Saturday, August 2, 2014

My Favorite 150 Items in My Collection-#125 1996 Starting Lineup Anfernee Hardaway

 Why I Like It: I picked this over the rookie piece, 2nd year piece, and 97 Extended I have because of the story behind it. I wrote about it in an earlier post, but basically I grew up a HUGE Penny fan and the one thing I wanted the most was an SLU of him. Back around this time ALL my friends got hooked on collecting SLU's and one of my friends found a Penny at the local Venture store in town. I was shell shocked. A figure of that caliber found at retail and here in Corpus no less. To top it off, my friend was a Johnny Come Lately collector. He'd barely been in the game and right off the bat he finds my holy grail. I was beyond jealous. I never found the piece at stores, but that Christmas my parents bought it for me after finding it at our flea market. I was BEYOND STOKED. It became the cornerstone of my collection. That's the reason I like this figure over the other 3 made of Penny.


4 comments:

  1. Penny was my second favorite basketball player growing up only to Reggie Miller. I remember trying to track down a Penny SLU too.

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  2. I was able to get the 97 Extended one at Wal Mart luckily, but the other 3 had to pay more than retail at shows/flea market

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  3. I'm lovin' all these SLU's. Great piece. I PC'd Penny back in the day. Makes me wonder if I had this piece once upon a time.

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  4. SLU's were such a huge part of my childhood, still love them to this day regardless of the value. Trust me this countdown is very SLU heavy lol.

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