Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1948 Bowman George Mikan #69 PSA NM-MT 8. He's arguably the most influential player in basketball history, such a dominating force that the NBA was forced to rewrite the rule books to address the imbalance. The goaltending rule, the widening of the lanes and the shot clock were all implemented as a result of Mikan's smothering style. At six-foot ten and 245 pounds, Mikan was the Father of the Big Men, renowned for his prolific shot blocking, rebounding, and an ambidextrous hook shot that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would later imitate to great effect.

    It's no wonder that Mikan is the key card of the first great basketball set, and we find him wearing a determined sneer and his Harry Potter spectacles as he drives the lane early in his Hall of Fame career. Color and registration are magnificent here, with the lightest of corner touches and a nearly imperceptible eastward shift the only obstacles to a Mint assessment. As one of the finest examples of the first great basketball card, this is a relic that even those hardcourt enthusiasts who have never collected trading cards should strongly consider.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2015
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 18
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,105

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 18 days left to consign to the 2019 February 23 - 24 Platinum Sports Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am completely satisfied, more to the point, absolutely ecstatic, about not only the proceeds but the wonderful professional manner every aspect of my little consignment was handled.
    Bill R.,
    Green Bay, WI
    View More Testimonials

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 15-16 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction
    2018 November 15-16 Fall Sports Card Catalog Auction
    REALIZED $8,490,807