1961 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.850

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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles M. Merkel Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.21 9.91 09.91
2 The McBride 1961 Topps Gold collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%9.09
Retired on 6/24/2007
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.094
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.094
9.67
09.67
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.02 9.49 09.49
4 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00%8.99 9.41 09.41
5 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.95
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.946
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.946
9.36
09.36
6 Bill Dodge's 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.86
Retired on 4/9/2015
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.855
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.855
9.20
09.20
7 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.73 9.01 09.01
8 LR's Vintage 1961 Set 100.00%8.65
Retired on 8/6/2006
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.651
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.651
8.86
08.86
9 starsandstripescards 100.00%8.65
Retired on 7/20/2010
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.655
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.655
8.85
08.85
10 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.46 8.61 08.61
11 John M. Linnens 99.15%8.46
Retired on 8/4/2004
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.462
% Complete 99.15%
Set Rating 8.399
8.60
08.53
12 SJM61 99.83%8.37
Retired on 12/13/2009
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.372
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.358
8.51
08.50
13 1961 Topps Baseball - the M & M Year - Mickey's Mania 100.00%8.35
Retired on 8/5/2005
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.352
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.352
8.46
08.46
14 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.35 8.45 08.45
14 Lacour 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.35 8.45 08.45
16 Marshall Fogel 100.00%8.32 8.42 08.42
17 Fluffy717 100.00%8.33
Retired on 7/25/2014
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.326
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.326
8.42
08.42
18 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.33 8.41 08.41
19 MACPSA 1961 Topps Baseball Set 100.00%8.29
Retired on 9/20/2007
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.285
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.285
8.39
08.39
20 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.26 8.35 08.35
21 Charles Bedrosian 99.83%8.29
Retired on 10/26/2011
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 8.288
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.260
8.37
08.34
22 Al Zouky 100.00%8.26
Retired on 2/9/2009
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.262
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.262
8.34
08.34
23 Jak's 1961 Collection 100.00%8.27
Retired on 9/28/2008
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 8.267
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.267
8.33
08.33
24 eruz4444 99.49%8.29 8.36 08.30
25 dglickfield 99.83%8.22
Retired on 3/13/2010
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 8.224
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.210
8.29
08.28
26 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.19 8.25 08.25
27 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%8.15
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 8.153
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.153
8.20
08.20
28 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.15 8.19 08.19
29 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.14 8.18 08.18
30 Prowlerco's 100.00%8.15
Retired on 6/26/2013
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 8.154
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.154
8.18
08.18
31 Doncogi 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.14
Retired on 5/16/2013
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 8.141
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.141
8.17
08.17
32 dglickfield 100.00%8.12
Retired on 2/5/2013
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 8.119
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.119
8.15
08.15
33 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.11 8.14 08.14
34 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.11 8.13 08.13
35 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.08 8.11 08.11
36 The 1961 Topps Meilander Collection 100.00%8.07
Retired on 9/6/2006
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.072
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.072
8.10
08.10
37 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.09 08.09
38 mccordcf 100.00%8.06 8.08 08.08
39 Mastro Auctions 99.83%8.06
Retired on 11/17/2006
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.064
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.050
8.09
08.08
40 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.07 08.07
41 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.04 8.06 08.06
42 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.06 08.06
43 RST's 61's 100.00%8.04 8.06 08.06
44 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.03 8.04 08.04
45 The Dog's Run 99.49%8.06
Retired on 6/29/2015
Rank 44
Weighted GPA 8.056
% Complete 99.49%
Set Rating 8.023
8.07
08.03
46 Dreaming of 1961 Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.02
Retired on 10/8/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.020
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.020
8.03
08.03
47 mike207 100.00%8.02 8.02 08.02
48 Nine Indians Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.01
Retired on 6/27/2013
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 8.014
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.014
8.02
08.02
49 Nimmer44 94.21%8.41
Retired on 6/16/2014
Rank 57
Weighted GPA 8.411
% Complete 94.21%
Set Rating 7.885
8.54
08.01
50 Karl's 1961 100.00%8.00
Retired on 3/15/2013
Rank 42
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.01
08.01
51 The MLB Collection 100.00%8.01
Retired on 9/25/2008
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 8.006
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.006
8.01
08.01
52 Mile High Card Company Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.01 8.01 08.01
53 Roger Jones 61 Set 100.00%8.00
Retired on 10/16/2008
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.00
08.00
54 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
55 The Williams Conglomeration 100.00%7.99
Retired on 4/5/2005
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 7.989
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.989
7.99
07.99
56 Garte Collection 100.00%7.92
Retired on 3/18/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.915
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.915
7.92
07.92
57 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 99.49%8.02 8.03 07.92
58 T Harbin Collection Click to view Set Images 99.15%8.07
Retired on 12/20/2003
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.068
% Complete 99.15%
Set Rating 7.897
8.09
07.92
59 Gary B's 1961 99.49%8.01
Retired on 10/4/2011
Rank 43
Weighted GPA 8.006
% Complete 99.49%
Set Rating 7.914
8.01
07.92
60 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 85.52%8.93 9.27 07.92
61 Mets-71 97.27%8.09 8.12 07.88
62 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.87 7.88 07.88
63 Burtgeo's 61's 98.30%8.07
Retired on 9/26/2014
Rank 61
Weighted GPA 8.071
% Complete 98.30%
Set Rating 7.807
8.09
07.83
64 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98%7.89 7.92 07.79
65 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.74 7.75 07.75
66 EMO 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.70
Retired on 3/15/2014
Rank 62
Weighted GPA 7.701
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.701
7.70
07.70
67 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 98.98%7.78 7.83 07.66
68 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66%7.70 7.70 07.65
69 SixtyOne......Again 98.47%7.90
Retired on 9/2/2006
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.895
% Complete 98.47%
Set Rating 7.641
7.90
07.64
70 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.23%7.99 8.02 07.59
71 alanglais 100.00%7.40
Retired on 9/2/2012
Rank 62
Weighted GPA 7.400
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.400
7.40
07.40
72 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 93.02%7.76 7.76 07.37
73 JMDVM 99.83%7.41
Retired on 4/24/2015
Rank 72
Weighted GPA 7.405
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 7.371
7.41
07.37
74 26.2 Runner Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.35
Retired on 4/1/2009
Rank 44
Weighted GPA 7.353
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.353
7.35
07.35
75 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.31 7.32 07.32
76 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 98.98%7.34 7.36 07.28
77 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.25 7.25 07.25
78 JS Set of 61 100.00%7.21
Retired on 7/9/2005
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.207
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.207
7.21
07.21
79 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.16 7.17 07.10
80 Chris's 1961 Topps 99.49%7.22 7.22 07.07
81 cowboyz61 99.83%7.09
Retired on 12/20/2010
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 7.087
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 7.058
7.09
07.06
82 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.04 7.04 07.04
83 Guy's 1961 Topps Collection For Alec and Austin 100.00%7.04
Retired on 6/16/2010
Rank 59
Weighted GPA 7.035
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.035
7.04
07.04
84 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%7.01 7.01 07.01
85 The McBride Near Mint Collection 100.00%7.00
Retired on 3/24/2003
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.000
7.00
07.00
86 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 94.04%7.46 7.46 06.99
87 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30%7.05 7.05 06.84
88 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48%8.00 8.00 06.74
89 Andogas World of 1961 91.99%7.95 7.97 06.71
90 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 76.49%7.71 7.71 06.07
91 iowatinheads 61 set 91.48%6.88
Retired on 12/13/2009
Rank 66
Weighted GPA 6.884
% Complete 91.48%
Set Rating 6.042
6.88
06.04
92 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 89.44%6.63 6.63 05.84
93 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 73.08%7.64 7.64 05.69
94 The Japhet Collection 82.62%7.16 7.16 05.67
95 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 82.28%7.43 7.43 05.60
96 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 70.87%8.27 8.39 05.55
97 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30%7.07 7.07 05.42
98 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 53.15%8.89 9.24 04.55
99 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03%7.93 7.94 04.09
100 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 43.78%8.57 8.67 04.03
101 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66%7.55 7.55 03.86
102 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 44.29%8.98 9.28 03.76
103 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11%5.04 5.04 03.73
104 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 42.25%7.50 7.52 03.50
105 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 41.23%8.01 8.02 03.43
106 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 50.26%7.17 7.17 03.36
107 1969cubfan 29.13%7.63 7.68 03.33
108 mattyyy2002 37.65%7.18 7.18 03.27
109 5brobby 42.42%8.01 8.01 03.17
110 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34%7.92 7.92 03.13
111 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 49.40%6.86 6.86 03.06
112 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29%7.43 7.43 02.88
113 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84%7.97 7.97 02.64
114 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04%7.61 7.61 02.56
115 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44%7.20 7.20 02.55
116 JEM1961 22.32%6.96 6.96 02.49
117 dougmckittrick 38.16%7.35 7.35 02.38
118 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 30.49%8.25 8.30 02.33
119 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 29.47%7.42 7.42 02.24
120 Tucker's Best 23.34%7.14 7.14 02.13
121 BH 27.43%6.56 6.56 02.10
122 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35%6.97 6.97 02.08
123 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.06%8.08 8.08 01.99
124 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 32.88%7.20 7.20 01.97
125 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 27.43%7.19 7.20 01.92
126 Pacdac 33.90%6.85 6.85 01.87
127 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43%7.56 7.57 01.86
128 mcdonn 33.22%6.82 6.82 01.82
129 ulbricht Click to Contact Owner 29.13%7.73 7.75 01.77
130 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 25.04%7.22 7.22 01.66
131 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95%8.00 8.00 01.61
132 scott9896 15.33%7.44 7.44 01.60
133 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.38%7.06 7.07 01.60
134 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 25.38%7.38 7.38 01.55
135 drp81171 11.41%6.42 6.42 01.43
136 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32%6.30 6.30 01.34
137 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12%7.84 7.84 01.33
138 falcon3521 20.95%7.55 7.55 01.28
139 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 20.27%6.34 6.34 01.23
140 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.69%6.98 6.98 01.22
141 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21%7.72 7.72 01.17
142 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01%8.37 8.43 01.15
143 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48%7.29 7.29 01.08
144 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14%5.51 5.51 01.06
145 sjmont 10.73%6.83 6.90 01.05
146 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.39%8.26 8.29 00.97
147 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95%6.97 6.99 00.92
148 p9770m 11.07%5.70 5.70 00.79
149 JM 1961 Topps 8.18%7.89 7.89 00.75
150 greggpatenaude 6.98%5.12 5.12 00.74
151 1961 Topps - Basic Click to view Set Images 5.28%7.39 7.39 00.70
152 PokerBobs61 9.37%7.61
Retired on 7/26/2007
Rank 77
Weighted GPA 7.614
% Complete 9.37%
Set Rating 0.690
7.61
00.69
153 NM61TBB 10.90%6.43 6.43 00.67
154 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75%7.65 7.65 00.67
155 pmm4259 5.11%6.68 6.68 00.67
156 Boyds Toys 1961 Topps 2nd Set Click to Contact Owner 8.01%6.89 6.89 00.59
157 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.90%6.22 6.22 00.41
158 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58%8.06 8.06 00.38
159 we3thatb Click to view Set Images 5.79%7.56 7.56 00.37
160 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.77%6.98 6.98 00.36
161 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.60%7.68 7.68 00.34
162 Holloway 1960 Click to view Set Images 2.56%7.69 7.69 00.31
163 richard.marschean 3.92%6.35 6.35 00.27
164 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.36%7.75 7.75 00.24
165 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19%8.89 8.95 00.19
166 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.85%8.50 8.50 00.18
167 oliverior 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 1.19%4.58 4.58 00.12
168 DRH 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 0.85%6.74 6.74 00.10
169 RickInacio 1.02%6.64 6.64 00.10
170 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 1.19%5.27 5.27 00.09
171 [email protected] 1.02%5.08 5.08 00.08
172 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 0.68%8.00 8.00 00.07
173 josejose 0.68%6.66 6.66 00.06
174 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.51%9.00 9.20 00.05
175 natey777 0.34%8.27 8.27 00.05
176 steven2 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.05
177 alview 0.68%8.00 8.00 00.04
178 johnuvm83 0.34%5.86 5.86 00.02
179 royler43 0.34%6.50 6.50 00.02
180 wlamb9 0.34%8.00 8.00 00.02
181 oldteasures12 0.34%7.00 7.00 00.02
182 Leiva Collection Click to Contact Owner 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.01