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Lot # 1319 (of 1641)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1961-1962 Fleer Basketball Near-Complete Sets (3 Sets, 186 Cards)

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,259

Three mid- to high-grade 1961-1962 Fleer basketball near-complete sets highlighted by rookie cards of Hall of Famers and numerous stars of the era. Missing only twelve cards in total for three complete sets of this significant basketball issue. The 1961-1962 Fleer basketball set is one of the very few basketball sets issued during this era. 1) 1961-1962 Fleer complete set minus two (64 of 66): 80% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 20% Vg. The two missing cards for completion are #10 Cousy and 47 Chamberlain IA. Keys: #1 Attles (Ex), 3 Baylor RC (Vg/Vg-Ex), 8 Chamberlain RC (Vg), 36 Robertson RC (Possible slight trim, otherwise Vg-Ex/Ex), 38 Russell (Vg), 43 West RC (99/1 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 44 Wilkins RC (Nr/Mt), 46 Baylor IA (Vg), 49 Cousy IA (Vg), 61 Robertson IA (Ex), 62 Russell IA (Vg), and 66 West IA (Vg-Ex). 2) 1961-1962 Fleer complete set minus four (62 of 66): 70% range from Vg-Ex to Ex-Mt (averaging Ex), and 30% Vg. The four missing cards for completion are #3 Baylor, 10 Cousy, 38 Russell, and 47 Chamberlain IA. Keys: #1 Attles (Vg-Ex), 8 Chamberlain RC (badly miscut, otherwise Gd), 36 Robertson RC (99/1 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), 43 West RC (Vg), 44 Wilkins RC (Ex), 46 Baylor IA (Vg-Ex/Ex), 49 Cousy IA (Ex), 61 Robertson IA (Vg/Vg-Ex), 62 Russell IA (Vg), and 66 West IA (Vg+). 3) 1961-1962 Fleer complete set minus six (60 of 66): 80% range from Vg to Ex (with a couple slightly better), and 20% Gd. The six missing cards for completion are #3 Baylor, 8 Chamberlain, 10 Cousy, 36 Robertson, 38 Russell, and 47 Chamberlain IA. Keys: #1 Attles (Vg), 43 West RC (Vg), 44 Wilkins RC (Vg-Ex), 46 Baylor IA (Gd), 49 Cousy IA (Vg), 61 Robertson IA (Vg), 62 Russell IA (no left border, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 66 West IA (Gd). This is a very attractive collection of these popular early Fleer basketball cards, with many condition highlights, and including almost every key Hall of Famer and rookie card in all the sets. Total: 186 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,259


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