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1957-1958 Topps Basketball Complete Set (80) with 26 PSA-Graded Cards

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $3,851.25

Complete 80-card set of 1957-1958 Topps Basketball, highlighted by the rookie cards of Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Bob Cousy. 38% Ex-Mt or better, 50% Ex, and 12% Vg-Ex with a few lesser. Very clean and attractive complete set of 1957-1958 Topps Basketball. Twenty-six cards have been graded by PSA. Keys: #1 Clifton RC (Vg-Ex), 2 Yardley RC (Gd), 5 Sharman RC (Vg-Ex+), 10 Arizin RC (Vg-Ex), 11 Noble (EX+ 5.5), 12 Martin RC (EX 5), 13 Schayes RC (EX+ 5.5), 15 Ramsey RC (Vg-Ex), 16 McGuire RC (EX-MT 6), 17 Cousy RC (EX 5), 18 Foust (EX-MT 6), 19 Heinsohn RC (EX-MT 6), 23 Garmaker SP (EX-MT 6), 24 Pettit RC (EX-MT+ 6.5), 26 Shue RC (EX-MT 6), 27 McCauley RC (EX-MT 6), 28 Mikkelsen RC (Ex), 32 Kerr RC (Ex+), 33 Costello RC (EX-MT 6), 34 Sauldsberry (NM 7), 37 Hagan RC (Ex+), 38 Sparrow (EX-MT 6), 40 Risen (EX-MT 6), 42 Stokes RC (EX-MT 6), 43 Hundley RC (EX 5), 46 Hutchins SP (EX-MT 6), 47 Friend (EX-MT 6), 49 Davis SP (NM 7), 50 Regan SP (EX+ 5.5), 63 Harrison SP (EX-MT 6), 66 McMahon (NM 7), 71 Twyman RC (Vg-Ex), 75 Phillip SP (EX-MT 6), 77 Russell RC (EX 5), 78 Lovellette RC (EX-MT 6), and 80 Schnittker RC (Vg). This is Topps' first basketball set, and the only basketball set Topps issued during the 1950s. It apparently did not sell well as Topps did not follow up with another basketball set until 1969. The set includes the rookie cards of all of the major stars of the era. 1957 Topps Basketball is well known for production-quality issues, making the assembling of high-quality sets particularly challenging. This is a very attractive complete set of this extremely significant basketball issue. The total SMR value for just the twenty-six graded cards (not including the 54 ungraded cards!) is $2,805. Total: 80 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000+. SOLD FOR $3,851.25


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