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



1977 TOPPS #156 PETE MACKANIN AUTHENTIC ON CARD AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE AU1961
1977 TOPPS #156 PETE MACKANIN AUTHENTIC ON CARD AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE AU1961
$4.99
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Buy It Now for only: $4.99

1961 Topps #10 Brooks Robinson  VGEX X1379511
1961 Topps #10 Brooks Robinson VGEX X1379511
$14.25
Time Remaining: 43m
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1961 Topps #98 Checklist 2  VGEX X1379514
1961 Topps #98 Checklist 2 VGEX X1379514
$3.25
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1961 Topps #273 Checklist 4  VGEX X1379515
1961 Topps #273 Checklist 4 VGEX X1379515
$3.25
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1961 Topps #280 Frank Howard  VGEX X1379516
1961 Topps #280 Frank Howard VGEX X1379516
$2.75
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1961 Topps #340 Vic Wertz  VGEX X1379524
1961 Topps #340 Vic Wertz VGEX X1379524
$2.25
Time Remaining: 44m
Buy It Now for only: $2.25

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