21 June 2015

Manute Bol Timeless Treasures Relic

I picked up this card way back at the end of January. It is a Perennial Materials relic card from 2012-13 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball. Manute Bol seems to carry quite a bit of popularity and his cards tend to go for a fair amount, especially autographs and relics. He passed away in 2010, so the autographs that are out there are all that will be produced. I was able to get an autograph last year, and this is my second relic card featuring the shot-blocking specialist.

I guess this one is a little better than my first Bol relic card, as it is serially-numbered # 081 / 149. I don't collect a lot of basketball cards these days, but outside of the great Hakeem Ollajuwon I tend to focus my collection on the tallest (Manute Bol, Gheorghe Muresan, maybe Shawn Bradley) and shortest (Muggsy Bogues, Spud Webb) players in the game. I haven't really latched on to a current player yet for my collection, and I don't know when that will happen. I kind of started to follow Chandler Parsons when he was a Rocket, but then he switched over to the Mavericks and I dropped that. There are a few candidates out there, but nothing I have pursued with any vigor.

The seller threw in this Shawn Kemp card for free, which is pretty cool. Kemp was a pretty exciting player who got fat near the end of his career and fathered a billion kids across the country during his playing days. I guess that makes this post as good as any for Father's Day. My one connection to 'Reign Man' is that when I was in high school I was able to acquire a pair of Reebok Kamikaze II shoes, which I thought were pretty darn cool. Recently Reebok released a throwback in similar colors to the ones I had back then (Blue/White) and I was able to snag a pair of those.


  1. Awesome stuff. Love the Bol auto. Ever read anything about his son, Bol Bol? He was 6'10 his freshman year of high school and was dunking in 6th grade. Some crazy genes in that family.

    1. His son's highlight film has been featured on a few of the sports news sites. I just wonder if he'll be able to put on enough weight to hang in the NBA. He's got the height for sure.

  2. I don't collect basketball anymore... but if I did, I'd definitely want that Bol card. It's sweet!