Two 1971-1972 Topps Basketball Complete Sets

Sold For: $1,560

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1956

Item Year: 1971

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Outstanding pair of mid- to high-grade complete sets of 1971-1972 Topps basketball cards, each consisting of 233 different cards. The 1971-1972 Topps set is very popular among collectors for its bright colors and funky text, both telltale signs of an early 1970s issue. The set is loaded with stars and Hall of Famers, including Pete Maravich, Oscar Robertson, and rookie cards of Rick Barry, Dave Cowens, Bob Lanier, Larry Brown, Nate Archibald, and Dan Issel. This was also the first year that Topps included cards of ABA (American Basketball Association) players. 1) 1971-1972 Topps Basketball Complete Set (233): Condition is 48% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt, 45% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% Vg to Vg-Ex. Keys: #1 Robertson (Vg-Ex), 2 Bradley (Ex-Mt), 10 Baylor (99/1 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 20 Haywood RC (Nr/Mt), 29 Archibald RC (Ex-Mt), 35 Havlicek (85/15 T/B, otherwise Ex-Mt), 47 Cowens RC (Nr/Mt), 50 West (65/35 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt), 55 Maravich (Ex-Mt), 63 Lanier RC (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt-Mt), 65 Frazier (Nr/Mt), 70 Chamberlain (Ex-Mt+), 91 Tomjanovich RC (Ex+), 100 Alcindor (Ex), 142 Rebounds Ldrs (Nr/Mt+), 120 Hayes (Ex+), 152 Brown RC (Nr/Mt+), 170 Barry RC (Nr/Mt+), and 200 Issel RC (Ex+). Ten duplicates (averaging Ex), including #1 Robertson (Ex) and 29 Archibald RC (Nr/Mt). 2) 1971-1972 Topps Basketball Complete Set (233): Condition is 44% Nr/Mt to Nr/Mt-Mt (including a couple higher), 49% Ex to Ex-Mt, and 7% Vg to Vg-Ex (including one lower). Keys: #1 Robertson (PSA EX-MT 6), 2 Bradley (Ex-Mt), 10 Baylor (Nr/Mt+), 20 Haywood RC (80/20 T/B, otherwise Nr/Mt), 29 Archibald RC (MINT 9 [OC]), 35 Havlicek (Nr/Mt), 47 Cowens RC (Nr/Mt-Mt), 50 West (Ex+), 55 Maravich (NM-MT 8), 63 Lanier RC (Nr/Mt+), 65 Frazier (Ex-Mt), 70 Chamberlain (Ex-Mt), 91 Tomjanovich RC (Ex-Mt), 100 Alcindor (NM-MT 8 [OC]), 107 DeBusschere (MINT 9), 142 Rebounds Ldrs (Ex-Mt), 120 Hayes (Ex), 152 Brown RC (Nr/Mt), 170 Barry RC (NM-MT 8), and 200 Issel RC (Ex-Mt). Additional PSA-graded cards: #43 (NM 7), 115 (NM-MT 8), and 157 (NM-MT 8). Two extremely attractive and very consistent mid- to high-grade complete sets of this popular 1970s Topps basketball issue, loaded with stars and Hall of Famers. Total: 2 sets, 466 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+.


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