1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.559

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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 Charles M. Merkel Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.20 09.20
2 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.01 09.01
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 08.99
4 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.70 08.70
5 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.43 08.43
6 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.33 08.33
7 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.32 08.32
8 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.31 08.31
9 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.28 08.28
10 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.22 08.22
11 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.19 08.19
12 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
13 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.14 08.14
14 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.11 08.11
15 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.11 08.11
16 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.08 08.08
17 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.08 08.08
18 eruz4444 97.61% 8.29 08.07
19 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 08.06
20 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
21 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
22 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 08.04
23 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
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 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.95 07.95
29 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.02 07.91
30 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.87 07.87
31 Mets-71 97.44% 8.08 07.86
32 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98% 7.89 07.76
33 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.74 07.74
34 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.70 07.65
35 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 84.84% 8.93 07.58
36 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.06% 7.98 07.54
37 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.44% 7.60 07.32
38 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.31 07.31
39 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.80% 7.75 07.25
40 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.18 07.18
41 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.30 07.17
42 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.16 07.10
43 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.04 07.04
44 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.01 07.01
45 Chris's 1961 Topps 98.81% 7.21 06.95
46 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
47 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
48 Andogas World of 1961 91.65% 7.94 06.60
49 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 84.16% 7.56 06.35
50 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 76.49% 7.71 06.07
51 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 72.23% 7.62 05.59
52 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.77% 7.43 05.57
53 The Japhet Collection 80.58% 7.16 05.51
54 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 85.35% 6.56 05.48
55 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30% 7.07 05.42
56 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 66.27% 8.29 05.06
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 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 47.87% 8.88 03.80
60 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
61 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 37.82% 8.56 03.49
62 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 40.89% 8.01 03.40
63 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 41.06% 7.51 03.38
64 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 41.57% 8.97 03.37
65 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 50.26% 7.17 03.37
66 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
67 mattyyy2002 37.65% 7.18 03.26
68 5brobby 42.42% 8.01 03.17
69 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34% 7.92 03.13
70 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 48.89% 6.82 03.02
71 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
72 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84% 7.97 02.64
73 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04% 7.61 02.56
74 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
75 JEM1961 22.15% 6.93 02.47
76 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
77 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 29.47% 7.42 02.24
78 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
79 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
80 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 02.08
81 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 28.62% 8.18 02.06
82 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.06% 8.08 01.98
83 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 01.87
84 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
85 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 30.66% 7.14 01.84
86 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 25.38% 7.17 01.78
87 ulbricht Click to Contact Owner 29.13% 7.73 01.76
88 mcdonn 32.20% 6.78 01.76
89 LStone4951's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 17.72% 8.12 01.71
90 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
91 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 21.12% 8.00 01.62
92 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.38% 7.06 01.60
93 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
94 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 22.49% 7.32 01.38
95 scott9896 11.58% 7.42 01.37
96 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
97 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
98 falcon3521 21.12% 7.55 01.29
99 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 20.10% 6.33 01.22
100 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.69% 6.98 01.22
101 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
102 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.37 01.14
103 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
104 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
105 sjmont 10.73% 6.83 01.04
106 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.22% 8.24 00.93
107 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
108 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
109 p9770m 11.24% 5.43 00.79
110 JM 1961 Topps 8.01% 7.87 00.74
111 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 5.28% 7.39 00.70
112 NM61TBB 10.90% 6.43 00.67
113 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
114 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
115 Boyds Toys 1961 Topps 2nd Set Click to Contact Owner 8.01% 6.89 00.59
116 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.90% 6.22 00.41
117 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58% 8.06 00.38
118 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 7.00 00.34
119 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.75% 7.54 00.28
120 richard.marschean 3.92% 6.35 00.27
121 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
122 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.36% 7.75 00.24
123 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
124 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
125 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
126 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.85% 8.50 00.18
127 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
128 oliverior 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 4.58 00.12
129 DRH 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 0.85% 6.74 00.10
130 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
131 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 5.27 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 [email protected] 1.02% 5.08 00.08
135 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 8.00 00.07
136 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
137 josejose 0.68% 6.66 00.06
138 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 9.00 00.05
139 alview 0.68% 8.00 00.04
140 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
141 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
142 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
143 johnuvm83 0.34% 5.86 00.02
144 natey777 0.17% 8.00 00.02
145 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
146 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
147 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
148 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
148 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
150 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01