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.
Back in 2010 there were repacks of Donruss Americana and Popcardz that came with one guaranteed hit per repack. They were pretty cheap and ...
So today, in the Falcons game, we learn that a 10 yard, incomplete, forward pass can be a fumble and be the difference in the game.