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



Sharp Lot of 12 Original 1961 Topps Baseball Cards (VG/EX Condition)
Sharp Lot of 12 Original 1961 Topps Baseball Cards (VG/EX Condition)
$4.26 (5 Bids)
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1961 Topps Baseball Card # 372 Bob Hendley - Milwaukee Braves RC
1961 Topps Baseball Card # 372 Bob Hendley - Milwaukee Braves RC
$2.66
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Buy It Now for only: $2.66

ROGER MARIS / FRANK ROBINSON 1975 Topps Baseball Mini # 199 1961 MVPs NM - MT
ROGER MARIS / FRANK ROBINSON 1975 Topps Baseball Mini # 199 1961 MVPs NM - MT
$5.00
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Buy It Now for only: $5.00

1961 Topps Baseball Card # 373 Boston Red Sox Team
1961 Topps Baseball Card # 373 Boston Red Sox Team
$4.46
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1961 Topps Baseball #445 Frank Malzone EXMT *0445A
1961 Topps Baseball #445 Frank Malzone EXMT *0445A
$4.00
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Buy It Now for only: $4.00

Jim Coker 1961 Topps autographed auto signed card Phillies
Jim Coker 1961 Topps autographed auto signed card Phillies
$25.99
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Buy It Now for only: $25.99

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