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In today's NBA, Oscar Robertson's frame would be fairly typical for a guard, standing 6'5" and weighing 205 pounds. But in 1960 when "The Big O" made his debut, that kind of size was unheard of in the backcourt. A good four inches taller and 30 pounds heavier than an established NBA star like Bob Cousy, Robertson was a matchup problem for any player trying to defend him, especially one that couldn't match his speed and athleticism. As a result, he could light up a stat sheet like no other and is most responsible for the concept of the "triple-double." A perennial 30-point scorer who led the league in assists seven times and frequently pulled down over 10 boards per contest, "The Big O" mastered every aspect of the game. While Chamberlain was dropping 50 points per game during the 1961-62 season, Robertson was averaging a triple-double with almost 31 points and over 12 rebounds and 11 assists per contest. Later in his career, Robertson was the perfect complement to a rising superstar named Lew Alcindor, and the two Hall of Famers led the 1971-72 Milwaukee Bucks to a 4-0 sweep of the Baltimore Bullets and an NBA championship. This '61 Fleer rookie card of Oscar Robertson shows almost perfect centering, just a degree or two toward the bottom edge but more accurate than the large majority of examples, with overwhelming color and endpoints that easily meet NM/MT billing with a GEM MINT bottom right corner. An elite example of one of the most gifted players in NBA history!
1961 Fleer #36 Oscar Robertson PSA 8 NM/MT
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $20,964.00
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Friday, November 12, 2021.
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