Lot # 258: 1969 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT!

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer Rarities Auction 2023",
which ran from 8/17/2023 9:00 AM to
9/9/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 258)
1969 Topps #25 Lew Alcindor Rookie PSA 8 NM-MT!

PSA 8 ABDUL-JABBAR ROOKIE!!! One of basketball's most cherished rookie cards is the iconic 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor #25 subject, presented here in a pack-fresh PSA 8 NM-MT grade. PSA's illustrious Pop Chart indicates that of the 4,750+ encapsulated copies, only 0.4% have managed to achieve the hallowed 8 assessment! A testament to his career, it was issued before Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and resides as the perfect cardboard keepsake for his magnificent career. Alcindor's 38,387 points (24.6 PPG) still stands as an all-time NBA record, with his 17,440 rebounds (11.2 RPG) and 3,189 blocked shots (2.5 BPG) both ranking #3 in NBA history. He played in a record 19 All-Star games, won six MVP awards and claimed six NBA titles, two of which were the NBA Finals MVP. Synonymous with Abdul-Jabbar's playing excellence is this breathtaking marvel's near-perfection, with the sparkling pose portraying this NBA immortal in a classic shooting position as he is about to score another basket. Sparkling hues, pinpoint corners, a blinding white background, the oval illustration's fine centering, and near-immaculate surfaces are all pack-fresh qualities worthy of the highest hobby accolades, and its overall aesthetic brilliance could arguably necessitate a possible review for upgrade. This inaugural Alcindor rookie truly resides as one of the most significant basketball cards extant and is a sheer reminder of his rightful place as one of the NBA's greatest all-time players!

MIN BID $5,000

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