1952 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 407

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.110

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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% 9.00 09.00
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% 8.46 08.46
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
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00% 9.00 09.00
2 John Branca #2 100.00% 8.46 08.46
3 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.27 08.27
4 Phil Minard's - 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.00 08.00
5 Sprigle Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.86 07.86
6 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.69 07.69
7 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.54% 7.97 07.47
8 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.44 07.44
9 The Madison Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.10% 8.01 07.39
10 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.39 07.39
11 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00% 7.26 07.26
12 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.25 07.25
13 Mets-71 91.15% 8.04 06.99
14 Bill's Boys Basic 99.26% 6.78 06.76
15 Boyds Toys-52 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.74 06.74
16 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.56 06.56
17 dacubbiefan's '52 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.53 06.53
18 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 95.82% 7.11 06.51
19 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00% 6.47 06.47
20 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.51% 6.61 06.45
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