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Thursday, April 12, 2018

1972 Icee Bear Project -- # 9: Wes Unseld, Slabbed A PSA 8

I added a pair of PSA 8 1972 Icee Bears to my collection recently via eBay wins from the same seller with a nice deal on combined shipping. The cards worked out to $8 a piece and push me past the halfway point of this 20-card project.


The first of the two is Wes Unseld. Unseld, a Hall of Famer, won a title with the Bullets in the 1977-78 season and was named Finals MVP for his efforts in the seven-game series. I'm more impressed that he won NBA MVP as a rookie.

Both of these new additions will be the first '72 Icee cards I've picked up slabbed in new PSA holders. As crazy as it sounds I would prefer all of them to be old PSA just to appease my OCD but I know logically I shouldn't care for so many reasons. When I started collecting I didn't know what a graded card was and for the absolute longest time I didn't care about graded cards. If I can replace them down the line one day for a minimal cost I likely will but for now I'm just thrilled to be on the pace I'm on with this very fun venture.

2 comments:

  1. That's one of my favorite cards in the set. Unseld is doing his Ali pose. The hair, the uni...it just screams '70s'.

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  2. The kiing of the outlet pass. Wes and Walton two of the best ever.

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