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Color Variation Master Set

2010

Current Statistics

  • Rank4
  • GPA with Top Pop Bonuses8.398
  • Complete100.00%
  • Set Rating8.398

Retired Statistics

  • Rank2
  • GPA with Top Pop Bonuses8.224
  • Complete100.00%
  • Set Rating8.224

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).

All Time Set: Color Variation Master Set

Image Spec # Card # Item Grade Pop Pop Higher Comments
JOHNNY UNITAS 0201630010 1 JOHNNY UNITAS 8 39 4 Color variation pair
LENNY MOORE 0201630020 2 LENNY MOORE 8 38 4 Color variation pair
JIMMY ORR 0201630030 3 JIMMY ORR 8 19 3 Color variation pair
RAYMOND BERRY 0201630040 4 RAYMOND BERRY 8.5 1 0 Color variation pair
JIM PARKER 0201630050 5 JIM PARKER 9 5 1 Color variation pair
ALEX SANDUSKY 0201630060 6 ALEX SANDUSKY 9 4 0 Color variation pair
DICK SZYMANSKI 0201630070 7 DICK SZYMANSKI 8.5 1 6 Color variation pair
GINO MARCHETTI 0201630080 8 GINO MARCHETTI 8 68 8 Color variation pair
BILLY RAY SMITH 0201630090 9 BILLY RAY SMITH 8 29 4 Color variation pair
BILL PELLINGTON 0201630100 10 BILL PELLINGTON 8 28 1 Color variation pair
BOB BOYD 0201630110 11 BOB BOYD 8 22 0 Color variation pair
BALTIMORE COLTS SP 0201630120 12 BALTIMORE COLTS SP 8 24 2 No color variation
FRANK RYAN SP 0201630130 13 FRANK RYAN SP 8 21 2 Color variation pair
JIM BROWN SP 0201630140 14 JIM BROWN SP 8 91 9 No known color variation
RAY RENFRO SP 0201630150 15 RAY RENFRO SP 8 41 5 Color variation pair
RICH KREITLING SP 0201630160 16 RICH KREITLING SP 8 56 6 Color variation pair
MIKE MCCORMACK SP 0201630170 17 MIKE MCCORMACK SP 8 31 4 Color variation pair
JIM RAY SMITH SP 0201630180 18 JIM RAY SMITH SP 8 43 2 No known color variation
LOU GROZA SP 0201630190 19 LOU GROZA SP 8 37 1 No known color variation
BILL GLASS SP 0201630200 20 BILL GLASS SP 8 40 4 Color variation pair
GALEN FISS SP 0201630210 21 GALEN FISS SP 8 18 5 Color variation pair
DON FLEMING RC SP 0201630220 22 DON FLEMING RC SP 8 25 2 Color variation pair
BOB GAIN SP 0201630230 23 BOB GAIN SP 8.5 2 1 Color variation pair
CLEVELAND BROWNS SP 0201630240 24 CLEVELAND BROWNS SP 8 12 0 No color variation
MILT PLUM 0201630250 25 MILT PLUM 8.5 1 2 No known color variation
DAN LEWIS 0201630260 26 DAN LEWIS 8 45 8 Color variation pair
NICK PIETROSANTE 0201630270 27 NICK PIETROSANTE 8.5 1 1 Color variation pair
GAIL COGDILL 0201630280 28 GAIL COGDILL 8 63 6 Color variation pair
HARLEY SEWELL 0201630290 29 HARLEY SEWELL 8 46 8 Color variation pair
JIM GIBBONS 0201630300 30 JIM GIBBONS 9 6 0 Color variation pair
CARL BRETTSCHNEIDER 0201630310 31 CARL BRETTSCHNEIDER 8 53 9 Color variation pair
DICK LANE 0201630320 32 DICK LANE 8 72 5 Color variation pair
YALE LARY 0201630330 33 YALE LARY 8.5 3 3 Color variation pair
ROGER BROWN 0201630340 34 ROGER BROWN 8 49 6 Color variation pair
JOE SCHMIDT 0201630350 35 JOE SCHMIDT 8 30 1 Color variation pair
DETROIT LIONS SP 0201630360 36 DETROIT LIONS SP 8 45 4 No color variation
ROMAN GABRIEL 0201630370 37 ROMAN GABRIEL 8 37 2 Color variation pair
ZEKE BRATKOWSKI 0201630380 38 ZEKE BRATKOWSKI 9 6 0 No known color variation
DICK BASS 0201630390 39 DICK BASS 8 44 3 Color variation pair
JON ARNETT 0201630400 40 JON ARNETT 9 8 0 Color variation pair
JIM PHILLIPS 0201630410 41 JIM PHILLIPS 8 53 5 Color variation pair
FRANK VARRICHIONE 0201630420 42 FRANK VARRICHIONE 9 8 0 Color variation pair
DANNY VILLANUEVA 0201630430 43 DANNY VILLANUEVA 9 3 0 Color variation pair
DEACON JONES 0201630440 44 DEACON JONES 8.5 5 10 Color variation pair
LINDON CROW 0201630450 45 LINDON CROW 8 43 5 Color variation pair
MARLIN MCKEEVER 0201630460 46 MARLIN MCKEEVER 8.5 3 7 Color variation pair
ED MEADOR 0201630470 47 ED MEADOR 8.5 1 3 Color variation pair
LOS ANGELES RAMS 0201630480 48 LOS ANGELES RAMS 8 46 5 No color variation
Y.A.TITTLE SP 0201630490 49 Y.A.TITTLE SP 8 29 4 No known color variation
DEL SHOFNER SP 0201630500 50 DEL SHOFNER SP 8.5 5 4 No known color variation
ALEX WEBSTER SP 0201630510 51 ALEX WEBSTER SP 8.5 2 5 No known color variation
PHIL KING SP 0201630520 52 PHIL KING SP 9 7 1 Color variation pair
JACK STROUD SP 0201630530 53 JACK STROUD SP 8.5 1 4 Color variation pair
DARRELL DESS SP 0201630540 54 DARRELL DESS SP 9 4 0 No known color variation
JIM KATCAVAGE SP 0201630550 55 JIM KATCAVAGE SP 8 35 4 Color variation pair
ROOSEVELT GRIER SP 0201630560 56 ROOSEVELT GRIER SP 9 8 1 Color variation pair
ERICH BARNES SP 0201630570 57 ERICH BARNES SP 9 9 0 Color variation pair
JIM PATTON SP 0201630580 58 JIM PATTON SP 9 12 0 No known color variation
SAM HUFF SP 0201630590 59 SAM HUFF SP 8 43 3 No known color variation
NEW YORK GIANTS 0201630600 60 NEW YORK GIANTS 8 53 7 No color variation
BILL WADE 0201630610 61 BILL WADE 8 12 0 Color variation pair
MIKE DITKA 0201630620 62 MIKE DITKA 8 76 15 Color variation pair
JOHNNY MORRIS 0201630630 63 JOHNNY MORRIS 8 29 1 Color variation pair
ROGER LECLERC 0201630640 64 ROGER LECLERC 9 7 1 Color variation pair
ROGER DAVIS 0201630650 65 ROGER DAVIS 8 36 1 Color variation pair
JOE MARCONI 0201630660 66 JOE MARCONI 8.5 3 5 Color variation pair
HERMAN LEE 0201630670 67 HERMAN LEE 8.5 1 4 Color variation pair
DOUG ATKINS 0201630680 68 DOUG ATKINS 9 5 0 No known color variation
JOE FORTUNATO 0201630690 69 JOE FORTUNATO 8 29 4 Color variation pair
BILL GEORGE 0201630700 70 BILL GEORGE 8 70 6 Color variation pair
RICHIE PETITBON 0201630710 71 RICHIE PETITBON 8 24 2 Color variation pair
BEARS TEAM SP 0201630720 72 BEARS TEAM SP 8 23 1 No color variation
EDDIE LEBARON SP 0201630730 73 EDDIE LEBARON SP 8 29 2 Color variation pair
DON MEREDITH SP 0201630740 74 DON MEREDITH SP 8 58 6 No known color variation
DON PERKINS SP 0201630750 75 DON PERKINS SP 8 28 2 No known color variation
AMOS MARSH SP 0201630760 76 AMOS MARSH SP 8 52 6 Color variation pair
BILLY HOWTON SP 0201630770 77 BILLY HOWTON SP 8 28 0 Color variation pair
ANDY CVERCKO SP 0201630780 78 ANDY CVERCKO SP 8 44 3 Color variation pair
SAM BAKER SP 0201630790 79 SAM BAKER SP 9 3 0 No known color variation
JERRY TUBBS SP 0201630800 80 JERRY TUBBS SP 8 34 0 No known color variation
DON BISHOP SP 0201630810 81 DON BISHOP SP 8 30 4 Color variation pair
BOB LILLY RC SP 0201630820 82 BOB LILLY RC SP 8.5 6 8 Color variation pair
JERRY NORTON SP 0201630830 83 JERRY NORTON SP 8.5 2 3 No known color variation
COWBOYS TEAM SP 0201630840 84 COWBOYS TEAM SP 8 35 4 No color variation
CHECKLIST 0201630850 85 CHECKLIST 8 40 1 No color variation
BART STARR 0201630860 86 BART STARR 8 60 6 Color variation pair
JIM TAYLOR 0201630870 87 JIM TAYLOR 8 69 7 Color variation pair
BOYD DOWLER 0201630880 88 BOYD DOWLER 8 41 6 Color variation pair
FORREST GREGG 0201630890 89 FORREST GREGG 9 7 0 Color variation pair
FUZZY THURSTON 0201630900 90 FUZZY THURSTON 8 57 2 No known color variation
JIM RINGO 0201630910 91 JIM RINGO 8.5 7 10 Color variation pair
RON KRAMER 0201630920 92 RON KRAMER 8 61 10 Color variation pair
HANK JORDAN 0201630930 93 HANK JORDAN 8 84 4 Color variation pair
BILL FORESTER 0201630940 94 BILL FORESTER 8 55 6 Color variation pair
WILLIE WOOD 0201630950 95 WILLIE WOOD 9 16 2 Color variation pair
RAY NITSCHKE 0201630960 96 RAY NITSCHKE 8 99 18 Color variation pair
GREEN BAY PACKERS 0201630970 97 GREEN BAY PACKERS 8 57 7 No color variation.
FRAN TARKENTON 0201630980 98 FRAN TARKENTON 8 65 3 Color variation pair
TOMMY MASON 0201630990 99 TOMMY MASON 8 50 8 Color variation pair
MEL TRIPLETT 0201631000 100 MEL TRIPLETT 8 40 2 Color variation pair
JERRY REICHOW 0201631010 101 JERRY REICHOW 9 10 1 Color variation pair
FRANK YOUSOFRANK YOUSO 0201631020 102 FRANK YOUSO 8 43 3 Color variation pair+1. Third card has 3 color lin...
HUGH MCELHENNY 0201631030 103 HUGH MCELHENNY 8.5 5 3 No known color variation
GERALD HUTH 0201631040 104 GERALD HUTH 8.5 1 3 Color variation pair
ED SHAROCKMAN 0201631050 105 ED SHAROCKMAN 9 7 1 Color variation pair
RIP HAWKINS 0201631060 106 RIP HAWKINS 8 45 9 Color variation pair
JIM MARSHALL 0201631070 107 JIM MARSHALL 9 10 0 Color variation pair
JIM PRESTEL 0201631080 108 JIM PRESTEL 8.5 3 4 Color variation pair
MINNESOTA VIKINGS 0201631090 109 MINNESOTA VIKINGS 8 60 5 No color variation
SONNY JURGENSEN SP 0201631100 110 SONNY JURGENSEN SP 8 20 3 Color variation pair
TIMMY BROWN RC SP 0201631110 111 TIMMY BROWN RC SP 8 28 3 Color variation pair
TOMMY MCDONALD SP 0201631120 112 TOMMY MCDONALD SP 8 16 0 Color variation pair
CLARENCE PEAKS SP 0201631130 113 CLARENCE PEAKS SP 8.5 3 4 Color variation pair
PETE RETZLAFF SP 0201631140 114 PETE RETZLAFF SP 9 3 0 Color variation pair
JIM SCHRADER SP 0201631150 115 JIM SCHRADER SP 8 36 1 Color variation pair
JIM MCCUSKER SP 0201631160 116 JIM MCCUSKER SP 8 38 2 Color variation pair
DON BURROUGHS SP 0201631170 117 DON BURROUGHS SP 8 44 2 No known color variation
MAXIE BAUGHAN SP 0201631180 118 MAXIE BAUGHAN SP 8 25 0 Color variation pair
RILEY GUNNELS SP 0201631190 119 RILEY GUNNELS SP 8.5 1 0 Color variation pair
JIMMY CARR SP 0201631200 120 JIMMY CARR SP 8 15 2 Color variation pair
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SP 0201631210 121 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES SP 8 23 3 No color variation
ED BROWN SP 0201631220 122 ED BROWN SP 7 24 4 Color variation pair
JOHN H.JOHNSON SP 0201631230 123 JOHN H.JOHNSON SP 8 13 2 No known color variation
BUDDY DIAL SP 0201631240 124 BUDDY DIAL SP 8 12 0 Color variation pair
BILL RED MACK SP 0201631250 125 BILL RED MACK SP 8 22 0 No known color variation
PRESTON CARPENTER SP 0201631260 126 PRESTON CARPENTER SP 8 20 2 Color variation pair
RAY LEMEK SP 0201631270 127 RAY LEMEK SP 8.5 2 4 Color variation pair
BUZZ NUTTER SP 0201631280 128 BUZZ NUTTER SP 8 17 4 Color variation pair
ERNIE STAUTNER SP 0201631290 129 ERNIE STAUTNER SP 8 37 3 No known color variation
LOU MICHAELS SP 0201631300 130 LOU MICHAELS SP 8 21 2 No known color variation
CLENDON THOMAS RC SP 0201631310 131 CLENDON THOMAS RC SP 8 27 2 Color variation pair
TOM BETTIS SP 0201631320 132 TOM BETTIS SP 8 12 0 Color variation pair
PITTSBURGH STEELERS SP 0201631330 133 PITTSBURGH STEELERS SP 8 19 2 No color variation
JOHN BRODIE 0201631340 134 JOHN BRODIE 8 25 2 Color variation pair.
J.D. SMITH 0201631350 135 J.D. SMITH 8.5 4 4 Color variation pair
BILLY KILMER 0201631360 136 BILLY KILMER 8 38 3 Color variation pair
BERNIE CASEY 0201631370 137 BERNIE CASEY 9 6 0 Color variation pair
TOMMY DAVIS 0201631380 138 TOMMY DAVIS 9 4 0 Color variation pair
TED CONNOLLY 0201631390 139 TED CONNOLLY 9 6 0 Color variation pair
BOB ST.CLAIR 0201631400 140 BOB ST.CLAIR 9 7 0 No known color variation
ABE WOODSON 0201631410 141 ABE WOODSON 9 14 0 Color variation pair
MATT HAZELTINE 0201631420 142 MATT HAZELTINE 9 5 0 Color variation pair
LEO NOMELLINI 0201631430 143 LEO NOMELLINI 8.5 5 11 Color variation pair
DAN COLCHICO 0201631440 144 DAN COLCHICO 8.5 2 7 Color variation pair
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS SP 0201631450 145 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS SP 8 9 2 No color variation
CHARLIE JOHNSON 0201631460 146 CHARLIE JOHNSON 8 33 4 No known color variation
JOHN DAVID CROW 0201631470 147 JOHN DAVID CROW 9 10 0 No known color variation
BOBBY JOE CONRAD 0201631480 148 BOBBY JOE CONRAD 9 7 0 Color variation pair
SONNY RANDLE 0201631490 149 SONNY RANDLE 9 11 0 Color variation pair
PRENTICE GAUTT 0201631500 150 PRENTICE GAUTT 9 10 0 No known color variation
TAZ ANDERSON 0201631510 151 TAZ ANDERSON 9 13 0 No known color variation
ERNIE MCMILLAN 0201631520 152 ERNIE MCMILLAN 8.5 3 4 No known color variation
JIMMY HILL 0201631530 153 JIMMY HILL 9 10 0 No known color variation
BILL KOMAN 0201631540 154 BILL KOMAN 9 12 0 No known color variation
LARRY WILSON 0201631550 155 LARRY WILSON 8.5 7 11 No known color variation
DON OWENS 0201631560 156 DON OWENS 8.5 1 8 No known color variation
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SP 0201631570 157 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SP 8 36 4 No color variation
NORM SNEAD SP 0201631580 158 NORM SNEAD SP 8 25 0 Color variation pair
BOBBY MITCHELL SP 0201631590 159 BOBBY MITCHELL SP 8 43 4 Color variation pair
BILL BARNES SP 0201631600 160 BILL BARNES SP 8 26 2 No known color variation
FRED DUGAN SP 0201631610 161 FRED DUGAN SP 8 37 6 No known color variation
DON BOSSELER SP 0201631620 162 DON BOSSELER SP 9 6 0 No known color variation
JOHN NISBY SP 0201631630 163 JOHN NISBY SP 9 4 1 Color variation pair
RILEY MATTSON SP 0201631640 164 RILEY MATTSON SP 8 27 6 Color variation pair
BOB TONEFF SP 0201631650 165 BOB TONEFF SP 8 28 1 Color variation pair
ROD BREEDLOVE SP 0201631660 166 ROD BREEDLOVE SP 8 17 0 No known color variation
DICK JAMES SP 0201631670 167 DICK JAMES SP 8 17 1 Color variation pair
CLAUDE CRABB SP 0201631680 168 CLAUDE CRABB SP 7 27 10 Color variation pair
WASHINGTON REDSKINS SP 0201631690 169 WASHINGTON REDSKINS SP 8 13 2 No color variation
CHECKLIST 0201631700 170 CHECKLIST 8 52 2 No color variation