Card of the Day: Wilt Chamberlain 1971 Topps #70

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Card of the Day: Joba Chamberlain 2007 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Auto

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Card of the Day: Wilt Chamberlain 2012-13 Panini Flawless 3-Color Patch

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“Pin-Up” of the Week: Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers Jersey Pin

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Today is the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain scoring 100 points in a single game.  The game took place on March 2, 1962 at the Hersheypark Arena against the New York Knicks.  At the time Chamberlain was playing for the Philadelphia Warriors.  In that game, Chamberlain shot 36 of 63 from the field and made 28 of 32 free throws.  This is a record that I don’t believe will ever be broken.

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The 76ers were looking for a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this huge accomplishment.  The wooden basketball floor that was used during the 60’s has been kept in storage for decades.  The 76ers decided to purchase some of the pieces, cut them up, and give them to fans at tonight’s game.  Hershey kept some pieces to put on display.

I bet there are a few card company’s that would love to get their hands that old wood 🙂  Here is a link to the news story I saw on T.V. this morning.

Card of the Day #59

Wilt Chamberlain 99-00 Upper Deck Retro Auto

Whats this? A free Joba Chamberlain jersey card?

If you live in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA area you are in for a real treat.  PNC Bank is doing a promotion where if you sign up for a free checking account with online banking you will receive a free set of 4 game used jersey cards.  These can only be obtained in person at your local PNC Bank branch.  The players in the set are: Shelley Duncan, Ian Kennedy, Phil Hughes, and Joba Chamberlain.  Each card in the set features a game worn jersey swatch of the player from one of their Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees uniforms.  Currently, none of these cards have surfaced anywhere online.  These will probably be hard to find after the promotion is over.  Too bad for me, I don’t live even close to a PNC Bank 😦  To read the full article from the Yankees, click here