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Terribly Awesome Basketball Card: World B. Free

By February 4, 2015 No Comments
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To the youngsters out there, know your history. Chad Ocho Cinco’s got nothing on World B. Free, and Metta World Peace is just a cheap Xerox copy. Before those two clowns decided to adopt their new monikers, Lloyd B. Free legally changed his first name to World. The act legitimized the “All-World” nickname he had earned on the street ball courts of Brooklyn, while simultaneously making a statement promoting world peace.

Free put up a career average of over 20 points per game playing with the Clippers, 76ers, Warriors, Rockets, and even the USBL Miami Tropics, but his longest stint was four years with the Cleveland Cavs allowing him to wear this posh orange uniform.

The 1986 Fleer basketball card set is one of the few that has had its value survive the sports card crash of the 1990s. Topps dropped out of the basketball market after 1982 creating a three year void. With no basketball cards in production, 1986 Fleer provided the rookie cards for players entering the league 1983-1986 in one of the most star-studded eras. The set contains rookie cards for these superstar players, plus many more fringe stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone, Akeem Olajuwon, Dominique Wilkins, James Worthy.

 

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Jim Gruseck

Jim Gruseck

Jim is a life-long hoops junkie and fan of Pittsburgh sports. He can still be found in the Steel City pursuing creative endeavors in writing and music, when he's not traveling the world or stacking donkeys at the poker tables.