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



Set Break 1961 Topps #313 WORLD SERIES SUMMARY graded GOOD 2 by SGC Winners
Set Break 1961 Topps #313 WORLD SERIES SUMMARY graded GOOD 2 by SGC Winners
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1961 TOPPS #174 RAY SEMPROCH AUTOGRAPH CARD
1961 TOPPS #174 RAY SEMPROCH AUTOGRAPH CARD
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1961 Topps #165 Gino Cimoli Pirates PSA 8 NM-MT Graded Baseball Card
1961 Topps #165 Gino Cimoli Pirates PSA 8 NM-MT Graded Baseball Card
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1961 TOPPS #283 BOB ANDERSON AUTOGRAPH CARD
1961 TOPPS #283 BOB ANDERSON AUTOGRAPH CARD
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1961 Topps #481-Hank Sauer-Chicago Cubs-1952 NL MVP
1961 Topps #481-Hank Sauer-Chicago Cubs-1952 NL MVP
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NLHome Run Leaders Aaron,Mathews,Banks,Boyer 1961 Topps Card, PSA NM-7ST, # 43,
NLHome Run Leaders Aaron,Mathews,Banks,Boyer 1961 Topps Card, PSA NM-7ST, # 43,
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