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    1969-70 Topps Basketball High Graded Complete Set (99). One of the most collectible basketball sets in the hobby, this classic "tall boy" issue includes an abundance of key Hall of Fame rookie cards including Thurmond, Hawkins, Cunningham, Lucas, Bing, Unseld, Reed, Hayes, Monroe and DeBusschere. Condition issues typically plague the set, so a fantastically high-grade offering like this is a rare occurrence. The Lew Alcindor rookie, issued before he even played a game with the Milwaukee Bucks, was the inspiration behind Topps reestablishing itself in the basketball card market with a 99-card issue. A total of 27 cards have been graded by SGC. Highlights include: Graded Cards - SGC 96 MINT 9: 1 card, #55 Bing; SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5: 1 card, #34 Finkel; SGC 88 NM/MT 8: 12 cards w/#'s 9, 10 Thurmond, 15 Hawkins, 24, 35 Baylor, 40 Cunningham, 43 Bradley, 45 Lucas, 47, 56 Unseld, 69 and 75 Hayes; SGC 86 NM+ 7.5: 4 cards w/#'s 5, 60 Reed, 80 Monroe and 96; SGC 84 NM 7: 8 cards w/#'s 1 Chamberlain, 20 Havlicek, 25 Alcindor, 44 Wilkens, 64, 76, 82 Nelson and 90 West; SGC 80 EX/NM 6: 1 card, #85 Debusschere. Ungraded Cards - include #'s 2 Goodrich (EX/MT), 3 Russell (EX/MT), 50 Robertson (EX), 84 Greer (EX/MT), 98 Frazier (EX/MT) and 99 CL (VG/EX). Grades 61% NM to NM/MT, 39% EX to EX/MT (few lesser). SMR value exceeds $2,500.


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    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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