1964 Philadelphia

The 1964 Philadelphia Gum Company’s football set consists of 198 cards, each measuring 2-1/2" by 3-1/2". This inaugural effort marked the company’s effort to tackle the stronghold held on the football trading card market by Topps. The colorful cards feature a posed NFL player likeness set within a white border; the bottom border area carries the player’s name, team affiliation and position. Card backs feature the player’s name, team name, position, number (set within a football helmet silhouette), a brief paragraph of text, and a trivia question with an illustration. This set is anchored by Johnny Unitas (#12), Mike Ditka (#17), Jim Brown (#30), Bob Lilly (#48), Don Meredith (#51), Paul Hornung (#74), Bart Starr (#79), Fran Tarkenton (#109) and Frank Gifford (#117). The key rookie cards in this set include John Mackey (#3), Herb Adderley (#71), Willie Davis (#72), Merlin Olsen (#91) and Jim Johnson (#161). Oddly, the two checklist cards (#197 and #198) in the 1964 set erroneously say "Official 1963 Checklist" at the top and are difficult to find in high grade. Cards for Ronnie Bull (#16) and John Reger (#150) are also scarce in high grade, presumably due to their vulnerable position on uncut sheets. Error cards include Herb Adderley (#71) whose last name is misspelled (Adderly); the Jim Ringo card (#78) lists him as a member of the Green Bay Packers on the front and as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on the back.

SET LIST

# CARD NAME
1 Ray Berry
2 Tom Gilburg
3 John Mackey
4 Gino Marchetti
5 Jim Martin
6 Tom Matte
7 Jimmy Orr
8 Jim Parker
9 Bill Pellington
10 Alex Sandusky
11 Dick Szymanski
12 John Unitas
13 Baltimore Colts (Team)
14 Baltimore Colts (Play Card)
15 Doug Atkins
16 Ronnie Bull
17 Mike Ditka
18 Joe Fortunato
19 Willie Galimore
20 Joe Marconi
21 Bennie McRae
22 Johnny Morris
23 Richie Petitbon
24 Mike Pyle
25 Roosevelt Taylor
26 Bill Wade
27 Chicago Bears (Team)
28 Chicago Bears (Play Card)
29 Johnny Brewer
30 Jim Brown
31 Gary Collins
32 Vince Costello
33 Galen Fiss
34 Bill Glass
35 Ernie Green
36 Rich Kreitling
37 John Morrow
38 Frank Ryan
39 Charley Scales
40 Dick Schafrath
41 Cleveland Browns (Team)
42 Cleveland Browns (Play Card)
43 Don Bishop
44 Frank Clarke
45 Mike Connelly
46 Lee Folkins
47 Cornell Green
48 Bob Lilly
49 Amos Marsh
50 Tommy McDonald
51 Don Meredith
52 Pettis Norman
53 Don Perkins
54 Guy Reese
55 Dallas Cowboys (Team)
56 Dallas Cowboys (Play Card)
57 Terry Barr
58 Roger Brown
59 Gail Cogdill
60 John Gordy
61 Dick Lane
62 Yale Lary
63 Dan Lewis
64 Darris McCord
65 Earl Morrall
66 Joe Schmidt
67 Pat Studstill
68 Wayne Walker
69 Detroit Lions (Team)
70 Detroit Lions (Play Card)
71 Herb Adderly
72 Willie Davis
73 Forrest Gregg
74 Paul Hornung
75 Henry Jordan
76 Jerry Kramer
77 Tom Moore
78 Jim Ringo
79 Bart Starr
80 Jim Taylor
81 Jesse Whittenton
82 Willie Wood
83 Green Bay Packers (Team)
84 Green Bay Packers (Play Card)
85 Jon Arnett
86 Pervis Atkins
87 Dick Bass
88 Carroll Dale
89 Roman Gabriel
90 Ed Meador
91 Merlin Olsen
92 Jack Pardee
93 Jim Phillips
94 Carver Shannon
95 Frank Varrichione
96 Danny Villanueva
97 Los Angeles Rams (Team)
98 Los Angeles Rams (Play Card)
99 Grady Alderman
100 Larry Bowie
101 Bill Brown
102 Paul Flatley
103 Rip Hawkins
104 Jim Marshall
105 Tommy Mason
106 Jim Prestel
107 Jerry Reichow
108 Ed Sharockman
109 Fran Tarkenton
110 Mick Tingelhoff
111 Minnesota Vikings (Team)
112 Minnesota Vikings (Play Card)
113 Erich Barnes
114 Roosevelt Brown
115 Don Chandler
116 Darrell Dess
117 Frank Gifford
118 Dick James
119 Jim Katcavage
120 John LoVetere
121 Dick Lynch
122 Jim Patton
123 Del Shofner
124 Y.A. Tittle
125 New York Giants (Team)
126 New York Giants (Play Card)
127 Sam Baker
128 Maxie Baughan
129 Tim Brown
130 Mike Clark
131 Irv Cross
132 Ted Dean
133 Ron Goodwin
134 King Hill
135 Clarence Peaks
136 Pete Retzlaff
137 Jim Schrader
138 Norm Snead
139 Philadelphia Eagles (Team)
140 Philadelphia Eagles (Play Card)
141 Gary Ballman
142 Charley Bradshaw
143 Ed Brown
144 John Henry Johnson
145 Joe Krupa
146 Bill Mack
147 Lou Michaels
148 Buzz Nutter
149 Myron Pottios
150 John Reger
151 Mike Sandusky
152 Clendon Thomas
153 Pittsburgh Steelers (Team)
154 Pittsburgh Steelers (Play Card)
155 Kermit Alexander
156 Bernie Casey
157 Dan Colchico
158 Clyde Conner
159 Tommy Davis
160 Matt Hazeltine
161 Jim Johnson
162 Don Lisbon
163 Lamar McHan
164 Bob St. Clair
165 J.D. Smith
166 Abe Woodson
167 San Francisco 49ers (Team)
168 San Francisco 49ers (Play Card)
169 Garland Boyette
170 Bobby Joe Conrad
171 Bob DeMarco
172 Ken Gray
173 Jimmy Hill
174 Charley Johnson
175 Ernie McMillan
176 Dale Meinert
177 Luke Owens
178 Sonny Randle
179 Joe Robb
180 Bill Stacy
181 St.Louis Cardinals (Team)
182 St.Louis Cardinals (Play Card)
183 Billy Barnes
184 Don Bosseler
185 Sam Huff
186 Sonny Jurgensen
187 Bob Khayat
188 Riley Mattson
189 Bobby Mitchell
190 John Nisby
191 Vince Promuto
192 Joe Rutgens
193 Lonnie Sanders
194 Jim Steffen
195 Washington Redskins (Team)
196 Washington Redskins (Play Card)
197 Checklist 1
198 Checklist 2