1961 Topps Football Cards

Image Set # Card Title/Players Pro Team Position College Honors Notes Grades available at Nearmint Sports Cards
1961 Topps Joe Walton 1961 Topps 126 Joe Walton Washington Redskins end Pittsburgh After retiring as a player, Walton went on to a long coaching career. From 1983 to 1989, he was the head coach of the New York Jets.
1961 Topps Bill Anderson 1961 Topps 127 Bill Anderson Washington Redskins tight end Tennessee exmt
1961 Topps Vince Promuto 1961 Topps 128 Vince Promuto Washington Redskins guard Holy Cross Redskins Ring of Fame
1961 Topps Bob Toneff 1961 Topps 129 Bob Toneff Washington Redskins defensive tackle Notre Dame nm
1961 Topps John Paluck 1961 Topps 130 John Paluck Washington Redskins defensive end Pittsburgh Rookie card

Paluck had 76 fumble return yards in 1956, most in the NFL. Chuck Noll was a distant second, with 39.
1961 Topps Washington Redskins Team 1961 Topps 131 Washington Redskins Team Washington Redskins nm
1961 Topps Milt Plum Wins NFL Passing Title 1961 Topps 132 Milt Plum Wins NFL Passing Title
Milt Plum Cleveland Browns quarterback Penn State
1961 Topps Abner Haynes 1961 Topps 133 Abner Haynes Dallas Texans halfback North Texas Chiefs Hall of Fame 1991 PSA 9, nm
1961 Topps Mel Branch 1961 Topps 134 Mel Branch Dallas Texans defensive end LSU
1961 Topps Jerry Cornelison 1961 Topps 135 Jerry Cornelison Dallas Texans guard SMU Error card

Name misspelled "Cornielson."
SGC 92
1961 Topps Bill Krisher 1961 Topps 136 Bill Krisher Dallas Texans guard Oklahoma
1961 Topps Paul Miller 1961 Topps 137 Paul Miller Dallas Texans defensive end LSU Miller is pictured in his Los Angeles Rams uniform, though he hadn't played for the Rams since 1957.
1961 Topps Jack Spikes 1961 Topps 138 Jack Spikes Dallas Texans fullback TCU
1961 Topps Johnny Robinson 1961 Topps 139 Johnny Robinson Dallas Texans defensive back LSU Chiefs Hall of Fame 1974 Rookie card
1961 Topps Cotton Davidson 1961 Topps 140 Cotton Davidson Dallas Texans quarterback Baylor Rookie card
1961 Topps Dave Smith 1961 Topps 141 Dave Smith Houston Oilers fullback Ripon College PSA 9, nm
1961 Topps Bill Groman 1961 Topps 142 Bill Groman Houston Oilers defensive end Heidelberg Rookie card nm
1961 Topps Rich Michael 1961 Topps 143 Rich Michael Houston Oilers tackle Ohio State
1961 Topps Mike Dukes 1961 Topps 144 Mike Dukes Houston Oilers linebacker Clemson nm
1961 Topps George Blanda 1961 Topps 145 George Blanda Houston Oilers quarterback, kicker Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame 1981
1961 Topps Billy Cannon 1961 Topps 146 Billy Cannon Houston Oilers halfback LSU Heisman Trophy 1959, College Hall of Fame 2008 Cannon was the MVP of the first AFL Championship game, played on January 1, 1961. Cannon's Houston Oilers beat the Los Angeles Chargers, 24-16.
1961 Topps Dennit Morris 1961 Topps 147 Dennit Morris Houston Oilers linebacker Oklahoma SGC 88, nm
1961 Topps Jack Lee 1961 Topps 148 Jack Lee Houston Oilers quarterback Cincinnati
1961 Topps Al Dorow 1961 Topps 149 Al Dorow New York Titans quarterback Michigan State
1961 Topps Don Maynard 1961 Topps 150 Don Maynard New York Titans end Texas-El Paso Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987, Jets Ring of Honor 2010 Rookie card

Maynard was the first player ever signed by the New York Titans.
PSA 9, PSA 8