Lot # 612: 1961 Fleer #3 Elgin Baylor Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

Category: Basketball

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Item was in Auction "Newman Auction",
which ran from 6/12/2021 11:00 AM to
7/10/2021 7:00 PM

(LOT 612)
1961 Fleer #3 Elgin Baylor Rookie SGC 8 NM-MT

From the 1960–61 to the 1962–63 seasons, Baylor averaged 34.8, 38.3, and 34.0 points per game, respectively. On November 15 of the 1960–61 season, Baylor set a new NBA scoring record when he scored 71 points in a victory against the New York Knicks, while also grabbing 25 rebounds. In doing so, Baylor had broken his own NBA record of 64 points that he had set in the previous season. Baylor, a United States Army Reservist, was called to active duty during the 1961–62 season, and being stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington, he could play for the Lakers only when on a weekend pass. Despite playing only 48 games during the 1961–62 season, he still managed to score over 1,800 points. Later that season, in a Game Five NBA Finals victory against the Boston Celtics, Baylor grabbed 22 rebounds and set the still-standing NBA record for points in an NBA Finals game with 61; he averaged 40.6 points and 17.9 rebounds in the seven-game series loss. One of the games greats, the offered Rookie card of Elgin is from the 1961 Fleer series in an SGC 8 NM-MT holder. Nicely centered with gorgeous color and sharp corners, this pack fresh example is one to own. Upgrade your collection with this Rookie card of Elgin Baylor issued 60 years ago!!!

MIN BID $5,000

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