Tuesday, May 10, 2011

1994-95 Upper Deck Baskeball Series 2

Third pack I bought when I was out of town: 1994-95 Upper Deck basketball series 2 with 10 cards. The pack comes with two special edition cards. You get 8 base and 2 special edition cards. Upper Deck might have first started subset craze. This is different from Collector's Choice set. I got shortchanged with 9 card in a pack. The nine cards I pulled.

198 - Brooks Thompson - MJ giving draft analysis on a card. He did select Adam Morrison few years ago who bombed in the league. Chosen 27th overall in 94 draft Brooks played 4 seasons with 5 teams.

184 - Jalen Rose - one of the Fab Five. Played two seasons with the Nuggets before getting traded to Pacers which got him increased minutes. After his playing career (13 seasons in the NBA with 6 teams) worked for ESPN as NBA analyst til giving himself a leave for recent DUI arrest. Made controversy calling Grant Hill an "Uncle Tom" in a documentary about Fab Five.

324 - Shawn Bradley - here's player with a serviceable career but called a bust for being drafted high. Despite being a good defender and a shot blocker he also got dunked on throughout his career.

328 - Will Perdue - good shot of Perdue soaring for a jam

281 - Glenn Robinson - his rookie card. Chosen first overall in 1994 draft ahead of Jason Kidd and Grant Hill. Played 11 seasons in the league making two All-Star appearances and winning a championship with the Spurs. Jason Kidd and and Grant Hill still playing as of this moment.

290 - Mark Jackson - one of top point guards played 17 seasons in the league.

227 - Khalid Reeves - another rookie card. Selected 12th overall he played for 6 teams in 6 seasons in the NBA.

216 - Toni Kukoc - third rookie card. Drafted in 1990 he played his first NBA season putting up decent numbers. He was part of the second Bulls 3-peat in the 90s being the 6th man.

SE125 - Antonio Davis - now for special edition cards. It's shiney showing the name vertically along his position which you can't see unless you took a hard look. His position also mentioned down on the card. On the back shows no stats just comments and the rating Upper Deck gave to a player. For Antonio Davis he took the long way into the NBA playing ball in Europe before playing with the Pacers where he had a decent career with one All-Star appearance.

SE139 - Eric Mobley - his career lasted three seasons.

Not a good or bad pack.

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