August 2019 Summer Classic Auction
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Boasting 69 cards graded PSA 10 Gem Mint and another 68 cards graded PSA 9 Mint, many of which appear ripe for review, the offered 1976 Topps Basketball "Tall Boy" complete set of 144 cards boasts a 9.35 weighted GPA but is rated 9.80 with its several "top pop" bonus points, thereby earning the #2 current finest spot on the PSA Set Registry leader board for this memorable set. While not nearly as popular as The Topps Company's first basketball tall boy set seven years earlier, the 1976 set nevertheless stands far above all other basketball sets of the NBA's dark period of the late 1970s, both literally and figuratively. The cards feature a classic 1970s design similar to the famous 1972 Topps baseball issue, and their larger size makes them an increased challenge to locate in perfect condition.

While a challenging David Thompson card is the only HOF rookie card in the set, its checklist boasts 37 other cards depicting future Hall of Famers. That's over 25% of the set's 144 cards that feature immortal players like Julius Erving, Pete Maravich, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bob McAdoo, and so many more. What's best about the offered set, however, is that it's an unfinished masterpiece. What with a little additional effort and investment, this impressive assembly could easily take the #1 spot on the PSA Set Registry. Whether you're in the market for a legitimate vintage hardwood investment or looking to immerse yourself in a new hobby pursuit, or both, this set offers significant value for both cardboard investors and aspiring set builders.

PSA 10 Gem Mint (69 Cards): #3, 7, 8, 9, 10 Lanier, 12, 14, 15, 16 Wilkes, 17, 18, 20 Archibald, 22, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 43 Bradley, 44 Murphy, 45, 47, 51, 54, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 66, 68 Gervin, 70 McGinnis, 72, 74, 75, 76 Bing, 78, 80, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 91, 95, 101 Malone, 104, 106, 107, 112, 113, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123 Sloan, 126 Abdul-Jabbar AS, 127 Erving AS, 132 Barry AS, 133 Hayes AS, 134, 138, 141, 142.

PSA 9 Mint (68 Cards): #1 Erving, 2, 4, 5 Unseld, 6, 11, 13, 19, 21, 23, 25 Gilmore, 26, 29, 30, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 49, 50 Barry, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57 Walton, 60 Maravich, 64 Frazier, 67, 69, 71, 73, 77 Jackson, 79, 81, 82, 86, 89, 90 Havlicek, 92, 93 Cunningham, 94 Issel, 96, 97, 98 Monroe, 99, 100 Abdul-Jabbar, 102, 103, 105, 108, 109, 110 Thompson, 111, 114, 115 White, 120 Hayes, 125, 128 McGinnis AS, 129 Archibald AS, 130 Maravich AS, 131 Cowens AS, 135, 136, 137, 144.

PSA 8 NM-MT (7 Cards):#24, 34, 65, 124, 139, 140 McAdoo, 143.

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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $21,804
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
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