TTM Tuesday: Favorite Returns, John Wooden

Today I will share probably my all-time favorite TTM autograph success, a return from arguably the greatest coach in basketball history, John Wooden.  Wooden coached UCLA to 10 national championships, including a string of 7 consecutive from 1967-1973 .  He also won a championship with Purdue as a player in 1932.  He was inducted to the Basketball… Read More TTM Tuesday: Favorite Returns, John Wooden

Insert Set Flashback: 2000-01 Fleer Mystique Player of the Week

The Set: 2000-01 Fleer Mystique Player of the Week Set Odds: 1 in 5 packs Key Cards: Kobe Bryant $5.00 Shaquille O’Neal $2.50 Why I Like It: There was a gap between 1997 and 2000 where I stopped collecting.  Fleer Mystique was one of the sets that brought me back.  The cards were shiny, beatifully… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 2000-01 Fleer Mystique Player of the Week

Friday Frivolity: Karl Malone, Truckin’

1993-94 Ultra features an insert set devoted to Karl Malone’s career highlights.  Card #10 displays Karl’s true love, being on the open road, ‘hauling a load down the endless blacktop’.  Notice the one-of-a-kind mountainous backdrop on his 18-wheeler, as well as his proper pose.  An old New York Times article recounts Karl’s offering his buddy… Read More Friday Frivolity: Karl Malone, Truckin’

2011 Hall of Fame Class

Headlining those being inducted tomorrow into the Basketball Hall of Fame: Dennis Rodman, 2-time NBA All-Star, 2-time Defensive Player of the Year, 5-time NBA Champion (2 with Pistons, 3 with Bulls), 7-time NBA Rebounding Champion, 22nd on All-Time Rebounding list, entering HOF on a Helicopter. Chris Mullin, 5-time NBA All-Star, 4 All-NBA Teams, Member of original Dream Team… Read More 2011 Hall of Fame Class

TTM Tuesday: Favorite Returns, Derrick McKey

For this TTM Tuesday I will highlight another of my favorite returns, one that went straight to my personal collection, an autograph received from one of my favorite Indiana Pacers, Derrick McKey.  McKey was a member of the 1987-88 All-Rookie team and was named to the NBA All-Defensive 2nd team twice.  He spent the majority… Read More TTM Tuesday: Favorite Returns, Derrick McKey