1961 Topps CFL Football Cards

1961 Topps CFL football card wrapperThere are 132 cards in the 1961 Topps CFL football card set. The set would have fit exactly twice on a full 264-card sheet, so there are no short prints or double prints. One strange (and annoying) feature of the set is that the backs of half of the player cards are oriented one way, and the backs of the rest are turned 180 degrees. Every sixth card or so, the orientation of the back is flipped. Topps did not do this in their 1961 NFL/AFL set, and I can't even guess at a reason they would have done it in their CFL set.

One notable player in the 1961 Topps CFL set is Jim G. Taylor, whose picture Topps mistakenly used on the 1959 and 1960 Topps cards of Jim C. Taylor, the Packers great. Another is Bronko Nagurski Jr., the son of the NFL Hall of Famer.

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Picture Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Est. Retail Value (?) Grades available at nearmintcards.com
1961 Topps CFL By Bailey 1961 Topps CFL 1 By Bailey BC Lions fullback Washington State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1975
1961 Topps CFL Bruce Claridge 1961 Topps CFL 2 Bruce Claridge BC Lions end Washington Claridge's younger brother, Pat Claridge, also played in the CFL. exmt
1961 Topps CFL Norm Fieldgate 1961 Topps CFL 3 Norm Fieldgate BC Lions end, linebacker British Columbia Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1979 nm oc
1961 Topps CFL Willie Fleming 1961 Topps CFL 4 Willie Fleming BC Lions halfback Iowa Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1982 Two player cards in the 1961 Topps CFL set are oriented horizontally. One is this card; the other is Stan Wallace. nm oc
1961 Topps CFL Urban Henry 1961 Topps CFL 5 Urban Henry BC Lions tackle Georgia Tech PSA 8
1961 Topps CFL Bill Herron 1961 Topps CFL 6 Bill Herron BC Lions end Georgia PSA 7
1961 Topps CFL Tom Hinton 1961 Topps CFL 7 Tom Hinton BC Lions tackle Louisiana Tech Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1991
1961 Topps CFL Sonny Homer 1961 Topps CFL 8 Sonny Homer BC Lions halfback Grays Harbor
1961 Topps CFL Bob Jeter 1961 Topps CFL 9 Bob Jeter BC Lions defensive back Iowa Packers Hall of Fame 1985 Jeter played two seasons for the B.C. Lions before going to the Packers.
1961 Topps CFL Vic Kristopaitis 1961 Topps CFL 10 Vic Kristopaitis BC Lions guard, kicker Dayton ex
1961 Topps CFL Baz Nagle 1961 Topps CFL 11 Baz Nagle BC Lions halfback
1961 Topps CFL Ron Watton 1961 Topps CFL 12 Ron Watton BC Lions center
1961 Topps CFL Joe Yamauchi 1961 Topps CFL 13 Joe Yamauchi BC Lions guard, fullback Eastern Washington
1961 Topps CFL Bob Schloredt 1961 Topps CFL 14 Bob Schloredt BC Lions quarterback Washington
1961 Topps CFL B.C. Lions Team 1961 Topps CFL 15 B.C. Lions Team BC Lions nm+ oc
1961 Topps CFL Ron Allbright 1961 Topps CFL 16 Ron Allbright Calgary Stampeders guard, tackle Error card

Allbright's last name is misspelled "Albright."
1961 Topps CFL Gordon Brown 1961 Topps CFL 17 Gordon Brown Calgary Stampeders guard St. Martin's exmt
1961 Topps CFL Jerry Doucette 1961 Topps CFL 18 Jerry Doucette Calgary Stampeders quarterback, punter exmt
1961 Topps CFL Gene Filipski 1961 Topps CFL 19 Gene Filipski Calgary Stampeders halfback Villanova, Army
1961 Topps CFL Joe Kapp 1961 Topps CFL 20 Joe Kapp Calgary Stampeders quarterback California Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1984, College Hall of Fame 2004 PSA 6
1961 Topps CFL Earl Lunsford 1961 Topps CFL 21 Earl Lunsford Calgary Stampeders fullback Oklahoma State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1983
1961 Topps CFL Don Luzzi 1961 Topps CFL 22 Don Luzzi Calgary Stampeders tackle Villanova Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1986 exmt
1961 Topps CFL Bill McKenna 1961 Topps CFL 23 Bill McKenna Calgary Stampeders end Brandeis exmt
1961 Topps CFL Ron Morris 1961 Topps CFL 24 Ron Morris Calgary Stampeders halfback Tulsa PSA 7
1961 Topps CFL Tony Pajaczkowski 1961 Topps CFL 25 Tony Pajaczkowski Calgary Stampeders guard Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1988 Pajaczkowski was the CFL's Canadian Player of the Year in 1961. nm+ oc
1961 Topps CFL Lorne Reid 1961 Topps CFL 26 Lorne Reid Calgary Stampeders tackle nm+ oc
1961 Topps CFL Art Scullion 1961 Topps CFL 27 Art Scullion Calgary Stampeders end exmt
1961 Topps CFL Ernie Warlick 1961 Topps CFL 28 Ernie Warlick Calgary Stampeders tight end North Carolina College nm oc
1961 Topps CFL Calgary Stampeders Team 1961 Topps CFL 29 Calgary Stampeders Team Calgary Stampeders exmt
1961 Topps CFL John Bright 1961 Topps CFL 30 John Bright Edmonton Eskimos halfback Drake College Hall of Fame 1984, Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1970 exmt
1961 Topps CFL Vic Chapman 1961 Topps CFL 31 Vic Chapman Edmonton Eskimos end, punter British Columbia
1961 Topps CFL Gino Fracas 1961 Topps CFL 32 Gino Fracas Edmonton Eskimos fullback Western Ontario Canadian Football Hall of Fame 2011 PSA 7
1961 Topps CFL Tommy Joe Coffey 1961 Topps CFL 33 Tommy Joe Coffey Edmonton Eskimos end, kicker West Texas State Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1977 PSA 8
1961 Topps CFL Don Getty 1961 Topps CFL 34 Don Getty Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Western Ontario nm oc
1961 Topps CFL Ed Gray 1961 Topps CFL 35 Ed Gray Edmonton Eskimos tackle Oklahoma nm oc
1961 Topps CFL Oscar Kruger 1961 Topps CFL 36 Oscar Kruger Edmonton Eskimos halfback ex
1961 Topps CFL Rollie Miles 1961 Topps CFL 37 Rollie Miles Edmonton Eskimos running back, defensive back St. Augustine Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1980 nm mc
1961 Topps CFL Roger Nelson 1961 Topps CFL 38 Roger Nelson Edmonton Eskimos tackle Oklahoma Nelson was the CFL's Lineman of the Year in 1959. nm oc
1961 Topps CFL Jackie Parker 1961 Topps CFL 39 Jackie Parker Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mississippi Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1971, College Hall of Fame 1976 PSA 7
1961 Topps CFL Howie Schumm 1961 Topps CFL 40 Howie Schumm Edmonton Eskimos halfback exmt
1961 Topps CFL Joe Bob Smith 1961 Topps CFL 41 Joe Bob Smith Edmonton Eskimos halfback Houston Error card

Smith's name is misspelled "Bob-Joe."
PSA 7
1961 Topps CFL Art Walker 1961 Topps CFL 42 Art Walker Edmonton Eskimos guard Michigan ex
1961 Topps CFL Edmonton Eskimos Team 1961 Topps CFL 43 Edmonton Eskimos Team Edmonton Eskimos
1961 Topps CFL John Barrow 1961 Topps CFL 44 John Barrow Hamilton Tiger-Cats tackle Florida Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1976
1961 Topps CFL Paul Dekker 1961 Topps CFL 45 Paul Dekker Hamilton Tiger-Cats end Michigan State Dekker played for the Washington Redskins in 1953.
1961 Topps CFL Tom Dublinski 1961 Topps CFL 46 Tom Dublinski Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Utah nm oc
1961 Topps CFL Bernie Faloney 1961 Topps CFL 47 Bernie Faloney Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Maryland Canadian Football Hall of Fame 1974 Faloney was voted the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 1961. ex
1961 Topps CFL Cam Fraser 1961 Topps CFL 48 Cam Fraser Hamilton Tiger-Cats end, punter Ottawa PSA 7
1961 Topps CFL Ralph Goldston 1961 Topps CFL 49 Ralph Goldston Hamilton Tiger-Cats halfback Indiana, Youngstown State nm oc
1961 Topps CFL Ron Howell 1961 Topps CFL 50 Ron Howell Hamilton Tiger-Cats halfback exmt oc

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