1952 Topps Thread ?

I did a search and can't fins an official 1952 Topps thread. I'm sure one has to exist. Thanks!

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-Mike Knight Jr

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  • bishopbishop Posts: 2,802 ✭✭✭
    edited December 27, 2018 3:23PM

    MK-- I have collected the 52 set and many of it's variations//variants. There have been several threads on it over on Net 54, and many ardent collectors of it there. I don't recall a Registry thread here, but maybe someone will recall one. I think I remember that over on the main forum here we once posted a full set, starting with Pafko and ending with Mathews, with different people posting scans of all the cards in the set in order

    Do you collect the set ? With a couple of exceptions my set is ungraded.

    Topps Baseball-1948, 1951 to 2017
    Bowman Baseball -1948-1955
    Fleer Baseball-1923, 1959-2007

    Al
  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭

    I think the big hitters in a set like this are so loaded they would never think to post on a forum like this. There are a few exceptions I’m sure but that’s a huge reason I’m sure the most prolific large set in the hobby doesn’t have a dedicated thread here.

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭✭

    Well let’s go!!!

    Curious about the rare, mysterious and beautiful 1951 Wheaties Premium Photos?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/987963/1951-wheaties-premium-photos-set-registry#latest

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 7,470 ✭✭✭
    edited December 28, 2018 5:44AM

    Such an iconic set. Beautiful artwork. I've toyed with starting this set but I don't think I can afford a Mantle in anything close to decent shape. I just can't buy a slab with a beat up card in it. Personal problem.

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭✭

    @softparade said:
    Such an iconic set. Beautiful artwork. I've toyed with starting this set but I don't think I can afford a Mantle in anything close to decent shape. I just can't buy a slab with a beat up card in it. Personal problem.

    I have pondered starting the set, backing away in similar fashion. The Mays and Mantle are true showstoppers but also come with a showstopping price.

    There’s a small part of me always wonders if I should liquidate what I have, buy a 52T Mantle and begin anew.

    As for buying a flip with a beat up card in it, I think there’s got to be a sliding scale there. I tend to agree with you but there are exceptions.

    Curious about the rare, mysterious and beautiful 1951 Wheaties Premium Photos?

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/987963/1951-wheaties-premium-photos-set-registry#latest

  • PaulMaulPaulMaul Posts: 2,827 ✭✭✭✭

    It’s a personal decision everyone needs to make. I personally have zero nostalgia for a 1952 Mantle, as cool as the card is. I would honestly rather have a gem mint 1974 common than a beat up ‘52 Mantle. That’s the great thing about this hobby, there’s an enthusiastic buyer for almost every card!

  • bishopbishop Posts: 2,802 ✭✭✭

    As a variation and master set type guy, getting 2 Mantles, Robinsons, and Thompsons was painful. Then there are red and black backs in the first series and the expensive and elusive gray backs in the 131 to 190 series. The Black Star Campos, and the missing front border version. The various House tiger variants. The Sain and Page variants. Even the Huggins Super set with it's meant other variant cards is not complete. And no set is complete without an unopened pack 😉

    There are a bunch of down to earth 52 collectors on Net 54

    Topps Baseball-1948, 1951 to 2017
    Bowman Baseball -1948-1955
    Fleer Baseball-1923, 1959-2007

    Al
  • bishopbishop Posts: 2,802 ✭✭✭







    Variants...can you spot differences ?




    Topps Baseball-1948, 1951 to 2017
    Bowman Baseball -1948-1955
    Fleer Baseball-1923, 1959-2007

    Al
  • @bishop said:
    MK-- I have collected the 52 set and many of it's variations//variants. There have been several threads on it over on Net 54, and many ardent collectors of it there. I don't recall a Registry thread here, but maybe someone will recall one. I think I remember that over on the main forum here we once posted a full set, starting with Pafko and ending with Mathews, with different people posting scans of all the cards in the set in order

    Do you collect the set ? With a couple of exceptions my set is ungraded.

    Yes I am a 52 set builder, been building it for about 3 months now and am almost at 30% on the basic set registry. I’m doing centered PSA 5+ on 1-310 and 311-407 in PSA 3+. It is a very challenging set and I don’t know if I’ll finish it in my lifetime (I’m 43). But I plan to hand it down to my daughter as a family heirloom anyway. I’m currently #114 in basic and #52 in master. Set name is Mike & Kendra Knoght Family Collection (basic) and MJKnightJr (master). I also have a registry for all the teams for 52.

    If you guys have Facebook and would like to be a part of the 1952 Topps Baseball group here is the link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1952ToppsBaseballGroup/?ref=share

    1952 Topps Set Builder
    1952 Topps Baseball Set Builders Facebook Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1952ToppsBaseballGroup/?ref=share
    -Mike Knight Jr

  • Here are my two favorite 52s to date in my set. The #2 Runnels has been subbed to PSA. Hope to get it back by February.

    1952 Topps Set Builder
    1952 Topps Baseball Set Builders Facebook Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1952ToppsBaseballGroup/?ref=share
    -Mike Knight Jr

  • That's a sweet Pafko. I am also working on the set in PSA 6-8 range. I have 44 to go, mostly high numbers. I haven't crossed the Mantle bridge yet and I have no idea what I will do when I get there. It will no doubt be the last card I will need for the set.

    I have about 250 different doubles if any one is interested in trading (mostly low numbers).

  • I have 26 1952 Topps cards with about a day left on eBay right now if anyone needs any of these.
    https://m.ebay.com/sch/mjknight75/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

    1952 Topps Set Builder
    1952 Topps Baseball Set Builders Facebook Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1952ToppsBaseballGroup/?ref=share
    -Mike Knight Jr

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