The granddaddy of all baseball card sets, the most recognizable set ever made, 1952 Topps. Everyon knows about the Mickey Mantle rookie, but other rookies include Eddie Mathews, Hoyt Wilhelm, Billy Martin, not to mention some of the rarer singles include Andy Pafko, Willie Mays, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Bill Dickey, and many more!!!
NM-MT condition standards:
- Centering: 60/40 both ways or better on front. 80/20 or better on back.
- Corners: Sharp to the naked eye, but slight imperfections allowed under close examination.
- Edges: Relatively smooth borders. Specks of chipping visible to the naked eye are allowed.
- Surface: A few minor print spots. Very minor color or focus imperfections. Solid gloss with very minor scratches detectable only upon close inspection. Or a subtle metallic print line.