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Box and Panel List

The list below shows all of the boxes with corresponding back panels that were part of the 1962 Post cereal promotion. The order of the cards on each panel runs from the top left down to the bottom, up to the top right and then down to the bottom right. The brand and size are each listed with a shorthand notation that will be used throughout this website.

Three cereals' back panels were duplicated on other boxes: Alpha-Bits by Crispy Critters on both 8 and 13 oz. sizes, Grape Nuts Flakes 12 oz. by Top 3 10 oz. and Post Toasties 12 oz. boxes with a regular top flap by Post Toasties 12 oz. test boxes with a "Flip-Out Spout."

Post's official card list from 1962 shows cards on four Oat Flakes 15 oz. panels that should be the same as their 10 oz. Sugar Coated Corn Flakes counterparts. Only one Oat Flakes 15 oz. panel is known in the hobby. That panel is number 153, with Bill Koman, Ollie Matson, Don Joyce, Fred Hageman, Boyd Dowler, Roosevelt Grier and Bob Gain. This lone panel is most likely a proof panel that was never distributed as it has no adhesive on the back. The story behind this panel is that it was once part of a large group of panels owned by a former Post cereal employee. Identification of Oat Flakes 15 oz. cards has been a source of collector discussion as there are two versions of cards for Sugar Coated Corn Flakes panels 15 (Whittenton) and 54 (McCord). There were two production runs of these panels as SCCF10 boxes rather than the cards originating on Oat Flakes 15 oz. boxes. Only individual cards from SCCF10 panels have been identified and other than the aforementioned OF15 test panel, there are no others known to exist. While it may be impossible to prove that no Oat Flakes 15 oz. boxes with football cards were ever produced, the probability that they were is extremely low.

Alpha-Bits ¾ oz. boxes were part of both Post Tens and Treat Paks. Post Tens was ten individual single serving boxes under cellophane and Treat Pak was a variety six pack. The Alpha-Bits ¾ oz. box in the Post Tens pack was the only Alpha-Bits single box in that group, but there were two of the small Alpha-Bits boxes placed in Treat Paks. Fronts of Post Tens and Treat Pak Alpha-Bits ¾ oz. cards are cropped exactly the same, but some of the cards' fronts—especially Hornung, Webster and Jurgensen—appear to have two distinct photos. There is also a difference in some of the adhesive patterns on the backs of the cards. However, research done by veteran collectors Bill Rothney and Dave Worley in February 2018 has provided evidence that any differences in the fronts or backs of the Alpha-Bits ¾ oz. cards is due to separate production runs rather than differing rotogravure plates. After the boxes were filled with Alpha-Bits, they were stored and later placed indiscriminately in either Post Tens or Treat Paks.

Top 3 10 oz. boxes duplicated Grape Nuts Flakes 12 oz. boxes. Top 3 was a short lived Post cereal that was produced only from 1961-63. It was "A mixture of Corn Flakes, Wheat Flakes, and Crisp Rice." Determining if a card is a Grape Nuts Flakes 12 oz. card or a Top 3 10 oz. card is reasonably difficult. A thorough discussion of identification methods can be found under the Master Set tab.

Differentiating Crispy Critters cards from Alpha-Bits cards is done by comparing the numbered football in the upper right corner of the card. Footballs on Alpha-Bits cards are light yellow, while Crispy Critters' footballs are close to the color maize. The color differences are most easily identifiable in sunlight or under incandescent lights. Modern lighting has a tendency to wash out the football on the Crispy Critters cards making it appear light yellow. Crispy Critters and Alpha-Bits cards generally have differing photo color levels. This topic is explored under the Master Set tab.

Cards on Post Toasties 12 oz. top flap and flip-out spout boxes are most easily identified by the shade of the backside cardboard, but also display slightly different color characteristics. Again, the Master Set tab is the place to go for this information.

Post Cereal Football Panels
Brand and Size Card Numbers Players Notes
Alpha-Bits ¾ oz. 6 Hornung Adhesive across bottom, spot middle left
AB¾ 30 Webster Distributed in Post Tens and Treat Paks
  37 Jurgensen Blue border around right side of card
  70 Plum
  90 Unitas  
  98 Kilmer  
       
Alpha-Bits 8 oz. 12, 31, 50, 68, 87, 106 Starr, Barnes (BR), Karras, Morrow, Pellington, Atkins Common borders, no adhesive on cards
AB8 124, 142, 160, 178, 195, 6 Henry, Meredith, Arnett, Mason, Paluck, Hornung Double printed with Crispy Critters 8 oz.
  22, 39, 56, 72, 80, 101 Livingston, Peaks, Morrall, Schafrath, Mackey, Owens Blue header
  115, 128, 143, 152, 166, 184 Jones, Michaels, Moegle, Hill, Lundy, Tarkenton Johnny Unitas front header
       
Alpha-Bits 13 oz. 11, 30, 49, 67, 86, 105, 123 Ringo, Webster, Glass, Mitchell, Woodson, Green (BJ) Adhesive across top of fourth card
AB13 141, 159, 177, 194, 7, 23, 40 Lilly, Childress, Lapham, Dugan, Jordan, Lynch, Retzlaff Double printed with Crispy Critters 13 oz.
  57, 73, 79, 102, 116, 127, 172 Ninowski, Smith (JR), Donovan, Smith (JD), Morris (J), Lipscomb, Ryan Blue header
  140, 151, 165, 185, 191, 3, 18 Howton, Gautt, LoVetere, Triplett, Horner, Forester, Gaiters Johnny Unitas front header
       
Bran Flakes 11 oz. 5, 24, 43, 61, 80, 99 Hanner, Morrison, Walston, Brown (J), Mackey, Mertens Common borders, no adhesive on cards
BF11 117, 135, 153, 171, 188, 13 Morris (L), Clarke, Koman, Richter, Anderson, Taylor Light brown header
  29, 46, 62, 87, 96, 107 Tittle, Casssady, Fiss, Pellington, Hazeltine, Brown (E) Bill Wade front header
  123, 136, 148, 162, 181, 195 Green (BJ), Connelly, Crow, Bratkowski, Pesonen, Paluck  
       
Bran Flakes 16 oz. 4, 23, 42, 60, 79, 98, 116 Gregg, Lynch, Sugar, Sewell, Donovan, Kilmer, Morris (J) Adhesive across top of fourth card
BF16 134, 152, 170, 187, 14, 30, 198 Gregory, Hill, Phillips, Bishop, Thurston, Webster, Snead Light brown header
  64, 88, 95, 108, 122, 137, 157 Houston, Sandusky (A), Harrison, Caroline, Dial, Dupre, Randle Bill Wade front header
  147, 161, 182, 196, 47, 6, 16 Cook, Bass, Rubke, Promuto, Cogdill, Hornung, Barnes (E)  
       
Crispy Critters 8oz. 12, 31, 50, 68, 87, 106 Starr, Barnes (BR), Karras, Morrow, Pellington, Atkins Common borders, no adhesive on cards
CC8 124, 142, 160, 178, 195, 6 Henry, Meredith, Arnett, Mason, Paluck, Hornung Maize header
  22, 39, 56, 72, 80, 101 Livingston, Peaks, Morrall, Schafrath, Mackey, Owens  
  115, 128, 143, 152, 166, 184 Jones, Michaels, Moegle, Hill, Lundy, Tarkenton  
       
Crispy Critters 13 oz. 11, 30, 49, 67, 86, 105, 123 Ringo, Webster, Glass, Mitchell, Woodson, Green (BJ) Adhesive across top of fourth card
CC13 141, 159, 177, 194, 7, 23, 40 Lilly, Childress, Lapham, Dugan, Jordan, Lynch, Retzlaff Maize header
57, 73, 79, 102, 116, 127, 172 Ninowski, Smith (JR), Donovan, Smith (J.D.), Morris (J), Lipscomb, Ryan  
  140, 151, 165, 185, 191, 3, 18 Howton, Gautt, LoVetere, Triplett, Horner, Forester, Gaiters  
       
Grape Nuts 11 oz. 18, 37 Gaiters, Jurgensen No adhesive
GN11 74, 93 Baker (S), Baker (D) Red header back, Hugh McElhenny front header
       
Grape Nuts 16 oz. 19, 38, 56 Grier, McDonald, Morrall No adhesive, heavier cardboard stock
GN16 75, 94, 112 Wiggin, Davis, Fortunato Red header back, Hugh McElhenny front header
  130, 148, 166 Reger, Crow, Lundy  
       
Grape Nuts Flakes 12 oz. 7, 26, 45, 63, 82, 101 Jordan, Robustelli, Khayat, Gain, Moore (L), Owens Adhesive vertically outside edges
GNF12 119, 137, 155, 173, 190, 11 Wade, Dupre, Meinert, Varrichione, Hageman, Ringo Double printed with Top 3 10 oz.
  27, 42, 61, 77, 92, 120 Rote, Sugar, Brown (J), Boyd, Brodie, Youmans Light green header
  105, 150, 164, 178, 192, 90 Woodson, Fuller, Hunter, Mason, Kerr, Unitas Johnny Unitas front header
  200, 104, 125, 138, 159, 179 Toneff, Stickles, Johnson (JH), Fry, Childress, McElhenny  
  171, 177, 194, 4, 17, 31 Richter, Lapham, Dugan, Gregg, Brown (R), Barnes (BR)  
       
Grape Nuts Flakes 16 oz. 6, 25, 44, 62, 81, 100, 118 Hornung, Nolan, Weber, Fiss, Marchetti, Morze, Petitbon Adhesive horizontal at top of fourth card
GNF16 136, 154, 172, 189, 12, 28, 43 Connelly, Wilson, Ryan, Bosseler, Starr, Shofner, Walston Light green header
  70, 78, 94, 106, 187, 135, 158 Plum, Braase, Davis, Atkins, Bishop, Clarke, Guglielmi Johnny Unitas front header
  117, 149, 163, 180, 193, 124, 5 Morris (L), Etcheverry, Dale, Middleton, Krakoski, Henry, Hornung  
       
Oat Flakes 10 oz. 17, 36, 73, 92, 111 Brown (R), Dean, Smith (JR), Brodie, Ditka Adhesive top of third card, sometimes all cards
OF10 129, 147, 165, 183, 200 Nisby, Cook, LoVetere, Shaw, Toneff Light blue header
  34, 51, 67, 82, 93 Brookshier, Lane, Mitchell, Moore (L), Baker (D)  
  133, 145, 155, 169, 174 Tracy, Tubbs, Meinert, Pardee, Alderman  
       
Post Tens 10, 29, 48 Moore (T), Tittle, Gibbons No adhesive
P10 66, 85, 104 Hickerson, Orr, Stickles Red header
  122, 140, 158 Dial, Howton, Guglielmi  
  176, 193, 8 Joyce, Krakoski, Kramer  
  24, 41, 58 Morrison, Richardson, Pietrosante  
  74, 89, 103 Baker (S), Szymanski, St. Clair  
  119, 126, 139 Wade, Layne, Green (A)  
       
Post Toasties 8 oz. 3, 22, 41, 59, 78 Forester, Livingston, Richardson, Schmidt, Braase Adhesive common on cards one, three and four
PT8 97, 115, 133, 151, 169 Johnson (J), Jones, Tracy, Gautt, Pardee Yellow header
  186, 15, 31, 48, 65 Youso, Whittenton, Barnes (BR), Gibbons, McCormack Jim Taylor front header
       
Post Toasties 12 oz. 2, 21, 40, 58, 77, 96, 114 Dowler, Katcavage, Retzlaff, Pietrosante, Boyd, Hazeltine, George Possible adhesive top fourth card top flap boxes
Top Flap and Pour Spout 132, 150, 168, 185, 16, 32, 49 Tarasovic, Fuller, Meador, Triplett, Barnes (E), Baughan, Glass No adhesive for flip-out spout boxes
have same layouts 66, 199, 109, 121, 134, 156, 160 Hickerson, Stynchula, Casares, Carpenter, Gregory, Henke, Arnett "White backs" on PT12S boxes
PT12T & PT12S 130, 146, 170, 183, 197, 81, 7 Reger, Lockett, Phillips, Shaw, Rutgens, Marchetti, Jordan Yellow header back, Jim Taylor front header
       
Post Toasties 18 oz. 1, 20, 39, 57, 76, 95, 113 Currie, Huff, Peaks, Ninowski, Berry, Harrison, Galimore Adhesive horizontal at top of fourth card
PT18 131, 149, 167, 184, 17, 33, 50 Sandusky (M), Etcheverry, Matson, Tarkenton, Brown (R), Bednarik, Karras Yellow header back, Jim Taylor front header
       
Raisin Bran 10 oz. 9, 28, 47, 65 McGee, Shofner, Cogdill, McCormack No adhesive on cards
RB10 84, 103, 121, 139 Myhra, St. Clair, Carpenter, Green (A) Purple header
  157, 175, 192, 10 Randle, Hawkins, Kerr, Moore (T) Bobby Walston front header
  25, 44, 59, 75 Nolan, Weber, Schmidt, Wiggin  
       
Raisin Bran 14 oz. 8, 27, 46, 64, 83 Kramer, Rote, Cassady, Houston, Mutscheller No adhesive on cards
RB14 120, 138, 156, 174, 191 Youmans, Fry, Henke, Alderman, Horner Purple header
  26, 45, 60, 76, 91 Robustelli, Khayat, Sewell, Berry, Bosley Bobby Walston front header
  102, 9, 118, 26, 76 Smith (JD), McGee, Petitbon, Robustelli, Berry  
       
Rice Krinkles 10 oz. 16, 35, 72, 91 Barnes (E), Carr, Schafrath, Bosley Light adhesive possible on all cards
RK10 110, 128, 146, 182 Coia, Michaels, Lockett, Rubke Cream header
  199, 168, 36, 52 Stynchula, Meador, Dean, Lary  
  97, 83, 111, 131 Johnson (J), Mutscheller, Ditka, Sandusky (M)  
  144, 154, 175, 188 Perkins, Wilson, Hawkins, Anderson  
  173, 186, 1, 189 Varrichione, Youso, Currie, Bosseler  
       
Sugar Crisp 9 oz. 14, 33, 52, 70, 89, 108 Thurston, Bednarik, Lary, Plum, Szymanski, Caroline Common borders, no adhesive on cards
SC9 126, 144, 162, 180, 197, 4 Layne, Perkins, Bratkowski, Middleton, Rutgens, Gregg Green header
  37, 53, 71, 85, 99, 113 Jurgensen, Lewis, Renfro, Orr, Mertens, Galimore Tommy Davis front header
       
Sugar Crisp 14 oz. 13, 32, 51, 69, 88, 107, 125 Taylor, Baughan, Lane, Parrish, Sandusky (A), Brown (E), Johnson (JH) No adhesive on cards
SC14 143, 161, 179, 196, 5, 21, 38 Moegle, Bass, McElhenny, Promuto, Hanner, Katcavage, McDonald Green header
  55, 65, 86, 100, 114, 129, 142 Martin, McCormack, Parker, Morze, George, Nisby, Meredith Tommy Davis front header
       
Sugar Coated Corn 15, 34, 53, 71, 90, 109, 127 Whittenton, Brookshier, Lewis, Renfro, Unitas, Casares, Lipscomb Adhesive horizontal at top of fourth card
Flakes 10 oz. 145, 163, 181, 198, 3, 20, 35 Tubbs, Dale, Pesonen, Snead, Forester, Huff, Carr Double printed with Oat Flakes 15 oz.
SCCF10 54, 69, 84, 98, 112, 132, 141 McCord, Parrish, Myhra, Kilmer, Fortunato, Tarasovic, Lilly Dark red header
  153, 167, 176, 190, 2, 19, 63 Koman, Matson, Joyce, Hagemen, Dowler, Grier, Gain Ray Renfro front header
       
Top 3 10 oz. 7, 26, 45, 63, 82, 101 Jordan, Robustelli, Khayat, Gain, Moore (L), Owens Adhesive vertically on outside edges
T310 119, 137, 155, 173, 190, 11 Wade, Dupre, Meinert, Varrichione, Hageman, Ringo Double printed with Grape Nuts Flakes 12 oz.
  27, 42, 61, 77, 92, 120 Rote, Sugar, Brown (J), Boyd, Brodie, Youmans Red header
  105, 150, 164, 178, 192, 90 Woodson, Fuller, Hunter, Mason, Kerr, Unitas Nick Pietrosante front header
  200, 104, 125, 138, 159, 179 Toneff, Stickles, Johnson (JH), Fry, Childress, McElhenny  
  171, 177, 194, 4, 17, 31 Richter, Lapham, Dugan, Gregg, Brown (R), Barnes (BR)