1961 Fleer Basketball cards prominently featured in Grey Flannel auction

Collectors of 1961 Fleer Basketball cards won’t want to miss the current auction being hosted by Grey Flannel Auctions, as some of the highest graded cards from the set are featured.

The auction wastes little time in gathering the attention of collectors as the first lot in the auction includes a complete set of 1961 Fleer Basketball. Each of the 66 cards offered is graded PSA MINT 9. This is the highest graded complete set offered by Grey Flannel.

Collectors looking for individual cards from the 1961 Fleer Basketball set are also in luck, as there are 22 individual cards available, all of them graded PSA 8 or higher. Cards include: #3 Eglin Baylor PSA 9, #8 Wilt Chamberlain PSA 9, #8 Wilt Chamberlain PSA 8, #9 Larry Costello PSA 10, #10 Bob Cousy PSA 9, #12 Wayne Embrey PSA 10, #14 Tom Gola PSA 10, #30 John McCarthy PSA 10, #36 Oscar Robertson PSA 9, #37 Guy Rodgers PSA 10, #38 Bill Russell PSA 9, #39 Dolph Schayes PSA 9, #43 Jerry West PSA 10, #44 Len Wilkins PSA 9, #47 Wilt Chamberlain “In Action” PSA 10, #47 Wilt Chamberlain “In Action” PSA 9, #49 Bob Cousy “In Action” PSA 9, #59 Bob Pettit “In Action” PSA 10, #60 Frank Ramsey “In Action” PSA 10, #61 Oscar Robertson “In Action” PSA 10, #62 Bill Russell “In Action” PSA 9, and #65 Jack Twyman “In Action” PSA 10.

One final 1961 Fleer Basketball lot features, 15 individual unopened wax packs and original display box. Two of the packs are graded NM-MT+ 8.5, two are graded NM-MT 8 with one containing a Baylor card on top, nine are graded NM+ 7.5, and two are graded NM 7 with one containing a Chamberlain card on the back.

Three game-used jerseys are sure to attract plenty of attention.

The first is a 1970-71 “Pistol” Pete Maravich NBA rookie debut Atlanta Hawks game-used jersey originally worn by Richie Guerin in the 1969-70 season. When Guerin retired after the 1969-70 season, the jersey was given to Maravich to wear during the preseason. The preseason was the last time this style of jersey was worn, as the team updated its logo and colors for the start of the 1970-71 regular season.

Moving to baseball, the jersey that Oakland A’s pitcher Dennis Eckersley wore in the first game of the 1988 World Series when he gave up a game-winning home run to Kirk Gibson, is available in the auction. The jersey is autographed by Eckersley and comes with three letters of authenticity.

The game-used jersey from Jerry Rice’s best career game is also up for bid. The jersey is from the Dec. 18, 1995 game when the San Francisco 49’ers played the Minnesota Vikings. In that game, Rice accumulated 289 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Bidding in the auction ends June 27. For a complete listing of the lots in the auction, visit www.greyflannelauctions.com.

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