I only find 2 cards with a small crease #67 and #545. Card #283 has a small print line. See more precise description in item description. I have listed some of the more popular cards in the 1961 set along with my estimation of their grades. POPULAR CARDS IN THE SET.
#415 Aaron VG - EX (OC). #35 Santo VG - EX.
#44 HR Leaders (Mantle) VG - EX. #425 Berra VG - EX. #80 Killebrew VG - EX. #430 Mazeroski VG - EX.
#475 Mantle MVP EX - MT. #228 Yankees Team VG - EX. #542 Twins team EX (OC). #572 Brooks Robinson AS VG. #290 Musial VG - EX.
#575 Banks AS VG +. #300 Mantle VG- EX (OC).#576 Maris AS VG +. #577 Aaron AS VG +. #578 Mantle AS VG +. #360 Frank Robinson VG - EX.
#579 Mays AS VG - EX (OC). #401 Babe Ruth VG - EX (OC). #581 Frank Robinson AS GD (MC).
#405 Gehrig VG - EX. #587 Spahn AS VG - EX. I have made the effort to point out the reasons I believe the set to be considered as Very Good. Again this is just my opinion and it's yours that matters.
Contact me with any questions or if you would like to see any additional pictures of cards. The following grading standards are what I used to form my judgement.
NM-MT (Near Mint-Mint): Sharp corners with possible slight fraying on one or two corners, minor print imperfection, slight wax stain on reverse is OK. Centering 70/30 or better on the front. NM (Near Mint): Sharp corners, but slight fraying on some of the corners with possible slight surface wear.Most original gloss is still there. Picture might be slightly out of register and minor printing blemish is OK. Wax staining on the front is OK and slight wax stain on the back is OK. Centering is 75/25 or better on the front. EX-MT (Excellent-Mint): Corners slightly more worn than a NM card.
Possible surface wear that doesnt detract the eye appeal. Possible to have focus slightly off, wax on the front and back, slightly off white borders.Still a pretty sharp card. Centering is 80/20 or better on the front. EX (Excellent): A mid grade card. Has corner wear, but corners arent rounded.
May have surface wear or printing defects, a little loss of gloss, possible light scratches or wax stains. NO CREASES are allowed on cards graded EX or higher.
Centering is 85/15 or better on the front. VG-EX (Very Good-Excellent): May have slightly rounded corners, edge wear, more loss of gloss, light scuffing or scratches, slightly discolored borders, wax stains.
May have a light crease. Centering is 90/10 or better on the front. VG (Very Good): Corners may be more rounded, with surface wear, light scuffing or scratches, edge wear, more discolored borders, and wax or gum stains.
May have creases but not detract too badly from the overall eye appeal. Centering is 95/5 or better on the front. GOOD: A well worn card, but not totally abused. Has the issues of a VG card, but more of them with more severity with more major creasing. Has no writing but could have a glue mark.
Anything we grade GOOD or better should be free of writing. POOR: Just to say you have the card. A poor card may be missing pieces, exhibit major creasing, extreme discoloration and/or dirtiness, have writing or marks, possible warping and may be miss cut. Its also possible particularly if the card looks much nicer than the grade, that it is too short, recolored, or has other issues that would stop it from receiving a numerical grade from some grading companies.
Collecting these cards have brought me great enjoyment. NOW IT MAY BE YOUR TURN. Thank you for looking and considering this item.The item "1961 TOPPS Baseball COMPLETE SET (1st Time Offer)" is in sale since Friday, March 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Baseball Cards".
The seller is "acatchintime" and is located in Unionville, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.