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    1980 Topps Bird, Erving, Johnson - Scoring Leaders PSA NM-MT 8. What would ancient King Solomon do if he came across two all-time greats sharing the same rookie card? Of course, split it down the middle. (We know King Solomon didn't mean it). Bird and Johnson were rivals even before their NBA careers. Bird's Indiana State team played Johnson's Michigan State team for the 1978-79 NCAA championship. Larry's 19 points led the Sycamores, but Magic did even better, scoring a game high 24 points and quarterbacking the Spartan's 75-64 victory. With the Boston Celtics, Hall of Famer Bird was the '79-'80 Rookie of the Year, and became a point forward - a new position in which the offense is run through a forward rather than a point guard, Bird helped Boston to three titles, won three MVPs, and was a 12-time All Star. Hall of Famer Magic also changed the NBA when he became a 6'9" point guard. His height let him see over smaller defenders.

    The 1980 Topps basketball featured three perforated 1-1/16" by 2-1/2" mini cards on each intact larger card. There are 264 numbered cards in the series, but each of the mini cards is found on two regular sized cards, so there are actually 176 different card combinations. If the perforated mini cards are separated, as was done by many collectors in the 1980s, each mini card is considered damaged. That gives intact cards more value. Graded PSA NM-MT 8.

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