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Baseball Card or Mug Shot? 1952 Topps Hank Thompson
The 1950s baseball card set contains a card of a smiling player who has an important role in baseball history. His grin belies a dark past and a life of crime.
Names like Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Eddie Mathews may stand out for their value but collectors who love cards that tell stories--good and bad--can't ignore the 1952 Topps Hank Thompson.... [Read more]
10 Underrated 1952 Topps Cards
You know about Mantle and Mays. If you know the set you know the Jackie Robinson and Eddie Mathews, too. They’re among the icons but how about some underrated 1952 Topps cards? We’ve pieced together a list of ten that should be worth more than they really are—and that’s good for anyone looking for value in the most popular post-War baseball... [Read more]
1952 Topps Red Backs vs Black Backs
Collectors hunting this first-ever card set will find the 1952 Topps red backs vs. black to be one element that stands out. Card numbers 1-80 were released with either a red or black back variation. That means when you turn over one of these cards the background on the flipside was either predominantly one of two colors-red or black. A Phil Rizzuto... [Read more]
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]
Collecting Hall of Famers from the 52 Topps Set
While virtually every card in the 1952 Topps baseball set carries value, there are several cards which represent Hall of Famers.
The early 50s produced a convergence of stars who had debuted in the 1930s including Bob Feller (whose 1952 Topps card is relatively inexpensive), former Negro Leaguers who had broken the color barrier just a few years earlier... [Read more]
1952 Topps Baseball Reprint Set Offers Affordable Alternative
Even in the early 1980s, collectors were finding it cost prohibitive to buy high grade originals so the company set out to create a complete 1952 Topps Baseball Reprint set.
Issued in 1983 and sold to sports card dealers by the case, the '52 Topps reprints came in a blue box and is the first reprint set issued by Topps. It's really considered a classic... [Read more]
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