In 1961 Fleer issued a football set including both NFL and AFL players. This was the only year that both Topps and Fleer released a set with players from both leagues. The original 1961 Fleer set is a lovely looking set that is clean and backed with minimal bio information on the backs. At 220 cards covering both leagues, several key players didnít have a card issued.
Players in series one include: Timmy Brown, Buddy Dial, Fran Tarkenton, Lamar Lundy, John Morrow, George Izo, Johnny Sample, Karl Rubke, Don Chandler, R.C. Owens, Pat Studstill, Jimmy Hill, Sonny Jurgensen, Mike McCormack, Joe Lewis, Dan Colchico, Dick James, Zeke Bratkowski, Terry Nosfinger, and Frank Gifford. Additional cards feature the NFL Championship, NFL Pro Bowl, NFL Playoff Bowl, and a wrapper card.