1968 Topps Test Basketball John Havlicek ROOKIE RC #5 PSA 7 NRMT
PSA Population 1 of 3 - Just Three Graded Higher
Offered here is Hondo's rarest rookie card and one of the anchors to the exceedingly scarce '68 Topps Test Basketball set. This 22-card issue bears a black-and-white in-action shot with the player's name, team and height identified at the bottom edge of the white-bordered card. The reverse features a portion of puzzle that, when assembled, portrays Wilt Chamberlain. The offered 'Havilcek' or John Havlicek is held within a PSA 7 holder and represents the second highest graded copy we've had the pleasure of brokering in our long tenure. In June of 2020, we had the pleasure of brokering a PSA 8 where it fetched a hammer price of just over $22,000. This specimen boasts outstanding preservation with clean borders around and four minimally NRMT corners. Beautifully printed with crystal clear clarity to boot. A modest left to right shift and some subtle chipping to the reverse periphery is all that keeps from grading higher. Those who study the issue understand that this card is a unicorn and a rarity which is not to be missed. We're proud to offer it to the investment community free of any reserve or restriction. One of over 22,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 1st Auction of 2021. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.
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