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1957-1958 Topps Basketball SGC Graded Collection (80)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,508.00

Collection of eighty assorted (forty-seven different and thirty-three duplicates) cards from the 1957-1958 Topps basketball set, (highlighted by three Bob Cousy rookie cards), all graded by SGC. The forty-seven different cards in the collection represent 59% of the complete eighty-card set. The following thirty-three cards are missing for completion: #4, 6, 8, 9, 10 Arizin, 11, 12, 15 Ramsey, 20, 25, 30, 39, 40, 41, 42 Stokes, 43 Hundley, 44 Gola, 45, 46, 48, 54, 55, 57, 61, 63, 65, 68, 69, 70, 73, 74, 77 Russell, and 79. The SGC grades for the partial set are as follows: EX/NM 80 (1 card): #38. EX 60 (11 cards): #3 Johnston (RC), 16 McGuire (RC), 17 Cousy (RC), 24 Pettit (RC), 49 (SP), 50 (SP), 53 (SP), 56, 64, 75 Phillip (SP), and 78 Lovellette (RC). VG/EX 40 (17 cards): #1 Clifton (RC), 7, 21, 23 (SP), 32 Kerr (RC), 33, 34, 35 (SP), 37 Hagan (RC), 52, 59 (SP), 60 (SP), 62 Gallatin (RC), 67 (SP), 72 (SP), 76 (SP), and 80 Schnittker (RC). VG 40 (16 cards): #2 Yardley (RC), 5 Sharman (RC), 13 Schayes (RC), 14, 18, 19 Heinsohn (RC), 22 (SP), 27 Macauley (RC), 28 Mikkelsen (RC), 31, 36 (SP), 47, 51, 58 (SP), 66, and 71 Twyman (RC). GOOD 30 (2 cards): #26 and 29. The SGC grades of the thirty-three duplicates: (with quantities and grades listed in parenthesis): #3 Johnston (3 cards; EX 60, VG/EX 50, VG 40), 7 (3 cards; VG/EX 50 and two VG 40), 16 McGuire (GOOD 30), 17 Cousy (2 cards; VG/EX 50 and VG 40), 24 Pettit (2 cards; EX 60 and VG/EX 50), 27 Macauley (2 cards; both VG 40), 37 Hagan (2 cards; VG/EX 50 and VG 40), 49 (VG 40), 50 (VG/EX 50), 53 (VG 40), 56 (VG/EX 50), 58 (2 cards; both VG 40), 59 (2 cards; both VG 40), 60 (VG 40), 67 (VG 40), 72 (3 cards; two VG 40 and one GOOD 30), 75 Phillip (2 cards; VG/EX 50 and VG 40), 76 (VG 40), 78 Lovellette (VG/EX 50), and 80 Schnittker (VG 40). This is Topps' first basketball set, and the only basketball set they issued during the 1950s. It apparently did not sell well as Topps did not follow up with another basketball set until 1969. The set includes the rookie cards of all of the major stars of the era. 1957-1958 Topps Basketball is well known for production quality issues, making extremely high-grade examples very difficult to find. This collection includes many highlights, including a particularly high concentration of stars among the duplicates. A very substantial collection from this significant basketball issue. Total 80 cards (47 different and 33 duplicates). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,508.00


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