1961 Topps Baseball Complete Set 3.5 - VG+
The 1961 Topps set included 587 cards. The front of each card in the 1961 set contains a color photograph of the player, with the player's name, position, and team at the bottom of the card. The reverse features the player's biographical information and statistical history.
For the first time, Topps included a sub-series called "League Leaders" and also included separate numbered check lists. Other sub series in this set are the World Series Cards, Baseball Thrills, MVP's of the 1950's, and Sporting News All-Stars.
Important rookie cards for this year are: Juan Marichal, Ron Santo, and Billy Williams.
Hall-of-Famers for this set include: Dick Williams, Brooks Robinson, Robin Roberts, Frank Robinson, Nellie Fox, Ron Santo, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Harmon Killebrew, Richie Ashburn, Whitey Herzog, Eddie Mathews, Walter Alston, Willie Mays, Billy Williams, Bob Gibson, Joe Gordon, Don Drysdale, Carl Yastrzemski, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax, Earl Averill, Roberto Clemente, Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gehrig, Jack Chesbro, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Juan Marichal, Al Kaline, Bill Mazeroski, Orlando Cepeda, Duke Snider, Early Wynn, Phil Rizzuto, Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Jim Bunning, Red Schoendienst, Joe Morgan, Willie McCovey, Hoyt Wilhelm, Luis Aparicio, Ernie Banks, Frank Robinson, Whitey Ford, Warren Spahn.
The High Dollar Cards in this set include:
- 1961 Topps #578 - Mickey Mantle All-Star: 4 - VG/EX
- 1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle : 4 - VG/EX
- 1961 Topps #475 - Mickey Mantle Most Valuable Player: 4.5 - VG/EX+
- 1961 Topps #579 - Willie Mays All-Star: 5 - EX
- 1961 Topps #531 Jim Coates : 6 - EX/MT
- 1961 Topps #563 Bob Cerv : 4 - VG/EX
- 1961 Topps #576 - Roger Maris All-Star: 2 - GOOD
- 1961 Topps #344 Sandy Koufax : 4 - VG/EX
- 1961 Topps #577 - Hank Aaron All-Star: 3 - VG
- 1961 Topps #388 Roberto Clemente : 3 - VG
- 1961 Topps #425 Yogi Berra : 4 - VG/EX
- 1961 Topps #2 Roger Maris : 3 - VG
Below is the set breakdown by grade:
|Number of Cards in Set||587|
|Average Grade - Weighted by Value||3.51 - VG+|
|Average Grade - Unweighted||2.90 - VG|
|6 - EX/MT||4|
|PSA 5.5 - EX+||1|
|5 - EX||13|
|BVG 4.5 - VG/EX+||1|
|4 - VG/EX||143|
|3 - VG||178|
|2.5 - GD+||1|
|2 - GOOD||246|
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