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1961 Topps baseball - official PSA thread

marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 9, 2021 2:18PM in PSA Set Registry Forum

I think it is time to have some fun with 1961 Topps baseball.....I have been spending more time working on this set recently. It is not as difficult a set as some others like 1962, but it is a classic and well loved by many collectors, including myself. I will start it off with a blazer........let's see what you have!

BTW, I have noticed that values/prices have really increased on cards in this set in recent months.....even commons.

Don

Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
set registry id Don Johnson Collection
ebay id truecollector14
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  • bobsbbcardsbobsbbcards Posts: 3,254 ✭✭✭

    Good gravy, Don! Those are w'ing amazing!! (make 'em guess the epithet) :)

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful cards, are you still upgrading your ‘59 set? Or all systems go on this project?

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Bob!

    Perkdog......I have done about all I can do on the 1959 Topps set, so I am dabbling in upgrades for 1960 through 1963 Topps, but I have had the most success in upgrading my 1961 Topps set. It is fun and I enjoy it.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 29,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mariner said:
    Thanks Bob!

    Perkdog......I have done about all I can do on the 1959 Topps set, so I am dabbling in upgrades for 1960 through 1963 Topps, but I have had the most success in upgrading my 1961 Topps set. It is fun and I enjoy it.

    This is what it’s all about. I rarely post in the this forum but have enjoyed your 1959 thread over the years. Awesome cards all around

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Thank you!!

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • RobbyRobby Posts: 653 ✭✭✭

    Great looking Brooks ...........love the Oriole Bird logo patch on his sleeve !
    Here's a World Series card that I picked up for my run of 60's World Series Card Set !

    Collect 1964 Topps Baseball
    1963 Fleer
    Lou Brock Master Set
  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Robby.....beautiful World Series card....congrats!

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 4,674 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That World Series card is really attractive. For some reason I don’t feel like I’ve seen those too often.

  • 19591959 Posts: 598 ✭✭✭

    Wow on Roger and Stan .

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    1961 Topps are selling like hotcakes....and at record prices.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • RoflesRofles Posts: 752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hope my pal Don Mossi does good at PSA this week! Lol

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Rofles.....a beautifully centered and very nice Mossi!

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • RoflesRofles Posts: 752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mariner said:
    Rofles.....a beautifully centered and very nice Mossi!

    Ty sir!

  • 19591959 Posts: 598 ✭✭✭

    Shows those ears. Great card

  • RobbyRobby Posts: 653 ✭✭✭

    That McCovey is a blazer .......looks like a Psa 10
    Here's another World Series card from my collection !

    Collect 1964 Topps Baseball
    1963 Fleer
    Lou Brock Master Set
  • RobbyRobby Posts: 653 ✭✭✭


    This card looks better then some Psa 8's I've seen on E-Bay .......Robbie

    Collect 1964 Topps Baseball
    1963 Fleer
    Lou Brock Master Set
  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Robby.....your Richardson WS card is a tough one....congrats! That is a very nice PSA 7 of the HR Leaders.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    The one and only 1961 Topps Salesman Sample Panel that I have ever seen with Maris on the front with his stats on the back.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • RoflesRofles Posts: 752 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow what a stunner @mariner!

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    It is pretty awesome, isn't it?

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • RobbyRobby Posts: 653 ✭✭✭

    Why just a Authentic grade on that Salesman sample Panel ??? And would they
    allow that Panel in any Player Sets ???
    Robbie

    Collect 1964 Topps Baseball
    1963 Fleer
    Lou Brock Master Set
  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Robbie.....PSA always just puts the authentic grade on the panels. I don't know why, but that is what they do. They will not give it a number grade. That is a good question about player sets......I don't know the answer though.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • I have some 8s and 9s I just got grades on including a Richardson in 9, Piersall 9 and Cepeda 9. Unfortunately they have been sitting in shipping 15 days now. I was told they are backed up, lololol

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Keyreader, congrats on your grades! Would you be willing to sell the Cepeda PSA 9? I need one for my set. Please let me know. Thanks, Don

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • If they ever arrive. I sent in 18 cards got 9-9s, 8-8s and one 7
    The 9s were
    73-Spangler
    180-Richardson
    197-Hall
    212-Sullivan
    219-Mauch
    230-Hoak
    261-Lau
    345-Piersall
    435-Cepeda

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Wow! Your sub was outstanding! My email address is [email protected]. Please contact me and thank you.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • gemintgemint Posts: 6,058 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1, 2022 6:39AM

    Wow, some huge hits there. That Houk is a toughie.

    Edit - Wishful thinking on my part. I read Mauch together with Hoak and got Houk. LOL

  • hankcaddyhankcaddy Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Interested in 219-Mauch
    And any 8 of phillies

    Thx
    Hank

    currently collecting baseball of
    2004 spx
    1989 topps psa 10
    1959 phillies
    Phillies of the 70's
  • Unfortunately it’s day 17 in shipping and nothing but knuckleheads in customer service that can’t answer anything

  • Day 19 in shipping

  • After 21 days and several calls, the package was shipped, arrival 3/8

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Keyreader......any more subs come back yet? Thank you for the Cepeda card.

    Adding another card for viewing pleasure.....

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • Don
    No movement yet , today is Day 386 for the 2 at PSA

  • RobbyRobby Posts: 653 ✭✭✭


    A few printer spots , but great centering and color !
    Robbie

    Collect 1964 Topps Baseball
    1963 Fleer
    Lou Brock Master Set
  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    Robbie……super nice Newcombe MVP!

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,487 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mariner said:

    That is incredible - not on the registry due to buying various holders but been working on a 1961 HOF set and am getting pretty close. You have some amazing ‘61s!! Thanks for the eye candy.

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    brad31.....thanks for the comments! I do have another sweet card that I just acquired.....scan is below.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • gemintgemint Posts: 6,058 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow Don, I missed it when you posted that sales sample. If they gave a condition grade, that looks like it would be an 8 or 9. Are they often found in such great condition? A lot of the ones I've seen over the years seem to have creases in them.

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    John, you are correct......this 61T Salesman Sample is really high grade if it were to get a number grade. I have seen many of these panels over the years (diff ones and diff years) and rarely are they really nice. They usually always have creases, soft corners, etc.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 7, 2023 7:20AM

    Have you all noticed how hot 1961 Topps cards have gotten? Some commons in PSA 9 have sold for 5 to 10 times more than they did back in 2020.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,487 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2023 6:58AM

    Nice Williams. The color really pops on that one.

    To add to the thread here is my most recent pick-ups from the set. I am primarily PSA 8.5s or 9s and had been looking for the right Ruth for a while. He was the last I needed of the Baseball Thrills subset.

    12 remaining on the HOF set.

  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    That is a really nice Ruth!

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
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  • marinermariner Posts: 2,577 ✭✭✭✭

    agr.....that is outstanding! Thanks for posting the photo.

    Don

    Collect primarily 1959-1963 Topps Baseball
    set registry id Don Johnson Collection
    ebay id truecollector14
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