1953 Topps

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.427

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%8.99 10.14 10.14
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
9.28
09.28
3 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.59 9.06 09.06
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
8.84
08.84
5 calvinehler Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.36 8.71 08.71
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 8.414
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.414
8.41
08.41
8 chrisandfaith Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.21 8.29 08.29
9 pacifica Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.18 8.28 08.28
10 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.12 08.12
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 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.01 8.02 08.02
16 Stoney's Collection 99.64%8.02 8.03 07.99
17 The 53 Kid Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.97 7.98 07.98
18 Kurt's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.64%7.87 7.91 07.88
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 Jim"s 1953 Topps Set 100.00%7.66 7.67 07.67
21 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.65 7.65 07.65
22 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
23 drbobtrefil 98.91%7.76 7.77 07.59
24 The Kahn Man Collection 100.00%7.58 7.58 07.58
25 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
26 ponychaser 99.27%7.64 7.65 07.45
27 Mets-71 93.80%8.06 8.09 07.41
28 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
29 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.23 7.23 07.23
30 Joe N's. '53 Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.22
Retired on 11/18/2008
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 7.224
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.224
7.22
07.22
31 Jim's 53 Topps beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.35%7.61 7.61 07.22
32 Cucurullo_1953 Click to Contact Owner 97.08%7.73 7.73 07.19
33 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.14 7.14 07.14
34 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
35 Jimmy's '53 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.13 7.13 07.13
36 ajg Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
36 BL's 1953 Topps set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
36 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%7.00 7.00 07.00
39 Bronx Mike's 53 Set 100.00%6.93 6.94 06.94
40 ****PWCC AUCTION #3**** NOW LIVE 4/22-5/2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.27%7.00 7.00 06.94
41 Badgerboy's Beauties Click to Contact Owner 99.64%6.99 6.99 06.88
42 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
43 Boyds Toys 1953 topps Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.87 6.87 06.87
44 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
45 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
46 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
47 Golfmyrtle 53's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.64%6.55 6.55 06.46
48 rosie's 53T's 100.00%6.37 6.37 06.37
49 1953 Topps set #2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.34 6.34 06.34
50 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
51 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
52 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
53 Topps best looking set! Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.19 6.19 06.19
54 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.11 6.11 06.11
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 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
60 Russ's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.64%6.08 6.08 06.03
61 Wayne Peltz 1953 Topps PSA 7 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 90.15%7.00 7.00 06.02
62 BL's 1953 Topps set #3 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.01 6.01 06.01
63 Adams Family 1953 Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.01 6.01 06.01
64 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
65 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
66 The RCF Collection 100.00%5.95 5.95 05.95
67 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
68 Peytonwho Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.91 5.91 05.91
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 24
Weighted GPA 6.006
% Complete 97.81%
Set Rating 5.849
6.01
05.85
71 jayandbutton Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.84 5.84 05.84
72 Southpaw's 53's Click to Contact Owner 83.58%6.98 6.98 05.80
73 Phil Mangano Click to Contact Owner 82.48%8.02 8.04 05.70
74 Paul Phillips 1953 Topps 99.64%5.72 5.72 05.64
75 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
76 farfar's - 1953 topps basic Click to Contact Owner 98.54%5.90 5.90 05.57
77 wilsonjc08 100.00%5.57 5.57 05.57
78 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
79 juanbongo 85.77%6.23 6.23 05.50
80 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
81 sportsamerica Click to Contact Owner 98.91%5.28 5.28 05.08
82 THE MDJ BASEBALL COLLECTION Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.27%5.00 5.00 04.85
83 Snider5 Click to Contact Owner 98.54%5.01 5.01 04.83
84 Cardboard Kid Click to Contact Owner 71.17%8.01 8.02 04.78
85 The KC Jones Collection 68.61%7.35 7.36 04.63
86 Nick & Brennan's 1953 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%4.43 4.43 04.43
87 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
88 Swino Click to Contact Owner 74.45%6.23 6.23 04.25
89 Bobcat's 1953 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 69.34%7.19 7.19 04.03
90 G&G Fittings 1953 Topps 64.23%7.05 7.05 03.83
91 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 54.74%8.09 8.13 03.71
92 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
93 1953 Topps - Rick & Alan Heckler - Our #1 Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.31%7.64 7.65 03.58
94 acowa - 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 37.23%7.15 7.15 03.56
95 GMan's 53's 44.89%8.00 8.00 03.38
96 KG 53 Topps II 57.30%7.00 7.00 03.36
97 Sully 100.00%3.34 3.34 03.34
98 mattyyy2002 51.46%5.65 5.65 03.33
99 chas3w 53.65%5.76 5.76 03.27
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 fbbt73 66.42%5.96 5.96 03.10
102 dominickspatola 78.83%4.20 4.20 02.90
103 10rmdoka Click to Contact Owner 48.54%4.15 4.15 02.80
104 MyThreeSons 53.65%7.09 7.09 02.57
105 Kane's 53 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 46.72%6.38 6.38 02.30
106 Bassett-Adams 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.73%4.05 4.05 01.96
107 collegesavingplan 27.37%8.00 8.00 01.92
108 Peytonwho (2) Click to Contact Owner 39.42%4.63 4.63 01.91
109 The May Collection 1953T Click to Contact Owner 33.58%8.00 8.00 01.91
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 JEM1953 24.45%5.02 5.02 01.63
115 Rick and Alan's #3 - 1953's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.70%5.54 5.54 01.61
116 Steves Classics Click to Contact Owner 24.45%5.09 5.09 01.53
117 1969cubfan 11.31%5.32 5.32 01.48
118 jamesp1077 28.10%5.55 5.55 01.39
119 Gary's 53's 35.04%5.37 5.37 01.38
120 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 26.64%4.14 4.14 01.37
121 GI's 53 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 27.01%7.00 7.00 01.35
122 The 53 Special Click to view Set Images 27.37%6.33 6.33 01.32
123 Rebel Sportscards 34.31%6.01 6.01 01.32
124 Boyds Toys 1953 Topps 2nd set. Click to Contact Owner 20.44%6.21 6.21 01.32
125 PACole's 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 25.55%4.89 4.89 01.31
126 Jim's 53 Topps beauties - set 2 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 30.66%5.52 5.52 01.28
127 HardEight2013 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 21.90%5.57 5.57 01.24
128 1953 Topps - Bob Hall Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 14.60%5.44 5.44 01.23
129 Cecil B's 1953 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 15.33%5.92 5.92 01.23
130 yankeesman (3) Click to view Set Images 26.28%4.32 4.32 01.23
131 gjacobs 22.26%4.29 4.29 01.17
132 meyerjo 10.95%4.95 4.95 01.15
133 GiovanniSportsAuctions.Com Click to Contact Owner 12.41%5.06 5.06 01.13
134 Shoebox Legends '53s Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 27.74%6.00 6.00 01.08
135 Terry's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 36.86%4.09 4.09 01.05
136 shoelessjoe_in_hof Click to view Set Images 24.09%4.01 4.01 01.01
137 terrywking 20.80%6.23 6.23 00.97
138 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1953 Topps Red + Black Corners Click to Contact Owner 16.42%5.34 5.34 00.97
139 dwbwcards 16.42%4.93 4.93 00.92
140 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 10.95%5.78 5.78 00.86
141 Howard's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 25.55%4.82 4.82 00.86
142 Roger Gallo Click to Contact Owner 20.80%3.78 3.78 00.84
143 TPC Collection Click to Contact Owner 7.66%7.00 7.00 00.83
144 The Mitchiner Collection - 1953 Click to Contact Owner 6.93%7.00 7.00 00.83
145 Jeannie & Bill 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 12.41%5.84 5.84 00.75
146 boberobinson Click to Contact Owner 33.94%3.10 3.10 00.65
147 cardsinstock 9.85%4.09 4.09 00.64
148 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
149 Mangus 1953 Topps Baseball Click to Contact Owner 14.60%6.48 6.48 00.61
150 PSA Rich's 1953 Topps Baseball 14.23%6.84 6.84 00.60
151 Macfanz 14.60%4.93 4.93 00.60
152 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.25%3.53 3.53 00.58
153 hughandval97 14.23%7.71 7.71 00.58
154 Thumb Sports Cards Collection Click to Contact Owner 8.76%7.07 7.07 00.57
155 Matt's 53 Topps 16.42%4.42 4.42 00.54
156 The Sandlot Click to Contact Owner 22.63%3.33 3.33 00.51
157 JVH 1953 Click to Contact Owner 11.68%3.25 3.25 00.48
158 jayandbutton (2) Click to Contact Owner 13.50%4.12 4.12 00.48
159 Senator 53 Topps 3.28%4.70 4.70 00.45
160 combscb 17.15%3.76 3.76 00.44
161 percypbird 11.31%4.85 4.85 00.39
162 tim12x Click to Contact Owner 5.84%6.92 6.92 00.38
163 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 8.76%5.66 5.66 00.38
164 ryanmlent 4.74%7.26 7.26 00.36
165 Tory's 1953 Topps Baseball Set 11.31%4.29 4.29 00.34
166 JFP 1953 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 4.38%4.94 4.94 00.19
167 JM 1953 Topps 2.55%3.91 3.91 00.16
168 Tom's Dream Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 1.46%5.25 5.25 00.09
169 jbrownell Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.73%6.13 6.13 00.07
170 Ant Pizz 0.36%5.00 5.00 00.05
170 bucks42 0.36%7.00 7.00 00.05
172 Leiva Collection 0.73%7.00 7.00 00.03
173 beedabee1 0.36%7.00 7.00 00.03
174 johnuvm83 0.73%4.25 4.25 00.02
175 g.heisey 0.73%4.75 4.75 00.01
176 drillin1350 0.36%1.50 1.50 00.01
177 THERSADYLINA1 0.36%6.00 6.00 00.01