Wednesday, May 8, 2013

1952 Topps set and 1953 Dodgers and Yankees Team Sets Custom Built by Dean’s Cards

By Dean Hanley, owner of Dean’s Cards

Baseball card collectors continue to come to us with some very specific requests – and thanks to the inventory we have built with more than 1.5 million vintage cards, we are able to fulfill those requests.
1952 Topps baseball card set custom built in Excellent+ 5.65 condition.
We just shipped a complete set of 1952 Topps baseball cards to a collector at a consistent set grade of Excellent + (5.65). The 1952 Topps Baseball Card set was the first mainstream set issued by the Topps Gum Company and far surpassed all earlier sets in size, quality and quantity. The giant sized cards symbolized America’s new postwar prosperity and became an instant hit with collectors and set a new benchmark for the hobby.

Dean’s Cards is currently offering the best selection of 1952 Topps baseball cards that we have ever seen. And we are always building custom sets of 1952 Tops baseball cards for collectors from our inventory to give our customers a complete set of baseball cards at consistent quality.

Of course, the 1952 Topps baseball card set includes the most sought after baseball card for collectors – the Mickey Mantle Topps rookie card. Interest in the 1952 Topps baseball card set has only grown over time, and we look forward to helping other collectors build more custom sets in the future.

Another baseball card collector also made a special request which we were also able to fulfill quickly from our inventory of vintage baseball cards. The request was for a full 1953 Topps Dodger Complete Team Set and a 1953 Yankees Complete Team Set.
1953 Topps New York Yankees Team Set build by
The 1953 Topps baseball card set is considered the most personal set of the 1950s. Everything from the hand drawn sketches on the front, to the signature, biographical paragraph and thorough statistics on the back demonstrates that Topps had hit its stride with the 1952 set and now was ready to push the envelope with the 1953 baseball card set. While these cards did not live up to the popularity of the 1952 Topps set, they have their own special place in sports card history.
1953 Topps Brooklyn Dodgers team set built by 
The major drawback of the 1952 Topps baseball card set was that many of the players depicted in it inaccurately look very similar, particularly in terms of hair and skin color. The 1953 Topps baseball card set corrects this flaw, especially on the head shots. The color paintings of the player’s faces have warm, relaxed and friendly expressions and completely dominate the large cards. The 1953 Topps baseball cards showcase more “flesh” than any other set ever made.

Do you have a specific baseball card set you’d like us to build for you for the baseball card period of 1939-1959? If so, please contact Dean's Cards so our team of baseball card specialists can get to work for you.

Dean Hanley, founder and owner of, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage sports cards and has a regular column in the Sports Collectors Digest and publishes articles on his blog. Dean has also written two books on vintage sports cards: The Bubble Gum Card War: The Great Bowman & Topps Sets from 1948 to 1955 and Before There Was Bubble Gum: Our Favorite Pre-World War I Baseball Cards.

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