1952 Berk Ross Baseball Cards

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Cards

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The follow-up to the 1951 release that included multiple sports, 1952 Berk Ross Baseball ditches the non-baseball subjects and pushes the checklist to the next level. Mickey Mantle is the top card in the set and other appealing Hall of Fame options include Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.

Again featuring the "Hit Parade of Champions" title, 1952 Berk Ross Baseball cards are larger and the photo quality is better in comparison to 1951 Berk Ross. The 2" by 3" cards share a strong similarity to the 1951 Bowman design, including several of the same player images. The most notable example of this is Mickey Mantle, whose 1951 Bowman rookie card image is prominently featured in the Berk Ross set. However, the colorized black-and-white photos feature a tint that gives the cards a darker appearance and diminished clarity.

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Wrapper Pack

1952 Berk Ross Baseball card fronts are little more than an image, black frame and white border. Some cards feature the player's name in white cursive text. The backs are quite simple as well. A thin black frame, more or less aligning with the front, encloses basic player information. While Berk Ross is not specifically referenced and no copyright date is offered, the stats are noted as being from 1951. The cards are not numbered.

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Mickey Mantle1952 Berk Ross Baseball Mickey Mantle back

The overall checklist seems to confirm the 72-card was distributed around the New York-area as the New York Yankees, New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers are heavily covered and many of the other MLB teams have just one representative, if any.

One main difference for 1952 Berk Ross Baseball is that while the 1951 edition was sold in panel form, the 1952 product was issued as individual cards. The basic printing process, however, appears to have remained the same given that the cards showcase perforation remnants on both the top and bottom.

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Rizzuto bunting1952 Berk Ross Baseball Rizzuto swinging

Although there is not much complexity to the set, a few errors and variations are found in 1952 Berk Ross Baseball. Nellie Fox and Ewell Blackwell are matched to the wrong backs and there two different poses available for Phil Rizzuto. Both versions can be seen above.

1952 Berk Ross Baseball cards have seen an uptick in interest in recent years, and strong demand for high grades. These can be tougher to track down because of centering issues that plague the product.

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1952 BERK ROSS NELSON FOX VG-EX D1598
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1952 Berk Ross #19 Bob Feller Hall of Fame Cleveland Indians MUST C RARE BEAUTY!
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1952 BERK ROSS WHITEY LOCKMAN NEW YORK GIANTS
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1952 Berk Ross Joe Ostrowski YANKEES " EX-MT " LR4547
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1952 Berk Ross Joe Ostrowski YANKEES " EX-MT " LR4543
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1952 Berk Ross Monte Kennedy NM
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1952 Berk Ross #54 Phil Rizzuto Bunting EXMT J158347
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1952 Berk Ross #22 Clint Hartung G VG J624031
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1952 Berk Ross Var #54 Phil Rizzuto Swinging G VG J158364
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1952 Berk Ross #29 Monte Kennedy EXMT J158329
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1952 Berk Ross #20 Nellie Fox UER EX+ J418507
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1952 Berk Ross #45 Stan Musial VG J624036
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1952 Berk Ross - Vic Raschi - NRMT MT
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1952 Berk Ross - Don Mueller - NRMT MT
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Key Cards

Key 1952 Berk Ross Baseball Cards

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Mickey Mantle

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Mickey Mantle

Jackie Robinson

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Jackie Robinson

Willie Mays

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Willie Mays

Ted Williams

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Ted Williams

Joe DiMaggio

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Joe DiMaggio

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1952 Berk Ross Mickey Mantle New York Yankees BVG Authenticated (crease on back)
$1,577.00

1952 BERK ROSS RALPH KINER SGC CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH VERY EARLY AUTOGRAPH
$99.99

1952 Berk Ross Phil Rizzuto Swinging SGC 5 EX 60 Yankees NYY HOF Hall of Fame
$79.00

1952 Berk Ross JOE DiMAGGIO Yankees HOF SGC 2.5
$249.95

1952 Berk Ross Joe Dimaggio SGC 1 POOR NY New York Yankees HOF #1368026-002
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1952 Berk Ross STAN MUSIAL ... GRADED SGC 60 (5)
$15.50

1952 BERK ROSS JOE DIMAGGIO YANKEES SGC 84 NM 260671
$550.00

1952 Berk Ross Ewell Blackwell #4 Baseball Card SGC 8
$250.00

1952 Berk Ross Joe Ostrowski SGC A Authentic
$9.00

1952 Berk Ross VIC WERTZ signed autographed Deceased 1983 SGC Authentic
$64.99

1952 BERK ROSS WILLIE MAYS SGC 88 STUNNING & RARE
$939.85

1952 BERK ROSS RALPH KINER SGC CERTIFIED AUTOGRAPH * HOF 75 * AUTOGRAPH
$199.00

1952 BERK ROSS ALVIN DARK SGC 7 GIANTS *DS2363
$99.00

1952 Berk Ross Mickey Mantle BVG 4.5 VG -EX+ Beautiful Example
$2,099.00

1952 Berk Ross Eddie Stanky #63 Baseball Card Graded BVG 7.5 None Better Low Pop
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1952 Berk Ross Roy Campanella SGC 60 EX 5 Dodgers HOF Hall of Fame VINTAGE
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Set Checklist

1952 Berk Ross Baseball Set Checklist

The unnumbered cards are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
1952 Berk Ross Baseball Mickey Mantle

Richie Ashburn
Hank Bauer
Yogi Berra
Ewell Blackwell - Photo Shows Nellie Fox
Bobby Brown
Jim Busby
Roy Campanella
Chico Carrasquel
Jerry Coleman
Joe Collins
Alvin Dark
Dom DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio
Larry Doby
Bobby Doerr
Bob Elliott
Del Ennis
Ferris Fain
Bob Feller
Nellie Fox - Photo Shows Ewell Blackwell
Ned Garver
Clint Hartung
Jim Hearn
Gil Hodges
Monte Irvin
Larry Jansen
Sheldon Jones
George Kell
Monte Kennedy
Ralph Kiner
Dave Koslo
Bob Kuzava
Bob Lemon
Whitey Lockman
Ed Lopat
Sal Maglie
Mickey Mantle
Billy Martin
Willie Mays
Gil McDougald
Minnie Minoso
Johnny Mize
Tom Morgan
Don Mueller
Stan Musial
Don Newcombe
Ray Noble
Joe Ostrowski
Mel Parnell
Vic Raschi
Pee Wee Reese
Allie Reynolds
Bill Rigney
Phil Rizzuto - Bunting
Phil Rizzuto - Swinging
Robin Roberts
Eddie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Preacher Roe
Johnny Sain
Red Schoendienst
Duke Snider
George Spencer
Eddie Stanky
Hank Thompson
Bobby Thomson
Vic Wertz
Wally Westlake
Wes Westrum
Ted Williams
Gene Woodling
Gus Zernial

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1952 Berk Ross Allie Reynolds PSA 9 (OC) Yankees
$300.00

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1952 Berk Ross Bill Rigney PSA 7 New York Giants
$125.00

1952 Berk Ross Bob Elliott PSA 6 Boston Braves
$100.00

1952 Berk Ross Bob Elliott PSA 7 Boston Braves
$150.00

1952 Berk Ross Bob Feller PSA 7 Cleveland Indians HOF
$300.00

1952 Berk Ross Bob Kuzava PSA 6 New York Yankees
$80.00

1952 Berk Ross Bob Kuzava PSA 7 New York Yankees
$125.00

1952 Berk Ross Bob Lemon PSA 6 Cleveland Indians HOF
$150.00

1952 Berk Ross Bob Lemon PSA 7 Cleveland Indians HOF
$300.00

1952 Berk Ross Bobby Doerr PSA 7 Boston Red Sox HOF
$350.00

1952 Berk Ross Bobby Thomson PSA 8 (OC) New York Giants
$350.00

1952 Berk Ross Chico Carrasquel PSA 7 Chicago White Sox
$175.00

1952 Berk Ross Dave Koslo PSA 6 New York Giants
$75.00

1952 Berk Ross Del Ennis PSA 7 Philadelphia Phillies
$125.00

1952 Berk Ross Dom DiMaggio PSA 7 Boston Red Sox
$300.00
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

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