1952 Topps Baseball Checklist

By: Tony Frye

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The 1952 Topps Baseball release contained 407 cards which made it the largest set to date. It was released over six series which meant that the final series was so late into the year (it was actually football season) that kids weren’t purchasing them and a surplus was destroyed by Topps several years later. The breakdown of each series is as follows:

Although the Mickey Mantle card included in this set is widely regarded as his rookie card, it isn’t his rookie card at all. That said, it is one of the most iconic and valuable baseball cards of all time and, appearing as #311 in the collection, is among the rarest cards in this set. Andy Pafko cards are also very difficult to find in high-grade quality since his placement at the top of the checklist placed the card on the top of many collector’s stacks, thus, leading to a great deal of damage.

Cards were sold in $0.01 and $0.05 packages and were advertised as “giant” thanks to their 2 5/8″x3 3/4″ dimensions. Clicking a link within this checklist will direct you to an affiliate retailer or to relevant eBay listings.

1952 Topps Baseball Checklist

Base Set – 407 Cards

Series 1 – Cards 1-80
Series 2 – Cards 81-130
Series 3 – Cards 131-190
Series 4 – Cards 191-250
Series 5 – Cards 251-310
Series 6 – Cards 311-407

Athletics

21Ferris Fain
31Gus Zernial
34Elmer Valo
41Bob WellmanRC
45Eddie Joost
112Hank Majeski
116Carl Scheib
131Morrie MartinRC
134Joe Tipton
182Billy Hitchcock
201Alex Kellner
210Dick Fowler
219Bobby Shantz
226Dave Philley
231Sam Zoldak
256Pete Suder
278Allie Clark
290Joe Astroth
299Ray MurrayRC
340Bob Hooper
358John KucabRC
368Ed WrightRC

Braves

14Bob Elliott
27Sam Jethroe
33Warren Spahn
96Willard Marshall
97Earl Torgeson
140John Antonelli
162Del Crandall
252Vern Bickford
264Roy Hartsfield
267Sid Gordon
276Jim WilsonRC
288Chet NicholsRC
289Tommy Holmes
293Sibby Sisti
294Walker Cooper
302Max SurkontRC
360George CroweRC
367Bob ThorpeRC
388Bob Chipman
393Ebba St. ClaireRC
407Eddie MathewsRC

Browns

8Fred MarshRC
46Gordon GoldsberryRC
58Bob MahoneyRC
64Roy Sievers
82Duane Pillette
102Bill Kennedy
143Les Moss
147Bobby YoungRC
149Dick Kryhoski
160Owen Friend
163Stan Rojek
174Cuddles MarshallRC
212Ned Garver
229Gene Bearden
241Tommy Byrne
271Jim Delsing
284Hank Arft
285Cliff Fannin
286Joe DeMaestriRC
349Bob Cain
366Dave MadisonRC
402Earl HarristRC

Cardinals

19Johnny BuchaRC
38Wally Westlake
56Tommy Glaviano
65Enos Slaughter
68Cliff Chambers
76Eddie Stanky
79Jerry Staley
83Billy Johnson
91Red Schoendienst
100Del Rice
111Peanuts Lowrey
115Red Munger
165Eddie Kazak
196Solly HemusRC
220Joe PreskoRC
228Al Brazle
242Tom PoholskyRC
263Harry Brecheen
280Cloyd Boyer
287Steve Bilko
334Wilmer MizellRC
378Les FusselmanRC
386Eddie YuhasRC
398Hal Rice

Cubs

16Gene Hermanski
35Hank Sauer
105John Pramesa
110Dutch Leonard
114Willard Ramsdell
127Paul MinnerRC
148Johnny Klippstein
153Bob Rush
157Bob Usher
164Walt Dubiel
172Eddie Miksis
173Roy Smalley
184Bob Ramazzotti
194Joe Hatten
204Ron Northey
224Bruce Edwards
225Frank Baumholtz
259Bob AddisRC
295Phil Cavarretta
322Randy JacksonRC
324Warren Hacker
325Bill Serena
330Turk LownRC
341Hal Jeffcoat
348Bob KellyRC
356Toby AtwellRC
359Dee FondyRC
401Bob SchultzRC

Dodgers

1Andy Pafko
7Wayne Terwilliger
20Billy LoesRC
36Gil Hodges
37Duke Snider
51Jim Russell
53Chris Van CuykRC
66Preacher Roe
136Johnny Schmitz
188Bud PodbielanRC
198Phil HaugstadRC
205Clyde King
232Billy Cox
239Rocky BridgesRC
250Carl Erskine
273Erv Palica
274Ralph Branca
312Jackie Robinson
314Roy Campanella
319Rube WalkerRC
320John RutherfordRC
321Joe BlackRC
326George ShubaRC
333Pee Wee Reese
342Clem LabineRC
355Bobby Morgan
365Cookie Lavagetto
377Chuck Dressen
389Ben WadeRC
390Rocky NelsonRC
394Billy Herman
395Jake Pitler
396Dick WilliamsRC

Giants

3Hank Thompson
5Larry Jansen
26Monte Irvin
52Don Mueller
61Tookie Gilbert
75Wes Westrum
101Max Lanier
124Monte Kennedy
125Bill Rigney
130Sheldon Jones
141Clint Hartung
261Willie Mays
265Chuck Diering
313Bobby Thomson
315Leo Durocher
316Davey WilliamsRC
318Hal GreggRC
336Dave Koslo
337Jim Hearn
338Sal YvarsRC
346George SpencerRC
351Al Dark
371Bobby Hofman
385Herman FranksRC
392Hoyt WilhelmRC

Indians

10Al Rosen
17Jim Hegan
18Merrill CombsRC
24Luke Easter
55Ray Boone
77Bob Kennedy
88Bob Feller
92Dale Mitchell
120Bob ChakalesRC
189Pete Reiser
193Harry SimpsonRC
199George ZuverinkRC
207Mickey Harris
217George Stirnweiss
243Larry Doby
253Johnny Berardino
257Bobby Avila
258Steve Gromek
268Bob Lemon
270Lou Brissie
272Mike Garcia
277Early Wynn
282Birdie Tebbetts
300Barney McCosky
363Dick RozekRC
382Sam JonesRC
399Jim FridleyRC

Phillies

44Con DempseyRC
47Willie Jones
59Robin Roberts
74Andy HansenRC
107Connie Ryan
108Jim Konstanty
158Eddie Waitkus
185Bill Nicholson
187Bob Miller
203Curt Simmons
209Howie Fox
213Nippy Jones
216Richie Ashburn
221Granny Hamner
223Del Ennis
281Tommy Brown
339Russ Meyer
352Karl Drews
357Smoky Burgess
362Ken Heintzelman

Pirates

12Monty BasgallRC
63Howie Pollet
73Bill Werle
81Vern Law
87Dale Coogan
109Ted Wilks
138Bill MacDonald
150Ted Beard
154Joe MuirRC
166Paul LaPalmeRC
167Bill Howerton
170Gus Bell
183Erv Dusak
197George StricklandRC
218Clyde McCullough
227Joe Garagiola
233Bob FriendRC
236Ed Fitz Gerald
240Jack PhillipsRC
260Pete Castiglione
266Murry Dickson
310George Metkovich
332Tony BartiromeRC
353Bobby Del GrecoRC
361Bill Posedel
364Clyde SukeforthRC
369Dick GroatRC
375Jack MersonRC
380Clem KoshorekRC
381Milton StockRC
387Billy Meyer
397Forrest MainRC

Red Sox

4Don Lenhardt
15Johnny Pesky
22Dom DiMaggio
23Billy Goodman
30Mel Parnell
43Ray Scarborough
54Leo Kiely
72Karl OlsonRC
78Ellis Kinder
84Vern Stephens
119Mickey McDermott
121Gus Niarhos
139Ken Wood
152Al Evans
177Bill Wight
180Charlie MaxwellRC
186Walt Masterson
235Walt Dropo
247Randy Gumpert
255Clyde Vollmer
269Willard Nixon
327Archie WilsonRC
329Ivan DelockRC
335Ted LepcioRC
343Dick GernertRC
345Sammy WhiteRC
374Al BentonRC
376Faye ThroneberryRC
383Del WilberRC
404Dick BrodowskiRC

Reds

6Grady Hatton
13Johnny Wyrostek
29Ted Kluszewski
69Virgil Stallcup
80Herm Wehmeier
113Dick Sisler
118Ken Raffensberger
135Dixie Howell
137Roy McMillanRC
142Harry PerkowskiRC
144Ed BlakeRC
151Wally PostRC
156Frank HillerRC
161Bud ByerlyRC
171Ed ErauttRC
176Hank Edwards
179Frank SmithRC
249Bobby Adams
297Andy Seminick
323Bubba Church
328Bob BorkowskiRC
344Ewell Blackwell
347Joe Adcock
350Cal Abrams
379Joe RossiRC
391Ben Chapman
405Eddie Pellagrini
406Joe NuxhallRC

Senators

2Pete RunnelsRC
40Irv Noren
60Sid Hudson
71Tom UptonRC
90Mickey Grasso
93Al SimaRC
94Sam Mele
106Mickey Vernon
123Eddie Yost
132Clyde KluttzRC
145Joe Haynes
178Cass Michaels
190Don JohnsonRC
245Sherry Robertson
291Gil Coan
292Floyd Baker
298Bob RossRC
301Bob Porterfield
306Lou SleaterRC
307Frank CamposRC
309Jim Busby
317Connie Marrero

Tigers

25Johnny Groth
28Jerry Priddy
39Dizzy Trout
86Ted Gray
89Johnny Lipon
103Cliff Mapes
104Don Kolloway
126Fred Hutchinson
146Frank HouseRC
181Bob Swift
192Myron GinsbergRC
208Marlin StuartRC
222Hoot Evers
230Matt Batts
234Steve SouchockRC
238Art Houtteman
244Vic Wertz
246George Kell
262Virgil Trucks
275Pat Mullin
296Red Rolfe
354Fred HatfieldRC
370Billy HoeftRC

White Sox

32Eddie Robinson
42Lou KretlowRC
50Marv RickertRC
62Chuck StobbsRC
70Al Zarilla
95Ken Holcombe
98Bill Pierce
117Sherm Lollar
133Al Widmar
159Saul RogovinRC
169Howie Judson
195Minnie MinosoRC
211Ray Coleman
251Chico Carrasquel
254Joe Dobson
279Bud Stewart
283Phil Masi
303Harry Dorish
304Sam Dente
305Paul Richards
308Luis Aloma

Yankees

9Bobby HogueRC
11Phil Rizzuto
48Joe Page
57Ed Lopat
67Allie Reynolds
85Bob Kuzava
99Gene Woodling
122Jackie Jensen
128Don BollwegRC
129Johnny Mize
155Frank Overmire
168Charlie SilveraRC
175Billy MartinRC
191Yogi Berra
200Ralph HoukRC
202Joe CollinsRC
206Joe OstrowskiRC
214Johnny Hopp
215Hank Bauer
237Jerry Coleman
248Spec Shea
311Mickey Mantle
331Tom MorganRC
372Gil McDougaldRC
373Jim TurnerRC
384Frankie Crosetti
400Bill Dickey
403Bill MillerRC