1961 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.846

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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles M. Merkel Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.24 9.94 09.94
2 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00%9.03 9.50 09.50
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00%8.99 9.40 09.40
4 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.76 9.05 09.05
5 Lacour 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.55 8.71 08.71
6 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.51 8.67 08.67
7 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.35 8.43 08.43
8 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.34 8.41 08.41
9 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.26 8.35 08.35
10 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.19 8.25 08.25
11 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.16 8.20 08.20
12 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.15 8.19 08.19
13 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.15 8.18 08.18
14 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%8.10 8.12 08.12
15 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.09 8.12 08.12
16 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.09 08.09
17 mccordcf 100.00%8.06 8.08 08.08
18 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.39%8.94 9.28 08.07
19 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.07 08.07
20 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.06 08.06
21 RST's 61's 100.00%8.04 8.06 08.06
22 mike207 100.00%8.02 8.02 08.02
23 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
24 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 97.44%8.24 8.33 08.00
25 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
26 Mets-71 97.27%8.09 8.12 07.88
27 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.87 7.88 07.88
28 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98%7.89 7.91 07.79
29 markh5151 100.00%7.70 7.70 07.70
30 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.79 7.84 07.70
31 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66%7.70 7.70 07.65
32 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.72%8.01 8.03 07.56
33 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 96.25%7.80 7.81 07.46
34 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 99.83%7.42 7.45 07.44
35 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 93.70%7.76 7.76 07.41
36 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.40 7.40 07.40
37 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 91.48%8.00 8.00 07.38
38 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.31 7.32 07.32
39 Chris's 1961 Topps 100.00%7.24 7.24 07.24
40 The Japhet Collection 99.83%7.16 7.16 07.15
41 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.16 7.17 07.10
42 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.04 7.04 07.04
43 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00%7.01 7.01 07.01
44 Andogas World of 1961 93.02%7.95 7.97 06.85
45 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30%7.05 7.05 06.84
46 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 99.15%6.78 6.78 06.62
47 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 76.49%7.71 7.71 06.07
48 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 73.08%7.66 7.66 05.70
49 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 83.30%7.44 7.44 05.68
50 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30%7.07 7.07 05.42
51 Dave Baskin Collection 77.85%7.09 7.09 05.20
52 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 56.56%8.93 9.29 04.96
53 cowboyz61 72.57%7.59 7.59 04.82
54 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 49.23%8.60 8.71 04.61
55 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 50.60%7.39 7.40 04.40
56 Dan's Cards of an 8-Year Old 58.26%7.22 7.22 04.14
57 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03%7.93 7.94 04.09
58 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66%7.55 7.55 03.86
59 jimmi046 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 57.07%6.69 6.69 03.70
60 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.76%8.02 8.04 03.54
61 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 42.08%9.00 9.28 03.43
62 5brobby 45.66%8.00 8.00 03.42
63 mattyyy2002 38.50%7.18 7.18 03.34
64 1969cubfan 29.13%7.63 7.66 03.32
65 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34%7.92 7.92 03.13
66 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 49.91%6.87 6.87 03.11
67 bhoff70 (2) 48.72%6.40 6.40 03.02
68 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29%7.43 7.43 02.88
69 rsj 31.86%7.13 7.14 02.86
70 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84%7.97 7.97 02.64
71 mcdonn 47.36%7.07 7.07 02.62
72 MacnEllieSportscards Click to Contact Owner 31.52%8.91 9.14 02.60
73 JEM1961 23.68%7.05 7.05 02.59
74 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04%7.61 7.61 02.56
75 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44%7.20 7.20 02.55
76 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 32.37%8.24 8.29 02.47
77 dougmckittrick 38.16%7.35 7.35 02.38
78 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 29.30%7.42 7.42 02.23
79 Tucker's Best 23.34%7.14 7.14 02.13
80 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 34.92%7.26 7.26 02.12
81 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35%6.97 6.97 02.08
82 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.75%8.08 8.09 02.04
83 royler43 27.43%7.47 7.47 01.96
84 Pacdac 33.90%6.85 6.85 01.87
85 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43%7.56 7.57 01.86
86 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 27.09%7.27 7.27 01.78
87 scott9896 15.84%7.44 7.44 01.69
88 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.50%6.32 6.32 01.67
89 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.55%7.07 7.08 01.62
90 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95%8.00 8.00 01.61
91 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 23.51%7.34 7.34 01.45
92 sjmont 15.16%6.73 6.77 01.43
93 drp81171 11.41%6.42 6.42 01.43
94 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32%6.30 6.30 01.34
95 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12%7.84 7.84 01.33
96 65fastback Click to view Set Images 9.37%6.84 6.84 01.32
97 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 21.12%6.22 6.22 01.29
98 Dad's 1961 Topps 26.58%5.65 5.71 01.27
99 MMMs - 1961 Set Click to view Set Images 13.46%8.01 8.01 01.21
100 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21%7.72 7.72 01.17
101 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.18%8.37 8.43 01.17
102 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.78%8.26 8.31 01.15
103 Nopamart 21.98%6.37 6.37 01.11
104 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48%7.29 7.29 01.08
105 falcon3521 17.38%7.52 7.52 01.07
106 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14%5.51 5.51 01.06
107 joe35sox Topps 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 10.56%6.30 6.30 01.05
108 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95%6.97 6.99 00.92
109 we3thatb Click to view Set Images 13.29%7.57 7.57 00.91
110 p9770m 13.29%5.83 5.83 00.90
111 kroprs 11.24%4.48 4.48 00.89
112 JM 1961 Topps 8.35%7.89 7.89 00.77
113 SlipC Cardboard Classics - 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 7.33%7.12 7.12 00.71
114 1961 Topps - Basic Click to view Set Images 5.28%7.39 7.39 00.70
115 NM61TBB 11.07%6.47 6.47 00.68
116 pmm4259 Click to Contact Owner 5.11%6.70 6.70 00.67
117 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75%7.65 7.65 00.67
118 VaRedsFan 4.94%7.00 7.00 00.64
119 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.92%8.06 8.06 00.42
120 natey777 2.56%8.04 8.04 00.39
121 THERSADYLINA1 6.64%6.31 6.31 00.39
122 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.11%7.72 7.72 00.38
123 richard.marschean Click to Contact Owner 4.26%6.70 6.70 00.35
124 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 3.07%7.75 7.75 00.27
125 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.75%8.07 8.10 00.27
126 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 5.45%5.58 5.58 00.26
127 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19%7.79 7.79 00.21
128 Old_English_D Click to Contact Owner 1.36%7.25 7.25 00.20
129 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19%8.89 8.95 00.19
130 hodge91 3.41%7.40 7.40 00.18
131 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.68%8.36 8.36 00.13
132 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 1.19%9.00 9.41 00.12
133 RickInacio 1.02%6.64 6.64 00.10
134 wlamb9 1.53%8.00 8.00 00.09
135 JVH 1961 Click to Contact Owner 1.02%5.30 5.30 00.08
136 SixShooter Click to Contact Owner 0.51%7.25 7.25 00.07
137 Leiva Collection 1.19%8.14 8.14 00.07
138 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.68%8.13 8.13 00.04
139 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.68%7.50 7.50 00.03
140 jcraighannon Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.34%5.45 5.45 00.03
141 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.02