1961/62 Fleer Basketball Unopened Pack 1961/62 Fleer Basketball Unopened Pack Back
1961/62 Fleer Basketball
SRP: $0.05 Cents Per Pack
Pack Sold in 2009 for: $1,058.00

24 Pack Per Box
Standard Card Size

The 1961/62 Fleer Basketball set is widely considered a must have for any serious vintage basketball card collector. It's one of the easier vintage sets to complete because the set only contains 66 cards, but finding them in nice condition, say PSA/BGS graded 7 or higher, can sometimes prove to be difficult and very costly for the top players. In March of 2010 a Jerry West 61/62 rookie card graded PSA 9 sold for $4,175.00 and a Wilt Chamberlain RC #8 PSA 8 sold for $2,705.55.  Keep in mind it is very difficult to find the top players in PSA 7 (or higher) condition.

Another interesting fact about the 61/62 set is that it was Fleer's last basketball release until 1986/87, which happened to included a rookie card of Michael Jordan.  It's amazing to think that 1961/62 Fleer was also the last mainstream basketball set to hit the market until Topps and the Star Company started to produce cards in the early 1980's. Imagine having to wait 20 YEARS for basketball cards to be made again? Times have indeed changed for the better no matter your opinion on the current state of card collecting.

Key rookie cards in the 1961/62 Fleer set are: #3 Elgin Baylor, #8 Wilt Chamberlain, #36 Oscar Robertson, and #43 Jerry West.

1961/62 Fleer Elgin Baylor Rookie RC 1961/62 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain Rookie RC 1961/62 Fleer Oscar Robertson Rookie RC 1961/62 Fleer Jerry West Rookie RC

1961/62 Fleer Basketball Complete Checklist
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RC = Rookie Card IA = In Action UER = Uncorrected Error
#1 Al Attles RC  
#2 Paul Arizin
#3 Elgin Baylor RC
#4 Walt Bellamy RC  
#5 Arlen Bockhorn
#6 Bob Boozer RC
#7 Carl Braun
#8 Wilt Chamberlain RC
#9 Larry Costello
#10 Bob Cousy  
#11 Walter Dukes
#12 Wayne Embry RC
#13 Dave Gambee
#14 Tom Gola
#15 Sihugo Green RC
#16 Hal Greer RC
#17 Richie Guerin RC
#18 Cliff Hagan
#19 Tom Heinsohn
#20 Bailey Howell RC
#21 Rod Hundley
#22 K.C.Jones RC
#23 Sam Jones RC
#24 Phil Jordan
#25 John 'Red' Kerr
#26 Rudy LaRusso RC
#27 George Lee
#28 Bob Leonard
#29 Clyde Lovellette
#30 John McCarthy
#31 Tom Meschery RC
#32 Willie Naulls
#33 Don Ohl RC
#34 Bob Pettit
#35 Frank Ramsey
#36 Oscar Robertson RC
#37 Guy Rodgers RC
#38 Bill Russell
#39 Dolph Schayes
#40 Frank Selvy
#41 Gene Shue
#42 Jack Twyman
#43 Jerry West RC
#44 Len Wilkens UER RC
#45 Paul Arizin IA
#46 Elgin Baylor IA
#47 Wilt Chamberlain IA  
#48 Larry Costello IA
#49 Bob Cousy IA UER
#50 Walter Dukes IA
#51 Tom Gola IA

#52 Richie Guerin IA
#53 Cliff Hagan IA
#54 Tom Heinsohn IA
#55 Bailey Howell IA
#56 John/ Red Kerr IA
#57 Rudy LaRusso IA
#58 Clyde Lovellette IA
#59 Bob Pettit IA
#60 Frank Ramsey IA
#61 Oscar Robertson IA  
#62 Bill Russell IA  
#63 Dolph Schayes IA
#64 Gene Shue IA
#65 Jack Twyman IA
#66 Jerry West IA

61/62 Fleer Jerry West RC #43 PSA 9
Final Price: $4,175.00
Auction Ended: March 2010
61/62 Wilt Chamberlain RC #8 PSA 8
Final Price: $2,705.55
Auction Ended: March 2010


 

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