1953 Topps

Number of Required Items : 274

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.094

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A set with many avid fans, whether it be for the painted player pictures, or for the challenge of assembling this issue in high grade without any color border chipping. Despite having to compete with the Bowman masterpiece of that year, this Topps effort is solid, aided by some keys not included in their competitor's set: Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, and Willie Mays. To read an in-depth article, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00% 8.96 08.96
2 Anthony Fioto 100.00%
Retired on 9/25/2009
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.658
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.658
8.66
08.66
3 The Tull Collection 100.00% 8.59 08.59
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.471
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.471
8.47
08.47
5 The Duke of Mint 1953 Topps Baseball Cards 100.00%
Retired on 3/27/2014
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.413
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.413
8.41
08.41
6 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.29 08.29
7 pacifica Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.17 08.17
8 palacejester Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.02 08.02
9 Phil Minard's - 1953 Topps Set 100.00%
Retired on 1/23/2013
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.017
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.017
8.02
08.02
10 Gary & Katie Hughes Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.01 08.01
10 JAAG 13 100.00% 8.01 08.01
12 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.01 08.01
13 The 53 Kid Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.92 07.92
14 Kurt's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.27% 7.87 07.76
15 The Stoneback Collection 96.35% 8.02 07.73
16 JPezl Classic Set 100.00%
Retired on 5/26/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 7.705
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.705
7.70
07.70
17 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.64 07.64
18 Jim"s 1953 Topps Set 100.00% 7.63 07.63
19 The Steve Soloway Collection 99.64%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.620
% Complete 99.64%
Set Rating 7.586
7.62
07.59
20 chrisandfaith 100.00% 7.53 07.53
21 David Suraci-1953Topps Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 10/12/2006
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 7.339
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.339
7.34
07.34
22 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.23 07.23
23 Joe N's. '53 Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 11/18/2008
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.224
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.224
7.22
07.22
24 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.14 07.14
25 Drlads' Fine '53 Topps Set 100.00%
Retired on 5/27/2009
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 7.136
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.136
7.14
07.14
26 Jimmy's '53 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.12 07.12
27 Mets-71 92.34%
Retired on 9/15/2014
Rank 27
Weighted GPA 8.028
% Complete 92.34%
Set Rating 7.060
8.03
07.06
28 ajg Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.00 07.00
28 BL's 1953 Topps set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.00 07.00
28 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.00 07.00
31 53 Looking 4 Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.27% 7.00 06.94
32 Badgerboy's Beauties Click to Contact Owner 99.64% 6.99 06.88
33 scottscards 95.99%
Retired on 5/12/2009
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 7.692
% Complete 95.99%
Set Rating 6.876
7.69
06.88
34 Cucurullo_1953 Click to Contact Owner 93.43% 7.76 06.82
35 Dave Cryer's 1953 Topps 100.00%
Retired on 3/19/2007
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 6.762
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.762
6.76
06.76
36 Kev's PSA 1953 Topps Baseball Set 100.00%
Retired on 9/5/2006
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 6.727
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.727
6.73
06.73
37 ponychaser 93.07% 7.58 06.67
38 Legendary Auctions 100.00%
Retired on 3/22/2010
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 6.570
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.570
6.57
06.57
39 Bronx Mike's 53 Set 100.00% 6.48 06.48
40 Boyds Toys 1953 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.46 06.46
41 Jim's 53 Topps beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 89.42% 7.47 06.45
42 BL's 1953 Topps set #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.42 06.42
43 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 84.31% 7.72 06.39
44 Tom's Dream Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.32 06.32
45 Golfmyrtle 53's Click to Contact Owner 99.64% 6.41 06.32
46 Staley's Favorites ! 100.00%
Retired on 9/17/2009
Rank 27
Weighted GPA 6.227
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.227
6.23
06.23
47 rosie's 53T's 100.00% 6.21 06.21
48 Knights1953Topps 100.00%
Retired on 12/27/2005
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 6.193
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.193
6.19
06.19
49 diemaker55 100.00%
Retired on 3/12/2014
Rank 45
Weighted GPA 6.186
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.186
6.19
06.19
50 Memorylaneinc 99.27%
Retired on 2/6/2014
Rank 46
Weighted GPA 6.126
% Complete 99.27%
Set Rating 6.108
6.13
06.11
51 MrLax's Vintage Sets Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.10 06.10
52 genf 100.00% 6.09 06.09
53 JRM 1953 Topps BB 100.00%
Retired on 10/23/2010
Rank 32
Weighted GPA 6.087
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.087
6.09
06.09
54 Harley Charlie's 53's Baby! 99.27%
Retired on 6/1/2010
Rank 31
Weighted GPA 6.167
% Complete 99.27%
Set Rating 6.077
6.17
06.08
55 BL's 1953 Topps set #3 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.02 06.02
56 Adams Family 1953 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.00 06.00
57 GT's '53s 98.91%
Retired on 2/4/2007
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 6.089
% Complete 98.91%
Set Rating 5.965
6.09
05.97
58 Shoeless Joe's 1953 Topps 98.91%
Retired on 3/18/2007
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 6.123
% Complete 98.91%
Set Rating 5.945
6.12
05.94
59 Topps best looking set! Click to Contact Owner 97.45% 6.19 05.91
60 gmRyan Click to view Set Images 97.81%
Retired on 11/22/2006
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 6.006
% Complete 97.81%
Set Rating 5.849
6.01
05.85
61 allenmnj 90.88% 6.27 05.77
62 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 98.91% 5.78 05.69
63 Paul Phillips 1953 Topps 99.64% 5.72 05.64
64 Willie Kresback 97.45%
Retired on 12/17/2001
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 5.792
% Complete 97.45%
Set Rating 5.624
5.79
05.62
65 The RCF Collection 98.91% 5.73 05.62
66 dbwjr's fifty threes 97.81%
Retired on 12/9/2009
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 5.664
% Complete 97.81%
Set Rating 5.565
5.66
05.57
67 Van Ryne's PSA 6 Set 92.70%
Retired on 5/29/2004
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 6.000
% Complete 92.70%
Set Rating 5.529
6.00
05.53
68 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 98.54% 5.63 05.51
69 HGOPL 100.00%
Retired on 6/9/2012
Rank 51
Weighted GPA 5.331
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.331
5.33
05.33
70 wilsonjc08 97.45% 5.58 05.18
71 Bob's 53 Topps 78.47% 6.19 05.13
72 sportsamerica Click to Contact Owner 98.91% 5.28 05.08
73 Southpaw's 53's Click to Contact Owner 74.45% 6.77 04.86
74 Mike's Favorite / 1st Graded Set Click to Contact Owner 99.27% 5.00 04.85
75 Phil Mangano Click to Contact Owner 74.09% 8.02 04.72
76 The KC Jones Collection 68.61% 7.35 04.63
77 Nick & Brennan's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 4.43 04.43
78 Russ's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 71.17% 6.08 04.40
79 KentW Click to Contact Owner 70.07% 7.52 04.33
80 Daves 1953 Topps Set 94.16%
Retired on 12/15/2008
Rank 38
Weighted GPA 4.526
% Complete 94.16%
Set Rating 4.263
4.53
04.26
81 Swino Click to Contact Owner 74.45% 6.23 04.25
82 Cardboard Kid Click to Contact Owner 62.77% 8.00 03.99
83 Snider5 Click to Contact Owner 81.39% 4.66 03.60
84 1953 Topps - Rick & Alan Heckler - Our #1 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.31% 7.64 03.58
85 acowa - 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.23% 7.15 03.56
86 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 40.88% 8.04 03.30
87 Sully 98.54% 3.31 03.28
88 mattyyy2002 50.73% 5.58 03.27
89 Bobcat's 1953 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 55.84% 7.21 03.18
90 1953 Topps - Rick and Alan's #2 set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.44% 5.60 03.16
91 bh3443 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 82.48% 4.47 03.06
92 10rmdoka Click to Contact Owner 52.19% 4.14 02.91
93 fbbt73 55.47% 5.94 02.68
94 chas3w 36.13% 5.58 02.21
95 Pvballcards 60.58% 4.61 02.02
96 The May Collection 1953T Click to Contact Owner 33.58% 8.00 01.91
97 Mims Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 31.75% 7.62 01.82
98 Tom's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 47.08% 4.64 01.79
99 Bob's 1953 Topps Baseball 42.70% 5.41 01.77
100 KG 53 Topps II 29.56% 6.96 01.69
101 Andoga's World of 1953 50.00% 5.91 01.67
102 Gordo 1953 Topps Set 37.23% 4.96 01.67
103 Rick and Alan's #3 - 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.70% 5.54 01.61
104 The Intrieri Collection - 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 29.93% 5.60 01.54
105 Steves Classics Click to Contact Owner 24.45% 5.09 01.53
106 1969cubfan 11.31% 5.32 01.48
107 jamesp1077 28.47% 5.57 01.40
108 Gary's 53's 35.04% 5.37 01.38
109 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1953 Topps Red + Black Corners Click to Contact Owner 28.47% 4.80 01.38
110 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 26.64% 4.14 01.37
111 The 53 Special Click to view Set Images 27.37% 6.33 01.32
112 TPC Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.77% 6.96 01.32
113 PACole's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 25.55% 4.89 01.31
114 PSA 7 My Lifelong Challenge Click to Contact Owner 30.66% 7.00 01.29
115 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.90% 5.57 01.24
116 Cecil B's 1953 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 15.33% 5.92 01.23
117 meyerjo 11.31% 4.99 01.20
118 terrys 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 36.86% 4.09 01.05
119 GMan's 53's 13.14% 8.00 01.03
120 Shoebox Legends '53s Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 26.28% 6.00 01.03
121 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to view Set Images 24.09% 4.01 01.01
122 dominickspatola 32.12% 4.08 00.98
123 terrywking 20.44% 6.23 00.96
124 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 13.87% 6.52 00.92
125 dwbwcards 16.42% 4.93 00.92
126 Rebel Sportscards 26.28% 6.01 00.91
127 gjacobs 13.87% 4.14 00.90
128 Kane's 53 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.98% 6.46 00.88
129 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 10.95% 5.78 00.86
130 Roger Gallo Click to Contact Owner 20.80% 3.78 00.84
131 Bassett-Adams 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 21.90% 3.76 00.83
132 Howard's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 22.99% 4.71 00.78
133 Jim's 53 Topps beauties - set 2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.42% 5.68 00.72
134 Babethegreat755 (4) 10.58% 7.01 00.69
135 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 33.21% 3.13 00.64
136 Sweetness 10.22%
Retired on 9/2/2007
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 7.083
% Complete 10.22%
Set Rating 0.618
7.08
00.62
137 Mangus 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.60% 6.48 00.61
138 hughandval97 14.23% 7.71 00.58
139 Fleur-de-lis: The Modest Collection 16.79% 3.86 00.56
140 The Sandlot Click to Contact Owner 22.63% 3.33 00.51
141 collegesavingplan 6.57% 8.00 00.47
142 1953 Topps - Bob Hall Click to Contact Owner 2.92% 4.85 00.45
143 SAF Topps 1953 Click to Contact Owner 14.96% 4.46 00.43
144 combscb 16.06% 3.80 00.38
145 The Mitchiner Collection - 1953 Click to Contact Owner 3.28% 7.00 00.37
146 GM's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 10.58% 5.50 00.35
147 tim12x Click to Contact Owner 4.74% 6.91 00.35
148 Tory's 1953 Topps Baseball Set 11.31% 4.29 00.34
149 ALM Jr. 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 6.93% 7.10 00.31
150 B & T 4.01% 6.47 00.30
151 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 3.28% 7.05 00.20
152 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.01% 5.25 00.20
153 RCM Vintage Collection - 1953 Topps Baseball Set 1.46% 5.77 00.18
154 JFP 1953 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 4.01% 5.02 00.18
155 wentz Click to Contact Owner 5.84% 6.00 00.17
156 JM 1953 Topps 2.55% 3.84 00.16
157 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.73% 8.23 00.16
158 JEM1953 3.65% 6.00 00.13
159 Cardguru10792 Click to Contact Owner 2.55% 5.00 00.05
160 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.73% 7.00 00.02