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 07.51
16 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.50 07.50
17 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.46 07.46
18 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
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% 7.27 07.27
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 Boyds Toys-52 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.17 07.17
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 Mets-71 90.91% 8.04 07.00
29 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
30 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.26% 7.20 06.93
31 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.80 06.80
32 Bill's Boys Basic 99.02% 6.78 06.75
33 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.26% 6.90 06.71
34 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
35 Stan Lopata Fan Mid Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.75% 6.63 06.59
36 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 99.02% 6.65 06.59
37 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.56 06.56
38 dacubbiefan's '52 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.54 06.54
39 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00% 6.51 06.51
40 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
41 1952Boyntoncollector Click to view Set Images 92.14%
Retired on 12/5/2014
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 6.946
% Complete 92.14%
Set Rating 6.268
6.95
06.27
42 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
43 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
44 Don's 52's 100.00% 6.13 06.13
45 Bob's 52Ts 100.00% 6.13 06.13
46 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
47 Stumpy 99.51% 6.08 06.06
48 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 93.12% 6.71 06.00
49 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
50 Ultimate Challenge 52 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53% 6.07 05.93
51 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
52 Goldin Auctions - Winter 2015 Click to Contact Owner 98.03% 6.10 05.83
53 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
54 Wheel Collection 2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.75 05.75
55 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
56 mpear82 100.00% 5.56 05.56
57 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.51% 5.63 05.52
58 Rory's Legacy Click to Contact Owner 95.58% 5.85 05.52
59 Terry's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 5.55 05.47
60 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07% 5.74 05.46
61 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
62 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.13 05.13
63 1952 i mean 54 Topps cards on the wall... Click to view Set Images 98.03%
Retired on 3/6/2014
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 5.297
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.107
5.30
05.11
64 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 72.97% 7.12 05.09
65 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.09 05.09
66 Miami Saul Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.09 05.09
67 H.Haitbrink 85.01% 6.20 05.03
68 wilsonjc08 100.00% 5.00 05.00
69 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
70 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 4.81 04.81
71 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 4.75 04.75
72 John Branca 63.39% 8.09 04.71
73 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
74 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
75 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 90.91% 5.20 04.61
76 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05% 5.85 04.44
77 LStone4951's Lifelong Project 75.43% 7.05 04.41
78 The MLB Collection 97.30% 4.62 04.29
79 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 88.70% 5.12 04.20
80 Mets-71 53.07% 8.03 04.20
81 R.F. Moynihan's 1952 Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 4.18 04.17
82 RB 52's 100.00% 4.06 04.06
83 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 58.72% 8.02 04.04
84 alsal Click to Contact Owner 86.00% 5.22 03.98
85 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 77.89% 4.98 03.91
86 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.52% 5.87 03.87
87 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 97.54% 3.99 03.81
88 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 77.89% 6.11 03.75
89 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 63.14% 6.26 03.63
90 farfar's 1952 topps - basic Click to Contact Owner 75.18% 5.78 03.54
91 acb42 92.87% 4.07 03.49
92 KentW Click to Contact Owner 63.88% 7.00 03.26
93 SteveOnline 69.78% 6.19 03.25
94 itwasafineyear Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 71.74% 5.15 03.19
95 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.84% 5.66 03.06
96 Gary Halstead #2 78.13% 4.39 03.03
97 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.69% 6.11 02.98
98 1952 Zakazorik 76.17% 4.53 02.90
99 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 68.30% 4.49 02.79
100 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.35% 6.21 02.79
101 smitti8 82.56% 3.38 02.54
102 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92% 3.91 02.50
103 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 55.28% 5.07 02.32
104 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23% 4.36 02.31
105 Arnold Family Low Numbers '52 Set 44.96% 5.23 02.24
106 Boyds Toys 1952 2nd set Click to Contact Owner 37.10% 6.35 02.21
107 ClaudeM 71.50% 3.64 02.21
108 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72% 5.50 02.15
109 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 51.35% 3.81 02.14
110 The Emerald City Collection 54.30% 4.69 02.06
111 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.86% 4.48 01.95
112 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.43% 3.02 01.73
113 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 34.15% 4.35 01.66
114 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 41.52% 4.93 01.65
115 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56% 4.40 01.64
116 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 32.92% 5.49 01.64
117 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 55.04% 3.32 01.63
118 CCC Click to Contact Owner 26.29% 8.05 01.62
119 Ted's Dead Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 43.98% 3.58 01.61
120 Jimmy Grant's 1952 Topps Set 24.57% 6.00 01.56
121 Jesse's dream set 33.91% 5.39 01.53
122 Steelers75 34.40% 5.69 01.45
123 mattyyy2002 25.80% 5.26 01.45
124 B & T 35.63% 7.00 01.43
125 Peter's 52s 27.52% 4.94 01.41
126 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 34.64% 4.43 01.34
127 TrekMT 47.17% 2.81 01.34
128 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 34.64% 4.95 01.33
129 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 31.70% 4.25 01.33
130 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 26.54% 4.97 01.30
131 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23% 3.73 01.27
132 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66% 4.69 01.24
133 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 19.90% 6.67 01.21
134 myron_davis 24.32% 3.80 01.21
135 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 29.24% 5.25 01.18
136 The Dallas Collection 24.82% 6.75 01.16
137 Sully 43.24% 3.12 01.16
138 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.92% 6.49 01.12
139 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29% 4.55 01.01
140 hughandval97 23.10% 7.10 01.01
141 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.48% 5.56 00.96
142 Summoyer 16.22% 5.56 00.89
143 bouchat 28.01% 4.06 00.88
144 Carolina Collection 25.55% 5.11 00.86
145 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10% 3.18 00.76
146 1952 Topps Edition Click to view Set Images 18.43% 5.46 00.71
147 cardsinstock 18.43% 3.25 00.70
148 Five Tool Guy's Basic 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.64% 5.07 00.69
149 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.22% 4.63 00.67
150 PSA Rich's 1952 Topps Baseball 16.22% 6.13 00.65
151 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95% 5.45 00.64
152 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76% 4.77 00.63
153 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 20.15% 4.38 00.60
154 Chuck's 2nd Hobby 6.88% 6.52 00.60
155 Logawv 16.71% 4.83 00.58
156 TWK-52 13.27% 6.19 00.57
157 billrac52topps 13.76% 4.77 00.55
158 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02% 5.45 00.46
159 atomicgerbil 14.25% 3.19 00.43
160 T.D. Collection 3.44% 8.03 00.40
161 The Muniz Collection 11.06% 4.79 00.40
162 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04% 5.00 00.37
163 roger jones 52 set 4.91% 4.97 00.36
164 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.46% 2.69 00.35
165 Steel-N-home Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 7.37% 6.18 00.32
166 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
167 tingoat470 Click to Contact Owner 7.37% 6.61 00.30
168 chrishow7 7.37% 4.94 00.24
169 Broeth family collection Click to Contact Owner 11.55% 1.44 00.22
170 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 5.41% 6.00 00.21
171 Mike Murray 1.47% 7.80 00.21
172 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 4.42% 7.00 00.21
173 Pvballcards 5.41% 5.14 00.20
174 LC's 52 Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 2.95% 7.30 00.20
175 The KC Jones Collection 1.23% 8.00 00.20
176 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.18% 8.03 00.19
177 ***1952 Extras & Doubles**** Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.95% 4.31 00.17
178 TheSweet52s 5.16% 5.20 00.16
179 cafewhaa 5.41% 3.63 00.15
180 livi11 - 1952 Topps PSA 5 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.69% 5.00 00.12
181 Morrison Collection - Optometrist's Special Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.41% 2.93 00.11
182 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 2.70% 5.69 00.10
183 JM 1952 Topps 2.46% 2.76 00.09
184 RCM Vintage Collection - 1952 Topps Baseball Set 1.23% 6.80 00.09
185 JD's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.40 00.09
186 gorvy (2) 1.47% 3.18 00.07
187 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.21% 4.08 00.07
188 JustinG1993 2.70% 3.13 00.06
189 samuel.weber14 1.47% 5.22 00.06
190 dominickspatola 1.97% 4.00 00.06
191 mrbpete13 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.49% 5.50 00.05
192 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25% 6.00 00.04
193 Francart Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.75 00.04
194 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 3.00 00.04
195 Rube's Folly Click to view Set Images 1.47% 4.33 00.04
196 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.25 00.03
197 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact Owner 1.23% 3.60 00.02
198 josejose 0.25% 3.00 00.02
199 Fleur-de-lis: The Modest Collection Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 3.50 00.01
200 Journey to 407 (PSA 5/RB) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25% 5.00 00.01
201 teufel.doktor Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 4.00 00.01