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    1980 Topps Bird/Erving/Johnson - Scoring Leaders BVG Gem Mint 9.5. Basketball's Mount Rushmore in cardboard format, this glorious relic stands beside the fabled 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan as one of the most coveted standard-issue basketball cards ever produced. The elite status comes as absolutely no surprise given the illustrious standing of the triumvirate pictured, with the added appeal of rookie status for the two legends who frame the Doctor at center. It could be argued that no trading card ever printed provides a greater volume of upper-pantheon immortals.

    Nearly 4,000 examples of this fabled card appear within the Beckett population, and only two have soared higher. It's important to remember that Beckett considers 9.5 to be Gem Mint, thus an equivalent to a 10 from PSA. The two lines of perforations trisecting the card appear to be the factor that so strictly limits the Gem Mint population, as the slightest bend in those structures will cause the grade to tumble. Here we find no such faults. In every metric for evaluation, perfection is the ultimate conclusion. Corners are razor-sharp, colors bright, registration and centering precise to the millimeter. An investment-quality piece for the uncompromising collector.

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    April, 2021
    15th Thursday
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