1963 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 576

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.320

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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% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 9.069
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.069
9.07
09.07
2 Dave Cryer's 1963 Topps Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 3/6/2007
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.918
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.918
8.92
08.92
3 John Branca 100.00% 8.82 08.82
4 Aggies 63s Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.79 08.79
5 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.71 08.71
6 Allan R King 99.83%
Retired on 7/24/2010
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.708
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.626
8.71
08.63
7 ambak 1963 Topps 100.00%
Retired on 11/4/2006
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.564
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.564
8.56
08.56
8 Bill Dodge's 1963 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 10/24/2011
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.528
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.528
8.53
08.53
9 The Duke of Mint 100.00%
Retired on 9/13/2005
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.477
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.477
8.48
08.48
10 1963 Hank 100.00%
Retired on 10/29/2005
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.396
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.396
8.40
08.40
11 jgriffith 100.00%
Retired on 7/19/2013
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.361
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.361
8.36
08.36
11 mccordcf 100.00% 8.36 08.36
13 MACPSA 1963 Topps Baseball Set 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2007
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.284
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.284
8.28
08.28
14 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.26 08.26
15 Mark's Memories 100.00%
Retired on 5/12/2009
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.231
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.231
8.23
08.23
16 Quakers 1963 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.23 08.23
17 Brian's 1963 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.22 08.22
18 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
19 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 8.131
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.131
8.13
08.13
20 Barrett 63 Topps Baseball Basic Click to view Set Images 99.65%
Retired on 5/7/2014
Rank 20
Weighted GPA 8.180
% Complete 99.65%
Set Rating 8.094
8.18
08.09
21 billyg87's 1963 topps basic set 100.00%
Retired on 11/22/2010
Rank 18
Weighted GPA 8.071
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.071
8.07
08.07
22 Gary Frazier Legacy Set 100.00% 8.06 08.06
23 SJM63 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.06 08.06
24 Allan King Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
25 Joe Wilson 100.00%
Retired on 7/27/2009
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 8.039
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.039
8.04
08.04
26 The MLB Collection of no 8.5 half-grades Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 3/13/2009
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 8.036
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.036
8.04
08.04
27 dglickfield 99.83%
Retired on 8/14/2009
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 8.053
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 8.034
8.05
08.03
28 KentW Click to Contact Owner 99.83% 8.04 08.03
29 Gary O' 63's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.03 08.03
30 JVette's 63 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.02 08.02
31 Futrell Legacy Collection 100.00%
Retired on 12/9/2010
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 8.012
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.012
8.01
08.01
32 mastro auction 100.00%
Retired on 8/2/2008
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 8.009
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.009
8.01
08.01
33 DRS 100.00%
Retired on 11/2/2004
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
33 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.00 08.00
35 The Mei Hua Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.65% 8.03 07.92
36 Prewar Card Collector Auctions * Brent Huigens 98.44%
Retired on 4/4/2007
Rank 12
Weighted GPA 7.940
% Complete 98.44%
Set Rating 7.835
7.94
07.83
37 The Nelson Collection 97.22% 7.99 07.73
38 Nats fan's '63 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.72 07.72
39 bobsbop4 94.44% 8.01 07.67
40 MACPSA 1963 Topps Baseball Set # 2 97.57%
Retired on 2/17/2006
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.852
% Complete 97.57%
Set Rating 7.648
7.85
07.65
41 Psychedelic Umpire's Crazy '63 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.65 07.65
42 1963 deja vu all over again 96.70%
Retired on 2/1/2010
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 96.70%
Set Rating 7.556
8.00
07.56
43 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.46 07.46
44 BLS PSA Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 11/17/2011
Rank 41
Weighted GPA 7.404
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.404
7.40
07.40
45 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 95.14% 7.95 07.34
46 I Have A Dream! Click to view Set Images 99.83%
Retired on 6/13/2010
Rank 36
Weighted GPA 7.204
% Complete 99.83%
Set Rating 7.197
7.20
07.20
47 farfar's 1963 topps Click to Contact Owner 97.74% 7.32 07.08
48 Mark's 1963s Click to Contact Owner 85.42% 7.88 06.96
49 SilverEagle63 94.62%
Retired on 3/20/2006
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 7.340
% Complete 94.62%
Set Rating 6.955
7.34
06.96
50 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 79.34% 8.27 06.67
51 Rico's 1963 set Click to Contact Owner 96.70% 6.87 06.63
52 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 88.89% 7.30 06.52
53 leefitz Click to Contact Owner 77.78% 8.05 06.02
54 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 63.89% 8.02 05.38
55 Rob's 1963 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 58.33% 8.00 04.81
56 JakeCook Click to Contact Owner 68.75% 7.40 04.72
57 Andoga's World of 1963 68.58% 7.82 04.58
58 1963 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 53.65% 7.99 04.05
59 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 50.87% 8.64 04.04
60 1963 Topps Nrmt Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 49.65% 7.40 03.68
61 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 47.05% 5.71 03.37
62 Blambro's 1963 Topps Collection Click to Contact Owner 38.54% 8.02 03.08
63 Cecil B's 1963 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 36.11% 7.36 02.96
64 Boyds Toys 63 topps Click to Contact Owner 37.33% 7.91 02.87
65 The Cook Collection Click to view Set Images 34.03% 7.52 02.72
66 LK Topps 1963 Click to Contact Owner 15.63% 8.00 02.52
67 Raymond's 63 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 29.17% 7.47 02.26
68 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 23.61% 8.01 02.24
69 savedfrommyspokes 28.47% 7.22 02.22
70 Pat's 1963 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 20.83% 7.31 02.21
71 mattyyy2002 18.06% 6.70 02.20
72 The cards your mom said she threw out 1963 Click to Contact Owner 22.57% 8.43 02.15
73 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 13.54% 7.20 02.14
74 Bob's 1963 Topps Set 29.86% 6.93 01.91
75 gmRyan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.01% 6.94 01.85
76 terrys 1963 Topps Click to Contact Owner 26.04% 6.35 01.79
77 PSA Rich's 1963 Topps Baseball 20.31% 8.99 01.64
78 B & T 20.83% 7.63 01.62
79 MDFCollection 26.39% 7.75 01.59
80 1963 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 12.15% 7.25 01.58
81 Late December back in '63 (still in diapers) Click to Contact Owner 10.59% 6.95 01.55
82 Seminolelaw Click to Contact Owner 19.97% 7.40 01.37
83 rugbymarine Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 11.63% 8.02 01.18
84 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 11.98% 7.03 01.17
85 Mangus 1963 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.58% 8.00 01.12
86 royler43 10.76% 6.59 01.06
87 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 18.23% 6.91 01.00
88 KonradKuhn1 18.23% 6.77 00.97
89 Tony's 63s Basic 14.06% 7.96 00.95
90 BH 6.60% 6.13 00.93
91 greggpatenaude 6.77% 5.16 00.93
92 Tory's 1963 Topps Basic Baseball Set 15.45% 6.04 00.90
93 JEM1963 8.33% 6.70 00.85
94 Gemint's 1963 Set Click to Contact Owner 11.63% 7.98 00.84
95 gumper11 15.45% 7.10 00.83
96 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 9.72% 8.00 00.82
97 GradedSports.com 1963 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.85% 8.08 00.78
98 arcrivals 7.81% 7.85 00.63
99 Brian & Owen McMillen 1963 Topps - Basic Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 9.20% 5.82 00.49
100 bradythedog 6.08% 7.85 00.47
101 Mansco (2) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.21% 8.00 00.37
102 pmangano Click to Contact Owner 4.34% 8.82 00.29
103 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 2.26% 6.85 00.27
104 tim12x Click to Contact Owner 1.74% 6.76 00.22
105 Jim's 1963 Topps Work in Progress 3.30% 7.14 00.21
106 liffeystynx 1963 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.39% 4.06 00.21
107 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.91% 7.63 00.17
108 otisb007 2.78% 6.92 00.15
109 derekrh Click to view Set Images 0.87% 6.81 00.14
110 JM 1963 Topps 0.87% 8.00 00.11
111 Howards 1963 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 1.56% 6.56 00.08
112 K-Nole Click to view Set Images 0.17% 3.50 00.01
113 brsearfoss Click to view Set Images 0.35% 6.50 00.01
114 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 8.00 00.01