1964 Topps Hard Day’s Night Checklist

1964 Topps Hard Day’s Night trading cards are not the most exciting products to feature The Beatles but they do offer fans of the band a glimpse into the filming process of one of rock’s best films.

The checklist includes 55 cards with black and white images from the film, promo shoots, and behind the scenes. The reverse of each card includes a bit of trivia related to the photo.

Topps was no stranger to The Beatles in 1964. Like many merchandise companies, they cashed in on Beatlemania by releasing several sets in one year. Along with this film set is Beatles Plaks, Beatles Color, and The Beatles Diary. Topps would repeat this release model in 1966 with several Batman trading card sets. Beyond these 1964 releases, Topps would never produce another Beatles set and it would be 30 years before any company tackled the Fab Four.

Our checklist includes all of the cards released in this collection. The cards do not have titles so the beginning of the text is often used as a card title among collectors. Clicking a link will direct you to an affiliate retailer or to relevant eBay listings.

1964 Topps Hard Day’s Night Checklist

Base Set – 55 Cards

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1There were always spectators…
2All the boys proved to skeptics…
3The Beatles left the studio sets to film…
4Here’s a close-up of George Harrison
5John Lennon and George Harrison chat on the set
6Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr pose…
7Don’t get excited!
8In this candid snapshot, George Harrison…
9Paul gets set to dance with the young actress…
10Ringo Starr is having a one-way conversation…
11Paul is snapped in a reflective mood…
12Ringo gets some last minute instruction…
13Quiet on the Set, is the cry from the director.
14Look out, because here comes another Beatle!
15Here’s one of the wildest scenes from A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
16It’s early morning and most people are still fast asleep
17Ringo Starr speaks to a young admirer…
18George, John, Paul and Ringo get some last minute instructions…
19Paul’s Grandfather is the villain in A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
20Who is the man in the beard?
21Beatles… Beatles… everywhere!
22One of the funniest sequences in A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
23Here comes the big fight scene.
24Paul gets a call from his song publisher…
25Ringo takes a coffee break…
26The final chore for the boys was to make a trailer…
27Paul, Ringo and George are getting ready to shoot…
28Ringo looks a little unhappy…
29Ringo Starr is in trouble with the police…
30The Beatles get their famous hair combed…
31Meet the Beatles.
32In A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, Ringo Starr disappears…
33John Lennon gets ideas for new songs…
34Beatle George Harrison poses for a publicity shot.
35Beatle George Harrison takes a welcome break…
36Paul McCartney is on a train…
37Paul McCartney, in his movie debut…
38In the Beatles’ first movie, Ringo Starr makes his film debut
39The Beatles are onstae in The Scala Theatre…
40John, Paul, George and Ringo are getting set…
41In this scene from A HARD DAY’S NIGHT…
42Movie grandfather John McCartney is going to work
43John Lennon has met Paul’s grandfather…
44Paul McCartney has his eye on his grandfather…
45A HARD DAY’S NIGHT starring The Beatles…
46Ringo Starr has quit the Beatles!
47Which one is the real Beatle?
48Popular Beatle John Lennon poses for publicity shot
49The Beatles are actors now and they mug it up…
50Here come all four Beatles on the dead run.
51Beatles George Harrison relaxes in his dressing room…
52Paul McCartney holds a clapboard on the set…
53In this scene from A HARD DAY’S NIGHT…
54The Beatles are on stage during a live television…
55The Beatles are about to board a train…