Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Some Recent Purchases Part 3

Here is the 2005-06 Topps Bowman Paul Pierce game used jersey card. Since this card has 2 pieces of game worn jersey on it, the card is serial numbered 055/249. Not bad at all. Pierce is probably the second best small forward in the league behind Lebron James. I remember watching him play the year he and Antoine Walker took the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals. At that point I perceived him as a top 5 player in the league. Unfortunately for him, the Celtics went downhill. But now his team is a competitor again, so good for him.

This card only has 1 piece of jersey, therefore this card is not serial numbered. Every time I watch Carmelo play, I come away impressed with his offensive talents. His offensive fundamentals is as good as any player in the league. He has a great post game and a deadly jab step. There is no need to say anything about his jumper. What he lacks though is basketball IQ. The guy has the knack of missing the open man. It is incredible to watch sometimes how he ignores the open man and takes a shot against three defenders. That is what separates him from the likes of Lebron James and Kobe Bryant. He simply does not have the ability, or the motivation, to create for others.

This card isn't the best looking card in the world. But the vendor I went to was running out of cards fast and Amare was one of the more attractive options remaining. Man, I really have to get my hands on some patches. Thus far, all of my jersey cards are 1 solid color. I've always envied people who pulled cards with the nba logo patch.

Here is another Gilbert Arenas GU card. This one is the 2007-08 SP jersey card. Like I've mentioned before, the man is very entertaining to watch and listen to. If he returns to the Wizards next season, he needs to scale back his offensive game and become a more pass-first point guard. If he finds a way to find a happy medium in scoring and passing, he will be deadly.

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