Who is Larry Bird?
Larry Bird was born in a small town near French Lick, Indiana in 1956.
He played on his high school team at Springs Valley High School and set the all-time scoring record there
Bird obtained a scholarship to Indiana University and was going to play for Bob Knight. But, he withdrew last second and attended Indiana State University.
At Indiana State Univesity, he led his team to the NCAA Championship. But, they lost to the Michigan Spartans led by none other than Magic Johnson. Bird ended up winning many awards in his college career such as the Naismith and the Wooden awards.
Bird got selected by the Boston Celtics as the 6th pick.
Bird finished with 21 points per game and 10 rebounds
In his second year, the Boston Celtics made some amazing off-season moves
They drafted Kevin Mchale and were able to get Robert Parrish from the Golden State Warriors
That year, the Celtics were unstoppable and even won the championship
During the course of his career, Bird won many championships.
He also won an MVP award in 1990.
The Celtics made the playoffs every year Bird was on the team and he had an amazing career
Why are his cards so valuable?
Larry Bird is one of the best basketball players of all time.
He was an amazing sharpshooter who was almost unstoppable
Bird was even given the nickname Larry Legend
Bird’s cards got made before junk wax era and are starting to gain some value
Most valuable cards:
1980-81 Topps Larry Bird RC #34 / Julius Erving #174 / Magic Johnson RC #139
This considered Larry Bird’s rookie card
It is a triple card and it is very unique
This is also Magic Johnson’s rookie card (click to check out his most valuable cards)
1981-82 Topps Larry Bird #4
This is Larry Bird’s first card by himself
It has a nice design and has a green border
Definitely a cool card to have in your collection
1983-84 Star Company Larry Bird #26 SP
This is a cool short print Larry Bird card
It has a beautiful green design
I have not seen a lot of these cards
This card depicts him shooting
1986-87 Fleer Larry Bird #9
This card is from an iconic set
Bird is bringing the ball down the floor
The red, white, and blue border is patriotic and looks amazing
1986-87 Fleer Sticker Larry Bird #2
This card is from the sticker part of the 86 fleer set
It’s a sticker card because it peels off the actual card
The card is worth more if it has the sticker
1993-94 Finest Larry Bird #2
This card has lots of colors and a cool design
It got crafted during the junk wax era, but the refractor is worth a lot of money
Exquisite Collection Larry Bird Autographs
This is synonymous to the National Treasures of today
The card is extraordinary and has a nice batch of Bird’s jersey
It also has a signature on the bottom of the card
2002-03 Ultimate Collection Signatures Larry Bird Autograph #LBS
There is also a numbered version of this autograph card
Collectors are always on the lookout as there are only 33 of these special versions.
Autograph Multi-Player Larry Bird Autographs
There are many Larry Bird autographs with many players
One of which is a dual autograph with Larry Bird and Michael Jordan
It is from the Exquisite collection and it is a super awesome card
Larry Bird’s cards aren’t too expensive, but they are definitely on the rise.
Bird is one of the best players in NBA history
Alongside Magic Johnson, he helped revitalize the league from its decrepit state.
Larry Bird was amazing when he was in the NBA
His cards have lots of potential and room for growth
One of the best sharpshooters of all time
An absolute legend