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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Vince Carter isn’t nearly in the news as much as he used to be. I remember way back in my teens, Carter was coming out of college and he received so much press. He was followed through North Carolina until he was drafted by the Toronto Raptors.
But once Carter got to the NBA, he never got the type of attention some of the other prolific scorers in the league received.
One of Carter’s issues is that he never played for a popular team. He spent six years with Toronto and then went to the New Jersey Nets where he spent another five years. Though a good player, the first 11 years of his career occurred in obscurity.
However, Carter was never quiet in these slow-moving areas of basketball.
On Monday, he became the eighth active player to reach 20,000 points and 37th player to ever do it.
Carter has 4,611 cards, 27 Rookie Cards, 874 autos and 1,632 memorabilia cards – that’s a lot of game-used jerseys.
If you’re looking for a good basketball player – can we say Hall-of-Fame? – to collect, Carter’s cards are also affordable. His rookies are relatively cheap in the $10-$20 range, and can often be found for less.
His earliest autographs might get a little more expensive, but his 1998 Press Pass Autographs come in around $50. His best early autographs are the 1998-99 Bowman’s Best Autograph Atomic Refractors (high-value $300) and 1998-99 Skybox Premium Autographics Blue parallel, numbered to /50 ($200).
What kind of Vince Carter cards do you have in your collection?
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