1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.531

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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 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.99 08.99
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 08.99
4 Charles M. Merkel Click to Contact Owner 98.47% 9.00 08.89
5 Bill Dodge's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.86 08.86
6 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.61 08.61
7 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.32 08.32
8 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.32 08.32
9 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.26 08.26
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 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 98.64% 8.34 08.18
13 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
14 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.14 08.14
15 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.11 08.11
16 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.11 08.11
17 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.09 08.09
18 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.08 08.08
19 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 08.06
20 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
21 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 08.04
22 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
23 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.04 08.04
24 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.03 08.03
25 The Dog's Run Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.06 08.02
26 mike207 100.00% 8.02 08.02
27 Gary O's 61's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.01 08.01
28 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.00 08.00
29 KentW Click to Contact Owner 99.83% 7.99 07.97
30 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.02 07.91
31 Mets-71 97.79% 8.08 07.88
32 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.86 07.86
33 Burtgeo's 61's Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 8.07 07.81
34 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98% 7.89 07.76
35 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.74 07.74
36 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.70 07.65
37 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.63 07.63
38 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.41 07.41
39 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.31 07.31
40 TGF Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 92.84% 7.92 07.26
41 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.29% 7.75 07.22
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 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.99 06.99
46 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
47 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 94.55% 7.26 06.83
48 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
49 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 72.74% 8.89 06.37
50 Chris's 1961 Topps 93.87% 7.16 06.28
51 Andogas World of 1961 87.05% 7.91 06.12
52 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.77% 7.43 05.57
53 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 73.59% 7.35 05.43
54 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30% 7.07 05.42
55 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.44% 7.69 05.39
56 bhoff70 64.57% 7.51 05.02
57 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 61.84% 7.64 04.86
58 The Japhet Collection 70.02% 7.16 04.81
59 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03% 7.93 04.08
60 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66% 7.55 03.86
61 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 60.65% 6.16 03.77
62 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
63 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 40.03% 8.02 03.31
64 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
65 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 40.89% 8.85 03.26
66 mattyyy2002 37.14% 7.18 03.21
67 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 39.18% 8.97 03.18
68 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 46.68% 7.16 03.15
69 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 45.32% 7.92 03.05
70 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
71 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 44.46% 6.79 02.73
72 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
73 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 24.87% 7.61 02.55
74 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
75 JEM1961 20.44% 6.86 02.31
76 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
77 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 30.83% 8.00 02.14
78 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
79 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 27.26% 7.44 02.10
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 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 01.87
83 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
84 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 23.17% 8.03 01.76
85 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 18.23% 7.55 01.69
86 mcdonn 30.49% 6.79 01.68
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 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 24.87% 7.14 01.55
90 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.30 01.48
91 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 21.81% 7.13 01.48
92 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
93 scott9896 11.24% 7.42 01.35
94 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
95 falcon3521 21.81% 7.57 01.33
96 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
97 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 19.42% 6.33 01.18
98 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
99 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.18% 6.88 01.16
100 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.37 01.14
101 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
102 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 17.21% 7.15 01.07
103 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
104 Nats fan's humble '61 set Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 6.17 01.04
105 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.22% 8.23 00.93
106 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
107 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
108 LStone4951's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 5.11% 8.05 00.74
109 JM 1961 Topps 7.67% 7.84 00.71
110 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 5.28% 7.39 00.70
111 NM61TBB 10.90% 6.43 00.67
112 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
113 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
114 p9770m 7.50% 4.99 00.44
115 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 5.96% 6.93 00.43
116 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 6.40 00.37
117 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 7.00 00.34
118 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58% 7.52 00.27
119 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 8.00 00.26
120 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
121 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 7.57 00.23
122 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
123 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
124 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
125 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
126 toneman2003 Click to view Set Images 3.24% 5.95 00.15
127 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
128 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 5.27 00.09
129 KP Adams 0.51% 5.10 00.09
130 JFP 1961 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 6.57 00.09
131 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
132 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
133 derekrh Click to view Set Images 0.34% 6.75 00.03
134 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
135 Phraisercrane 0.51% 6.57 00.03
136 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
137 natey777 0.17% 8.00 00.02
138 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
139 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
140 1961 Topps - Basic Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 5.00 00.02
141 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
142 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 9.00 00.02
143 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
143 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
145 spol85 0.17% 4.00 00.01
146 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01