1952 Topps - Basic

Number of Required Items : 407

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 09.124

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This set is regarded today as the "Holy Grail" of modern day cards, in fact it is often compared to T-206 White Borders and 1933 Goudey when the topic of conversation evolves around the greatest card set ever produced. As time goes by and new generations of collectors enter the hobby, the stature of the 1952 set continues to grow. The same can be said of card #311 Mickey Mantle, perhaps the most recognized card in the world today with the exception of the T-206 Wagner. The sale of the Mantle card in PSA Gem Mint 10 Condition in 1996 for $121,000 was the first six figure sale ever recorded of a post WWII card! Additional cards from this set which continue to be part of hobby lore are: card #1 (Andy Pafko), Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, and card #407 (Eddie Mathews).To read an in-depth article, click here. To read about the famous 1952 Topps baseball card find, click here.

All-Time Finest
RankCollection% CompleteWeighted GPASet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00% 9.01 09.01
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.546
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.546
8.55
08.55
3 John Branca #2 100.00% 8.47 08.47
4 Marshall Fogel Click to view Set Images 100.00% 8.27 08.27
5 John Branca 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.252
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.252
8.25
08.25
6 1952 Topps -The Duke Of Mint 100.00%
Retired on 9/16/2010
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.169
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.169
8.17
08.17
7 palacejester 100.00%
Retired on 5/20/2013
Rank 7
Weighted GPA 8.042
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.042
8.04
08.04
8 J's 30-year project 100.00% 8.04 08.04
9 Phil Minard's - 1952 Topps Set 100.00%
Retired on 7/1/2014
Rank 8
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.00
08.00
10 MastroNet Presents The Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 8/23/2002
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.00
08.00
11 David Hall 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.924
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.924
7.92
07.92
12 Legendary Auctions 99.26%
Retired on 5/28/2011
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.982
% Complete 99.26%
Set Rating 7.905
7.98
07.91
13 Sprigle Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.87 07.87
14 The Hill Collection Click to Contact Owner 99.51% 8.00 07.82
15 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.70 07.70
16 The Ron Leff Set 96.31%
Retired on 1/24/2003
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 96.31%
Set Rating 7.604
8.00
07.60
17 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.79% 7.98 07.51
18 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.50 07.50
19 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.48 07.48
20 The Madison Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.33% 8.01 07.48
21 Hub's 52s 100.00%
Retired on 5/22/2012
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 7.442
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.442
7.44
07.44
22 Robert Edward Auctions 99.75%
Retired on 1/10/2007
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 7.332
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 7.292
7.33
07.29
23 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.29 07.29
24 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00% 7.26 07.26
25 Crow's 52 100.00%
Retired on 12/10/2001
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.197
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.197
7.20
07.20
26 Boyds Toys-52 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.18 07.18
27 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 7.130
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.130
7.13
07.13
28 Steve's Excellent 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 12/7/2010
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.098
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.098
7.10
07.10
29 The Dreier Collection 1952 Topps 91.65%
Retired on 8/13/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.985
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 7.095
7.98
07.09
30 SR 52 Basic 100.00%
Retired on 12/31/2012
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 6.983
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.983
6.98
06.98
31 Mets-71 90.17% 8.04 06.97
32 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.26% 7.20 06.93
33 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.85 06.85
34 Bill's Boys Basic 99.02% 6.78 06.75
35 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.26% 6.92 06.73
36 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.03% 7.12 06.72
37 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 99.75% 6.68 06.67
38 pacifica 99.51%
Retired on 9/17/2011
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 6.799
% Complete 99.51%
Set Rating 6.659
6.80
06.66
39 Stan Lopata Fan Mid Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.75% 6.62 06.62
40 dacubbiefan's '52 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.58 06.58
41 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.56 06.56
42 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00% 6.53 06.53
43 Roger's Retirement Fund - '52 Topps Basic Set Click to view Set Images 94.84%
Retired on 4/21/2014
Rank 36
Weighted GPA 7.037
% Complete 94.84%
Set Rating 6.427
7.04
06.43
44 1952Boyntoncollector Click to view Set Images 92.14%
Retired on 12/5/2014
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 6.946
% Complete 92.14%
Set Rating 6.268
6.95
06.27
45 DRS (2) 90.42%
Retired on 7/28/2009
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 90.42%
Set Rating 6.249
7.00
06.25
46 KLH Click to view Set Images 100.00%
Retired on 3/22/2012
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 6.162
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.162
6.16
06.16
47 Don's 52's 100.00% 6.13 06.13
48 Bob's 52Ts 100.00% 6.13 06.13
49 RFM 100.00%
Retired on 3/26/2002
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 6.106
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.106
6.11
06.11
50 Stumpy 99.51% 6.08 06.06
51 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 93.37% 6.71 06.01
52 Robert L. Earhart 100.00%
Retired on 9/15/2006
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 5.975
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.975
5.98
05.98
53 Ultimate Challenge 52 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53% 6.07 05.93
54 Shoeless Joes 1952 Topps 97.54%
Retired on 2/5/2007
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 6.292
% Complete 97.54%
Set Rating 5.876
6.29
05.88
55 Goldin Auctions - Winter 2015 98.03%
Retired on 2/9/2015
Rank 51
Weighted GPA 6.101
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.832
6.10
05.83
56 Smut61's Baseball Set 99.75%
Retired on 1/21/2002
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 5.822
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 5.814
5.82
05.81
57 Wheel Collection 2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.77 05.77
58 Rory's Legacy Click to Contact Owner 97.79% 5.96 05.75
59 pj's 1952 topps basic set 100.00%
Retired on 7/1/2009
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 5.673
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.673
5.67
05.67
60 mpear82 100.00% 5.58 05.58
61 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.51% 5.63 05.52
62 Terry's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 5.55 05.47
63 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07% 5.74 05.46
64 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 5.26 05.26
65 The McCarty Trust Click to view Set Images 99.26%
Retired on 11/18/2011
Rank 50
Weighted GPA 5.234
% Complete 99.26%
Set Rating 5.148
5.23
05.15
66 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.13 05.13
67 1952 i mean 54 Topps cards on the wall... Click to view Set Images 98.03%
Retired on 3/6/2014
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 5.297
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.107
5.30
05.11
68 Miami Saul Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.09 05.09
69 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.09 05.09
70 wilsonjc08 100.00% 5.00 05.00
71 sbl 100.00%
Retired on 6/10/2007
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 4.879
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 4.879
4.88
04.88
72 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 4.84 04.84
73 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 93.61% 5.23 04.77
74 John Branca 63.14% 8.09 04.69
75 KB's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%
Retired on 8/30/2008
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 4.681
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 4.681
4.68
04.68
76 Absolute Sportscards - Set #1 91.65%
Retired on 2/11/2010
Rank 46
Weighted GPA 5.051
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 4.676
5.05
04.68
77 LStone4951's Lifelong Project 77.89% 7.05 04.59
78 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 93.86% 5.01 04.50
79 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05% 5.85 04.44
80 The MLB Collection 98.03% 4.69 04.42
81 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00% 4.34 04.34
82 R.F. Moynihan's 1952 Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 4.18 04.17
83 Mets-71 52.09% 8.03 04.15
84 RB 52's 100.00% 4.06 04.06
85 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 59.46% 8.01 04.04
86 alsal Click to Contact Owner 86.49% 5.22 04.02
87 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 80.34% 6.10 03.95
88 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.52% 5.88 03.87
89 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 97.05% 3.99 03.78
90 Billy C's Centered 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 58.97% 6.72 03.77
91 farfar's 1952 topps - basic Click to Contact Owner 76.17% 5.79 03.61
92 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 62.41% 6.28 03.58
93 acb42 93.37% 4.11 03.55
94 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 64.62% 4.95 03.35
95 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 57.74% 5.69 03.34
96 SteveOnline 69.78% 6.19 03.25
97 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.67% 6.14 03.03
98 Gary Halstead #2 78.13% 4.39 03.03
99 smitti8 91.89% 3.39 02.98
100 1952 Zakazorik 76.17% 4.53 02.90
101 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 68.55% 4.49 02.81
102 Arnold Family Low Numbers '52 Set 54.79% 5.17 02.60
103 Pvballcards 64.13% 5.19 02.58
104 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92% 3.91 02.50
105 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 55.28% 5.07 02.32
106 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23% 4.36 02.31
107 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 52.09% 3.87 02.21
108 ClaudeM 71.50% 3.64 02.21
109 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72% 5.50 02.15
110 The Emerald City Collection 56.27% 4.73 02.13
111 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.86% 4.48 01.95
112 Boyds Toys 1952 2nd set Click to Contact Owner 34.89% 6.39 01.90
113 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 65.36% 3.02 01.83
114 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 24.82% 6.20 01.70
115 cardsinstock 44.96% 3.77 01.67
116 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 33.17% 5.51 01.67
117 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 41.52% 4.93 01.65
118 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56% 4.40 01.64
119 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 55.04% 3.32 01.63
120 CCC Click to Contact Owner 26.54% 8.05 01.63
121 SCPandahead 54.05% 2.72 01.59
122 Steelers75 37.35% 5.74 01.56
123 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 37.35% 4.63 01.56
124 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 31.70% 4.31 01.54
125 Jesse's dream set 33.91% 5.39 01.53
126 mattyyy2002 25.80% 5.26 01.45
127 B & T 35.87% 7.00 01.44
128 Peter's 52s 27.52% 4.94 01.41
129 myron_davis Click to view Set Images 27.27% 3.77 01.37
130 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 34.64% 4.43 01.34
131 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 34.64% 4.95 01.33
132 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 31.70% 4.25 01.33
133 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 31.70% 5.28 01.31
134 1952 Topps Edition Click to view Set Images 32.43% 5.44 01.29
135 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23% 3.73 01.27
136 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66% 4.69 01.24
137 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 19.90% 6.67 01.21
138 The Dallas Collection 24.82% 6.75 01.16
139 Sully 43.24% 3.12 01.16
140 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.92% 6.49 01.12
141 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.97% 5.52 01.03
142 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29% 4.55 01.01
143 hughandval97 23.10% 7.10 01.01
144 Summoyer 16.22% 5.56 00.89
145 bouchat 28.01% 4.06 00.88
146 Carolina Collection 25.55% 5.11 00.86
147 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 17.69% 7.05 00.80
148 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10% 3.18 00.76
149 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.94% 4.67 00.74
150 Five Tool Guy's Basic 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.64% 5.07 00.69
151 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 21.87% 4.54 00.68
152 PSA Rich's 1952 Topps Baseball 16.46% 6.13 00.66
153 Logawv 18.43% 4.86 00.65
154 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95% 5.45 00.64
155 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76% 4.77 00.63
156 TWK-52 13.27% 6.19 00.57
157 The Muniz Collection 15.23% 5.10 00.54
158 billrac52topps 13.51% 4.74 00.53
159 poolchamp2004 12.53% 5.29 00.50
160 T.D. Collection 3.69% 7.42 00.46
161 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02% 5.45 00.46
162 atomicgerbil 14.25% 3.19 00.43
163 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04% 5.00 00.37
164 roger jones 52 set 4.91% 4.97 00.36
165 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.46% 2.69 00.35
166 ajezove 9.83% 4.83 00.33
167 Steel-N-home Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 7.37% 6.18 00.32
168 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 8.11% 6.00 00.31
169 41mets41 9.58%
Retired on 12/10/2007
Rank 64
Weighted GPA 4.804
% Complete 9.58%
Set Rating 0.304
4.80
00.30
170 tribefan12 7.13% 6.00 00.30
171 chrishow7 7.37% 4.94 00.24
172 Broeth family collection Click to Contact Owner 11.55% 1.44 00.22
173 LC's 52 Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 2.95% 7.30 00.20
174 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.42% 8.03 00.20
175 The KC Jones Collection 1.23% 8.00 00.20
176 tingoat470 Click to Contact Owner 4.42% 6.38 00.18
177 Morrison Collection - Optometrist's Special Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 7.37% 3.21 00.18
178 TheSweet52s 5.65% 5.29 00.17
179 ***1952 Extras & Doubles**** Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.95% 4.31 00.17
180 cafewhaa 5.65% 3.64 00.16
181 bayarea007 3.44% 8.00 00.15
182 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 3.44% 5.88 00.13
183 livi11 - 1952 Topps PSA 5 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.69% 5.00 00.12
184 JM 1952 Topps 2.46% 2.76 00.09
185 RCM Vintage Collection - 1952 Topps Baseball Set 1.23% 6.80 00.09
186 gorvy (2) 1.47% 3.18 00.07
187 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.21% 4.08 00.07
188 JustinG1993 2.70% 3.13 00.06
189 samuel.weber14 1.47% 5.22 00.06
190 Blackie 0.98% 4.27 00.06
191 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.21% 3.89 00.05
192 mrbpete13 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.49% 5.50 00.05
193 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25% 6.00 00.04
194 Francart Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.75 00.04
195 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 3.00 00.04
196 Rube's Folly Click to view Set Images 1.47% 4.33 00.04
197 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.25 00.03
198 johnuvm83 0.49% 4.50 00.02
199 josejose 0.25% 3.00 00.02
200 Journey to 407 (PSA 5/RB) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25% 5.00 00.01
201 teufel.doktor Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 4.00 00.01
201 g.heisey 0.25% 4.00 00.01