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Old 10-08-2017, 08:25 AM
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This set coming on the heels of the Shot Heard Round The World probably made the Bobby Thomson a good card; but I would bet most people looked forward to the Jackie Robinson. If any of the baseball names were household at that point, it was Jackie.
And so many of the luminaries (at least the ones we consider today) are all in the high series or semi-high series. I bet a lot of the purchasers were like, "where are all the stars?" Did the kids know they'd never get a Musial or Ted Williams in a pack?
Whoever was double printed....including the mantle would also be logical to assume they were more popular
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:37 AM
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You make a nice point John.

There was no checklist, and the back of the 52's do not indicate how many cards are in the set nor does the wrapper.

I guess we'll consult the experts.

Was there a way to know how many cards were in the 52 set or who was in the set when you were buying packs in 52?
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:02 AM
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Here is an advertisement for the high number series. Some of the same names we still look out for today!

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Old 10-08-2017, 09:33 AM
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I suspect Kiner would have been sought after if he had a card in the set. Had led the league in HRs every year he'd played and was leading in 1952 as well. He was on a ton of magazine covers and a contemporary article I read talked about him as the new Babe Ruth.

Another guy I think was a big star at the time was Dom DiMaggio. But my guess is the most sought after were Berra, Campy, Jackie, Pee Wee, Scooter, and the Mick.

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i doubt mantle was viewed as a common in 1952..being on the yankees and he was a top prospect
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I was not around till long after 1952 but I would think kids would have wanted the best real rookie card in the pack, Eddie Mathews.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:28 AM
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From everything Ive read Mantle was always the card. Maybe not on the way to the five and dime but once kids got a look at it they knew. It just looks important. No other card in that set came close.
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i doubt mantle was viewed as a common in 1952..being on the yankees and he was a top prospect
Mantle finished 3rd in MVP voting in 1952. People would have been hot after his card.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:31 AM
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I can speak definitively on this question for the West Los Angeles area in 1978...

1. Steve Garvey
2-726: Nobody else even close!

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well i guess you are entitled to be right one time in life..
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