1961 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.844

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
9.66
09.66
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 8.947
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.947
9.37
09.37
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%8.74 9.03 09.03
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 Lacour 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.51 8.66 08.66
11 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.47 8.62 08.62
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
08.53
13 SJM61 99.83%8.37
Retired on 12/13/2009
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.372
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.358
8.51
08.50
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 99.83%8.35
Retired on 10/19/2015
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 8.448
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.423
8.45
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
8.42
08.42
16 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.34 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
8.37
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
8.34
08.34
22 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
23 eruz4444 99.49%8.29 8.36 08.30
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
08.28
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 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.15 8.19 08.19
28 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.14 8.18 08.18
29 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
30 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
31 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.13 8.16 08.16
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 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.11 8.13 08.13
34 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.10 8.12 08.12
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 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
45 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
46 mike207 100.00%8.02 8.02 08.02
47 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
48 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
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
53 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
54 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 99.66%8.02 8.03 07.96
55 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
56 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 85.69%8.93 9.27 07.93
57 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
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 Mets-71 97.27%8.09 8.12 07.88
61 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.87 7.88 07.88
62 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
63 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98%7.89 7.92 07.79
64 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.74 7.75 07.75
65 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
66 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.79 7.84 07.70
67 markh5151 100.00%7.66 7.67 07.67
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 94.72%8.00 8.02 07.56
71 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 93.53%7.76 7.76 07.40
72 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
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 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.34 7.36 07.34
76 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.34 7.34 07.34
77 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.31 7.32 07.32
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 Chris's 1961 Topps 100.00%7.21 7.21 07.21
80 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.16 7.17 07.10
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 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 92.33%7.63 7.63 07.02
85 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%7.01 7.01 07.01
86 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
87 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30%7.05 7.05 06.84
88 Andogas World of 1961 92.67%7.95 7.97 06.79
89 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48%8.00 8.00 06.74
90 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 92.84%6.71 6.71 06.15
91 The Japhet Collection 87.90%7.10 7.10 06.10
92 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 76.49%7.71 7.71 06.07
93 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
94 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 74.96%8.26 8.37 05.98
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 82.96%7.44 7.44 05.65
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 54.17%8.90 9.25 04.70
100 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 49.23%8.60 8.72 04.62
101 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03%7.93 7.94 04.09
102 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66%7.55 7.55 03.86
103 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 44.80%8.98 9.28 03.80
104 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 44.46%7.50 7.52 03.79
105 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 52.81%7.17 7.17 03.54
106 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 41.57%8.01 8.02 03.46
107 5brobby 45.49%8.00 8.00 03.41
108 1969cubfan 29.13%7.63 7.68 03.33
109 mattyyy2002 37.65%7.18 7.18 03.27
110 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34%7.92 7.92 03.13
111 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 49.57%6.86 6.86 03.08
112 cowboyz61 46.51%7.44 7.44 03.05
113 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29%7.43 7.43 02.88
114 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84%7.97 7.97 02.64
115 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04%7.61 7.61 02.56
116 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44%7.20 7.20 02.55
117 JEM1961 22.32%6.96 6.96 02.49
118 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 32.37%8.24 8.29 02.47
119 dougmckittrick 38.16%7.35 7.35 02.38
120 ulbricht Click to Contact Owner 35.78%7.73 7.74 02.27
121 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 29.47%7.42 7.42 02.24
122 jimmi046 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 32.88%6.68 6.68 02.19
123 Tucker's Best 23.34%7.14 7.14 02.13
124 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35%6.97 6.97 02.08
125 mcdonn 37.31%6.94 6.94 02.06
126 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 33.73%7.22 7.23 02.04
127 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.06%8.08 8.08 01.99
128 bhoff70 (2) 32.54%6.22 6.22 01.92
129 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 27.43%7.19 7.20 01.92
130 Pacdac 33.90%6.85 6.85 01.87
131 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43%7.56 7.57 01.86
132 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 27.09%7.27 7.27 01.78
133 scott9896 15.84%7.44 7.44 01.69
134 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 26.41%7.40 7.40 01.61
135 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95%8.00 8.00 01.61
136 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.38%7.06 7.07 01.60
137 drp81171 11.41%6.42 6.42 01.43
138 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32%6.30 6.30 01.34
139 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12%7.84 7.84 01.33
140 falcon3521 20.27%7.54 7.54 01.24
141 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 20.27%6.34 6.34 01.23
142 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.69%6.98 6.98 01.22
143 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21%7.72 7.72 01.17
144 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01%8.37 8.43 01.15
145 MacnEllieSportscards Click to Contact Owner 13.12%8.99 9.20 01.10
146 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48%7.29 7.29 01.08
147 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14%5.51 5.51 01.06
148 sjmont 10.73%6.83 6.90 01.05
149 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.39%8.26 8.29 00.97
150 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 12.10%7.97 7.97 00.94
151 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95%6.97 6.99 00.92
152 we3thatb Click to view Set Images 13.29%7.57 7.57 00.91
153 p9770m 11.58%5.71 5.71 00.81
154 JM 1961 Topps 8.18%7.89 7.89 00.75
155 greggpatenaude 6.98%5.12 5.12 00.74
156 1961 Topps - Basic Click to view Set Images 5.28%7.39 7.39 00.70
157 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
158 NM61TBB 11.07%6.47 6.47 00.68
159 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75%7.65 7.65 00.67
160 pmm4259 5.11%6.68 6.68 00.67
161 Boyds Toys 1961 Topps 2nd Set Click to Contact Owner 8.01%6.89 6.89 00.59
162 VaRedsFan 4.26%7.00 7.00 00.57
163 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 3.58%6.32 6.32 00.53
164 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58%8.06 8.06 00.38
165 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.77%6.98 6.98 00.36
166 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.77%7.70 7.70 00.35
167 Holloway 1960 Click to view Set Images 3.07%7.68 7.68 00.34
168 richard.marschean Click to Contact Owner 4.09%6.61 6.61 00.32
169 THERSADYLINA1 5.11%6.04 6.04 00.31
170 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58%8.04 8.07 00.26
171 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19%7.79 7.79 00.21
172 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19%8.89 8.95 00.19
173 hodge91 3.41%7.35 7.35 00.18
174 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.85%8.50 8.50 00.18
175 royler43 2.39%6.42 6.42 00.16
176 oliverior 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 1.19%4.58 4.58 00.12
177 DRH 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 0.85%6.74 6.74 00.10
178 RickInacio 1.02%6.64 6.64 00.10
179 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.85%9.00 9.31 00.09
180 [email protected] 1.02%5.08 5.08 00.08
181 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 1.70%5.22 5.22 00.07
182 josejose 0.68%6.66 6.66 00.06
183 wlamb9 1.02%8.00 8.00 00.06
184 natey777 0.34%8.27 8.27 00.05
185 steven2 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.05
186 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.68%8.13 8.13 00.04
187 alview 0.68%8.00 8.00 00.04
188 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.68%7.50 7.50 00.03
189 jcraighannon Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.34%5.45 5.45 00.03
190 johnuvm83 0.34%5.86 5.86 00.02
191 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.02
192 SixShooter Click to Contact Owner 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.02