1961 Topps - Basic

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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
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles M. Merkel Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.24 9.95 09.95
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
9.64
09.64
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.05 9.52 09.52
4 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00%8.99 9.39 09.39
5 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.95
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.947
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.947
9.34
09.34
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
9.18
09.18
7 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.78 9.06 09.06
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
8.85
08.85
9 starsandstripescards 100.00%8.65
Retired on 7/20/2010
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.655
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.655
8.83
08.83
10 Lacour 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.60 8.77 08.77
11 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.53 8.70 08.70
12 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
8.58
08.52
13 SJM61 99.83%8.37
Retired on 12/13/2009
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.372
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.358
8.50
08.49
14 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
8.45
08.45
15 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.34 8.42 08.42
16 Fluffy717 100.00%8.33
Retired on 7/25/2014
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.326
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.326
8.41
08.41
17 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 91.31%8.95 9.30 08.41
18 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
8.38
08.38
19 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 99.32%8.35 8.44 08.36
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
8.36
08.33
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
8.33
08.33
23 eruz4444 99.83%8.29
Retired on 7/10/2016
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 8.365
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.327
8.37
08.33
24 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
8.32
08.32
24 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.24 8.32 08.32
26 whitebugs 100.00%8.23 8.28 08.28
27 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
08.27
28 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.19 8.25 08.25
29 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.18 8.22 08.22
30 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
31 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.17 8.20 08.20
32 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.15 8.19 08.19
33 5_boros_bb_cards 100.00%8.14
Retired on 3/24/2016
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 8.178
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.178
8.18
08.18
34 Prowlerco's 100.00%8.15
Retired on 6/26/2013
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 8.154
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.154
8.17
08.17
35 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
36 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
37 The Crandell Collection 100.00%8.11
Retired on 4/28/2016
Rank 37
Weighted GPA 8.125
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.125
8.12
08.12
37 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.10 8.12 08.12
39 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%8.10 8.12 08.12
40 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.09 08.09
41 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
8.09
08.09
42 mccordcf 100.00%8.06 8.08 08.08
43 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
08.07
44 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.07 08.07
45 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.06 08.06
46 RST's 61's 100.00%8.04 8.06 08.06
47 Flowride 99.83%8.04
Retired on 5/27/2016
Rank 45
Weighted GPA 8.059
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.036
8.06
08.04
48 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
8.06
08.03
49 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
8.02
08.02
50 mike207 100.00%8.02 8.02 08.02
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
56 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
08.00
57 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
58 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
59 Mile High Card Company 99.49%8.01
Retired on 11/11/2015
Rank 54
Weighted GPA 8.005
% Complete 99.49%
Set Rating 7.959
8.01
07.96
60 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
61 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
62 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
63 Mets-71 97.27%8.09
Retired on 9/1/2016
Rank 61
Weighted GPA 8.119
% Complete 97.27%
Set Rating 7.881
8.12
07.88
64 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.87 7.88 07.88
65 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
07.82
66 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.81%7.89 7.92 07.78
67 markh5151 100.00%7.74 7.75 07.75
68 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
69 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.79 7.84 07.70
70 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66%7.70 7.70 07.65
71 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
72 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.72%8.01 8.03 07.56
73 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 96.76%7.84 7.85 07.54
74 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 99.83%7.46 7.49 07.48
75 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.41 7.41 07.41
76 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 93.70%7.76 7.76 07.41
77 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
78 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
79 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
80 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.31 7.32 07.32
81 Chris's 1961 Topps 100.00%7.24 7.24 07.24
82 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
83 The Japhet Collection 99.83%7.16 7.16 07.15
84 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.16 7.17 07.10
85 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
86 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.04 7.04 07.04
87 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
88 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00%7.01 7.01 07.01
89 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
90 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30%7.05 7.05 06.84
91 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 99.83%6.82 6.82 06.78
92 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 82.96%8.00 8.00 06.73
93 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 76.49%7.71 7.71 06.07
94 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
95 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 73.59%7.66 7.66 05.73
96 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 83.30%7.44 7.44 05.68
97 Dan's Cards of an 8-Year Old 79.22%7.25 7.25 05.49
98 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30%7.07 7.07 05.42
99 cowboyz61 79.39%7.63 7.63 05.28
100 Dave Baskin Collection 77.85%7.09 7.09 05.20
101 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 57.07%8.94 9.29 05.06
102 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 49.23%8.60 8.70 04.61
103 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 52.47%7.43 7.44 04.58
104 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 63.37%7.92 7.92 04.27
105 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03%7.93 7.94 04.09
106 jimmi046 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 58.77%6.71 6.71 03.89
107 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66%7.55 7.55 03.86
108 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.76%8.02 8.04 03.54
109 5brobby 46.34%8.00 8.00 03.53
110 bhoff70 (2) 52.30%6.49 6.49 03.40
111 mattyyy2002 38.50%7.18 7.18 03.34
112 1969cubfan 29.13%7.63 7.66 03.32
113 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 49.91%6.87 6.87 03.11
114 mcdonn 53.83%7.17 7.17 03.02
115 MacnEllieSportscards Click to Contact Owner 35.09%8.87 9.07 02.93
116 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29%7.43 7.43 02.88
117 rsj 31.86%7.13 7.14 02.86
118 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 36.80%8.22 8.26 02.77
119 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84%7.97 7.97 02.64
120 JEM1961 23.85%7.06 7.06 02.63
121 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04%7.61 7.61 02.56
122 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44%7.20 7.20 02.55
123 royler43 31.86%7.55 7.55 02.40
124 dougmckittrick 38.16%7.35 7.35 02.38
125 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 29.30%7.42 7.42 02.23
126 rwmcfar 23.85%7.58 7.58 02.23
127 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 36.12%7.28 7.28 02.20
128 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.11%8.08 8.09 02.15
129 Tucker's Best 23.34%7.14 7.14 02.13
130 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35%6.97 6.97 02.08
131 Nopamart 34.07%6.11 6.11 01.98
132 Pacdac 33.90%6.85 6.85 01.87
133 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43%7.56 7.57 01.86
134 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 27.09%7.27 7.27 01.78
135 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.21%6.38 6.38 01.78
136 scott9896 15.84%7.44 7.44 01.69
137 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.55%7.07 7.08 01.62
138 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95%8.00 8.00 01.61
139 MMMs - 1961 Set Click to view Set Images 17.04%8.01 8.02 01.57
140 sjmont 15.16%6.73 6.77 01.43
141 drp81171 11.41%6.42 6.42 01.43
142 Michael Fletcher Collection Click to Contact Owner 16.52%7.11 7.11 01.39
143 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 22.32%7.32 7.32 01.38
144 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32%6.30 6.30 01.34
145 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12%7.84 7.84 01.33
146 65fastback Click to view Set Images 9.37%6.84 6.84 01.32
147 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 21.12%6.22 6.22 01.29
148 Dad's 1961 Topps 26.58%5.65 5.71 01.27
149 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.35%8.39 8.45 01.18
150 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21%7.72 7.72 01.17
151 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.78%8.27 8.32 01.15
152 ougiqbxy 10.56%7.72 7.72 01.12
153 falcon3521 17.21%7.52 7.52 01.07
154 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14%5.51 5.51 01.06
155 joe35sox Topps 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 10.56%6.30 6.30 01.05
156 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.14%7.27 7.27 01.04
157 SlipC Cardboard Classics - 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 8.86%7.10 7.10 00.93
158 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95%6.97 6.99 00.92
159 we3thatb Click to view Set Images 13.29%7.57 7.57 00.91
160 p9770m 13.29%5.83 5.83 00.90
161 B & T 12.44%7.39 7.39 00.90
162 kroprs 11.24%4.48 4.48 00.89
163 THERSADYLINA1 13.80%6.57 6.57 00.81
164 JM 1961 Topps 8.35%7.89 7.89 00.77
165 VaRedsFan 5.79%7.00 7.00 00.73
166 1961 Topps - Basic Click to view Set Images 5.45%7.38 7.38 00.71
167 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
168 NM61TBB 11.07%6.47 6.47 00.68
169 pmm4259 Click to Contact Owner 5.11%6.70 6.70 00.67
170 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75%7.65 7.65 00.67
171 natey777 3.92%8.02 8.02 00.61
172 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.92%8.06 8.06 00.42
173 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.28%7.73 7.73 00.39
174 Old_English_D Click to Contact Owner 2.90%6.11 6.11 00.37
175 richard.marschean Click to Contact Owner 4.26%6.70 6.70 00.35
176 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.09%8.17 8.24 00.30
177 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 3.07%7.75 7.75 00.27
178 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 5.45%5.58 5.58 00.26
179 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19%7.79 7.79 00.21
180 hodge91 3.41%7.40 7.40 00.18
181 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.68%8.36 8.36 00.13
182 mkmoe23 Click to Contact Owner 1.02%4.60 4.60 00.13
183 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 1.19%9.00 9.41 00.12
184 wlamb9 1.70%8.00 8.00 00.10
185 SixShooter Click to Contact Owner 0.68%7.18 7.18 00.09
186 JVH 1961 Click to Contact Owner 1.02%5.30 5.30 00.08
187 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.51%6.82 6.82 00.07
188 Leiva Collection 1.19%8.14 8.14 00.07
189 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.68%8.13 8.13 00.04
190 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.68%7.50 7.50 00.03
191 jcraighannon Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.34%5.45 5.45 00.03