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    1983 Topps Reprint 1952 cards

    I have 275 cards from the 1983 Topps Baseball which are the 1952 reprint cards, any value to these any info would be appreciated.

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    1952 Reprint Set
    The first of several reprint/
    retro sets in different
    sports issued by Topps, the
    402-card reprinting of its classic
    1952 baseball card set was
    controversial at the time of issue,
    but has since gained hobby
    acceptance and market
    value. To avoid possible confusion
    of the reprints for originals,
    the reprints were done
    in the now-standard 2-1/2" x
    3-1/2" format instead of the
    original 2-5/8" x 3-3/4". Backs,
    printed in red, carry a line
    “Topps 1952 Reprint Series”
    at bottom, though there is no
    indication of the year of reprinting.
    Fronts have a semigloss
    finish, which also differs
    from the originals. Because of
    inability to come to terms with
    five of the players from the
    original 1952 Topps set, they
    were not included in the reprint
    series. Those cards
    which weren’t issued are: #20
    Billy Loes, #22 Dom DiMaggio,
    #159 Saul Rogovin, #196
    Solly Hemus, and #289
    Tommy Holmes. The ’52 reprints
    were available only as a
    complete boxed set with a retail
    price of about $40 at issue.

    Common Player: .25
    Minor Stars: .50
    Typical Hall of Famers: 2.00
    Superstar Hall of Famers: 8.00

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    Out of all of the reprint sets Topps did in the 80s/90s, this was the earliest and best of the bunch. I don't imagine there is great demand to most people for a partial set though. The complete set and perhaps complete team sets or major stars would probably draw the most interest. I'd be surprised to see anyone actually forking out $2 for HOFers like Dick Williams or Hoyt Wilhelm, but maybe guys like Robinson, Mays & Mantle.

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    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmopar View Post
    Out of all of the reprint sets Topps did in the 80s/90s, this was the earliest and best of the bunch. I don't imagine there is great demand to most people for a partial set though. The complete set and perhaps complete team sets or major stars would probably draw the most interest. I'd be surprised to see anyone actually forking out $2 for HOFers like Dick Williams or Hoyt Wilhelm, but maybe guys like Robinson, Mays & Mantle.
    I appreciate your info. I think I will try team sets as I have came across 106 more.

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