PSA Set Registry® 115,881 Registered Sets

1961 Topps - Basic

NUMBER OF REQUIRED ITEMS

587
CURRENT FINEST POSSIBLE SET RATING

10.863

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
SET RATING
1 Charles M. Merkel HOF 20082009201020112012201320152016 100.00% 9.25 9.96 09.96
2 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball 100.00% 9.05 9.52 09.52
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 9.39 09.39
4 MavFanIngle 100.00% 8.96 9.35 09.35
5 R & D 61 100.00% 8.78 9.06 09.06
6 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.61 8.79 08.79
7 bruces 61 topps UPDATED 100.00% 8.53 8.70 08.70
8 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball 92.33% 8.96 9.31 08.49
9 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection 100.00% 8.34 8.42 08.42
10 Willie's 1961's 100.00% 8.26 8.35 08.35
11 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 100.00% 8.24 8.32 08.32
12 whitebugs 100.00% 8.23 8.28 08.28
13 The Nelson Collection 100.00% 8.19 8.25 08.25
14 Don Johnson Collection 100.00% 8.18 8.22 08.22
15 Prowlerco Too 100.00% 8.17 8.20 08.20
16 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set 100.00% 8.15 8.19 08.19
17 Gemint's 1961 Set UPDATED 100.00% 8.10 8.12 08.12
18 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 8.10 8.12 08.12
19 RJB Hamtramck 100.00% 8.08 8.09 08.09
20 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 8.08 08.08
21 Mark's Favorite 100.00% 8.05 8.07 08.07
22 MS 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 Donny Brown 61 100.00% 8.00 8.00 08.00
26 bobsbbcards 100.00% 8.00 8.00 08.00
27 YankeeFan1951 100.00% 7.87 7.88 07.88
28 The Awakening 98.81% 7.89 7.92 07.78
29 markh5151 100.00% 7.74 7.75 07.75
30 The OC Collection 99.49% 7.79 7.84 07.70
31 Clipper 99.66% 7.70 7.70 07.65
32 bhoff70 UPDATED 97.27% 7.85 7.86 07.60
33 TGF Collection UPDATED 94.72% 8.02 8.04 07.57
34 dr. jay's ballcards 99.83% 7.47 7.50 07.49
35 Topps 1961 RBJ 100.00% 7.41 7.41 07.41
36 Missy Bear's Finest 93.70% 7.76 7.76 07.41
37 Terry's 1961 Topps 100.00% 7.31 7.32 07.32
38 Chris's 1961 Topps 100.00% 7.24 7.24 07.24
39 The Japhet Collection 99.83% 7.16 7.16 07.15
40 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00% 7.11 7.11 07.11
41 layout61topps 99.49% 7.16 7.17 07.10
42 Rico's 1961 Set 100.00% 7.04 7.04 07.04
43 Douglas P - For the Kids 98.30% 7.05 7.05 06.84
44 1961: Seems Like Yesterday 99.83% 6.82 6.82 06.78
45 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 82.79% 8.00 8.00 06.71
46 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball 76.49% 7.71 7.71 06.07
47 Boyds Toys 1961 topps 73.59% 7.66 7.66 05.73
48 Dan's Cards of an 8-Year Old 82.11% 7.26 7.26 05.69
49 GM's 1961 Topps Set 83.30% 7.44 7.44 05.68
50 merk1972 83.30% 7.07 7.07 05.42
51 cowboyz61 80.07% 7.63 7.63 05.33
52 Dave Baskin Collection 77.85% 7.09 7.09 05.20
53 BBCards4U 58.26% 8.95 9.31 05.19
54 duanegtom 52.64% 7.45 7.46 04.61
55 picklehead47 49.23% 8.60 8.70 04.61
56 farfar's 1961 topps UPDATED 66.95% 7.88 7.88 04.58
57 jimmi046 UPDATED 61.84% 6.75 6.75 04.11
58 The Double Play Collection 40.03% 7.93 7.94 04.09
59 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set 53.66% 7.55 7.55 03.86
60 rsj UPDATED 44.12% 7.40 7.41 03.81
61 dougmckittrick UPDATED 57.75% 7.36 7.36 03.64
62 5brobby UPDATED 47.36% 8.00 8.00 03.62
63 bhoff70 (2) UPDATED 54.17% 6.55 6.55 03.61
64 Pmsbcc PSA Sets 42.76% 8.02 8.04 03.54
65 mattyyy2002 38.50% 7.18 7.18 03.34
66 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 7.66 03.32
67 928s-4 50.43% 6.86 6.86 03.16
68 mcdonn UPDATED 55.54% 7.19 7.19 03.13
69 Swordfish 1961 36.29% 7.43 7.43 02.88
70 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 36.80% 8.22 8.26 02.77
71 rwmcfar 28.11% 7.52 7.53 02.77
72 Born in 1961 38.84% 7.97 7.97 02.64
73 JEM1961 23.85% 7.06 7.06 02.63
74 hdtvpete 25.04% 7.61 7.61 02.56
75 LK Topps 1961 20.44% 7.20 7.20 02.55
76 royler43 33.05% 7.57 7.57 02.52
77 chrisjd53 29.30% 7.42 7.42 02.23
78 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set 36.12% 7.28 7.28 02.20
79 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 28.62% 8.08 8.09 02.18
80 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 7.14 02.13
81 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 6.97 02.08
82 Nopamart 34.07% 6.11 6.11 01.98
83 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 6.85 01.87
84 Enterprisecards 27.43% 7.56 7.57 01.86
85 Nguyen's 1961 Topps UPDATED 20.61% 8.02 8.02 01.84
86 MorrellMan's '61s 27.09% 7.27 7.27 01.78
87 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall 17.21% 6.38 6.38 01.78
88 scott9896 15.84% 7.44 7.44 01.69
89 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA 25.55% 7.07 7.08 01.62
90 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95% 8.00 8.00 01.61
91 Michael Fletcher Collection 18.74% 6.84 6.84 01.60
92 MacnEllieSportscards 15.67% 8.80 9.19 01.58
93 sjmont 15.16% 6.73 6.77 01.43
94 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 6.42 01.43
95 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 22.32% 7.32 7.32 01.38
96 Coconut's 1961 set 22.32% 6.30 6.30 01.34
97 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball 21.12% 7.84 7.84 01.33
98 ougiqbxy UPDATED 12.78% 7.77 7.77 01.33
99 65fastback 9.37% 6.84 6.84 01.32
100 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 21.12% 6.22 6.22 01.29
101 Dad's 1961 Topps 26.58% 5.65 5.71 01.27
102 redbirdman 1961 set 16.35% 8.40 8.47 01.18
103 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 7.72 01.17
104 Mark's 61's 12.44% 8.24 8.27 01.11
105 falcon3521 17.21% 7.52 7.52 01.07
106 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball 14.14% 5.51 5.51 01.06
107 joe35sox Topps 1961 Basic 10.56% 6.30 6.30 01.05
108 shoelessjoe_in_hof 14.14% 7.27 7.27 01.04
109 SlipC Cardboard Classics - 1961 Topps Baseball UPDATED 9.54% 7.16 7.16 00.99
110 The Hildebrand Collection 12.95% 6.97 6.99 00.92
111 we3thatb 13.29% 7.57 7.57 00.91
112 p9770m 13.29% 5.83 5.83 00.90
113 B & T 12.44% 7.39 7.39 00.90
114 kroprs 11.24% 4.48 4.48 00.89
115 cgigrfx NEW 18.06% 6.00 6.00 00.89
116 THERSADYLINA1 13.80% 6.57 6.57 00.81
117 JM 1961 Topps 8.35% 7.89 7.89 00.77
118 VaRedsFan 5.79% 7.00 7.00 00.73
119 1961 Topps - Basic 5.45% 7.38 7.38 00.71
120 NM61TBB 11.07% 6.47 6.47 00.68
121 pmm4259 5.11% 6.70 6.70 00.67
122 gwhorto61 11.75% 7.65 7.65 00.67
123 natey777 4.09% 8.02 8.02 00.64
124 gabr611 3.92% 8.06 8.06 00.42
125 jbrownell 5.28% 7.73 7.73 00.39
126 mkmoe23 3.58% 5.04 5.04 00.36
127 richard.marschean 4.26% 6.70 6.70 00.35
128 Old_English_D 2.73% 6.02 6.02 00.35
129 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps 4.09% 8.17 8.24 00.30
130 [email protected] 3.07% 7.75 7.75 00.27
131 [email protected] 5.45% 5.58 5.58 00.26
132 Francart 1.19% 7.79 7.79 00.21
133 hodge91 3.41% 7.40 7.40 00.18
134 SixShooter 1.36% 7.09 7.09 00.18
135 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds 0.68% 8.36 8.36 00.13
136 wlamb9 1.70% 8.00 8.00 00.10
137 JVH 1961 1.02% 5.30 5.30 00.08
138 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.51% 6.82 6.82 00.07
139 Leiva Collection 1.19% 8.14 8.14 00.07
140 Stan Lopata Fan 0.68% 8.13 8.13 00.04
141 Bobby A 0.68% 7.50 7.50 00.03
142 jcraighannon 0.34% 5.45 5.45 00.03
143 Linedrivehit 0.17% 9.00 10.00 00.02
144 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set UPDATED 0.34% 9.00 9.50 00.02
145 bh3443 0.17% 7.00 7.00 00.01