1953 Topps

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.389

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%8.39 8.74 08.74
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 chrisandfaith Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.23 8.31 08.31
9 pacifica Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.19 8.28 08.28
10 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.11 8.16 08.16
11 JAAG 13 100.00%8.03 8.06 08.06
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 The Crandell Collection 100.00%8.01
Retired on 8/12/2016
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 8.023
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.023
8.02
08.02
16 The Kahn Man Collection 99.64%7.99 8.00 07.99
17 Stoney's Collection 99.64%8.02 8.03 07.99
18 The 53 Kid Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.97 7.98 07.98
19 drbobtrefil 100.00%7.89 7.90 07.90
20 Kurt's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.64%7.87 7.91 07.88
21 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.71 7.72 07.72
22 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
23 ponychaser 100.00%7.67 7.68 07.68
24 Jim"s 1953 Topps Set 100.00%7.66 7.67 07.67
25 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
26 Boyds Toys 1953 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.51 7.51 07.51
27 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
28 Mets-71 93.80%8.07 8.11 07.43
29 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
30 Jim's 53 Topps beauties 96.72%7.63 7.64 07.29
31 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.23 7.23 07.23
32 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
33 Cucurullo_1953 Click to Contact Owner 97.08%7.73 7.73 07.19
34 Jimmy's '53 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.15 7.15 07.15
35 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.14 7.14 07.14
36 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
37 Bronx Mike's 53 Set 100.00%7.10 7.11 07.11
38 ajg Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
38 BL's 1953 Topps set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
38 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
41 Wayne Peltz 1953 Topps PSA 7 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.27%7.00 7.00 06.91
42 Badgerboy's Beauties Click to Contact Owner 99.64%6.99 6.99 06.88
43 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
44 Golfmyrtle 53's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.80 6.80 06.80
45 Dave Cryer's 1953 Topps 100.00%6.76
Retired on 3/19/2007
Rank 16
Weighted GPA 6.762
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.762
6.76
06.76
46 Kev's PSA 1953 Topps Baseball Set 100.00%6.73
Retired on 9/5/2006
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 6.727
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.727
6.73
06.73
47 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
48 rosie's 53T's Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.38 6.38 06.38
49 1953 Topps set #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.34 6.34 06.34
50 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.30 6.30 06.30
51 Southpaw's 53's Click to Contact Owner 89.78%7.07 7.07 06.26
52 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
53 Knights1953Topps 100.00%6.19
Retired on 12/27/2005
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 6.193
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.193
6.19
06.19
54 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
55 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
56 MrLax's Vintage Sets Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.10 6.10 06.10
57 genf 100.00%6.09 6.09 06.09
58 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
59 Russ's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.08 6.08 06.08
60 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
61 BL's 1953 Topps set #3 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.01 6.01 06.01
62 Adams Family 1953 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.01 6.01 06.01
63 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
64 Peytonwho Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.98 5.98 05.98
65 GT's '53s 98.91%6.09
Retired on 2/4/2007
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 6.089
% Complete 98.91%
Set Rating 5.965
6.09
05.97
66 The RCF Collection 100.00%5.96 5.96 05.96
67 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.95 5.95 05.95
68 Shoeless Joe's 1953 Topps 98.91%6.12
Retired on 3/18/2007
Rank 24
Weighted GPA 6.123
% Complete 98.91%
Set Rating 5.945
6.12
05.94
69 dbwjr's fifty threes 100.00%5.87 5.87 05.87
70 gmRyan Click to view Set Images 97.81%6.01
Retired on 11/22/2006
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 6.006
% Complete 97.81%
Set Rating 5.849
6.01
05.85
71 Phil Mangano Click to Contact Owner 83.58%8.02 8.04 05.81
72 farfar's - 1953 topps basic Click to Contact Owner 99.27%5.89 5.89 05.72
73 Paul Phillips 1953 Topps 99.64%5.72 5.72 05.64
74 Willie Kresback 97.45%5.79
Retired on 12/17/2001
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 5.792
% Complete 97.45%
Set Rating 5.624
5.79
05.62
75 wilsonjc08 100.00%5.57 5.57 05.57
76 Van Ryne's PSA 6 Set 92.70%6.00
Retired on 5/29/2004
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 6.000
% Complete 92.70%
Set Rating 5.529
6.00
05.53
77 juanbongo 85.77%6.23 6.23 05.50
78 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
79 sportsamerica Click to Contact Owner 98.91%5.28 5.28 05.08
80 THE MDJ BASEBALL COLLECTION Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.27%5.00 5.00 04.85
81 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 68.61%8.09 8.14 04.84
82 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
83 Mile High Card Co. 2016 Fall Auction 71.90%8.01 8.02 04.76
84 The KC Jones Collection 68.61%7.35 7.36 04.63
85 G&G Fittings 1953 Topps 72.99%7.05 7.05 04.44
86 Nick & Brennan's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%4.43 4.43 04.43
87 Boyds Toys 1953 Topps 2nd set. Click to Contact Owner 70.44%6.57 6.57 04.29
88 Daves 1953 Topps Set 94.16%4.53
Retired on 12/15/2008
Rank 37
Weighted GPA 4.526
% Complete 94.16%
Set Rating 4.263
4.53
04.26
89 Swino Click to Contact Owner 74.45%6.23 6.23 04.25
90 JEM1953 72.63%5.50 5.50 04.09
91 chas3w 65.69%5.89 5.89 04.08
92 Bobcat's 1953 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.07%7.19 7.19 04.06
93 GI's 53 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 67.88%7.00 7.00 03.96
94 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
95 1953 Topps - Rick & Alan Heckler - Our #1 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.31%7.64 7.65 03.58
96 acowa - 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.23%7.15 7.15 03.56
97 MyThreeSons 66.06%7.08 7.08 03.42
98 GMan's 53's 44.89%8.00 8.00 03.38
99 KG 53 Topps II 57.30%7.00 7.00 03.36
100 mattyyy2002 51.82%5.65 5.65 03.35
101 Sully 100.00%3.34 3.34 03.34
102 fbbt73 70.44%5.98 5.98 03.24
103 SPCRD 91.61%3.87 3.87 03.22
104 1953 Topps - Rick and Alan's #2 set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.44%5.60 5.60 03.16
105 dominickspatola 80.66%4.20 4.20 02.96
106 10rmdoka Click to Contact Owner 48.54%4.15 4.15 02.80
107 Bassett-Adams 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.73%4.05 4.05 01.96
108 The May Collection 1953T Click to Contact Owner 33.58%8.00 8.00 01.91
109 GiovanniSportsAuctions.Com Click to Contact Owner 24.82%5.32 5.32 01.85
110 Tom's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 47.08%4.64 4.64 01.79
111 The Intrieri Collection - 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 35.40%5.53 5.53 01.79
112 Bob's 1953 Topps Baseball 42.70%5.41 5.41 01.77
113 Gordo 1953 Topps Set 37.23%4.96 4.96 01.67
114 Rick and Alan's #3 - 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.70%5.54 5.54 01.61
115 Steves Classics Click to Contact Owner 24.45%5.09 5.09 01.53
116 1969cubfan 11.31%5.32 5.32 01.48
117 Rebel Sportscards 37.59%6.01 6.01 01.45
118 Jim's 53 Topps beauties - set 2 33.21%5.63 5.63 01.42
119 jamesp1077 28.10%5.55 5.55 01.39
120 Gary's 53's 35.04%5.37 5.37 01.38
121 Jeannie & Bill 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 27.74%6.48 6.48 01.38
122 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 26.64%4.14 4.14 01.37
123 The 53 Special Click to view Set Images 27.37%6.33 6.33 01.32
124 PACole's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 25.55%4.89 4.89 01.31
125 gjacobs 24.82%4.30 4.30 01.25
126 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.90%5.57 5.57 01.24
127 Cecil B's 1953 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 15.33%5.92 5.92 01.23
128 meyerjo 10.95%4.95 4.95 01.15
129 yankeesman (3) Click to view Set Images 25.55%4.13 4.13 01.09
130 Shoebox Legends '53s Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.74%6.00 6.00 01.08
131 Terry's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 36.86%4.09 4.09 01.05
132 Howard's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 28.83%4.94 4.94 00.97
133 The Mitchiner Collection - 1953 Click to Contact Owner 8.39%7.00 7.00 00.97
134 dwbwcards 16.42%4.93 4.93 00.92
135 terrywking 19.34%6.26 6.26 00.91
136 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1953 Topps Red + Black Corners Click to Contact Owner 15.33%5.35 5.35 00.89
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 Senator 53 Topps 6.93%5.27 5.27 00.67
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 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 19.71%3.60 3.60 00.63
144 JVH 1953 Click to Contact Owner 13.14%3.05 3.05 00.62
145 Sweetness 10.22%7.08
Retired on 9/2/2007
Rank 57
Weighted GPA 7.083
% Complete 10.22%
Set Rating 0.618
7.08
00.62
146 Mangus 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.60%6.48 6.48 00.61
147 Matt's 53 Topps Click to view Set Images 18.98%3.83 3.83 00.61
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 hughandval97 14.23%7.71 7.71 00.58
151 RCM Vintage Collection - 1953 Topps Baseball Set 7.30%6.57 6.57 00.55
152 The Sandlot Click to Contact Owner 22.63%3.33 3.33 00.51
153 percypbird 13.14%4.82 4.82 00.50
154 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 12.04%5.73 5.73 00.50
155 Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York. Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.74%6.47 6.47 00.48
156 combscb 17.52%3.78 3.78 00.47
157 RICHARDASEIDL1 1.82%8.00 8.00 00.45
158 duanegtom Click to Contact Owner 2.55%5.98 5.98 00.42
159 tim12x Click to Contact Owner 5.84%6.92 6.92 00.38
160 The Card Guy's 1953 Topps Set 5.47%7.31 7.31 00.38
161 Tory's 1953 Topps Baseball Set 11.31%4.29 4.29 00.34
162 Klinger's - 1953 Topps 2.55%6.00 6.00 00.31
163 [email protected] Click to view Set Images 5.84%6.34 6.34 00.30
164 Tom's Dream Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.01%7.13 7.13 00.24
165 JM 1953 Topps 2.92%4.06 4.06 00.19
166 JFP 1953 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 4.38%4.94 4.94 00.19
167 Thumb Sports Cards Collection Click to Contact Owner 1.46%7.17 7.17 00.13
168 THERSADYLINA1 4.01%4.63 4.63 00.08
169 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.73%6.13 6.13 00.07
170 jamroman 0.73%6.00 6.00 00.07
171 Ant Pizz 0.36%5.00 5.00 00.05
171 bucks42 0.36%7.00 7.00 00.05
173 Bobby A Click to Contact Owner 1.09%7.00 7.00 00.03
174 Leiva Collection 0.73%7.00 7.00 00.03
175 beedabee1 0.36%7.00 7.00 00.03
176 drillin1350 0.36%1.50 1.50 00.01