Topps 1952 Baseball Cards
There may be no more iconic piece of baseball memorabilia than Topps 1952 baseball cards. Produced by the upstart New York company that decided to take on Bowman Gum, it was Topps’ first major card set and today, it’s among the most valuable trading card sets in existence.
Topps 1952 baseball cards were bigger than anything kids had seen before. They caused a stir, but not many wound up being saved. Topps’ distribution network wasn’t fully developed and many kids who had a choice between Bowman and Topps chose their old friends instead. The scarcity helped drive interest as adult collectors began pushing to the forefront in the 1970s.
Today, the 1952 Topps set often generates headlines for record-setting sales of high-grade Mickey Mantle cards. However, the set has multiple Hall of Famers, several interesting quirks and is still a great-looking trip down memory lane.
No matter if you’re building the full set, buying a specific player, or piecing together a team set, we’ll help you. Read the articles, check the checklist and find plenty of Topps 1952 baseball cards from which to choose via our partnership with eBay.
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1952 Topps Baseball Set Stands Test of Time
1952 Topps baseball cards have reached almost iconic status among sports collectors.
The set has a number of factors working in its favor. It marked the young company’s first attempt at creating an all-encompassing baseball card set featuring players of the day. Topps didn’t skimp, creating 407 cards over three series.
The cards were of a size that... [Read more]
Collecting 1952 Topps Baseball Cards on a Budget
Looking at the overall value of the set or the prices paid for Mickey Mantle rookie cards can scare some people off, but it’s possible to collect 1952 Topps baseball cards on a budget.
No matter if you decide to piece together as much of the set as you possibly can or just certain elements, there’s no need to avoid chasing what may be one of the... [Read more]
1952 Topps Baseball Wax Packs Are Rare, Expensive
It seems unfathomable, but not every pack of decades-old baseball cards has been opened. 1952 Topps baseball wax packs are out there--and among the most sought after nostalgia items in the baseball card market.
Topps' first issue changed the world of baseball cards forever. Once confined to small square or rectangular sizes, Topps blew up their high... [Read more]
1952 Bowman Baseball
The 1952 Bowman Baseball set, though overshadowed by the seminal 1952 Topps set, stands in its own right as a set from one of baseball’s greatest eras. The complete set contains 252 cards, including significant players (like Stan Musial) not signed by Topps for 1952. High-number cards in this set (#217-252) are more collectable.
The 1952 Bowman... [Read more]
1952 Topps Finds Yield Legendary Cards
Some of the highest grade 1952 Topps cards have great stories behind them. Many of those involve great finds.
In 1986, Alan Rosen, known as Mr. Mint in hobby circles, was invited to a man\'s home. No doubt expecting to see the usual nicks and dings older cards often displayed, Rosen was shocked to find the man bringing out a silver tray full of dozens... [Read more]
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle: Looking to Own One?
Some believe the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle is the most popular baseball card of all-time.A picture-perfect presentation of a star being born in New York, the Mantle card is a favorite of those seeking to invest in sports memorabilia and also of those who understand its significance in the hobby.
Mickey Mantle, of course, was immensely popular as a player... [Read more]
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