1961 Topps - Master

Number of
Required Items
596
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.882

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 User
1 olemiss 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 HOF 100.00% 9.30 10.01 10.01
2 jbcofc 100.00% 8.99 9.37 9.37
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps Baseball Master 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 100.00% 8.99 9.33 9.33
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4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00% 8.92 R 9.26 9.26
5 The Miromar Collection UPDATED 100.00% 8.87 9.17 9.17

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 olemiss 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 HOF 100.00% 9.30 10.01 10.01
2 jbcofc 100.00% 8.99 9.37 9.37
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps Baseball Master 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 100.00% 8.99 9.33 9.33
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4 The Miromar Collection UPDATED 100.00% 8.87 9.17 9.17
5 Don Johnson Collection 100.00% 8.88 9.15 9.15
6 keppler1 93.79% 9.19 9.78 9.12
7 PAB1969 100.00% 8.82 9.08 9.08
8 dr. jay's ballcards 99.66% 8.24 8.36 8.33
9 Miskinlaw 100.00% 8.26 8.31 8.31
10 RG61 100.00% 8.17 8.23 8.23
11 The Nelson Collection 98.99% 8.15 8.19 8.11
12 The Doc Gs Collection 99.33% 8.08 8.11 8.05
13 bobsbbcards 100.00% 7.99 7.99 7.99
14 GI's 61 Set - All Eights 99.83% 8.00 8.00 7.99
15 Gemint 96.64% 8.21 8.25 7.98
16 ajg 99.16% 8.00 8.00 7.93
17 oextrader2 98.49% 7.93 7.96 7.83
18 markh5151 100.00% 7.76 7.76 7.76
19 foxblackhawk UPDATED 99.16% 7.71 7.72 7.65
20 TGF Collection 94.80% 8.06 8.07 7.64

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