1961 Topps Baseball Cards

1961 Topps Willie Mays 1961 Topps Willie Mays back

1961 Topps Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Topps
Year of Issue: 1961
Set Size: 589 Cards
Card Size: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2”

Series

Series I-IV: 1-370
Series V: 371-446
Series VI: 447-522
Series VII: 523-589 (very scarce)

Set Description

The 1961 Topps baseball card set includes 587 standard size cards, which measure 2½” by 3½”. The subsets for the 1961 Topps baseball cards are the league leaders (cards 41-50), World Series highlights (401-410), MVP’s of the 1950’s (471-486), and the Sporting News All-Stars (566-589). The high number series, which is difficult to find, ranges from card number 523-589. While not the prettiest set issued by Topps in the 60s, it is a popular set for collectors as the high numbered series can be challenging to put together in high grade.

1961 Topps Bob Clemente 1961 Topps Hank Aaron
1961 Topps Mickey Mantle 1961 Topps Roger Maris
1961 Topps Stan Musial 1961 Topps Mickey Mantle AS
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $1200
  • EX – $2100
  • NM – $4800
Key Rookies
  • 141 – Billy Williams
  • 417 – Juan Marichal
Key Stars
  • 2 – Roger Maris
  • 150 – Willie Mays
  • 290 – Stan Musial
  • 300 – Mickey Mantle
  • 344 – Sandy Koufax
  • 388 – Bob Clemente
  • 415 – Hank Aaron
  • 475 – Mickey Mantle MVP
  • 576 – Roger Maris AS
  • 577 – Hank Aaron AS
  • 578 – Mickey Mantle AS
  • 579 – Willie Mays AS
Errors & Variations
  • No significant errors
Important Notes
  • The high numbers are notoriously tough to find in high condition
  • #s 587 & 588 were not issued
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