1963 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.556

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 Connor J's '63 Topps BB 99.83%9.04 9.84 09.74
3 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
4 Aggies 63s 100.00%8.87
Retired on 6/12/2016
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 9.430
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 9.430
9.43
09.43
5 John Branca 100.00%8.83 9.32 09.32
6 Henri Nuber Topps 1963 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.57%8.89 9.53 09.25
7 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.74 9.22 09.22
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 The cards your mom said she threw out 1963 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.44 8.66 08.66
13 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
14 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
14 mccordcf 100.00%8.36 8.52 08.52
16 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
17 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
18 Brian's 1963 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.22 8.35 08.35
19 Quakers 1963 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.23 8.33 08.33
20 The Crandell Collection 100.00%8.15
Retired on 5/12/2016
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 8.204
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.204
8.20
08.20
21 Jesse Jay's 1963 Adventure Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.13 8.20 08.20
22 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
23 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%8.14 8.19 08.19
24 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
08.14
25 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
26 JVette's 63 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.09 08.09
27 SJM63 100.00%8.06
Retired on 9/27/2016
Rank 27
Weighted GPA 8.088
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.088
8.09
08.09
28 Gary Frazier Legacy Set 100.00%8.06 8.08 08.08
29 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
30 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
31 The Mei Hua Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.03 8.05 08.05
32 jlbdepot 99.83%8.05 8.06 08.05
33 Allan King 100.00%8.05
Retired on 8/8/2016
Rank 33
Weighted GPA 8.052
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.052
8.05
08.05
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
38 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
40 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
41 Psychedelic Umpire's Crazy '63 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.91 7.94 07.94
42 Mark's 1963s Click to Contact Owner 99.65%7.96 7.96 07.93
43 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
44 Nats fan's '63 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.81 7.82 07.82
45 The Nelson Collection 97.22%7.99 8.01 07.75
46 bobsbop4 95.49%8.01
Retired on 9/30/2016
Rank 46
Weighted GPA 8.021
% Complete 95.49%
Set Rating 7.732
8.02
07.73
47 Deb and Ed's 1963 Topps 96.88%7.92 7.93 07.67
48 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
49 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
50 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.46 7.46 07.46
51 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
52 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00%7.40 7.40 07.40
53 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 99.13%7.39 7.41 07.35
54 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
55 Heritage Auctions - Spring 2016 93.23%7.53
Retired on 5/19/2016
Rank 53
Weighted GPA 7.547
% Complete 93.23%
Set Rating 7.149
7.55
07.15
56 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
57 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 79.69%8.28 8.42 06.81
58 Rico's 1963 set Click to Contact Owner 96.70%6.87 6.87 06.63
59 Rob's 1963 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 78.47%8.00 8.00 06.55
60 tripleb4er Click to Contact Owner 75.17%8.05 8.08 06.08
61 leefitz Click to Contact Owner 77.78%8.05 8.08 06.04
62 farfar's 1963 topps Click to Contact Owner 75.00%7.28 7.28 05.59
63 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 52.43%8.02 8.03 04.91
64 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 55.38%8.75 9.20 04.88
65 hosaflookl 57.29%6.94 6.94 04.84
66 JakeCook Click to Contact Owner 68.75%7.40 7.40 04.72
67 The Cook Collection Click to view Set Images 60.94%7.54 7.54 04.42
68 1963 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 53.30%7.99 7.99 04.02
69 RST's 63's 49.48%8.53 8.73 03.76
70 1963 Topps Nrmt Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 49.65%7.40 7.40 03.68
71 Boyds Toys 63 topps Click to Contact Owner 44.62%7.95 7.97 03.50
72 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 47.05%5.71 5.71 03.37
73 Blambro's 1963 Topps Collection Click to Contact Owner 38.54%8.02 8.02 03.09
74 Cecil B's 1963 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 36.98%7.37 7.38 03.00
75 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 23.61%7.22 7.23 02.93
76 LK Topps 1963 Click to Contact Owner 15.63%8.00 8.00 02.52
77 Raymond's 63 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 29.17%7.47 7.47 02.26
78 savedfrommyspokes 28.47%7.22 7.22 02.22
79 Pat's 1963 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 20.83%7.31 7.31 02.21
80 mattyyy2002 18.06%6.72 6.72 02.20
81 Gemint's 1963 Set Click to Contact Owner 26.74%7.92 7.94 02.04
82 B & T 26.74%7.70 7.70 02.03
83 JEM1963 24.83%6.69 6.69 01.93
84 Bob's 1963 Topps Set 29.86%6.93 6.93 01.91
85 Terry's 1963 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 26.91%6.38 6.38 01.87
86 1963 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 13.72%7.38 7.40 01.83
87 sixxty_7 22.57%6.89 6.89 01.82
88 royler43 15.10%6.77 6.77 01.81
89 Tony's 63s Basic 24.31%7.99 7.99 01.78
90 Late December back in '63 (still in diapers) Click to Contact Owner 10.94%7.04 7.04 01.64
91 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 25.69%6.79 6.80 01.59
92 rrosam Click to Contact Owner 15.45%6.67 6.67 01.58
93 Seminolelaw Click to Contact Owner 19.97%7.40 7.40 01.37
94 BN777 20.14%7.39 7.39 01.22
95 Brian & Owen McMillen 1963 Topps - Basic Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.49%5.61 5.61 01.13
96 Mangus 1963 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.58%8.00 8.00 01.12
97 KonradKuhn1 18.23%6.77 6.77 00.97
98 jjacobs 14.76%7.32 7.32 00.95
99 Tory's 1963 Topps Basic Baseball Set 15.63%6.08 6.08 00.91
100 GradedSports.com 1963 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.67%8.09 8.09 00.76
101 p9770m 7.99%6.13 6.13 00.71
102 gumper11 Click to view Set Images 10.94%7.04 7.04 00.63
103 bradythedog 8.33%7.85 7.85 00.58
104 The Dave Curry Collection Click to Contact Owner 4.86%8.00 8.00 00.51
105 moe_ron 2.78%6.07 6.07 00.43
106 Olivertwistnc Click to Contact Owner 5.03%6.86 6.86 00.38
107 richard.marschean Click to Contact Owner 3.99%6.51 6.54 00.37
108 natey777 1.91%8.04 8.04 00.35
109 hosaflookl (2) 3.99%5.19 5.19 00.35
110 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.91%7.39 7.39 00.29
111 RCM Vintage Collection - 1963 Topps Baseball Set 1.39%7.14 7.14 00.28
112 SixShooter Click to Contact Owner 1.22%7.29 7.29 00.24
113 pmsbcc Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.43%8.03 8.06 00.24
114 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.08%8.00 8.00 00.23
115 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 2.08%7.85 7.85 00.23
116 Apollo 63 4.69%6.83 6.83 00.23
117 Warder's collection 1.74%7.45 7.45 00.21
118 Nopamart 2.43%5.27 5.27 00.20
119 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.08%7.66 7.66 00.19
120 Howards 1963 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 2.95%7.11 7.11 00.19
121 weldonwright Click to view Set Images 2.26%7.21 7.21 00.15
122 bradams879 0.87%5.90 5.90 00.14
123 JM 1963 Topps 1.04%8.00 8.00 00.11
124 wlamb9 1.22%7.53 7.53 00.07
125 ougiqbxy 0.52%8.32 8.32 00.06
126 stromboli64 Click to Contact Owner 0.52%4.23 4.23 00.06
127 THERSADYLINA1 (2) 0.35%5.50 5.50 00.05
128 hodge91 1.22%8.00 8.00 00.05
129 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.69%8.15 8.15 00.05
130 RavenWilbur 0.35%2.45 2.45 00.03
131 drillin1350 0.17%4.00 4.00 00.01