Lew Alcindor Rookie PSA 5 (Kareem Abdul Jabbar).
Lew Alcindor Rookie PSA 5 (Kareem Abdul Jabbar)
Categories: Basketball Cards, Collectables, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Lakers, PSA Authenticated, Rookie Card, Trading Cards, Vintage Cards Tags: 1969 topps, Kareem Abdul Jabbar rookie, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lew Alcindor, Lew Alcindor Rookie, PSA, ROOKIE
This is the only recognized rookie card of the most prolific offensive player in NBA history. Lew Alcindor, later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, perfected the sky hook, an offensive weapon that no one could stop during his reign. At 7′ 2″, Jabbar would use his body to shield this graceful shot as he tossed the ball from his outstretched arm and into the basket. As an amateur, Jabbar led the UCLA Bruins to an unreal 88-2 record and 3 NCAA Championships. The Bruins, led by the big man, won an unimaginable 72 consecutive games during this run. As a pro, Jabbar won six NBA titles as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. This former NBA Rookie of the Year (1970) won six league MVPs (a record), two NBA Finals MVPs and was named to the All-Star team 19 times. After 20 seasons in the NBA, Jabbar retired in 1989. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995. This oversized card, measuring approximately 2 ½” by 4 11/16.