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    1980 Topps Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Magic Johnson - Scoring Leaders PSA Mint 9. Who can resist a 2-for-1 deal that includes the combined rookie cards of two NBA icons? Here it is, the chance for a collector to add the rookie cards of both Larry Bird and Magic Johnson to his collection. What makes this card even more special is that Bird and Magic were rivals before each reached the NBA. Bird had led Indiana State to the 1978-79 NCAA championship game against Magic Johnson's Michigan State. Bird scored 19 points to lead Indiana State in scoring in the game, but Johnson led both teams with 24 points and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, as Michigan State won 75-64. The game drew 36.11 million television viewers and remains the highest TV rated NCAA basketball championship game in history.

    Bird, a forward, changed the NBA game, as he is credited with originating the point-forward position - a forward through whom the offense is run. His all-around skills led his Boston Celtics to three NBA titles, and Larry won the Rookie of the Year Award, three MVP Awards - and the Hall-of-Famer was a 12-time All-Star. Johnson, as a 6'9" point guard, also changed the NBA game - as point guards before his pro career generally were from 6'0" to 6'5". Johnson's height enabled him to see over his defenders and make passes and shots that smaller point guards could not accomplish. Magic took his Los Angeles Lakers to five titles, won three MVPs and was a 12-time All-Star. And he is the all-time NBA leader in APG at 11.2.

    The third player pictured on the card is the great Julius Erving. The Hall of Famer was already an established star. Here is the opportunity to have the rookie cards of two of the greatest basketball players in history. Graded PSA Mint 9.


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    May, 2021
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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