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Old 05-21-2016, 04:29 PM
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Default Photos finally!!

Only known Si Green and highest Oscar Auto RC EVER!
Here they are! Take note of the PSA 4 hi # Oscar RC all the way on the bottom.

TOUGH 4!!!! MINT corners, centering ok........BUT gum stains on back that I could not remove! UGH! Nicest 4 you will ever see!

Jerry.....if the PSA 4 Oscar low # RC looks familiar it is because it is the exact unsigned card you sold me in that set last September! Thanks again!

Enjoy!

Peace, Mike

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Old 07-05-2018, 04:48 AM
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Default Wow!

PSA just awarded this exact set of mine with their top 2018 Autograph Award!!

(The Impossible Dream) - 1961-62 Fleer Basketball - Best PSA/DNA Autograph Set of the Year
Autographed trading card sets are an entity all their own. To assemble such a grouping, one must be part collector and part historian. These hobbyists learn about each individual shown on a card, how long they played, when they retired, what they did after leaving the game and, in some cases, when they left the earth. Collectors tie their collection permanently to the athletes, knowing that each card was actually handled by the subject at some point along the journey. This is not only one of the greatest vintage basketball sets in the hobby, but it is also 95% autographed. A rarity indeed.



PS: Luckily they will consider "partial sets" as long as they are at 95% or higher completion. I am now down to needing only 3 cards:
#7 Carl Braun paying $750
#24 Phil Jordan paying $2500
#37 Guy Rodgers paying $750

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Old 07-05-2018, 10:26 AM
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Congrats on an amazing set.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:09 AM
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Default Thanks!

Thank you Dennis!

Peace, Mike
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:30 AM
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Fantastic, Mike!!!
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:24 PM
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Awesome set. Congrats on your progress. i finished a signed 1969-70 topps basketball set about a year ago and I know how tough that was so I can only imagine with the 61 fleer set. At one point I wanted to submit it to the psa set registry (every one is psa slabbed) but I guess I just had too many older slabs and I don't have the patience or the know-how to re-slab.

PS: Are you the one who ended up getting that Phil Jordan on ebay?

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Old 09-14-2018, 11:03 PM
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Default Quick update on Signed Set.....

So.......just need a Signed (on card) Carl Braun to complete my #1 Registry Signed 1961 Fleer set and got antsy.............emailed PSA/DNA to see if i could even do this.........they said I could..........so...........bought a Carl Braun cut on Ebay. Bought a 1961 Fleer Braun on Ebay. Got some double sided tape at Michael's. VOILA!!!!!!! I cut the Braun auto down a bit to fit on the card and sent it to PSA/DNA. They authenticated the "Cut" only. The card is real but I just needed the Auto authenticated for this purpose.

I now have an "outside the box" 100% complete 1961 Fleer Signed Basketball set with EVERY card slabbed in a PSA/DNA Red Flip except this one!

Trust, me, when I find a Braun signed on card, my wallet will take a hit. Just sayin'. This is a cool filler for the time being!

Peace, Mike

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Old 09-16-2018, 08:14 AM
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Nice set! As an outsider looking in, why is Braun rare? Since he lived until 2010, it seems like there would've been opportunities for shows/TTM. Wikipedia only goes so far.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:58 PM
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Nice set! As an outsider looking in, why is Braun rare? Since he lived until 2010, it seems like there would've been opportunities for shows/TTM. Wikipedia only goes so far.
Not much info, and I read multiple articles and sites about his death. All were pretty much canned info about his playing career, but two others mentioned he died of natural causes and that he died in a hospital where he was living...so, possibly he was sick for awhile or maybe Alzheimer's, but that's just a guess.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:21 PM
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Did not sign TTM and did not do shows. The most difficult card to find signed in that set. Refused to sign for money. Others need that card for the set so if one surfaces it will be interesting.
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