1961 Bazooka Baseball Checklist

By: Tony Frye

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1961 Bazooka Baseball cards were printed on the back of Bazooka brand bubble gum. Each box contained a panel of three cards which collectors would have to cut very carefully.

In order to receive high grading the card must include the dashed cut line around all four sides otherwise it will simply receive an “authentic” grade — which does not necessarily mean it won’t fetch a hefty sum on eBay.

When cut into individual cards, each card measures approximately 1.8125″x2.75″ which is smaller than a standard baseball card but very near the same proportions. There is no printing on the reverse of these cards.

In 2021, Topps launched a reformatted Throwback Thursday line of cards with the first 12 cards utilizing the design of this series. This checklist is divided by team. Scroll through the entire list or jump to a preferred team by selecting them from the list below. Clicking a link within the checklist will direct you to an affiliate retailer or to relevant eBay listings.

1961 Bazooka Baseball Checklist

Base Set – 36 Cards

Angels

6Eddie Yost
18Ted Kluszewski

Athletics

4Bud Daley
36Bill Tuttle

Braves

11Eddie Mathews
29Warren Spahn

Cardinals

14Ken Boyer
16Ernie Broglio

Cubs

3Ron Santo
19Ernie Banks

Dodgers

26Don Drysdale
34Norm Larker

Giants

15Harvey Kuenn
23Willie Mays

Indians

22Jim Perry
33Woodie Held

Orioles

13Chuck Estrada
25Gus Triandos

Phillies

1Art Mahaffey
27Frank Herrera

Pirates

8Dick Groat
24Bill Mazeroski

Red Sox

9Frank Malzone
32Pete Runnels

Reds

21Ed Bailey
31Frank Robinson

Senators

10Dick Donovan
30Gene Woodling

Tigers

17Rocky Colavito
20Al Kaline

Twins

12Jim Lemon
28Earl Battey

White Sox

7Minnie Minoso
35Luis Aparicio

Yankees

2Mickey Mantle
5Roger Maris