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1957-1958 Topps and 1961-1962 Fleer Basketball Complete Sets (2)

Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,643.75

Offered are two of the earliest and most significant of all vintage basketball card sets: 1) 1957-1958 Topps Complete Set (80): 25% Vg-Ex and 75% range from Gd to Vg. Keys: #1 Clifton RC (Gd), 5 Sharman RC (Vg), 10 Arizin RC (30/70 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 15 Ramsey RC (Vg), 17 Cousy RC (PSA GOOD 2), 19 Heinsohn RC (Vg), 24 Pettit RC (Gd-Vg), 28 Mikkelsen RC (Fr), 32 Kerr RC (Gd), 37 Hagan RC (Pr), 42 Stokes RC (Vg-Ex), 43 Hundley RC (Vg), 71 Twyman RC (Vg-Ex), 77 Russell RC (SGC VG 40), 78 Lovellette RC (Vg), and 80 Schnittker RC (Gd). This is Topps’ very first basketball set, and the only basketball set it issued during the 1950s. Topps did not follow up with another basketball set until 1969. 2) 1961-1962 Fleer Complete Set (66): 52% Ex and 48% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Attles (Vg), 3 Baylor RC (PSA EX 5), 8 Chamberlain RC (PSA VG-EX 4), 10 Cousy (Vg), 22 K.C. Jones RC (Ex), 23 S. Jones RC (Ex), 36 Robertson RC (Vg-Ex), 38 Russell (PSA VG-EX 4), 43 West RC (PSA EX 5), 44 Wilkins RC (Vg), 46 Baylor IA (Vg), 47 Chamberlain IA (Vg-Ex), 49 Cousy IA (Vg), 61 Robertson IA (30/70 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 62 Russell IA (Ex), 66 West IA (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex). The 1961-1962 Fleer basketball set is one of the very few basketball sets issued during this era. This is a very attractive set with many key cards, including rookie cards (two each) of legends Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson. Two very pleasing complete sets, with each set loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Complete sets in mid-grade represent a particularly outstanding value. Total 146 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,643.75

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