Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Basketball Hall of Fame

A few days ago, on August 13, Scottie Pippen and Karl Malone were among those in the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2010.  Their enshrinement comes along with the induction of the Dream Team, which was arguably the most incredible group of players that could possibly be put together.  Malone and Pippen were each part of a unique and incredible duo, alongside John Stockton and Michael Jordan, respectively.  The combination of Stockton-Malone was the pick and roll tandem the NBA has ever seen.  Malone was one of the best power forwards to ever play the game and was always fun to watch.  A few cards of the Mailman:

1991-92 Fleer
1989-90 Fleer
1993-94 Topps Future Scoring Leader
1993-94 Fleer Ultra Career Highlights
1994-95 Hoops
1996-97 Fleer Metal
1993-94 Fleer
1993-94 Topps All-Star
1995-96 Hoops

Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan were the greatest duo in the history of the game, and Pippen was by far the best #2 man ever.  His rare combination of size and talent blended perfectly with MJ and the Bulls of the '90s.  A few of Pippen's cards:

1993-94 Upper Deck Pro View 3-D Jams
1993-94 Upper Deck
1997-98 Collector's Choice Miniatures
1996-97 Fleer Metal Cyber-Metal
1991-92 Skybox
1993-94 Fleer All-Star UER "Pipen"
1994-95 Upper Deck (One of the greatest in-your-face dunks of all-time)
1993-94 Stadium Club Frequent Flyers
1996-97 Fleer Metal

Congratulations to both of those guys on great careers.

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