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    1957 Topps Bill Russell Rookie #77 PSA NM-MT 8 (OC). After leading the University of San Francisco to two consecutive NCAA basketball titles in 1955 and 1956 and serving as captain of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics gold medal-winning U.S. basketball team, Bill Russell continued his winning ways. The first of his eleven NBA titles from 1957 - 1969 with the Boston Celtics came at the conclusion of his rookie season. His impact on the sport would be highlighted by those eleven World Championships, his five NBA MVP awards and a dozen All-Star appearances.

    Offered is a high grade, albeit off-center, example of his trading card debut. Graded PSA NM-MT 8 (OC). With almost 1000 PSA Submissions only 76 cards have graded NM-MT with 29 of those receiving qualifiers. Only five examples have graded higher.


    Guide Value or Estimate: $20,000 - up.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    October
    28th Thursday
    Auction Dates
    November
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    6 Days
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