1961 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 587

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.548

View Set Composition

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% 9.16 09.16
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% 8.65 08.65
7 bruces 61 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.40 08.40
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 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.23 08.23
12 Willie's 1961's Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.22 08.22
13 The Nelson Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.19 08.19
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 Gemint's 1961 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 8.08 08.08
20 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 08.06
21 Mark's Favorite Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
22 MS Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.05 08.05
23 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 08.04
24 Flowride Click to Contact Owner 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 YankeeFan1951 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.87 07.87
32 Mets-71 97.44% 8.08 07.86
33 Prowlerco Too Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.85 07.85
34 eruz4444 95.23% 8.30 07.83
35 The Awakening Click to Contact Owner 98.98% 7.89 07.76
36 Starfire's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.74 07.74
37 Clipper Click to view Set Images 99.66% 7.70 07.65
38 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 84.16% 8.93 07.50
39 TGF Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.55% 7.96 07.47
40 JMDVM Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.40 07.40
41 The OC Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.44% 7.60 07.32
42 Terry's 1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.31 07.31
43 Missy Bear's Finest Click to view Set Images 90.80% 7.75 07.25
44 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 97.79% 7.29 07.14
45 Topps 1961 RBJ Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.12 07.12
46 layout61topps Click to Contact Owner 99.49% 7.16 07.10
47 Rico's 1961 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.04 07.04
48 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.01 07.01
49 Chris's 1961 Topps 98.30% 7.20 06.86
50 Douglas P - For the Kids Click to Contact Owner 98.30% 7.05 06.84
51 Donny Brown 61 Click to Contact Owner 83.48% 8.00 06.74
52 Andogas World of 1961 91.14% 7.94 06.55
53 bhoff70 78.88% 7.54 05.93
54 GM's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 81.77% 7.43 05.57
55 The Japhet Collection 79.22% 7.16 05.43
56 merk1972 Click to Contact Owner 83.30% 7.07 05.42
57 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 66.44% 7.69 05.39
58 Boyds Toys 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 65.08% 7.66 05.16
59 1961: Seems Like Yesterday Click to Contact Owner 75.47% 6.41 04.82
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 46.17% 8.87 03.66
64 Pmsbcc PSA Sets Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 40.89% 8.01 03.40
65 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 03.31
66 PSA Rich's 1961 Topps Baseball 40.89% 8.97 03.31
67 My 1961 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 48.72% 7.16 03.28
68 mattyyy2002 37.48% 7.19 03.24
69 farfar's 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 46.34% 7.92 03.13
70 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 36.80% 7.50 03.10
71 928s-4 Click to Contact Owner 47.53% 6.80 02.95
72 Swordfish 1961 Click to Contact Owner 36.29% 7.43 02.88
73 hdtvpete Click to view Set Images 25.04% 7.61 02.56
74 LK Topps 1961 Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 7.20 02.55
75 Born in 1961 Click to Contact Owner 38.16% 7.97 02.55
76 picklehead47 Click to Contact Owner 26.92% 8.55 02.49
77 JEM1961 21.64% 6.91 02.43
78 dougmckittrick 38.16% 7.35 02.38
79 chrisjd53 Click to view Set Images 29.47% 7.42 02.24
80 BH 27.77% 6.57 02.16
81 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 02.13
82 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 02.08
83 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 28.62% 8.18 02.06
84 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 25.72% 8.08 01.96
85 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 01.87
86 Enterprisecards Click to Contact Owner 27.43% 7.56 01.86
87 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 30.49% 7.15 01.82
88 mcdonn 32.03% 6.78 01.75
89 League Leaders -1961 Topps Click to Contact Owner 23.34% 7.15 01.63
90 MorrellMan's '61s Click to Contact Owner 24.36% 7.23 01.63
91 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 21.12% 8.00 01.62
92 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA Click to Contact Owner 25.38% 7.06 01.60
93 LStone4951's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 16.18% 8.08 01.58
94 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 01.43
95 scott9896 11.58% 7.42 01.37
96 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 22.15% 7.31 01.37
97 Coconut's 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 22.32% 6.30 01.34
98 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 21.12% 7.84 01.33
99 falcon3521 21.12% 7.55 01.29
100 ulbricht Click to Contact Owner 19.59% 8.10 01.26
101 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 20.10% 6.33 01.22
102 65fastback Click to view Set Images 8.69% 6.98 01.22
103 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 01.17
104 redbirdman 1961 set Click to Contact Owner 16.01% 8.37 01.14
105 Nats fan's humble '61 set Click to Contact Owner 21.98% 6.13 01.08
106 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.48% 7.29 01.08
107 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.14% 5.51 01.06
108 Mark's 61's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.22% 8.24 00.93
109 The Hildebrand Collection Click to view Set Images 12.95% 6.97 00.92
110 greggpatenaude 7.67% 5.21 00.87
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 p9770m 10.56% 5.27 00.69
114 NM61TBB 10.90% 6.43 00.67
115 gwhorto61 Click to Contact Owner 11.75% 7.65 00.67
116 Slip Conifer's Sixty Ones Click to view Set Images 6.81% 7.07 00.64
117 Boyds Toys 1961 Topps 2nd Set Click to Contact Owner 8.01% 6.89 00.59
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 3.75% 7.54 00.28
122 richard.marschean 3.92% 6.35 00.27
123 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 Click to Contact Owner 2.39% 8.00 00.26
124 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.41% 8.00 00.25
125 Francart Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 7.57 00.23
126 Wendy's 1961 Topps 3.07% 7.81 00.21
127 Dashel's College Fund '61's Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 8.89 00.19
128 ancientbookman Click to Contact Owner 4.60% 5.13 00.18
129 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds Click to Contact Owner 0.85% 8.50 00.18
130 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 1.87% 7.32 00.16
131 toneman2003 Click to view Set Images 3.24% 5.95 00.15
132 oliverior 1961 topps Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 4.58 00.12
133 DRH 1961 Topps Click to view Set Images 0.85% 6.74 00.10
134 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.85% 6.69 00.09
135 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 1.19% 5.27 00.09
136 KP Adams 0.51% 5.10 00.09
137 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.34% 8.44 00.09
138 JFP 1961 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 0.68% 6.57 00.09
139 mcmoynihan Click to view Set Images 0.68% 4.62 00.07
140 alview 0.68% 8.00 00.04
141 joshbarrett Click to view Set Images 0.51% 8.00 00.03
142 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.51% 8.17 00.03
143 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 0.34% 9.00 00.03
144 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.51% 7.33 00.03
145 johnuvm83 0.34% 5.86 00.02
146 natey777 0.17% 8.00 00.02
146 josejose 0.17% 8.00 00.02
148 bozgriz1 0.17% 7.50 00.02
149 ace529 Click to view Set Images 0.34% 3.50 00.02
150 1961 Topps - Basic Click to Contact Owner 0.17% 5.00 00.02
151 oldteasures12 0.34% 7.00 00.02
152 JRC's 1961 Topps Baseball 0.17% 8.00 00.01
152 mitch767676 0.17% 8.00 00.01
154 wlamb9 0.17% 8.00 00.01