PSA Set Registry® 115,870 Registered Sets

1965 Topps

NUMBER OF REQUIRED ITEMS

176
CURRENT FINEST POSSIBLE SET RATING

10.214

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Tall boys on Broadway HOF 20152016 UPDATED 100.00% 8.93 10.09 10.09
2 The Hammer Collection HOF 200820092010201120122013 UPDATED 100.00% 8.91 R 9.98 09.98
3 SRC 1965 Gridiron Gallery HOF 2014 100.00% 8.74 R 9.54 09.54
4 Topknot44 '65 Topps Football HOF 100.00% 8.52 9.02 09.02
5 Dave Lemon HOF 20052006 100.00% 8.28 R 8.66 08.66
6 Jayz 1965 Topps FB Tall Boys 98.30% 8.40 8.79 08.64
7 ergoism's 65 Topps 100.00% 8.23 R 8.51 08.51
8 707 Sportscards - LTD- Them 65 Tall Boys HOF 2002200320042007 100.00% 8.15 R 8.36 08.36
9 Meels65 100.00% 8.17 R 8.34 08.34
10 OpdykeInc 100.00% 8.10 R 8.28 08.28
11 Museum of Sports History 100.00% 8.03 R 8.26 08.26
12 The Crandell Collection UPDATED 100.00% 8.01 R 8.08 08.08
13 Gould Collection 100.00% 8.00 8.07 08.07
14 Paul Lemm 1965 Topps Football 100.00% 7.81 7.84 07.84
15 dglickfield 100.00% 7.78 R 7.81 07.81
16 Skovran 1965 Football 98.86% 7.79 R 7.83 07.77
17 Fabfranks 1965 Topps Football 100.00% 7.73 7.76 07.76
18 Sammy The Bull PSA Set1 100.00% 7.64 R 7.67 07.67
19 The Sky Pilot's Legends of the Gridiron Joe Willie and the boys 99.43% 7.61 R 7.67 07.63
20 Luke's FB Collection 100.00% 7.60 R 7.61 07.61
21 The Hawkeye Collection 94.89% 7.94 8.00 07.58
22 Nearmint's Collection 97.73% 7.60 7.69 07.53
23 1965 Topps 96.02% 7.96 R 8.03 07.52
24 Dominic Dicicco Collection 100.00% 7.29 R 7.36 07.36
25 tripleb4er (2) 99.43% 7.56 7.58 07.32
26 jason_basin 99.43% 7.24 7.24 07.17
27 scorinc 97.73% 7.27 7.29 07.07
28 JMDVM 99.43% 7.27 R 7.29 07.04
29 JT's 65 Topps FB 100.00% 7.00 7.00 07.00
30 All Sevens 7 100.00% 7.00 7.00 07.00
31 The Autumn Wind Is A Raider 100.00% 6.99 R 6.99 06.99
32 JRM 1965 Topps 100.00% 6.98 R 6.98 06.98
33 galaxy-8 100.00% 6.96 R 6.96 06.96
34 SCP Winter Auction Jan 4, 2017 100.00% 6.63 6.63 06.63
35 Drlads' Fine Topps 1965 American Football League Set UPDATED 85.80% 8.02 8.10 06.62
36 Jim's 1965 Tall Boy Beauties 94.89% 7.33 7.38 06.59
37 Hamlet Prince of Denmark 93.18% 6.83 6.86 06.42
38 taul166 Dale 97.73% 6.59 6.59 06.21
39 Six Shooter's 1965 Topps Football 100.00% 6.00 R 6.00 06.00
39 Trabold Set 71 100.00% 6.00 6.00 06.00
41 Publius' 65 Topps FB set 74.43% 8.00 8.02 05.95
42 mrbpete13 84.09% 7.01 7.01 05.92
43 The Kenyon Collection vintage football 84.66% 6.18 6.18 05.12
44 Jayz 1965 Topps Set #2 56.25% 7.96 7.98 04.55
45 Sugar Bear's 1965 Topps 35.23% 7.93 7.97 03.43
46 1965 Topps Football 38.64% 7.51 7.51 02.99
47 mattyyy2002 34.66% 7.13 7.13 02.84
48 bluedevil 33.52% 5.54 5.54 02.22
49 Peltz22 Collection 31.82% 6.89 6.89 02.20
50 LC's 65 Topps Football set 19.89% 7.31 7.33 01.92
51 doc4jox 30.68% 5.88 5.88 01.81
52 McKinnon 1965 Topps 20.45% 6.97 6.97 01.60
53 Let's Make A Deal 22.16% 6.33 6.35 01.46
54 Tory's 1965 Topps Football Set 22.73% 5.93 5.93 01.30
55 Matt P. 1965 Topps Football 18.18% 7.08 7.08 01.08
56 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1965 Tall Boy Also 15.91% 7.05 7.13 01.06
57 CLMCII 12.50% 7.00 7.00 00.86
58 BBCards4U2 8.52% 9.00 9.85 00.80
59 Shern's 65 Topps Football 10.80% 6.68 6.68 00.63
60 Eli's Tall Boy Collection 10.80% 5.11 5.11 00.56
61 RCM Vintage Collection - 1965 Topps Football Set 5.68% 6.66 6.66 00.49
62 nelsentaxman NEW 1.14% 7.25 7.25 00.15
63 Bobby A 0.57% 8.00 8.00 00.04
64 ScottInArk 0.57% 7.50 7.50 00.04