1953 Topps

Number of Required Items: 274
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.414

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% 10.04 10.04
2 Anthony Fioto 100.00%
Retired on 9/25/2009
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.658
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.658
9.27
09.27
3 The Tull Collection 100.00% 9.00 09.00
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
8.82
08.82
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
8.62
08.62
6 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.55 08.55
7 pacifica Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.26 08.26
8 calvinehler Click to Contact Owner 99.64% 8.34 08.22
9 chrisandfaith Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.15 08.15
10 JAAG 13 100.00% 8.06 08.06
11 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
8.04
08.04
12 palacejester Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.03 08.03
13 Gary & Katie Hughes 100.00%
Retired on 1/15/2015
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.014
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.014
8.03
08.03
14 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 8.02 08.02
15 The Stoneback Collection 99.27% 8.03 07.96
16 The 53 Kid Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.95 07.95
17 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 99.27% 8.04 07.95
18 Kurt's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.27% 7.90 07.79
19 JPezl Classic Set 100.00%
Retired on 5/26/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 7.705
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.705
7.71
07.71
20 Jim"s 1953 Topps Set 100.00% 7.67 07.67
21 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.65 07.65
22 The Steve Soloway Collection 99.64%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.620
% Complete 99.64%
Set Rating 7.586
7.63
07.60
23 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
24 Mets-71 94.53% 8.05 07.33
25 ponychaser 98.54% 7.59 07.28
26 allenmnj 100.00% 7.25 07.25
27 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.23 07.23
28 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
29 Cucurullo_1953 Click to Contact Owner 96.72% 7.74 07.16
30 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.14 07.14
31 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
32 Jimmy's '53 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.12 07.12
33 ajg Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.00 07.00
33 BL's 1953 Topps set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.00 07.00
33 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.00 07.00
36 Jim's 53 Topps beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 94.89% 7.53 06.96
37 53 Looking 4 Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.27% 7.00 06.94
38 Badgerboy's Beauties Click to Contact Owner 99.64% 6.99 06.88
39 scottscards 95.99%
Retired on 5/12/2009
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 7.692
% Complete 95.99%
Set Rating 6.876
7.70
06.88
40 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
41 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
42 Boyds Toys 1953 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.70 06.70
43 Bronx Mike's 53 Set 100.00% 6.69 06.69
44 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
45 Golfmyrtle 53's Click to Contact Owner 99.64% 6.49 06.40
46 rosie's 53T's 100.00% 6.35 06.35
47 1953 Topps set #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.34 06.34
48 The Kahn Man Collection 100.00% 6.33 06.33
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 Topps best looking set! Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.19 06.19
53 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
54 MrLax's Vintage Sets Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.10 06.10
55 genf 100.00% 6.09 06.09
56 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
57 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
58 Memorylaneinc 2015 Summer Auction 95.26% 6.39 06.01
59 Adams Family 1953 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.00 06.00
60 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
61 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
62 Russ's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.72% 6.08 05.93
63 dbwjr's fifty threes 100.00% 5.87 05.87
64 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
65 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.84 05.84
66 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.77 05.77
67 The RCF Collection 99.27% 5.81 05.70
68 Paul Phillips 1953 Topps 99.64% 5.72 05.64
69 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
70 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
71 wilsonjc08 99.64% 5.58 05.50
72 Bob's 53 Topps 85.04% 6.23 05.48
73 Phil Mangano Click to Contact Owner 80.29% 8.04 05.45
74 ledergoster Click to Contact Owner 91.24% 6.02 05.43
75 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
76 sportsamerica Click to Contact Owner 98.91% 5.28 05.08
77 Southpaw's 53's Click to Contact Owner 76.28% 6.83 05.08
78 THE MDJ BASEBALL COLLECTION Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.27% 5.00 04.85
79 Cardboard Kid Click to Contact Owner 69.71% 8.02 04.69
80 The KC Jones Collection 68.61% 7.36 04.63
81 Snider5 Click to Contact Owner 95.62% 4.89 04.59
82 Nick & Brennan's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 4.43 04.43
83 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
84 Swino Click to Contact Owner 74.45% 6.23 04.25
85 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 54.01% 8.11 04.22
86 farfar's - 1953 topps basic Click to Contact Owner 76.28% 5.78 03.92
87 Love of the Game Auctions - Spring, 2015 Auction 100.00%
Retired on 4/23/2015
Rank 86
Weighted GPA 3.614
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 3.614
3.61
03.61
88 1953 Topps - Rick & Alan Heckler - Our #1 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.31% 7.65 03.58
89 acowa - 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.23% 7.15 03.56
90 Bobcat's 1953 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 62.04% 7.22 03.51
91 Sully 98.54% 3.31 03.28
92 mattyyy2002 50.73% 5.60 03.28
93 chas3w 53.65% 5.76 03.27
94 KG 53 Topps II 52.55% 6.99 03.18
95 1953 Topps - Rick and Alan's #2 set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.44% 5.60 03.16
96 Tom's Dream Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 51.09% 6.72 03.12
97 PSA 7 My Lifelong Challenge Click to Contact Owner 57.30% 7.00 03.09
98 GMan's 53's 39.42% 8.00 02.93
99 10rmdoka Click to Contact Owner 49.27% 4.16 02.82
100 fbbt73 59.49% 5.94 02.80
101 swrbaseball 20.80% 7.96 02.63
102 Mims Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 35.04% 7.71 01.96
103 The May Collection 1953T Click to Contact Owner 33.58% 8.00 01.91
104 Bassett-Adams 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 49.27% 4.01 01.88
105 Tom's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 47.08% 4.64 01.79
106 Bob's 1953 Topps Baseball 42.70% 5.41 01.77
107 Andoga's World of 1953 51.09% 5.90 01.72
108 collegesavingplan 24.45% 8.00 01.71
109 Gordo 1953 Topps Set 37.23% 4.96 01.67
110 Kane's 53 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 33.58% 6.40 01.62
111 Rick and Alan's #3 - 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.70% 5.54 01.61
112 dominickspatola 45.62% 4.11 01.56
113 The Intrieri Collection - 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 29.93% 5.60 01.54
114 Steves Classics Click to Contact Owner 24.45% 5.09 01.53
115 1969cubfan 11.31% 5.32 01.48
116 jamesp1077 28.10% 5.55 01.39
117 Gary's 53's 35.04% 5.37 01.38
118 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 26.64% 4.14 01.37
119 The 53 Special Click to view Set Images 27.37% 6.33 01.32
120 TPC Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.77% 6.96 01.32
121 PACole's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 25.55% 4.89 01.31
122 Rebel Sportscards 32.48% 6.01 01.26
123 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.90% 5.57 01.24
124 Cecil B's 1953 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 15.33% 5.92 01.23
125 yankeesman (3) Click to view Set Images 26.28% 4.32 01.23
126 meyerjo 11.31% 4.99 01.20
127 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1953 Topps Red + Black Corners Click to Contact Owner 20.44% 5.11 01.17
128 gjacobs 18.61% 4.22 01.07
129 Shoebox Legends '53s Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.01% 6.00 01.06
130 Jim's 53 Topps beauties - set 2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 25.55% 5.35 01.05
131 terrys 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 36.86% 4.09 01.05
132 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to view Set Images 24.09% 4.01 01.01
133 terrywking 20.80% 6.23 00.97
134 dwbwcards 16.42% 4.93 00.92
135 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 13.50% 6.50 00.89
136 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 10.95% 5.78 00.86
137 1953 Topps - Bob Hall Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 6.93% 5.14 00.84
138 Roger Gallo Click to Contact Owner 20.80% 3.78 00.84
139 Howard's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 23.72% 4.76 00.81
140 Fleur-de-lis: The Modest Collection 22.26% 3.96 00.78
141 JEM1953 10.22% 4.11 00.73
142 Boyds Toys 1953 Topps 2nd set. Click to Contact Owner 12.41% 6.13 00.70
143 Babethegreat755 (4) 10.58% 7.01 00.69
144 sjmont 9.85% 4.45 00.67
145 Peytonwho Click to Contact Owner 13.50% 5.97 00.65
146 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 33.94% 3.10 00.65
147 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
148 Mangus 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.60% 6.48 00.61
149 The Mitchiner Collection - 1953 Click to Contact Owner 5.11% 7.00 00.60
150 Macfanz 14.60% 4.93 00.60
151 hughandval97 14.23% 7.71 00.58
152 Jeannie & Bill 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 10.22% 5.95 00.55
153 The Sandlot Click to Contact Owner 22.63% 3.33 00.51
154 jayandbutton (2) Click to Contact Owner 13.14% 4.10 00.46
155 JVH 1953 Click to Contact Owner 11.31% 3.28 00.45
156 SAF Topps 1953 Click to Contact Owner 15.33% 4.51 00.45
157 combscb 16.79% 3.81 00.42
158 GM's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 10.58% 5.50 00.35
159 tim12x Click to Contact Owner 4.74% 6.91 00.35
160 Tory's 1953 Topps Baseball Set 11.31% 4.29 00.34
161 blue devils 9.85% 3.28 00.26
162 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.11% 5.36 00.23
163 JFP 1953 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 4.01% 5.02 00.18
164 RCM Vintage Collection - 1953 Topps Baseball Set 1.09% 5.71 00.17
165 wentz Click to Contact Owner 5.84% 6.00 00.17
166 JM 1953 Topps 2.55% 3.84 00.16
167 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.73% 8.23 00.16
168 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.47% 3.60 00.15
169 blmqst 5.84% 3.84 00.11
170 ryanmlent 3.28% 5.46 00.10
171 SixShooter Click to Contact Owner 1.46% 7.00 00.04
172 johnuvm83 0.73% 4.25 00.02
173 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 0.73% 7.00 00.02
174 josejose 0.36% 4.00 00.02
175 g.heisey 0.73% 4.75 00.01