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    1948 Bowman George Mikan #69 SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5 - Pop two, One Higher. He is arguably the most influential player in basketball history, such a dominating force that the NBA was forced to rewrite the rule books to address the imbalance. The goaltending rule, the widening of the lanes and the shot clock were all implemented as a result of Mikan's smothering style. At six-foot ten and 245 pounds, Mikan was the Father of the Big Men, renowned for his prolific shot blocking, rebounding, and an ambidextrous hook shot that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would later imitate to great effect.

    It's no wonder that Mikan is the key card of the first great basketball set, and we find him wearing a determined sneer and his Harry Potter spectacles as he drives the lane early in his Hall of Fame career. Color and registration are magnificent here, with the lightest shift in centering being the only obstacles to a Mint assessment. Graded SGC 92 NM/MT+ 8.5. One of only two graded NM/MT+ by SGC with one lone other rated higher. As one of the finest examples of the first great basketball card, this is a relic that even those hardcourt enthusiasts who have never collected trading cards should strongly consider.


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