To recap: These are the cards I would take with me if I could take ten 9-card pages with me to Mars.
I decided that each part of my collection cannot have more than
one page. The cards must fit into a regulation page as far as height
and width but I am taking liberties with how thick some of the cards
Next up is basketball. I rarely watch basketball anymore and I recently realized that the NBA lost me as a big fan when they started allowing zone defense.
I don't know why I love this card so much but I just think it is seriously cool.
1985-86 Star #83
Star distributed cards in team sets at hobby stores. I got this card out of a box of Crunch & Munch. It was a great pull for me since Vern was a star at UGA and played on their 1983 Final Four team.
1986-87 Fleer #91
This was the first widely distributed NBA set in a few years so there are many rookie cards in the set. This is a great card of my second favorite Hawk.
1986-87 Fleer Stickers #11
This is my earliest card of my favorite basketball player. I saw him in a few games at UGA and was disappointed when he got drafted by the Jazz. When he was traded to the Hawks before his rookie season started I was elated. He led the NBA in scoring in the 1985-86 season.
1988-89 Kenner Starting Lineup
This card came packed with a figure that is what most people collected. The card were an afterthought. I was a huge fan of the Lakers in the 1980's.
1989 Sports Illustrated For Kids #23
Each issue of SI For Kids featured a page of nine cards that could be separated. I don't remember who the other players in the sheet were but I bough the March 1989 issue for this card.
1996 Topps USA National Women's Team #3
Teresa Edwards starred at UGA in the mid-1980's and appeared in five Olympics.
2000-01 Topps Gold Label NBA Finals Jersey #2A
Glen led Michigan to their only NCAA Championship in 1989 and then went on to have a long NBA career. He won his only NBA title with the Laker's in 2000. I have two other cards from this set and will eventually complete it.
2000-01 Topps Gold Label Home Court Advantage #2
This may be my favorite insert set of all-time in any sport. Another set that I will eventually try to complete. There were printed on laminated wood.
The Atlanta Spirit group completely turned me off from the Hawks. I was on Steve Belkin's side regarding Joe Johnson.