Finding a Very Rare Uncut Sheet of 1952 Topps Baseball Cards

See an Uncut Sheet of 1952 Topps Baseball Cards and Learn About its Origins
  • March 17, 2024

A very rare uncut sheet of 1952 Topps baseball cards was discovered, and Just Collect sat down with the owner to learn about this historic piece. 

When baseball cards are manufactured, large sheets are made. Imagine a big poster filled with multiple baseball cards from a set. The sheet is then cut so that each card is then invdiually placed into a pack. Occasionally you could find and purchase an "uncut" sheet - a full sheet of cards having never been cut. Finding vintage uncut sheets is like opening a history book! You can see how cards came out of the Topps factory, before you found a pack of cards at your local gas station. Vintage uncut sheets are pretty rare, so when we found this unbelievable sheet of 1952 Topps baseball cards, I had to share the story with you! Here is the owner, Bob, telling us where this beautiful piece came from while we were at The Philly Show.



While there was no Mickey Mantle rookie card, on the sheet, there are multiple stars like Hall of Famer, Robin Roberts, and six-time All-Star for the Yankees, Allie Reynolds. The sheet has TWO Roberts cards! You heard Bob mentioned these sheets were purchased in the early 1980's at the Silver Spring Amory show in Maryland by his father. Bob and his dad were set up next to Dan McKee. We had the pleasure of speaking with Dan and his TWO 1914 Baltimore News Babe Ruth rookie cards he once owned in an amazing story you can read HERE. If only I had a DeLorean time machine; I would love to see the other items that were in the Silver Spring show 40 years ago. In 1981, Topps packs set us back about about 30 cents. A cello pack was a whopping 49 cents. Bob wouldn't real the price tag on his 1952 Topps uncut sheet in 1981, but my weekly allowance for cutting the lawn might have covered this historic piece! Thank you for sharing your story with me, Bob!

If you have any vintage uncut sheets, 1952 Topps baseball cards, or other vintage cards that you're interested in selling, I am always buying! Recently, I purchased thousands of high-grade vintage cards including 1952 Topps from a painter in Boston that you can see here. I traveled to Tampa to purchase Mickey Mantle rookie card as well as other cards of legends including Jackie Robinson and Ted Williams that I shared with you here. My name is Leighton, owner of Just Collect, and if you're interested in selling your collection, reach out directly to 


Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.

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  • Travel to Us

If you can make the trip here like the son from my hometown did for this collection- we can make a deal at the office. We once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet us to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here

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If you choose to mail your cards for an appraisal, we will evaluate your cards for FREE still. If you choose not to sell the cards, we'll ship them back shipping fees paid by us!  We can offer our FedEx account with 2-day shipping, fully insured, all covered by us. Simply contact the office to set up this option.


We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!  

Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.


Whether you have vintage cards or modern wax you want to sell, you can reach out to us any time! 





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