1961 Topps Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1961 Topps Cleveland Browns Team 1961 Topps 76 Cleveland Browns Team Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns team cards in the 1959-1963 Topps sets all picture the 1958 Browns team.
1961 Topps Jimmy Brown gains 1257 yards 1961 Topps 77 Jimmy Brown gains 1257 yards This image also appeared in the inset photo of Brown's 1962 Topps football card.
Jim Brown Cleveland Browns fullback Syracuse Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, College Hall of Fame 1995, Browns Ring of Honor 2010
1961 Topps George Shaw 1961 Topps 78 George Shaw Minnesota Vikings quarterback Oregon nm
1961 Topps Hugh McElhenny 1961 Topps 79 Hugh McElhenny Minnesota Vikings halfback Washington Pro Football Hall of Fame 1970, College Hall of Fame 1981, 49ers Hall of Fame 2009 nm
1961 Topps Clancy Osborne 1961 Topps 80 Clancy Osborne Minnesota Vikings linebacker Arizona State Rookie card
1961 Topps Dave Middleton 1961 Topps 81 Dave Middleton Minnesota Vikings end Auburn vg
1961 Topps Frank Youso 1961 Topps 82 Frank Youso Minnesota Vikings tackle Minnesota Rookie card
1961 Topps Don Joyce 1961 Topps 83 Don Joyce Minnesota Vikings defensive end, defensive tackle Tulane Rookie card

The Vikings obtained Joyce from the Baltimore Colts in the 1961 NFL Expansion Draft. His 1961 Topps and 1961 Fleer cards show him still in his Colts uniform.
1961 Topps Ed Culpepper 1961 Topps 84 Ed Culpepper Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Alabama Rookie card

Culpepper played six seasons in the NFL and AFL. This is his only regular issue card.
1961 Topps Charley Conerly 1961 Topps 85 Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 Conerly is a member of the NFL's 40-and-over club. PSA 6, nm oc
1961 Topps Mel Triplett 1961 Topps 86 Mel Triplett New York Giants fullback Toledo Triplett's younger brother, Bill, also played in the NFL. exmt
1961 Topps Kyle Rote 1961 Topps 87 Kyle Rote New York Giants end SMU College Hall of Fame 1964 When he retired after the 1961 season, Rote held the Giants' career records for receptions (300), receiving yards (4805), and touchdown receptions (48). nm+
1961 Topps Roosevelt Brown 1961 Topps 88 Roosevelt Brown New York Giants tackle Morgan State Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 nm
1961 Topps Ray Wietecha 1961 Topps 89 Ray Wietecha New York Giants center Northwestern, Michigan State nm
1961 Topps Andy Robustelli 1961 Topps 90 Andy Robustelli New York Giants defensive end Arnold College Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971, Giants Ring of Honor 2010 exmt
1961 Topps Sam Huff 1961 Topps 91 Sam Huff New York Giants linebacker West Virginia Redskins Ring of Fame, College Hall of Fame 1980, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1982, Giants Ring of Honor 2010
1961 Topps Jim Patton 1961 Topps 92 Jim Patton New York Giants defensive back Mississippi nm
1961 Topps New York Giants Team 1961 Topps 93 New York Giants Team New York Giants ex
1961 Topps Charley Conerly Leads Giants for 13th Year 1961 Topps 94 Charley Conerly Leads Giants for 13th Year Error card

Name misspelled "Charlie."
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Charley Conerly New York Giants quarterback Mississippi College Hall of Fame 1966, Giants Ring of Honor 2010
1961 Topps Sonny Jurgensen 1961 Topps 95 Sonny Jurgensen Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Duke Redskins Ring of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983, Eagles Honor Roll 1987 Error card

Last name misspelled "Jurgenson."
1961 Topps Tommy McDonald 1961 Topps 96 Tommy McDonald Philadelphia Eagles end, halfback Oklahoma College Hall of Fame 1985, Eagles Honor Roll 1988, Pro Football Hall of Fame 1998 McDonald led the NFL with 1144 receiving yards and 13 receiving touchdowns in 1961.
1961 Topps Bill Barnes 1961 Topps 97 Bill Barnes Philadelphia Eagles halfback Wake Forest nm oc
1961 Topps Bobby Walston 1961 Topps 98 Bobby Walston Philadelphia Eagles end Georgia exmt
1961 Topps Pete Retzlaff 1961 Topps 99 Pete Retzlaff Philadelphia Eagles end South Dakota State Eagles Honor Roll 1989 nm
1961 Topps Jim McCusker 1961 Topps 100 Jim McCusker Philadelphia Eagles tackle Pittsburgh Rookie card nm