Published: August 20, 2018
BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Quantity and quality converged at Lelands as a collection of 125,000 high-grade 1976 Topps football cards brought $92,761 in the firm’s 2018 Invitational Auction, which closed August 17. The collection featured not only duplicates or triplicates of some cards, but more than 125-plus examples of many, including Terry Bradshaw, Robert Brazile, Brian Sipe, Lynn Swann, Randy White and Jack Lambert.
The lot came from a proclaimed “hoarder collection,” which was among 32 lots in the sale that featured piles of cards from the 1950s–80s in baseball, hockey and football, and also postcards, negatives and celluloid pins. The collection totaled more than 700,000 cards altogether and brought $435,654.
Fifty-one consignments from NBA legend Oscar Robertson also graced the sale, including the “Big O’s” only NBA championship ring, which he won with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971. The ring brought $91,138. His other consignments, which included hall of fame trophies, all-star rings, game-worn jerseys and jackets, Olympic memorabilia and more combined to fetch $533,470.
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