1952 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.443

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 10.11 10.11
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.56 9.06 09.06
3 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.54
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.535
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.535
8.99
08.99
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 8.483
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.483
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 8.175
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.175
8.17
08.17
8 J's 30-year project 100.00%8.07 8.15 08.15
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 99.75%7.84 7.86 07.84
16 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.68 7.70 07.70
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 95.82%8.06 8.13 07.61
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 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
22 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.42 7.43 07.43
23 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
24 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
25 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%7.26 7.26 07.26
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.06 7.06 07.06
31 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.51%7.20 7.22 07.04
32 SR 52 Basic 100.00%6.98
Retired on 12/31/2012
Rank 31
Weighted GPA 6.988
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.988
6.99
06.99
33 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.87 6.89 06.89
34 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.51%7.06 7.06 06.89
35 Oliver Barry's 52 Topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.87 6.87 06.87
36 Bill's Boys Basic 99.02%6.78 6.79 06.75
37 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
38 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
39 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 98.53%6.82 6.82 06.65
40 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.58 6.61 06.61
41 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
42 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.56 6.56 06.56
43 Billy C's Centered 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.55 6.55 06.55
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 Don's 52's 100.00%6.17 6.17 06.17
48 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
49 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
50 juanbongo 99.75%6.14 6.14 06.10
51 Stumpy 99.51%6.08 6.08 06.06
52 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
53 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
54 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
55 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
56 GregJ99 97.54%6.14 6.14 05.86
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 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
59 bull7elk 100.00%5.78 5.79 05.79
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 Senator 52 Topps 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 Mark Pesce Click to Contact Owner 93.12%6.19 6.19 05.48
66 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07%5.74 5.74 05.46
67 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%5.26 5.26 05.26
68 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.21 5.21 05.21
69 wilsonjc08 100.00%5.20 5.20 05.20
70 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.19 5.19 05.19
71 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
72 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
73 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.13 5.13 05.13
74 johnct's '52 Topps 3rd set 98.03%5.43 5.43 05.12
75 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
76 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.81%5.31 5.31 05.08
77 The Case 1952 Topps Collection 100.00%5.08 5.08 05.08
78 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00%4.91 4.91 04.91
79 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
80 The MLB Collection 99.02%4.91 4.91 04.73
81 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
82 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
83 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05%5.85 5.85 04.44
84 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00%4.34 4.34 04.34
85 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 70.02%6.30 6.31 04.19
86 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
87 alsal Click to Contact Owner 88.21%5.24 5.24 04.14
88 cardsinstock 95.82%4.38 4.38 04.10
89 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 81.82%6.10 6.10 04.07
90 RB 52's 100.00%4.06 4.06 04.06
91 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 75.92%6.12 6.12 03.96
92 acb42 98.53%4.16 4.16 03.94
93 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 64.86%5.76 5.76 03.81
94 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 96.81%4.00 4.00 03.77
95 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 54.79%8.06 8.19 03.73
96 farfar's 1952 topps - basic Click to Contact Owner 76.66%5.82 5.82 03.66
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 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 63.64%7.06 7.06 03.24
102 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 78.13%4.50 4.50 03.24
103 Gary Halstead #2 78.13%4.39 4.39 03.03
104 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.60%6.28 6.28 02.95
105 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 58.23%5.72 5.72 02.92
106 1952 Zakazorik 76.17%4.53 4.53 02.90
107 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 66.83%4.87 4.87 02.79
108 SCPandahead 85.50%3.26 3.26 02.78
109 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 56.51%4.34 4.34 02.76
110 jabel71 54.79%5.03 5.03 02.53
111 Steelers75 52.33%5.79 5.79 02.51
112 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 59.21%5.17 5.17 02.50
113 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92%3.91 3.91 02.50
114 1952 Topps Edition Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 56.27%5.31 5.31 02.36
115 The Emerald City Collection Click to Contact Owner 60.20%4.80 4.80 02.31
116 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23%4.36 4.36 02.31
117 Summoyer 47.67%5.45 5.45 02.27
118 ClaudeM 71.50%3.64 3.64 02.21
119 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 77.40%3.05 3.05 02.17
120 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72%5.50 5.50 02.15
121 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 45.45%5.34 5.34 02.01
122 jamroman Click to view Set Images 43.73%6.36 6.36 01.97
123 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 30.22%7.04 7.04 01.93
124 bertsamisabel Click to Contact Owner 42.26%5.31 5.31 01.87
125 Bluecollarcardcollector 27.27%4.64 4.64 01.84
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 Peter's 52s 31.94%4.99 4.99 01.58
132 mattyyy2002 26.78%5.26 5.26 01.49
133 B & T 36.61%7.00 7.00 01.47
134 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 34.15%4.29 4.29 01.46
135 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 36.12%4.99 4.99 01.41
136 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 28.75%4.26 4.26 01.37
137 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 34.64%4.43 4.43 01.34
138 The Dallas Collection 28.26%6.91 6.91 01.33
139 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 36.86%4.19 4.19 01.30
140 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 31.94%5.52 5.52 01.30
141 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23%3.73 3.73 01.27
142 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 33.17%4.66 4.66 01.26
143 AlanS 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 26.54%4.93 4.93 01.24
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 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 33.42%4.72 4.72 01.13
148 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 29.24%5.25 5.25 01.10
149 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.69%5.49 5.49 01.09
150 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29%4.55 4.55 01.01
151 hughandval97 23.10%7.10 7.10 01.01
152 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.62%4.61 4.61 00.93
153 bouchat 27.76%4.06 4.06 00.88
154 Carolina Collection 25.55%5.11 5.11 00.86
155 Klinger's - 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 17.20%7.00 7.00 00.86
156 The Muniz Collection 22.11%4.84 4.84 00.78
157 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10%3.18 3.18 00.76
158 PSA Rich's 1952 Topps Baseball 17.94%6.12 6.12 00.71
159 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95%5.45 5.45 00.64
160 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76%4.77 4.77 00.63
161 Po' Man's '52 Set Click to Contact Owner 12.04%7.00 7.00 00.61
162 TWK-52 12.53%6.28 6.28 00.54
163 The Mueller 1952 Topps Baseball Collection 11.30%6.22 6.22 00.50
164 Morrison Collection - Optometrist's Special Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.92%3.55 3.55 00.50
165 Broeth family collection Click to Contact Owner 17.20%1.74 1.74 00.47
166 Stone193 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.32%6.98 6.98 00.46
167 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02%5.45 5.45 00.46
168 jrengstl 9.83%8.00 8.02 00.45
169 atomicgerbil 14.25%3.19 3.19 00.43
170 joe88prints 14.25%2.63 2.63 00.38
171 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04%5.00 5.00 00.37
172 SPORTSNUT31 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 11.30%3.91 3.91 00.37
173 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 5.16%5.52 5.52 00.36
174 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.46%2.69 2.69 00.35
175 JVH 1952 Click to Contact Owner 11.55%3.06 3.06 00.34
176 Lukey31 7.62%4.82 4.82 00.32
177 tribefan12 7.37%6.00 6.00 00.31
178 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
179 ajezove 8.60%4.85 4.85 00.29
180 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 6.39%8.02 8.06 00.29
181 TheSweet52s 9.34%4.85 4.85 00.28
182 Cecil B's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 6.39%5.80 5.80 00.24
183 GradedSports.com 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.91%6.35 6.35 00.24
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 1952Boyntoncollector Click to Contact Owner 3.19%7.67 7.67 00.16
188 Show Me The Money G&G Fittings 2.21%7.00 7.00 00.15
189 JM 1952 Topps 2.95%3.47 3.47 00.14
190 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.42%3.77 3.77 00.12
191 asf0800 Click to Contact Owner 0.25%8.00 8.00 00.11
192 JD's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.98%6.09 6.09 00.09
193 mccordcf Click to Contact Owner 0.98%8.00 8.00 00.08
194 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.46%3.86 3.86 00.07
195 percypbird 2.21%4.70 4.70 00.06
196 dugbfresh Click to view Set Images 0.98%5.00 5.00 00.04
197 rockytaz 0.98%5.80 5.80 00.04
197 Leiva Collection 0.98%7.25 7.25 00.04
199 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49%6.25 6.25 00.03
199 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.49%6.25 6.25 00.03
201 bw12117 1.97%2.30 2.30 00.03
202 The cards your mom said she threw out 1952 0.49%7.50 7.50 00.02
203 drillin1350 0.25%4.00 4.00 00.02
204 George Divel's 1952 Topps - Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 0.25%8.00 8.00 00.01
205 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.25%7.00 7.00 00.01
206 wlamb9 0.25%6.00 6.00 00.01
207 The Robert Tedder Collection 0.25%1.00 1.00 00.00