1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 3rd Series Trading Cards

1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 3rd Series Trading Cards


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1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 3rd Series marks the final installment of the simple but fun series. Like the previous two series, the cards offer a visual look at the band and little else. That said, the images capture the spirit of the Beatles at the time. They remain hugely popular with both the band's fans and with card collectors.

The 1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 3rd Series checklist drops down to 50 cards (1st Series was 60, 2nd Series was 55). Card fronts have a colorless photo and a blue facsimile autograph from either John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison or Ringo Starr. The cards have no captions.

The charm of the set comes in the photo selection. As one might expect, there are plenty of the Beatles performing on stage. Also expected are individual portraits. However, the most interesting cards are those that capture the band out and about and goofing around. For example, this set has several images of the Beatles at a beach, fooling around in the water. Other cards have the band members dressed up in silly outfits, shaving and just hanging out and having fun.

Card backs are very plain. The bottom of the card has a green box that notes the series, card number and set size. Like the previous two series, 1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 3rd Series cards have no captions.

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1964 Topps Beatles Black and White 3rd Series Checklist

Base Set Checklist

50 cards. Numbering carries on from where second set ended. Checklist notes the facsimile autograph on the front of the card.

116 John Lennon
117 Paul McCartney
118 Paul McCartney
119 Paul McCartney
120 Paul McCartney
121 Paul McCartney
122 Paul McCartney
123 Paul McCartney
124 George Harrison
125 John Lennon
126 Paul McCartney
127 Paul McCartney
128 John Lennon
129 Paul McCartney
130 George Harrison
131 Ringo Starr
132 John Lennon
133 George Harrison
134 John Lennon
135 John Lennon
136 Ringo Starr
137 George Harrison
138 Ringo Starr
139 John Lennon
140 Paul McCartney
141 Ringo Starr
142 John Lennon
143 George Harrison
144 George Harrison
145 John Lennon
146 Paul McCartney
147 George Harrison
148 John Lennon
149 Ringo Starr
150 Ringo Starr
151 John Lennon
152 John Lennon
153 George Harrison
154 Ringo Starr
155 George Harrison
156 George Harrison
157 John Lennon
158 Ringo Starr
159 Ringo Starr
160 Paul McCartney
161 Paul McCartney
162 Ringo Starr
163 John Lennon
164 Paul McCartney
165 George Harrison
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Ryan Cracknell  |  E-Mail Author
Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Reviews

  1. I have a 3rd Series No. 158 Beatles
    Trading Card. It is a black & white of John, Paul & Ringo. No George. Signed in blue by Ringo. My little sister played with it and it is not in top condition but the picture is very clear and all the details are there. Any value?
    Thank you.

  2. Betty Mullis Unfortunately, condition is important. An ungraded copy with some damage would only be worth a few dollars, at most. The signature is a facsimile autograph. It is still a great set, but the values are generally not very high.

  3. I found a 3rd series No.118 Beatles
    Trading Card. Signed in blue by Paul.
    In surprisingly good condition.
    Your Thoughts ? Value etc…
    Thank you.

  4. I have 3 cards if John.
    #1 is 3rd series #135. (#113 through #165) No folds, wrinkles or fading. Sharp corners and edges.

    #2 Doesn’t say what series but it’s #16 of a series of 60. John standing leaning against a wall with his left hand on his hip, right hand on the wall. No folds, wrinkles or fading. Sharp corners and edges.

    #3 #2 in a series od 60. Close up pic of John.
    No folds, wrinkles or fading. Sharp corners and edges. Card does have a slight imperfection. It looks like a fold but it only is about 1 inch and looks more like a imperfection in the paper it was printed on.
    Could you tell me about what they might be worth.

    Thank you

  5. I have a black and white of Paul and John. 3rd series #146. Signed in blue by Paul. Excellent condition. What do you think the value is.
    Thank You

  6. Robin Brant-Lopez It is a facsimile signature, not a real one. It’s like this on all of the cards.

  7. Hello. My mother recently passed away and in her possession was a pristine set of Beatles trading cards. It was her wish that I sell them and donate the money to cancer research. They are all 3rd series, perfect condition and there are 22 in total…not a blemish on them. Are they worth anything as a set? Please feel free to email me if you wish or have any further questions.
    I also have a sheet of uncut Babe Ruth trading cards. It is also in perfect condition. I’m not sure as to their worth, (I do not know if they are originals, they are in color, so most likely not) but it would look great framed and added to any collection.
    The final thing, and I’m not sure if you collect albums, but my mother passed on a Peter, Paul & Mary album to me that, (when her band opened for them) they not only signed the album, but drew caricatures of themselves on the album jacket! I know most or all of the members are dead now and that album is a rarity.
    Thank you for your time,

  8. Lauren Hendry Hi Lauren,

    If you fill out the form on this page, we can help get you in touch with potential buyers.

  9. Hi,
    I bought a pack of “Beatles” trading cards by T.C.G. Printed in USA with 1st Series and also 3rd Series in Excellent condition from an antique store in Tuppelo, Mississippi many years back while doing a trade show. Please advise the current value of these:

    1ST SERIES #’s 27, 28, 34, 35, 37, 40, 45, 46, 48, 53 & 55?
    3RD SERIES #’s 142 & 164?

    Many thanks!!

  10. I have a complete 3rd series of the Beatles in mint conditon…what would the value be?

  11. I have 9 3rd series all signed in blue. I also have 4 cards that read Beatles diary on the backs. I would be love to know what they are worth. I would also like to find a potential buyers. Thank you

  12. I have a 3rd set of beatles trading cards signed in blue ink..#71 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 126 127 128 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 140 141 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 153 155 157 158 159 160 161 162 and 164..And the 2nd set #72 73 74 75 77 78 80 82 84 85 86 87 88 91 93 95 97 98 100 101 104 106 110 111 112 113 114..If interested please email me let me know or call 216)202-9665 my name is Walter

  13. I have 11 cards from Series 3. They are
    124, 125, 127,128, 136, 138, 142, 143, 150, 155 and 156.
    They are in good to excellent condition. I would like to sell them. They’ve been in storage long enough.
    Thanks, Jodi Dills

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