1953 Topps

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.382

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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.00 10.08 10.08
2 Anthony Fioto 100.00%8.66
Retired on 9/25/2009
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.658
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.658
9.26
09.26
3 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.64 9.13 09.13
4 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.47
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.471
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.471
8.81
08.81
5 calvinehler Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.38 8.73 08.73
6 The Duke of Mint 1953 Topps Baseball Cards 100.00%8.41
Retired on 3/27/2014
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.413
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.413
8.62
08.62
7 Mile High Card Company Oct. 2015 100.00%8.26
Retired on 10/27/2015
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.412
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.412
8.41
08.41
8 pacifica Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.18 8.27 08.27
9 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.13 08.13
10 JAAG 13 100.00%8.03 8.06 08.06
11 Phil Minard's - 1953 Topps Set 100.00%8.02
Retired on 1/23/2013
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.017
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.017
8.04
08.04
12 palacejester 100.00%8.02
Retired on 4/27/2016
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 8.030
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.030
8.03
08.03
13 Gary & Katie Hughes 100.00%8.01
Retired on 1/15/2015
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.014
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.014
8.03
08.03
14 Stoney's Collection 99.64%8.02 8.03 07.99
15 The 53 Kid Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.97 7.98 07.98
16 The Kahn Man Collection 100.00%7.95 7.95 07.95
17 Kurt's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.64%7.87 7.91 07.88
18 drbobtrefil 100.00%7.85 7.86 07.86
19 JPezl Classic Set 100.00%7.70
Retired on 5/26/2005
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 7.705
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.705
7.71
07.71
20 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.69 7.70 07.70
21 Jim"s 1953 Topps Set 100.00%7.66 7.67 07.67
22 ponychaser 100.00%7.63 7.64 07.64
23 The Steve Soloway Collection 99.64%7.62
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.620
% Complete 99.64%
Set Rating 7.586
7.63
07.60
24 allenmnj 98.91%7.48
Retired on 4/9/2016
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 7.533
% Complete 98.91%
Set Rating 7.478
7.53
07.48
25 Mets-71 93.80%8.07 8.11 07.43
26 David Suraci-1953Topps Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.34
Retired on 10/12/2006
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 7.339
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.339
7.34
07.34
27 Jim's 53 Topps beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.72%7.62 7.62 07.28
28 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.23 7.23 07.23
29 Joe N's. '53 Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.22
Retired on 11/18/2008
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 7.224
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.224
7.22
07.22
30 Cucurullo_1953 Click to Contact Owner 97.08%7.73 7.73 07.19
31 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.14 7.14 07.14
32 Drlads' Fine '53 Topps Set 100.00%7.14
Retired on 5/27/2009
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 7.136
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.136
7.14
07.14
33 Jimmy's '53 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.13 7.13 07.13
34 Bronx Mike's 53 Set 100.00%6.99 7.00 07.00
35 ajg Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
35 BL's 1953 Topps set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
35 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
38 Badgerboy's Beauties Click to Contact Owner 99.64%6.99 6.99 06.88
39 scottscards 95.99%7.69
Retired on 5/12/2009
Rank 19
Weighted GPA 7.692
% Complete 95.99%
Set Rating 6.876
7.70
06.88
40 Boyds Toys 1953 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.87 6.87 06.87
41 Wayne Peltz 1953 Topps PSA 7 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.54%7.00 7.00 06.85
42 Dave Cryer's 1953 Topps 100.00%6.76
Retired on 3/19/2007
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 6.762
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.762
6.76
06.76
43 Kev's PSA 1953 Topps Baseball Set 100.00%6.73
Retired on 9/5/2006
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 6.727
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.727
6.73
06.73
44 Golfmyrtle 53's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.69 6.69 06.69
45 Legendary Auctions 100.00%6.57
Retired on 3/22/2010
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 6.570
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.570
6.57
06.57
46 rosie's 53T's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.38 6.38 06.38
47 1953 Topps set #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.34 6.34 06.34
48 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.23 6.23 06.23
49 Staley's Favorites ! 100.00%6.23
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%6.19
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%6.19
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 6.19 06.19
53 Memorylaneinc 99.27%6.13
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 6.10 06.10
55 Southpaw's 53's Click to Contact Owner 86.50%7.04 7.04 06.09
56 genf 100.00%6.09 6.09 06.09
57 JRM 1953 Topps BB 100.00%6.09
Retired on 10/23/2010
Rank 32
Weighted GPA 6.087
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.087
6.09
06.09
58 Harley Charlie's 53's Baby! 99.27%6.17
Retired on 6/1/2010
Rank 31
Weighted GPA 6.167
% Complete 99.27%
Set Rating 6.077
6.17
06.08
59 Russ's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.64%6.08 6.08 06.03
60 BL's 1953 Topps set #3 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.01 6.01 06.01
61 Adams Family 1953 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.01 6.01 06.01
62 Memorylaneinc 2015 Summer Auction 95.26%6.39
Retired on 9/6/2015
Rank 60
Weighted GPA 6.386
% Complete 95.26%
Set Rating 6.006
6.39
06.01
63 Peytonwho Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.98 5.98 05.98
64 GT's '53s 98.91%6.09
Retired on 2/4/2007
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 6.089
% Complete 98.91%
Set Rating 5.965
6.09
05.97
65 The RCF Collection 100.00%5.96 5.96 05.96
66 Shoeless Joe's 1953 Topps 98.91%6.12
Retired on 3/18/2007
Rank 25
Weighted GPA 6.123
% Complete 98.91%
Set Rating 5.945
6.12
05.94
67 dbwjr's fifty threes 100.00%5.87 5.87 05.87
68 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.87 5.87 05.87
69 gmRyan Click to view Set Images 97.81%6.01
Retired on 11/22/2006
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 6.006
% Complete 97.81%
Set Rating 5.849
6.01
05.85
70 Phil Mangano Click to Contact Owner 82.48%8.02 8.04 05.70
71 farfar's - 1953 topps basic Click to Contact Owner 98.91%5.91 5.91 05.66
72 Paul Phillips 1953 Topps 99.64%5.72 5.72 05.64
73 Willie Kresback 97.45%5.79
Retired on 12/17/2001
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 5.792
% Complete 97.45%
Set Rating 5.624
5.79
05.62
74 wilsonjc08 100.00%5.57 5.57 05.57
75 Van Ryne's PSA 6 Set 92.70%6.00
Retired on 5/29/2004
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 6.000
% Complete 92.70%
Set Rating 5.529
6.00
05.53
76 juanbongo 85.77%6.23 6.23 05.50
77 HGOPL 100.00%5.33
Retired on 6/9/2012
Rank 51
Weighted GPA 5.331
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.331
5.33
05.33
78 sportsamerica Click to Contact Owner 98.91%5.28 5.28 05.08
79 THE MDJ BASEBALL COLLECTION Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.27%5.00 5.00 04.85
80 Snider5 98.54%5.01
Retired on 5/30/2016
Rank 82
Weighted GPA 5.008
% Complete 98.54%
Set Rating 4.826
5.01
04.83
81 Mile High Card Co. 2016 Fall Auction 71.90%8.01 8.02 04.76
82 The KC Jones Collection 68.61%7.35 7.36 04.63
83 Nick & Brennan's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%4.43 4.43 04.43
84 G&G Fittings 1953 Topps 71.53%7.04 7.04 04.27
85 Daves 1953 Topps Set 94.16%4.53
Retired on 12/15/2008
Rank 38
Weighted GPA 4.526
% Complete 94.16%
Set Rating 4.263
4.53
04.26
86 Swino Click to Contact Owner 74.45%6.23 6.23 04.25
87 chrisandfaith Click to Contact Owner 62.41%8.28 8.42 04.22
88 Bobcat's 1953 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.07%7.19 7.19 04.06
89 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 55.84%8.11 8.17 03.83
90 Love of the Game Auctions - Spring, 2015 Auction 100.00%3.61
Retired on 4/23/2015
Rank 86
Weighted GPA 3.614
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 3.614
3.61
03.61
91 1953 Topps - Rick & Alan Heckler - Our #1 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.31%7.64 7.65 03.58
92 acowa - 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.23%7.15 7.15 03.56
93 chas3w 55.11%5.76 5.76 03.38
94 GMan's 53's 44.89%8.00 8.00 03.38
95 KG 53 Topps II 57.30%7.00 7.00 03.36
96 mattyyy2002 51.82%5.65 5.65 03.35
97 Sully 100.00%3.34 3.34 03.34
98 GI's 53 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 57.30%7.00 7.00 03.23
99 fbbt73 68.61%5.97 5.97 03.17
100 1953 Topps - Rick and Alan's #2 set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.44%5.60 5.60 03.16
101 MyThreeSons 62.04%7.08 7.08 03.00
102 dominickspatola 79.56%4.20 4.20 02.92
103 10rmdoka Click to Contact Owner 48.54%4.15 4.15 02.80
104 JEM1953 35.40%5.35 5.35 02.26
105 Bassett-Adams 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.73%4.05 4.05 01.96
106 The May Collection 1953T Click to Contact Owner 33.58%8.00 8.00 01.91
107 Tom's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 47.08%4.64 4.64 01.79
108 The Intrieri Collection - 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 35.40%5.53 5.53 01.79
109 Bob's 1953 Topps Baseball 42.70%5.41 5.41 01.77
110 1953 Topps - Bob Hall Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.01%5.55 5.55 01.70
111 Gordo 1953 Topps Set 37.23%4.96 4.96 01.67
112 Rick and Alan's #3 - 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.70%5.54 5.54 01.61
113 Steves Classics Click to Contact Owner 24.45%5.09 5.09 01.53
114 1969cubfan 11.31%5.32 5.32 01.48
115 Rebel Sportscards 37.59%6.01 6.01 01.45
116 jamesp1077 28.10%5.55 5.55 01.39
117 Gary's 53's 35.04%5.37 5.37 01.38
118 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 26.64%4.14 4.14 01.37
119 Jim's 53 Topps beauties - set 2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 31.75%5.58 5.58 01.35
120 GiovanniSportsAuctions.Com Click to Contact Owner 13.87%5.53 5.53 01.34
121 The 53 Special Click to view Set Images 27.37%6.33 6.33 01.32
122 Boyds Toys 1953 Topps 2nd set. Click to Contact Owner 20.44%6.21 6.21 01.32
123 PACole's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 25.55%4.89 4.89 01.31
124 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.90%5.57 5.57 01.24
125 gjacobs 24.09%4.29 4.29 01.23
126 Cecil B's 1953 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 15.33%5.92 5.92 01.23
127 meyerjo 10.95%4.95 4.95 01.15
128 Shoebox Legends '53s Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.74%6.00 6.00 01.08
129 yankeesman (3) Click to view Set Images 25.18%4.23 4.23 01.06
130 Terry's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 36.86%4.09 4.09 01.05
131 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to view Set Images 24.09%4.01 4.01 01.01
132 terrywking 20.80%6.23 6.23 00.97
133 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1953 Topps Red + Black Corners Click to Contact Owner 15.69%5.33 5.33 00.93
134 dwbwcards 16.42%4.93 4.93 00.92
135 Howard's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 27.01%4.91 4.91 00.91
136 The Mitchiner Collection - 1953 Click to Contact Owner 7.66%7.00 7.00 00.91
137 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 10.95%5.78 5.78 00.86
138 Roger Gallo Click to Contact Owner 20.80%3.78 3.78 00.84
139 TPC Collection Click to Contact Owner 7.66%7.00 7.00 00.83
140 Jeannie & Bill 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 12.41%5.93 5.93 00.76
141 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 33.94%3.10 3.10 00.65
142 cardsinstock 9.85%4.09 4.09 00.64
143 JVH 1953 Click to Contact Owner 13.14%3.05 3.05 00.62
144 Sweetness 10.22%7.08
Retired on 9/2/2007
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 7.083
% Complete 10.22%
Set Rating 0.618
7.08
00.62
145 Mangus 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.60%6.48 6.48 00.61
146 Matt's 53 Topps Click to view Set Images 18.61%3.83 3.83 00.61
147 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.61%3.55 3.55 00.60
148 PSA Rich's 1953 Topps Baseball 14.23%6.84 6.84 00.60
149 Macfanz 14.60%4.93 4.93 00.60
150 Senator 53 Topps 6.57%5.03 5.03 00.59
151 hughandval97 14.23%7.71 7.71 00.58
152 SPCRD 8.03%3.73 3.73 00.55
153 The Sandlot Click to Contact Owner 22.63%3.33 3.33 00.51
154 Thumb Sports Cards Collection Click to Contact Owner 9.12%7.15 7.15 00.50
155 percypbird 12.77%4.83 4.83 00.49
156 Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York. Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.74%6.47 6.47 00.48
157 jayandbutton (2) Click to Contact Owner 13.50%4.12 4.12 00.48
158 RICHARDASEIDL1 1.82%8.00 8.00 00.45
159 combscb 17.15%3.76 3.76 00.44
160 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 10.22%5.68 5.68 00.42
161 tim12x Click to Contact Owner 5.84%6.92 6.92 00.38
162 ryanmlent 4.74%7.26 7.26 00.36
163 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 2.19%5.98 5.98 00.36
164 Tory's 1953 Topps Baseball Set 11.31%4.29 4.29 00.34
165 RCM Vintage Collection - 1953 Topps Baseball Set 4.74%6.39 6.39 00.32
166 Klinger's - 1953 Topps 2.55%6.00 6.00 00.31
167 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 5.11%6.86 6.86 00.22
168 JFP 1953 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 4.38%4.94 4.94 00.19
169 JM 1953 Topps 2.55%3.91 3.91 00.16
170 Tom's Dream Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.46%5.25 5.25 00.09
171 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.73%6.13 6.13 00.07
172 Ant Pizz 0.36%5.00 5.00 00.05
172 bucks42 0.36%7.00 7.00 00.05
174 SlipC Cardboard Classics 1953 Topps Click to view Set Images 1.09%5.75 5.75 00.03
175 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 1.09%7.00 7.00 00.03
176 Leiva Collection 0.73%7.00 7.00 00.03
177 beedabee1 0.36%7.00 7.00 00.03
178 g.heisey 0.73%4.75 4.75 00.01
179 drillin1350 0.36%1.50 1.50 00.01
180 THERSADYLINA1 0.36%6.00 6.00 00.01
180 jamroman 0.36%6.00 6.00 00.01