New in the Gallery: 1968 Topps Test Team Photos

December 12th, 2011  |  Published in New in the Gallery  |  2 Comments

Chicago Bears 1968 Topps Test Team Photo football cardBack of Chicago Bears 1968 Topps Test Team Photos football cardYesterday I added 1968 Topps Test Team Photo cards to the Vintage Football Card Gallery. There are 25 cards in the set, one for each of the NFL and AFL teams except Cincinnati. The Bengals were an expansion team in 1968, and Topps evidently did not yet have a photo of the team.

The back of each team photo card lists all of the players, coaches, and other personnel who are pictured on the front. The Cleveland Browns card actually pictures the 1967 team, and I assume the photos on the other cards are at least a year old, as well.

The team photos were inserts in packs of 1968 Topps Football Patches. (See a wrapper here.) I don’t yet have the patches in the Gallery, but you can see examples on eBay.

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  1. Fleerfan says:

    December 12th, 2011 at 5:44 PM (#)

    Great post on one of my favorite sets. Through ebay, I’ve managed to track down pictures over the years of all the team patches if you need any images for the gallery:

    Thanks for posting a picture of the wrapper. I had previously only found a proof in black and white.

  2. nearmint says:

    December 13th, 2011 at 10:39 AM (#)

    Thanks, I’ll probably take you up on that. I have most of them, but I can use your pictures to fill the gaps.