Into the Sports Vault: John Wooden

I was a little confused as to how I would categorize this into my collection: NBA or Sports. On one hand, he is inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (so I’m thinking NBA), but he only played and coached at the collegiate level (so I’m thinking Sports).

Like the Mike Trout, I got this for a steal of a deal ($40-$110 below prior eBay sales), nabbing this via Buy It Now soon after it was posted. The interesting thing about John Wooden is that he is 1 of 3 to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach; Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman are the other two.

The Athlete The Cardboard
icon-user General Info

  • Name: John Wooden
  • Sport: NCAA Basketball
  • Team: UCLA, Indiana State, Purdue University
  • Position: Guard, Coach
Card Details Card Details

  • Set: 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Autographs
  • Short Print: N/A
  • Graded: N/A
Highlights & Accomplishments Career Highlights

  • National Basketball Hall of Fame – Class of 1960 (As a player)
  • National Basketball Hall of Fame – Class of 1972 (As a coach)
  • National Champion (As a player – 1x): 1932
  • National Champion (As a coach – 10x): 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003
Card Preview Take a Look

John Wooden: 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Autograph

John Wooden


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