1952 Topps Baseball Pack Tops $60,000


Originally, it cost a shiny nickel. Now, it’s more — a lot more. An unopened 1952 Topps Baseball pack sold for $63,000 through Robert Edward Auctions on Sunday, August 16.

1952 Topps Baseball Pack 5-Cent

Robert Edward Auctions

Graded NM-MT PSA 8, it’s one of only two 1952 Topps five-Cent packs with that distinction. None are higher.

When the auction closed, the pack had received 37 bids, reaching a $52,500 hammer price. The final $63,000 takes the 20 percent buyer’s premium into account.

Robert Edward Auctions

Inside are five cards, although the particular series is not known. Of course, there’s also the gum — 5/8 of an ounce worth.

1952 Topps Baseball marks the first year for the line as a flagship set. Although the company’s first full baseball sets came in 1951, they were marketed more as a game. In 1952, things changed. The cards grew (note the “Giant Size” on the wrapper) and so did the checklist.

In July, 2018, a PSA 7 1952 Topps pack sold for $48,000 through Heritage Auctions.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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