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 the Topps Company approaches its 50th birthday as a hallowed veteran in 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 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
9 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
10 David Hall 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 7.924
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.924
7.92
07.92
11 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
12 Sprigle Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.86 07.86
13 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.70 07.70
14 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
15 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.79% 7.98 07.51
16 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 7.50 07.50
17 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.47 07.47
18 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
19 The Madison Collection Click to Contact Owner 94.10% 8.01 07.39
20 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
21 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.28 07.28
22 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00% 7.26 07.26
23 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
24 Boyds Toys-52 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 7.17 07.17
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 Mets-71 90.66% 8.04 06.99
29 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
30 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.26% 7.20 06.93
31 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.82 06.82
32 Bill's Boys Basic 99.02% 6.78 06.75
33 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.26% 6.90 06.71
34 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
35 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 99.26% 6.66 06.60
36 Stan Lopata Fan Mid Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.75% 6.63 06.59
37 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 6.56 06.56
38 dacubbiefan's '52 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 6.54 06.54
39 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00% 6.51 06.51
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 Don's 52's 100.00% 6.13 06.13
45 Bob's 52Ts 100.00% 6.13 06.13
46 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
47 Stumpy 99.51% 6.08 06.06
48 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 93.37% 6.71 06.01
49 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
50 Ultimate Challenge 52 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53% 6.07 05.93
51 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
52 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
53 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
54 Wheel Collection 2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.75 05.75
55 pj's 1952 topps basic set 100.00%
Retired on 7/1/2009
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 5.674
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.674
5.67
05.67
56 Rory's Legacy Click to Contact Owner 96.31% 5.88 05.59
57 mpear82 100.00% 5.56 05.56
58 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.51% 5.63 05.52
59 Terry's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 5.55 05.47
60 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07% 5.74 05.46
61 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 74.94% 7.13 05.28
62 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
63 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.13 05.13
64 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
65 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.09 05.09
66 Miami Saul Click to Contact Owner 100.00% 5.09 05.09
67 H.Haitbrink 85.01% 6.20 05.03
68 wilsonjc08 100.00% 5.00 05.00
69 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
70 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00% 4.83 04.83
71 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 4.75 04.75
72 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 92.38% 5.22 04.71
73 John Branca 63.39% 8.09 04.71
74 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
75 Absolute Sportscards - Set #1 91.65%
Retired on 2/11/2010
Rank 46
Weighted GPA 5.049
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 4.674
5.05
04.67
76 LStone4951's Lifelong Project 76.41% 7.05 04.47
77 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05% 5.85 04.44
78 The MLB Collection 97.54% 4.62 04.32
79 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 88.70% 5.13 04.20
80 Mets-71 53.07% 8.03 04.20
81 R.F. Moynihan's 1952 Click to Contact Owner 99.75% 4.18 04.17
82 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 60.44% 8.02 04.12
83 RB 52's 100.00% 4.06 04.06
84 alsal Click to Contact Owner 86.24% 5.22 04.00
85 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.52% 5.87 03.87
86 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 79.12% 6.11 03.85
87 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 75.92% 5.01 03.82
88 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 97.30% 3.99 03.81
89 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 63.14% 6.26 03.63
90 farfar's 1952 topps - basic Click to Contact Owner 75.68% 5.78 03.58
91 acb42 92.87% 4.07 03.49
92 Billy C's Centered 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 55.04% 6.76 03.43
93 KentW Click to Contact Owner 63.88% 7.00 03.26
94 SteveOnline 69.78% 6.19 03.25
95 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 52.33% 5.66 03.08
96 Gary Halstead #2 78.13% 4.39 03.03
97 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 60.93% 6.11 02.99
98 1952 Zakazorik 76.17% 4.53 02.90
99 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 68.55% 4.49 02.81
100 itwasafineyear Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 56.27% 5.70 02.64
101 smitti8 85.01% 3.38 02.64
102 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92% 3.91 02.50
103 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 33.17% 6.35 02.32
104 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 55.28% 5.07 02.32
105 Arnold Family Low Numbers '52 Set 46.68% 5.22 02.31
106 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23% 4.36 02.31
107 ClaudeM 71.50% 3.64 02.21
108 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 51.60% 3.83 02.17
109 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72% 5.50 02.15
110 The Emerald City Collection 55.28% 4.71 02.09
111 Boyds Toys 1952 2nd set Click to Contact Owner 36.86% 6.36 02.07
112 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 50.86% 4.48 01.95
113 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 63.39% 3.02 01.77
114 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 33.17% 5.51 01.67
115 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 34.15% 4.35 01.66
116 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 41.52% 4.93 01.65
117 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56% 4.40 01.64
118 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 55.04% 3.32 01.63
119 CCC Click to Contact Owner 26.29% 8.05 01.62
120 Jimmy Grant's 1952 Topps Set 24.82% 6.00 01.57
121 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 35.14% 4.81 01.56
122 Jesse's dream set 33.91% 5.39 01.53
123 1952 topps sale set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 45.45% 4.01 01.52
124 Steelers75 34.89% 5.70 01.47
125 Pvballcards 42.01% 4.98 01.45
126 mattyyy2002 25.80% 5.26 01.45
127 TrekMT 50.37% 2.77 01.44
128 B & T 35.63% 7.00 01.43
129 Peter's 52s 27.52% 4.94 01.41
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 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23% 3.73 01.27
134 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66% 4.69 01.24
135 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 29.98% 5.28 01.23
136 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 19.90% 6.67 01.21
137 myron_davis 24.32% 3.80 01.21
138 The Dallas Collection 24.82% 6.75 01.16
139 Sully 43.24% 3.12 01.16
140 cardsinstock 32.92% 3.26 01.13
141 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 18.92% 6.49 01.12
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 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 15.48% 5.56 00.96
145 Summoyer 16.22% 5.56 00.89
146 bouchat 28.01% 4.06 00.88
147 1952 Topps Edition Click to view Set Images 23.34% 5.47 00.88
148 Carolina Collection 25.55% 5.11 00.86
149 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10% 3.18 00.76
150 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.71% 4.64 00.70
151 Five Tool Guy's Basic 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.64% 5.07 00.69
152 PSA Rich's 1952 Topps Baseball 16.46% 6.13 00.66
153 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95% 5.45 00.64
154 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76% 4.77 00.63
155 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 20.15% 4.45 00.61
156 Chuck's 2nd Hobby 6.88% 6.52 00.60
157 Logawv 17.44% 4.84 00.60
158 TWK-52 13.27% 6.19 00.57
159 billrac52topps 13.76% 4.77 00.55
160 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 12.53% 6.98 00.54
161 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02% 5.45 00.46
162 The Muniz Collection 12.29% 4.88 00.44
163 atomicgerbil 14.25% 3.19 00.43
164 T.D. Collection 3.44% 8.03 00.40
165 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04% 5.00 00.37
166 roger jones 52 set 4.91% 4.97 00.36
167 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.46% 2.69 00.35
168 ajezove 9.58% 4.85 00.33
169 Steel-N-home Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 7.37% 6.18 00.32
170 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
171 tingoat470 Click to Contact Owner 7.37% 6.61 00.30
172 chrishow7 7.37% 4.94 00.24
173 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 5.90% 6.00 00.23
174 Mike Murray 1.72% 7.81 00.23
175 Broeth family collection Click to Contact Owner 11.55% 1.44 00.22
176 LC's 52 Basic Set Click to Contact Owner 2.95% 7.30 00.20
177 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 4.42% 8.03 00.20
178 The KC Jones Collection 1.23% 8.00 00.20
179 TheSweet52s 5.65% 5.29 00.17
180 ***1952 Extras & Doubles**** Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.95% 4.31 00.17
181 tribefan12 3.69% 6.00 00.17
182 cafewhaa 5.41% 3.63 00.15
183 livi11 - 1952 Topps PSA 5 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.69% 5.00 00.12
184 davefeidt Click to Contact Owner 1.23% 5.83 00.12
185 Morrison Collection - Optometrist's Special Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.41% 2.93 00.11
186 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 2.70% 5.69 00.10
187 JM 1952 Topps 2.46% 2.76 00.09
188 RCM Vintage Collection - 1952 Topps Baseball Set 1.23% 6.80 00.09
189 dominickspatola 3.19% 3.72 00.09
190 JD's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.40 00.09
191 gorvy (2) 1.47% 3.18 00.07
192 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.21% 4.08 00.07
193 JustinG1993 2.70% 3.13 00.06
194 samuel.weber14 1.47% 5.22 00.06
195 mrbpete13 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.49% 5.50 00.05
196 shaasis1 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25% 6.00 00.04
197 Francart Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.75 00.04
198 TA79Bandit Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 3.00 00.04
199 Rube's Folly Click to view Set Images 1.47% 4.33 00.04
200 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49% 6.25 00.03
201 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact Owner 1.23% 3.60 00.02
202 johnuvm83 0.49% 4.50 00.02
203 josejose 0.25% 3.00 00.02
204 Journey to 407 (PSA 5/RB) Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.25% 5.00 00.01
205 teufel.doktor Click to Contact Owner 0.25% 4.00 00.01