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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Inventory In-Depth: Best Basketball Cards

#75 Lew Alcindor

#61 Oscar Robertson
In honor of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, we though we would take a look at some of our favorite basketball cards that we have in stock. We are always trying to buy more basketball cards, but we have found that they can be very hard to find, especially from the 1950's and 1960's.

One of our hometown basketball heroes is Oscar Robertson, so of course we love his 1961-62 Fleer basketball card. Many basketball fans remember that the current Sacramento Kings franchise was located in Cincinnati for fifteen years (1957 to 1972). Cincinnatians had the opportunity to watch Oscar Robertson play to a 79-9 record during his three varsity seasons at University of Cincinnati and then average a triple-double for the Royals during the 1961-62 season.
#57 Michael Jordan RC

Another office favorite comes from the memorable 1970-71 Topps basketball card set, which consists of the tall-sized cards. The #75 Lew Alcindor card is the very last card to feature that name because Alcindor would go on to change is name to Kareem Abdul-Jabar after the Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA Championship in 1971. Alcindor also won his first of six MVP Awards.

And, of course, we couldn't leave out our Michael Jordan rookie card from the 1986-87 Fleer set. Although Jordan made his rookie debut with the Chicago Bulls in 1984, this card is considered to be his rookie Fleer card because it was the first basketball set that Fleer released in the 1980's.

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