1953 Topps All-Time Finest

Number of
Required Items
274
Current Finest
Possible Set Rating
10.439

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

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted GPA with Top
Pop Bonuses
Set Rating User
1 Charles Merkel HOF 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017   2018 2019 2020 100.00% 9.02 10.02 10.02
2 calvinehler HOF 100.00% 8.82 9.54 9.54
3 Anthony Fioto HOF 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 100.00% 8.66 R 9.20 9.20
4 MavFanIngle 100.00% 8.55 8.92 8.92
5 Donald E. Spence - The Lone Star Collection HOF 100.00% 8.47 R 8.76 8.76
6 Cardpro48 100.00% 8.38 8.58 8.58
7 pacifica 100.00% 8.23 8.32 8.32
8 Golfmyrtle 53's 100.00% 8.11 8.15 8.15
9 JAAG 13 100.00% 8.03 8.05 8.05
10 BTHS65 100.00% 8.00 8.04 8.04
11 Heritage Auctions - July 2018 99.64% 8.03 R 8.05 8.03
12 Phil Minard's - 1953 Topps Set 100.00% 8.02 R 8.03 8.03
13 The Kahn Man Collection 100.00% 8.03 R 8.03 8.03
14 Stoney's Collection 100.00% 8.02 R 8.02 8.02
15 palacejester 100.00% 8.02 R 8.02 8.02
16 Gary & Katie Hughes 100.00% 8.01 R 8.02 8.02
17 The Crandell Collection 100.00% 8.01 R 8.01 8.01
18 Sppot Baseball Sets 100.00% 7.99 8.00 8.00
19 The 53 Kid 100.00% 7.98 7.98 7.98
20 chrisandfaith 99.27% 7.98 7.99 7.92
21 Ron Hobbs Family Collection 2012 100.00% 7.90 R 7.90 7.90
22 Jimmy's '53 Topps Set 100.00% 7.88 7.88 7.88
23 Kurt's 1953 Topps 99.64% 7.87 7.88 7.86
24 drbobtrefil 97.81% 7.96 R 7.96 7.81
25 Boyds Toys 1953 topps 100.00% 7.76 7.76 7.76
26 ponychaser 100.00% 7.75 R 7.75 7.75
27 The cards your mom said she threw out 1953 UPDATED 99.64% 7.86 7.86 7.74
28 JPezl Classic Set 100.00% 7.70 R 7.70 7.70
29 Jim"s 1953 Topps Set 100.00% 7.68 7.68 7.68
30 The Steve Soloway Collection 99.64% 7.62 R 7.63 7.59
31 Jim's 53 Topps beauties 97.81% 7.77 7.77 7.55
32 Southpaw's 53's 100.00% 7.51 7.52 7.52
33 allenmnj 98.91% 7.48 R 7.53 7.47
34 Mets-71 93.80% 8.07 8.08 7.40
35 Senator 53 Topps 100.00% 7.38 R 7.38 7.38
36 The KC Jones Collection 100.00% 7.37 7.37 7.37
37 David Suraci-1953Topps 100.00% 7.34 R 7.34 7.34
38 Phil Mangano 96.72% 8.02 8.03 7.30
39 BL's 1953 Topps set 100.00% 7.24 7.24 7.24
40 Stan Lopata Fan 100.00% 7.23 R 7.23 7.23
41 Joe N's. '53 Collection 100.00% 7.22 R 7.22 7.22
42 Cucurullo_1953 97.08% 7.73 7.73 7.19
43 bobsbbcards 100.00% 7.14 7.14 7.14
44 Drlads' Fine '53 Topps Set 100.00% 7.14 R 7.14 7.14
45 Oliver Barry"s 53 Topps 100.00% 7.03 7.03 7.03
46 JT's 53 Topps 100.00% 7.02 7.02 7.02
47 ajg 100.00% 7.00 7.00 7.00
47 Wayne Peltz 1953 Topps PSA 7 Set 100.00% 7.00 7.00 7.00
49 Bobcat's 1953 Set 100.00% 6.99 R 6.99 6.99
50 Mike’s 53’s 100.00% 6.96 6.96 6.96
51 Badgerboy's Beauties 99.64% 6.99 R 6.99 6.88
52 scottscards 95.99% 7.69 R 7.69 6.88
53 53Baumann 100.00% 6.88 6.88 6.88
54 GI's 53 Set - All Sevens 98.91% 7.00 7.00 6.87
55 SurvivorRon 95.62% 7.32 7.32 6.86
56 Dave Cryer's 1953 Topps 100.00% 6.76 R 6.76 6.76
57 Kev's PSA 1953 Topps Baseball Set 100.00% 6.73 R 6.73 6.73
58 michael92673 100.00% 6.57 R 6.57 6.57
59 dr. jay's ballcards 100.00% 6.56 6.56 6.56
60 rosie's 53T's 100.00% 6.39 6.39 6.39
61 KG 53 Topps II 97.08% 6.47 R 6.47 6.27
62 Staley's Favorites ! 2012 100.00% 6.23 R 6.23 6.23
63 Knights1953Topps 100.00% 6.19 R 6.19 6.19
64 diemaker55 100.00% 6.19 R 6.19 6.19
65 bersbach 100.00% 6.17 6.17 6.17
66 CrazyUncle00 100.00% 6.15 6.15 6.15
67 genf 100.00% 6.15 6.15 6.15
68 Memorylaneinc 99.27% 6.13 R 6.13 6.11
69 Fog City Auctions, LLC 100.00% 6.10 6.10 6.10
70 tcampo_67 100.00% 6.10 6.10 6.10
71 JRM 1953 Topps BB 100.00% 6.09 R 6.09 6.09
72 Russ's 1953 Topps Set 100.00% 6.08 6.08 6.08
73 Harley Charlie's 53's Baby! 99.27% 6.17 R 6.17 6.08
74 Adams Family 1953 Set 100.00% 6.03 6.03 6.03
75 The RCF Collection 100.00% 6.03 R 6.03 6.03
76 Memorylaneinc 2015 Summer Auction 95.26% 6.39 R 6.39 6.01
77 Peytonwho 100.00% 5.98 R 5.98 5.98
78 GT's '53s 98.91% 6.09 R 6.09 5.97
79 Shoeless Joe's 1953 Topps 98.91% 6.12 R 6.12 5.94
80 dbwjr's fifty threes 100.00% 5.87 5.87 5.87
81 OLDNATCHEZ UPDATED 85.04% 6.70 6.70 5.87
82 gmRyan 97.81% 6.01 R 6.01 5.85
83 JEM1953 99.64% 5.88 R 5.88 5.79
84 farfar's - 1953 topps basic 99.64% 5.86 5.86 5.78
85 Willie Kresback 97.45% 5.79 R 5.79 5.62
86 Van Ryne's PSA 6 Set 92.70% 6.00 R 6.00 5.53
87 GMan's 53's-74%complete 74.45% 8.00 8.00 5.44
88 Tommy’s 53 Topps 100.00% 5.42 5.42 5.42
89 jb1612 (Jon Bergeron) 100.00% 5.38 5.38 5.38
90 HGOPL 100.00% 5.33 R 5.33 5.33
91 ghoward518 100.00% 5.21 5.21 5.21
92 Dr Dirt's 1953 Topps BB 98.91% 5.35 5.35 5.19
93 Tornado1 100.00% 5.18 5.18 5.18
94 sportsamerica 98.91% 5.28 R 5.28 5.08
95 CRA 80.29% 7.00 7.00 5.03
CRA
96 Macfanz 100.00% 5.01 5.01 5.01
97 doubled92 100.00% 5.01 5.01 5.01
98 The Wander Collection 80.29% 6.05 6.05 4.93
99 Double D's 1953 Topps 71.53% 5.85 5.85 4.91
100 THE MDJ BASEBALL COLLECTION 99.27% 5.00 R 5.00 4.85
101 Snider5 98.54% 5.01 R 5.01 4.83
102 B-53's 81.02% 5.55 5.55 4.82
103 joshsolt 100.00% 4.74 4.74 4.74
104 Cromwell's 1953 Topps Set 97.45% 5.00 5.00 4.74
105 fbbt73 91.61% 5.92 5.92 4.63
106 MyThreeSons 81.75% 7.10 7.10 4.52
107 G&G Fittings 1953 Topps 72.99% 7.05 7.05 4.44
108 Nick & Brennan's 1953 Topps Set 100.00% 4.43 4.43 4.43
109 53 Doubles 97.08% 4.85 R 4.85 4.38
110 tjrosin 71.53% 6.45 6.45 4.32
111 chas3w 71.17% 5.91 5.91 4.30
112 Daves 1953 Topps Set 94.16% 4.53 R 4.53 4.26
113 Swino 74.09% 6.22 6.22 4.23
114 BBCards4U2 54.38% 8.12 8.17 3.93
115 mattyyy2002 57.66% 5.74 5.74 3.83
116 Bryce's 53 Topps Set 54.01% 5.89 5.89 3.78
117 RaisingMetFans-53 Topps 81.02% 4.70 4.70 3.74
118 Love of the Game Auctions - Spring, 2015 Auction 100.00% 3.61 R 3.61 3.61
119 1953 Topps - Rick & Alan Heckler - Our #1 Set 61.31% 7.64 7.64 3.58
120 acowa - 1953 Topps Baseball 2012 37.23% 7.15 7.15 3.56
121 SPCRD 95.99% 3.74 3.74 3.47
122 crispy's paintings 60.22% 6.18 6.18 3.37
123 Sully 100.00% 3.34 3.34 3.34
124 paulfd 98.18% 3.33 R 3.33 3.23
125 bradshepard 46.35% 7.45 7.52 3.20
126 Alonzo UPDATED 59.12% 4.51 4.51 3.20
127 cglasby12 56.20% 6.09 6.09 3.19
128 1953 Topps - Rick and Alan's #2 set 70.44% 5.60 5.60 3.16
129 Todd's 53 63.50% 5.02 5.02 3.03
130 ronzorn 59.85% 4.97 4.97 2.82
131 Mark W 29.20% 8.22 8.71 2.71
132 1953 Topps Collection 60.58% 6.01 6.01 2.65
133 10rmdoka 44.53% 4.12 4.12 2.64
134 Tom's 1953 Topps Baseball 83.94% 3.47 3.47 2.63
135 JEM1953B UPDATED 44.16% 4.87 4.87 2.61
136 cblackwe84 33.58% 5.81 5.81 2.50
137 [email protected] 36.50% 6.54 6.54 2.32
138 The Charlotte Collection UPDATED 44.89% 7.92 7.92 2.27
139 sevenghost 58.39% 4.42 4.42 2.24
140 Siren 66.42% 4.46 4.46 2.23
141 TRW 53 Topps Baseball 53.28% 4.97 4.97 2.10
142 " The HarrisFord Museum" 31.75% 5.45 5.45 2.09
143 RCM Vintage Collection - 1953 Topps Baseball Set 35.40% 6.73 6.73 2.01
144 gilboy60 NEW 36.86% 5.40 5.40 1.98
145 combscb 53 topps 57.66% 4.12 4.12 1.97
146 Gordo 1953 Topps Set 44.16% 5.24 5.24 1.94
147 Jeannie & Bill 1953 Topps 31.75% 6.44 6.44 1.94
148 Matt's 53 Topps 40.88% 5.42 5.42 1.90
149 The May Collection 1953T 33.21% 8.00 8.00 1.90
150 Rebel Sportscards 47.45% 6.02 6.02 1.84
151 jleonard04 38.69% 3.73 3.73 1.79
152 The Intrieri Collection - 1953 Topps 35.40% 5.53 5.53 1.79
153 Bob's 1953 Topps Baseball 42.70% 5.41 5.41 1.77
154 rj1 35.40% 4.82 4.82 1.77
155 Stevy187 UPDATED 37.96% 4.00 4.00 1.72
156 ragolfer1 25.18% 4.04 4.04 1.65
157 Harper Collection 32.12% 4.28 4.28 1.62
158 Rick and Alan's #3 - 1953's 42.70% 5.54 5.54 1.61
159 GD53TOPPSBASEBALL 27.01% 4.73 4.73 1.59
160 Steves Classics 24.45% 5.09 5.09 1.53
161 genf (2) 32.85% 4.79 4.79 1.52
162 gjacobs 33.21% 4.39 4.39 1.50
163 Worrell's 1953 Topps Set 29.56% 7.04 7.04 1.49
164 1969cubfan 11.31% 5.32 5.32 1.48
165 gb5151 23.36% 6.75 6.75 1.47
166 707 Sportscards - LTD - 1953 Topps Red + Black Corners UPDATED 31.75% 5.85 5.85 1.45
167 rock's1953 set 14.60% 4.83 4.83 1.43
168 duanegtom 17.15% 5.52 5.52 1.41
169 jamesp1077 28.10% 5.55 5.55 1.39
170 kroprs 26.64% 4.14 4.14 1.37
171 PACole's 1953 Topps Baseball 25.91% 4.84 4.84 1.36
172 The 53 Special 27.37% 6.33 6.33 1.32
173 HardEight2013 21.90% 5.57 5.57 1.24
174 Cecil B's 1953 Topps Baseball Set 15.33% 5.92 5.92 1.23
175 boyd_wilson 17.15% 6.49 6.49 1.23
176 BoxSeats - 1953’s 29.56% 7.00 7.00 1.21
177 cbsml UPDATED 20.07% 8.00 8.00 1.20
178 meyerjo 10.95% 4.95 4.95 1.15
179 JT Dunn Collection 33.58% 3.90 3.90 1.13
180 Purdue9394 18.61% 3.79 3.79 1.12
181 Aquila's 53 Dali's 12.77% 7.32 7.32 1.10
182 percypbird 23.72% 4.51 4.51 1.06
183 Terry's 1953 Topps 36.86% 4.12 4.12 1.05
184 pizzapuppy 24.09% 4.73 4.73 1.00
185 j_b_77 27.37% 3.94 3.94 0.98
186 Gemint 14.96% 7.80 7.80 0.94
187 dwbwcards 16.42% 4.93 4.93 0.92
188 tim12x 13.50% 6.34 6.34 0.87
189 Wardscott74 23.72% 5.86 5.86 0.86
190 Roger Gallo 20.44% 3.78 3.78 0.83
191 Howard's 1953 Topps 24.09% 4.72 4.72 0.81
192 tkonikow 22.26% 4.36 4.36 0.79
193 Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York. UPDATED 8.39% 6.12 6.12 0.72
194 neilhamms 17.88% 5.86 5.86 0.72
195 Olivertwistnc 16.42% 2.91 2.91 0.68
196 boberobinson 33.58% 3.16 3.16 0.68
197 JVH 1953 13.50% 3.06 3.06 0.64
198 PSA Rich's 1953 Topps Baseball 13.14% 6.60 6.60 0.62
199 53Burgs UPDATED 25.18% 5.21 5.21 0.62
200 Mangus 1953 Topps Baseball 14.60% 6.48 6.48 0.61
201 ktryan101 13.87% 6.77 6.77 0.61
202 1953 Topps one brick at a time 8.39% 6.26 6.26 0.60
203 hughandval97 14.23% 7.71 7.71 0.58
204 Will's 1953 Topps Basic Set 13.14% 4.12 4.12 0.54
205 Bill Davis - 1953 Topps Baseball Set 5.84% 4.58 4.58 0.51
206 John Lee 7.30% 4.36 4.36 0.51
207 The Sandlot 22.26% 3.32 3.32 0.50
208 badger1994 8.03% 4.07 4.07 0.50
209 Jim's 1953 Topps Set UPDATED 12.77% 4.53 4.53 0.49
210 brentaudrey 13.87% 5.23 5.23 0.49
211 [email protected] 9.85% 6.62 6.62 0.48
212 Secretariat 5.84% 5.08 5.08 0.38
213 tscbaseball 5.11% 5.03 5.03 0.36
214 nathanrvanepps 5.47% 5.70 5.70 0.36
215 Peter Cate 10.58% 5.38 5.38 0.35
216 Horsejk 8.39% 7.27 7.27 0.35
217 Tory's 1953 Topps Baseball Set 11.31% 4.29 4.29 0.34
218 JEM1953C 5.11% 3.18 3.18 0.34
219 TWK-53 6.20% 6.31 6.31 0.32
220 JM 1953 Topps 5.47% 4.59 4.59 0.32
221 Brock Jackson 2.19% 8.00 8.00 0.29
222 pmsbcc 4.38% 6.45 6.45 0.27
223 JFP 1953 Baseball 6.93% 4.96 4.96 0.27
224 Drlads' Fine 1953 Topps Set UPDATED 4.38% 8.00 8.00 0.24
225 1953 Topps Lodz 5.84% 1.44 1.44 0.23
226 garyreece 1.09% 5.54 5.54 0.21
227 Bucks42 5.84% 4.76 4.76 0.20
228 Topps 1953 4.38% 1.75 1.75 0.19
229 Dwelch14 2.92% 4.63 4.63 0.19
230 COACHBARRY 8.76% 3.06 3.06 0.17
231 Aptoscollector 4.01% 4.73 4.73 0.15
232 Hammertime 4.74% 2.66 2.66 0.11
233 jbrownell 2.19% 6.42 6.42 0.11
234 ProfScott 4.74% 4.28 4.28 0.10
235 run4itrick 1.09% 5.15 5.15 0.10
236 1953 Baseball Art NEW 4.01% 6.00 6.00 0.10
237 Jacobswanson17 1.82% 3.07 3.07 0.09
238 keithincanton 3.28% 6.56 6.56 0.09
239 alsal 2.55% 4.75 4.75 0.08
240 The Foster Collection NEW 0.36% 8.00 8.00 0.08
241 Bjgreen1 0.36% 4.00 4.00 0.05
242 rjstevens 2.19% 5.50 5.50 0.05
243 broncomet 0.36% 3.00 3.00 0.04
244 1953 Topps Set 1.82% 3.63 3.63 0.04
245 THE BOBA COLLECTION '53 1.09% 7.00 7.00 0.04
246 Spareman 0.36% 8.00 8.00 0.02
247 HeavyHarv 0.73% 1.30 1.30 0.02
248 Szcz16 0.73% 4.00 4.00 0.02
249 onilange 0.36% 1.00 1.00 0.01
250 jonbegos 0.36% 1.00 1.00 0.01
250 Kramer’s Kards 0.36% 7.00 7.00 0.01
252 freebaseballcards - i only need one NEW 0.36% 6.50 6.50 0.01
253 wlmise 0.36% 5.00 5.00 0.01
254 1953 Topps - TrudgeTX 0.36% 2.00 2.00 0.00