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Lot # 1678 (1678 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1980-1981 Topps Basketball Uncut Sheet Collection (12)

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,080

Collection of twelve (two different and ten duplicates) uncut 132-card sheets from the 1980-1981 Topps Basketball set, highlighted by the double-printed three-player rookie card of Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Magic Johnson alongside Julius Erving. This card is one of the most important of all basketball cards ever produced as it features three players named to the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History" list, two of whom appear for the first time ever on a Topps card. The two different sheets in this collection represent a complete 176-card set plus 88 duplicates. Please note the ten duplicate sheets do not include the Bird/Magic rookie card. Each 132-card sheet is arranged in eleven rows of twelve cards. The 1980-1981 Topps Basketball set is designed in tri-fold style so that each card features three individual player sections. An impressive visual is created by these uncut sheets, which have retained all their original gloss and vibrantly bold colors. Ten of the sheets show normal wear along the edges and at the corners, extremely common on large uncut sheets like this. The white reverses are bright and clean. The other two sheets (including the one featuring the Bird/Magic rookie) have separation along some of the perforations and four cards are missing in the lower left corner. The important Bird/Erving/Johnson cards are situated on the bottom border of one of the sheets and are entirely clean on both front and back. These sheets are ideal for display and would make outstanding companion pieces to any 1980-1981 Topps set or additions to any basketball or uncut-sheet collection. Dimensions: 28-3/8 by 43 inches. Total: 12 uncut sheets. Reserve $300. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,080

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