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Lot # 281: Rare 1968 Topps Test #19 Jerry West PSA NM-MT 8 (Pop 3 Highest Graded!)

Category: Basketball Cards

Starting Bid: $3,000.00

Bids: 33 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM

1968 Topps Basketball Test Issue #19 Jerry West card. Graded NM-MT 8 by PSA. This is one of only three examples of this particular card graded by PSA at this level, with NONE graded higher. It is also one of just nine examples listed in the PSA Population Report. The 1968 Topps Basketball Test set is exceedingly rare and one of the most elusive of all Topps test issues. That fact is supported by the PSA Population Report, which lists just 208 cards in total for the entire twenty-two card set. As indicated by its designation, this set was never issued for retail sale and it was only in the last thirty years that cards from the set slowly entered the hobby, many of which originate from the family of a Topps executive. The offered card is is nicely centered with smooth edges and a crisp image of West. The top right corner has a very light touch while the remaining corners are sharp.  The reverse is clean and defect free. A superb example of one of West's rarest cards.

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