1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.518

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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 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
2 The Duke of Mint Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.00 09.00
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 08.99
4 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.97 08.97
5 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.958
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.958
8.95
08.95
6 Bill Dodge's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.86 08.86
7 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
8 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
9 David 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 95.06% 9.03 08.62
10 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.58 08.58
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 Fluffy717 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.32 08.32
15 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.32 08.32
16 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.32 08.32
17 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
18 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
19 Al Zouky 100.00%
Retired on 2/9/2009
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 8.252
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.252
8.26
08.26
20 Charles Bedrosian 99.83%
Retired on 10/26/2011
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 8.281
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.250
8.29
08.26
21 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.22 08.22
22 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
23 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
24 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
25 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
26 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
27 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.14 08.14
28 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 99.66% 8.23 08.13
29 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
30 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.11 08.11
31 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.19 08.10
32 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.09 08.09
33 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.08 08.08
34 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
35 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 08.06
36 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
37 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
38 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 08.04
39 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
40 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
41 The Dog's Run Click to Contact Owner 99.66% 8.06 08.03
42 Dreaming of 1961 Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 10/8/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.018
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.018
8.02
08.02
43 mike207 100.00% 8.02 08.02
44 Nine Indians Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 6/27/2013
Rank 40
Weighted GPA 8.018
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.018
8.01
08.01
45 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
46 Gary O's 61's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.01 08.01
47 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
48 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
49 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.00 08.00
50 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 99.83% 8.03 08.00
51 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
52 KentW Click to Contact Owner 99.66% 7.98 07.95
53 Garte Collection 100.00%
Retired on 3/18/2005
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.922
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.922
7.92
07.92
54 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
55 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.02 07.91
56 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
57 Mets-71 97.79% 8.08 07.88
58 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.82 07.82
59 Burtgeo's 61's Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 8.07 07.81
60 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98% 7.89 07.76
61 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.74 07.74
62 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
63 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
64 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.68 07.63
65 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.55 07.55
66 Sprigle Family Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Basic Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.53 07.53
67 Nimmer44 89.44% 8.39 07.51
68 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.41 07.41
69 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
70 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
71 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 93.70% 7.89 07.35
72 terrys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.31 07.31
73 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.12% 7.76 07.21
74 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
75 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.16 07.10
76 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
77 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.04 07.04
78 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
79 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.01 07.01
80 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
81 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
82 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.26 06.81
83 Topps1961 Q's Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 6.83 06.77
84 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
85 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 88.25% 7.24 06.37
86 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
87 Andogas World of 1961 85.69% 7.90 05.98
88 Chris's 1961 Topps 89.10% 7.14 05.84
89 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 63.54% 8.83 05.63
90 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.43% 7.43 05.54
91 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.44% 7.69 05.39
92 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 81.77% 7.07 05.33
93 Dave Baskin collection 75.98% 7.09 05.12
94 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 58.26% 7.64 04.54
95 bhoff70 56.05% 7.51 04.46
96 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 39.86% 7.93 04.07
97 The Japhet Collection 52.98% 7.17 03.89
98 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66% 7.55 03.86
99 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
100 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
101 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.52% 8.03 03.27
102 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 40.89% 8.84 03.26
103 mattyyy2002 37.14% 7.18 03.21
104 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 37.99% 8.97 03.06
105 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 44.46% 7.14 03.03
106 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 48.21% 5.98 02.96
107 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 42.42% 7.92 02.88
108 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
109 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
110 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 24.87% 7.61 02.55
111 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 42.08% 6.79 02.46
112 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
113 JEM1961 19.25% 6.85 02.25
114 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
115 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 30.83% 8.00 02.14
116 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
117 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 02.08
118 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 28.62% 8.18 02.06
119 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
120 Derek's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 13.63% 8.09 01.82
121 mcdonn 30.15% 6.79 01.67
122 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
123 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 21.12% 8.00 01.62
124 Pacdac 28.45% 6.94 01.59
125 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 24.87% 7.14 01.55
126 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 16.35% 7.54 01.50
127 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 21.64% 7.11 01.46
128 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 23.85% 7.29 01.45
129 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 19.59% 7.43 01.45
130 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
131 falcon3521 22.49% 7.58 01.38
132 scott9896 11.24% 7.42 01.35
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 ed201 9.37% 6.88 01.27
136 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.27% 7.37 01.26
137 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 19.42% 6.33 01.18
138 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
139 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.37 01.14
140 65fastback Click to view Set Images 7.67% 6.85 01.10
141 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
142 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
143 Nats fan's humble '61 set Click to Contact Owner 20.95% 6.17 01.03
144 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 16.01% 7.09 01.00
145 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
146 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 9.88% 8.23 00.90
147 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
148 JM 1961 Topps 7.67% 7.80 00.71
149 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 5.28% 7.39 00.70
150 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
151 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
152 NM61TBB 10.56% 6.44 00.65
153 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
154 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 5.96% 6.93 00.43
155 mckeot 3.58% 5.81 00.32
156 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.26% 7.00 00.31
157 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 8.00 00.26
158 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 7.48 00.25
159 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
160 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
161 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 4.26% 5.08 00.19
162 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
163 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
164 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
165 toneman2003 Click to view Set Images 3.24% 5.95 00.15
166 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
167 KP Adams 0.51% 5.10 00.09
168 JFP 1961 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 6.57 00.09
169 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
170 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
171 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
172 Phraisercrane 0.51% 6.57 00.03
173 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
174 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
175 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
176 1961 Topps - Basic Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 5.00 00.02
176 derekrh Click to view Set Images 0.17% 6.00 00.02
178 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
179 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
179 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
181 spol85 0.17% 4.00 00.01
182 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.17% 8.00 00.01
182 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01