1953 Topps

Number of Required Items: 274
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Current Finest Possible Set Rating: 10.383

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
9.27
09.27
3 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.63 9.09 09.09
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%8.36 8.71 08.71
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedGPA with Top Pop BonusesSet Rating
1 Charles Merkel 100.00%9.00 10.08 10.08
2 The Tull Collection 100.00%8.63 9.09 09.09
3 calvinehler Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.36 8.71 08.71
4 chrisandfaith Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.21 8.30 08.30
5 pacifica Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.18 8.27 08.27
6 MavFanIngle Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.08 8.12 08.12
7 JAAG 13 100.00%8.03 8.06 08.06
8 The Crandell Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%8.01 8.02 08.02
9 Stoney's Collection 99.64%8.02 8.03 07.99
10 The 53 Kid Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.97 7.98 07.98
11 Kurt's 1953 Topps Click to Contact Owner 99.64%7.87 7.91 07.88
12 drbobtrefil 100.00%7.77 7.78 07.78
13 The Kahn Man Collection 100.00%7.71 7.72 07.72
14 Jim"s 1953 Topps Set 100.00%7.66 7.67 07.67
15 Ron Hobbs Family Collection Click to Contact Owner 100.00%7.65 7.65 07.65
16 ponychaser 99.64%7.64 7.64 07.54
17 Mets-71 93.80%8.07 8.11 07.43
18 Jim's 53 Topps beauties Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 96.72%7.61 7.61 07.27
19 Stan Lopata Fan Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00%7.23 7.23 07.23
20 Cucurullo_1953 Click to Contact Owner 97.08%7.73 7.73 07.19
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