Wednesday, October 29, 2008

1998-99 Upper Deck Century Legends Bob Pettit

Who is this? Hawks Hall of Famer Bob Pettit.

What is this? An autograph card from 1998-99 Upper Deck Century Legends, card number BP.

Where'd I get it? Off of an auction site several years ago.

How much did it cost? It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure it was in the $10-$20 range.

Why is this so special? Robert E. Lee Pettit Jr. Born in Baton Rouge. Starred at LSU. Second overall pick in the 1954 NBA Draft. 1954-55 NBA Rookie of the Year. First winner of the NBA MVP Award. 1957-58 NBA Champion. 11 All-Star appearances. Four All-Star game MVPs. Two time NBA Scoring Champ. Member of the NBA 25th Anniversary Team. Member of the NBA 35th Anniversary Team. Member of the NBA 5oth Anniversary Team. Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1971. Number 9 jersey retired by the Hawks. Defined the modern power forward position. NBA Legend whose autograph can be gotten fairly cheaply.

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