1961-1962 Fleer Basketball PSA-Graded Complete Set Minus One (65/66)

Sold For: $6,000

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2250

Item Year: 1961

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

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Presented is a complete set (minus one) of this significant basketball issue consisting of sixty-five different cards (out of sixty-six), entirely graded and encapsulated by PSA. Missing only #8 Chamberlain for completion (which appears individually in this auction). Remarkably, this entire set was assembled a few years ago by our consignor directly out of packs from a complete wax box. All cards are truly pack fresh! The 1961-1962 Fleer basketball set is one of the very few basketball sets issued during this era. Included are many rookie cards of key Hall of Famers, including Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West. It is also extremely tough to assemble in high grade, as numerous flaws, including centering and print quality, plague the issue. This is a very striking mostly high-grade set (minus one) with several of the cards qualified as (OC) due to centering, which is typical for this issue. PSA Grading Composite: Twelve MINT 9 (OC): #5, 6, 12, 14 Gola, 20 Howell RC, 25 Kerr, 27, 28, 37, 41, 42 Twyman, and 48. Nineteen NM-MT 8: #1 Attles RC, 2 Arizin RC, 7 (ST), 13, 15 (OC), 19 Heinsohn, 23 Sam Jones RC (OC), 26 (OC), 30 (OC), 32 (OC), 33 (OC), 38 Russell (OC), 45 (OC), 49 Cousy IA (ST), 55, 56 (ST), 61 Robertson IA, 62 Russell IA, and 66 West IA (ST). Eleven NM 7: #10 Cousy, 18, 24 (ST), 31 (ST), 36 Robertson RC (ST), 39 Schayes, 43 West RC, 44 Wilkens RC, 52, 60 (ST), and 65. Six EX-MT 6: #22 K.C. Jones RC (ST), 50, 54, 58 (ST), 59, and 63. Seventeen VG-EX 4: #3 Baylor RC, 4 Bellamy RC, 9, 11, 16 Greer RC, 17, 21, 29, 34 Pettit, 35, 40, 46 Baylor IA, 47 Chamberlain IA, 51, 53, 57, and 64. This is a very attractive complete set (minus one) of this significant basketball issue, loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Total: 65 cards. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,500+.




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