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

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,819

Offered are two of the earliest and most significant of all vintage basketball card sets: 1) 1957-1958 Topps Complete Set (80): 75% range from Vg-Ex to Ex (includes a few Ex-Mt) and 25% Vg. We have selected six cards to be graded by SGC and five additional cards were already graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Clifton RC (PSA EX 5), 5 Sharman RC (SGC EX 60), 10 Arizin RC (20/80 L/R and 10/90 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 15 Ramsey RC (Ex), 17 Cousy RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 19 Heinsohn RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 24 Pettit RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 28 Mikkelsen RC (30/70 L/R and 20/80 T/B, otherwise Vg), 32 Kerr RC (20/80 L/R and T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 37 Hagan RC (20/80 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 42 Stokes RC (SGC EX 60), 43 Hundley RC (70/30 L/R and 30/70 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 71 Twyman RC (20/80 L/R and T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex), 77 Russell RC (SGC EX 60), 78 Lovellette RC (Vg-Ex), and 80 Schnittker RC (Vg). The four additional PSA graded cards are #6 (EX-MT 6 [mc]), 7 (EX 5), 29 (EX-MT 6 [mc]), and 38 (EX-MT 6 [oc]). 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): 65% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), and 35% appear Ex-Mt overall but have a slight trim. Keys: #1 Attles (90/10 L/R, otherwise Vg), 3 Baylor RC (SGC EX+ 70), 8 Chamberlain RC (SGC EX 60), 10 Cousy (Ex), 22 K.C. Jones RC (Ex), 23 S. Jones RC (slightly trimmed, 10/90 L/R and 20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 36 Robertson RC (SGC EX/NM 80), 38 Russell (SGC EX+ 70), 43 West RC (SGC NM 84), 44 Wilkins RC (80/20 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 46 Baylor IA (Ex), 47 Chamberlain IA (SGC EX 60), 49 Cousy IA (25/75 L/R, otherwise Ex), 61 Robertson IA (Ex), 62 Russell IA (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 66 West IA (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt). 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, each loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Total 146 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $3,819

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