The 1952 Topps baseball set is one of the most collectable sets of all time. That makes 1952 Topps PSA a frequent choice for collectors buying graded examples of this classic issue.
Several factors contribute to collectors choosing to buy 1952 Topps PSA cards. A main factor is the reason that Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) was formed: to combat counterfeiting. Because of their highly collectible status, cards from the 1952 Topps (most notoriously the Mickey Mantle rookie card) have historically been some of the most counterfeited baseball cards. PSA’s status as the world’s largest third-party authentication service provides buyers confidence when purchasing 1952 Topps.
Hundreds of collectors have listed their complete or nearly complete sets of 1952 Topps on PSA’s Set Registry.
1952 Topps can exist in a variety of qualities and grades. Purchasing PSA-graded cards helps buyers differentiate between card qualities and establishes clear standards for pricing cards in an active market. PSA also offers a “Financial Guarantee of Grade & Authenticity” that ensures the accuracy of the card’s grade as long as it remains in the tamper-evident holder.
Those holders are also a benefit to buying 1952 Topps PSA cards. Not only do they provide a protection for the buyer’s investment, they also provide third-party verification for the card’s condition. This is key in the 1952 series as the 1952 Topps series is filled with cards that are notorious for poor centering and color variations.
Putting together a set of this important issue can be incredibly exciting and fun. For many, a set as collectable as the 1952 Topps set demands the collector to purchase a reliably graded product.
You can check out the current ‘most watched’ 1952 Topps PSA graded cards on eBay below.