Who is Kareem Adbul-Jabbar?
Kareem Adbul-Jabbar a.k.a Lew Alcindor was born in 1947 in New York, New York. He attended Power Memorial Academy and played on the varsity team. He was a dominant force in high school got a scholarship to play at UCLA
While he was there, Alcindor got guided by legendary coach John Wooden. Alcindor was so dominant in high school that the NCAA banned dunking. This did not stop him as he still won 3 NCAA championships with the Briuns.
He then entered the NBA as a Milwalkee Buck and won rookie of the year. In the next year, the Bucks won the NBA championship. One year after that, Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He did this because he converted to Islam.
In 1975, Kareem got traded to the Los Angelos Lakers and ended up winning 5 championships there.
Why are his cards so valuable?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the best players of all-time. He was an absolute icon and revered by many. Kareem was an activist and he is still loved by many around the world.
His cards are valuable because most were not kept in great condition. Some of Kareem’s cards were tall boys. These cards are longer than normal cards with approximately the same width. They were harder to maintain and those that are mint are valuable. There are also very few tall boys that are in pristine condition.
Most Valuable Cards:
1969-70 Lew Alcindor Topps RC #25
This card depicts Kareem shooting with a green shirt on
This is his rookie card and it has a white background with a colored picture in the middle
This card also has a market as an autographed card. It needs verification first, but a real card can fetch thousands.
1970-71 Lew Alcindor Topps #75
This is Kareem’s second year card. He is wearing the same green shirt
The card has a yellow background and his name inscribed on top of a basketball
1976-77 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Topps #100
His next tallboy came much later in 1976 with the Lakers
This card is cool to have and worth a lot in great condition
1971-72 Lew Alcindor Topps #100
This is his first normal paper card
It also is the only one with the Lew Alcindor name
1972-73 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Topps #100
Kareem is dribbling a ball in this picture
It is a cool looking card with great design
1975-76 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Topps #90
This is Kareem’s first card as a Laker
The design is unique and it shows Kareem with the ball above his head
1981-82 Kareem Adbul-Jabbar Topps #20
This card shows Kareem with his hands on his hips
It is from an iconic set and one of his better looking cards
1986-87 Kareem Adbul-Jabbar Fleer #1
This card is also from an iconic set
This is his most valuable fleer card
1988-89 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Fleer #64
This card depicts Kareem going for a skyhook
This is one of his later year cards as he is almost completely bald
These cards are going to continue to climb in value over time.
Kareem is an icon on and off the court.
He renowned for his legendary skyhook and he has the most points in an NBA career with over 31,000!
He is 7 feet 2 inches tall and took the NBA and the world by storm.
This man is an absolute legend
Kareem is an NBA legend
He is one of the best centers of all time
His skyhook was unstoppable
He holds the record for most points scored all-time
He will forever remain a legend and his cards will continue to appreciate in price.