High-Grade 1976-1977 Topps Basketball Complete Set (144) Including 46 SGC-Graded Cards

Sold For: $540

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1961

Item Year: 1976

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

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Exceptional ultra high-grade complete set of 1976-1977 Topps Basketball cards, highlighted by numerous Hall of Famers, including Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Thompson (RC), and Moses Malone. Condition of this 144-card set is 17% Mint, 41% Nr/Mt-Mt, 31% Nr/Mt, 11% Ex to Ex-Mt (mostly due to centering or hard-to-see wrinkles). Forty-six cards are professionally graded and encapsulated by SGC. Keys: #1 Erving (NM/MT 88), 10 Lanier (MINT 96), 43 Bradley (NM+ 86), 48 Checklist (NM+ 86), 55 Westphal (MINT 96), 57 Walton (NM+ 86), 60 Maravich (Ex-Mt), 68 Gervin (NM/MT+ 92), 77 Jackson (NM/MT 88), 90 Havlicek (NM/MT 88), 100 Abdul-Jabbar (Ex-Mt), 101 Malone (80/20 L/R, otherwise Nr/Mt+), 110 Thompson RC (Nr/Mt), 126 Abdul-Jabbar AS (NM+ 86), 127 Erving AS (Vg-Ex), 130 Maravich AS (NM/MT 88), 131 Cowens AS (NM/MT+ 92), 133 Hayes AS (NM/MT+ 92), 140 McAdoo (MINT 96), and 144 Jones (NM/MT 88). Additional graded cards: GEM MT 98 (1 card): #12. MINT 96 (17 cards): #6, 21, 32, 47, 54, 62, 67, 78, 82, 84, 85, 89, 96, 103, 106, 111, and 142. NM/MT 88 (10 cards): #13, 16 Wilkes (HOF), 20 Archibald (HOF), 25 Gilmore (HOF), 44 Murphy (HOF), 69, 94 Issel (HOF), 124, 129 Archibald AS (HOF), and 132 Barry AS (HOF). NM+ 86 (3 cards): #86 Cunningham (HOF), 125 Goodrich (HOF), and 143. All cards are bright, crisp, and clean, assembled over a period of many years by a dedicated collector with a discerning eye for all condition issues, as is clearly evident upon close inspection of the set. A superb complete set of this popular 1970s issue! The equivalent SMR value for just the forty-six SGC-graded cards is $609. Total: 144 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+.


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