Basketball Daily Card Gazette

Remember... you heard it here first!

Benoit Benjamin

1990 Fleer Set (Basketball)

Benoit's 187 blocked shots in 1989-90 led the Clippers, placed him fifth among league leaders, and extended the franchise career record (previously held by Bob McAdoo) for blocked shots that he already held. He concluded his collegiate career at Creighton as the third-leading shot-blocker in NCAA history, then was chosen as the third overall pick in the draft, following Patrick Ewing and Wayman Tisdale. Bicycle riding and music occupy his spare time.

Kevin Durant

2011 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Unstoppable on the offensive end, Durant captured back-to-back scoring crowns in 2009-10 and 2010-11. It's scary to think "Durantula" is only in his fifth season and is still on his way up. The scoring king showed he was in no hurry to give up his crown in 2011-12, scoring 30 vs. Orlando in the opener.

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.

Brandon Ingram

2021 Donruss Set (Basketball)

Ingram is tough to get a handle on, and when opponents do get a literal hand on him, he just turns that contact into points at the stripe. In 2020-21, the slippery forward matched his personal high with a 23.8 scoring clip while also setting a personal best with an 87.8 shooting percentage from the foul line.

Jalen Rose

1999 Topps Set (Basketball)

Jalen rarely starts, but coach Larry Bird deploys him like a surgical missile, utilizing his size and athleticism at a variety of positions as the situation demands. Despite only bench minutes, he ranked among Pacers leaders in points, steals and assists. On April 16, Rose blitzed the 76ers for a career-high 28 points (10/13 FG), plus seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Bob Cousy

1957 Topps Set (Basketball)

Bob has earned the title, 'Mr. Pro Basketball'. He consistently amazes everyone with his ball handling wizardry, play making ability and high scoring. Last season he led the Celtics to the Championship and topped the N.B.A. in Assists. In 10 playoff games, he averaged over 20 points.

Courtney Vandersloot

2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Set (Basketball)

Nobody in the WNBA can dish the rock like Vandersloot. In 2019, the floor general dished 300 assists, becoming the first player in league history to hit the mark in a season. She also set the league mark (9.1) for helpers per game, breaking the number (86) she posted the previous season.

Monique Billings

2020 Panini Prizm WNBA Set (Basketball)

On offense, Billings provides more than points, rebounds and assists, "She sets - hear my words - Mo is like top five best screen-setters when it comes to backside flares and hitting the nail, Mo is top five," teammate Brittney Sykes said. It's a skill that makes going against the forward a true pain for opponents.

Reggie Miller

1992 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

Miller made four of Indiana's franchise-record nine three-pointers April 1, 1992.

Toni Kukoc

1993 Stadium Club Set (Basketball)

Kukoc averaged 19.0 PPG, 6.4 REB, 5.2 AST per game last season in the Italian League... Three-timer Player of the Year... Former Croatian table tennis champion in 14year-old age group.

Bernie Williams

1973 Topps Set (Basketball)

Bernie contributed much to the Squires offense in his first campaign with the club, 1971-72, with a 10.6 Average and hit an impressive 20.5 clip during the last dozen games of the season when the club was making its drive for the #2 playoff berth. He was particularly impressive in an early season game against Memphis.

Bernie's big adjustment from NBA to ABA was in handling the red white and blue ball.
Marcus Camby

1996 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Selected by the Raptors in the first round (second overall pick) of the 1996 NBA Draft after junior season at the University of Massachusetts...A consensus National Player of the Year selection by The Associated Press, U.S. Basketball Writers Associés tion, CBS/Chevrolet, Basketball Weekly and the Sporting News... Selected first team All-America by AP and UPI...Averaged 20.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.9 blocks in leading UMass to a 35-2 record and the school's first-ever Final Four berth... Became only the fourth college player ever to surpass 300 career blocks... Set NCAA Tournament record with 43 blocks in 11 games.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Cavs Rock On!: Tyrone Hill

1995 Collector's Choice Set (Basketball)

The fifth-best rebounder in the NBA in 1994-95, Hill snared 10.9 boards per game. He also finished second on the team in scoring (an NBA career best 13.8 ppg) and played in his first NBA All-Star Game.

The Cavs' 11-game winning streak (Dec. 9-30) tied a club record for consecutive wins.
Kevin Porter

1975 Topps Set (Basketball)

Has led Bulleis in assists the past 2 seasons. Had game high of 29 points for Bullets, 1974-75. Drafted #3-1972 by Baltimore.

Cliff Levingston

1989 Fleer Set (Basketball)

Was drafted by Detroit on the first round in 1982... Ninth pick overall... Obtained from Detroit in 1984... College teammate of Hawk Antoine Carr.

Roland Taylor

1972 Topps Set (Basketball)

Noted primarily for his defensive skills, Roland can slip inside and score if not guarded carefully. He was a 3-sport star in high school, was a basketball guard, a football quarterback & a baseball 3rd baseman. Was All-American in college.

Roland's nickname is "Fatty".
Dirk Nowitzki

2005 Topps Set (Basketball)

When Dirk was growing up in Germany watching the Chicago Bulls on television, he fell in love with the style of game played by Scottie Pippen. Amazingly, Nowitzki now can do many of those same things on the court - but at 7-feet tall. “Dirk is such a freak," Grizzlies assistant coach Lionel Hollins says of the four-time NBA All-Star. "This guy is 7-foot and plays like a guard."

Matt Geiger

1992 Topps Set (Basketball)

Matt won the Heat's back-up center job in the 1992 camp after displaying the same sort of rebounding and shot-blocking prowess that made him such an ACC force last season. His 65 blocked shots as a senior is the second best total in Georgia Tech history, behind Miami teammate John Salley.

Bob Pettit

1957 Topps Set (Basketball)

Bob is regarded by experts as the top performer in the game today. Last season, he roared back after suffering a broken wrist to lead the Hawks to the Western Division Championship. In his Freshman season, Bob won the Rookie of the Year award and he topped the loop in total points in 1955-56.

Ray Scott

1971 Topps Set (Basketball)

A native of Philadelphia where he played high school ball against Wilt Chamberlain, Ray scored close to 11.000 points in 9 seasons in the NBA. One of the better playmaking big men in pro basketball, he was Pistons' team captain.

What was former name of Va. Squires? ANS: The Washington Capitals.
Karl Malone

1992 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

Neither sleet, nor rain, nor snow or ice, not even evil Droid Dawgs will keep The Mailman from making his way, making the play, on time, every time. He strikes fear in defenders, the evil senders of junk mail. Inside his bag of goodies are the two-point deliveries that must reach their destination. He will not fail. The Mailman overcomes all obstacles, constantly striving for the timely delivery of game-winning points.

Rebecca Lobo

1997 Pinnacle Inside WNBA Set (Basketball)

Rebecca led the Huskies to a 106-25 record during her four year career with the University of Connecticut She is the all-time NCAA leader in rebounding (1,286) and blocks (396). During a visit to the White House, she jogged with President Clinton.

Youngest member of '96 gold medal Olympic team Co-authored The Home Team with her mother Favorite charity is breast cancer research Earned a BA in Political Science

Antonio Harvey

1995 Collector's Choice Set (Basketball)

One of the high-flying backups for the Lakers in 1994-95, Harvey's intensity proved to be a valuable asset to the group. Whether on the court slam dunking two, or on the bench, he made sure everyone was in the game to the final minute.

Svetlana Abrosimova

2005 Rittenhouse WNBA Set (Basketball)

Ranks second all-time in Lynx history in points, rebounds, assists, steals, minutes and games played. Scored the 1,000th point of her career on July 18 at Phoenix. Became the 74th player to reach 1,000 career points and the ninth youngest in WNBA history to reach the plateau. Missed first 12 games of 2004 season with a herniated disk in her lower back. Finished fourth in WNBA Rookie of the Year balloting in 2001. Was a member of Russia's National Team that participated in the 2000 Summer Games.

Larry Costello

1957 Topps Set (Basketball)

Larry lives in a suburb of Syracuse but it took three years before he could play pro ball in his own "back yard." While on the Warriors, he demonstrated a fine, accurate set shot and was one of the top outside men. Larry can also pour on the speed to bottle up enemy attacks.

Randy Denton

1974 Topps Set (Basketball)

Observers say that Randy has all the potential to develop into one of the finest centers in all of pro basketball. Randy came to Memphis for the final half of his rookie season and averaged 15.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. At Duke he averaged 19.8 points and 12.7 rebounds throughout his varsity collegiate career.

Randy is a very physical player.
Dick Garrett

1971 Topps Set (Basketball)

The Lakers' second round draft choice in 1969, Dick enjoyed a brilliant rookie season in the NBA. He was named to the All-Rookie team and started in the Los Angeles backcourt with Jerry West. A college teammate of the Knicks' Walt Frazier, he played with the 1967 Southern Illinois team that won the NIT championship. He's a great offensive threat whether shooting or setting up a teammate.

Name the trophy awarded to NBA Player of the Year. ANS: The Podoloff Trophy.
Michael Jordan

1992 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

Agent 23 is one of the most-effective scorers in the league. With his specially designed shoes, he can sky and fly over any obstacle, putting the ball in the hoop with ultimate authority. His ball-control forearm pads are designed to keep the ball in his hands while he dodges the evil Droids who constantly try to keep him down. Not to worry. Agent 23 need only throw the switch of his APS and the Droids are reduced to a pile of useless, twitching scrap metal.

Marty Conlon

1995 Topps Set (Basketball)

Conlon, a fine offensive center, is a coach's dream. Says Mike Dunleavy, "He's a smart player, he can shoot the ball, he hustles, he rebounds and he gives you a huge effort night in and night out."

Rony Seikaly

1990 Fleer Set (Basketball)

Rony captured the most improved player in the league award in 1989-90, and it was not surprising. Seikaly improved his stats in every major category in his second NBA season. Rony's rebounding totals placed him sixth in the NBA. Seikaly, who left Syracuse as the Orangemen's all-time leading rebounder, led all rookies in rebounding in 1988-89.

Lucius Allen

1969 Topps Set (Basketball)

Lucius, the first round draft choice of the Sonics, comes equipped with impressive credentials and physical abilities. Standout on two NCAA championship teams at UCLA, during which time the Bruins were 59-1!

Lucius has an extraordinary desire to win.
Julius Erving

1974 Topps Set (Basketball)

The ABA's Plaver of the Year and MVP for 1973-74, "Dr. J." became the first player in league history ever to win 2 straight scoring championships. He finished 3rd in steals with 190, 3rd in blocked shots with 204, 6th in assists with 5.2 per game, 7th in rebounds with 10.7 per game & 9th in 2-point field goal accuracy with 51.5%.

Julius is associated with a soft drink firm.
Carmelo Anthony

2008 Skybox Set (Basketball)

Anthony was named to his second straight All-Star Game in 2007-08 after receiving the second most votes among players in the Western Conference. The former Syracuse sensation scored his 9,000th career point on 3/27/08 in the Nuggets 118-105 victory over the Mavericks. Anthony's 25.7 points per game last season was the fourth best average in the NBA.

R.J. Barrett

2021 Donruss Set (Basketball)

One of five players along with Nikola Jokic, Mikal Bridges, Bojan Bogdanovic and Duncan Robinson to start the entire 72-game schedule in 2020-21, Barrett was second in the leaque in minutes (2,511) behind teammate Julius Randie, He punched the clock for 46 minutes of work at Dallas on April 16, scoring 24 points in a 117-109 win.

Dorian Finney-Smith

2022 Hoops Set (Basketball)

A glue guy for the Mavericks, Finney-Smith fills in the gaps with his ability to plug up driving lanes on defense and stick clutch jumpers on the other end. Taking his game to another level in 2021-22, the versatile swingman set career highs in scoring (11.0), 3-pointers (2.2) and steals (1.1).

Anthony Frederick

1991 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Signed with Hornets as a free agent 10/1/91.

Tyrone Bogues

1989 Hoops Set (Basketball)

"Muggsy" was selected in 1988 Expansion Draft from Washington... Led Charlotte in assists and was 12th in the NBA... Also led the Hornets in steals... Smallest NBA player ever at 5'3'... Finished college career as Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time steals and assists leader... All-ACC first team as senior... Played on same high school basketball team with fellow NBA players Reggie Williams, Reggie Lewis and David Wingate at Baltimore's Dunbar.