PSA Set Registry® 115,885 Registered Sets

1961 Topps - Basic

NUMBER OF REQUIRED ITEMS

587
CURRENT FINEST POSSIBLE SET RATING

10.863

The 1961 Topps baseball set might not be the toughest mainstream Topps set of the 1960s, but it certainly is one of the more popular ones. Filled with an array of stars, including great specialty cards, the 1961 Topps offering is very appealing. The Roger Maris #2 and Mickey Mantle #300 card are the keys to the set, as expected, but there are also many other interesting cards that reside in the set. A high-numbered All-Star subset, containing many of the era's stars, is one of the attractive features along with a very tough MVP series that is located in the late-400's. Other specialty cards like World Series Highlights, combo cards and even cards featuring career highlights from the likes of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are also included. The cards numbered 523-589 are very tough and various Short Printed cards are scattered throughout the set. Key rookies like that of Hall of Famers Billy Williams and Juan Marichal are also important. Perhaps the most noteworthy condition obstacle is the existence of print "snow" in the dark backgrounds of the cards. All in all, this set is very desirable. To read an in-depth article, click here.

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Charles M. Merkel HOF 20082009201020112012201320152016 100.00% 9.25 9.96 09.96
2 The McBride 1961 Topps Gold collection 200220032004200520062007 100.00% 9.09 R 9.64 09.64
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball 100.00% 9.05 9.52 09.52
4 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 9.39 09.39
5 MavFanIngle 100.00% 8.96 9.35 09.35

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
SET RATING
1 Charles M. Merkel HOF 20082009201020112012201320152016 100.00% 9.25 9.96 09.96
2 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball 100.00% 9.05 9.52 09.52
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 9.39 09.39
4 MavFanIngle 100.00% 8.96 9.35 09.35
5 R & D 61 100.00% 8.78 9.06 09.06
6 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.61 8.79 08.79
7 bruces 61 topps UPDATED 100.00% 8.53 8.70 08.70
8 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball 92.33% 8.96 9.31 08.49
9 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection 100.00% 8.34 8.42 08.42
10 Willie's 1961's 100.00% 8.26 8.35 08.35
11 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 100.00% 8.24 8.32 08.32
12 whitebugs 100.00% 8.23 8.28 08.28
13 The Nelson Collection 100.00% 8.19 8.25 08.25
14 Don Johnson Collection 100.00% 8.18 8.22 08.22
15 Prowlerco Too 100.00% 8.17 8.20 08.20
16 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set 100.00% 8.15 8.19 08.19
17 Gemint's 1961 Set 100.00% 8.10 8.12 08.12
18 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 8.10 8.12 08.12
19 RJB Hamtramck 100.00% 8.08 8.09 08.09
20 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 8.08 08.08

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