1952 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.437

This set is regarded today as the "Holy Grail" of modern day cards, in fact it is often compared to T-206 White Borders and 1933 Goudey when the topic of conversation evolves around the greatest card set ever produced. As time goes by and new generations of collectors enter the hobby, the stature of the 1952 set continues to grow. The same can be said of card #311 Mickey Mantle, perhaps the most recognized card in the world today with the exception of the T-206 Wagner. The sale of the Mantle card in PSA Gem Mint 10 Condition in 1996 for $121,000 was the first six figure sale ever recorded of a post WWII card! Additional cards from this set which continue to be part of hobby lore are: card #1 (Andy Pafko), Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, and card #407 (Eddie Mathews).To read an in-depth article, click here. To read about the famous 1952 Topps baseball card find, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.01 10.09 10.09
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.55
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.546
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.546
9.03
09.03
3 John Branca #2 100.00%8.47 8.84 08.84
4 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.27 8.53 08.53
5 John Branca 100.00%8.25
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.494
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.494
8.49
08.49
6 1952 Topps -The Duke Of Mint 100.00%8.17
Retired on 9/16/2010
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.169
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.169
8.31
08.31
7 David Hall 100.00%7.92
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.180
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.180
8.18
08.18
8 J's 30-year project 100.00%8.05 8.13 08.13
9 palacejester 100.00%8.04
Retired on 5/20/2013
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.042
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.042
8.11
08.11
10 Phil Minard's - 1952 Topps Set 100.00%8.00
Retired on 7/1/2014
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.07
08.07
11 MastroNet Presents The Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.00
Retired on 8/23/2002
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.06
08.06
12 The Hill Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.75%8.00 8.06 07.99
13 Legendary Auctions 99.26%7.98
Retired on 5/28/2011
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.982
% Complete 99.26%
Set Rating 7.905
8.04
07.96
14 Sprigle Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.87 7.93 07.93
15 Mets-71 97.54%8.06 8.15 07.76
16 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.70 7.71 07.71
17 The Ron Leff Set 96.31%8.00
Retired on 1/24/2003
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 96.31%
Set Rating 7.604
8.06
07.66
18 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.79%7.98 8.04 07.56
19 The Madison Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.58%8.01 8.05 07.55
20 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.50 7.53 07.53
21 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.51 7.52 07.52
22 Hub's 52s 100.00%7.44
Retired on 5/22/2012
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 7.442
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.442
7.45
07.45
23 Robert Edward Auctions 99.75%7.33
Retired on 1/10/2007
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 7.332
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 7.292
7.34
07.30
24 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.30 7.30 07.30
25 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%7.26 7.26 07.26
26 Boyds Toys-52 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.23 7.23 07.23
27 Crow's 52 100.00%7.20
Retired on 12/10/2001
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.197
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.197
7.20
07.20
28 The Dreier Collection 1952 Topps 91.65%7.98
Retired on 8/13/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.985
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 7.095
8.03
07.13
29 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%7.13
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 7.130
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.130
7.13
07.13
30 Steve's Excellent 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.10
Retired on 12/7/2010
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.098
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.098
7.10
07.10
31 SR 52 Basic 100.00%6.98
Retired on 12/31/2012
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 6.988
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.988
6.99
06.99
32 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.26%7.20 7.23 06.96
33 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.87 6.87 06.87
34 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53%7.13 7.13 06.76
35 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.51%6.93 6.93 06.76
36 Bill's Boys Basic 99.02%6.78 6.79 06.75
37 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.69 6.70 06.70
38 pacifica 99.51%6.80
Retired on 9/17/2011
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 6.799
% Complete 99.51%
Set Rating 6.659
6.80
06.66
39 Stan Lopata Fan Mid Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.63 6.63 06.63
40 dacubbiefan's '52 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.58 6.58 06.58
41 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.53 6.57 06.57
42 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.56 6.56 06.56
43 Roger's Retirement Fund - '52 Topps Basic Set Click to view Set Images 94.84%7.04
Retired on 4/21/2014
Rank 36
Weighted GPA 7.040
% Complete 94.84%
Set Rating 6.430
7.04
06.43
44 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 95.82%6.76 6.76 06.31
45 1952Boyntoncollector Click to view Set Images 92.14%6.95
Retired on 12/5/2014
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 6.946
% Complete 92.14%
Set Rating 6.268
6.95
06.27
46 DRS (2) 90.42%7.00
Retired on 7/28/2009
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 90.42%
Set Rating 6.249
7.00
06.25
47 KLH Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.16
Retired on 3/22/2012
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 6.162
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.162
6.16
06.16
48 Don's 52's 100.00%6.14 6.14 06.14
49 Bob's 52Ts 100.00%6.13 6.13 06.13
50 RFM 100.00%6.11
Retired on 3/26/2002
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 6.106
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.106
6.11
06.11
51 Stumpy 99.51%6.08 6.08 06.06
52 Robert L. Earhart 100.00%5.98
Retired on 9/15/2006
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 5.975
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.975
5.98
05.98
53 Ultimate Challenge 52 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53%6.07 6.07 05.93
54 Rory's Legacy Click to Contact Owner 98.77%6.05 6.05 05.90
55 Shoeless Joes 1952 Topps 97.54%6.29
Retired on 2/5/2007
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 6.292
% Complete 97.54%
Set Rating 5.876
6.29
05.88
56 Goldin Auctions - Winter 2015 98.03%6.10
Retired on 2/9/2015
Rank 51
Weighted GPA 6.101
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.832
6.10
05.83
57 Smut61's Baseball Set 99.75%5.82
Retired on 1/21/2002
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 5.822
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 5.814
5.82
05.81
58 Wheel Collection 2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.77 5.77 05.77
59 pj's 1952 topps basic set 100.00%5.67
Retired on 7/1/2009
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 5.673
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.673
5.67
05.67
60 mpear82 100.00%5.58 5.58 05.58
61 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.51%5.63 5.63 05.52
62 Terry's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75%5.55 5.55 05.47
63 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07%5.74 5.74 05.46
64 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%5.26 5.26 05.26
65 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.16 5.16 05.16
66 The McCarty Trust Click to view Set Images 99.26%5.23
Retired on 11/18/2011
Rank 50
Weighted GPA 5.234
% Complete 99.26%
Set Rating 5.148
5.24
05.15
67 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.13 5.13 05.13
68 1952 i mean 54 Topps cards on the wall... Click to view Set Images 98.03%5.30
Retired on 3/6/2014
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 5.297
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.107
5.30
05.11
69 Miami Saul Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.09 5.09 05.09
70 wilsonjc08 100.00%5.02 5.02 05.02
71 sbl 100.00%4.88
Retired on 6/10/2007
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 4.879
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 4.879
4.88
04.88
72 LStone4951's Lifelong Project 81.08%7.05 7.05 04.85
73 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00%4.84 4.84 04.84
74 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.35%5.24 5.24 04.81
75 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 98.03%4.98 4.98 04.78
76 John Branca 62.90%8.09 8.20 04.74
77 KB's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%4.68
Retired on 8/30/2008
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 4.681
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 4.681
4.68
04.68
78 Absolute Sportscards - Set #1 91.65%5.05
Retired on 2/11/2010
Rank 46
Weighted GPA 5.049
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 4.674
5.05
04.67
79 The MLB Collection 97.30%4.77 4.77 04.49
80 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05%5.85 5.85 04.44
81 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00%4.34 4.34 04.34
82 Billy C's Centered 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 68.80%6.71 6.71 04.32
83 R.F. Moynihan's 1952 Click to Contact Owner 99.75%4.18 4.18 04.17
84 Mark Pesce Click to Contact Owner 81.33%5.85 5.85 04.14
85 RB 52's 100.00%4.06 4.06 04.06
86 alsal Click to Contact Owner 86.73%5.25 5.25 04.06
87 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 80.34%6.10 6.10 03.95
88 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.76%5.88 5.88 03.90
89 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 97.05%3.99 3.99 03.78
90 acb42 96.31%4.14 4.14 03.74
91 farfar's 1952 topps - basic Click to Contact Owner 76.41%5.79 5.79 03.62
92 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 52.58%7.99 8.08 03.62
93 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 62.16%6.28 6.28 03.57
94 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 64.62%4.96 4.96 03.43
95 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 58.97%5.69 5.69 03.41
96 smitti8 98.53%3.41 3.41 03.29
97 SteveOnline 69.78%6.19 6.19 03.25
98 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 62.65%6.16 6.16 03.09
99 Gary Halstead #2 78.13%4.39 4.39 03.03
100 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 72.73%4.49 4.49 02.99
101 1952 Zakazorik 76.17%4.53 4.53 02.90
102 Arnold Family Low Numbers '52 Set 60.20%5.17 5.17 02.78
103 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92%3.91 3.91 02.50
104 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 57.25%5.15 5.15 02.42
105 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23%4.36 4.36 02.31
106 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 52.33%3.89 3.89 02.24
107 The Emerald City Collection 58.23%4.77 4.77 02.23
108 ClaudeM 71.50%3.64 3.64 02.21
109 cardsinstock 56.51%3.82 3.82 02.15
110 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72%5.50 5.50 02.15
111 Steelers75 41.52%5.72 5.72 01.97
112 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.86%4.48 4.48 01.95
113 SCPandahead 63.88%2.82 2.82 01.91
114 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 67.32%3.02 3.02 01.87
115 Bluecollarcardcollector 27.27%4.64 4.64 01.84
116 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.04%6.44 6.44 01.74
117 1952 Topps Edition Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 41.03%5.36 5.36 01.73
118 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 33.17%5.51 5.51 01.67
119 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 41.52%4.93 4.93 01.65
120 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56%4.40 4.40 01.64
121 CCC Click to Contact Owner 26.54%8.05 8.12 01.64
122 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 55.04%3.32 3.32 01.63
123 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 40.05%4.59 4.59 01.63
124 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 31.45%4.31 4.31 01.53
125 B & T 36.61%7.00 7.00 01.47
126 mattyyy2002 25.80%5.26 5.26 01.45
127 Peter's 52s 27.52%4.94 4.94 01.41
128 myron_davis Click to view Set Images 28.26%3.72 3.72 01.40
129 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 33.17%5.29 5.29 01.37
130 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 35.14%4.96 4.96 01.36
131 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 32.19%4.28 4.28 01.35
132 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 34.64%4.43 4.43 01.34
133 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 31.45%5.51 5.51 01.28
134 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23%3.73 3.73 01.27
135 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.13%6.38 6.38 01.26
136 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66%4.69 4.69 01.24
137 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 19.90%6.67 6.67 01.21
138 The Dallas Collection 24.82%6.75 6.75 01.16
139 Sully 43.24%3.12 3.12 01.16
140 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.71%5.50 5.50 01.07
141 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29%4.55 4.55 01.01
142 hughandval97 23.10%7.10 7.10 01.01
143 SPORTSNUT31 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.52%4.39 4.39 00.95
144 Summoyer 16.22%5.56 5.56 00.89
145 bouchat 28.01%4.06 4.06 00.88
146 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 19.41%7.03 7.03 00.86
147 Carolina Collection 25.55%5.11 5.11 00.86
148 Senator 52 Topps 13.76%5.15 5.15 00.81
149 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 19.16%4.64 4.64 00.79
150 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10%3.18 3.18 00.76
151 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 22.85%4.60 4.60 00.71
152 Five Tool Guy's Basic 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.64%5.07 5.07 00.69
153 PSA Rich's 1952 Topps Baseball 16.95%6.13 6.13 00.67
154 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95%5.45 5.45 00.64
155 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76%4.77 4.77 00.63
156 The Muniz Collection 17.20%4.88 4.88 00.62
157 TWK-52 13.27%6.19 6.19 00.57
158 billrac52topps 12.78%4.70 4.70 00.49
159 T.D. Collection 3.69%7.42 7.42 00.46
160 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02%5.45 5.45 00.46
161 ajezove 13.51%4.97 4.97 00.45
162 Broeth family collection Click to Contact Owner 20.64%1.60 1.60 00.45
163 Highlanders52topps Click to Contact Owner 11.30%2.03 2.03 00.44
164 atomicgerbil 14.25%3.19 3.19 00.43
165 Morrison Collection - Optometrist's Special Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.22%3.56 3.56 00.42
166 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 10.81%6.00 6.00 00.42
167 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04%5.00 5.00 00.37
168 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.46%2.69 2.69 00.35
169 The Mueller 1952 Topps Baseball Collection 7.86%6.21 6.21 00.34
170 41mets41 9.58%4.80
Retired on 12/10/2007
Rank 64
Weighted GPA 4.804
% Complete 9.58%
Set Rating 0.304
4.80
00.30
171 AlanS 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 2.70%4.91 4.91 00.30
172 tribefan12 7.13%6.00 6.00 00.30
173 poolchamp2004 5.90%6.70 6.70 00.28
174 chrishow7 7.37%4.94 4.94 00.24
175 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.16%8.02 8.07 00.23
176 LC's 52 Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 2.95%7.30 7.30 00.20
177 The KC Jones Collection 1.23%8.00 8.00 00.20
178 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 4.91%5.92 5.92 00.20
179 TheSweet52s 5.65%5.29 5.29 00.17
180 ***1952 Extras & Doubles**** Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.95%4.31 4.31 00.17
181 cafewhaa 5.90%3.70 3.70 00.17
182 bayarea007 3.69%8.00 8.00 00.17
183 Boyds Toys 1952 2nd set Click to Contact Owner 2.95%6.16 6.16 00.16
184 livi11 - 1952 Topps PSA 5 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.69%5.00 5.00 00.12
185 JM 1952 Topps 2.46%2.92 2.92 00.10
186 RCM Vintage Collection - 1952 Topps Baseball Set 1.23%6.80 6.80 00.09
187 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.46%3.86 3.86 00.07
188 gorvy (2) 1.47%3.18 3.18 00.07
189 JustinG1993 2.70%3.13 3.13 00.06
190 samuel.weber14 1.47%5.22 5.22 00.06
191 Blackie 0.98%4.27 4.27 00.06
192 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.21%3.89 3.89 00.05
193 mrbpete13 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.49%5.50 5.50 00.05
194 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25%6.00 6.00 00.04
195 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 0.25%3.00 3.00 00.04
196 Rube's Folly Click to view Set Images 1.47%4.33 4.33 00.04
197 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49%6.25 6.25 00.03
198 TIMOTHY J Click to Contact Owner 1.47%2.00 2.00 00.03
199 johnuvm83 0.49%4.50 4.50 00.02
200 RickInacio 0.74%5.00 5.00 00.02
200 dugbfresh Click to view Set Images 0.74%5.00 5.00 00.02
202 Leiva Collection Click to Contact Owner 0.49%7.00 7.00 00.02
203 g.heisey 0.74%4.00 4.00 00.02
204 josejose 0.25%3.00 3.00 00.02
205 Journey to 407 (PSA 5/RB) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25%5.00 5.00 00.01
206 teufel.doktor Click to Contact Owner 0.25%4.00 4.00 00.01