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

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $2,233

Offered are two of the earliest and most significant of all vintage basketball card sets. 1) 1957-1958 Topps Complete Set (80): 80% Ex to Ex-Mt and 20% range from Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Clifton RC (Vg), 5 Sharman RC (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex), 10 Arizin RC (SGC Auth, slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 15 Ramsey RC (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex), 17 Cousy RC (SGC VG/EX 50), 19 Heinsohn RC (70/30 L/R, otherwise Ex), 24 Pettit RC (Vg-Ex), 28 Mikkelsen RC (Vg), 32 Kerr RC (25/75 T/B, otherwise Ex), 37 Hagan RC (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 42 Stokes RC (Vg), 43 Hundley RC (Vg-Ex), 71 Twyman RC (Vg-Ex), 77 Russell RC (SGC Auth, slight trim, otherwise Ex), 78 Lovellette RC (Ex), and 80 Schnittker RC (Vg-Ex). 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): 55% Ex, 25% range from Vg to Vg-Ex, and 20% trimmed. Keys: #1 Attles (Vg), 3 Baylor RC (Vg-Ex), 8 Chamberlain RC (slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex), 10 Cousy (Fr), 22 K.C. Jones RC (90/10 L/R with a diamond cut, otherwise Ex), 23 S. Jones RC (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 36 Robertson RC (95/5 L/R with a diamond cut, otherwise Ex), 38 Russell (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 43 West RC (Gd), 44 Wilkins RC (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 46 Baylor IA (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 47 Chamberlain IA (trimmed, otherwise Ex), 49 Cousy IA (Vg-Ex), 61 Robertson IA (Ex), 62 Russell IA (Vg), and 66 West IA (90/10 L/R with a diamond cut, 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, each loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Complete mid-grade sets represent a particularly outstanding value. Total 146 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,233

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