1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.548

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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% 9.15 09.15
2 David 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.02 09.02
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.99 08.99
4 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 08.99
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% 8.62 08.62
7 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.35 08.35
8 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.32 08.32
9 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.32 08.32
10 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.27 08.27
11 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.22 08.22
12 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.19 08.19
13 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.18 08.18
14 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
15 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.14 08.14
16 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.11 08.11
17 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.10 08.10
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% 8.04 08.04
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% 7.87 07.87
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 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.73 07.73
36 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.70 07.65
37 TGF Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.72% 7.95 07.48
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 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.46% 7.75 07.23
41 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.16 07.10
42 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.06 07.06
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 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 95.57% 7.28 06.93
46 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
47 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 76.66% 8.89 06.75
48 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
49 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 88.59% 7.58 06.64
50 Chris's 1961 Topps 96.42% 7.16 06.61
51 Andogas World of 1961 90.46% 7.93 06.49
52 eruz4444 82.45% 8.34 06.43
53 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.77% 7.43 05.57
54 bhoff70 70.70% 7.55 05.43
55 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30% 7.07 05.42
56 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.44% 7.69 05.39
57 The Japhet Collection 78.53% 7.15 05.38
58 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 64.57% 7.66 05.10
59 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 67.80% 6.26 04.29
60 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03% 7.93 04.08
61 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66% 7.55 03.86
62 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
63 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 45.83% 8.87 03.65
64 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 40.03% 8.02 03.31
65 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
66 mattyyy2002 37.48% 7.18 03.24
67 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 47.87% 7.16 03.23
68 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 39.52% 8.97 03.20
69 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34% 7.92 03.13
70 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
71 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 45.14% 6.84 02.82
72 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04% 7.61 02.56
73 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
74 JEM1961 21.64% 6.91 02.43
75 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
76 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 29.47% 7.42 02.24
77 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
78 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 30.83% 8.00 02.14
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 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.55 01.91
83 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 01.87
84 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
85 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 23.68% 8.04 01.80
86 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 29.13% 7.16 01.75
87 mcdonn 30.66% 6.80 01.69
88 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 15.67% 8.36 01.66
89 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
90 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 21.12% 8.00 01.62
91 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 22.83% 7.13 01.58
92 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 24.87% 7.14 01.55
93 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
94 scott9896 11.58% 7.42 01.37
95 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
96 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
97 falcon3521 21.12% 7.55 01.29
98 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 19.93% 7.25 01.23
99 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.69% 6.91 01.21
100 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 19.93% 6.32 01.20
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 Nats fan's humble '61 set Click to Contact Owner 21.98% 6.13 01.08
104 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
105 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
106 ulbricht Click to Contact Owner 15.50% 8.14 00.96
107 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.22% 8.23 00.93
108 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
109 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
110 LStone4951's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 6.13% 8.06 00.81
111 JM 1961 Topps 7.84% 7.84 00.72
112 1961 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 5.28% 7.39 00.70
113 NM61TBB 10.90% 6.43 00.67
114 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
115 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
116 p9770m 9.71% 5.18 00.60
117 boyd_wilson Click to Contact Owner 6.98% 6.94 00.51
118 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.73% 6.18 00.40
119 gabr611 Click to Contact Owner 3.58% 8.06 00.38
120 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 7.00 00.34
121 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58% 7.52 00.27
122 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 8.00 00.26
123 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
124 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 7.57 00.23
125 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
126 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
127 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
128 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
129 toneman2003 Click to view Set Images 3.24% 5.95 00.15
130 oliverior 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 4.58 00.12
131 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
132 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 5.27 00.09
133 KP Adams 0.51% 5.10 00.09
134 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.34% 8.44 00.09
135 JFP 1961 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 6.57 00.09
136 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
137 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
138 derekrh Click to view Set Images 0.34% 6.75 00.03
139 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
140 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
141 natey777 0.17% 8.00 00.02
142 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
143 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
144 1961 Topps - Basic Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 5.00 00.02
145 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
146 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 9.00 00.02
147 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
147 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
149 spol85 0.17% 4.00 00.01
150 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01