Before the NBA’s current stars began fashioning nifty glasses and sweater vests in the post-game press conferences and on the sidelines, there was Darrell Kurt Rambis, the man with the horn-rimmed glasses. I’m sure Kurt is upset he didn’t get a single vote from players interviewed in the video above from The Basketball Jones. Maybe… Read More Friday Frivolity: Kurt Rambis, the First NBA Hipster
Laimbeer likes to color coordinate while fishing… he’s also much friendlier, and wears longer shorts. Have to avoid the sunburn.
Sam Perkins is one of my all-time favorite players, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a humorous card featuring the ‘Big Smooth’. Nothing exceptional about the front of the card. On the card back, though, Smooth and James Worthy show off shorts they probably wore in their childhood. For a second I thought James… Read More Friday Frivolity: 1991-92 Upper Deck Sam Perkins #144
This card doesn’t need too much explanation, the visual is enough. Based on the 1990-91 Supersonics roster, the player on the left is none other than Olden Polynice, aka Officer Polynice. I wonder if these two are on speaking terms these days. It’s worth noting that Leckner’s season averages in points and rebounds were never… Read More Friday Frivolity: 1991-92 Upper Deck Eric Leckner #204
Oh Tom Tolbert- so many captions that could go along with this 1991-92 Hoops card: “Layup! Sweeeet!!” “This will up my .423 field goal percentage!” “Look at the wind rushing through my new ‘do!” “Too excited, went too far past the basket!” ..and many others that an overly eager five year old might say. Well done, Tom. I… Read More Friday Frivolity: 1991-92 Hoops Tom Tolbert #74
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’
Last week I was going through some cards in my collection and came across this Charles Barkley from 1996-97 Skybox. His pose on the front of the card reminded me of his Right Guard commercial days. If you haven’t seen these, or if it’s been awhile, I’ve included it below: This card is certainly lacking… Read More Friday Frivolity: Anything Less Would Be Uncivilized
Poor David Wood. The photographer did not do Mr. Wood any favors on this 1994-95 Ultra base set card. What’s amusing is that any of the images on the back of the card would have worked just fine for the front of the card, saving Wood years of ridicule. We should all thank David for… Read More Friday Frivolity: 1994-95 Ultra David Wood #252