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1961-1962 Fleer Basketball Collection (71) Including 34 Hall of Famers

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,900

Presented is an extremely attractive collection of seventy-one cards (forty-five different plus twenty-six duplicates) from the legendary 1961-1962 Fleer basketball set, highlighted by a remarkable thirty-four Hall of Famers. The 1961-1962 Fleer basketball set is one of the very few basketball sets issued during this era. This collection has been consigned by the family of an old-time collector, who very likely collected these cards in the year of issue! Condition is 28% Nr/Mt, 22% Ex-Mt, and 50% Ex (with a few Vg-Ex, and several cards displaying a natural factory miscut on the top edge). All cards are bright, crisp, and clean, with centering the only noticeable flaw on many of the lesser-graded examples (a common issue with cards from this set). We have selected nine cards to be graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Attles RC (Ex+), 3 Baylor (Ex), 14 Gola (Ex-Mt), 17 Guerin RC (Nr/Mt+), two 18 Hagan (Nr/Mt and miscut, otherwise Ex+), 19 Heinsohn (Ex-Mt), two 20 Howell RC (NM+ 86 and Ex-Mt), two 23 Jones RC (Ex-Mt and Ex), two 29 Lovellette (Ex-Mt and Ex+), three 35 Ramsey (Nr/Mt-Mt, Ex-Mt, and Ex), 36 Robertson RC (EX+ 70), two 38 Russell (NM 84 and EX+ 70), 39 Schayes (Vg-Ex+), 43 West RC (NM 84), two 44 Wilkins RC (NM 84 and Ex), 45 Arizin Drives (miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), 46 Baylor Sinks (Ex+), two 47 Chamberlain Dunks (both EX/NM 80), three 51 Gola Takes (Ex-Mt+, Ex, and miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 54 Heinsohn Goes (Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), 60 Ramsey Is (Ex+), and 66 West Snags (NM 84). This is a very attractive mid- to high-grade grouping of cards from this highly collectible set with many condition highlights and key cards, including the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, and Len Wilkins. The equivalent SMR value for just the nine graded cards (factoring in the two EX+ cards at the lower whole-grade level and not including the additional 62 cards!) is $1,995. Total: 71 cards. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,900

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