Monday, October 17, 2011

Top 100 Cards of My Collection #5 61-62 Fleer Oscar Robertson RC

OK, so now we've entered the cream of the crop. We are down to the final 5 of my countdown. 95 cards have come and gone but now is where it gets really good and here at #5 is the rookie card of one of the greatest players ever to play in Oscar Robertson. "The Big O"'s accolades include being a 12 time All Star, rookie of the year, 9 time All NBA First Team, an MVP award in 1964, and NBA Champion with Kareem in 1971, one of the 50 greatest NBA players and I can go on and on. The one thing though that stands out of all his impressive accomplishments is averaging a triple double for an ENTIRE SEASON. That's beyond crazy, but if anyone was capable of doing that it was Robertson.  This is from the legendary 61 Fleer set that includes rookie cards of some of the greatest of all time. Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, and Jerry West are just a couple names who's first cards are in this set. Of course I can't forget Robertson, who made his debut here as well. It's amazing looking rookie card and definitely a must have for any ones basketball collection. Robertson helped paved the way for today's stars and this card is definitely a pioneer in basketball trading cards. Fleer wouldn't produce basketball cards again until the famous 86 set, but despite no releases between those years, this 61 set and the 86 set are two of the most important basketball releases of all time. Just a beauty of a card to own.

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