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1969 to 1981 Topps Basketball Complete Sets (12 Sets, 2,367 Cards)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,300

Outstanding 1969 through 1981 Topps Basketball complete set run (note: missing only the 1980 Topps set). Beautiful, mostly very high-grade complete sets of these Topps basketball classics. Though they do not have as many cards as the Topps baseball sets of the era and are not as valuable, these basketball sets are actually rarer than their baseball counterparts. The collection is loaded with all the great stars and Hall of Famers from three different decades.

1) 1969-1970 Set (99 cards):
70% Ex to Ex-Mt, 23% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 7% lower. One card is autographed. Keys: #1 Chamberlain (Ex+), 2 Goodrich RC (Ex), 10 Thurmond RC (Nr/Mt), 20 Havlicek RC (Vg-Ex), 25 Alcindor RC (Ex+), 35 Baylor (Ex-Mt+), 40 Cunningham RC (Pr), 43 Bradley (Nr/Mt), 50 Robertson (autographed, card grade Gd), 55 Bing RC (Ex-Mt), 56 Unseld RC (Ex), 60 Reed RC (Ex-Mt), 75 Hayes RC (Ex-Mt+), 80 Monroe RC (Ex-Mt), 85 DeBusschere RC (Vg), 90 West (Vg-Ex), 98 Frazier RC (Vg-Ex+), and 99 Checklist (marked, otherwise Gd+).

2) 1970-1971 Set (175 cards): 31% Nr/Mt, 63% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 6% lower. Twenty cards are autographed. Keys: #7 Bradley (Ex+), 10 Havlicek (Ex+), 13 Riley RC (Ex-Mt), 20 Monroe (autographed, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 24 Checklist (Ex-Mt+), 30 Lou Hudson (autographed, otherwise Ex), 46 Lucas (autographed, otherwise Vg-Ex), 50 Chamberlain (Nr/Mt+), 65 Baylor (Ex-Mt), 70 Hayes (Ex+), 75 Alcindor (Nr/Mt), 100 Robertson (low quality autograph, otherwise Ex+), 101 Checklist (Ex+), 107 West AS (Vg-Ex+), 112 Havlicek AS (Vg-Ex), 113 Baylor AS (Ex), 114 Robertson AS (autographed, marked back, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 120 Frazier (Ex+), 123 Maravich RC (Ex-Mt), 137 Murphy RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 155 Greer (autographed, otherwise Ex), and 160 West (Ex-Mt).

3) 1971-1972 Set (233 cards): 31% Nr/Mt or better, 59% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 10% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a couple lower). One card is autographed. Keys: #1 Robertson (autographed, otherwise Ex), 2 Bradley (Nr/Mt-Mt), 29 Archibald RC (Ex+), 35 Havlicek (Ex-Mt), 47 Cowens RC (Vg-Ex), 50 West (Nr/Mt), 55 Maravich (Ex-Mt), 70 Chamberlain (Ex-Mt), 100 Alcindor (Ex), 170 Barry RC (Vg+), and 200 Issel RC (Ex).

4) 1972-1973 Set (264 cards): 40% Nr/Mt or better, 45% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 15% Vg to Vg-Ex (including a few lower and a couple miscut). Two cards are autographed. Keys: #1 Chamberlain (Vg+), 5 Maravich (Nr/Mt), 25 Robertson (autographed, otherwise Ex), 32 Phil Jackson RC (Ex), 75 West (Vg-Ex), 100 Abdul-Jabbar (Nr/Mt-Mt), 162 Haywood AS (autographed, otherwise Ex-Mt), 163 Abdul-Jabbar AS (Nr/Mt+), 168 Chamberlain AS (Ex), 195 Erving RC (Ex), and 255 Erving AS (Ex-Mt).

5) 1973-1974 Set (264 cards): 41% Nr/Mt or better, 35% Ex to Ex-Mt, 19% Vg to Vg-Ex, and 5% lower (including a few trimmed). One card is autographed. Keys: #20 Havlicek (Ex), 50 Abdul-Jabbar (Fr), 70 Robertson (low-quality autograph, next card shows, otherwise Ex), 80 Chamberlain (Ex), 130 Maravich (no top border, otherwise Ex), 135 McAdoo RC (Vg-Ex), and 240 Erving (Ex).

6) 1974-1975 Set (264 cards): 67% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 33% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a few lower). One card is autographed. Keys: #1 Abdul-Jabbar (Ex), 10 Maravich (Nr/Mt+), 39 Walton RC (20/80 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 55 Robertson (pen on front, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 196 Gervin RC (Nr/Mt), 200 Erving (Ex), and 250 Chamberlain (Nr/Mt).

7) 1975-1976 Set (330 cards): 39% Nr/Mt or better and 61% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering, includes ten lower). Keys: #1 Scoring Avg. Ldrs (Nr/Mt+), 75 Maravich (Nr/Mt), 77 Walton (Nr/Mt), 90 Abdul-Jabbar (Ex-Mt), 254 Malone RC (Nr/Mt), 282 Nets Leaders (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 300 Erving (Vg-Ex+).

8) 1976-1977 Set (144 cards): 79% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 21% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Erving (Ex), 57 Walton (Ex-Mt), 60 Maravich (Nr/Mt-Mt), 100 Abdul-Jabbar (Nr/Mt-Mt), 110 Thompson RC (Ex-Mt), and 127 Erving AS (Nr/Mt-Mt).

9) 1977-1978 Set (132 cards): 91% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few higher) and 9% Ex to Ex-Mt (including one lower). Two cards are autographed. Keys: #1 Abdul-Jabbar (Ex-Mt+), 20 Maravich (Nr/Mt), 100 Erving (Nr/Mt-Mt), 111 Parish RC (Nr/Mt), and 120 Walton (Nr/Mt).

10) 1978-1979 Set (132 cards): 85% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 15% lower (mostly due to light spider wrinkles). Keys: #20 Gervin (Ex-Mt), 75 Bernard King RC (Vg-Ex), 78 D. Johnson RC (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 80 Maravich (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 110 Abdul-Jabbar (Nr/Mt-Mt).

11) 1979-1980 Set (132 cards):
84% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt and 16% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering). Keys: #10 Abdul-Jabbar (Nr/Mt-Mt), 20 Erving (Ex), 31 English RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 45 Walton (Nr/Mt+), 60 Maravich (Nr/Mt), and 93 Parish (Nr/Mt+).

12) 1981-1982 Set (198 cards): 91% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few better) and 9% Ex to Ex-Mt (including a couple lower). Keys: #4 Bird (Nr/Mt-Mt), 21 Johnson (Nr/Mt-Mt+), 30 Erving (Nr/Mt-Mt), 75E McHale RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 101E Bird SA (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 109W Johnson (Nr/Mt).

This is a tremendous collection of twelve different basketball sets spanning three decades and including hundreds of Hall of Famers, stars, and rookie cards. Total: 2,367 cards. Auction LOA from James Spence/JSA (for the signed cards). Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+. SOLD FOR $3,300


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