1961-1962 Fleer Basketball Near-Complete Set (60/66) Including Two Wilt Chamberlain Rookies

Sold For: $1,920

Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2252

Item Year: 1961

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

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Presented is a near-complete set of 1961-1962 Fleer basketball set, one of the very few basketball sets issued during this era. Included are many rookie cards of key Hall of Famers, including Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West. Missing only #12, 31, 32, 34 Pettit, 63 Schayes, and 66 West for completion. Also included are duplicate cards of #8 Wilt Chamberlain and 20 Bailey Howell. Sixteen cards have been graded and encapsulated by GAI. Condition is 44% Ex, 45% Vg-Ex, and 11% Vg (including three lesser). Keys: #1 Attles RC (Vg-Ex+), 3 Baylor RC (Gd+), 4 Bellamy RC (EX 5), two 8 Chamberlain RC (VG-EX 4 and marked on front, otherwise Gd), 10 Cousy (VG-EX+ 4.5), 16 Greer RC (Ex), 19 Heinshohn (VG-EX+ 4.5), two 20 Howell RC (Ex and Vg-Ex), 22 K.C. Jones RC (VG-EX+ 4.5), 23 S. Jones RC (EX 5), 36 Robertson RC (EX 5), 38 Russell (VG-EX 4), 42 Twyman (VG-EX 4), 43 West RC (EX 5), 44 Wilkins RC (99/1 L/R, otherwise Vg-Ex+), 46 Baylor IA (VG-EX 4), 47 Chamberlain IA (EX 5), 49 Cousy IA (EX 5), 59 Pettit IA (EX 5), 61 Robertson IA (VG-EX 4), and 62 Russell IA (VG-EX+ 4.5). This is a very attractive near-complete set of this significant basketball issue, loaded with all of the great stars and Hall of Famers of the era. Total: 62 cards (near-complete set of 60 cards plus two duplicates). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500+.

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