Monday, May 22, 2017

Marquee Nets

In 2011-12, the NBA suffered through it's second lockout. Due to that, that season was shortened to 82 games and Panini decided not to issue any rookie cards. Instead, the now second year players were all tagged as rookies in the 2012-13 releases, meaning they don't really have any true rookie cards.

I recently made a trade that brought me two of the so-called rookie cards from 2012-13 Panini Marquee, one of the 2011-12 Rookies in MarShon Brooks and one of actual 2012-13 rookie Mirza Teletovic. Instead of saving them for future posts that catch-all trades for the month, I'm going to try and post more often. These arrived to me in the same trade as the Chris Childs card as seen in the last post.
2012-13 Panini Marquee #279

2012-13 Panini Marquee #345

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Chris Childs Rookie card arrives in trade

Chris Childs broke into the NBA in 1994-95 with the Nets, after a successful CBA career. He played 53 games for the Nets in the 1994-95 season, but he got only one card that season- in Flair Series 2. The first Flair set is one I never had a lot of cards from and I just took in 39 new cards (new to me, anyway) in a trade at the start of May. One of those cards was the one and only Chris Childs rookie card.

He would also play the 1995-96 season with the Nets and would have been the starting point guard in the first Nets game I ever saw, unless it was one of the four games he missed that season. Since I don't remember which game was my first Nets game, I'll never know.

He then signed with the New York Knicks as free agent and also played with the Raptors.

I'm pretty sure the first autograph in my NBA collection was his card from 1996-97 Autographics so he's kind of an important player in said collection.

This is a card I've wanted for many years so it's nice to finally be able to add it to my collection. The cool thing is that it was sort of a blind trade- I didn't know what he was going to send me, so it was a total surprise.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Nets cards traded for in April

April started with a bang as I got a large trade on the very first day of the month. One of those cards happened to be a Nets card.
From 1998-99 Hardcourt comes card #4, Keith Van Horn. It is pretty rare for me to add new cards from this set, it's only the third since 2002. I also can't remember the last time I found a new Van Horn card to add.

You can see more of the trade in my April Trade Recap on Cardboard History.

This Tom Washington card from 1973-74 came from EP of Old Red Sox Cards blog. I have been busy with other stuff and didn't get this posted at the end of April like I planned.
 It's not too often I get ABA era Nets cards in trade so that's a good thing! It was really more of a gift than a trade to be honest.