1952 Topps - Master

Number of
Required Items
491
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.363

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.

Notes: This set is a work in progress. As new varieties are graded, they may be added to the set.

All-Time Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Charles M Merkel HOF 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016   2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 99.39% 8.91 9.98 9.92
2 The Dbacks Collection 2017 HOF 99.80% 8.60 9.22 9.21
3 J's 30-year project 2015 2019 HOF 100.00% 7.99 8.10 8.10
4 Heritage Auctions - Winter 2015 98.98% 7.96 R 8.05 7.96
5 Ron Hobbs Family Collection 2004 99.59% 7.86 R 7.91 7.83

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Charles M Merkel HOF 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016   2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 99.39% 8.91 9.98 9.92
2 The Dbacks Collection 2017 HOF 99.80% 8.60 9.22 9.21
3 J's 30-year project 2015 2019 HOF 100.00% 7.99 8.10 8.10
4 Pounds 1952 Topps Master Set 99.80% 7.72 7.75 7.72
5 DrewMan & Birdie's 1952 Topps Master Dream Set 89.41% 8.00 8.08 7.05
6 ajg 98.37% 7.00 7.00 6.85
7 harrybrown 99.59% 6.80 6.81 6.74
8 707sportscards LTD 87.98% 7.58 7.63 6.62
9 genf 99.80% 6.59 6.61 6.59
10 bobsbbcards 99.39% 6.48 6.48 6.45
11 1952 Topps Master - Bob Hall 100.00% 6.07 6.07 6.07
12 John Topps 99.80% 5.84 5.84 5.82
13 bobw8 52 master 100.00% 5.79 5.79 5.79
14 Stumpy 97.96% 5.97 5.97 5.74
15 Art52toppsmaster-no Qualifiers 100.00% 5.63 5.63 5.63
16 The Charlotte Collection 83.10% 7.22 7.23 5.62
17 Mr. 1952 Topps 99.39% 5.54 5.54 5.42
18 cardsinstock 96.54% 5.62 5.62 5.38
19 Terry's 1952 Topps Master 99.59% 5.42 5.42 5.34
20 MM7 Sportscards NEW 97.35% 5.36 5.36 5.19

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