Wilt Chamberlain Rookie Card

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Who was Wilt Chamberlain?

Wilt Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia in 1936. He played basketball at Overbrook High School. Chamberlain was sought after by many universities due to his 7 foot stature.

Wilt attended University of Kansas and played there for 2 years. He then played for the Harlem Globetrotters for a year before entering the NBA.

Chamberlain went to the NBA in 1959 and played for the Philadelphia Warriors. The Team then moved to San Francisco. In 1965, Chamberlain moved back to Philadelphia to play for the 76ers. He finished his career with the Lakers and won 2 NBA championships.

He had an awesome rivalry with Bill Russell who played for the Boston Celtics. Both of them helped popularize basketball as the sport it is today.

Why are his cards so valuable?

Wilt Chamberlain was a dominant force in the NBA. He even managed to score 100 points in one game! That is an amazing feat that has still not gotten broken until this day.

He also held the record for most points scored in a career until Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke it. Chamberlain also managed to never foul out of an NBA game in his entire career.

His cards have lots of value because he played back in the 1960s. In this time, not too many cards got produced (let alone in mint condition). Finding real Wilt Chamberlain cards is tough. Make sure you are certain they are genuine before you buy.

Most Valuable Cards:

Paper cards:

1972-73 Topps Basketball Wilt Chamberlain #168

This is one of the few all-star Wilt Chamberlain cards that are worth lots of money

They are very hard to find in good condition, so keep your eyes peeled

1971-72 Topps Basketball Wilt Chamberlain #70

This card has an awesome design from the 70s

The hot pink background makes the card standout

A nice card to pickup that will not break the bank

1970-71 Topps Basketball Wilt Chamberlain #50

This card is a tall boy portrait

The picture is up close and this is an awesome card to have

1969-70 Topps Basketball Wilt Chamberlain #1

This card is a tall boy

It is from the same set as Kareem’s rookie card

This set is iconic, so it is definitely collectable

1961-62 Fleer Basketball Wilt Chamberlain RC #8

This is Wilt Chamberlain’s rookie card

It has a unique design and a nice red background

Definitely a card for your personal collection

Autograph cards:

1999 Upper Deck Century Legends Epic Signatures Wilt Chamberlain #WC

This card got numbered to 100 and an awesome signature

Most cards made after Chamberlain played aren’t worth much but this is an an exception

1999-00 Upper Deck Retro Inkredible Wilt Chamberlain #WC

This card has a blue colored background and a retro design

The signature looks awesome and this card looks outstanding

Long-Term Potential

Wilt Chamberlain is one of the best players of all time

He is a legend and his cards are hard to come by; Especially those from the 1960s

His cards will continue to climb in value

Not only was this man an amazing basketball player, but he was also a pop culture icon

Summary

Wilt Chamberlain was an amazing basketball player in the 60s and 70s

He once scored 100 points in a single NBA game

He helped popularize the sport and became a fan favorite

Wilt Chamberlain earned the nickname “Wilt the Stilt”

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