pair.
0201631350135J.D. SMITH8.544Color variation pair
0201631360136BILLY KILMER8373Color variation pair
0201631370137BERNIE CASEY960Color variation pair
0201631380138TOMMY DAVIS940Color variation pair
0201631390139TED CONNOLLY960Color variation pair
0201631400140BOB ST.CLAIR970No known color variation
0201631410141ABE WOODSON9140Color variation pair
0201631420142MATT HAZELTINE950Color variation pair
0201631430143LEO NOMELLINI8.5511Color variation pair
0201631440144DAN COLCHICO8.527Color variation pair
0201631450145SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS SP892No color variation
0201631460146CHARLIE JOHNSON8334No known color variation
0201631470147JOHN DAVID CROW9100No known color variation
0201631480148BOBBY JOE CONRAD970Color variation pair
0201631490149SONNY RANDLE9110Color variation pair
0201631500150PRENTICE GAUTT9100No known color variation
0201631510151TAZ ANDERSON9130No known color variation
0201631520152ERNIE MCMILLAN8.534No known color variation
0201631530153JIMMY HILL9100No known color variation
0201631540154BILL KOMAN9120No known color variation
0201631550155LARRY WILSON8.5711No known color variation
0201631560156DON OWENS8.518No known color variation
0201631570157ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SP8364No color variation
0201631580158NORM SNEAD SP8250Color variation pair
0201631590159BOBBY MITCHELL SP8424Color variation pair
0201631600160BILL BARNES SP8262No known color variation
0201631610161FRED DUGAN SP8366No known color variation
0201631620162DON BOSSELER SP960No known color variation
0201631630163JOHN NISBY SP941Color variation pair
0201631640164RILEY MATTSON SP8276Color variation pair
0201631650165BOB TONEFF SP8281Color variation pair
0201631660166ROD BREEDLOVE SP8170No known color variation
0201631670167DICK JAMES SP8171Color variation pair
0201631680168CLAUDE CRABB SP72710Color variation pair
0201631690169WASHINGTON REDSKINS SP8132No color variation
0201631700170CHECKLIST8522No color variation