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Chet Walker

1969 Topps Set (Basketball)

Considered one of the toughest one-on-one forwards in the NBA, Chet had an 18-point average, .804 free throw percentage and 640 rebounds in 1968-69. Traded to Bulls in Sept.

Chet is anxious to join the Bulls.
Jim Jackson

1994 Skybox E-Motion Set (Basketball)

Scorer with tremendous talent He makes players around him better with his passing ability. He will become one of the NBA's biggest stars.

Sihugo Green

1961 Fleer Set (Basketball)

The lithe, high-jumping Duquesne All-American came into his own last season, adding a scoring attack to his fine floor game. A brilliant shooter in college, Green found the range again, pouring in 700 points, nearly twice as many as in any of his previous three seasons in the NBA. His best shot is a jumping one-hander from around the key. He is also adept at the drive-in layup.

Julius Erving

1976 Topps Set (Basketball)

Was ABA's MVP for 1975-76 regular season & playoffs. Won third ABA scoring title last season. Julius has won three consecutive MVP awards. Led Nets to championship of ABA in 1975-76. Averaged 34.7 points in 1975-76 ABA playoffs.

Jennifer Gillom

1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Set (Basketball)

Jennifer was the leading scorer for three of her four years at Mississippi, and led the SEC in scoring her senior year. She is the school's second leading scorer all-time and her sister Peggie is first.

Played one year with the WBL's Dallas Diamonds Gold medalist with the 1988 US Olympic Team Plaved nine seasons in Italy, one in Greece Nickname is "Jent"

Anthony Peeler

1997 Topps Set (Basketball)

Acquired cheaply from the Lakers in the off-season, Anthony made the best of his expanded minutes by becoming the Grizzlies' thirdleading scorer. He made franchise history on February 4th against New Jersey when he chalked up the club's first 40-point game. Peeler hit 13/28 FG's (inc. 6/12 3-PT FG's) and 8/8 FT's while peppering the box score with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Greg Kite

1989 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Signed as a free agent 3/29/89... Began season with Clippers... A rebounding and defensive specialist and one of the strongest players in the NBA... Played on two Celtic NBA Championship teams... Scored a career-high 16 points 3/13/88 vs. Portland... Has more than 200 career blocked shots.

Tim Hardaway

1992 Fleer Set (Basketball)

"BAY AREA'S BEST" How acquired: Drafted in the first round in 1989 (14th selection). Tim Hardaway completed his third NBA season in 1991-92, but no less an authority than Isiah Thomas stamped him as the point guard of the future. "He's got a nice game," Thomas said after a contest. "Every move I've ever had, he's got. And he's doing pretty good, too." Sacramento Kings' Director of Player Personnel Jerry Reynolds agrees with Thomas. "Hardaway is a point guard who's turned into a dominant player," Reynolds said. "I don't think anyone can guard him." Hardaway placed sixth in the NBA in scoring (23.4 ppg.) and third in assists (10 per game). Tim's 164 steals allowed him to become the fifth player in NBA history to place in the top 10 in scoring, assists and steals in the same season. Hardaway came to Golden State as an unheralded draft choice in 1989 out of the University of Texas-El Paso. Since then, he's simply become the "Bay Area's Best" player.

Bob Hopkins

1957 Topps Set (Basketball)

Bob learned a lot about pro ball last year and this season plans to profit by the lesson. Even as a rookie he popped in fancy two hand jump shots and patrolled the boards in commanding fashion. A real speedster for his size, Bob has a tremendous willingness to learn and loves to play.

Jim Brewer

1974 Topps Set (Basketball)

The Cavaliers' first selection in the 1973 college draft, Jim was an All-Big Ten choice as a senior and was tabbed as the Big Ten's MVP after his junior vear. He averaged 13.5 points and 12.1 rebounds during his college career, his top average being 16.6 as a sophomore. Jim was recruited for Minnesota by Cavaliers GM-Coach Bill Fitch, when he was head mentor at University of Minnesota.

Jim helped Gophers to Big Ten title in junior year.
Eric Mobley

1995 Stadium Club Set (Basketball)

Started 26 of his 46 rookie-season games... Ranked 4th in FG% (.591) among all NBA players with 400+ MIN...Sunk 19 of his last 30 shots... Hit his only two-3-PT FGA's of the year.

Dee Brown

1996 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

Brown possesses a great vertical jump, quickness and leadership ability. These skills enable him to cover a lot of ground at both ends of the court.

Chauncey Billups

2004 Topps Set (Basketball)

New Pistons coach Larry Brown warmed up to Chauncey in a hurry last year: "I never realized how good a shooter he was.... He's a really good deep shooter, especially when he gets his feet set and is under control. He reminds me of Reggie [Miller] when he gets on a roll."

Dennis Johnson

1978 Topps Set (Basketball)

One of the most popular and consistent performers for the Supersonics, Dennis is an effective backcourt man. He saw 2209 Minutes of action at Seattle last season and was credited with 230 Assists, 118 Steals and 51 Blocked Shots.

Dennis' highest scoring NBA game: 27 points.
Caris LeVert

2022 Hoops Set (Basketball)

The Cavaliers went all out during the 2022 trade window, sending three draft picks (a first and two seconds) to Indiana for LeVert. Providing instant return on that investment, the veteran guard scored 22 points and helped engineer a win over the Pacers in his second game with his new team (Feb. 11).

Donnie Freeman

1975 Topps Set (Basketball)

Has been named ABA All-star five times. Handed off for 501 assists at Miami, 1968-69.

Jonas Valanciunas

2012 Panini Set (Basketball)

After being selected fifth overall in 2011, Valanciunas spent what would have been his first year sharpening his skills in Lithuania. Ready to take the NBA by storm in 2012-13, Valanciunas proved to be a force down low early on, scoring 12 points and collecting 10 rebounds on Oct. 31 against Indiana.

John Johnson

1971 Topps Set (Basketball)

John did everything at lowa. He set school all-time highs for points in one game with 49, in one season with 699, point average with 27.9 and in career field goal shooting percentage with 59.9%. John was named to the All-Big Ten team and to numerous All-America teams in his senior year. "JJ." was a prep All-American and a junior college All-American and was invited to the 1968 Olympic tryouts.

How many time-outs is each team allowed in the 4th quarter? Ans: Three.
Lee Winfield

1973 Topps Set (Basketball)

A forward in college, Lee has made the adjustment to guard in the NBA. His tremendous quickness, his unbelievable ability to jump and his improved shooting all make him a potential big-name star in pro basketball. Lee astonished the Bulls in a 1971-72 game with a 38-Point output including 16-of-21 Field Goals.

They call him "Leapin' Lee".
Cliff Pondexter

1977 Topps Set (Basketball)

The Bulls' first selection in the 1974 NBA college draft, Cliff missed that season due to a leg injury. Equipped with awesome strength and leaping ability, he was the most heralded player in the country as a high school senior. A versatile player, he can play center & forward.

Cliff led Long Beach State in scoring as a freshman.
Bella Alarie

2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Set (Basketball)

Following in the footsteps of her father, Mark, the 18th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft Alarie was selected by Dallas at No. 5 in the 2020 WNBA Draft. The pair became the third father-daughter duo drafted in the opening frame, joining Karl Malone and Cheryl Ford and Dee and Lexie Brown.

Shameka Christon

2004 Fleer Ultra WNBA Set (Basketball)

Shameka Christon finished her four-year career at Arkansas ranked No. 2 on the school's career scoring chart. In her senior year, Christon was a third-team All-America choice and the SEC Player of the Year.

Deanna Jackson

2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Set (Basketball)

She was selected by Chicago Sky in the expansion draft, February 14, 2006. Entered the 2006 season needing only 2 points to reach the 700-point plateau in her WNBA career. Set a single-season career-high free-throw percentage (735) in 2005.

Darryl Dawkins

1977 Topps Set (Basketball)

One of two players to join the NBA out of high school in 1975, Darryl became a favorite of the fans for both his shot blocking and his dunks. Still growing at the age of 20, he's working with 76ers' coaches on improving his defense and his court savvy. Darryl is strong off the boards.

Darryl is a disc jockey in Florida.
Jeff Hornacek

1989 Fleer Set (Basketball)

Drafted by Phoenix in second round, 1986... National Honor Society scholar in high school.... Brother Jay is in L.A. Dodgers farm system.

Luc Longley

1993 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Averaged 1.4 bpg for the season... Had a season-high 11 rebounds 12/6/91... Selected to the All-WAC First Team and All-WAC Defensive Team the last two seasons at New Mexico... Played for the Australian National Team at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympic Games... First Australian to play in the NBA.

John Lucas

1977 Topps Set (Basketball)

A consensus All-American his final 2 seasons at Maryland, John is known as "Cool Hand Luke" to his teammates. A take charge player, he had an outstanding rookie campaign last season and was rewarded with a berth on NBA All-Rookie Team. John led Maryland to 2 NCAA berths.

John's high school principal was his father.
Cedric Maxwell

1979 Topps Set (Basketball)

Rated as a future star in pro basketball by players and coaches alike, Cedric had a high-scoring game of 35 points in 1978-79. He contributed 228 Assists, 98 Steals and 74 Blocked Shots to the Celtics' attack last season. Cedric displays a great instinct for the basket, he shoots well from both inside and outside. Has great 20-foot jump shot.

Which former Major League pitcher once played with the Celtics? Gene Conley of Washington State, 52-6.
Larry Foust

1957 Topps Set (Basketball)

The most solidly built player in the N.B.A., Larry is "murder" under the boards. He has scored over 1000 points in 4 of his 7 previous seasons, but last season had an injured back. In the 1954-55 season, Larry led the Pistons to the Title and owns accuracy record with a .487 field goal mark.

Markita Aldridge

2000 Skybox Dominion WNBA Set (Basketball)

At UNC-Charlotte, Markita was the only player In school history with over 1,400 points, 600 rebounds, and 400 assists in a career. She wears No. 32 because Magic Johnson is her idol.

Tom McMillen

1977 Topps Set (Basketball)

An excellent shooter, Tom is an intelligent player and one of the best passers among the Knicks' big men. A 3-time All-American at Maryland, he holds the school's alltime scoring record of 1807 points in 3 varsity seasons. Tom was voted MVP of the 1972 NIT as Terps won the championship.

Tom played basketball in Italy in 1974.
Walt Frazier

1996 Topps Stars Set (Basketball)

Piloted Knicks to NBA Championship and was named All-NBA First Team. Amassed 36 PTS and 19 AST in Game seven of NBA Finals versus LA. Won second of seven straight NBA All-Defensive First Team accolades. Set then-Knicks record of 8.2 APG.

Kevin Porter

1978 Topps Set (Basketball)

When racing down the court with the ball and teammates are speeding ahead to get open, Kevin is one of the most exciting players in the NBA.

Kevin's highest scoring game: 40 points.
Dikembe Mutombo

1991 Fleer Set (Basketball)

A strong candidate for Rookie-of-the-Year honors, the supposedly defense-oriented Mutombo is the team's leading scorer (18.9 PPG) and placed third in the league in rebounding (13.8 RPG) in early January. A Rookie-of-the-Month Award winner. Mutombo still fills the lane in imposing fashion, averaging 2.7 blocks per game.

Bernie Williams

1972 Topps Set (Basketball)

Signed by Squires 10-18-71 after 2 seasons in NBA, Bernie scored 14 points vs. Condors in 1st ABA game, 10-26-71. At first he had problem handling the red, white & blue ball, "I guess the paint on it makes it slippery, but there was no trouble shooting it," said Bernie.

Bernie and teammate Rold Taylor are childhood buddies.
Shawn Bradley

1993 Stadium Club Set (Basketball)

Bradley is the THIRD TALLEST player in NBA history... No. 2 pick overall in the 1993 NBA Draft... WAC Player of the Year as a freshman in '91... First baby toy was a basketball.

Chamique Holdsclaw

2006 Rittenhouse WNBA Set (Basketball)

Entered the 2006 season ranked 3rd on the WNBA's all-time chart for scoring average (18.1 ppg), 5th for career points (3.521) and 5th for career rebounds (1,682). Dished out a single-season career-high 104 assists in her first year with Los Angeles.