1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.516

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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.

Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 The Duke of Mint Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.00 09.00
2 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 08.99
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.96 08.96
4 Bill Dodge's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.86 08.86
5 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.58 08.58
6 David 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 94.04% 9.03 08.52
7 Fluffy717 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.32 08.32
8 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.32 08.32
9 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.32 08.32
10 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.22 08.22
11 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
12 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.14 08.14
13 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 99.83% 8.23 08.14
14 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.11 08.11
15 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.19 08.10
16 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.09 08.09
17 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.08 08.08
18 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 08.06
19 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
20 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 08.04
21 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
22 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
23 The Dog's Run Click to Contact Owner 99.66% 8.06 08.03
24 mike207 100.00% 8.02 08.02
25 Gary O's 61's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.01 08.01
26 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.00 08.00
27 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 99.83% 8.03 08.00
28 KentW Click to Contact Owner 99.66% 7.98 07.95
29 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.02 07.91
30 Mets-71 97.79% 8.08 07.88
31 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.82 07.82
32 Burtgeo's 61's Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 8.07 07.81
33 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98% 7.89 07.76
34 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.74 07.74
35 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.68 07.63
36 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.54 07.54
37 Sprigle Family Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Basic Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.53 07.53
38 Nimmer44 89.44% 8.39 07.51
39 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.41 07.41
40 terrys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.31 07.31
41 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.12% 7.76 07.21
42 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 91.65% 7.86 07.15
43 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.16 07.10
44 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.04 07.04
45 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.01 07.01
46 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
47 Topps1961 Q's Click to Contact Owner 99.32% 6.83 06.75
48 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 82.96% 8.27 06.75
49 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
50 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 88.25% 7.24 06.37
51 eruz4444 78.36% 8.47 06.36
52 Andogas World of 1961 85.69% 7.90 05.98
53 Chris's 1961 Topps 88.42% 7.14 05.78
54 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 63.37% 8.83 05.62
55 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.43% 7.43 05.54
56 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.44% 7.69 05.39
57 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 81.77% 7.07 05.33
58 Dave Baskin collection 75.98% 7.09 05.12
59 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 58.26% 7.64 04.54
60 bhoff70 55.88% 7.51 04.44
61 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 39.86% 7.93 04.07
62 The Japhet Collection 52.98% 7.17 03.89
63 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66% 7.55 03.86
64 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
65 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
66 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.52% 8.03 03.27
67 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 40.89% 8.84 03.26
68 mattyyy2002 37.14% 7.18 03.21
69 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 37.99% 8.97 03.06
70 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 44.46% 7.14 03.03
71 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 46.85% 5.97 02.88
72 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 42.42% 7.92 02.88
73 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
74 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
75 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 24.87% 7.61 02.55
76 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 42.08% 6.79 02.46
77 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
78 JEM1961 19.25% 6.85 02.25
79 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
80 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 30.83% 8.00 02.14
81 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
82 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 02.08
83 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 28.62% 8.18 02.06
84 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
85 Derek's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 13.63% 8.09 01.82
86 mcdonn 30.15% 6.79 01.67
87 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
88 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 21.12% 8.00 01.62
89 Pacdac 28.45% 6.94 01.59
90 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 24.87% 7.14 01.55
91 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 16.35% 7.53 01.49
92 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 21.64% 7.11 01.46
93 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 23.85% 7.29 01.45
94 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 19.59% 7.43 01.45
95 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
96 falcon3521 22.49% 7.58 01.38
97 scott9896 11.24% 7.42 01.35
98 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
99 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
100 ed201 9.37% 6.88 01.27
101 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.27% 7.37 01.26
102 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 19.42% 6.33 01.18
103 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
104 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.37 01.14
105 65fastback Click to view Set Images 7.67% 6.85 01.10
106 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
107 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
108 Nats fan's humble '61 set Click to Contact Owner 20.95% 6.17 01.03
109 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 16.01% 7.09 01.00
110 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
111 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 9.88% 8.23 00.90
112 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
113 JM 1961 Topps 7.67% 7.80 00.71
114 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 5.28% 7.39 00.70
115 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
116 NM61TBB 10.56% 6.44 00.65
117 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
118 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 5.96% 6.93 00.43
119 mckeot 3.58% 5.81 00.32
120 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.26% 7.00 00.31
121 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 8.00 00.26
122 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 7.48 00.25
123 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
124 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
125 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 4.26% 5.08 00.19
126 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
127 asf0800 Click to Contact Owner 2.73% 8.00 00.18
128 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
129 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
130 toneman2003 Click to view Set Images 3.24% 5.95 00.15
131 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
132 KP Adams 0.51% 5.10 00.09
133 JFP 1961 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 6.57 00.09
134 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
135 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
136 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
137 Phraisercrane 0.51% 6.57 00.03
138 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
139 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
140 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
141 1961 Topps - Basic Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 5.00 00.02
141 derekrh Click to view Set Images 0.17% 6.00 00.02
143 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
144 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
144 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
146 spol85 0.17% 4.00 00.01
147 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.17% 8.00 00.01
147 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01