1952 Topps Gray Backs

This showcase contains cards from the 1952 Topps 3rd series (card numbers 131-190) that have Gray Backs. While most known Gray Backs have a subdued "dirty" appearance on the card front, a lesser number of 1952 Gray Backs actually have a glossy white border. I am attempting to find both versions of all 60 Gray Backs. Perhaps the rarest variation of the 1952 Gray Backs is the #146 Frank House card with the Pale Yellow Tiger Logo. If those variations aren't enough, take a look at the PSA 4 pictures of card #134. It has the "dirty" looking front like the typical Gray Back, but it actually has the "normal" white/cream back.
Image Description Grade Pop Pop Higher Owner's Comments
1952 TOPPS 131 MORRIE MARTIN GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 131 MORRIE MARTIN GRAY BACK 5.5 3 3 Only 2 examples graded PSA 5.5. None higher. This one has the glossy white border.
1952 TOPPS 132 CLYDE KLUTTZ GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 132 CLYDE KLUTTZ GRAY BACK 5 7 6 Pop 7 with only 3 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 132 CLYDE KLUTTZ GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 132 CLYDE KLUTTZ GRAY BACK 5 7 6 Pop 4 with only 3 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 133 AL WIDMAR GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 133 AL WIDMAR GRAY BACK 4 10 9 Pop 4 with only 5 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 134 JOE TIPTON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 134 JOE TIPTON GRAY BACK 5 6 0 Only 4 examples graded PSA 5. None higher.
1952 TOPPS 134 JOE TIPTON 1952 TOPPS 134 JOE TIPTON 4 76 480 This card has the "dirty" front that is typical of the rare gray backs, but it has a white back and is the only card with this color combo that I have ever seen.
1952 TOPPS 135 DIXIE HOWELL GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 135 DIXIE HOWELL GRAY BACK 5 4 2 Pop 4 with only 1 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 135 DIXIE HOWELL GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 135 DIXIE HOWELL GRAY BACK 3 4 18 Pop 4 with 14 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018
1952 TOPPS 136 JOHNNY SCHMITZ GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 136 JOHNNY SCHMITZ GRAY BACK 7 1 0 Pop 1 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 137 ROY McMILLAN GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 137 ROY McMILLAN GRAY BACK 3 6 19 Pop 5 with 12 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 138 BILL MacDONALD GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 138 BILL MacDONALD GRAY BACK 4 7 6 Pop 3 with only 3 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 139 KEN WOOD GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 139 KEN WOOD GRAY BACK 2 4 22 Pop 4 with 14 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 139 KEN WOOD GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 139 KEN WOOD GRAY BACK 5 5 1 Pop 4 with 1 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 140 JOHN ANTONELLI GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 140 JOHN ANTONELLI GRAY BACK 4 5 5 Pop 3 with only 4 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 141 CLINT HARTUNG GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 141 CLINT HARTUNG GRAY BACK 6 4 0 Pop 4 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 142 HARRY PERKOWSKI GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 142 HARRY PERKOWSKI GRAY BACK 8MC 6 0 Pop 5 with none higher. This card has the rarer white border.
1952 TOPPS 142 HARRY PERKOWSKI GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 142 HARRY PERKOWSKI GRAY BACK 4 7 9 Pop 6 with only 4 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 143 LES MOSS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 143 LES MOSS GRAY BACK 7 3 0 Pop 1 at time of purchase with none higher.
1952 TOPPS 143 LES MOSS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 143 LES MOSS GRAY BACK 3.5 2 20 Graded on August 21, 2013. This one has the White Border. Pop 1 with 10 higher.
1952 TOPPS 144 ED BLAKE GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 144 ED BLAKE GRAY BACK 4 8 6 Pop 5 with only 4 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 145 JOE HAYNES GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 145 JOE HAYNES GRAY BACK 5.5 1 2 Pop 1 with only 2 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 146 FRANK HOUSE GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 146 FRANK HOUSE GRAY BACK 5 5 5 Pop 5 with only 2 higher. This one has the white border.
1952 TOPPS 147 BOB YOUNG GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 147 BOB YOUNG GRAY BACK 5 8 2 4 samples graded PSA 5 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 148 JOHNNY KLIPPSTEIN GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 148 JOHNNY KLIPPSTEIN GRAY BACK 3 6 15 Pop 6 with 10 higher at when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 150 TED BEARD GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 150 TED BEARD GRAY BACK 2 3 19 Graded on August 21, 2013. Pop 1 with 14 higher.
1952 TOPPS 151 WALLY POST GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 151 WALLY POST GRAY BACK 6 3 0 Pop 3 with none higher when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 152 AL EVANS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 152 AL EVANS GRAY BACK 2.5 1 24 Pop 1 with 18 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 152 AL EVANS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 152 AL EVANS GRAY BACK 4.5 3 7 This card was graded SCG 60 EX 4 Canadian. Sent it in to get it labeled as a PSA Gray Back. Came back as a 4.5. Pop 1 with 6 higher.
1952 TOPPS 153 BOB RUSH GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 153 BOB RUSH GRAY BACK 6 4 0 Pop 3 with none higher. Graded October 2018.
1952 TOPPS 154 JOE MUIR GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 154 JOE MUIR GRAY BACK 4 9 13 Pop 7 with 10 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 156 FRANK HILLER GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 156 FRANK HILLER GRAY BACK 4 8 12 Pop 6 with 8 higher.
1952 TOPPS 156 FRANK HILLER GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 156 FRANK HILLER GRAY BACK 2.5 3 23 This Gray Back has the White Border.
1952 TOPPS 158 EDDIE WAITKUS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 158 EDDIE WAITKUS GRAY BACK 6 4 2 Pop 2 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 159 SAUL ROGOVIN GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 159 SAUL ROGOVIN GRAY BACK 5 7 4 Graded on August 21, 2013. Only 1 higher.
1952 TOPPS 160 OWEN FRIEND GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 160 OWEN FRIEND GRAY BACK 5 7 1 Only 1 higher. Had this one re-slabbed from an early cert number on August 9, 2013.
1952 TOPPS 161 BUD BYERLY GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 161 BUD BYERLY GRAY BACK 4 7 8 Pop 4 with only 2 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 162 DEL CRANDALL GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 162 DEL CRANDALL GRAY BACK 7 2 0 Pop 1 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 163 STAN ROJEK GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 163 STAN ROJEK GRAY BACK 6 4 0 Pop 4 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 164 WALT DUBIEL GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 164 WALT DUBIEL GRAY BACK 4.5 1 11 This Gray Back card has the White Border. Pop 1 with only 5 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 165 EDDIE KAZAK GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 165 EDDIE KAZAK GRAY BACK 3 6 11 Pop 5 with only 5 higher when I had this one graded. This card has the rarer white border.
1952 TOPPS 166 PAUL LaPALME GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 166 PAUL LaPALME GRAY BACK 4 13 10 Pop 10 with 5 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 166 PAUL LaPALME GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 166 PAUL LaPALME GRAY BACK 5 7 2 Pop 6 with 2 higher. Graded October 2018.
1952 TOPPS 167 BILL HOWERTON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 167 BILL HOWERTON GRAY BACK 4 6 12 Graded on August 21, 2013. Only 5 higher. This one has the White border.
1952 TOPPS 167 BILL HOWERTON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 167 BILL HOWERTON GRAY BACK 3MC 4 24 Graded on August 21, 2013. Pop 2 with only 8 higher.
1952 TOPPS 168 CHARLIE SILVERA GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 168 CHARLIE SILVERA GRAY BACK 3 3 10 Pop 2 with 8 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018.
1952 TOPPS 169 HOWIE JUDSON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 169 HOWIE JUDSON GRAY BACK 5 4 4 Pop 2 with only 2 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 170 GUS BELL GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 170 GUS BELL GRAY BACK 5 2 3 Pop 2 with 3 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 171 ED ERAUTT GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 171 ED ERAUTT GRAY BACK 6 2 0 Pop 1 with none higher.
1952 TOPPS 172 EDDIE MIKSIS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 172 EDDIE MIKSIS GRAY BACK 6OC 1 9 Pop 1 with only 5 higher when I had this one graded. This card has the rarer white border.
1952 TOPPS 172 EDDIE MIKSIS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 172 EDDIE MIKSIS GRAY BACK 3 5 11 Pop 3 with only 6 higher when I had this one graded.
1952 TOPPS 173 ROY SMALLEY GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 173 ROY SMALLEY GRAY BACK 4 6 6 Pop 4 with only 2 higher when I had this one graded.
1952 TOPPS 173 ROY SMALLEY GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 173 ROY SMALLEY GRAY BACK 3 4 14 Pop 4 with only 8 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 174 CLARENCE MARSHALL GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 174 CLARENCE MARSHALL GRAY BACK 5.5 1 2 Pop 1 with only 1 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 175 BILLY MARTIN GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 175 BILLY MARTIN GRAY BACK 5 4 3 Pop 4 with only 1 higher. The PSA 6 sold in June 2013 for 3000 on eBay. Had this card re-slabbed as a Gray Back. Photos of both slabs are shown.
1952 TOPPS 175 BILLY MARTIN GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 175 BILLY MARTIN GRAY BACK 2 7 20 This Gray Back has the white border. Graded by PSA on July 9, 2013
1952 TOPPS 176 HANK EDWARDS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 176 HANK EDWARDS GRAY BACK 5 3 3 This is the 6th PSA-graded example (3, 3, 5, 6, 6.5 and 7). This one was re-slabbed and upgraded from a 4 (see photo of original) to a 5 on August 20, 2013.
1952 TOPPS 177 BILL WIGHT GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 177 BILL WIGHT GRAY BACK 6 1 1 Pop 1 with only 1 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 177 BILL WIGHT GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 177 BILL WIGHT GRAY BACK 5.5 2 2 Pop 2 with only 2 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 178 CASS MICHAELS GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 178 CASS MICHAELS GRAY BACK 4.5 4 4 Pop 2 with only 2 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 179 FRANK SMITH GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 179 FRANK SMITH GRAY BACK 4 6 6 Pop 3 with only 2 higher when I had this one graded.
1952 TOPPS 180 CHARLEY MAXWELL GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 180 CHARLEY MAXWELL GRAY BACK 4 6 1 Sent in an SGC 5 for re-holder. Came back as a PSA 4. Pop 4 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 181 BOB SWIFT GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 181 BOB SWIFT GRAY BACK 5 3 3 Pop 3 with 2 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 182 BILLY HITCHCOCK GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 182 BILLY HITCHCOCK GRAY BACK 6 3 1 Pop 3 with 1 higher. Graded October 2018.
1952 TOPPS 183 ERV DUSAK GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 183 ERV DUSAK GRAY BACK 6 3 1 Pop 3 with 1 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 185 BILL NICHOLSON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 185 BILL NICHOLSON GRAY BACK 5 3 5 Pop 2 with only 1 higher at time of purchase. This one has the white border.
1952 TOPPS 185 BILL NICHOLSON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 185 BILL NICHOLSON GRAY BACK 4 9 9 Pop 5 with only 5 higher at time of purchase. This one has the white border.
1952 TOPPS 186 WALT MASTERSON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 186 WALT MASTERSON GRAY BACK 6 1 1 Pop 1 with only 1 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 186 WALT MASTERSON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 186 WALT MASTERSON GRAY BACK 5 5 2 Pop 4 with only 1 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 187 BOB MILLER GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 187 BOB MILLER GRAY BACK 7.5 1 0 Pop 1 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 188 CLARENCE PODBIELAN GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 188 CLARENCE PODBIELAN GRAY BACK 5.5 1 5 Pop 1 with only 3 higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 189 PETE REISER GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 189 PETE REISER GRAY BACK 3 3 4 Pop 3 with only 3 higher when I had this one graded. May 2018
1952 TOPPS 190 DON JOHNSON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 190 DON JOHNSON GRAY BACK 5 5 1 Pop 3 with none higher at time of purchase.
1952 TOPPS 190 DON JOHNSON GRAY BACK 1952 TOPPS 190 DON JOHNSON GRAY BACK 5 5 1 This was the 10th Gray Back example to be graded. Pop 2 with none higher. Also have a PSA 5 White Border.

Comments


Got a chance to look through this Grey back set. Really Awesome! Thanks for sharing ~Scott N

Posted at 1/25/2020 12:37 PM by DrewMan

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