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Lot # 1670 (1670 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1972-1973 Topps Basketball Uncut Sheet with #1 Wilt Chamberlain (Half the Set!)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $1,680

Original 1972-1973 Topps basketball uncut final production sheet consisting of 132 different cards with fully printed reverses. This 132-card uncut sheet, arranged in twelve rows of eleven cards, represents half of a complete set! The twenty-six Hall of Famers featured on the sheet are Abdul-Jabbar, Archibald, Barry, Bellamy, Bing, Bradley, Chamberlain, Cowens, DeBusschere, Frazier, Goodrich, Greer, Havlicek, Hawkins, Lanier, Lucas, Maravich, Monroe, C. Murphy, Nelson, Reed, Robertson, Thurmond, Unseld, West, and Wilkens. Also included on the sheet is the key rookie card of future Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson. Grading of sheets has always posed a problem as we naturally tend to grade a sheet as if it were a "big card" when really a grade does not capture the condition or visual appeal of a sheet (all the more so as sheets tend to be large). That is certainly the case here. Technically, the sheet is in Good condition due to small creases affecting the interior cards, a few edge tears, and light staining in some spots as well as a two-inch tear on the top edge. If framed and hung on a wall, many of these flaws would be mitigated and it would project an outstanding overall Excellent appearance! The sheet measures approximately 28-3/8 x 43 inches.

Reserve $200. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $1,680

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