1952 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.440

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%9.02 10.10 10.10
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.59 9.07 09.07
3 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
9.00
09.00
4 John Branca #2 99.75%8.47 8.82 08.81
5 John Branca 100.00%8.25
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.477
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.477
8.48
08.48
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
8.30
08.30
7 David Hall 100.00%7.92
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.175
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.175
8.17
08.17
8 J's 30-year project 100.00%8.06 8.14 08.14
9 palacejester 100.00%8.04
Retired on 5/20/2013
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.042
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.042
8.10
08.10
10 Phil Minard's - 1952 Topps Set 100.00%8.00
Retired on 7/1/2014
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.05
08.05
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
8.05
08.05
12 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.99 8.04 08.04
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
8.03
07.95
14 The Hill Collection 99.51%8.00
Retired on 12/18/2015
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 8.047
% Complete 99.51%
Set Rating 7.870
8.05
07.87
15 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.82 7.84 07.84
16 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.64 7.66 07.66
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
8.05
07.65
18 Mets-71 95.82%8.06 8.13 07.61
19 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.79%7.98 8.03 07.55
20 The Madison Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.58%8.01 8.05 07.55
21 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.53 7.54 07.54
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 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.42 7.43 07.43
24 Boyds Toys-52 100.00%7.32
Retired on 2/2/2016
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 7.325
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.325
7.32
07.32
25 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
26 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%7.26 7.26 07.26
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 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
29 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
8.02
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 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.51%7.20 7.22 07.04
32 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.02 7.03 07.03
33 SR 52 Basic 100.00%6.98
Retired on 12/31/2012
Rank 32
Weighted GPA 6.988
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.988
6.99
06.99
34 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.51%7.03 7.03 06.86
35 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.82 6.84 06.84
36 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.77%7.16 7.16 06.82
37 Bill's Boys Basic 99.02%6.78 6.79 06.75
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 view Set Images 100.00%6.65
Retired on 1/25/2016
Rank 36
Weighted GPA 6.653
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.653
6.65
06.65
40 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.57 6.60 06.60
41 dacubbiefan's '52 set 100.00%6.60
Retired on 5/22/2016
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 6.598
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.598
6.60
06.60
42 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 98.03%6.79 6.79 06.56
43 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.56 6.56 06.56
44 Billy C's Centered 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.75%6.62 6.62 06.53
45 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 7.037
% Complete 94.84%
Set Rating 6.427
7.04
06.43
46 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
47 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
48 Don's 52's 100.00%6.17 6.17 06.17
49 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
50 juanbongo 100.00%6.14 6.14 06.14
51 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
52 Stumpy 99.51%6.08 6.08 06.06
53 Rory's Legacy 99.51%6.15
Retired on 5/24/2016
Rank 52
Weighted GPA 6.151
% Complete 99.51%
Set Rating 6.033
6.15
06.03
54 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
55 Wheel collection 2 100.00%5.92
Retired on 5/2/2016
Rank 53
Weighted GPA 5.920
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.920
5.92
05.92
56 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
57 GregJ99 97.54%6.14 6.14 05.86
58 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
59 Oliver Barry's 52 Topps Click to Contact Owner 90.17%6.89 6.89 05.83
60 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
61 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
62 bull7elk 100.00%5.60 5.60 05.60
63 mpear82 100.00%5.58 5.58 05.58
64 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.51%5.63 5.63 05.52
65 Terry's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75%5.55 5.55 05.48
66 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07%5.74 5.74 05.46
67 Mark Pesce Click to Contact Owner 91.89%6.18 6.18 05.32
68 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%5.26 5.26 05.26
69 wilsonjc08 100.00%5.19 5.19 05.19
70 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.18 5.18 05.18
71 Miami Saul 100.00%5.16
Retired on 3/31/2016
Rank 67
Weighted GPA 5.156
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.156
5.16
05.16
72 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
73 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.13 5.13 05.13
74 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
75 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.81%5.31 5.31 05.08
76 johnct's '52 Topps 3rd set 97.54%5.34 5.34 04.97
77 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 99.75%5.02 5.02 04.95
78 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00%4.91 4.91 04.91
79 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
80 Senator 52 Topps 98.77%4.94 4.94 04.86
81 The Case 1952 Topps Collection 96.56%4.99 4.99 04.83
82 The MLB Collection 99.02%4.89 4.89 04.71
83 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
84 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
85 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05%5.85 5.85 04.44
86 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00%4.34 4.34 04.34
87 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 70.02%6.30 6.31 04.19
88 R.F. Moynihan's 1952 99.75%4.18
Retired on 1/25/2016
Rank 82
Weighted GPA 4.179
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 4.173
4.18
04.17
89 alsal Click to Contact Owner 87.96%5.24 5.24 04.13
90 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 81.82%6.10 6.10 04.07
91 RB 52's 100.00%4.06 4.06 04.06
92 cardsinstock 93.12%4.32 4.32 03.93
93 acb42 97.30%4.17 4.17 03.85
94 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 74.45%6.13 6.13 03.81
95 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 64.37%5.76 5.76 03.79
96 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 96.81%4.00 4.00 03.77
97 Dia Gra Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 73.46%6.07 6.07 03.76
98 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 54.05%8.06 8.19 03.68
99 farfar's 1952 topps - basic Click to Contact Owner 76.41%5.83 5.83 03.65
100 SteveOnline 71.50%6.26 6.26 03.43
101 smitti8 99.51%3.40 3.40 03.35
102 John's '52s 1-310 Click to Contact Owner 76.17%5.19 5.19 03.32
103 Arnold Family Low Numbers '52 Set 75.92%5.20 5.20 03.32
104 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 77.89%4.50 4.50 03.23
105 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 62.65%7.06 7.06 03.19
106 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.93%5.77 5.77 03.11
107 Gary Halstead #2 78.13%4.39 4.39 03.03
108 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.60%6.28 6.28 02.95
109 1952 Zakazorik 76.17%4.53 4.53 02.90
110 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 56.51%4.34 4.34 02.76
111 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 64.86%4.97 4.97 02.66
112 SCPandahead 82.56%3.18 3.18 02.63
113 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 59.21%5.17 5.17 02.50
114 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92%3.91 3.91 02.50
115 The Emerald City Collection Click to Contact Owner 60.20%4.80 4.80 02.31
116 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23%4.36 4.36 02.31
117 1952 Topps Edition Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 55.04%5.32 5.32 02.30
118 Summoyer 47.67%5.45 5.45 02.27
119 ClaudeM 71.50%3.64 3.64 02.21
120 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72%5.50 5.50 02.15
121 jabel71 43.98%5.03 5.03 02.14
122 Steelers75 43.00%5.79 5.79 02.09
123 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 72.97%3.01 3.01 02.04
124 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 31.94%7.02 7.02 01.96
125 bertsamisabel Click to Contact Owner 42.26%5.31 5.31 01.87
126 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 42.26%5.39 5.39 01.85
127 Bluecollarcardcollector 27.27%4.64 4.64 01.84
128 CCC Click to Contact Owner 28.99%8.20 8.34 01.82
129 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 33.42%5.47 5.47 01.69
130 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56%4.40 4.40 01.64
131 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 55.04%3.32 3.32 01.63
132 myron_davis Click to view Set Images 34.64%3.47 3.47 01.63
133 Peter's 52s 31.94%4.99 4.99 01.58
134 mattyyy2002 26.78%5.26 5.26 01.49
135 B & T 36.61%7.00 7.00 01.47
136 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 34.15%4.29 4.29 01.46
137 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.73%4.26 4.26 01.43
138 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 36.12%4.97 4.97 01.41
139 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 35.14%4.65 4.65 01.34
140 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 34.64%4.43 4.43 01.34
141 The Dallas Collection 28.01%6.90 6.90 01.31
142 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 37.10%4.19 4.19 01.31
143 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 31.94%5.52 5.52 01.30
144 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23%3.73 3.73 01.27
145 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66%4.69 4.69 01.24
146 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 19.90%6.67 6.67 01.21
147 Sully 43.24%3.12 3.12 01.16
148 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.69%5.49 5.49 01.09
149 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 31.45%4.65 4.65 01.06
150 jrengstl 14.99%8.05 8.09 01.03
151 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 27.03%5.39 5.39 01.02
152 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29%4.55 4.55 01.01
153 hughandval97 23.10%7.10 7.10 01.01
154 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.62%4.61 4.61 00.93
155 AlanS 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 14.25%5.10 5.10 00.92
156 bouchat 28.01%4.06 4.06 00.88
157 Carolina Collection 25.55%5.11 5.11 00.86
158 The Muniz Collection 22.11%4.84 4.84 00.78
159 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10%3.18 3.18 00.76
160 jamroman Click to view Set Images 21.38%6.07 6.07 00.76
161 PSA Rich's 1952 Topps Baseball 17.94%6.12 6.12 00.71
162 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95%5.45 5.45 00.64
163 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76%4.77 4.77 00.63
164 Po' Man's '52 Set Click to Contact Owner 11.06%7.00 7.00 00.54
165 TWK-52 12.29%6.21 6.21 00.54
166 The Mueller 1952 Topps Baseball Collection 11.30%6.22 6.22 00.50
167 Morrison Collection - Optometrist's Special Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.67%3.55 3.55 00.50
168 Broeth family collection Click to Contact Owner 17.20%1.74 1.74 00.47
169 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02%5.45 5.45 00.46
170 Stone193 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.07%6.98 6.98 00.45
171 atomicgerbil 14.25%3.19 3.19 00.43
172 SPORTSNUT31 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.29%4.00 4.00 00.43
173 Klinger's - 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 9.09%7.00 7.00 00.42
174 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04%5.00 5.00 00.37
175 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.46%2.69 2.69 00.35
176 JVH 1952 Click to Contact Owner 11.06%3.14 3.14 00.32
177 tribefan12 7.37%6.00 6.00 00.31
178 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
179 ajezove 8.60%4.85 4.85 00.29
180 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 6.39%8.02 8.06 00.29
181 TheSweet52s 9.34%4.85 4.85 00.28
182 GradedSports.com 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.16%6.42 6.42 00.26
183 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 4.42%6.03 6.03 00.26
184 Cecil B's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 6.14%5.79 5.79 00.22
185 cafewhaa 7.13%3.76 3.76 00.20
186 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 4.91%5.92 5.92 00.20
187 togh48831 Click to Contact Owner 5.90%3.53 3.53 00.17
188 Show Me The Money G&G Fittings 2.21%7.00 7.00 00.15
189 JM 1952 Topps 2.70%3.36 3.36 00.13
190 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.42%3.77 3.77 00.12
191 asf0800 Click to Contact Owner 0.25%8.00 8.00 00.11
192 JD's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.98%6.09 6.09 00.09
193 mccordcf Click to Contact Owner 0.98%8.00 8.00 00.08
194 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.46%3.86 3.86 00.07
195 percypbird 2.21%4.70 4.70 00.06
196 dugbfresh Click to view Set Images 0.98%5.00 5.00 00.04
197 rockytaz 0.98%5.80 5.80 00.04
198 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49%6.25 6.25 00.03
198 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.49%6.25 6.25 00.03
200 bw12117 1.97%2.30 2.30 00.03
201 Leiva Collection 0.74%7.00 7.00 00.03
202 RickInacio 0.74%5.00 5.00 00.02
203 The cards your mom said she threw out 1952 0.49%7.50 7.50 00.02
204 g.heisey 0.74%4.00 4.00 00.02
205 drillin1350 0.25%4.00 4.00 00.02
206 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.25%7.00 7.00 00.01
207 wlamb9 0.25%6.00 6.00 00.01
208 The Robert Tedder Collection 0.25%1.00 1.00 00.00