1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items: 587
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.842

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% 9.91 09.91
2 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 9.47 09.47
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 9.42 09.42
4 R & D 61 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.99 08.99
5 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.59 08.59
6 CraigVanHoesen Click to view Set Images 99.66% 8.47 08.44
7 Marshall Fogel 100.00% 8.43 08.43
8 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.42 08.42
9 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.41 08.41
10 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.35 08.35
11 eruz4444 99.32% 8.37 08.29
12 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.25 08.25
13 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.19 08.19
14 5_boros_bb_cards Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.18 08.18
15 Don Johnson Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.14 08.14
16 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.13 08.13
17 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.11 08.11
18 RJB Hamtramck Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.09 08.09
19 mccordcf 100.00% 8.08 08.08
20 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.07 08.07
21 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.06 08.06
22 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.06 08.06
23 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.06 08.06
24 mike207 100.00% 8.02 08.02
25 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.01 08.01
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 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 8.03 07.92
29 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 85.35% 9.27 07.91
30 Mets-71 97.27% 8.12 07.88
31 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.88 07.88
32 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98% 7.92 07.79
33 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.75 07.75
34 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.70 07.65
35 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.06% 8.02 07.58
36 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.61% 7.82 07.54
37 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 92.84% 7.76 07.36
38 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.32 07.32
39 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 98.64% 7.34 07.23
40 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.22 07.22
41 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.17 07.10
42 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.04 07.04
43 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.01 07.01
44 Chris's 1961 Topps 99.15% 7.23 07.01
45 bhoff70 Click to view Set Images 93.70% 7.45 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 92.16% 7.97 06.72
49 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 76.49% 7.71 06.07
50 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 88.93% 6.62 05.75
51 The Japhet Collection 82.62% 7.16 05.67
52 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 72.57% 7.64 05.64
53 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 82.28% 7.43 05.60
54 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30% 7.07 05.42
55 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 69.17% 8.39 05.41
56 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 51.45% 9.25 04.31
57 The Double Play Collection Click to Contact Owner 40.03% 7.94 04.09
58 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 43.78% 8.68 04.03
59 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 53.66% 7.55 03.86
60 Terrys 61 Dupe Set Click to Contact Owner 74.11% 5.04 03.73
61 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 42.08% 9.27 03.53
62 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 41.91% 7.52 03.47
63 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 41.23% 8.02 03.43
64 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 50.09% 7.17 03.36
65 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.68 03.33
66 mattyyy2002 37.65% 7.18 03.27
67 5brobby 42.42% 8.01 03.17
68 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34% 7.92 03.13
69 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 49.40% 6.86 03.06
70 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
71 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.84% 7.97 02.64
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 22.32% 6.96 02.49
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 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
79 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 29.30% 8.21 02.10
80 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 02.08
81 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.06% 8.08 01.99
82 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 32.88% 7.20 01.97
83 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 01.87
84 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.57 01.86
85 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 26.41% 7.19 01.86
86 ulbricht Click to Contact Owner 29.13% 7.75 01.77
87 mcdonn 32.20% 6.78 01.76
88 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
89 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95% 8.00 01.61
90 scott9896 15.33% 7.44 01.60
91 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.38% 7.07 01.60
92 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 24.53% 7.36 01.50
93 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
94 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
95 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
96 falcon3521 20.95% 7.55 01.28
97 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 20.27% 6.34 01.23
98 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.69% 6.98 01.22
99 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
100 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.43 01.15
101 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
102 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
103 sjmont 10.73% 6.90 01.05
104 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.39% 8.27 00.97
105 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.99 00.92
106 p9770m 11.41% 5.48 00.82
107 greggpatenaude 6.98% 5.12 00.74
108 JM 1961 Topps 8.01% 7.87 00.74
109 NM61TBB 10.90% 6.43 00.67
110 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
111 Boyds Toys 1961 Topps 2nd Set Click to Contact Owner 8.01% 6.89 00.59
112 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.90% 6.22 00.41
113 gabr611 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.58% 8.06 00.38
114 applejax3 Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 7.00 00.34
115 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.60% 7.68 00.34
116 richard.marschean 3.92% 6.35 00.27
117 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
118 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.36% 7.75 00.24
119 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.95 00.19
120 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.85% 8.50 00.18
121 we3thatb Click to view Set Images 1.36% 7.03 00.12
122 oliverior 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 4.58 00.12
123 DRH 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 0.85% 6.74 00.10
124 RickInacio 1.02% 6.64 00.10
125 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 5.27 00.09
126 [email protected] 1.02% 5.08 00.08
127 [email protected] Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 8.00 00.07
128 josejose 0.68% 6.66 00.06
129 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 9.20 00.05
130 steven2 0.17% 8.00 00.05
131 alview 0.68% 8.00 00.04
132 johnuvm83 0.34% 5.86 00.02
133 natey777 0.17% 8.00 00.02
134 royler43 0.34% 6.50 00.02
135 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
136 wlamb9 0.34% 8.00 00.02
137 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02