Lot # 102: 1957 Topps #17 Bob Cousy Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $7,500.00

Bids: 25 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Winter Rarities 2022",
which ran from 1/28/2022 4:00 PM to
2/19/2022 7:00 PM

(LOT 102)
1957 Topps #17 Bob Cousy Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT

CELTIC ROOKIE!!! Nicknamed the "Houdini of the Hardwood" and "Mr. Basketball", Bob Cousy will forever be regarded as one of the greatest point guards in NBA history, with his magnificent ball-handling and passing skills virtually revolutionizing professional basketball. This magnificent PSA 8 NM-MT rookie card offering of the slick point guard stands as one of the most coveted basketball cards extant, only bested by a meager four examples on the illustrious PSA "Pop" chart! From 1950 thru 1963, Cousy would win six NBA titles (including five consecutive championships from 1959 – 1963), while leading the league in assists for an unprecedented eight consecutive seasons (1953-1960).

A first ballot Hall of Famer, he was a member of the All-Star team for all 13 of his seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning the All-Star game MVP in two of those campaigns (1954, 1957). Any artifacts from Cousy's playing days are highly coveted within the collecting community, let alone a high-grade 1957 Topps rookie subject. Cousy's classic image depicting his hallowed #14 jersey remains in pack-fresh condition, with minimal background snow impeding the iconic action pose. The fine centering only reveals a slight partiality towards the upper left edge, with the bright white borders and sharp perimeter edging providing a near-perfect frame. Both surfaces have eluded any glaring blemishes, the final "thumbs up" for Cousy's most significant cardboard keepsake that truly represents the inaugural card for one of the greatest point guards in NBA history!
MIN BID $7,500

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