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1962 Fleer Football Complete Set (88): #2 PSA Set Registry! (8.82 GPA) Including 13 GEM MINT 10!

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $21,330

Stunning, ultra high-grade complete set of 1962 Fleer football cards, entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA. This world-class set ranks second Current and All-Time Finest on the PSA Set Registry with an impressive 8.82 GPA. Fleer issued four football sets during the early 1960s in an effort to compete with Topps' established efforts in the sport. The 1962 set consists of eighty-eight cards featuring AFL players and is highlighted by Hall of Famers Billy Shaw (rookie card), George Blanda, Don Maynard, Jim Otto, and Ron Mix as well as non-Hall of Fame rookie cards of Gino Cappelletti and Ernie Ladd. The Fleer sets are far rarer than their Topps counterparts from the same era. They are also especially difficult to collect in high grade as centering can often be a problem, making high-grade specimens, such as those found throughout this set, all the more impressive. The set consists of thirteen GEM MINT 10s, fifty-one MINT 9s, one NM-MT+ 8.5, and twenty-three NM-MT 8s. Forty-three of the cards (nearly one-half of the set) are the highest-graded examples while another eighteen have only one card graded higher. This is a phenomenal set any way you look at it! PSA Grading Composite: GEM MINT 10 (13 cards): #12 (pop 3), 22 (pop 1), 26 (pop 1), 34 (pop 2), 43 (pop 2), 48 (pop 1), 50 (pop 2), 51 (pop 2), 54 (pop 1), 60 (pop 2), 69 (pop 1), 85 (pop 1), and 88 (pop 2). MINT 9 (51 cards): #1 Lott (pop 2), 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46 Blanda (HOF), 47, 49, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59 Maynard (HOF), 61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 74, 75, 76, 77, 81, 82 Mix (HOF), 83, and 84. NM-MT+ 8.5 (1 card): #63. NM-MT 8 (23 cards): #3 Cappelletti RC, 4, 5, 11, 15, 16 Shaw RC (HOF), 18, 21, 24, 28, 29, 56, 64, 68, 70, 71, 72 Otto (HOF), 73, 78, 79 Kemp, 80, 86, and 87. This is a spectacular ultra high-grade complete set of this classic football-card issue, which has been painstakingly assembled, with constant upgrading, at great expense, and with a tremendous investment in time and effort by an extremely dedicated collector over a period of many years. It offers a unique opportunity to acquire a world-class complete set in a single transaction. The total SMR value for just seventy-five cards (not including the thirteen GEM MINT 10s for which there is no SMR value and factoring in the one NM-MT+ 8.5 at the NM-MT 8 level) is $6,283. GEM MINT 10s are always difficult to value, but the examples offered here have public sales records in the hundreds of dollars each, adding substantial value to this extraordinary set. Total: 88 cards. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000+. SOLD FOR $21,330


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