Lot # 117: 1980 Topps Scoring Leaders Bird, Erving, Johnson PSA 9 MINT

Category: Basketball

Starting Bid: $5,000.00

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Item was in Auction "Winter Premier 2024 Auction",
which ran from 1/17/2024 9:00 AM to
2/3/2024 7:00 PM

(LOT 117)
1980 Topps Scoring Leaders Bird, Erving, Johnson PSA 9 MINT

MAGIC & BIRD ROOKIE!!! One of basketball's most prestigious rookie cards continues to be the 1980 Scoring Leaders Bird/Erving/Johnson subject that resides as the true inaugural card for both Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. This world-class issue stands alongside the exalted Geroge Mikan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Lew Alcindor and Michael Jordan Rookies as one of the hardwood court's most iconic cards. Of course, Hall of Famer Julius Erving was no slouch himself, with these three immortals miraculously gracing one single card. Presented here is a pack-fresh PSA 9 MINT marvel of this timeless keepsake, with PSA's Pop Chart only listing 23 PSA 10s of the 14,500+ encapsulated copies!

Who would have imagined that after Magic's Michigan State squad bested Larry Legend's heralded Indiana State team by a 75-64 score on March 26, 1979 to claim the NCAA championship, it marked the beginning of what would become one of the NBA's most exhilarating rivalries. During the 1980s, Magic would claim four NBA titles while Bird would secure three championships, with these two icons combining for five league MVPs. Virtually pristine, this PSA 9 heirloom turns back the clock to the 1980s, a decade truly dominated by these three NBA legends!

MIN BID $5,000


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