Saturday, November 10, 2018

1994-95 Upper Deck Basketball Series 1

With a pack of 1994-95 Upper Deck basketball series 1. Contains 12 card with one card a special edition version.
4 - Jamal Mashburn - All Rookie team subset. I got two of the same card in the pack.
176 - Kevin Johnson - Team USA subset. It's from the FIBA tournament which Team USA breezed right through.
130 - Greg Anderson - Cadillac wore 33 before Grant Hill did
132 - Dikembe Mutombo - great photo of him blocking the late Moses Malone shot
141 - Rony Seikaly
94 - David Benoit
105 - LaPhonso Ellis
106 - Armon Gilliam - Throwing down the hammer
38 - Kendall Gill
44 - Tom Gugliotta - I once paid a quarter for this card at shop when I was 12.
SE81 - Dennis Rodman - a very foil special edition card of Dennis Rodman

It's an Upper Deck slam dunk on this.

Monday, November 05, 2018

50 Assorted Dallas Mavericks cards

Another 50 random team cards. This one featuring Dallas Mavericks. It will be sorted out by year and set.
1989-90 Hoops: 23 - Roy Tarpley; 184 - Derek Harper; 189 - James Donaldson - Tarpley got banned from the league twice for failing drug tests.
1990-91 Skybox: 62 - Brad Davis
1991-92 Hoops:123 - Randy Breuer - a non-Maverick. How this got sorted into this team pack?
1991-92 Upper Deck: Rolando Blackman
1991-92 Fleer: 43 - Rolando Blackman; 46 - Herb Williams
1993-94 Fleer: 46 - Jim Jackson - Mavs were playing their worst basketball and on pace breaking NBA's worst record til Double J ended his holdout. He brought glimpse on the court.
1994-95 Fleer: 54 - Sean Rooks
1994-95 Hoops: 317 - Jason Kidd - Kidd's rookie card. Nice.
1995-96 Upper Deck: 32 - Jason Kidd; 33 - Jamal Mashburn - to this day I still can't help but think of "What if" on max potential of the Mavs if Three J's able get along on and off the court.
1995-96 Hoops: 202 - Jason Kidd - Sizzlin Sophs subset
1996-97 Topps Stadoum Club: R9 - Samaki Walker - lottery bust
1996-97 Hoops: H6 - Jason Kidd - insert card
1999-2000 Upper Deck Retro: 76 - Michael Finley - the only year of UD Retro. I never heard of this set before.
2000-01 SP Top Prospects: 34 - Pete Mickeal - drafted in 2nd round but never played for the team or the NBA. He spent his career overseas.
2000-01 Topps: 120 - Michael Finley
2000-01 Topps Stars: 49 - Michael Finley
2000-01 Topps Stadium Club: 163 - Courtney Alexander
2001-02 Topps: 71 - Shawn Bradley - didn't know he was born in Germany. He's not getting dunked on in this card.
2001-02 Flair: 78 - Wang Zhizhi - first chinese player to be drafted and play in the NBA
2001-02 Fleer: 93 - Michael Finley
2002-03 Topps: 142 - Michael Finley
2002-03 Topps Ten: 75 - Steve Nash - first Nash card in this pack
2003-04 Upper Deck Victory: 19 - Nick Van Exel - looks like playing cards
2003-04 Fleer Ultra: 111 - Shawn Bradley
2003-04 Fleer Authentix: 93 - Michael Finley - one of my favorite sets. What a way for Fleer to go out before getting bought out by Upper Deck
2003-04 Upper Deck Glass: 11 - Michael Finley - another set I never heard about.
2004-05 Topps Chrome: 150 - Jerry Stackhouse
2004-05 Upper Deck: 34 - Michael Finley - 8th different card of him. Time start Finley collection
2004-05 Upper Deck Hardcourt: 18 - Marquis Daniels
2005-06 Topps Total: 60 (Dal5) - Josh Howard - I got two of this same card
2005-06 Topps: 38 - Jason Terry
2005-06 Topps Finest: 16 - Marquis Daniels
2005-06 Bowman: 107 - Devin Harris
2005-06 Fleer Hoops: 26 - Erick Dampier
2005-06 Upper Deck Reflections: 21 - Jason Terry
2005-06 Upper Deck Hardcourt: 18 - Jerry Stackhouse
2005-06 Upper Deck SP Authentic: 17 - Jason Terry
2006-05 Upper Deck SPX: 17 - Dirk Nowitzki - my first Dirk card in this pack
2006-07 Fleer Ultra: 34 - Jason Terry
2006-07 Topps: 69 - DeSagana Diop; 75 - Keith Van Horn; 166 - Devin Harris
2008-09 Upper Deck: 40 - Josh Howard
2010-11 Panini Prestige: 23 - Jason Kidd
2012-13 Panini Hoops: 39 - Shawn Marion
2014-15 Panini Donruss: 113 - Chandler Parsons

Got lot of variety from various years. 1/6 of it contains 8 different Michael Finley. It's also interesting look at the team as the pack  started from their peak of 80s era to their down years to a rebuilt playoff contender.