The Iconic Series: 1981-82 Topps Larry Bird
This should have been Larry Bird's rookie card instead of that perforated monstrosity of a set from 1980-81. Larry's nickname was Kodak at the time (Given to him by Bill Fitch). The beauty of this card is two fold. First you got Larry wearing a cool Celtics warmup jacket. I don't recall seeing that on many cards prior to this. Second and most important is how the photo is transfixed on Bird, giving it a 3-D look. It is the blurry shoulder of another Celtic player in the right corner, the…
Larry Bird's Greatest Shot Was the One He Didn't Take
Larry Bird passed on a chance at big-time basketball. The small-town star left Bob Knight’s IU team before a single game and returned home.