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1957-1958 Topps Basketball Complete Set (80)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,555
Complete 80-card set of 1957-1958 Topps Basketball, highlighted by the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Bob Cousy. 90% range from Ex to Nr/Mt (averaging Ex-Mt), and 10% grade Vg. Very crisp, clean, and sharp-looking complete set of 1957-1958 Topps Basketball. From a very old-time collection, this set has been stored away in a closet for decades, possibly since its year of issue. We have selected three cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Clifton RC (Vg-Ex), 5 Sharman RC (Nr/Mt), 10 Arizin RC (Ex-Mt), 15 Ramsey RC (Ex), 17 Cousy RC (SGC EX+ 70), 19 Heinsohn RC (20/80 T/B, otherwise Ex), 24 Pettit RC (SGC EX 60), 28 Mikkelsen RC (Ex-Mt), 32 Kerr RC (Ex), 37 Hagan RC (10/90 T/B, otherwise Ex), 42 Stokes RC (5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex), 43 Hundley RC (Vg-Ex), 71 Twyman RC (5/95 T/B, otherwise Ex), 77 Russell RC (SGC EX 60), 78 Lovellette RC (25/75 L/R and T/B, otherwise Ex), 80 Schnittker RC (90/10 L/R and 5/95 T/B, otherwise Vg-Ex). This is Topps' first basketball set, and the only basketball set Topps 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 Topps Basketball is well known for production quality issues, making the assembling of high-quality sets particularly challenging. This is a very attractive complete set of this extremely significant basketball issue. Total: 80 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,555
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