In our inaugural auction, we are proud to feature an extremely high-grade complete set of 1963 Fleer Football cards. Graded entirely by PSA, the set has a staggering GPA of 7.72, ranking it #13 on the PSA Registry and one of the top 20 PSA-graded 1963 Fleer football sets of all time. 73% of the cards in this set have been graded 8 or better by PSA, while the remainder (just 24 cards) graded 7.
The 1963 set, Fleer’s final foray into football cards until the late 1970s, is loaded with Hall of Famers and many rookie cards. The cards are difficult to obtain in high grades due to various quality flaws, notably centering and cutting-related. At the same time, the set’s eye appeal is fantastic, with crisp photos superimposed over deep red backgrounds. The set, featuring players from the AFL, contains a number of stars, three Hall of Fame rookie cards (Lance Alworth, Nick Buoniconti and Len Dawson), and two difficult short prints, along with a tough checklist.
After the 1963 season, Fleer stopped producing football-related cards until 1976, and stopped producing cards of individual football players until 1990. Their final set was, in the opinion of many, their most attractive. We’re happy to give you a taste here of some of the set’s key cards. This will be one of the featured lots in our upcoming auction.