1980 Topps Basketball Bird/Erving/Johnson - Signed by All Three Players!
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $829.50
The 1980 Topps basketball issue will always be remembered for its unique three-panel perforated strips. While that design resulted in some confusion to collectors looking to assemble a complete set, it was also responsible for the production of what is arguably the most significant basketball card in the hobby: the Larry Bird/Julius Erving/Magic Johnson card, featuring the rookie cards for both Bird and Johnson. Offered here is a rare and highly coveted signed example of that historic card. Both Bird and Johnson have signed the card in blue Sharpie (each grading "10") on their respective image, while Erving has signed his panel in black Sharpie (minor brushing; grading "8/9"). The card is further distinguished by its Near Mint to Mint condition. Encapsulated by PSA/DNA, with the autographs designated "Authentic" (neither the card nor the autographs were graded by the company). This is the first signed example of this card that we have ever offered and we cannot recall having seen many others over the years, especially in such all-around superb condition. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,500+. SOLD FOR $829.50