CSG Grades Five-figure Bird / Erving / Johnson Card

Posted on 7/7/2022

CSG has now graded dozens of examples of this iconic basketball card, which are finding their way into CSG Registry sets.

Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) has authenticated and graded another 1980-81 Topps Bird 34 / Erving SL 174 / Johnson 139 card, one of the greatest basketball cards in the hobby. Examples of this card in this condition have sold in recent auctions for well over $10,000.

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The 1980-81 Topps Bird 34 / Erving SL 174 / Johnson 139 card features NBA greats Larry Bird, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Earvin “Magic” Johnson on one card. The three Hall of Famers are among the most well-known names in the history of basketball, and these cards capture Bird and Johnson in their rookie years.

CSG Population Report

The recently certified CSG 9 example joins one other at the top of the CSG Population Report. As of July 2022, CSG had graded 69 examples of this valuable card, with a median grade of CSG 6.5. Explore the range of grades for this card and thousands of others in the CSG Population Report.

CSG Registry

The 1980-81 Topps set is one of the more popular within the Basketball: Vintage (Pre-1981) Company Sets category in the CSG Registry, with 13 competitors as of July 2022. The top set (Basketball by Dimdaddy) has an example of this card graded CSG 8, while the second-place set (1980-81 TOPPS by eddiedotcom) has an example of this card graded CSG 7.5.

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