1952 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.442

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%8.58 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 8.176
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.176
8.18
08.18
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%7.63 7.65 07.65
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 96.07%8.06 8.13 07.62
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 7.02 07.02
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 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.77%7.16 7.16 06.82
36 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.81 6.82 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 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
41 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.56 6.59 06.59
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 99.26%6.62 6.62 06.49
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 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
58 Oliver Barry's 52 Topps Click to Contact Owner 90.17%6.89 6.89 05.83
59 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
60 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
61 mpear82 100.00%5.58 5.58 05.58
62 bull7elk 100.00%5.56 5.56 05.56
63 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.51%5.63 5.63 05.52
64 Terry's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75%5.55 5.55 05.48
65 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07%5.74 5.74 05.46
66 Mark Pesce Click to Contact Owner 91.89%6.18 6.18 05.32
67 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%5.26 5.26 05.26
68 wilsonjc08 100.00%5.19 5.19 05.19
69 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.18 5.18 05.18
70 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
71 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
72 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.13 5.13 05.13
73 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
74 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.81%5.31 5.31 05.08
75 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 99.75%5.01 5.01 04.94
76 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00%4.91 4.91 04.91
77 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
78 Senator 52 Topps 98.53%4.94 4.94 04.84
79 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
80 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
81 The MLB Collection 98.77%4.83 4.83 04.64
82 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05%5.85 5.85 04.44
83 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00%4.34 4.34 04.34
84 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 70.02%6.30 6.31 04.19
85 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
86 alsal Click to Contact Owner 87.96%5.24 5.24 04.13
87 RB 52's 100.00%4.06 4.06 04.06
88 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 81.57%6.10 6.10 04.05
89 acb42 97.30%4.17 4.17 03.85
90 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 97.05%3.99 3.99 03.78
91 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 64.13%5.75 5.75 03.75
92 cardsinstock 89.19%4.28 4.28 03.74
93 The Case 1952 Topps Collection 70.52%4.87 4.87 03.71
94 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 72.97%6.14 6.14 03.69
95 farfar's 1952 topps - basic Click to Contact Owner 76.41%5.83 5.83 03.65
96 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 53.56%8.06 8.19 03.62
97 SteveOnline 71.50%6.26 6.26 03.43
98 smitti8 99.51%3.40 3.40 03.35
99 John's '52s 1-310 Click to Contact Owner 76.17%5.19 5.19 03.32
100 Arnold Family Low Numbers '52 Set 75.92%5.20 5.20 03.32
101 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 63.39%5.82 5.82 03.29
102 Lugia 44.96%6.53 6.53 03.19
103 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 76.90%4.50 4.50 03.18
104 Gary Halstead #2 78.13%4.39 4.39 03.03
105 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.35%6.28 6.28 02.94
106 1952 Zakazorik 76.17%4.53 4.53 02.90
107 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 56.51%4.34 4.34 02.76
108 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 57.00%7.08 7.08 02.70
109 SCPandahead 82.06%3.16 3.16 02.61
110 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 59.21%5.17 5.17 02.50
111 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92%3.91 3.91 02.50
112 The Emerald City Collection Click to Contact Owner 60.20%4.80 4.80 02.31
113 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23%4.36 4.36 02.31
114 Summoyer 47.67%5.45 5.45 02.27
115 ClaudeM 71.50%3.64 3.64 02.21
116 1952 Topps Edition Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 53.56%5.34 5.34 02.19
117 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72%5.50 5.50 02.15
118 Steelers75 43.00%5.79 5.79 02.09
119 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 33.17%6.97 6.97 02.06
120 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 72.97%3.01 3.01 02.04
121 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 51.11%4.92 4.92 02.02
122 jabel71 38.82%5.05 5.05 01.89
123 bertsamisabel Click to Contact Owner 42.26%5.31 5.31 01.87
124 Bluecollarcardcollector 27.27%4.64 4.64 01.84
125 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 41.52%5.38 5.38 01.83
126 CCC Click to Contact Owner 28.99%8.20 8.34 01.82
127 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 33.42%5.47 5.47 01.69
128 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56%4.40 4.40 01.64
129 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 55.04%3.32 3.32 01.63
130 myron_davis Click to view Set Images 34.64%3.47 3.47 01.63
131 jonathanzev 23.83%4.43 4.43 01.60
132 Peter's 52s 31.94%4.99 4.99 01.58
133 mattyyy2002 26.78%5.26 5.26 01.49
134 B & T 36.61%7.00 7.00 01.47
135 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 34.15%4.29 4.29 01.46
136 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.73%4.26 4.26 01.43
137 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 36.12%4.97 4.97 01.41
138 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 35.14%4.65 4.65 01.34
139 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 34.64%4.43 4.43 01.34
140 The Dallas Collection 28.01%6.90 6.90 01.31
141 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 37.10%4.19 4.19 01.31
142 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 31.94%5.52 5.52 01.30
143 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23%3.73 3.73 01.27
144 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66%4.69 4.69 01.24
145 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 19.90%6.67 6.67 01.21
146 Sully 43.24%3.12 3.12 01.16
147 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.69%5.49 5.49 01.09
148 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 31.20%4.64 4.64 01.03
149 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29%4.55 4.55 01.01
150 hughandval97 23.10%7.10 7.10 01.01
151 jrengstl 14.74%8.06 8.09 00.98
152 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 25.55%5.41 5.41 00.96
153 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.62%4.61 4.61 00.93
154 AlanS 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 14.25%5.10 5.10 00.92
155 bouchat 28.01%4.06 4.06 00.88
156 Carolina Collection 25.55%5.11 5.11 00.86
157 The Muniz Collection 22.11%4.84 4.84 00.78
158 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10%3.18 3.18 00.76
159 PSA Rich's 1952 Topps Baseball 17.94%6.12 6.12 00.71
160 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95%5.45 5.45 00.64
161 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76%4.77 4.77 00.63
162 Po' Man's '52 Set Click to Contact Owner 11.06%7.00 7.00 00.54
163 TWK-52 12.29%6.21 6.21 00.54
164 The Mueller 1952 Topps Baseball Collection 11.30%6.22 6.22 00.50
165 Morrison Collection - Optometrist's Special Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.67%3.55 3.55 00.50
166 Broeth family collection Click to Contact Owner 17.20%1.74 1.74 00.47
167 SPORTSNUT31 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02%4.00 4.00 00.47
168 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02%5.45 5.45 00.46
169 atomicgerbil 14.25%3.19 3.19 00.43
170 jamroman Click to view Set Images 11.79%6.06 6.06 00.42
171 Stone193 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 9.09%7.01 7.01 00.41
172 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04%5.00 5.00 00.37
173 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.46%2.69 2.69 00.35
174 JVH 1952 Click to Contact Owner 11.06%3.14 3.14 00.32
175 Klinger's - 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 6.39%7.00 7.00 00.32
176 tribefan12 7.37%6.00 6.00 00.31
177 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
178 ajezove 8.60%4.85 4.85 00.29
179 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 6.39%8.02 8.06 00.29
180 TheSweet52s 9.34%4.85 4.85 00.28
181 GradedSports.com 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.16%6.42 6.42 00.26
182 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 4.42%6.03 6.03 00.26
183 Cecil B's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 6.14%5.79 5.79 00.22
184 cafewhaa 7.13%3.76 3.76 00.20
185 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 4.91%5.92 5.92 00.20
186 togh48831 Click to Contact Owner 5.90%3.53 3.53 00.17
187 Show Me The Money G&G Fittings 2.21%7.00 7.00 00.15
188 JM 1952 Topps 2.70%3.36 3.36 00.13
189 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.42%3.77 3.77 00.12
190 asf0800 Click to Contact Owner 0.25%8.00 8.00 00.11
191 JD's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.98%6.09 6.09 00.09
192 mccordcf Click to Contact Owner 0.98%8.00 8.00 00.08
193 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.46%3.86 3.86 00.07
194 Blackie 0.98%4.27 4.27 00.06
195 dugbfresh Click to view Set Images 0.98%5.00 5.00 00.04
196 rockytaz 0.98%5.80 5.80 00.04
197 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49%6.25 6.25 00.03
197 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.49%6.25 6.25 00.03
199 bw12117 1.97%2.30 2.30 00.03
200 Fleur-de-lis: The Modest Collection 1.47%2.69 2.69 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