1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.528

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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 David 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.02 09.02
2 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 08.99
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.98 08.98
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% 8.60 08.60
6 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.32 08.32
7 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.32 08.32
8 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.25 08.25
9 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.22 08.22
10 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.19 08.19
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 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.11 08.11
14 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.09 08.09
15 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.08 08.08
16 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.08 08.08
17 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 08.06
18 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
19 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 97.27% 8.34 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 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.03 08.03
24 The Dog's Run Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.06 08.02
25 mike207 100.00% 8.02 08.02
26 Gary O's 61's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.01 08.01
27 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.00 08.00
28 KentW Click to Contact Owner 99.83% 7.99 07.97
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% 7.86 07.86
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% 7.70 07.65
36 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.61 07.61
37 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.41 07.41
38 TGF Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 93.53% 7.90 07.34
39 terrys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.31 07.31
40 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.29% 7.75 07.22
41 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.16 07.10
42 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.04 07.04
43 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.01 07.01
44 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.97 06.97
45 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
46 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
47 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 90.97% 7.26 06.61
48 Chris's 1961 Topps 93.19% 7.16 06.19
49 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 69.51% 8.88 06.15
50 Andogas World of 1961 86.88% 7.91 06.10
51 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.43% 7.43 05.54
52 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.44% 7.69 05.39
53 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 81.94% 7.07 05.34
54 bhoff70 61.33% 7.51 04.83
55 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 61.67% 7.64 04.83
56 The Japhet Collection 70.02% 7.16 04.81
57 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03% 7.93 04.08
58 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66% 7.55 03.86
59 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
60 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 58.77% 6.12 03.65
61 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
62 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 39.86% 8.02 03.30
63 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 40.89% 8.85 03.26
64 mattyyy2002 37.14% 7.18 03.21
65 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 46.34% 7.16 03.13
66 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 38.50% 8.97 03.12
67 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 43.44% 7.91 02.95
68 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
69 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 44.46% 6.79 02.73
70 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 33.56% 7.48 02.64
71 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
72 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 24.87% 7.61 02.55
73 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
74 JEM1961 20.44% 6.86 02.31
75 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
76 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 30.83% 8.00 02.14
77 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
78 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 02.08
79 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 28.62% 8.18 02.06
80 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 25.38% 7.45 01.93
81 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 01.87
82 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
83 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 22.49% 8.03 01.71
84 mcdonn 30.49% 6.79 01.68
85 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 18.06% 7.55 01.68
86 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
87 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 21.12% 8.00 01.62
88 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 24.87% 7.14 01.55
89 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 21.81% 7.13 01.48
90 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 24.02% 7.30 01.47
91 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
92 falcon3521 22.15% 7.58 01.36
93 scott9896 11.24% 7.42 01.35
94 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
95 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
96 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 19.42% 6.33 01.18
97 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
98 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.37 01.14
99 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.01% 6.88 01.13
100 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
101 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
102 Nats fan's humble '61 set Click to Contact Owner 20.95% 6.17 01.03
103 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 16.18% 7.10 01.01
104 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.05% 8.23 00.92
105 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
106 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
107 JM 1961 Topps 7.67% 7.84 00.71
108 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 5.28% 7.39 00.70
109 NM61TBB 10.90% 6.43 00.67
110 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
111 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
112 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 5.96% 6.93 00.43
113 p9770m 7.16% 5.05 00.39
114 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 6.40 00.37
115 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 7.00 00.34
116 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 8.00 00.26
117 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 7.48 00.25
118 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
119 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 7.57 00.23
120 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
121 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
122 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
123 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
124 toneman2003 Click to view Set Images 3.24% 5.95 00.15
125 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
126 kroprs (2) Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 5.27 00.09
127 KP Adams 0.51% 5.10 00.09
128 JFP 1961 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 6.57 00.09
129 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
130 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
131 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
132 Phraisercrane 0.51% 6.57 00.03
133 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
134 natey777 0.17% 8.00 00.02
135 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
136 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
137 1961 Topps - Basic Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 5.00 00.02
137 derekrh Click to view Set Images 0.17% 6.00 00.02
139 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
140 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
140 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
142 spol85 0.17% 4.00 00.01
143 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01