Yes, baseball and baseball cards are my true loves when it comes to our great hobby, but there is no denying the NBA took center stage this past week.
Kobe Bryant said goodbye, over and over and over again — to the tune of 60 points.
The Golden State Warriors won their 73rd game, and “Michael Jordan crying” took on new meaning.
And George Karl is on the NBA streets as the playoffs begin.
So, while there is plenty of diamond goodness among this week’s links, hoops get their due, too.
- Fuji (@) chronicled the End of the Kobe Era.
- Rich Mueller (@) gave us the heads-up on Original 1957-58 Topps Basketball File Binders at Auction.
- Sports Card Collectors remembered the 90s with Michael Jordan and Kenner Ghostbusters.
- Bryant Puts Own Imprint on New Boxed Set says Rich Mueller.
- A Pack to Be Named Later (@) celebrated the end of the NBA’s regular season with some cards.
- Corky joined the farwell party with his So Long Black Mamba.
- Scott Sawyer (@) pled for Ted Turner to Please Come Back.
- Lynn Jones signed TTM for William Regenthal (@).
- There were more Phillies than any other team in 1992 Donruss Rookies, wrote Capewood.
- 1960 Fleer baseball was just Great, says @.
- @breakdowncards broke a pack of 2005 Topps Retired.
- Nino Escalera may have been the Reds first black player, but he definitely has a 1955 Topps custom creation from Bob Lemke.
- Long-lost speedsters made an appearance on a 1971 Topps card that never was, courtesy of John Hogan
- Matt Flaten(@) went to a card show and scored finds from both 1971 Topps coins and 1985 Fun Foods. Drool on!
- Matt also updated us on his Gorman Thomas wallet card.
- Wrigley Wax (@) breaks out some 1988 Topps to celebrate two 3-0 Cubs teams.
- Ever see that 1997 Topps Gallery card where Barry Larkin is sitting on top of the outfield wall as he completes a throw? Nachos Grande (@) can show you.
- Tony L. (@) introduced us to Gene Brabender.