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1974 to 1981 Topps Basketball Complete Sets (5 Sets, 858 Cards)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $600
Outstanding collection of five Topps Basketball complete sets spanning the years 1974 to 1981. Beautiful, mostly 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 scarcer than their baseball counterparts. Each set is loaded with all the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. 1) 1974-1975 Set (264 cards): 27% Nr/Mt (including a few better), 66% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% lower (including ten with slight trimming). Keys: #1 Abdul-Jabbar (Nr/Mt), 10 Maravich (slight trim, otherwise Ex-Mt), 39 Walton RC (pen on back, slight trim), 196 Gervin RC (Ex-Mt+), 200 Erving (Ex-Mt), and 250 Chamberlain (Ex). 2) 1977-1978 Set (132 cards): 47% Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few better), 45% Nr/Mt, and 8% Ex to Ex-Mt. Keys: #1 Abdul-Jabbar (Ex+), 20 Maravich (miscut, otherwise Ex), 100 Erving (Nr/Mt+), 111 Parish RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), and 120 Walton (Nr/Mt). 3) 1978-1979 Set (132 cards): 37% Nr/Mt or better, 11% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 52% Vg to Vg-Ex (mostly due to spider wrinkles). Keys: #75 King RC (Vg), 78 D. Johnson RC (90/10 L/R, otherwise Ex-Mt), and 80 Maravich (Nr/Mt-Mt). 4) 1979-1980 Set (132 cards): 72% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few better), 23% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 5% lower. Keys: #10 Abdul-Jabbar (Nr/Mt) and 20 Erving (Nr/Mt+). 5) 1981-1982 Set (198 cards): 75% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a few higher) and 25% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering, including a few lower). Keys: #4 Bird (Nr/Mt+), 21 Johnson (Ex-Mt), and 75E McHale RC (Nr/Mt+). This is a superb collection of five different high-grade basketball sets, including dozens of Hall of Famers, stars, and rookie cards. Total: 5 sets, 858 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $600
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