1952 Topps - Basic

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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.433

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% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.01 10.09 10.09
2 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection 100.00%8.55
Retired on 10/1/2013
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 8.546
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.546
9.02
09.02
3 John Branca #2 100.00%8.47 8.83 08.83
4 John Branca 100.00%8.25
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 8.481
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.481
8.48
08.48
5 1952 Topps -The Duke Of Mint 100.00%8.17
Retired on 9/16/2010
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 8.169
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.169
8.31
08.31
6 David Hall 100.00%7.92
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 8.180
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.180
8.18
08.18
7 J's 30-year project 100.00%8.06 8.14 08.14
8 palacejester 100.00%8.04
Retired on 5/20/2013
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 8.042
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.042
8.10
08.10
9 Phil Minard's - 1952 Topps Set 100.00%8.00
Retired on 7/1/2014
Rank 10
Weighted GPA 8.003
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.003
8.06
08.06
10 MastroNet Presents The Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%8.00
Retired on 8/23/2002
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 8.000
8.05
08.05
11 Legendary Auctions 99.26%7.98
Retired on 5/28/2011
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 7.982
% Complete 99.26%
Set Rating 7.905
8.03
07.96
12 The Hill Collection 99.51%8.00
Retired on 12/18/2015
Rank 11
Weighted GPA 8.054
% Complete 99.51%
Set Rating 7.877
8.05
07.88
13 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.79 7.80 07.80
14 Mets-71 96.56%8.06 8.13 07.68
15 The Ron Leff Set 96.31%8.00
Retired on 1/24/2003
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 8.000
% Complete 96.31%
Set Rating 7.604
8.05
07.65
16 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.55 7.58 07.58
17 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 97.79%7.98 8.03 07.56
18 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.54 7.55 07.55
19 The Madison Collection Click to Contact Owner 95.58%8.01 8.05 07.55
20 Hub's 52s 100.00%7.44
Retired on 5/22/2012
Rank 13
Weighted GPA 7.442
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.442
7.45
07.45
21 Wheel Collection 1 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.38 7.39 07.39
22 Boyds Toys-52 100.00%7.32
Retired on 2/2/2016
Rank 21
Weighted GPA 7.325
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.325
7.32
07.32
23 Robert Edward Auctions 99.75%7.33
Retired on 1/10/2007
Rank 9
Weighted GPA 7.332
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 7.292
7.34
07.30
24 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%7.26 7.26 07.26
25 Crow's 52 100.00%7.20
Retired on 12/10/2001
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 7.197
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.197
7.20
07.20
26 The Steve Soloway Collection 100.00%7.13
Retired on 8/11/2011
Rank 23
Weighted GPA 7.130
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.130
7.13
07.13
27 The Dreier Collection 1952 Topps 91.65%7.98
Retired on 8/13/2004
Rank 6
Weighted GPA 7.985
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 7.095
8.02
07.13
28 Steve's Excellent 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00%7.10
Retired on 12/7/2010
Rank 15
Weighted GPA 7.098
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 7.098
7.10
07.10
29 My 7UP 52's Click to view Set Images 99.51%7.20 7.22 07.04
30 SR 52 Basic 100.00%6.98
Retired on 12/31/2012
Rank 26
Weighted GPA 6.988
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.988
6.99
06.99
31 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.93 6.94 06.94
32 Golfmyrtle 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 99.51%7.00 7.00 06.83
33 sportdog Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.77%7.16 7.16 06.82
34 Taxman's Centered 52's Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.75 6.76 06.76
35 Bill's Boys Basic 99.02%6.78 6.79 06.75
36 pacifica 99.51%6.80
Retired on 9/17/2011
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 6.799
% Complete 99.51%
Set Rating 6.659
6.80
06.66
37 Stan Lopata Fan Mid Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.65
Retired on 1/25/2016
Rank 36
Weighted GPA 6.653
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.653
6.65
06.65
38 dacubbiefan's '52 set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%6.60 6.60 06.60
39 GenF Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.54 6.58 06.58
40 bobsbbcards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%6.56 6.56 06.56
41 Roger's Retirement Fund - '52 Topps Basic Set Click to view Set Images 94.84%7.04
Retired on 4/21/2014
Rank 36
Weighted GPA 7.037
% Complete 94.84%
Set Rating 6.427
7.04
06.43
42 Gi's 52 Set - All Sevens Click to Contact Owner 96.56%6.77 6.77 06.40
43 1952Boyntoncollector Click to view Set Images 92.14%6.95
Retired on 12/5/2014
Rank 39
Weighted GPA 6.946
% Complete 92.14%
Set Rating 6.268
6.95
06.27
44 DRS (2) 90.42%7.00
Retired on 7/28/2009
Rank 22
Weighted GPA 7.000
% Complete 90.42%
Set Rating 6.249
7.00
06.25
45 Don's 52's 100.00%6.17 6.17 06.17
46 KLH Click to view Set Images 100.00%6.16
Retired on 3/22/2012
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 6.162
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.162
6.16
06.16
47 Bob's 52Ts 100.00%6.13 6.13 06.13
48 RFM 100.00%6.11
Retired on 3/26/2002
Rank 4
Weighted GPA 6.106
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 6.106
6.11
06.11
49 Stumpy 99.51%6.08 6.08 06.06
50 Rory's Legacy Click to Contact Owner 99.26%6.11 6.11 05.99
51 Robert L. Earhart 100.00%5.98
Retired on 9/15/2006
Rank 14
Weighted GPA 5.975
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.975
5.98
05.98
52 Ultimate Challenge 52 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 98.53%6.07 6.07 05.93
53 Wheel Collection 2 Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.92 5.92 05.92
54 Shoeless Joes 1952 Topps 97.54%6.29
Retired on 2/5/2007
Rank 17
Weighted GPA 6.292
% Complete 97.54%
Set Rating 5.876
6.29
05.88
55 Billy C's Centered 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 91.89%6.64 6.64 05.87
56 Goldin Auctions - Winter 2015 98.03%6.10
Retired on 2/9/2015
Rank 51
Weighted GPA 6.101
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.832
6.10
05.83
57 Smut61's Baseball Set 99.75%5.82
Retired on 1/21/2002
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 5.822
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 5.814
5.82
05.81
58 pj's 1952 topps basic set 100.00%5.67
Retired on 7/1/2009
Rank 30
Weighted GPA 5.673
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 5.673
5.67
05.67
59 mpear82 100.00%5.58 5.58 05.58
60 michaelh8332 Click to Contact Owner 99.51%5.63 5.63 05.52
61 Terry's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.75%5.55 5.55 05.48
62 Ross Greene Click to Contact Owner 96.07%5.74 5.74 05.46
63 Mark Pesce Click to Contact Owner 91.65%6.17 6.17 05.28
64 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00%5.26 5.26 05.26
65 wilsonjc08 100.00%5.19 5.19 05.19
66 paulfd Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.18 5.18 05.18
67 bull7elk 99.02%5.24 5.24 05.17
68 The McCarty Trust Click to view Set Images 99.26%5.23
Retired on 11/18/2011
Rank 50
Weighted GPA 5.234
% Complete 99.26%
Set Rating 5.148
5.24
05.15
69 Miami Saul Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.15 5.15 05.15
70 Gary Halstead Set Click to Contact Owner 100.00%5.13 5.13 05.13
71 1952 i mean 54 Topps cards on the wall... Click to view Set Images 98.03%5.30
Retired on 3/6/2014
Rank 58
Weighted GPA 5.297
% Complete 98.03%
Set Rating 5.107
5.30
05.11
72 Paul's Cards Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.31%5.30 5.30 05.04
73 scott9896 Click to view Set Images 100.00%4.91 4.91 04.91
74 jbaker4422 Click to Contact Owner 99.75%4.98 4.98 04.91
75 sbl 100.00%4.88
Retired on 6/10/2007
Rank 28
Weighted GPA 4.879
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 4.879
4.88
04.88
76 John Branca 62.65%8.09 8.19 04.72
77 KB's 1952 Topps Set 100.00%4.68
Retired on 8/30/2008
Rank 35
Weighted GPA 4.681
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 4.681
4.68
04.68
78 Absolute Sportscards - Set #1 91.65%5.05
Retired on 2/11/2010
Rank 46
Weighted GPA 5.049
% Complete 91.65%
Set Rating 4.674
5.05
04.67
79 The MLB Collection 98.77%4.75 4.75 04.56
80 TMN's 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 83.05%5.85 5.85 04.44
81 Sppot Baseball Sets (2) 100.00%4.34 4.34 04.34
82 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 85.26%5.03 5.03 04.30
83 MSO's 1952's Click to Contact Owner 70.02%6.30 6.31 04.19
84 R.F. Moynihan's 1952 99.75%4.18
Retired on 1/25/2016
Rank 82
Weighted GPA 4.179
% Complete 99.75%
Set Rating 4.173
4.18
04.17
85 alsal Click to Contact Owner 87.96%5.24 5.24 04.13
86 RB 52's 100.00%4.06 4.06 04.06
87 JW 1952 TBB Click to Contact Owner 81.08%6.10 6.10 04.00
88 Stan Lopata Fan Low Grade Basic 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 70.76%5.93 5.93 03.94
89 acb42 96.56%4.17 4.17 03.79
90 Nicholas' 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 97.05%3.99 3.99 03.78
91 farfar's 1952 topps - basic Click to Contact Owner 76.41%5.83 5.83 03.65
92 The 1952 Ingram Family Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 61.92%5.74 5.74 03.61
93 BBCards4U Click to Contact Owner 50.86%8.01 8.11 03.47
94 smitti8 99.51%3.40 3.40 03.35
95 Arnold Family Low Numbers '52 Set 74.20%5.20 5.20 03.26
96 SteveOnline 69.78%6.19 6.19 03.25
97 Morrison Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 65.11%6.22 6.22 03.23
98 DerekD's 1952 Topps Collection Click to view Set Images 76.17%4.50 4.50 03.14
99 Gary Halstead #2 78.13%4.39 4.39 03.03
100 1952 Zakazorik 76.17%4.53 4.53 02.90
101 cardsinstock 67.81%4.00 4.00 02.73
102 wheel-collection 3 Click to Contact Owner 55.04%4.16 4.16 02.57
103 stan's 52's Click to Contact Owner 59.21%5.17 5.17 02.50
104 Charley's Cards Click to Contact Owner 75.92%3.91 3.91 02.50
105 The Dominick Terranova Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 42.51%6.18 6.18 02.33
106 The Emerald City Collection 60.20%4.80 4.80 02.31
107 arrbees Click to Contact Owner 58.23%4.36 4.36 02.31
108 Summoyer 47.67%5.45 5.45 02.27
109 ClaudeM 71.50%3.64 3.64 02.21
110 SCPandahead 71.01%2.94 2.94 02.16
111 ferse Click to Contact Owner 44.72%5.50 5.50 02.15
112 Hazu Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 31.45%6.86 6.86 02.08
113 Bavaro 1952 topps Set Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 71.99%3.02 3.02 02.03
114 Steelers75 42.01%5.74 5.74 02.02
115 1952 Topps Edition Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 47.42%5.38 5.38 01.97
116 bertsamisabel Click to Contact Owner 42.26%5.31 5.31 01.87
117 Bluecollarcardcollector 27.27%4.64 4.64 01.84
118 Scarce Sportscards 52s Click to view Set Images 44.96%4.70 4.70 01.81
119 CCC Click to Contact Owner 28.01%8.14 8.24 01.76
120 Pigs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 33.17%5.51 5.51 01.67
121 Lugia 26.54%6.37 6.37 01.66
122 Saved From My Spokes: 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 41.52%4.93 4.93 01.65
123 TB's 52s Click to Contact Owner 39.56%4.40 4.40 01.64
124 The Monster - Mike's '52 Topps Set 55.04%3.32 3.32 01.63
125 Larry's Second Set Click to view Set Images 37.35%5.33 5.33 01.61
126 Peter's 52s 31.94%4.99 4.99 01.58
127 myron_davis Click to view Set Images 33.66%3.52 3.52 01.58
128 jonathanzev 23.59%4.41 4.41 01.57
129 mattyyy2002 26.78%5.26 5.26 01.49
130 B & T 36.61%7.00 7.00 01.47
131 10rmdoka Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 29.98%4.25 4.25 01.44
132 tim1350 1952s Click to Contact Owner 33.17%4.28 4.28 01.40
133 Harry's 1952 Topps Baseball Set 35.14%4.96 4.96 01.36
134 Bob's 1952 Topps Baseball 34.64%4.43 4.43 01.34
135 joshf5 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 37.84%4.20 4.20 01.33
136 stlstan77 Click to Contact Owner 31.45%5.51 5.51 01.28
137 GM's 1952 Topps Set Click to Contact Owner 44.23%3.73 3.73 01.27
138 jonesleone_collectibles 33.66%4.69 4.69 01.24
139 Robert's 52's Click to Contact Owner 19.90%6.67 6.67 01.21
140 Third Strike Collection Click to view Set Images 26.78%7.02 7.02 01.19
141 The Dallas Collection 24.82%6.75 6.75 01.16
142 Sully 43.24%3.12 3.12 01.16
143 Jeff's 52's Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.71%5.50 5.50 01.07
144 PACole's 1952 Topps (Basic) Click to Contact Owner 26.29%4.55 4.55 01.01
145 hughandval97 23.10%7.10 7.10 01.01
146 AlanS 1952 Topps Basic Click to Contact Owner 14.25%5.10 5.10 00.92
147 Howards 1952 Topps Click to Contact Owner 28.26%4.56 4.56 00.90
148 Boyds Toys 1952 2nd set Click to Contact Owner 12.53%6.70 6.70 00.89
149 bouchat 28.01%4.06 4.06 00.88
150 neilhamms Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 20.64%4.66 4.66 00.88
151 Carolina Collection 25.55%5.11 5.11 00.86
152 Senator 52 Topps 14.50%5.18 5.18 00.83
153 jrengstl 12.29%7.82 7.83 00.81
154 The Muniz Collection 21.62%4.81 4.81 00.76
155 kroprs Click to Contact Owner 23.10%3.18 3.18 00.76
156 PSA Rich's 1952 Topps Baseball 17.20%6.12 6.12 00.68
157 jabel71 13.51%5.14 5.14 00.66
158 Mulkey's Family Set 16.95%5.45 5.45 00.64
159 G W Cassels 52 Topps collection Click to Contact Owner 13.76%4.77 4.77 00.63
160 TWK-52 13.02%6.19 6.19 00.56
161 Paul's 1952 Topps Baseball 9.34%3.96 3.96 00.54
162 The Mueller 1952 Topps Baseball Collection 11.30%6.22 6.22 00.50
163 tebteb Click to Contact Owner 13.27%6.00 6.00 00.50
164 billrac52topps 12.78%4.70 4.70 00.49
165 Po' Man's '52 Set Click to Contact Owner 9.83%7.00 7.00 00.48
166 Morrison Collection - Optometrist's Special Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 17.20%3.65 3.65 00.47
167 T.D. Collection 3.69%7.42 7.42 00.46
168 SPORTSNUT31 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.27%3.91 3.91 00.46
169 Mangus 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 13.02%5.45 5.45 00.46
170 Broeth family collection Click to Contact Owner 20.64%1.60 1.60 00.45
171 Highlanders52topps Click to Contact Owner 11.30%2.03 2.03 00.44
172 atomicgerbil 14.25%3.19 3.19 00.43
173 Will's 1952 Topps PSA 5 Collection Click to Contact Owner 12.04%5.00 5.00 00.37
174 boberobinson Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 16.46%2.69 2.69 00.35
175 ajezove 9.34%4.90 4.90 00.32
176 tribefan12 7.37%6.00 6.00 00.31
177 41mets41 9.58%4.80
Retired on 12/10/2007
Rank 64
Weighted GPA 4.804
% Complete 9.58%
Set Rating 0.304
4.80
00.30
178 TheSweet52s 9.34%4.85 4.85 00.28
179 JVH 1952 Click to Contact Owner 10.32%3.25 3.25 00.27
180 charles.randall.reynolds Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.16%5.50 5.50 00.26
181 Gemint's 1952 Retirement Project Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 5.65%8.02 8.07 00.26
182 LCA1614 Mid-Grade T52 4.91%5.92 5.92 00.20
183 GradedSports.com 1952 Topps Baseball Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.69%6.97 6.97 00.18
184 cafewhaa 6.14%3.71 3.71 00.17
185 Show Me The Money G&G Fittings 2.21%7.00 7.00 00.15
186 ***EXTRAS AND DOUBLES**** Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 2.46%4.04 4.04 00.14
187 livi11 - 1952 Topps PSA 5 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.69%5.00 5.00 00.12
188 JM 1952 Topps 2.46%2.92 2.92 00.10
189 RCM Vintage Collection - 1952 Topps Baseball Set 1.23%6.80 6.80 00.09
190 JD's 1952 Topps Baseball Set Click to Contact Owner 0.98%6.09 6.09 00.09
191 JT Dunn Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 3.44%3.53 3.53 00.08
192 mccordcf Click to Contact Owner 0.98%8.00 8.00 00.08
193 JFP 1952 Baseball Click to Contact Owner 2.46%3.86 3.86 00.07
194 gorvy (2) 1.47%3.18 3.18 00.07
195 Blackie 0.98%4.27 4.27 00.06
196 mrbpete13 Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 0.49%5.50 5.50 00.05
197 TIMOTHY J Click to Contact Owner 1.72%2.29 2.29 00.04
198 WIBadger70 Click to Contact Owner 0.49%6.25 6.25 00.03
199 bw12117 1.97%2.30 2.30 00.03
200 johnuvm83 0.49%4.50 4.50 00.02
201 RickInacio 0.74%5.00 5.00 00.02
201 dugbfresh Click to view Set Images 0.74%5.00 5.00 00.02
203 The cards your mom said she threw out 1952 0.49%7.50 7.50 00.02
204 g.heisey 0.74%4.00 4.00 00.02
205 josejose 0.25%3.00 3.00 00.02
205 drillin1350 0.25%4.00 4.00 00.02
207 wlamb9 0.25%6.00 6.00 00.01