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
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 97.54% 7.97 07.47
16 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.45 07.45
17 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
18 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.41 07.41
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 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00% 7.26 07.26
22 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.25 07.25
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 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 Mets-71 90.91% 8.04 06.98
29 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 98.77% 7.17 06.84
30 Boyds Toys-52 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.78 06.78
31 Bill's Boys Basic 99.26% 6.78 06.76
32 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
33 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.56 06.56
34 dacubbiefan's '52 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.53 06.53
35 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00% 6.48 06.48
36 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.51% 6.63 06.47
37 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
38 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 97.79% 6.66 06.40
39 Stan Lopata Fan Mid Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 95.82% 6.66 06.32
40 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
41 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
42 Don's 52's 100.00% 6.13 06.13
43 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
44 Bob's 52Ts 100.00% 6.09 06.09
45 Stumpy 99.51% 6.08 06.06
46 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
47 Ultimate Challenge 52 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53% 6.07 05.93
48 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 92.14% 6.70 05.91
49 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
50 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
51 Wheel Collection 2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.72 05.72
52 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
53 mpear82 100.00% 5.54 05.54
54 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.26% 5.64 05.48
55 terrys 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 5.54 05.47
56 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07% 5.74 05.46
57 Rory's Legacy Click to Contact Owner 91.15% 5.79 05.22
58 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
59 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.13 05.13
60 1952 i mean 54 Topps cards on the wall... 98.03%
Retired on 3/6/2014
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 5.297
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.107
5.30
05.11
61 Miami Saul Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.08 05.08
62 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.06 05.06
63 H.Haitbrink 85.01% 6.20 05.03
64 wilsonjc08 100.00% 5.00 05.00
65 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
66 John Branca 63.39% 8.09 04.71
67 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
68 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
69 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 89.68% 5.01 04.45
70 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05% 5.85 04.44
71 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 91.40% 4.68 04.41
72 Mets-71 54.05% 8.03 04.24
73 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 84.77% 5.10 04.20
74 R.F. Moynihan's 1952 Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 4.18 04.17
75 The MLB Collection 96.07% 4.40 04.03
76 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 58.48% 8.00 04.01
77 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 83.54% 5.16 04.00
78 alsal Click to Contact Owner 84.52% 5.20 03.87
79 R & D 52 Click to Contact Owner 70.52% 6.58 03.86
80 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 3.91 03.85
81 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 69.78% 5.88 03.82
82 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 63.14% 6.26 03.63
83 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.02% 5.50 03.51
84 LStone4951's Life Long Project 65.11% 7.05 03.49
85 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 70.76% 6.11 03.31
86 KentW Click to Contact Owner 63.88% 7.00 03.26
87 SteveOnline 69.78% 6.19 03.25
88 acb42 88.94% 3.96 03.15
89 1952Boyntoncollector Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 50.12% 6.71 03.15
90 Gary Halstead #2 78.13% 4.39 03.03
91 1952 Zakazorik 76.17% 4.53 02.90
92 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 48.89% 5.60 02.89
93 Hoppy's 52 Click to Contact Owner 76.90% 4.22 02.86
94 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 38.08% 6.09 02.76
95 itwasafineyear Click to Contact Owner 68.30% 4.64 02.73
96 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 63.39% 4.48 02.57
97 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92% 3.91 02.50
98 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23% 4.36 02.31
99 ClaudeM 70.52% 3.64 02.17
100 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72% 5.50 02.15
101 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 52.09% 4.96 02.12
102 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 48.89% 3.75 02.03
103 The Emerald City Collection 53.07% 4.65 02.01
104 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.86% 4.48 01.95
105 smitti8 68.30% 3.22 01.83
106 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.62% 7.14 01.73
107 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 34.64% 4.37 01.70
108 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 59.71% 3.02 01.68
109 Arnold Family '52 Set 28.99% 5.30 01.65
110 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 41.52% 4.93 01.65
111 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56% 4.40 01.64
112 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 54.05% 3.35 01.59
113 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 32.19% 5.51 01.58
114 Jesse's dream set 32.43% 5.42 01.48
115 mattyyy2002 25.80% 5.26 01.45
116 B & T 34.64% 7.00 01.40
117 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 34.64% 4.95 01.33
118 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 33.66% 4.43 01.32
119 TrekMT 45.45% 2.82 01.28
120 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23% 3.73 01.27
121 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66% 4.69 01.24
122 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 29.48% 4.21 01.23
123 Peter's 52s 22.85% 4.94 01.16
124 The Dallas Collection 24.82% 6.75 01.16
125 Sully 43.24% 3.12 01.16
126 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.92% 6.49 01.12
127 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 18.43% 6.67 01.11
128 Ted's Dead Click to Contact Owner 26.54% 3.54 01.10
129 Steelers75 25.55% 5.44 01.06
130 Highlanders52 Click to Contact Owner 28.26% 2.89 01.01
131 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29% 4.55 01.01
132 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 24.32% 5.22 01.01
133 hughandval97 23.10% 7.10 01.01
134 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.74% 5.55 00.90
135 Summoyer 16.22% 5.56 00.89
136 bouchat 28.01% 4.06 00.88
137 Carolina Collection 25.55% 5.11 00.86
138 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10% 3.18 00.76
139 jld1979 18.43% 4.82 00.76
140 cardsinstock 18.43% 3.25 00.70
141 Five Tool Guy's Basic 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.64% 5.07 00.69
142 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95% 5.45 00.64
143 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76% 4.77 00.63
144 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.23% 4.85 00.59
145 TWK-52 13.76% 6.17 00.59
146 billrac52topps 13.76% 4.77 00.55
147 Logawv 15.97% 4.79 00.54
148 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 16.95% 4.70 00.51
149 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02% 5.45 00.46
150 atomicgerbil 13.02% 3.54 00.41
151 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04% 5.00 00.37
152 roger jones 52 set 4.91% 4.97 00.36
153 Greg Bussineau Sports Rarities' Summer 2014 Auction 8.35% 6.01 00.36
154 Chips n Dog's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.67% 4.99 00.34
155 Steel-N-home Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 7.37% 6.18 00.32
156 tingoat470 Click to Contact Owner 7.86% 6.63 00.32
157 T.D. Collection 2.70% 8.04 00.31
158 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
159 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.57% 3.15 00.26
160 chrishow7 7.37% 4.94 00.24
161 LC's 52 Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 2.95% 7.30 00.20
162 The KC Jones Collection 1.23% 8.00 00.20
163 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.18% 8.03 00.19
164 ***1952 Extras & Doubles**** Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.95% 4.31 00.17
165 TheSweet52s 4.91% 5.12 00.15
166 Willie's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 2.70% 3.57 00.14
167 RCM Vintage Collection - 1952 Topps Baseball Set 1.72% 6.71 00.11
168 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 3.19% 5.33 00.11
169 cafewhaa 3.69% 4.56 00.11
170 JM 1952 Topps 2.46% 2.76 00.09
171 aether 0.49% 7.56 00.09
172 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.21% 4.08 00.07
173 Third Strike Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.72% 7.00 00.07
174 JustinG1993 2.70% 3.13 00.06
175 samuel.weber14 1.47% 5.22 00.06
176 waynemartin Click to Contact Owner 0.98% 4.36 00.04
177 C Arena - The Emerald Collection 1.23% 6.00 00.04
178 Francart Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.75 00.04
179 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 3.00 00.04
180 Rube's Folly Click to view Set Images 1.47% 4.33 00.04
181 mrbpete13 Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 6.00 00.02
182 gorvy (2) 0.49% 6.00 00.02
183 Journey to 407 (PSA 5/RB) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25% 5.00 00.01
184 teufel.doktor Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 4.00 00.01
185 boberobinson (2) Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 1.50 00.00