1952 Topps Baseball Cards

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Back

1952 Topps Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Topps
Year of Issue: 1952
Set Size: 407 Cards
Card Size: 2-5/8” x 3-3/4”

Series

Series I: 1-80
Series II: 81-130
Series III: 131-190
Series IV: 191-250
Series V: 251-310
Series VI: 311-407 (Scarce)

Set Description

Topps issued this innovative set in 1952, which set the standards for cards to come. The front is black & white colorized photos of the players and for the first time their team logo was printed in color. The backs are numbered and have the players vitals and bio, for the first time the players previous year stats where included. On cards #1-80 can be found with red or black backs as well as cards #311-407 are high numbers and scarce.

1952 Topps Ed Mathews 1952 Topps Pee Wee Reese
1952 Topps Roy Campanella 1952 Topps Jackie Robinson
1952 Topps Willie Mays 1952 Topps Andy Pafko
Price Guide (Complete Set)
  • VG – $25,000
  • EX – $45,000
  • NM – $140,000
Key Rookies
  • 175 – Billy Martin
  • 372 – Gil McDougald
  • 392 – Hoyt Wilhelm
  • 407 – Ed Mathews
Key Stars
  • 37 – Duke Snider
  • 191 – Yogi Berra
  • 261 – Willie Mays
  • 311 – Mickey Mantle
  • 312 – Jackie Robinson
  • 333 – Pee Wee Reese
Errors & Variations
  • 48 – Joe Page (has the Johnny Sain biography info on the back of the card)
  • 49 – Johnny Sain (Has the Joe Page biography info on the back of the card)
Important Notes
  • The “hi” series (#310-407) are much more difficult to find than the lower series
  • The Mickey Mantle #311 card is the grail of post-war cards
  • The 1st series (#1-80) come in red and black back variations
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