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Saturday, November 14, 2009

6 in 30 - Basketball edition

The Hawks beat the Celtics! In Boston! Holy crap, the Hawks might actually be good! (Watch them go 2-19 after this post) To commemorate this momentous occasion, here is a 6 in 30 from an ancient basketball binder.

1993 Upper Deck Team MVP box set Dominique Wilkins

This card came out of a small box set Upper Deck put out in 1993. That blurry thing behind 'Nique is a hologram. Can you comprehend how ridiculously amazing this card looked in 1993?

1977-78 Topps Artis Gilmore

Artis Gilmore is probably my all-time favorite non-Hawks basketball player. Include his ABA stats, and he's got 24941 points, 16330 rebounds, 3178 blocks and the highest field goal percentage of all time (.582, .599 in the NBA). Plus, he has the best hair ever in the history of basketball. Yet, he is still not in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Why? Because all Halls of Fame are worthless wastes of space and should be nuked from orbit. Only after packing all Hall of Fame voters into a rocket and shooting it into the sun, of course.

1970-71 Topps Basketball Walt Frazier All-Star

Why? Beause Clyde is the best. And the card is big. If you have big cards, you have an obligation to show 'em off occasionally.

1992-93 Fleer Larry Johnson Rookie of the Year insert

This is a neat card of Grandmama. I have a soft spot for basketball cards, and in the early '90s I was a Hornets fan thanks to LJ and 'Zo. I even have a hideous teal and purple Hornets windbreaker in the back of the closet I plan to bring out of retirement as soon as my kids are old enough to be mortified by the fact that theur father is wearing something so awful in public.

1992-93 Upper Deck Stacey Augmon 6 million point man

Stacey was my favorite Hawk after 'Nique and Doc left the team. It's sort of odd how a player whose greatest strength was his tenacious defence would end up being known for scoring the 6 millionth point in NBA history.

1992-93 Fleer Charles Barkley All-Star insert

Just 'cause Sir Charles is cool.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I forgot how totally awesome the 77-78 Topps Artis Gilmore card looked. That has to be the top action shots in a Topps NBA set in the 1970s