Julius Erving Rookie Card

Julius Erving Rookie Card

It’s been about 7 weeks since my last post. Once upon a time, prior to a complete home remodel which included a new kitchen,  a new bathroom, floors, paint and new interior doors with trim,  I had the free time to write. But enough of that let’s talk cards. Also, once upon a time, prior […]

Shaquille O’Neal Rookie Cards

Shaquille O’Neal Rookie Cards

Shaquille O’Neal has almost as many nicknames as his size 23 shoe. He is also known as: The Big Aristotle, Hobo Master, Shaq, The Diesel, Shaq Fu, The Big Daddy, Superman, The Big Agave, The Big Cactus, The Big Shaqtus, The Big Galactus, Wilt Chamberneezy, The Big Baryshnikov, The Real Deal, The Big Shamrock, The […]

Michael Jordan Rookie Cards

Michael Jordan Rookie Cards

I will try to restrain myself as I make this declaration. It is my unqualified opinion and the opinion of many who are qualified, that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all-time! His accomplishments on the court, and his marketing star power put the NBA on the mountaintop for many years.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Magic Johnson played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 years. He was nicknamed “Magic” while playing for Everett High School in Lansing, Michigan. A sports writer for a local paper gave him that name after Earvin scored a triple double the night before.

Larry “The Hick From French Lick” Bird

Larry “The Hick From French Lick” Bird

Larry Bird is the only person in NBA history to be named MVP of the league, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year.  In his playing days, his super-hero like quality was in his defensive anticipation. He had a feel to know where the opposing teams next move was going to be and […]

Wilt “The Big Dipper” Chamberlin

Wilt “The Big Dipper” Chamberlin

Chamberlin is considered one of the All-Time Greats of the game and one of the most dominant players in NBA history. Monte Johnson, former teammate, has been quoted saying, “Wilt had unbelievable endurance and speed…and was never tired.” He had multiple nicknames but wasn’t a fan of any of them, except for one, “The Big […]

Bill “Russ” Russell

Bill “Russ” Russell

William Felton Russell holds the title of Most Winningest Player in basketball history. He led his alma mater at the University of San Francisco to 2 NCAA Championships in 1955-56. He then went on to the 1956 Summer Olympics where as captain of the Mens Basketball Team dominated the olympics and beat Russia for the […]

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