Let's see how different the 50 today are as these are still all from the International Italian set.
Happily getting variety of cards still. I guess Patrick isn't considered top star to whomever went through these before. I wasn't much if a fan but did at least like Clyde the Glide as I had a friend that talked him up constantly. Actually, same friend also loved Mugsy.
Figure I might as well show some more backs since we have seen the fronts on some of these already. Bol was a tall man, and just the pictures with him stretched out make him seem that much more of a giant compared to those around him.
Speaking of CLyde earlier, love the back photo of him going up to the rim.
Here you can see the backs for a few of the team cards and that they are just historic summary write ups.
We end with another Hakeem. I haven't looked at the checklist in detail, but in a 200 card set, there seem to be a number of players which end up on multiple cards. I guess for stars, a good way to sell the set.
I can't get enough of those team logo cards. And an extra Hakeem isn't a bad thing at all.ReplyDelete
I love how sometimes it is the simple cards that work so well.Delete
Manute Bol is one of the very few people who can make a normal NBA player look short. A giant among giants, and the fact that he was probably in his early 50s just makes it (his career) all the more amazing. His listed birthday is completely made up, just because his passport needed one.ReplyDelete
He did tower over people in the NBA - like an Andre The Giant - even next to "big men" in his sport, he made them small in comparison.Delete
Great cards. Hakeem with goggles, all-star cards, Spud as a King, those Blazer cards and Eddie Johnson was so smooth. I like the team logos on the court. Fun post.ReplyDelete
The dunking Olajuwon wins this round. Nice to have back photos.ReplyDelete