Yesterday's announcement (via Twitter no less) of Shaq's retirement prompted me to dig out my basketball cards and select a Fave Five.
At one point in my collecting career, I probably had 30+ Shaq cards. But, over the years, I've traded away or sold most of them. I currently have a baker's dozen cards of the big guy and here are my Fave Five.
Fave #5 -- 1993 Upper Deck Collectors Choice (#232)
Fave #4 -- 1992-93 Skybox Series 2 Rookie (#382)
Fave #3 -- 1993-94 Fleer Ultra Rebound King (9 of 10)
Fave #2 -- 1993-94 Fleer Ultra USA Basketball (#M2)
Fave #1 -- 1993-94 Topps Stadium Club Frequent Flyers (#358)
I always liked Shaq when I was a kid, but he was too hot of a commodity for me to personally collect, so I would use his cards as trade fodder to help me acquire more Stockton cards. And a few of them have stuck around my collection to this day.
Finally, as you can probably tell from the above cards, my fondest memories of the big fella are from his Orlando Magic days. Seeing him in other jerseys still looks odd to me.
Do you have any guys who have bounced around from team to team but you only think of them as a member of one team?