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%9.23 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 9.41 09.41
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%8.54 8.70 08.70
6 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.50 8.66 08.66
7 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.35 8.44 08.44
8 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.34 8.42 08.42
9 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.26 8.35 08.35
10 eruz4444 99.83%8.29 8.37 08.33
11 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.19 8.25 08.25
12 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.15 8.19 08.19
13 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.15 8.18 08.18
14 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.14 8.16 08.16
15 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.09 8.12 08.12
16 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%8.09 8.11 08.11
17 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.09 08.09
18 mccordcf 100.00%8.06 8.08 08.08
19 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.39%8.94 9.28 08.07
20 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.07 08.07
21 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.04 8.06 08.06
22 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.05 8.06 08.06
23 RST's 61's 100.00%8.04 8.06 08.06
24 mike207 100.00%8.02 8.02 08.02
25 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
26 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.00 8.00 08.00
27 Mets-71 97.27%8.09 8.12 07.88
28 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.87 7.88 07.88
29 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98%7.89 7.92 07.79
30 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.79 7.84 07.70
31 markh5151 100.00%7.68 7.68 07.68
32 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66%7.70 7.70 07.65
33 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.72%8.01 8.03 07.57
34 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 99.83%7.40 7.42 07.41
35 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 93.53%7.76 7.76 07.40
36 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.38 7.38 07.38
37 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.31 7.32 07.32
38 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 94.38%7.73 7.74 07.26
39 Chris's 1961 Topps 100.00%7.22 7.22 07.22
40 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49%7.16 7.17 07.10
41 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.04 7.04 07.04
42 The Japhet Collection 98.13%7.11 7.11 06.95
43 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 99.66%7.01 7.01 06.94
44 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 85.52%8.26 8.35 06.93
45 Andogas World of 1961 93.19%7.95 7.97 06.86
46 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30%7.05 7.05 06.84
47 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48%8.00 8.00 06.74
48 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 97.10%6.77 6.77 06.46
49 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 76.49%7.71 7.71 06.07
50 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 73.08%7.66 7.66 05.70
51 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 83.30%7.44 7.44 05.68
52 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30%7.07 7.07 05.42
53 Dave Baskin Collection 77.85%7.09 7.09 05.20
54 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 54.34%8.91 9.26 04.74
55 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 49.23%8.60 8.71 04.61
56 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 49.23%7.37 7.39 04.22
57 cowboyz61 62.69%7.52 7.52 04.14
58 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03%7.93 7.94 04.09
59 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66%7.55 7.55 03.86
60 jimmi046 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 55.03%6.69 6.69 03.56
61 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 41.74%8.01 8.02 03.47
62 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 42.08%9.00 9.30 03.43
63 5brobby 45.66%8.00 8.00 03.42
64 1969cubfan 29.13%7.63 7.67 03.32
65 mattyyy2002 37.65%7.18 7.18 03.27
66 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34%7.92 7.92 03.13
67 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 49.91%6.87 6.87 03.11
68 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29%7.43 7.43 02.88
69 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84%7.97 7.97 02.64
70 Dan's Cards of an 8-Year Old 35.60%7.18 7.18 02.59
71 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04%7.61 7.61 02.56
72 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44%7.20 7.20 02.55
73 bhoff70 (2) 41.91%6.40 6.40 02.54
74 JEM1961 22.32%6.97 6.97 02.49
75 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 32.37%8.24 8.29 02.47
76 dougmckittrick 38.16%7.35 7.35 02.38
77 mcdonn 42.59%6.99 6.99 02.36
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 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35%6.97 6.97 02.08
81 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 33.90%7.23 7.24 02.05
82 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 29.64%7.22 7.22 02.04
83 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.58%8.08 8.09 02.02
84 MacnEllieSportscards Click to Contact Owner 24.02%8.92 9.14 01.99
85 Pacdac 33.90%6.85 6.85 01.87
86 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43%7.56 7.57 01.86
87 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 27.09%7.27 7.27 01.78
88 scott9896 15.84%7.44 7.44 01.69
89 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.55%7.07 7.08 01.62
90 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 26.41%7.40 7.40 01.61
91 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95%8.00 8.00 01.61
92 drp81171 11.41%6.42 6.42 01.43
93 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32%6.30 6.30 01.34
94 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12%7.84 7.84 01.33
95 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 21.12%6.22 6.22 01.29
96 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21%7.72 7.72 01.17
97 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.18%8.37 8.43 01.17
98 falcon3521 18.23%7.54 7.54 01.13
99 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48%7.29 7.29 01.08
100 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14%5.51 5.51 01.06
101 sjmont 10.73%6.83 6.90 01.05
102 joe35sox Topps 1961 Basic Click to Contact Owner 10.56%6.30 6.30 01.05
103 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.73%8.25 8.28 01.02
104 royler43 13.97%7.07 7.07 01.01
105 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95%6.97 6.99 00.92
106 we3thatb Click to view Set Images 13.29%7.57 7.57 00.91
107 p9770m 13.29%5.83 5.83 00.90
108 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 8.35%6.52 6.52 00.90
109 JM 1961 Topps 8.35%7.89 7.89 00.77
110 greggpatenaude 6.98%5.12 5.12 00.74
111 MMMs - 1961 Set Click to view Set Images 6.64%7.96 7.96 00.70
112 1961 Topps - Basic Click to view Set Images 5.28%7.39 7.39 00.70
113 NM61TBB 11.07%6.47 6.47 00.68
114 pmm4259 5.11%6.70 6.70 00.67
115 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75%7.65 7.65 00.67
116 VaRedsFan 4.60%7.00 7.00 00.61
117 Boyds Toys 1961 Topps 2nd Set Click to Contact Owner 8.01%6.89 6.89 00.59
118 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 8.52%7.08 7.08 00.50
119 THERSADYLINA1 6.64%6.31 6.31 00.39
120 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.11%7.72 7.72 00.38
121 Holloway 1960 Click to view Set Images 3.07%7.68 7.68 00.34
122 richard.marschean Click to Contact Owner 4.09%6.61 6.61 00.32
123 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 5.45%5.58 5.58 00.26
124 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58%8.04 8.07 00.26
125 natey777 1.53%8.05 8.05 00.25
126 Old_English_D Click to Contact Owner 1.53%7.37 7.37 00.24
127 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19%7.79 7.79 00.21
128 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19%8.89 8.95 00.19
129 hodge91 3.41%7.40 7.40 00.18
130 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.68%8.36 8.36 00.13
131 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 1.19%9.00 9.41 00.12
132 RickInacio 1.02%6.64 6.64 00.10
133 wlamb9 1.53%8.00 8.00 00.09
134 jvh21 Click to Contact Owner 1.02%5.30 5.30 00.08
135 [email protected] 1.02%5.08 5.08 00.08
136 Leiva Collection 1.19%8.14 8.14 00.07
137 josejose 0.68%6.66 6.66 00.06
138 steven2 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.05
139 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.68%8.13 8.13 00.04
140 alview 0.68%8.00 8.00 00.04
141 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.68%7.50 7.50 00.03
142 jcraighannon Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.34%5.45 5.45 00.03
142 SixShooter Click to Contact Owner 0.34%7.50 7.50 00.03
144 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.17%8.00 8.00 00.02