1952 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 407

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.123

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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 the Topps Company approaches its 50th birthday as a hallowed veteran in 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% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00% 9.01 09.01
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.546
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.546
8.55
08.55
3 John Branca #2 100.00% 8.47 08.47
4 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.27 08.27
5 John Branca 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.252
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.252
8.25
08.25
6 1952 Topps -The Duke Of Mint 100.00%
Retired on 9/16/2010
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.169
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.169
8.17
08.17
7 palacejester 100.00%
Retired on 5/20/2013
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.042
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.042
8.04
08.04
8 Phil Minard's - 1952 Topps Set 100.00%
Retired on 7/1/2014
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.00
08.00
9 MastroNet Presents The Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 8/23/2002
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
10 David Hall 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 7.924
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.924
7.92
07.92
11 Legendary Auctions 99.26%
Retired on 5/28/2011
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.982
% Complete 99.26%
Set Rating 7.905
7.98
07.91
12 Sprigle Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.86 07.86
13 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.70 07.70
14 The Ron Leff Set 96.31%
Retired on 1/24/2003
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 96.31%
Set Rating 7.604
8.00
07.60
15 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.79% 7.98 07.50
16 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.49 07.49
17 Hub's 52s 100.00%
Retired on 5/22/2012
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 7.442
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.442
7.44
07.44
18 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.43 07.43
19 The Madison Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.10% 8.01 07.39
20 Robert Edward Auctions 99.75%
Retired on 1/10/2007
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 7.332
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 7.292
7.33
07.29
21 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.26 07.26
22 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00% 7.26 07.26
23 Crow's 52 100.00%
Retired on 12/10/2001
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.197
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.197
7.20
07.20
24 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 7.130
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.130
7.13
07.13
25 Steve's Excellent 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 12/7/2010
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.098
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.098
7.10
07.10
26 The Dreier Collection 1952 Topps 91.65%
Retired on 8/13/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.985
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 7.095
7.98
07.09
27 Mets-71 91.15% 8.04 07.01
28 SR 52 Basic 100.00%
Retired on 12/31/2012
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 6.983
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.983
6.98
06.98
29 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.26% 7.19 06.93
30 Boyds Toys-52 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.78 06.78
31 Bill's Boys Basic 99.26% 6.78 06.76
32 pacifica 99.51%
Retired on 9/17/2011
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 6.799
% Complete 99.51%
Set Rating 6.659
6.80
06.66
33 Stan Lopata Fan Mid Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.75% 6.63 06.59
34 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.56 06.56
35 dacubbiefan's '52 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.54 06.54
36 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00% 6.50 06.50
37 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 98.53% 6.68 06.49
38 Roger's Retirement Fund - '52 Topps Basic Set Click to view Set Images 94.84%
Retired on 4/21/2014
Rank 36
Weighted GPA 7.037
% Complete 94.84%
Set Rating 6.427
7.04
06.43
39 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 97.05% 6.76 06.42
40 DRS (2) 90.42%
Retired on 7/28/2009
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 90.42%
Set Rating 6.249
7.00
06.25
41 KLH Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 3/22/2012
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 6.162
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.162
6.16
06.16
42 Don's 52's 100.00% 6.13 06.13
43 Bob's 52Ts 100.00% 6.12 06.12
44 RFM 100.00%
Retired on 3/26/2002
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 6.106
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.106
6.11
06.11
45 Stumpy 99.51% 6.08 06.06
46 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 93.12% 6.71 05.99
47 Robert L. Earhart 100.00%
Retired on 9/15/2006
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 5.975
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.975
5.98
05.98
48 Ultimate Challenge 52 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53% 6.07 05.93
49 Shoeless Joes 1952 Topps 97.54%
Retired on 2/5/2007
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 6.292
% Complete 97.54%
Set Rating 5.876
6.29
05.88
50 1952Boyntoncollector Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 86.00% 6.95 05.84
51 Smut61's Baseball Set 99.75%
Retired on 1/21/2002
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 5.822
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 5.814
5.82
05.81
52 Wheel Collection 2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.74 05.74
53 pj's 1952 topps basic set 100.00%
Retired on 7/1/2009
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 5.673
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.673
5.67
05.67
54 mpear82 100.00% 5.54 05.54
55 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.26% 5.64 05.48
56 Terry's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 5.55 05.47
57 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07% 5.74 05.46
58 Rory's Legacy Click to Contact Owner 93.61% 5.82 05.40
59 The McCarty Trust Click to view Set Images 99.26%
Retired on 11/18/2011
Rank 50
Weighted GPA 5.234
% Complete 99.26%
Set Rating 5.148
5.23
05.15
60 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.13 05.13
61 1952 i mean 54 Topps cards on the wall... 98.03%
Retired on 3/6/2014
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 5.297
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.107
5.30
05.11
62 Miami Saul Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.09 05.09
63 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.08 05.08
64 H.Haitbrink 85.01% 6.20 05.03
65 wilsonjc08 100.00% 5.00 05.00
66 sbl 100.00%
Retired on 6/10/2007
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 4.879
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 4.879
4.88
04.88
67 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 4.75 04.75
68 John Branca 63.39% 8.09 04.71
69 KB's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%
Retired on 8/30/2008
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 4.681
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 4.681
4.68
04.68
70 Absolute Sportscards - Set #1 91.65%
Retired on 2/11/2010
Rank 46
Weighted GPA 5.049
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 4.674
5.05
04.67
71 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05% 5.85 04.44
72 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 87.47% 5.15 04.40
73 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 86.98% 4.97 04.34
74 Mets-71 54.05% 8.03 04.24
75 The MLB Collection 96.56% 4.60 04.22
76 R.F. Moynihan's 1952 Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 4.18 04.17
77 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 86.49% 5.18 04.12
78 RB 52's 100.00% 4.06 04.06
79 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 58.72% 8.02 04.04
80 alsal Click to Contact Owner 85.75% 5.20 03.96
81 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.52% 5.87 03.87
82 LStone4951's Life Long Project 70.52% 7.05 03.86
83 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 3.91 03.85
84 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 63.14% 6.26 03.63
85 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 73.96% 6.11 03.48
86 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 68.06% 5.77 03.45
87 acb42 90.66% 3.99 03.27
88 KentW Click to Contact Owner 63.88% 7.00 03.26
89 SteveOnline 69.78% 6.19 03.25
90 Gary Halstead #2 78.13% 4.39 03.03
91 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 50.86% 5.62 02.99
92 itwasafineyear Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.27% 4.95 02.97
93 1952 Zakazorik 76.17% 4.53 02.90
94 Hoppy's 52 Click to Contact Owner 73.71% 4.26 02.71
95 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 65.60% 4.48 02.66
96 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92% 3.91 02.50
97 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 31.70% 7.22 02.48
98 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 32.19% 6.11 02.33
99 smitti8 79.12% 3.35 02.33
100 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23% 4.36 02.31
101 ClaudeM 71.50% 3.64 02.21
102 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72% 5.50 02.15
103 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 52.33% 4.98 02.14
104 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 50.61% 3.78 02.10
105 The Emerald City Collection 53.81% 4.68 02.04
106 Arnold Family Low Numbers '52 Set 37.10% 5.26 01.97
107 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.86% 4.48 01.95
108 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 34.64% 4.37 01.70
109 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 59.95% 3.02 01.69
110 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 41.52% 4.93 01.65
111 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56% 4.40 01.64
112 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 54.79% 3.33 01.63
113 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 32.19% 5.51 01.58
114 Jesse's dream set 34.64% 5.40 01.56
115 mattyyy2002 25.80% 5.26 01.45
116 B & T 35.14% 7.00 01.42
117 Jimmy Grant's 1952 Topps Set 36.36% 4.47 01.40
118 Steelers75 32.19% 5.66 01.35
119 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 34.64% 4.95 01.33
120 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 31.70% 4.25 01.33
121 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 33.91% 4.44 01.32
122 TrekMT 45.95% 2.82 01.29
123 Peter's 52s 24.08% 4.90 01.28
124 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23% 3.73 01.27
125 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66% 4.69 01.24
126 The Dallas Collection 24.82% 6.75 01.16
127 Sully 43.24% 3.12 01.16
128 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.92% 6.49 01.12
129 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 18.43% 6.67 01.11
130 Ted's Dead Click to Contact Owner 26.78% 3.54 01.10
131 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 26.78% 5.23 01.09
132 Highlanders52 Click to Contact Owner 28.26% 2.89 01.01
133 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29% 4.55 01.01
134 hughandval97 23.10% 7.10 01.01
135 myron_davis 19.90% 4.04 00.99
136 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.23% 5.57 00.94
137 Summoyer 16.22% 5.56 00.89
138 bouchat 28.01% 4.06 00.88
139 Carolina Collection 25.55% 5.11 00.86
140 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10% 3.18 00.76
141 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 11.79% 5.36 00.71
142 cardsinstock 18.43% 3.25 00.70
143 Five Tool Guy's Basic 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.64% 5.07 00.69
144 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.97% 4.64 00.67
145 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95% 5.45 00.64
146 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76% 4.77 00.63
147 TWK-52 13.27% 6.19 00.57
148 Logawv 16.22% 4.83 00.56
149 billrac52topps 13.76% 4.77 00.55
150 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 18.43% 4.38 00.55
151 Chuck's 2nd Hobby 5.65% 6.41 00.48
152 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02% 5.45 00.46
153 atomicgerbil 13.02% 3.54 00.41
154 T.D. Collection 3.44% 8.03 00.40
155 The Muniz Collection 10.81% 4.79 00.39
156 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04% 5.00 00.37
157 roger jones 52 set 4.91% 4.97 00.36
158 Steel-N-home Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 7.37% 6.18 00.32
159 41mets41 9.58%
Retired on 12/10/2007
Rank 64
Weighted GPA 4.804
% Complete 9.58%
Set Rating 0.304
4.80
00.30
160 tingoat470 Click to Contact Owner 7.37% 6.61 00.30
161 1952 Topps Edition Click to view Set Images 7.13% 5.45 00.29
162 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.57% 3.15 00.26
163 chrishow7 7.37% 4.94 00.24
164 LC's 52 Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 2.95% 7.30 00.20
165 The KC Jones Collection 1.23% 8.00 00.20
166 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.18% 8.03 00.19
167 ***1952 Extras & Doubles**** Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.95% 4.31 00.17
168 Mike Murray 0.98% 7.75 00.17
169 ALM, Jr. 1952 Topps Baseball Click to view Set Images 3.93% 7.00 00.15
170 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.23% 6.75 00.15
171 TheSweet52s 4.91% 5.12 00.15
172 cafewhaa 4.18% 3.81 00.13
173 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 2.70% 5.69 00.10
174 RCM Vintage Collection - 1952 Topps Baseball Set 1.47% 6.73 00.10
175 JM 1952 Topps 2.46% 2.76 00.09
176 JD's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.40 00.09
177 gorvy (2) 1.47% 3.18 00.07
178 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.21% 4.08 00.07
179 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 1.72% 7.00 00.07
180 JustinG1993 2.70% 3.13 00.06
181 samuel.weber14 1.47% 5.22 00.06
182 dominickspatola 1.23% 3.94 00.04
183 Francart Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.75 00.04
184 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 3.00 00.04
185 Rube's Folly Click to view Set Images 1.47% 4.33 00.04
186 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.25 00.03
187 dunner47 1.23% 3.60 00.02
188 mrbpete13 Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 6.00 00.02
189 Journey to 407 (PSA 5/RB) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25% 5.00 00.01
190 teufel.doktor Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 4.00 00.01