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 #261 Willie Mays * STRONG PSA VG 3 *New York Giants old baseball card
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays * STRONG PSA VG 3 *New York Giants old baseball card
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SEY HEY KID GIANTS 2 ROOKIE REPRINTS WILLIE MAYS 1951 BOWMAN 1952 TOPPS RC CASE
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1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Baseball Card
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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
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays SGC 40 VG 3 Very Good
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1952 52 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA CENTERED
1952 52 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA CENTERED
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1952 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA 3 '52
1952 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA 3 '52
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1952 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays Rookie Card SGC 60 '52
1952 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays Rookie Card SGC 60 '52
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays  New York Giants SGC 30  G 2 37600
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1952 Topps Willie Mays Porcelain Collector Magnet!
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1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 PSA 6 Excellent Mint Baseball Rookie RC Giants (MC)
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1952 Topps 261 Willie Mays PSA 1 (0027)
1952 Topps 261 Willie Mays PSA 1 (0027)
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Rare Willie Mays 1952 Topps Signed Autographed Printing Plate Display PSA DNA
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