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 ** PSA Poor 1 ** New York Giants * old baseball card
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays ** PSA Poor 1 ** New York Giants * old baseball card
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 3 - VG
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 3 - VG
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 3 - VG
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 3 - VG
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2016 Topps Berger's Best Insert # BB-1 Willie Mays 1952 New York Giants
2016 Topps Berger's Best Insert # BB-1 Willie Mays 1952 New York Giants
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WILLIE MAYS 1997 Topps Mays (1952 Topps) #2    D5178
WILLIE MAYS 1997 Topps Mays (1952 Topps) #2 D5178
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1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 PSA 2.5 P475
1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 PSA 2.5 P475
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WILLIE MAYS 1997 Topps Mays #2 (1952 Topps) (C3493)
WILLIE MAYS 1997 Topps Mays #2 (1952 Topps) (C3493)
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1952 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays Rookie Card RC SGC 50
1952 Topps Baseball #261 Willie Mays Rookie Card RC SGC 50
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1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS CENTERED LEFT-TO-RIGHT & PRICED VERY FAIRLY
1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS CENTERED LEFT-TO-RIGHT & PRICED VERY FAIRLY
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1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Hall of Famer! Read description
1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Hall of Famer! Read description
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RARE 1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Signed Autographed Rookie Card PSA DNA COA
RARE 1952 Topps Willie Mays #261 Signed Autographed Rookie Card PSA DNA COA
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1952 Topps Willie Mays Graded KSA 4
1952 Topps Willie Mays Graded KSA 4
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays BGS 2.5
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays BGS 2.5
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1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS ROOKIE PSA 1.5 (4935)
1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS ROOKIE PSA 1.5 (4935)
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(x2) 2019 Topps Update Willie Mays 1952 Iconic Card #ICR-19. Giants
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