The 1964 Philadelphia Football Card Set includes 198 standard size cards, which measure 2½" by 3½". This is the first of four consecutive sets produced by the Philadelphia Gum Co. The Philadelphia football cards sets contained only players from NFL teams, while the Topps football sets contained only players from the AFL. The number sequence of the cards is organized by the player's team and then alphabetically. The set contains two checklists, as well as a team card and play of the year card for each team.
Loaded with stars, the 1964 Philadelphia Gum Football Card Set contains 33 players and 4 coaches who were eventually inducted into the football Hall-of-Fame. Five of these are rookie cards. They are: #3 John Mackey, #71 Herb Adderley, #91 Merlin Olsen, #110 Mick Tingelhoff, and #161 Jimmy Johnson.
By Dean Hanley