1952 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items: 407
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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
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.01 10.09 10.09
2 John Branca #2 100.00%8.47 8.84 08.84
3 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.27 8.53 08.53
4 J's 30-year project 100.00%8.05 8.13 08.13
5 The Hill Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.75%8.00 8.06 07.99
6 Sprigle Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.87 7.93 07.93
7 Mets-71 97.54%8.06 8.15 07.76
8 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.70 7.71 07.71
9 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.79%7.98 8.04 07.56
10 The Madison Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.58%8.01 8.05 07.55
11 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.50 7.53 07.53
12 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.51 7.52 07.52
13 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.30 7.30 07.30
14 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%7.26 7.26 07.26
15 Boyds Toys-52 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.23 7.23 07.23
16 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.26%7.20 7.23 06.96
17 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.87 6.87 06.87
18 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53%7.13 7.13 06.76
19 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.51%6.93 6.93 06.76
20 Bill's Boys Basic 99.02%6.78 6.79 06.75
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