January 2018 Sports Card & Memorabilia Auction
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This is an extremely rare uncut Topps proof sheet of 44 cards from the highly collectable 1969-70 basketball set. The 1969-70 Topps set of just 99 cards was Topps' first major basketball issue since 1957. Cards were issued in 10-cent packs (each pack included 10 cards, and 24 packs were in each box). These larger cards measure 2 1/2" by 4 11/16". This sheet features the first card of many basketball stars, including Lew Alcindor (later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). Other notable Rookie Cards on this sheet are Dave Bing, Bill Bradley, John Havlicek, Connie Hawkins, & Jerry Lucas. Other stars from the sheet are Jerry West, Lenny Wilkins, Paul Silas, Hal Greer, and others. The overall condition of this sheet is VG to EX. There are several wrinkles on the sheet, including a vertical crease down the center of the Havlicek and Dave Bing cards. There is a slight crease over the cards of Luke Jackson, Don Ohl, and Toby Kimball, as well as a slight wrinkle on the Rick Adelman card. There is normal wear as would be expected around the edges and corners of the sheet. The Lew Alcindor card presents clean, and is not affected by any creasing or wrinkling. Original Topps proof sheets, such as this one, were often thrown out, and sometimes they surface from the Topps vintage vault.  This is an iconic set to collectors and the Alcinder rookie card, as well as the fact that this was a "proof" or test printing make this a very highly desirable sheet.

Condition: VG-EX
1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie
1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie
1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie
1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie
1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie
1969-70 Topps Uncut Basketball Proof Sheet (Blank Back) w/ Jabbar Rookie
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