1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.559

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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
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Charles M. Merkel Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.20 09.20
2 The McBride 1961 Topps Gold collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 6/24/2007
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.094
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.094
9.09
09.09
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.01 09.01
4 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 08.99
5 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.947
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.947
8.95
08.95
6 Bill Dodge's 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 4/9/2015
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.855
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.855
8.86
08.86
7 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.70 08.70
8 starsandstripescards 100.00%
Retired on 7/20/2010
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.655
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.655
8.65
08.65
9 LR's Vintage 1961 Set 100.00%
Retired on 8/6/2006
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.651
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.651
8.65
08.65
10 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.43 08.43
11 John M. Linnens 99.15%
Retired on 8/4/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.462
% Complete 99.15%
Set Rating 8.399
8.46
08.40
12 SJM61 99.83%
Retired on 12/13/2009
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.372
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.358
8.37
08.36
13 1961 Topps Baseball - the M & M Year - Mickey's Mania 100.00%
Retired on 8/5/2005
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.352
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.352
8.35
08.35
14 Fluffy717 100.00%
Retired on 7/25/2014
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.326
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.326
8.33
08.33
15 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.33 08.33
16 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.32 08.32
17 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 99.83% 8.31 08.29
18 MACPSA 1961 Topps Baseball Set 100.00%
Retired on 9/20/2007
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.285
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.285
8.29
08.29
19 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.28 08.28
20 Jak's 1961 Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/28/2008
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 8.267
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.267
8.27
08.27
21 Charles Bedrosian 99.83%
Retired on 10/26/2011
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 8.294
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.265
8.29
08.27
22 Al Zouky 100.00%
Retired on 2/9/2009
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.262
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.262
8.26
08.26
23 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.22 08.22
24 dglickfield 99.83%
Retired on 3/13/2010
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 8.224
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.210
8.22
08.21
25 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.19 08.19
26 Prowlerco's 100.00%
Retired on 6/26/2013
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 8.154
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.154
8.15
08.15
27 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
28 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 8.153
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.153
8.15
08.15
29 Doncogi 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 5/16/2013
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 8.141
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.141
8.14
08.14
30 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.14 08.14
31 dglickfield 100.00%
Retired on 2/5/2013
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 8.119
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.119
8.12
08.12
32 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.11 08.11
33 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.11 08.11
34 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.08 08.08
35 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.08 08.08
36 The 1961 Topps Meilander Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/6/2006
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.072
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.072
8.07
08.07
37 eruz4444 97.61% 8.29 08.07
38 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 08.06
39 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
40 Mastro Auctions 99.83%
Retired on 11/17/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.064
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.050
8.06
08.05
41 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
42 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 08.04
43 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
44 The Dog's Run Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.06 08.02
45 Dreaming of 1961 Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 10/8/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.020
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.020
8.02
08.02
46 mike207 100.00% 8.02 08.02
47 Nine Indians Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 6/27/2013
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 8.014
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.014
8.01
08.01
48 The MLB Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/25/2008
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 8.006
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.006
8.01
08.01
49 Gary O's 61's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.01 08.01
50 Karl's 1961 100.00%
Retired on 3/15/2013
Rank 42
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.00
08.00
51 Roger Jones 61 Set 100.00%
Retired on 10/16/2008
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.00
08.00
52 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.00 08.00
53 The Williams Conglomeration 100.00%
Retired on 4/5/2005
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 7.989
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.989
7.99
07.99
54 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.95 07.95
55 Garte Collection 100.00%
Retired on 3/18/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.915
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.915
7.92
07.92
56 Gary B's 1961 99.49%
Retired on 10/4/2011
Rank 43
Weighted GPA 8.006
% Complete 99.49%
Set Rating 7.914
8.01
07.91
57 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.02 07.91
58 T Harbin Collection Click to view Set Images 99.15%
Retired on 12/20/2003
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.068
% Complete 99.15%
Set Rating 7.897
8.07
07.90
59 Nimmer44 94.21%
Retired on 6/16/2014
Rank 57
Weighted GPA 8.411
% Complete 94.21%
Set Rating 7.885
8.41
07.88
60 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.87 07.87
61 Mets-71 97.44% 8.08 07.86
62 Burtgeo's 61's 98.30%
Retired on 9/26/2014
Rank 61
Weighted GPA 8.071
% Complete 98.30%
Set Rating 7.807
8.07
07.81
63 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98% 7.89 07.76
64 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.74 07.74
65 EMO 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 3/15/2014
Rank 62
Weighted GPA 7.701
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.701
7.70
07.70
66 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.70 07.65
67 SixtyOne......Again 98.47%
Retired on 9/2/2006
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.895
% Complete 98.47%
Set Rating 7.641
7.90
07.64
68 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 84.84% 8.93 07.58
69 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.06% 7.98 07.54
70 alanglais 100.00%
Retired on 9/2/2012
Rank 62
Weighted GPA 7.400
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.400
7.40
07.40
71 JMDVM 99.83%
Retired on 4/24/2015
Rank 72
Weighted GPA 7.405
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 7.371
7.41
07.37
72 26.2 Runner Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 4/1/2009
Rank 44
Weighted GPA 7.353
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.353
7.35
07.35
73 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.44% 7.60 07.32
74 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.31 07.31
75 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.80% 7.75 07.25
76 JS Set of 61 100.00%
Retired on 7/9/2005
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.207
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.207
7.21
07.21
77 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.18 07.18
78 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.30 07.17
79 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.16 07.10
80 cowboyz61 99.83%
Retired on 12/20/2010
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 7.087
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 7.058
7.09
07.06
81 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.04 07.04
82 Guy's 1961 Topps Collection For Alec and Austin 100.00%
Retired on 6/16/2010
Rank 59
Weighted GPA 7.035
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.035
7.04
07.04
83 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.01 07.01
84 The McBride Near Mint Collection 100.00%
Retired on 3/24/2003
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.000
7.00
07.00
85 Chris's 1961 Topps 98.81% 7.21 06.95
86 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
87 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
88 Andogas World of 1961 91.65% 7.94 06.60
89 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 84.16% 7.56 06.35
90 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 76.49% 7.71 06.07
91 iowatinheads 61 set 91.48%
Retired on 12/13/2009
Rank 66
Weighted GPA 6.884
% Complete 91.48%
Set Rating 6.042
6.88
06.04
92 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 72.23% 7.62 05.59
93 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.77% 7.43 05.57
94 The Japhet Collection 80.58% 7.16 05.51
95 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 85.18% 6.55 05.47
96 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30% 7.07 05.42
97 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 66.27% 8.29 05.06
98 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03% 7.93 04.08
99 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66% 7.55 03.86
100 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 47.87% 8.88 03.80
101 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
102 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 37.82% 8.56 03.49
103 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 40.89% 8.01 03.40
104 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 41.06% 7.51 03.38
105 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 41.57% 8.97 03.37
106 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 50.09% 7.17 03.36
107 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
108 mattyyy2002 37.65% 7.18 03.26
109 5brobby 42.42% 8.01 03.17
110 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34% 7.92 03.13
111 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 48.89% 6.82 03.02
112 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
113 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84% 7.97 02.64
114 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04% 7.61 02.56
115 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
116 JEM1961 22.15% 6.93 02.47
117 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
118 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 29.47% 7.42 02.24
119 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
120 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
121 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 02.08
122 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 28.62% 8.18 02.06
123 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.06% 8.08 01.98
124 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 01.87
125 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
126 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 30.66% 7.14 01.84
127 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 25.38% 7.17 01.78
128 ulbricht Click to Contact Owner 29.13% 7.73 01.76
129 mcdonn 32.20% 6.78 01.76
130 LStone4951's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 17.72% 8.12 01.71
131 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
132 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 21.12% 8.00 01.62
133 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.38% 7.06 01.60
134 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
135 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 22.49% 7.32 01.38
136 scott9896 11.58% 7.42 01.37
137 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
138 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
139 falcon3521 21.12% 7.55 01.29
140 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 20.10% 6.33 01.22
141 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.69% 6.98 01.22
142 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
143 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.37 01.14
144 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
145 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
146 sjmont 10.56% 6.82 01.03
147 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.22% 8.24 00.93
148 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
149 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
150 p9770m 11.24% 5.43 00.79
151 JM 1961 Topps 8.01% 7.87 00.74
152 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 5.28% 7.39 00.70
153 PokerBobs61 9.37%
Retired on 7/26/2007
Rank 77
Weighted GPA 7.614
% Complete 9.37%
Set Rating 0.690
7.61
00.69
154 NM61TBB 10.90% 6.43 00.67
155 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
156 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
157 Boyds Toys 1961 Topps 2nd Set Click to Contact Owner 8.01% 6.89 00.59
158 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.90% 6.22 00.41
159 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58% 8.06 00.38
160 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 7.00 00.34
161 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.75% 7.54 00.28
162 richard.marschean 3.92% 6.35 00.27
163 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
164 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.36% 7.75 00.24
165 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
166 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
167 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
168 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.85% 8.50 00.18
169 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
170 oliverior 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 4.58 00.12
171 DRH 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 0.85% 6.74 00.10
172 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
173 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 5.27 00.09
174 KP Adams 0.51% 5.10 00.09
175 JFP 1961 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 6.57 00.09
176 [email protected] 1.02% 5.08 00.08
177 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 8.00 00.07
178 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
179 josejose 0.68% 6.66 00.06
180 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 9.00 00.05
181 alview 0.68% 8.00 00.04
182 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
183 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
184 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
185 johnuvm83 0.34% 5.86 00.02
186 natey777 0.17% 8.00 00.02
187 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
188 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
189 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
190 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
190 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
192 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01