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Lot # 1320 (of 1641)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1969 to 1981 Topps Basketball Complete Sets (13 sets, 2,453 cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $4,740

Outstanding 1969 through 1981 Topps Basketball complete set run (note: one set is near-complete, missing a single card, and the 1980 set is partially complete). Beautiful, mostly very high-grade complete sets of these Topps basketball classics. From a very old-time collection, these sets have been stored away in a closet for decades, possibly since their year of issue. Though they do not have as many cards as the Topps baseball sets of the era, and are not as valuable, these basketball sets are actually rarer than their baseball counterparts. Each set is loaded with all the great stars and Hall of Famers from three different decades. 1) 1969-1970 (99 cards): 70% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 30% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Chamberlain (Ex-Mt), 2 Goodrich RC (stamp hinge mark on back, otherwise Ex-Mt), 10 Thurmond RC (Vg), 20 Havlicek RC (Ex), 25 Alcindor RC (Ex-Mt), 35 Baylor (Ex), 40 Cunningham RC (Ex-Mt), 43 Bradley RC (Ex-Mt), 50 Robertson (Ex), 55 Bing RC (Ex-Mt), 56 Unseld RC (Ex-Mt), 60 Reed RC (Ex-Mt), 75 Hayes RC (Ex-Mt), 80 Monroe RC (Nr/Mt), 85 DeBusschere RC (Nr/Mt), 90 West (Nr/Mt), 98 Frazier RC (Ex), and 99 Checklist (unchecked, Vg-Ex/Ex). 2) 1970-1971 (174/175 cards): Missing just #10 Havlicek for completion. 85% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 15% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #7 Bradley (Ex), 13 Riley RC (Ex-Mt), 24 Checklist (unchecked, Ex-Mt), 50 Chamberlain (Ex), 65 Baylor (Ex-Mt), 70 Hayes (Ex), 75 Alcindor (Ex), 100 Robertson (Nr/Mt-Mt), 101 Checklist (unchecked, Ex-Mt), 107 West AS (Ex-Mt), 112 Havlicek AS (Nr/Mt-Mt), 113 Baylor AS (Nr/Mt), 114 Robertson AS (Nr/Mt), 120 Frazier (Ex), 123 Maravich RC (Ex-Mt), 137 Murphy RC (Ex), and 160 West (Ex-Mt). 3) 1971-1972 (233 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 10% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Robertson (Vg-Ex), 2 Bradley (Vg-Ex), 29 Archibald RC (Nr/Mt), 35 Havlicek (Nr/Mt-Mt), 47 Cowens RC (Nr/Mt), 50 West (Ex-Mt), 55 Maravich (Ex), 70 Chamberlain (Ex-Mt), 100 Alcindor (Ex-Mt), 170 Barry RC (Nr/Mt), and 200 Issel RC (Ex). 4) 1972-1973 (264 cards): 95% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 5% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Chamberlain (Ex), 5 Maravich (Nr/Mt-Mt), 32 Jackson RC (Nr/Mt), 75 West (Ex-Mt), 100 Jabbar (Nr/Mt-Mt), 163 Jabbar AS (Ex-Mt), 168 Chamberlain AS (Nr/Mt-Mt), 195 Erving RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 255 Erving AS (Nr/Mt). 5) 1973-1974 (264 cards): 75% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 25% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #20 Havlicek (Ex), 70 Robertson (Ex), 130 Maravich (Ex-Mt), and 240 Erving (Ex). 6) 1974-1975 (264 cards): 95% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 5% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Jabbar (Ex-Mt), 10 Maravich (Nr/Mt), 39 Walton RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 196 Gervin RC (Ex-Mt), 200 Erving (Ex-Mt), and 250 Chamberlain (Nr/Mt). 7) 1975-1976 (330 cards): 95% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 5% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Scoring Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 75 Maravich (Nr/Mt), 77 Walton (Nr/Mt), 90 Jabbar (Nr/Mt), 254 Malone RC (Ex-Mt), 282 Erving Team Ldr (Ex/Ex-Mt), and 300 Erving (Nr/Mt). 8) 1976-1977 (144 cards): 90% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (averaging Nr/Mt), 10% slightly lesser grades. Keys: #1 Erving (Ex), 57 Walton (Nr/Mt), 60 Maravich (Nr/Mt-Mt), 100 Jabbar (Nr/Mt-Mt), 110 Thompson RC (Ex-Mt), and 127 Erving AS (Nr/Mt-Mt). 9) 1977-1978 (132 cards): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Jabbar (Ex-Mt), 20 Maravich (Ex-Mt), 100 Erving (Nr/Mt), 111 Parish RC (Nr/Mt), and 120 Walton (Ex-Mt). 10) 1978-1979 (132 cards): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% Ex-Mt. Key: #78 D. Johnson RC (Nr/Mt-Mt). 11) 1979-1980 (132 cards): 98% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 2% Ex-Mt. Keys: #10 Jabbar (Ex-Mt) and 20 Erving (Ex-Mt). 12) 1980-1981 (87/176 cards): 98% Nr/Mt-Mt to Mint, 2% Nr/Mt. Key: Bird/Magic RC (Mint). 13) 1981-1982 (198 cards): 98% Nr/Mt-Mt to Mint, 2% Nr/Mt. Keys: #4 Bird (Nr/Mt), 21 Magic (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 75 McHale RC (Nr/Mt). This is a tremendous collection of thirteen different high-grade basketball sets spanning three decades and including hundreds of Hall of Famers, stars, and rookie cards. Total: 2,453 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $4,740


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