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



1961 Topps #93  Tony Gonzalez  Phillies GOOD L9385
1961 Topps #93 Tony Gonzalez Phillies GOOD L9385
$1.10
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $1.10

1961 Topps #103   Eagles Team Eagles GOOD L1128
1961 Topps #103 Eagles Team Eagles GOOD L1128
$1.10
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $1.10

1961 Topps #302  Al Heist  Cubs VG L5992
1961 Topps #302 Al Heist Cubs VG L5992
$1.10
Time Remaining: 31m
Buy It Now for only: $1.10

1961 Topps #72  Mike McCormack  Browns-FB GOOD L4717
1961 Topps #72 Mike McCormack Browns-FB GOOD L4717
$1.10
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $1.10

1961 Topps #5  John Romano  Indians VG L8437
1961 Topps #5 John Romano Indians VG L8437
$1.10
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $1.10

1961 Topps #60  J.D. Smith  49ers FAIR L4926
1961 Topps #60 J.D. Smith 49ers FAIR L4926
$1.10
Time Remaining: 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1.10

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