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Lot # 1467 (of 1727)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1924-2004 "Greatest Athletes" Rookie Card-Collection (112)

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $3,231

Unusual and eclectic collection of 112 different high-quality multisport cards, from fifty-five different issues, spanning the years 1924 to 2004, all graded and encapsulated by PSA or SGC (unless otherwise noted). The collection is comprised of cards of champions and stars of the day from a wide variety of sports and was assembled one card at a time over a period of many years by a very dedicated, extremely advanced collector whose main interest was rookie cards (from all sports), with a primary focus on completeness, properly defining what cards represent each player's rookie card, condition, and overall eye appeal. This is an extremely significant high-grade great athletes card collection that cost a small fortune to assemble, put together by a world-class collector whose efforts we believe will someday be looked at as far ahead of his time. The collection consists of the following: 1) 1912 Olympics Postcard (1 card): Thorpe (SGC Auth). 2) 1924 Willard's Chocolates (1 card): #13 Weismuller (SGC GOOD 30). 3) 1925-1931 W590 (2 cards): Hagen (PSA Authentic) and Jones (PSA PR 1). 4) 1928 Churchman's (1 card): #4 Nurmi (SGC EX/NM 80). 5) 1928 Franck Sohne (1 card): #4 Nurmi (SGC EX/NM 80). 6) 1930 Drapkin & Co. (1 card): #33 Henie (PSA NM 7). 7) 1940 Wheaties Champs of the USA (1 panel): #7A Cronin/Isbell/Nelson (Vg). 8) 1948 Kellogg's Pep (1 card): Snead (PSA EX 5). 9) 1951 Berk Ross (1 card): #1-16 Hogan (PSA NM 7). 10) 1956 Topps Hocus Focus (1 card): #4 Bannister (PSA FR 1.5). 11) 1956 Rekord Journal (1 card): first appearance of legendary soccer player "Pele" (PSA EX 5). 12) 1959 Top Flight Stars (1 card): #21 Fangio (PSA MINT 9). 13) 1960 Filalbo (1 card): #202 Rudolph (SGC VG 40). 14) 1961 Nu-Card (1 card): #143 Davis (SGC NM/MT+ 92). 15) 1962 American Tract Society (1 card): #38 Johnson (SGC NM 84). 16) 1966 Green Hornet (1 card): #39 Bruce Lee (PSA NM-MT 8). 17) 1966 Panini (3 cards): #42 Bikila (SGC VG 40), 170 Eusebio (Nr/Mt), and 260 Merckx (SGC NM/MT 88). 18) 1966-1967 Panini (1 card): Beckenbauer (Ex). 19) 1967-1968 Panini (2 cards): #58 Keino (SGC VG 40) and 509 Killy (SGC NM/MT 88). 20) 1968-1969 Panini (4 cards): #233 Spitz (SGC EX+ 70), 470 Zatopek (SGC NM 84), 501 Oerter (SGC EX 60), and 505 Fraser (SGC NM 84). 21) 1969-1970 Panini (2 cards): #57 Beamon (Vg) and 117 Andretti (SGC NM/MT 88). 22) 1970-1971 Panini (1 card): #49 Alexejev (SGC GOOD 30). 23) 1972 Panini (1 card): #150 Gable (SGC EX/NM 80). 24) 1973-1974 Campioni Dello (1 card): #176 Korbut (SGC NM 84). 25) 1973 OPC (1 card): #166 Schultz (PSA MINT 9). 26) 1974 Panini (2 cards): #19 Viren (SGC NM+ 86) and 123 Kato (SGC NM 84). 27) 1976 Panini (3 cards): #89 Beamon (Ex), 181 Stevenson (SGC VG/EX 50), and 214 Comaneci (SGC NM 84). 28) 1977-1979 Sportscaster (11 cards): #07-02 Shoemaker (SGC VG 40), 08-21 Secretariat (SGC NM 84), 13-13 Whitworth (SGC VG/EX 50), 14-16 Heiden (SGC NM+ 86), 37-18 Watson (SGC VG/EX 50), 39-12 Moses (SGC NM 84), 77-02 Thompson (SGC NM 84), 77-10 Gretzky (SGC VG/EX 50), 79-23 Louganis (SGC VG/EX 50), 80-20 Coe (SGC NM/MT+ 92), and 84-13 Wright (SGC EX/NM 80). 29) 1979 Venorlandus (1 card): #6 Andretti (BVG GEM MT 9.5). 30) 1980 Panini (30 cards): including #208 Caulkins (SGC VG/EX 50) and 209 Louganis (SGC MINT 96). 31) 1980 Time (1 card): Heiden (SGC Auth). 32) 1980 Top Trumps (1 card): Yifter (SGC VG/EX 50). 33) 1981 Smithsonian (1 card): Shoemaker (PSA NM-MT 8). 34) 1982 Panini (4 cards): #9 Coe (SGC GEM 98), 21 Moses (SGC NM/MT 88), 50 Thompson (SGC GEM 98), and 149 Platini (SGC GEM 98). 35) 1983 Canadian National (1 card): Lemieux (PSA MINT 9). 36) 1985-1986 OPC (1 card): #9 Lemieux (BVG GEM MT 9.5). 37) 1986 Donn Jennings (1 card): #13 Jackson (PSA MINT 9). 38) 1986 Panini (1 card): #101 Lewis (SGC EX/NM 80). 39) 1987 Fleer Team Action (1 card): #24 Jackson tackled (PSA MINT 9). 40) 1987 Panini (2 cards): #80 Joyner-Kersee (SGC GEM 98) and 84 Bubka (SGC MINT 96). 41) 1987-1988 Panini (1 card): #163 Van Basten (SGC NM+ 86). 42) 1988 Panini (1 card): #150 Schmidt (SGC NM/MT+ 92). 43) 1988 Topps (1 card): #327 Jackson (PSA GEM MT 10). 44) 1989 Best (1 card): #1 Sanders (PSA MINT 9). 45) 1991 SI For Kids (1 card): #253 Johnson (SGC VG/EX 50). 46) 1992 Classic (1 card): #22 Joyner (SGC EX/NM 80). 47) 1992 Grid Motorcard (1 card): #18 Schumacher (SGC NM/MT 88). 48) 1992 Impel Olympicards (1 card): #31 Armstrong (PSA GEM MT 10). 49) 1995 Amateur Champion Promotional Cards (3 cards): All three cards feature images of Tiger Woods during the 1995 Amateur Champion Tournament (all grade Nr/Mt-Mt or better). 50) 1996 SI For Kids (2 cards): #466 Sorenstam (BVG NM-MT 8) and 536 Woods (BVG GEM MT 9.5). 51) 1996 Upper Deck (1 card): #79 Blair (SGC NM 84). SOLD FOR $3,231


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