1963 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.557

As one of the most visually attractive and difficult sets of the 1960s, the 1963 Topps baseball set is a top choice amongst collectors. Of all the 1960s Topps issues, this set made the best use of color. The bold colors provide excellent eye-appeal but, due to the solid, colored borders at the base of each card, finding high-grade examples is a chore. They are as beautiful as they are easily chipped. This great set is also filled with tremendous star power. It is also home to one of the most desirable cards in the hobby, the Pete Rose rookie card. Willie Stargell, another key Hall of Famer, also has a rookie card in the high-number series. Along with the usual dose of stars like Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays, there are a few extremely popular combo cards. Buc Blasters (Clemente, etc.), Bomber's Best (Tresh/Mantle/Richardson), Power Plus (Aaron/Banks), Pride of the N.L. (Mays/Musial), and Dodgers' Big Three (Koufax/Drysdale/Podres) are all very popular cards and they help make this set, perhaps, the most desirable of the decade. The common series, cards 447-522, are very tough and command a premium. This set can satisfy on a number of levels. To read in-depth articles, click here and here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%9.07
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.069
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.069
9.90
09.90
2 Dave Cryer's 1963 Topps Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.92
Retired on 3/6/2007
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.918
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.918
9.56
09.56
3 Aggies 63s Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.86 9.42 09.42
4 John Branca 100.00%8.83 9.32 09.32
5 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.74 9.21 09.21
6 Allan R King 99.83%8.71
Retired on 7/24/2010
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.708
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.626
9.11
09.02
7 ambak 1963 Topps 100.00%8.56
Retired on 11/4/2006
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.564
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.564
8.98
08.98
8 Bill Dodge's 1963 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.53
Retired on 10/24/2011
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.528
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.528
8.85
08.85
9 Henri Nuber 1963 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.79%8.90 9.53 08.83
10 The Duke of Mint 100.00%8.48
Retired on 9/13/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.477
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.477
8.72
08.72
11 1963 Hank 100.00%8.40
Retired on 10/29/2005
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.396
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.396
8.63
08.63
12 The cards your mom said she threw out 1963 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.40 8.61 08.61
13 jgriffith 100.00%8.36
Retired on 7/19/2013
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.361
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.361
8.52
08.52
13 mccordcf 100.00%8.36 8.52 08.52
15 MACPSA 1963 Topps Baseball Set 100.00%8.28
Retired on 10/1/2007
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.284
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.284
8.47
08.47
16 Mark's Memories 100.00%8.23
Retired on 5/12/2009
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.231
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.231
8.40
08.40
17 Brian's 1963 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.22 8.35 08.35
18 Quakers 1963 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.23 8.33 08.33
19 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.15 8.20 08.20
20 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%8.13
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 8.131
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.131
8.20
08.20
21 Barrett 63 Topps Baseball Basic Click to view Set Images 99.65%8.18
Retired on 5/7/2014
Rank 20
Weighted GPA 8.180
% Complete 99.65%
Set Rating 8.094
8.23
08.15
22 billyg87's 1963 topps basic set 100.00%8.07
Retired on 11/22/2010
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 8.071
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.071
8.10
08.10
23 JVette's 63 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.09 08.09
24 SJM63 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.06 8.09 08.09
25 Gary Frazier Legacy Set 100.00%8.06 8.08 08.08
26 dglickfield 99.83%8.05
Retired on 8/14/2009
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 8.053
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.034
8.08
08.06
27 The Mei Hua Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.03 8.06 08.06
28 Joe Wilson 100.00%8.04
Retired on 7/27/2009
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 8.039
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.039
8.06
08.06
29 jlbdepot 99.83%8.05 8.06 08.05
30 Allan King Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.05 08.05
31 The MLB Collection of no 8.5 half-grades Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.04
Retired on 3/13/2009
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 8.036
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.036
8.04
08.04
32 Futrell Legacy Collection 100.00%8.01
Retired on 12/9/2010
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 8.012
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.012
8.02
08.02
33 mastro auction 100.00%8.01
Retired on 8/2/2008
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 8.009
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.009
8.01
08.01
34 Mile High Card Company 99.65%8.02
Retired on 11/12/2015
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 8.026
% Complete 99.65%
Set Rating 8.001
8.03
08.00
35 DRS 100.00%8.00
Retired on 11/2/2004
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
35 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
37 Mark's 1963s Click to Contact Owner 98.78%7.93 7.93 07.85
38 Prewar Card Collector Auctions * Brent Huigens 98.44%7.94
Retired on 4/4/2007
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 7.940
% Complete 98.44%
Set Rating 7.835
7.95
07.85
39 Psychedelic Umpire's Crazy '63 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.82 7.84 07.84
40 Nats fan's '63 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.79 7.80 07.80
41 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 98.61%7.98 7.98 07.79
42 The Nelson Collection 97.22%7.99 8.01 07.75
43 bobsbop4 94.44%8.01 8.02 07.68
44 MACPSA 1963 Topps Baseball Set # 2 97.57%7.85
Retired on 2/17/2006
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.852
% Complete 97.57%
Set Rating 7.648
7.86
07.66
45 1963 deja vu all over again 96.70%8.00
Retired on 2/1/2010
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 96.70%
Set Rating 7.556
8.00
07.56
46 Jesse Jay's 1963 Adventure Click to Contact Owner 94.10%8.07 8.12 07.51
47 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.46 7.46 07.46
48 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%7.40 7.41 07.41
48 BLS PSA Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.40
Retired on 11/17/2011
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 7.404
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.404
7.41
07.41
50 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 98.26%7.37 7.39 07.28
51 I Have A Dream! Click to view Set Images 99.83%7.20
Retired on 6/13/2010
Rank 36
Weighted GPA 7.204
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 7.197
7.21
07.20
52 HUMANICK Click to Contact Owner 93.23%7.53 7.55 07.15
53 SilverEagle63 94.62%7.34
Retired on 3/20/2006
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 7.340
% Complete 94.62%
Set Rating 6.955
7.34
06.96
54 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 79.69%8.28 8.42 06.80
55 Rico's 1963 set Click to Contact Owner 96.70%6.87 6.87 06.63
56 Rob's 1963 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 78.47%8.00 8.00 06.55
57 Deb and Ed's 1963 Topps 82.12%7.84 7.85 06.39
58 leefitz Click to Contact Owner 77.78%8.05 8.08 06.04
59 tripleb4er Click to Contact Owner 75.35%7.97 7.97 06.00
60 farfar's 1963 topps Click to Contact Owner 78.47%7.30 7.30 05.78
61 Andoga's World of 1963 82.29%7.84 7.84 05.74
62 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 55.73%8.74 9.19 04.84
63 JakeCook Click to Contact Owner 68.75%7.40 7.40 04.72
64 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 47.05%8.02 8.03 04.44
65 The Cook Collection Click to view Set Images 60.94%7.54 7.54 04.42
66 hosaflookl 44.62%6.83 6.83 04.04
67 1963 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 53.30%7.99 7.99 04.02
68 1963 Topps Nrmt Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 49.65%7.40 7.40 03.68
69 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 47.05%5.71 5.71 03.37
70 Boyds Toys 63 topps Click to Contact Owner 43.06%7.91 7.94 03.36
71 Blambro's 1963 Topps Collection Click to Contact Owner 38.54%8.02 8.02 03.09
72 Cecil B's 1963 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 36.98%7.37 7.38 03.00
73 RST's 63's 35.42%8.54 8.76 02.66
74 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 19.62%7.19 7.19 02.64
75 LK Topps 1963 Click to Contact Owner 15.63%8.00 8.00 02.52
76 Raymond's 63 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 29.17%7.47 7.47 02.26
77 savedfrommyspokes 28.47%7.22 7.22 02.22
78 Pat's 1963 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 20.83%7.31 7.31 02.21
79 mattyyy2002 18.06%6.72 6.72 02.20
80 B & T 25.69%7.69 7.69 01.98
81 Bob's 1963 Topps Set 29.86%6.93 6.93 01.91
82 Terry's 1963 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 26.91%6.38 6.38 01.87
83 JEM1963 22.92%6.67 6.67 01.83
84 royler43 14.93%6.75 6.75 01.77
85 Late December back in '63 (still in diapers) Click to Contact Owner 10.94%6.99 6.99 01.63
86 Gemint's 1963 Set Click to Contact Owner 20.49%7.97 8.00 01.63
87 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 16.49%7.03 7.03 01.61
88 1963 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 12.15%7.25 7.27 01.59
89 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 25.17%6.81 6.81 01.54
90 Tony's 63s Basic 21.01%8.00 8.00 01.54
91 Seminolelaw Click to Contact Owner 19.97%7.40 7.40 01.37
92 sixxty_7 16.67%6.79 6.79 01.27
93 BN777 19.79%7.40 7.40 01.20
94 Mangus 1963 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.58%8.00 8.00 01.12
95 Brian & Owen McMillen 1963 Topps - Basic Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.14%5.60 5.60 01.11
96 KonradKuhn1 18.23%6.77 6.77 00.97
97 jjacobs 14.76%7.32 7.32 00.95
98 Tory's 1963 Topps Basic Baseball Set 15.63%6.08 6.08 00.91
99 GradedSports.com 1963 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.67%8.09 8.09 00.76
100 gmRyan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.65%6.81 6.81 00.63
101 p9770m 4.69%6.02 6.02 00.56
102 bradythedog 8.16%7.88 7.88 00.54
103 The Dave Curry Collection Click to Contact Owner 4.86%8.00 8.00 00.51
104 Olivertwistnc Click to Contact Owner 5.03%6.69 6.69 00.37
105 richard.marschean Click to Contact Owner 3.82%6.47 6.50 00.36
106 pmangano Click to Contact Owner 4.34%8.82 9.16 00.30
107 RCM Vintage Collection - 1963 Topps Baseball Set 1.56%7.19 7.19 00.29
108 SixShooter Click to Contact Owner 1.39%7.43 7.43 00.24
109 tim12x Click to Contact Owner 1.91%6.90 6.93 00.24
110 Jim's 1963 Topps Work in Progress 3.82%7.22 7.22 00.24
111 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.56%7.50 7.50 00.23
112 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.91%8.00 8.00 00.21
113 DRH 1963 Topps Click to view Set Images 1.22%6.87 6.87 00.20
114 johnuvm83 1.56%5.68 5.68 00.19
115 moe_ron 1.22%6.35 6.35 00.19
116 Howards 1963 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 2.95%7.11 7.11 00.19
117 Surfin' USA Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.56%6.70 6.70 00.16
118 bradams879 0.87%5.90 5.90 00.14
119 dashcol 1.56%7.22 7.22 00.13
120 DA 1963 Set Click to Contact Owner 0.69%8.00 8.00 00.10
121 wlamb9 1.22%7.53 7.53 00.07
122 stromboli64 Click to Contact Owner 0.52%4.23 4.23 00.06
123 RavenWilbur 0.52%4.06 4.06 00.06
124 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.52%7.59 7.59 00.05
125 hodge91 1.04%8.00 8.00 00.05
126 josejose 0.35%6.00 6.00 00.04
127 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 0.52%8.00 8.00 00.04
128 Leiva Collection 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.02
129 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.35%8.00 8.00 00.02
130 drillin1350 0.17%4.00 4.00 00.01
131 meatloaf213 0.17%7.00 7.00 00.01
132 g.heisey 0.17%7.00 7.00 00.01