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Graded 84 NM 7 by SGC. Topps' 1957-58 basketball set contains a fabulous gallery of superstars and rookies. The issue features cards that are capable of displaying tremendous illustrations under attractive gloss, and, when available in high grade, they truly enliven a collection. The offered treasure, depicting hardcourt legend Bill Russell in his first trading card appearance, was short-printed in the production, and it has (by a large margin) evolved as the issue's centerpiece. This is the inaugural memento of a great player who appeared on very few cards. The offered example’s overall condition is highly laudable, especially in consideration of the often crudely translated product from which it hails. The card has sharp corners (with faint touches at the bottom aspects), blazing color, and a super-clear, unusually snow-free action image of the young Russell. A standout specimen of a very popular Hall of Famer's first card, in Near Mint condition.
1957-58 Topps #77 Bill Russell SP Rookie Card - SGC 84 NM 7
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