1961-62 Fleer Basketball

Wilt Chamberlain's rookie card can be worth a quarter of the complete set price of the 1961-62 Fleer basketball set but that indicates how great his card is, not a lack of other stars to look for. The rookie cards of Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Elgin Baylor, Sam Jones and KC Jones were also included in this set, which was the only Fleer set issued prior to 1986-87 and the first since Topps put out its 1956-57 issue.  It's 66 cards in size and plagued by centering issues that have kept prices of high grade examples strong.

The In Action singles are numbered 45-66 and feature photos of the bigger names in competition--something rarely seen on vintage cards in any sport.  The regular cards (#1-44) and the In Action are sequenced alphabetically.

The Chamberlain rookie is card #8, and he also has a card in the In Action subset which is card #47.   Scoring 50 points in a game is supposed to be difficult, but for Wilt  it wasn't as he did it 118 times during his career. What most fans will know about is the game in Hershey, Pennsylvania in 1962 when he scored 100 points in a single game.

Chamberlain rookie cards sell for a wide range of prices--from a few hundred dollars for lower grade examples to upwards of $9,000 for a mint 9.  His 'In Action' card can bring $1500 and up in the highest grades.

Jerry West and Oscar Robertson were guards who could do everything. They scored with high percentages, could pass the ball and rebound. They each won one NBA title, late in their careers. Elgin Baylor retired from the Lakers during the year they won with West and Chamberlain, but Baylor's career numbers match them in many categories.

Baylor was All-NBA First Team ten times, he averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 points over his career and Baylor even scored 61 points in a game during the NBA Finals. Guards Sam Jones and KC Jones gave the Celtics offense and defense.  Jones hit many important baskets when the Celtics were winning titles, and averaged 17.7 points in his NBA career. KC Jones was a great defender as a player and won eight NBA titles, and he would later coach Bird and the Celtics to two titles in the 1980s.

1961-62 Fleer also has the second NBA card of many superstars, including Bill Russell, Dolph Schayes, Bob Cousy and Bob Pettit. They had rookie cards in 1957-58 Topps and for collectors who don't have the money for their rookie cards they can still get a quality vintage card of the stars in this Fleer set.

All of the cards in 1961-62 Fleer have value, especially if the condition is right. The Baylor card and the #1 card of Al Attles have proven to be elusive in high grade.

Complete sets can be found online but will often include off-center cards, which are prevalent whenever a quantity of cards is discovered.

1961-62 FLEER #43 JERRY WEST ROOKIE - SGC 50 - PSA 4
1961-62 FLEER #43 JERRY WEST ROOKIE - SGC 50 - PSA 4    $449.99
Time Remaining: 19d 7h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $449.99
1961-62 Fleer #3 Elgin Baylor PSA 8 (OC) Los Angeles Lakers RC Basketball Card
1961-62 Fleer #3 Elgin Baylor PSA 8 (OC) Los Angeles Lakers RC Basketball Card $529.98
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $529.98
Bvg 9 1961-62 Fleer #8 Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Only Beckett 9 - Not Psa
Bvg 9 1961-62 Fleer #8 Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Only Beckett 9 - Not Psa $36,500.00
Time Remaining: 20d 9h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $36,500.00
1961-62 Fleer WILT CHAMBERLAIN Rookie RC #8 SGC 5
1961-62 Fleer WILT CHAMBERLAIN Rookie RC #8 SGC 5 $1,699.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $1,699.99
1961-62 Fleer OSCAR ROBERTSON Rookie RC Royals #36 SGC 5
1961-62 Fleer OSCAR ROBERTSON Rookie RC Royals #36 SGC 5 $549.99
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $549.99
1961-62 Fleer #3 Elgin Baylor PSA 8 (OC) Los Angeles Lakers RC Basketball Card
1961-62 Fleer #3 Elgin Baylor PSA 8 (OC) Los Angeles Lakers RC Basketball Card $529.98
Time Remaining: 6d 3h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $529.98
1961 1961-62 Fleer #38 Bill Russell Celtics HOF PSA 8 OC
1961 1961-62 Fleer #38 Bill Russell Celtics HOF PSA 8 OC $339.99
Time Remaining: 6d 23h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $339.99
1961-62 Fleer Basketball Bob Cousy (HOF) (#10) PSA8 PSA
1961-62 Fleer Basketball Bob Cousy (HOF) (#10) PSA8 PSA $414.97
Time Remaining: 25d 8h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $414.97
1961-62 Fleer Basketball #21 "HOT" ROD HUNDLEY Los Angeles Lakers SGC 88 / 8
1961-62 Fleer Basketball #21  $89.00
Time Remaining: 22d 2h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $89.00
1961-62 Fleer #23 Sam Jones PSA 6 Boston Celtics RC Rookie Basketball Card
1961-62 Fleer #23 Sam Jones PSA 6 Boston Celtics RC Rookie Basketball Card $135.98
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $135.98
1961-62 Fleer #23 Sam Jones PSA 6 Boston Celtics RC Rookie Basketball Card
1961-62 Fleer #23 Sam Jones PSA 6 Boston Celtics RC Rookie Basketball Card $135.98
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $135.98
BVG PSA 5.5 WILT CHAMBERLAIN 1961-62 FLEER RC #8 ROOKIE BEAUTIFUL
BVG PSA 5.5 WILT CHAMBERLAIN 1961-62 FLEER RC #8 ROOKIE BEAUTIFUL $1,662.49
Time Remaining: 14d 9h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $1,662.49
1961-62 Fleer #45 Paul Arizin In Action PSA 9+ MINT!
1961-62 Fleer #45 Paul Arizin In Action PSA 9+ MINT! $1,200.00
Time Remaining: 25d 10h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $1,200.00
1961-62 Fleer #40 Frank Selvy (Los Angeles Lakers) PSA 9 MINT
1961-62 Fleer #40 Frank Selvy (Los Angeles Lakers) PSA 9 MINT $2,000.00
Time Remaining: 27d 4h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $2,000.00
1961-62 fleer #61 OSCAR ROBERTSON IA cincinnati royals rookie BGS BCCG 8
1961-62 fleer #61 OSCAR ROBERTSON IA cincinnati royals rookie BGS BCCG 8 $138.00
Time Remaining: 28d 9h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $138.00
1961/62 Fleer Guy Rodgers Philadelphia Warriors Rookie #37 PSA NM Condition
1961/62 Fleer Guy Rodgers Philadelphia Warriors Rookie #37 PSA NM Condition $74.99
Time Remaining: 6h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $74.99
ROD HUNDLEY 1961-62 FLEER #21, SGC GRADED NM/MT 8, LAKERS, WELL CENTERED
ROD HUNDLEY 1961-62 FLEER #21,  SGC GRADED NM/MT 8,  LAKERS, WELL CENTERED $84.95
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $84.95
1961-62 Fleer Basketball #48 LARRY COSTELLO Syracuse *6 x ALL-STAR* SGC 92 8.5
1961-62 Fleer Basketball #48 LARRY COSTELLO Syracuse *6 x ALL-STAR*  SGC 92  8.5 $120.00
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $120.00
1961-62 Fleer Bob Cousy PSA 8
1961-62 Fleer Bob Cousy PSA 8 $650.00
Time Remaining: 25d 1h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
1961-62 Fleer #23 Sam Jones PSA 5 Boston Celtics RC Rookie Basketball Card
1961-62 Fleer #23 Sam Jones PSA 5 Boston Celtics RC Rookie Basketball Card $109.98
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $109.98

« Previous12345

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *