1961 Topps Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1961 Topps Jack Patera 1961 Topps 26 Jack Patera Dallas Cowboys linebacker Oregon Rookie card

Patera's brother, Dennis Patera, was a kicker for the San Francisco 49ers in 1968.
1961 Topps Tom Franckhauser 1961 Topps 27 Tom Franckhauser Dallas Cowboys defensive back Purdue Rookie card, error card

Last name misspelled "Frankhauser."
1961 Topps Dallas Cowboys Team 1961 Topps 28 Dallas Cowboys Team Dallas Cowboys
1961 Topps Jim Ninowski 1961 Topps 29 Jim Ninowski Detroit Lions quarterback Michigan State
1961 Topps Dan Lewis 1961 Topps 30 Dan Lewis Detroit Lions halfback Wisconsin Rookie card exmt
1961 Topps Nick Pietrosante 1961 Topps 31 Nick Pietrosante Detroit Lions fullback Notre Dame Rookie card
1961 Topps Gail Cogdill 1961 Topps 32 Gail Cogdill Detroit Lions end Washington State Rookie card nm
1961 Topps Jim Gibbons 1961 Topps 33 Jim Gibbons Detroit Lions end Iowa exmt
1961 Topps Jim Martin 1961 Topps 34 Jim Martin Detroit Lions linebacker, kicker Notre Dame College Hall of Fame 1995 nm
1961 Topps Alex Karras 1961 Topps 35 Alex Karras Detroit Lions defensive tackle Iowa Outland Trophy 1957, College Hall of Fame 1991 Karras finished second to John David Crow in voting for the 1957 Heisman Trophy. See my page of football cards of Heisman Trophy candidates. exmt
1961 Topps Joe Schmidt 1961 Topps 36 Joe Schmidt Detroit Lions linebacker Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame 1973, College Hall of Fame 2000 exmt
1961 Topps Detroit Lions Team 1961 Topps 37 Detroit Lions Team Detroit Lions exmt
1961 Topps Paul Hornung Sets NFL Scoring Record 1961 Topps 38 Paul Hornung Sets NFL Scoring Record
Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, College Hall of Fame 1985, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
1961 Topps Bart Starr 1961 Topps 39 Bart Starr Green Bay Packers quarterback Alabama Packers Hall of Fame 1977, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1977 PSA 9, ex
1961 Topps Paul Hornung 1961 Topps 40 Paul Hornung Green Bay Packers halfback Notre Dame Heisman Trophy 1956, Packers Hall of Fame 1975, College Hall of Fame 1985, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986 PSA 8
1961 Topps Jim Taylor 1961 Topps 41 Jim Taylor Green Bay Packers fullback LSU Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1976
1961 Topps Max McGee 1961 Topps 42 Max McGee Green Bay Packers end Tulane Packers Hall of Fame 1975 McGee scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl history. He also scored another touchdown in Super Bowl I.
1961 Topps Boyd Dowler 1961 Topps 43 Boyd Dowler Green Bay Packers end, punter Colorado Packers Hall of Fame 1978 Rookie card

Dowler was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1972.
1961 Topps Jim Ringo 1961 Topps 44 Jim Ringo Green Bay Packers center Syracuse Packers Hall of Fame 1974, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981, Eagles Honor Roll 1987
1961 Topps Henry Jordan 1961 Topps 45 Henry Jordan Green Bay Packers tackle Virginia Packers Hall of Fame 1975, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995 Rookie card PSA 7, vg
1961 Topps Bill Forester 1961 Topps 46 Bill Forester Green Bay Packers linebacker SMU Packers Hall of Fame 1974 ex
1961 Topps Green Bay Packers Team 1961 Topps 47 Green Bay Packers Team Green Bay Packers Though printed in 1961, this card pictures the 1958 Packers team.
1961 Topps Frank Ryan 1961 Topps 48 Frank Ryan Los Angeles Rams quarterback Rice ex
1961 Topps Jon Arnett 1961 Topps 49 Jon Arnett Los Angeles Rams halfback USC College Hall of Fame 2001 nm, PSA 4.5
1961 Topps Ollie Matson 1961 Topps 50 Ollie Matson Los Angeles Rams fullback, defensive back San Francisco Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972, College Hall of Fame 1976, Eagles Honor Roll 1987, Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006 nm