1961 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.846

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
9.65
09.65
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.03 9.50 09.50
4 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00%8.99 9.40 09.40
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
9.35
09.35
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
9.19
09.19
7 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.76 9.05 09.05
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
8.84
08.84
10 Lacour 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.55 8.71 08.71
11 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.51 8.67 08.67
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
8.59
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
8.46
08.46
15 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.35 8.43 08.43
16 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.34 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 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 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.26 8.35 08.35
20 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
08.34
21 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
22 eruz4444 99.83%8.29
Retired on 7/10/2016
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 8.368
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.330
8.37
08.33
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
8.32
08.32
24 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
25 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.19 8.25 08.25
26 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
27 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.16 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 100.00%8.14
Retired on 3/24/2016
Rank 27
Weighted GPA 8.181
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.181
8.18
08.18
30 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.15 8.18 08.18
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 The Crandell Collection 100.00%8.11
Retired on 4/28/2016
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 8.128
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.128
8.13
08.13
35 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%8.10 8.12 08.12
36 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.09 8.12 08.12
37 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.09 08.09
38 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
39 mccordcf 100.00%8.06 8.08 08.08
40 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
41 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.39%8.94 9.28 08.07
42 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.07 08.07
43 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.06 08.06
44 RST's 61's 100.00%8.04 8.06 08.06
45 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
46 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
47 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
48 mike207 100.00%8.02 8.02 08.02
49 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
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 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
52 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
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 cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 97.44%8.24 8.33 08.00
56 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
57 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
58 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
59 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
60 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
61 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
62 Mets-71 97.27%8.09 8.12 07.88
63 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.87 7.88 07.88
64 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
65 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98%7.89 7.91 07.79
66 markh5151 100.00%7.70 7.70 07.70
67 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
68 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.79 7.84 07.70
69 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66%7.70 7.70 07.65
70 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
71 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.72%8.01 8.03 07.56
72 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 96.25%7.81 7.81 07.46
73 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 92.33%8.00 8.00 07.46
74 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 99.83%7.42 7.45 07.44
75 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 93.70%7.76 7.76 07.41
76 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
77 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.40 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 Andogas World of 1961 93.02%7.95 7.97 06.85
91 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30%7.05 7.05 06.84
92 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 99.32%6.78 6.78 06.65
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 73.08%7.66 7.66 05.70
96 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 83.30%7.44 7.44 05.68
97 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30%7.07 7.07 05.42
98 Dave Baskin Collection 77.85%7.09 7.09 05.20
99 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 56.56%8.93 9.29 04.96
100 cowboyz61 73.25%7.60 7.60 04.86
101 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 49.23%8.60 8.71 04.61
102 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 50.60%7.39 7.40 04.40
103 Dan's Cards of an 8-Year Old 58.77%7.22 7.22 04.16
104 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03%7.93 7.94 04.09
105 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66%7.55 7.55 03.86
106 jimmi046 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 57.07%6.69 6.69 03.70
107 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.76%8.02 8.04 03.54
108 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 42.08%9.00 9.28 03.43
109 5brobby 45.66%8.00 8.00 03.42
110 mattyyy2002 38.50%7.18 7.18 03.34
111 1969cubfan 29.13%7.63 7.66 03.32
112 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34%7.92 7.92 03.13
113 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 49.91%6.87 6.87 03.11
114 bhoff70 (2) 49.57%6.41 6.41 03.09
115 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29%7.43 7.43 02.88
116 rsj 31.86%7.13 7.14 02.86
117 mcdonn 47.70%7.08 7.08 02.64
118 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84%7.97 7.97 02.64
119 MacnEllieSportscards Click to Contact Owner 31.52%8.91 9.14 02.60
120 JEM1961 23.68%7.05 7.05 02.59
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 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 32.37%8.24 8.29 02.47
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 Tucker's Best 23.34%7.14 7.14 02.13
127 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 34.92%7.26 7.26 02.12
128 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35%6.97 6.97 02.08
129 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.75%8.08 8.09 02.04
130 royler43 27.60%7.46 7.46 01.97
131 Pacdac 33.90%6.85 6.85 01.87
132 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43%7.56 7.57 01.86
133 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 27.09%7.27 7.27 01.78
134 scott9896 15.84%7.44 7.44 01.69
135 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.50%6.32 6.32 01.67
136 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.55%7.07 7.08 01.62
137 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95%8.00 8.00 01.61
138 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 23.51%7.34 7.34 01.45
139 sjmont 15.16%6.73 6.77 01.43
140 drp81171 11.41%6.42 6.42 01.43
141 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32%6.30 6.30 01.34
142 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12%7.84 7.84 01.33
143 65fastback Click to view Set Images 9.37%6.84 6.84 01.32
144 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 21.12%6.22 6.22 01.29
145 Nopamart 24.02%6.28 6.28 01.29
146 Dad's 1961 Topps 26.58%5.65 5.71 01.27
147 MMMs - 1961 Set Click to view Set Images 13.63%8.01 8.01 01.24
148 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21%7.72 7.72 01.17
149 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.18%8.37 8.43 01.17
150 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.78%8.26 8.31 01.15
151 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48%7.29 7.29 01.08
152 falcon3521 17.38%7.52 7.52 01.07
153 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14%5.51 5.51 01.06
154 joe35sox Topps 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 10.56%6.30 6.30 01.05
155 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95%6.97 6.99 00.92
156 we3thatb Click to view Set Images 13.29%7.57 7.57 00.91
157 p9770m 13.29%5.83 5.83 00.90
158 kroprs 11.24%4.48 4.48 00.89
159 JM 1961 Topps 8.35%7.89 7.89 00.77
160 SlipC Cardboard Classics - 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 7.50%7.13 7.13 00.74
161 1961 Topps - Basic Click to view Set Images 5.28%7.39 7.39 00.70
162 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
163 NM61TBB 11.07%6.47 6.47 00.68
164 pmm4259 Click to Contact Owner 5.11%6.70 6.70 00.67
165 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75%7.65 7.65 00.67
166 VaRedsFan 4.94%7.00 7.00 00.64
167 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.92%8.06 8.06 00.42
168 natey777 2.56%8.04 8.04 00.39
169 THERSADYLINA1 6.64%6.31 6.31 00.39
170 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.11%7.72 7.72 00.38
171 richard.marschean Click to Contact Owner 4.26%6.70 6.70 00.35
172 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 3.07%7.75 7.75 00.27
173 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.75%8.07 8.10 00.27
174 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 5.45%5.58 5.58 00.26
175 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19%7.79 7.79 00.21
176 Old_English_D Click to Contact Owner 1.36%7.25 7.25 00.20
177 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19%8.89 8.95 00.19
178 hodge91 3.41%7.40 7.40 00.18
179 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.68%8.36 8.36 00.13
180 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 1.19%9.00 9.41 00.12
181 wlamb9 1.53%8.00 8.00 00.09
182 JVH 1961 Click to Contact Owner 1.02%5.30 5.30 00.08
183 SixShooter Click to Contact Owner 0.51%7.25 7.25 00.07
184 Leiva Collection 1.19%8.14 8.14 00.07
185 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.68%8.13 8.13 00.04
186 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.68%7.50 7.50 00.03
187 jcraighannon Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.34%5.45 5.45 00.03
188 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.02