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    1969 Topps Wilt Chamberlain #1 PSA Mint 9. At a time when above-the-rim play was much more of an anomaly than it is in today's game, Wilt Chamberlain dominated opposing defenses with his 7 ft 1 in frame. His rookie card is arguably one of the most important cards in the entire basketball card hobby. "Nobody roots for Goliath," Chamberlain once claimed, but this giant certainly earned his share of fans and well-wishers, and he continues to rate very highly among the collecting community. When the Stilt suited up in his purple durene Lakers jersey in 1968, the entire City of Angels turned to the supremely gifted center for hope that he might bring the NBA Championship home from the East. But remarkably no trading cards were available to mark the occasion. So when Topps, after a 12-year hiatus, produced a 99-card series showcasing the tallest men in sports in 1969, it was an easy choice for them to honor the basketball legend for card #1.

    Graded PSA Mint 9. One of nine at Mint 9 level with none grading higher. In terms of quality, this one is about as sweet as a one-hundred point game. Brilliant colors, fresh gloss and precise print registration and centering are complemented by the stark white background and four sharp corner tips. The card seems to have never been touched in the last half century. Exceptionally bright in its visual appeal and physical quality. Destined for the finest vintage basketball collection.


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