1961 Topps - Basic

Number of
Required Items
587
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.872

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 Charles M. Merkel HOF 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 9.30 10.01 10.01
2 MavFanIngle 100.00% 9.11 9.59 9.59
3 The McBride 1961 Topps Gold collection 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 100.00% 9.09 R 9.58 9.58
4 Heritage Auctions - April 2019 100.00% 9.06 R 9.49 9.49
5 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 9.00 9.36 9.36
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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Charles M. Merkel HOF 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 100.00% 9.30 10.01 10.01
2 MavFanIngle 100.00% 9.11 9.59 9.59
3 Vintage Corvette - 1961 Topps 100.00% 9.00 9.36 9.36
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4 Lacour 1961 Basic 100.00% 8.75 8.98 8.98
5 DM's 1961 Topps Baseball 95.91% 8.99 9.36 8.88
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6 loudchet 100.00% 8.44 8.56 8.56
7 Don Johnson Collection 100.00% 8.37 8.47 8.47
8 Henri Nuber 1961 Collection 99.83% 8.34 8.40 8.40
9 Willie's 1961's 100.00% 8.26 8.34 8.34
10 The Nelson Collection 100.00% 8.19 8.24 8.24
11 Gemint's 1961 Set UPDATED 100.00% 8.17 8.21 8.21
12 Brian's 1961 Topps Basic Set 100.00% 8.15 8.18 8.18
13 royler43 100.00% 8.09 8.11 8.11
14 RJB Hamtramck 100.00% 8.08 8.09 8.09
15 mccordcf 100.00% 8.06 8.08 8.08
16 dr. jay's ballcards 100.00% 7.96 8.08 8.08
17 Mark's Favorite 100.00% 8.06 8.08 8.08
18 RST's 61's 100.00% 8.04 8.06 8.06
19 MS 100.00% 8.05 8.05 8.05
20 The Doc Gs Collection 100.00% 8.02 8.04 8.04

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