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Gus Johnson

1969 Topps Set (Basketball)

Missed nearly half-season for third time in his six pro campaigns. One of top defensive forwards in NBA and a strong rebounder, his contributions were sorely missed in playoffs.

Nicknamed "Honeycomb" by college coach because "I was such a sweet ball player."
Henry Bibby

1981 Topps Set (Basketball)

Henry hit on 32 of 95 3-Point Field Goal tries in 1980-81 for .337 Pct.

Henry was an All-American selection at UCLA.
Jarred Vanderbilt

2023 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Seeking to tighten up their defense, the Lakers traded for Vanderbilt and tested him on all types of opponents in 2022-23. Showing that he could handle backcourt ball-handlers as well as frontline finishers, the versatile wing earned a starting role in 24 of his 26 games and led the team with 1.2 steals.

Fred Carter

1971 Topps Set (Basketball)

After a slow start when used as the club's fourth guard, Fred became the spark that ignited the Bullets through the last month of the 1969-70 season and through 1970-71. Fred originally impressed Coach Gene Shue with his scoring ability through training camp and exhibition games in his rookie season, but defense has become the most outstanding part of his game.

What is Fred Carter's nickname? ANS: "Mad Dog".
Bob Dandridge

1972 Topps Set (Basketball)

Bob has point and rebound totals for the Bucks the past 3 seasons exceeded only by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He set numerous records at Norfolk State, averaging 32.8 points as a senior and 25.5 for his career.

Bob's nickname is "Toothpick".
Patrick Beverley

2022 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Long known as one of the toughest defenders in the league, Beverley relishes the challenge of taking on elite scorers. His ability to stick like glue and hound opponents possession after possession pays dividends late in games, when he causes shots to fall short and stops to pile up.

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.

Jim Barnett

1969 Topps Set (Basketball)

"Crazy Horse" loves to defend the hot shot guards such as Oscar Robertson, Earl Monroe, etc. But he proved he can play offense too, hitting in double figures and feeding off for another 339 baskets.

Jim is called "Road-runner" because of his relentless hustle.
Glen Combs

1971 Topps Set (Basketball)

Used sparingly as a rookie with the Chaparrals, Glen broke into the line up in a game at Minnesota that year and responded with a 34-point output and he's been a starter ever since. Glen averaged 22 points during the second half of the 1968-69 season and came back the following cam paign to set Chaparral club records in scoring and playmaking. He had 342 assists that year.

What player scored 10 pts. in only 12 minutes, in ABA game? Ans: Glen Combs in '69-70 All-Star game.
Kyrie Irving

2016 Hoops Set (Basketball)

The Cavaliers unseated the defending champion Warriors with an instant classic - a 93-89 victory in Game 7 of the NBA Finals - at Oakland on June 19, 2016. With an epic game that featured 20 lead changes and a tied score (89-89) with 53 seconds left, Irving stepped back and buried the winning 3-pointer from the left wing.

Chris Webber

1996 Fleer Ultra Set (Basketball)

"I'm a warrior. I don't think I have anything to prove to anybody. But if I believe in myself. I have something to prove to me." The go-to man on every squad he plays on when healthy, Chris Webber is as dangerous an inside "4" as there is in the game. The Bullets were 30-37 without Webber last season and 9-6 with him in the lineup. "C.Webb" is a natural go-to man with the game on the line because of his ability to catch the ball, muscle inside and draw fouls.

Jaren Jackson

1992 Fleer Set (Basketball)

Jackson is a big "2" guard/small forward with a hard-nosed defensive reputation. After spending time with Golden State and New Jersey of the NBA and Wichita Falls and LaCrosse of the CBA over the last two seasons, this Georgetown product has found his niche backing up Ron Harper for the Clippers, occasionally sharing backcourt duties with former Big East opponent Mark Jackson.

Michael Adams

1994 Skybox Set (Basketball)

Great backup point guard.go-go pace allows Hornets to play uptempo game 40 minutes...dangerous, though erratic, three point shooter... excellent open court passer and deadly accurate free throw shooter.... weak one-on-one defender, but has knack for steals.

Chicago Bulls, B.J. Armstrong

1992 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

The Bulls looked like a model franchise when they broke into the NBA in 1966-67 with 33 wins, the most ever by a first-year expansion team, and earned NBA Playoff berths in eight of their first nine NBA seasons. The team then fell from favor, however, missing the postseason in seven of nine seasons, but after back-to-back NBA titles in 1991 and 1992, Chicago is once again the envy of the NBA. DID YOU KNOW? The 1992 NBA Champion Bulls set an NBA Playoff record for fewest rebounds in a seven-game series with 248 against the Knicks. The shortest game in Bulls history was a 105-91 victory over the Houston Rockets that took just 1:42 on December 2, 1978. SCORECARD. On January 19, 1977, Bulls guard Norm Van Lier made the longest shot in franchise history, an 84-foot heave against the San Antonio Spurs.

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."

Tristan Vukcevic

2023 Donruss Set (Basketball)

He was born in Italy, but Vukcevic is a Serbian. "They say it's a good time to be Serbian," the rookie center said. "[Nikola] Jokic is the best player in the NBA right now.... It's an athletic country, we rely a lot on our sports." Whether it comes from his blood or his hard work, Vukcevic is chock-full of talent.

Harvey Grant

1997 Fleer Set (Basketball)

Harvey is the twin brother of Orlando Magic forward Horace Gront He finished third on the 1996-97 Washington Bullets in blocked shots, swatting away 48 attempts.

Patrick Ewing

1995 Stadium Club Set (Basketball)

NBA All-Star for 9th time in 10-year career... Has missed only 10 G's in last 8 seasons... Became 9th NBA'er to block 2,000 shots...Yanked down NBA season-high 21 DRB, 2/8/95.

Johnny Davis

2022 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Looking to build around All-Stars Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis, the Wizards drafted Davis in 2022. The University of Wisconsin product will complement both of his new teammates with his ability to swish off the catch, create buckets for himself and set up scores with sweet passes.

Larry Bird, Michael Jordan

1992 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

Fanimation returns! This time, find your Fanimation cards featuring Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Karl Malone and Dikembe Mutombo in The Upper Deck Company's 1992-93 High Series Basketball foil packs. From Jim Lee and Marc Silvestri, two of the comic industry's most innovative artists, come these high-intensity fantasy basketball cards. Don't miss them.

Rodney Rogers

1993 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

The ACC Player of the Year and Al-America Second Team in 1992-93, Rogers was part of the colege squad that scrimmaged against the USA Dream Team prior to the 1992 Olympics.

Lisa Leslie

2022 Panini Prizm WNBA Set (Basketball)

The pride of Southern California, Leslie set scoring records at Inglewood's Morningside HS before banking in the buckets at nearby USC and then joining the WNBA's Sparks. In 12 seasons with the hometown franchise, the L.A. legend tallied 17.3 points and made eight All-Star appearances.

Yao Ming

2005 Topps Set (Basketball)

Yao has been an NBA All-Star Game starter in each of his first three seasons, but there is widespread opinion that "you ain't seen nuthin' yet." One person of that mind is someone who knows a little about big men. "He's right there at the top with the best, but his whole potential is ahead of him," says Bill Russell. "We forget that he's just a kid. In terms of skills, he reminds me of Kareem. He's not there yet, but that is who I think he's most like."

Ron Brewer

1979 Topps Set (Basketball)

Ron's 13.3 Average and .494% from the floor last season gave him the best record for a rookie guard in the history of the Trail Blazers. He got stronger late in the season. In Ron's last 14 Games he hit on 84 of 162 for .519% shooting. Ron was a solid .820% from the foul line last season and was third on the Trail Blazers in Blocked Shots with 79. Ron led Arkansas with 77 Steals as senior during the 1977-78 campaign.

Who had the most rebounds in a season for the Trail Blazers? Lloyd Neal, 967 rebounds in 1972-73
Deni Avdija

2021 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Avdija's father, Zufer, steered him away from his first love, soccer, and toward the hardwood when the kiddo was 9 years old. "I wasn't tall," he told the Washington Post. "But I was the fastest in my hometown." The height would come and with it the attention of NBA scouts, who flocked to see the talented youngster at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Miles Bridges

2021 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Bridges stuffed the stat sheet as a reserve on Dec. 30, 2020. The rim-running forward scored 20 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked two shots in a win over Dallas. Only two other players in Charlotte history have put up those numbers off the bench: Sean May in 2006 and Derrick Coleman in 1999.

Red Robbins

1972 Topps Set (Basketball)

A 5-year veteran of the ABA, Red ranks as 2nd all-time leading rebounder in loop behind Mel Daniels. Played center his 1st 3 years with New Orleans Buccaneers; switched to forward when traded to Stars. Drafted from Utah, 8-10-72.

Red has a fine 15-20 foot "bank" shot.
Karl-Anthony Towns

2021 Donruss Set (Basketball)

Over the past 25 seasons, there have been three players who have started their careers by averaging at least 10 rebounds in each of their first six seasons. Pulling down 10.6 missed shots per game for the Wolves in 2020-21, Towns put his name on that short list, which also features Tim Duncan and Dwight Howard.

Tim Perry

1992 Upper Deck Set (Basketball)

A last-minute replacement for injured SuperSonics star Shawn Kemp, Tim Perry doubled Philadelphia's chances of winning the 1993 NBA Slam-Dunk Championship by joining teammate Clarence Weatherspoon in the event. A fifth-place finisher in 1989, Perry had experience on his side as he was the second-oldest competitor at 27 years old and was one of three players who had been in the dunk contest before. Experience couldn't help him when he missed his second slam, however, and he missed the final round.

Louie Dampier

1975 Topps Set (Basketball)

Scored 55 points vs. Chaparrals, 3-7-70. Is premier 3-point shooter in ABA history.

Rick Barry

1972 Topps Set (Basketball)

In June of 1972 a US District Court ruled that Rick should play with Warriors rather than Nets because of a prior contract. Set ABA playoff record with 554 points, 71-72.

Rick's father-in-law was his coach at Miami.
Jerry Lucas

1996 Topps Stars Set (Basketball)

Assembled career-best point and rebound averages. Ranked third in the NBA in board work, behind Chamberlain and Russell. Placed eighth in scoring while being elected All-NBA First Team. Yanked 19 rebounds in 23 minutes in NBA All-Star Game.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

1994 Stadium Club Set (Basketball)

Missed his last free throw of season, costing him al-time NBA FT% record... Consecutive free-throw streaks: 81 straight over two seasons (NBA's second-longest ever), 57 and 63.

Nate Archibald

1978 Topps Set (Basketball)

Nate possesses exceptional speed and quickness which makes him almost impossible to defend against.

Nate's highest scoring NBA game: 55 points.
Mario Chalmers

2011 Hoops Set (Basketball)

Chalmers is wise in that he leaves the driving-the-lane part of the game to Miami's bigger guys. He provides just as much pop on the offensive end by spotting up and drilling jump shots. Chalmers was one of three Miami players to reach double digits in points when the Heat beat Charlotte on Dec. 28, 2011.

Jessica Brungo

2004 Fleer Ultra WNBA Set (Basketball)

Jessica Brungo, the 16th overall pick of the 2004 WNBA Draft, averaged 10.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 2003-04 as a Penn State senior. Her 117 three-point field goals made ranks seventh all-time in Penn State history and she finished with 1,143 points.

Joshua Primo

2021 Hoops Set (Basketball)

The fresh-faced guard impressed, flashing his ability to knock down shots in catch-and-shoot and isolation situations. Against Brooklyn, the fearless rookie matched up against fellow first-rounder Cameron Thomas and scored 21 points.