Lot # 71: 1961 Fleer #38 Bill Russell (HOF) - PSA NM 7 - Fresh to the hobby!

Category: Basketball Cards

Starting Bid: $750.00

Bids: 23 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/9/2021 9:00 PM to
8/28/2021 9:00 PM

Still observing Covid safety protocol in the early spring of 2021, we sat on the front porch of our office with a consignor who dropped in with a plastic bin of basketball cards that included a beautiful near-set of 1961 Fleer basketball cards. The cards were collected during his youth, pulled directly from packs, and nearly immediately put away for safekeeping. The PSA 6 Chamberlain featured elsewhere in this auction was a highlight, but this beautiful Russell was another, and we put it aside to submit to PSA despite the extended grading lead times of the pandemic. Lightly-touched corners and a very slight centering issue, certainly typical for the set, are responsible for keeping the card from a higher-grade holder. Still, a highly-desirable card, one of the most important basketball cards ever produced.

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