1962 Fleer Football Cards
For 1962, Fleer returned to featuring only players from the AFL after a year where both leagues were included in its set. At the same time, the company cut back to a smaller set size of 88 cards and scaled back its production. However, the cards were more colorful that past issues had been.
Card fronts have the standard player picture (in fact, all 1960s Fleer football cards have a similar size and placement when it comes to player photos) with the top corners rounded. A box below the player includes the player's name, position team and a logo. Each team has its own color scheme. Backs are vertically oriented and have a blue box at the top that includes the player's name, position, team, logo and uniform number. Three lines of vital stats and a player biography fill out the rest of the card.
The set is numbered so the players are grouped by team. Each team is arranged alphabetically by home city. The 88 cards were issued in a single series and are plagued with centering issues, which makes collecting them frustrating for condition-conscious collectors.
Key rookies include Billy Shaw, Fred Williamson, Gino Cappeletti, Ernie Ladd and Charlie Hennigan.
Key 1962 Fleer Football Cards:
1962 Fleer #27 Chris Burford NM G606162
1962 Fleer #79 Jack Kemp PSA 7 Near Mint San Diego Chargers *597
2012 UD Fleer Retro 1962 Fleer Tim Brown #62BR
1962 Fleer # 52 Jim Norton Oilers AFL PSA 8
1962 Fleer Football Card Checklist
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