PSA Set Registry® 115,816 Registered Sets

1963 Topps - Basic

NUMBER OF REQUIRED ITEMS

576
CURRENT FINEST POSSIBLE SET RATING

10.556

As one of the most visually attractive and difficult sets of the 1960s, the 1963 Topps baseball set is a top choice amongst collectors. Of all the 1960s Topps issues, this set made the best use of color. The bold colors provide excellent eye-appeal but, due to the solid, colored borders at the base of each card, finding high-grade examples is a chore. They are as beautiful as they are easily chipped. This great set is also filled with tremendous star power. It is also home to one of the most desirable cards in the hobby, the Pete Rose rookie card. Willie Stargell, another key Hall of Famer, also has a rookie card in the high-number series. Along with the usual dose of stars like Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays, there are a few extremely popular combo cards. Buc Blasters (Clemente, etc.), Bomber's Best (Tresh/Mantle/Richardson), Power Plus (Aaron/Banks), Pride of the N.L. (Mays/Musial), and Dodgers' Big Three (Koufax/Drysdale/Podres) are all very popular cards and they help make this set, perhaps, the most desirable of the decade. The common series, cards 447-522, are very tough and command a premium. This set can satisfy on a number of levels. To read in-depth articles, click here and here.

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating
1 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 2007200820092010201120122013 100.00% 9.07 R 9.90 09.90
2 Connor J's '63 Topps BB 2016 99.83% 9.04 9.84 09.74
3 Dave Cryer's 1963 Topps 2006 100.00% 8.92 R 9.56 09.56
4 Aggies 63s 2015 100.00% 8.87 R 9.43 09.43
5 John Branca 2014 100.00% 8.83 9.32 09.32
6 Henri Nuber Topps 1963 Collection 97.57% 8.89 9.53 09.25
7 The Dominick Terranova Collection 100.00% 8.74 9.22 09.22
8 Allan R King 99.83% 8.71 R 9.11 09.02
9 ambak 1963 Topps 2005 100.00% 8.56 R 8.98 08.98
10 Bill Dodge's 1963 Topps Set 100.00% 8.53 R 8.85 08.85
11 The Duke of Mint 200220032004 100.00% 8.48 R 8.72 08.72
12 The cards your mom said she threw out 1963 100.00% 8.44 8.66 08.66
13 1963 Hank 100.00% 8.40 R 8.63 08.63
14 jgriffith 100.00% 8.36 R 8.52 08.52
14 mccordcf 100.00% 8.36 8.52 08.52
16 MACPSA 1963 Topps Baseball Set 100.00% 8.28 R 8.47 08.47
17 Mark's Memories 100.00% 8.23 R 8.40 08.40
18 Brian's 1963 Topps Basic Set 100.00% 8.22 8.35 08.35
19 Quakers 1963 Topps Set 100.00% 8.23 8.33 08.33
20 The Crandell Collection 100.00% 8.15 R 8.20 08.20
21 Jesse Jay's 1963 Adventure 100.00% 8.13 R 8.20 08.20
22 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00% 8.13 R 8.20 08.20
23 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 8.14 8.19 08.19
24 Barrett 63 Topps Baseball Basic 99.65% 8.18 R 8.23 08.14
25 billyg87's 1963 topps basic set 100.00% 8.07 R 8.10 08.10
26 JVette's 63 100.00% 8.05 8.09 08.09
27 SJM63 100.00% 8.06 R 8.09 08.09
28 Gary Frazier Legacy Set 100.00% 8.06 8.08 08.08
29 dglickfield 99.83% 8.05 R 8.08 08.06
30 Joe Wilson 100.00% 8.04 R 8.06 08.06
31 The Mei Hua Collection 100.00% 8.03 8.05 08.05
32 jlbdepot 99.83% 8.05 8.06 08.05
33 Allan King 100.00% 8.05 R 8.05 08.05
34 The MLB Collection of no 8.5 half-grades 100.00% 8.04 R 8.04 08.04
35 Futrell Legacy Collection 100.00% 8.01 R 8.02 08.02
36 mastro auction 100.00% 8.01 R 8.01 08.01
37 Mile High Card Company 99.65% 8.02 R 8.03 08.00
38 DRS 100.00% 8.00 R 8.00 08.00
38 bobsbbcards 100.00% 8.00 8.00 08.00
40 ancientbookman 100.00% 8.00 8.00 08.00
41 Psychedelic Umpire's Crazy '63 UPDATED 100.00% 7.94 7.96 07.96
42 Mark's 1963s 99.83% 7.96 7.96 07.96
43 Prewar Card Collector Auctions * Brent Huigens 98.44% 7.94 R 7.95 07.85
44 Nats fan's '63 set 100.00% 7.82 7.83 07.83
45 Deb and Ed's 1963 Topps 97.40% 7.96 7.97 07.76
46 The Nelson Collection 97.22% 7.99 8.01 07.75
47 bobsbop4 95.49% 8.01 R 8.02 07.73
48 MACPSA 1963 Topps Baseball Set # 2 97.57% 7.85 R 7.86 07.66
49 1963 deja vu all over again 96.70% 8.00 R 8.00 07.56
50 JMDVM 100.00% 7.46 7.46 07.46
51 BLS PSA 100.00% 7.40 R 7.41 07.41
52 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00% 7.40 7.40 07.40
53 jayandbutton 99.13% 7.39 7.41 07.35
54 I Have A Dream! 99.83% 7.20 R 7.21 07.20
55 Heritage Auctions - Spring 2016 93.23% 7.53 R 7.55 07.15
56 SilverEagle63 94.62% 7.34 R 7.34 06.96
57 Green Dragons UPDATED 89.93% 7.84 7.85 06.83
58 Don Johnson Collection 79.69% 8.28 8.42 06.81
59 Rico's 1963 set 96.70% 6.87 6.87 06.63
60 Rob's 1963 Topps Basic Set 78.47% 8.00 8.00 06.55
61 leefitz 77.78% 8.05 8.08 06.04
62 tripleb4er 73.44% 8.05 8.08 05.95
63 farfar's 1963 topps 74.83% 7.27 7.27 05.58
64 Stan Lopata Fan 52.43% 8.02 8.03 04.91
65 BBCards4U 55.38% 8.75 9.20 04.88
66 hosaflookl 57.29% 6.94 6.94 04.84
67 JakeCook 68.58% 7.39 7.39 04.64
68 The Cook Collection 62.50% 7.54 7.55 04.53
69 1963 Topps - 8s or better (to open) 53.30% 7.99 7.99 04.02
70 RST's 63's UPDATED 51.04% 8.52 8.72 03.94
71 1963 Topps Nrmt Collection 49.65% 7.40 7.40 03.68
72 Boyds Toys 63 topps 44.62% 7.95 7.97 03.50
73 kroprs 47.05% 5.71 5.71 03.37
74 Blambro's 1963 Topps Collection 38.54% 8.02 8.02 03.09
75 Cecil B's 1963 Topps Baseball Set 36.98% 7.37 7.38 03.00
76 Missy Bear's Finest 23.61% 7.22 7.23 02.93
77 LK Topps 1963 15.63% 8.00 8.00 02.52
78 Raymond's 63 Topps Set 29.17% 7.47 7.47 02.26
79 Terry's 1963 Topps Basic 34.38% 6.48 6.48 02.23
80 savedfrommyspokes 28.47% 7.22 7.22 02.22
81 Pat's 1963 Topps Baseball 20.83% 7.31 7.31 02.21
82 mattyyy2002 18.06% 6.72 6.72 02.20
83 rosie's 63's 19.97% 6.54 6.54 02.10
84 B & T UPDATED 26.91% 7.70 7.70 02.06
85 Gemint's 1963 Set 26.74% 7.92 7.94 02.04
86 JEM1963 24.83% 6.69 6.69 01.93
87 Bob's 1963 Topps Set 29.86% 6.93 6.93 01.91
88 sixxty_7 22.74% 6.89 6.89 01.85
89 1963 Topps Baseball 13.72% 7.38 7.40 01.83
90 royler43 15.10% 6.77 6.77 01.81
91 Tony's 63s Basic 24.31% 7.99 7.99 01.78
92 Late December back in '63 (still in diapers) 10.94% 7.04 7.04 01.64
93 928s-4 26.22% 6.82 6.82 01.62
94 Seminolelaw 19.97% 7.40 7.40 01.37
95 BN777 20.14% 7.39 7.39 01.22
96 Brian & Owen McMillen 1963 Topps - Basic 20.49% 5.61 5.61 01.13
97 Mangus 1963 Topps Baseball 14.58% 8.00 8.00 01.12
98 KonradKuhn1 18.23% 6.77 6.77 00.97
99 jjacobs 14.76% 7.32 7.32 00.95
100 Tory's 1963 Topps Basic Baseball Set 15.63% 6.08 6.08 00.91
101 GradedSports.com 1963 Topps UPDATED 12.50% 8.08 8.08 00.75
102 p9770m 7.99% 6.13 6.13 00.71
103 gumper11 11.46% 7.03 7.03 00.66
104 bradythedog 8.16% 7.84 7.84 00.55
105 The Dave Curry Collection 4.86% 8.00 8.00 00.51
106 SixShooter UPDATED 2.60% 7.15 7.15 00.46
107 natey777 2.43% 8.03 8.03 00.44
108 moe_ron 2.78% 6.07 6.07 00.43
109 Olivertwistnc 5.03% 6.86 6.86 00.38
110 richard.marschean 3.99% 6.51 6.54 00.37
111 hosaflookl (2) 3.99% 5.19 5.19 00.35
112 neilhamms 1.91% 7.39 7.39 00.29
113 RCM Vintage Collection - 1963 Topps Baseball Set 1.39% 7.14 7.14 00.28
114 pmsbcc 2.43% 8.03 8.06 00.24
115 gabr611 2.08% 8.00 8.00 00.23
116 [email protected] 2.08% 7.85 7.85 00.23
117 Apollo 63 4.69% 6.83 6.83 00.23
118 Warder's collection 1.74% 7.45 7.45 00.21
119 Nopamart 2.43% 5.27 5.27 00.20
120 jbrownell 2.08% 7.66 7.66 00.19
121 Howards 1963 Topps Basic 2.95% 7.11 7.11 00.19
122 RJSokol's 1963 Topps Basic Set 2.26% 7.23 7.23 00.16
123 weldonwright 2.26% 7.21 7.21 00.15
124 bradams879 0.87% 5.90 5.90 00.14
125 JM 1963 Topps 1.04% 8.00 8.00 00.11
126 wlamb9 1.22% 7.53 7.53 00.07
127 ougiqbxy 0.52% 8.32 8.32 00.06
128 stromboli64 0.52% 4.23 4.23 00.06
129 THERSADYLINA1 (2) 0.35% 5.50 5.50 00.05
130 hodge91 1.22% 8.00 8.00 00.05
131 WIBadger70 0.69% 8.15 8.15 00.05
132 Leiva Collection 0.87% 7.44 7.44 00.04
133 RavenWilbur 0.35% 2.45 2.45 00.03
134 drillin1350 0.17% 4.00 4.00 00.01