In The Cards: Bill Simmons Edition

Today’s look at collectibles will have a distinct Boston flavor. We’re going to go Bill Simmons on you and put the spotlight on a selection of Boston Celtics basketball cards. (Or caaaaahhds, right guys? Right?) Sorry. I’ll leave that joke alone.

Of course no Boston collection would be complete without a Rajon Rondo card, but I was not able to find a suitable one to feature. Perhaps I could have done better if Topps had sent me something cool. (Note to Topps: Please do not send me a Scott Wedman rookie card.)

Follow along as we check out some older cards of the Celtics. If you missed the previous edition, get caught up here. (Note to Topps: I changed my mind – please send me several Scott Wedman cards.)

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Al Jefferson

2004-05 Fleer Throwbacks Al Jefferson Jersey RC

(Steps out of time machine)

Hey there, Al. Well, where do I start, big fella. I have good news and bad news for you. First the good news: Boston will win the title in a couple of years. It’s going to be great. Unfortunately, you won’t be there – you’ll be in Minnesota. No, no, that wasn’t the bad news. The bad news is that Kevin Garnett won’t be there with you. He’ll be winning the championship in Boston. Eh, yeah. This is getting kind of awkward.

(Climbs back in time machine)

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Paul Pierce

2004-05 Skybox Hoops Supreme Court Paul Pierce Jersey Card

Supreme Court….Okay, Skybox. I see what you did there. (*crickets*) Props for the action shot of Paul Pierce running a ballhandling drill through the colonnade of the Capitol Building. It’s kind of the hoops version of Rocky Balboa sprinting up all those steps in Philly. I guess the Secret Service just backed off when they saw what The Truth was up to.

Here’s the more important issue: If you had to replace the actual Supreme Court with NBA players, who would you pick? Which nine men would you select to guide the course of our nation and counterbalance the executive and legislative branches?

Excluding foreign players (sorry, Nash), I would select Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Chris Bosh, Jason Kidd, J.J. Redick, Brandon Roy, Ray Allen, David Lee, and Tim Duncan as my Chief Justice. Is there any way that these nine guys wouldn’t get stuff done? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments – this could turn into its own column.

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