PSA Set Registry® 115,836 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.

All-Time 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 The McBride 1961 Topps Gold collection 200220032004200520062007 100.00% 9.09 R 9.64 09.64
3 JR's 1961 Topps Baseball 100.00% 9.05 9.52 09.52
4 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.99 9.39 09.39
5 MavFanIngle 100.00% 8.96 9.35 09.35
6 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00% 8.95 R 9.34 09.34
7 Bill Dodge's 1961 Topps Set 100.00% 8.86 R 9.18 09.18
8 R & D 61 100.00% 8.78 9.06 09.06
9 LR's Vintage 1961 Set 100.00% 8.65 R 8.85 08.85
10 starsandstripescards 100.00% 8.65 R 8.83 08.83
11 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.61 8.79 08.79
12 bruces 61 topps UPDATED 100.00% 8.53 8.70 08.70
13 John M. Linnens 99.15% 8.46 R 8.58 08.52
14 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball 92.33% 8.96 9.31 08.49
15 SJM61 99.83% 8.37 R 8.50 08.49
16 1961 Topps Baseball - the M & M Year - Mickey's Mania 100.00% 8.35 R 8.45 08.45
17 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection 100.00% 8.34 8.42 08.42
18 Fluffy717 100.00% 8.33 R 8.41 08.41
19 MACPSA 1961 Topps Baseball Set 100.00% 8.29 R 8.38 08.38
20 Willie's 1961's 100.00% 8.26 8.35 08.35
21 Charles Bedrosian 99.83% 8.29 R 8.36 08.33
22 Al Zouky 100.00% 8.26 R 8.33 08.33
23 eruz4444 99.83% 8.29 R 8.37 08.33
24 Jak's 1961 Collection 100.00% 8.27 R 8.32 08.32
24 The cards your mom said she threw out 1961 100.00% 8.24 8.32 08.32
26 whitebugs 100.00% 8.23 8.28 08.28
27 dglickfield 99.83% 8.22 R 8.29 08.27
28 The Nelson Collection 100.00% 8.19 8.25 08.25
29 Don Johnson Collection 100.00% 8.18 8.22 08.22
30 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00% 8.15 R 8.20 08.20
31 Prowlerco Too 100.00% 8.17 8.20 08.20
32 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set 100.00% 8.15 8.19 08.19
33 5_boros_bb_cards 100.00% 8.14 R 8.18 08.18
34 Prowlerco's 100.00% 8.15 R 8.17 08.17
35 Doncogi 1961 Topps 100.00% 8.14 R 8.17 08.17
36 dglickfield 100.00% 8.12 R 8.15 08.15
37 The Crandell Collection 100.00% 8.11 R 8.12 08.12
37 Gemint's 1961 Set 100.00% 8.10 8.12 08.12
39 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 8.10 8.12 08.12
40 RJB Hamtramck 100.00% 8.08 8.09 08.09
41 The 1961 Topps Meilander Collection 100.00% 8.07 R 8.09 08.09
42 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 8.08 08.08
43 Mastro Auctions 99.83% 8.06 R 8.09 08.07
44 Mark's Favorite 100.00% 8.05 8.07 08.07
45 MS 100.00% 8.05 8.06 08.06
46 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 8.06 08.06
47 Flowride 99.83% 8.04 R 8.06 08.04
48 The Dog's Run 99.49% 8.06 R 8.06 08.03
49 Dreaming of 1961 100.00% 8.02 R 8.02 08.02
50 mike207 100.00% 8.02 8.02 08.02
51 Nine Indians 100.00% 8.01 R 8.02 08.02
52 Karl's 1961 100.00% 8.00 R 8.01 08.01
53 The MLB Collection 100.00% 8.01 R 8.01 08.01
54 Roger Jones 61 Set 100.00% 8.00 R 8.00 08.00
55 Donny Brown 61 100.00% 8.00 8.00 08.00
56 Nimmer44 94.21% 8.41 R 8.54 08.00
57 bobsbbcards 100.00% 8.00 8.00 08.00
58 The Williams Conglomeration 100.00% 7.99 R 7.99 07.99
59 Mile High Card Company 99.49% 8.01 R 8.01 07.96
60 Garte Collection 100.00% 7.92 R 7.92 07.92
61 T Harbin Collection 99.15% 8.07 R 8.09 07.92
62 Gary B's 1961 99.49% 8.01 R 8.01 07.92
63 Mets-71 97.27% 8.09 R 8.12 07.88
64 YankeeFan1951 100.00% 7.87 7.88 07.88
65 Burtgeo's 61's 98.30% 8.07 R 8.09 07.82
66 The Awakening 98.81% 7.89 7.92 07.78
67 markh5151 100.00% 7.74 7.75 07.75
68 EMO 1961 Topps Baseball 100.00% 7.70 R 7.70 07.70
69 The OC Collection 99.49% 7.79 7.84 07.70
70 Clipper 99.66% 7.70 7.70 07.65
71 SixtyOne......Again 98.47% 7.90 R 7.90 07.64
72 bhoff70 UPDATED 97.27% 7.85 7.86 07.60
73 TGF Collection UPDATED 94.72% 8.02 8.04 07.57
74 dr. jay's ballcards 99.83% 7.47 7.50 07.49
75 Topps 1961 RBJ 100.00% 7.41 7.41 07.41
76 Missy Bear's Finest 93.70% 7.76 7.76 07.41
77 alanglais 100.00% 7.40 R 7.40 07.40
78 JMDVM 99.83% 7.41 R 7.41 07.37
79 26.2 Runner 100.00% 7.35 R 7.35 07.35
80 Terry's 1961 Topps 100.00% 7.31 7.32 07.32
81 Chris's 1961 Topps 100.00% 7.24 7.24 07.24
82 JS Set of 61 100.00% 7.21 R 7.21 07.21
83 The Japhet Collection 99.83% 7.16 7.16 07.15
84 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00% 7.11 7.11 07.11
85 layout61topps 99.49% 7.16 7.17 07.10
86 cowboyz61 99.83% 7.09 R 7.09 07.06
87 Rico's 1961 Set 100.00% 7.04 7.04 07.04
88 Guy's 1961 Topps Collection For Alec and Austin 100.00% 7.04 R 7.04 07.04
89 The McBride Near Mint Collection 100.00% 7.00 R 7.00 07.00
90 Douglas P - For the Kids 98.30% 7.05 7.05 06.84
91 1961: Seems Like Yesterday 99.83% 6.82 6.82 06.78
92 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps #2 82.79% 8.00 8.00 06.71
93 Pat's 1961 Topps Baseball 76.49% 7.71 7.71 06.07
94 iowatinheads 61 set 91.48% 6.88 R 6.88 06.04
95 Boyds Toys 1961 topps 73.59% 7.66 7.66 05.73
96 Dan's Cards of an 8-Year Old UPDATED 82.11% 7.26 7.26 05.69
97 GM's 1961 Topps Set 83.30% 7.44 7.44 05.68
98 merk1972 83.30% 7.07 7.07 05.42
99 cowboyz61 UPDATED 80.07% 7.63 7.63 05.33
100 Dave Baskin Collection 77.85% 7.09 7.09 05.20
101 BBCards4U 58.26% 8.95 9.31 05.19
102 duanegtom 52.64% 7.45 7.46 04.61
103 picklehead47 49.23% 8.60 8.70 04.61
104 farfar's 1961 topps UPDATED 66.95% 7.88 7.88 04.58
105 jimmi046 UPDATED 61.67% 6.74 6.74 04.09
106 The Double Play Collection 40.03% 7.93 7.94 04.09
107 Saved From My Spokes: 1961 Topps Set 53.66% 7.55 7.55 03.86
108 rsj 43.61% 7.40 7.40 03.77
109 dougmckittrick UPDATED 57.75% 7.36 7.36 03.64
110 5brobby UPDATED 47.36% 8.00 8.00 03.62
111 bhoff70 (2) UPDATED 54.17% 6.55 6.55 03.61
112 Pmsbcc PSA Sets 42.76% 8.02 8.04 03.54
113 mattyyy2002 38.50% 7.18 7.18 03.34
114 1969cubfan 29.13% 7.63 7.66 03.32
115 928s-4 50.43% 6.86 6.86 03.16
116 mcdonn UPDATED 55.37% 7.19 7.19 03.12
117 Swordfish 1961 36.29% 7.43 7.43 02.88
118 The Dayton Collection - 1961 Topps 36.80% 8.22 8.26 02.77
119 rwmcfar 28.11% 7.52 7.53 02.77
120 Born in 1961 38.84% 7.97 7.97 02.64
121 JEM1961 23.85% 7.06 7.06 02.63
122 hdtvpete 25.04% 7.61 7.61 02.56
123 LK Topps 1961 20.44% 7.20 7.20 02.55
124 royler43 33.05% 7.57 7.57 02.52
125 chrisjd53 29.30% 7.42 7.42 02.23
126 Howards201 1961 Topps Baseball Set 36.12% 7.28 7.28 02.20
127 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball #2 28.62% 8.08 8.09 02.18
128 Tucker's Best 23.34% 7.14 7.14 02.13
129 Bob's 1961 Topps Baseball Set 39.35% 6.97 6.97 02.08
130 Nopamart 34.07% 6.11 6.11 01.98
131 Pacdac 33.90% 6.85 6.85 01.87
132 Enterprisecards 27.43% 7.56 7.57 01.86
133 Nguyen's 1961 Topps UPDATED 20.44% 8.02 8.02 01.80
134 MorrellMan's '61s 27.09% 7.27 7.27 01.78
135 1961 Topps Set - Bob Hall 17.21% 6.38 6.38 01.78
136 scott9896 15.84% 7.44 7.44 01.69
137 CGG's 1961 Topps PSA 25.55% 7.07 7.08 01.62
138 1961 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 20.95% 8.00 8.00 01.61
139 Michael Fletcher Collection 18.74% 6.84 6.84 01.60
140 MacnEllieSportscards UPDATED 15.67% 8.80 9.19 01.58
141 sjmont 15.16% 6.73 6.77 01.43
142 drp81171 11.41% 6.42 6.42 01.43
143 Jim's 1961 Topps Work in Progress 22.32% 7.32 7.32 01.38
144 Coconut's 1961 set 22.32% 6.30 6.30 01.34
145 Mangus 1961 Topps Baseball 21.12% 7.84 7.84 01.33
146 65fastback 9.37% 6.84 6.84 01.32
147 ougiqbxy 12.61% 7.77 7.77 01.31
148 Tory's 1961 Topps Basic Baseball Set 21.12% 6.22 6.22 01.29
149 Dad's 1961 Topps 26.58% 5.65 5.71 01.27
150 redbirdman 1961 set 16.35% 8.40 8.47 01.18
151 Seamus' Long-Term Project 17.21% 7.72 7.72 01.17
152 Mark's 61's 12.44% 8.24 8.27 01.11
153 falcon3521 17.21% 7.52 7.52 01.07
154 Bouchat 1961 Topps Baseball 14.14% 5.51 5.51 01.06
155 joe35sox Topps 1961 Basic 10.56% 6.30 6.30 01.05
156 shoelessjoe_in_hof 14.14% 7.27 7.27 01.04
157 SlipC Cardboard Classics - 1961 Topps Baseball 9.37% 7.15 7.15 00.98
158 The Hildebrand Collection 12.95% 6.97 6.99 00.92
159 we3thatb 13.29% 7.57 7.57 00.91
160 p9770m 13.29% 5.83 5.83 00.90
161 B & T 12.44% 7.39 7.39 00.90
162 kroprs 11.24% 4.48 4.48 00.89
163 cgigrfx NEW 18.06% 6.00 6.00 00.89
164 THERSADYLINA1 13.80% 6.57 6.57 00.81
165 JM 1961 Topps 8.35% 7.89 7.89 00.77
166 VaRedsFan 5.79% 7.00 7.00 00.73
167 1961 Topps - Basic 5.45% 7.38 7.38 00.71
168 PokerBobs61 9.37% 7.61 R 7.61 00.69
169 NM61TBB 11.07% 6.47 6.47 00.68
170 pmm4259 5.11% 6.70 6.70 00.67
171 gwhorto61 11.75% 7.65 7.65 00.67
172 natey777 4.09% 8.02 8.02 00.64
173 gabr611 3.92% 8.06 8.06 00.42
174 jbrownell 5.28% 7.73 7.73 00.39
175 mkmoe23 3.58% 5.04 5.04 00.36
176 richard.marschean 4.26% 6.70 6.70 00.35
177 Old_English_D 2.73% 6.02 6.02 00.35
178 GradedSports.com 1961 Topps 4.09% 8.17 8.24 00.30
179 [email protected] 3.07% 7.75 7.75 00.27
180 [email protected] 5.45% 5.58 5.58 00.26
181 Francart 1.19% 7.79 7.79 00.21
182 hodge91 3.41% 7.40 7.40 00.18
183 SixShooter 1.36% 7.09 7.09 00.18
184 Jestyn's 1961 Topps Set 1.36% 9.00 9.50 00.14
185 Gregg E. Moffatt - Gems Acres Of Diamonds 0.68% 8.36 8.36 00.13
186 wlamb9 1.70% 8.00 8.00 00.10
187 JVH 1961 1.02% 5.30 5.30 00.08
188 RCM Vintage Collection - 1961 Topps Baseball Set 0.51% 6.82 6.82 00.07
189 Leiva Collection 1.19% 8.14 8.14 00.07
190 Stan Lopata Fan 0.68% 8.13 8.13 00.04
191 Bobby A 0.68% 7.50 7.50 00.03
192 jcraighannon 0.34% 5.45 5.45 00.03
193 Linedrivehit 0.17% 9.00 10.00 00.02
194 bh3443 0.17% 7.00 7.00 00.01