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1980-1981 Topps Basketball Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Rookie PSA MINT 9

  • Sold For: $4,200
  • Year: 1980
  • Auction: 2016 fall
  • Lot #: 1963
  • Auction Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

Graded MINT 9 by PSA. Of the 7,516 examples graded by PSA to date, only nineteen examples of this classic card have ever been graded higher! Extremely desirable ultra high-grade rookie card featuring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson from the very popular 1980-1981 Topps basketball series. The card is bright and crisp, with vibrant colors, four razor-sharp corners, flawless registration, and perfect centering. The reverse is also perfectly clean and centered. This is an exceptional high-grade example, bordering on GEM MINT condition, of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson's rookie card, which is the key card from the set, and arguably the most significant basketball card in the hobby. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+.

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