The Topps Sell Sheet / Photo Project — 1961

Whenever I hear about 1961 and baseball in the same sentence, I immediately think of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. The 1961 season was about the home run chase to dethrone Babe Ruth as the king of the single season record. Maris ended up as the champion as he hit 61 dingers.

As far as sell sheets go, I'm pleased with the one I have for 1961. If you have one that you think might be better, please send it to me at parker94ttu@gmail.com. Here's the one I have:
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I like the bright green color -- just wish the cards were in color instead of black and white. I wish I knew if there was a complete collection of all Topps sell sheets hidden somewhere at Topps' headquarters. Maybe Sy Berger has these stashed away somewhere in the Topps Vault. Wherever they are, I want them!

Here are a few scans of a 1961 wrapper and wax box. 1961 was the first year in which Topps did not produce penny packs -- all packs were five cents.
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Stay tuned as I will soon present to you what I have for 1962. Thank you for following my blog and I welcome any of your comments!

Craig from Texas



VINTAGE 1961 TOPPS HIGH NUMBER #487 GENE OLIVER ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
VINTAGE 1961 TOPPS HIGH NUMBER #487 GENE OLIVER ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
$0.99 (1 Bid)
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1961 Topps #409   -  Walter Johnson Baseball Thrills Senators VG/EX A2333
1961 Topps #409 - Walter Johnson Baseball Thrills Senators VG/EX A2333
$5.75
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1961 Topps #177  Don Larsen  Athletics EX/MT A0747
1961 Topps #177 Don Larsen Athletics EX/MT A0747
$7.25
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1961 Topps #61  R.C. Owens  49ers EX/MT A5031
1961 Topps #61 R.C. Owens 49ers EX/MT A5031
$5.25
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1961 Topps #255  Vic Power  Indians EX/MT A6901
1961 Topps #255 Vic Power Indians EX/MT A6901
$6.75
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1961 Topps #154  Larry Grantham  Jets VG/EX A1663
1961 Topps #154 Larry Grantham Jets VG/EX A1663
$6.75
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