Legit franchise centers are not only hard to come by, but in today's NBA pretty much extinct. Long gone are the days of Ewing, Olajuwon, David Robinson and Shaq patrolling the lanes. Dwight Howard is of course the exception to that rule. He's a throwback to the dominant 7 foot centers who block shots and rebound like it's nobody's business. The scary thing about Howard is that he has yet to reach his full potential, and he's already a two time Defensive Player of The Year! Now mostly the talk around Howard is where he will be playing in a couple years, with most people coming to the forgone conclusion that he's headed to the Lakers. That remains to be seen, but you can't deny Howard's impact in the league. Here's one of his best rookie cards issued at #42. SPX has always been a favorite of collectors as it combines rookie cards with not only memorabilia but an autograph as well. Though it pales to Exquisite, I still personally prefer this to his Ultimate Collection rookie. These aren't too hard to find as they are numbered to 750 (mine is 146/750), but this card is still a prominent card in any collection, and is one of my favorite cards in my collection.