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Lot # 1665 (1665 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1969-1970 and 1970-1971 Topps Basketball Collection (281) Including 56 Hall of Famers and 44 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $2,400

Collection of 281 cards from Topps' popular tallboy issues of 1969-1970 and 1970-1971, highlighted by fifty-six Hall of Famers, including Lew Alcindor (rookie), Jerry West, and Len Wilkens. A total of forty-four cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by PSA. This collection consists of the following: 1) 1969-1970 Topps (31 cards): Overall condition is Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt, with one better and four lesser. Keys: #2 Goodrich RC (HOF, Ex-Mt+), 25 Alcindor RC (HOF, Gd), 40 Cunningham RC (HOF, Ex-Mt), 44 Wilkens (HOF, Ex-Mt+), 56 Unseld RC (HOF, Vg-Ex), 68 (NM-MT 8), 72 Sanders RC (HOF, Ex-Mt+), 80 Monroe RC (HOF, EX-MT 6), 82 Nelson RC (HOF, Nr/Mt), 84 Greer (HOF, Ex), and 85 DeBusschere RC (HOF, VG-EX 4). 2) 1970-1971 Topps (250 cards): Overall condition is 75% Ex-Mt to Nr/Mt and 25% Ex (almost entirely due to centering or light touches of wear at the corners) with a few lesser due to hard-to-see creases. A total of forty-one cards from this year are graded by PSA. Grading Composite: MINT 9 (6 cards): #9, 20 Monroe (HOF, OC), 25, 70 Hayes (HOF), 94, and 148 Sloan RC (HOF). NM-MT 8 (21 cards): Two #3, 11, 23, 42, 51, 53, 54, two 55, 65 Baylor (HOF), 68, 78 SP, 80 Wilkens SP (HOF), 83, 86 Nelson SP (HOF), 88, 89, 92 G. Johnson (HOF), 95 SP, and 105. NM+ 7.5 (1 card): #19. NM 7 (11 cards): #1 Alcindor/West/Hayes, 5 Hayes/Unseld/Alcindor, 16, 20 Monroe (HOF), 35 SP (MC), 48, 53, two 67, 79, and 92 G. Johnson (HOF). EX-MT 6 (1 card): #72 Unseld (HOF). EX 5 (1 card): #34. Ungraded Keys: #1 Scoring Leaders (Ex-Mt), 2 Scoring Avg. Leaders SP (Ex), 5 Rebounds Leaders (Ex-Mt+), four 7 Bradley (HOF, two Nr/Mt, Ex-Mt, and Ex+), 10 Havlicek (HOF, Ex-Mt), four 13 Riley RC (three Nr/Mt and Ex), two 18 Bellamy (HOF, Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt), two 22 Rodgers (HOF, Ex-Mt+ and Ex), three 46 Lucas (HOF, Nr/Mt and two Ex+), three 65 Baylor (HOF, two Ex-Mt and Ex), 70 Hayes (HOF, Ex+), two 72 Unseld (HOF, two Ex+), 80 Wilkens SP (HOF, Ex), 86 Nelson SP (HOF, Ex-Mt), two 90 Thurmond (HOF, Ex+ and Ex), 92 Johnson (HOF, Ex-Mt), two 93 Goodrich (HOF, Nr/Mt and Ex-Mt+), 100 Robertson (HOF, Ex-Mt+), two 106 Frazier AS (HOF, both Ex-Mt), three 107 West AS (HOF, Ex-Mt and two miscut, otherwise Ex-Mt), two 108 Cunningham AS SP (HOF, both Ex), three 109 Hawkins AS (HOF, Ex-Mt, Ex, and Vg-Ex), and two 110 Reed AS (HOF, Ex and Vg-Ex). This is an exceptionally attractive and overall high-grade collection of cards from these two popular basketball-card sets, with numerous impressive highlights. The SMR value for just forty of the graded cards is $1,112. Total: 281 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000++. SOLD FOR $2,400


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