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 RC Signed Porcelain Baseball Card Rookie PSA DNA COA
1952 Topps Willie Mays RC Signed Porcelain Baseball Card Rookie PSA DNA COA
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1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS ROOKIE CARD RC HOFER NEW YORK GIANTS VG+ BOOK $3000
1952 TOPPS #261 WILLIE MAYS ROOKIE CARD RC HOFER NEW YORK GIANTS VG+ BOOK $3000
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1952 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #261 PSA 4 VG-EX
1952 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #261 PSA 4 VG-EX
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Willie Mays 1952 Topps #261 Baseball Card Graded PSA 3 VERY GOOD
Willie Mays 1952 Topps #261 Baseball Card Graded PSA 3 VERY GOOD
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2001 Topps Heritage 1952 RC Retro Willie Mays HOF Signed AUTO New York Giants
2001 Topps Heritage 1952 RC Retro Willie Mays HOF Signed AUTO New York Giants
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1952 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #261 PSA 1    NICE EYE APPEAL
1952 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS #261 PSA 1 NICE EYE APPEAL
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 2 - GOOD
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 2 - GOOD
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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 2 - GOOD
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 2 - GOOD
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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 1 - POOR
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 1 - POOR
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 1 - POOR
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 1 - POOR
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1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 1 - POOR
1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays Giants PSA 1 - POOR
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2014 Topps Willie Mays Framed 1952 Style /199 sp
2014 Topps Willie Mays Framed 1952 Style /199 sp
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1952 TOPPS #261 - WILLIE MAYS ROOKIE - PSA 1.5 FAIR+ - BASEBALL CARD
1952 TOPPS #261 - WILLIE MAYS ROOKIE - PSA 1.5 FAIR+ - BASEBALL CARD
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