1952 Topps Willie Mays

Perhaps one of the most under appreciated cards in the hobby is the 1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 card. Willie Mays is considered by many to be the best overall player of the era, and that includes Mickey Mantle. Mays was a great all around player both offensively and defensively, and might have topped 700 home runs in his career had he not played in the pitcher friendly Candlestick Park the last few years of his career (he still managed to crank out 660 home runs).

For some reason though, the 1952 Topps Willie Mays card does not get anywhere close to the attention that the Mantle card from the same set garners. Both players put up pretty similar numbers and both had previous cards in the 1951 red back set, and both cards seem to be about equally tough to find in great condition. The '52 card shows a portrait of a young Mays from the shoulders up and unfortunately, many of the examples of this card have the image tilted as compared to the frame of the card. This is another of the top 200 cards in the hobby, as voted on by PSA.

1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Baseball Card
1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Baseball Card
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1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS NEW YORK GIANTS PSA 4    02499695
1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS NEW YORK GIANTS PSA 4 02499695
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1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS PSA 5 EX (NEW HOLDER) B25960665
1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS PSA 5 EX (NEW HOLDER) B25960665
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays graded SGC Authentic. Lot 220
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays graded SGC Authentic. Lot 220
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays graded SGC 55 (VG/EX+). Lot 221
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays graded SGC 55 (VG/EX+). Lot 221
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays RC
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays RC
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1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Card HOF Sharp Corners Well-Centered 'ALTERED' PSA!
1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Card HOF Sharp Corners Well-Centered 'ALTERED' PSA!
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Willie Mays 1952 Topps #261 ** PSA 2.5 ** Red Hot Baseball Card!
Willie Mays 1952 Topps #261 ** PSA 2.5 ** Red Hot Baseball Card!
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays RC
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays RC
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Willie Mays Rookie Card 1952 Topps #261 PSA 3 VG Very Good RC
Willie Mays Rookie Card 1952 Topps #261 PSA 3 VG Very Good RC
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays SGC 40 VG 3 Very Good
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays SGC 40 VG 3 Very Good
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays RC Topps Card
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays RC Topps Card
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays  New York Giants SGC 30  G 2 37600
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays New York Giants SGC 30 G 2 37600
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1952 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #261 PSA 3(MC)  *NEW HOLDER*
1952 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #261 PSA 3(MC) *NEW HOLDER*
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1952 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #261  PSA 5  **WELL CENTERED**  **FRESHLY GRADED**
1952 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #261 PSA 5 **WELL CENTERED** **FRESHLY GRADED**
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