1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.544

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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% 9.14 09.14
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 David 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.02 09.02
4 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.99 08.99
5 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 08.99
6 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
7 Bill Dodge's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.86 08.86
8 starsandstripescards 100.00%
Retired on 7/20/2010
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.657
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.657
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 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.62 08.62
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 8.374
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.355
8.37
08.36
13 1961 Topps Baseball - the M & M Year - Mickey's Mania 100.00%
Retired on 8/5/2005
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.346
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.346
8.35
08.35
14 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.35 08.35
15 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
16 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.32 08.32
17 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.32 08.32
18 MACPSA 1961 Topps Baseball Set 100.00%
Retired on 9/20/2007
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.282
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.282
8.29
08.29
19 Jak's 1961 Collection 100.00%
Retired on 9/28/2008
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.293
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.293
8.27
08.27
20 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
21 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.26 08.26
22 Charles Bedrosian 99.83%
Retired on 10/26/2011
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 8.288
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.260
8.29
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 8.231
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.211
8.22
08.21
25 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.19 08.19
26 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.16 08.16
27 Prowlerco's 100.00%
Retired on 6/26/2013
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 8.157
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.157
8.15
08.15
28 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
29 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 8.162
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.162
8.15
08.15
30 Doncogi 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 5/16/2013
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 8.147
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.147
8.14
08.14
31 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.14 08.14
32 dglickfield 100.00%
Retired on 2/5/2013
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 8.115
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.115
8.12
08.12
33 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.11 08.11
34 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.10 08.10
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 6
Weighted GPA 8.083
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.083
8.07
08.07
37 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 08.06
38 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
39 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
40 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 08.04
41 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
42 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
43 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 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 8.007
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.007
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 39
Weighted GPA 8.007
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.007
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 KentW Click to Contact Owner 99.83% 7.99 07.97
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 8.073
% Complete 99.15%
Set Rating 7.893
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 Mets-71 97.79% 8.08 07.88
61 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.86 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 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.69 07.69
67 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.70 07.65
68 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
69 TGF Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.72% 7.95 07.48
70 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.41 07.41
71 alanglais 100.00%
Retired on 9/2/2012
Rank 63
Weighted GPA 7.387
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.387
7.40
07.40
72 26.2 Runner Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 4/1/2009
Rank 45
Weighted GPA 7.342
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.342
7.35
07.35
73 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.31 07.31
74 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.29% 7.75 07.22
75 JS Set of 61 100.00%
Retired on 7/9/2005
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.221
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.221
7.21
07.21
76 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.16 07.10
77 cowboyz61 99.83%
Retired on 12/20/2010
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 7.086
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 7.063
7.09
07.06
78 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.04 07.04
79 Guy's 1961 Topps Collection For Alec and Austin 100.00%
Retired on 6/16/2010
Rank 59
Weighted GPA 7.034
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.034
7.04
07.04
80 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.03 07.03
81 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.01 07.01
82 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
83 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 95.23% 7.28 06.91
84 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
85 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 76.66% 8.89 06.75
86 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
87 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 88.25% 7.55 06.58
88 Chris's 1961 Topps 95.91% 7.16 06.54
89 Andogas World of 1961 90.12% 7.93 06.45
90 iowatinheads 61 set 91.48%
Retired on 12/13/2009
Rank 66
Weighted GPA 6.876
% Complete 91.48%
Set Rating 6.080
6.88
06.04
91 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.77% 7.43 05.57
92 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30% 7.07 05.42
93 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.44% 7.69 05.39
94 bhoff70 70.02% 7.54 05.37
95 The Japhet Collection 74.79% 7.17 05.11
96 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 63.54% 7.66 05.00
97 eruz4444 68.82% 8.39 04.93
98 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 65.25% 6.22 04.11
99 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03% 7.93 04.08
100 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66% 7.55 03.86
101 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
102 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 46.00% 8.87 03.66
103 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 40.03% 8.02 03.31
104 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
105 mattyyy2002 37.48% 7.18 03.24
106 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 39.52% 8.97 03.20
107 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 46.68% 7.16 03.15
108 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34% 7.92 03.13
109 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
110 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 44.80% 6.83 02.80
111 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04% 7.61 02.56
112 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
113 JEM1961 21.64% 6.91 02.43
114 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
115 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 28.96% 7.43 02.21
116 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
117 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 30.83% 8.00 02.14
118 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
119 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 02.08
120 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 28.62% 8.18 02.06
121 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 20.27% 7.55 01.90
122 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 01.87
123 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
124 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 23.68% 8.04 01.80
125 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 29.13% 7.14 01.74
126 mcdonn 30.49% 6.79 01.68
127 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
128 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 21.12% 8.00 01.62
129 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 22.83% 7.13 01.58
130 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 24.87% 7.14 01.55
131 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
132 scott9896 11.58% 7.42 01.37
133 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
134 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
135 falcon3521 21.29% 7.56 01.30
136 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 19.76% 7.24 01.22
137 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.69% 6.91 01.21
138 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 19.76% 6.32 01.20
139 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
140 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.37 01.14
141 Nats fan's humble '61 set Click to Contact Owner 21.98% 6.13 01.08
142 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
143 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
144 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.22% 8.23 00.93
145 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
146 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
147 ulbricht Click to Contact Owner 13.80% 8.16 00.84
148 LStone4951's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 5.79% 8.06 00.79
149 JM 1961 Topps 7.84% 7.84 00.72
150 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 5.28% 7.39 00.70
151 PokerBobs61 9.37%
Retired on 7/26/2007
Rank 77
Weighted GPA 7.615
% Complete 9.37%
Set Rating 0.690
7.61
00.69
152 NM61TBB 10.90% 6.43 00.67
153 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
154 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
155 p9770m 8.86% 5.22 00.51
156 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 6.81% 6.93 00.49
157 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 2.73% 8.49 00.44
158 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 6.20 00.36
159 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 7.00 00.34
160 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58% 7.52 00.27
161 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 8.00 00.26
162 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
163 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 7.57 00.23
164 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
165 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
166 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
167 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
168 toneman2003 Click to view Set Images 3.24% 5.95 00.15
169 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
170 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 5.27 00.09
171 KP Adams 0.51% 5.10 00.09
172 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.34% 8.44 00.09
173 JFP 1961 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 6.57 00.09
174 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
175 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
176 derekrh Click to view Set Images 0.34% 6.75 00.03
177 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
178 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
179 natey777 0.17% 8.00 00.02
180 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
181 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
182 1961 Topps - Basic Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 5.00 00.02
183 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
184 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 9.00 00.02
185 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
185 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
187 spol85 0.17% 4.00 00.01
188 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01