Saturday, September 27, 2008

1991-92 Upper Deck Basketball Locker

Today was the kind of, sort of quarterly "Philly Show", a grand card show with 250 or so tables in an Expo Center. It has moved frequently starting in Fort Washington then moving to Reading (hardly Philly) and, in 2009, coming back south to Valley Forge. Either way, today was the last one in Reading, and a great shot at "junk wax". Piling on the excitement, is a chance to hang out with Chris Harris from Stale Gum.

While perusing the rows and rows of stuff I can't afford, I found a 1991-92 Upper Deck Locker Box. This is back when Shaq was making all his money at LSU. I was hoping for one of the plastic lockers but it was plain cardboard. For $2(!!!!!) how can you go wrong. Let's tear into the 7 packs and see what we get.

Each pack has a rookie standouts card! Here we go!

Pack 1
Clyde Drexler All Star
All Rookie Kendall Gill
(I spot something shiny!)
Andrew Lang
Ricky Pierce
Charles Oakley
David Wingate
Detlef Schrempf Sixth Man of the Year Hologram! Yes!
Joe Barry Carroll, he had a better career than I thought
Chris Dudley
David Robinson
David Wingate again, nice collation
Dan Schayes, not a quarter of the player his dad was
Rookie Standout Felton Spencer

Pack 2
John Stockton All Star
Winston Garland
Fat Lever, I always figured he was very wide, 6'3" 175
Fat Lever again
Dennis Scott
LaSalle Thompson, who went to Texas, not LaSalle
Wayman Tisdale
Blair Rasmussen
Kiki Vandeweghe
Kevin Duckworth
Tom Hammonds
Rookie Standout Bo Kimble

Pack 3
Michael Jordan, All Star Checklist. Hell yeah!
Michael Jordan, regular card, double hell yeah!
Gary Payton, 3 for 3 on Hall of Famers or will be Hall of Famers
Charles Smith, so the streak ends
Chuck Person
Marcus Liberty
Larry Krystowiak
Alton Lister
Chris Jackson
Mark Jackson
Buck Williams
Rookie Standout Travis Mays, can we get any more obscure?

Pack 4
Moses Malone
Magic Johnson, nice start
Roy Tarpley
Jeff Martin, who played so little he is wearing warm ups
Sleepy Floyd
Larry Nance
Darrell Walker
Jack Haley
Bobby Hansen
Kenny Williams
Sarunas Marciulionis
Rookie Standout Derrick Coleman

Pack 5
James Worthy All Star, that's 5 for 5 in Hall of Famers on the top... 4 out of 5. Jordan is eligible in 2009. Will he make it?
Michael Adams
Ronaldo Blackman
Cedric Ceballos
Hakeem Olajuwon
Jeff Grayer
Henry James
Drazen Petrovic
Herb Williams
Alaa Abdelnaby
Orlando Woolridge, those old Nuggets uniforms are beautiful
Rookie Standout Loy Vaught

Pack 6
Tim Hardaway All Star, Run TMC representing!
Rick Mahorn
Hersey Hawkins gives us back to back Sixers
Benoit Benjamin
Dominique Wilkins, flying in for a dunk
Cliff Robinson
Jack Sikma
Greg Anderson, on the back he's blocking a shot by our buddy Jeff Martin
Kendall Gill
Rod Strickland
Terry Porter
Rookie Standout Tyrone Hill

Pack 7
Future Hall of Famer Karl Malone. I got it now, there's an all star on top of every pack
Danny Young
Ricky Pierce
Andrew Lang
Reggie Miller
John Starks rookie
Eddie Johnson
Antoine Carr
Tyrone Corbin
Micheal Williams signals a touchdown for the Pacers
Frank Brickowski
Rookie Standout Willie Burton

It seems that the Rookie Standouts were standouts in 1992 but in 2008 are mostly forgotten. Some nice cards, the Magic, the Jordan, but they did print enough of these to block out the sun for 100 years.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm kind of disappointed you don't have a scan of the Frank Brickowski. He had a flat top that would rival the precision of most laser levels.