I've mentioned in the past that one of my main projects is to have every NBA person who has gotten a card into my collection. While the majority of the cards are of players, there are also coaches, team owners, broadcasters, and even celebrity fans of the game who have gotten cards. As of the time of this writing, 2/21/2017, I have more than 2700 people in my collection. I'm going to take a look through each of them, 10 people at a time, in (mostly) alphabetical order. There are some I have not scanned any cards of yet so they will be pushed off for later.
How I reckon my collection: It must be an individual player card. It can't be a team card, a card shared with anyone else, a League Leader card, and no college cards. Multi-sport releases are also not counted for the scope of this project. WNBA players will be included if they were included in one of the Team USA sets or an NBA flagship set.
I'm going to do 10 players at a time, because it's a nice round number and I should be able to fit all of their names into the tag list. It also means I might actually complete this project in the next century as opposed to my original plan of one post for each person (lol)
I will write a very brief biography for them which details the length of their career and who they played for. What I can't do, yet, is tell you how many cards I have of each person, because I lost that information to a floppy disk crash in 2005 or so and won't be able to recapture that information until I finish scanning my entire collection, and I did not want to put this project off until then.
We begin with the alphabetical first player in NBA History, #1 Alaa Abdelnaby.
|1992-93 Upper Deck #70|
(Note: I am skipping players with multiple names, they will get a post of their own, soon!)
#2 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
|2001-02 Topps Pristene Refractor #14|
#3 Alex Acker
|2005-06 Rookie Debut #122|
#4 Mark Acres
|1989-90 Hoops #73|
#5 Quincy Acy
|2012-13 Panini #219|
#6 Alvan Adams
|1981-82 Topps #W79|
#7 George Adams
|1975-76 Topps #264|
#8 Hassan Adams
|2006-07 Ultra #238|
#9 Jordan Adams
|2014-15 Panini Prizm Blue Mojo Relic #85|
#10 Michael Adams
|1992-93 Fleer #228|
And that's the first ten! Stay tuned for future posts, as I document from Abdelnaby to Zwikker.