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The 3 J's
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Posted by jaygross
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I loved watching college hoops in the early 1990's. The 1992 draft alone was just amazing with so many of my favorites - Shaq, Mourning, Walt Williams, Tom Gugliotta,Laphonso Ellis, Latrell Sprewell, Robert Horrry, Clarence Weatherspoon, Jon Barry, Doug Christie, Harold Miner, and Jim Jackson. I think that was the year that basketball card collecting really exploded in popularity.

At that time, the Dallas Mavericks were absolutley awful! They had went for it all a few years earlier with some really bad deals (Alex English, Adrian Dantley, and Fat Lever) and they were in full rebuilding mode. I remember when Terry Davis was their best player.

From 1992-1994, the Mavs had high draft picks and selected 3 extremely talented offensive players - Jim Jackson, Jamal Mashburn, and Jason Kidd. By 1994, Kidd was running a really high powered offense and these guys could really score.

Of the three, Jim Jackson was my favorite. I know he held out for months during his rookie year and he bounced around quite a bit during his NBA career. He was such a well rounded player at Ohio State, and carried that team for stretches. I remember how excited Nets fans were when Don Nelson traded him and Sam Cassell in the Shawn Bradley deal.

So I found a really cool from 1996 Upper Deck and I had always waned to get it signed, as I love getting multi-signed cards.

The first player I got was Kidd when he first came to the Nets. Then I got Mashburn right when he joined ESPN as a studio analyst. Thanks to the lead from Mark from Mark's Signing Bonus, today I got Jim Jackson c/o the Big Ten Network.



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