1952 Topps - Basic

Number of
Required Items
407
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.461

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Charles Merkel HOF 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011   2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021   99.75% 9.03 10.09 10.07
2 The Dbacks Collection 2017 HOF 100.00% 8.75 9.38 9.38
3 John Branca #2 HOF 2011 99.75% 8.45 R 8.77 8.75
4 John Branca HOF 100.00% 8.26 R 8.47 8.47
5 David Hall 100.00% 7.93 R 8.18 8.18

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Charles Merkel HOF 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011   2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021   99.75% 9.03 10.09 10.07
2 The Dbacks Collection 2017 HOF 100.00% 8.75 9.38 9.38
3 J's 30-year project 2019 HOF 100.00% 8.07 8.14 8.14
4 DrewMan & Birdie's 1952 Topps Dream Set 98.77% 8.04 8.10 7.95
5 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1952 Topps 99.51% 7.92 7.95 7.93
6 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic 100.00% 7.87 7.90 7.90
7 The Crandell Collection 99.26% 7.95 7.98 7.80
8 memorylaneinc 99.51% 7.91 7.96 7.78
9 DREAMSET 100.00% 7.54 7.56 7.56
10 Jim's 1952 Topps Set 100.00% 7.41 7.43 7.43
11 Pounds 1952 Topps Basic Mid Grade (2nd set) 100.00% 7.23 7.24 7.24
12 bull7elk 100.00% 7.18 7.18 7.18
13 allchrisman UPDATED 99.51% 7.20 7.21 7.05
14 The Charlotte Collection 99.02% 7.23 7.24 7.03
15 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.02 7.02 7.02
16 Post War Holy Grail 100.00% 7.00 7.02 7.02
17 JTs 52 Topps 100.00% 6.99 6.99 6.99
18 OLDNATCHEZ 99.75% 7.00 7.00 6.98
19 harrybrown 100.00% 6.93 6.94 6.94
20 GenF 100.00% 6.83 6.86 6.86

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