The Fundamental Rookie Cards of Tim Duncan

The Fundamental Rookie Cards of Tim Duncan

With the 1st pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, the San Antonio Spurs select Tim Duncan from Wake Forest University! Throughout the 1997-98 NBA season card manufacturers printed 18 true rookie cards along with 37 parallels.

Rookie Cards of Kevin Garnett – The Fresh Prince of Chicago

Rookie Cards of Kevin Garnett – The Fresh Prince of Chicago

With the 5th Pick of the 1995 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kevin Garnett from the Farragut Academy in Chicago. This NBA Hall of Famer has 15 official rookie cards with 8 rookie parallels, let’s take a look at them and his intense career.

Kobe Bryant Rookie Cards: An In-Depth Look

Kobe Bryant Rookie Cards: An In-Depth Look

On January 26, 2020, the news of Kobe Bryant and 8 others on board a tragic helicopter accident shocked the world. The moment brought about instant disbelief, WHAT!? Followed by denial, OH NO! Which led to a flurry of how and why questions.

Jason Kidd Rookie Cards

Jason Kidd Rookie Cards

Jason Kidd is also known as “The Magician” for his uncanny ability to pass the rock. He was born in San Francisco, CA but was raised in the Hills of Plaid Valley Oakland where the rich folks lived. But he was influenced to play basketball in the Flat Lands of Oakland where the ghetto folks […]

Ray Allen Rookie Cards

Ray Allen Rookie Cards

If you only listen to the hype you will develop a misconception that says, Ray Allen was a great 3 point shooter. Although true, he was also a complete player that later in his career became a great shooter. He was a playmaker and had a way of breaking down defenses with his speed, athleticism, […]

Grant Hill Rookie Cards

Grant Hill Rookie Cards

I recently heard something that made me “fact check” its accuracy. I heard Grant Hill is the first, former Duke basketball player to enter into the Basketball Hall of Fame. What!? With all that talent Duke University has developed over the decades? Well, it’s true friends.

Steve Nash Rookie Cards

Steve Nash Rookie Cards

The 1996-97 NBA Draft produced many all-time greats. Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen, just to name a few. We can also add Steve Nash better known as “Nashty” to that list due to his amazing ability to pass the ball.

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, […]

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.

The Magical Rookie Card of Earvin Johnson

The Magical Rookie Card of Earvin Johnson

  With the first pick of the 1979 NBA Draft, the LA Lakers select Earvin “Magic” Jonson, Michigan State University. Hall of Famers drafted after 1987 have more than one rookie card. At its peak, some players have more than fifty! But Magic Johnson is from a day where players only had one true RC […]

Larry “The Hick From French Lick” Bird

Larry “The Hick From French Lick” Bird

Fun fact, 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. His career spanned between 1979-1992 and was an All-Star of the league 12 out of the 13 years that he played. His only rookie card is “Magical”  as […]

Wilt “The Big Dipper” Chamberlain

Wilt “The Big Dipper” Chamberlain

  During the 1959 NBA Draft, the Philidelphia Warriors selected Wilt Chamberlain via a Territorial Selection. He has one official rookie card.

Bill “Russ” Russell

Bill “Russ” Russell

With the 2nd overall pick in the 1st round of the 1956 NBA Draft, the St. Louis Hawks selected Bill Russell from the University of San Francisco. He has one official rookie card and if that one is out of your price range his second card may be an affordable option.

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