6.12.2012

Shawn Bradley, 1993-94 Upper Deck (Another Freakin' Basketball Week No. 2)


Name: Shawn Bradley
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Position: Stiff center
Value of card: Take 7 feet, 6 inches, divide it by a hundred and convert that to cents
Key 1993-94 stat: Grew another inch, still couldn't jump
Photographer's best friend: You may remember Shawn Bradley as the 7-foot-6 center taken second overall by the 76ers who subsequently blocked a lot of shots but didn't do much else. But Upper Deck remembers him as the guy who was so stiff that they could actually pose him, by hand, however they liked before taking photos of him. Here, they've sat him down, placed a basketball in his enormous hands and replaced his 76ers draft-day cap with an Upper Deck hat. Bradley's somber protestations, much like his professional career, mattered not. The card crew later replaced the basketball with a badger and the ballcap with a hat made of fruit for some more candid photos. Unfortunately, those, much like Bradley's professional career, never found the light of day.
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