1965 Topps

Number of
Required Items
176
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.233

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 User
1 Tall boys on Broadway HOF 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 100.00% 8.97 R 10.08 10.08
2 The Hammer Collection HOF 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 100.00% 8.91 R 9.89 9.89
3 SRC 1965 Gridiron Gallery HOF 2014 100.00% 8.74 R 9.46 9.46
4 Topknot44 '65 Topps Football HOF 100.00% 8.58 9.09 9.09
5 Vetteboys1965Topps... 100.00% 8.33 8.73 8.73

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Topknot44 '65 Topps Football HOF 100.00% 8.58 9.09 9.09
2 Vetteboys1965Topps... 100.00% 8.33 8.73 8.73
3 Jayz 1965 Topps FB Tall Boys 98.86% 8.40 8.76 8.63
4 Gould Collection 100.00% 8.00 8.05 8.05
5 Paul Lemm 1965 Topps Football 100.00% 7.81 7.82 7.82
6 Fabfranks 1965 Topps Football 100.00% 7.73 7.74 7.74
7 tripleb4er (2) 100.00% 7.54 7.54 7.54
8 Nearmint's Collection 97.73% 7.60 7.67 7.52
9 JRM 1965 Topps UPDATED 99.43% 7.51 7.52 7.48
10 jason_basin 100.00% 7.24 7.24 7.24
11 DrStaze"s 65 Tall Boys 100.00% 7.18 7.19 7.19
12 JT's 65 Topps FB 100.00% 7.00 7.00 7.00
13 All Sevens 7 100.00% 7.00 7.00 7.00
14 mrbpete13 95.45% 7.04 7.04 6.73
15 Jim's 1965 Tall Boy Beauties 94.89% 7.33 7.36 6.58
16 stempel.1 100.00% 6.49 6.51 6.51
17 Hamlet Prince of Denmark 93.18% 6.87 6.90 6.46
18 Werd80 100.00% 6.31 6.31 6.31
19 The Kenyon Collection vintage football 100.00% 6.05 6.05 6.05
20 Kaseydog Football Set 99.43% 6.00 6.00 5.97

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