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 #2 Roger Maris PSA 5 ++ Centered New York Yankees
1961 Topps #2 Roger Maris PSA 5 ++ Centered New York Yankees
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1961 Topps #150 Willie Mays PSA 6 +++ Looks Nicer Centered HOF
1961 Topps #150 Willie Mays PSA 6 +++ Looks Nicer Centered HOF
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1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 5 ++ HOF New York Yankees
1961 Topps #300 Mickey Mantle PSA 5 ++ HOF New York Yankees
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1961 Topps #478 Roger Maris MVP PSA 6 +++ Centered New York Yankees
1961 Topps #478 Roger Maris MVP PSA 6 +++ Centered New York Yankees
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1961 topps #328 JIM O'TOOLE cincinnati reds BGS BVG 5
1961 topps #328 JIM O'TOOLE cincinnati reds BGS BVG 5
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1961 Topps 220 Alvin Dark MG EX #D149732
1961 Topps 220 Alvin Dark MG EX #D149732
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