Topps Announces NBA Rookie Shoot Autographed Cards
Although he was only the 43rd overall pick in this year's NBA Draft, all
eyes are on Portland Trailblazer Ha Seung-Jin as he attempts to be the first
Korean to play in the NBA. Don't let the draft position fool you. His 7'3"
/ 305 pound frame poses a ton of potential and draws comparisons to Yao
Ming. And he will have time to develop, because he just celebrated his 19th
Topps is pleased to announce Seung-Jin's first autographed card in the
upcoming 2004-05 Topps Basketball, which hits shelves September 1. This card
and 28 others were created on the spot earlier this week at the NBA Rookie Shoot.
It was a special moment for the NBA rookies as they got to see and physically
hold their first NBA basketball card. All 29 rookies autographed 45 copies of
their card and each will be seeded into packs of 04-05 Topps. Each rookie was
also given additional cards to give to family members, friends and fans (these
cards do not include the 3M authentication sticker). They even enjoyed trading
with their future NBA counterparts.
Each 10-card pack of 2004-05 Topps Basketball carries a $1.59 SRP.
Source: The Topps Company, Inc.
Date: August 6, 2004
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