1963 Topps - Basic

Number of
Required Items
576
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.597

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 User
1 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 100.00% 9.07 R 9.88 9.88
2 Connor J's '63 Topps BB 2016 2017 2018 2019 99.83% 9.05 9.82 9.79
3 Dave Cryer's 1963 Topps 2006 100.00% 8.92 R 9.53 9.53
4 Aggies 63s 2015 100.00% 8.87 R 9.41 9.41
5 John Branca 2014 100.00% 8.83 9.30 9.30

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Connor J's '63 Topps BB 2016 2017 2018 2019 99.83% 9.05 9.82 9.79
2 John Branca 2014 100.00% 8.83 9.30 9.30
3 The Dominick Terranova Collection 100.00% 8.75 9.19 9.19
4 Henri Nuber Topps 1963 Collection 97.40% 8.90 9.51 9.15
5 The cards your mom said she threw out 1963 UPDATED 99.83% 8.60 8.89 8.88
6 mccordcf 100.00% 8.36 8.51 8.51
7 Brian's 1963 Topps Basic Set 100.00% 8.22 8.34 8.34
8 Quakers 1963 Topps Set 100.00% 8.23 8.33 8.33
9 timstrutt UPDATED 99.65% 8.16 8.21 8.12
10 Psychedelic Umpire's Crazy '63 100.00% 8.06 8.09 8.09
11 Gary Frazier Legacy Set 100.00% 8.06 8.08 8.08
12 bobsbbcards 100.00% 8.05 8.07 8.07
13 jlbdepot 100.00% 8.05 8.06 8.06
14 Mark's 1963s 100.00% 8.04 8.04 8.04
15 Green Dragons 100.00% 8.03 8.04 8.04
16 Deb and Ed's 1963 Topps 100.00% 8.02 8.03 8.03
17 BL's 1963 Topps set 100.00% 8.01 8.01 8.01
18 The Mei Hua Collection 100.00% 8.00 8.00 8.00
19 ancientbookman 100.00% 8.00 8.00 8.00
20 Rob's 1963 Topps Basic Set 99.31% 8.00 8.00 7.97

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