The Legend

The Legend

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Logo

Since my Pirates are struggling I figured it would be a good time to show something from my WVU collection.
2011-12 UD Black Jerry West Auto 19/60

Collecting the Mountaineers allows me to branch out and collect other sports. When I saw this card I pounced.  Jerry West autos are somewhat expensive when he is in the Lakers uniform, but when featured as a Mountaineer you can find a deal.  I've owned this card for a couple of years so I don't exactly remember the price, but I'm guessing it was below $50 as I normally don't make pricey purchases for my WVU collection.  

Jerry is a legend in Morgantown.  He is one of only two players who have their number retired (Hot Rod Hundley is the other).  A few years back he was immortalized with a huge statue in front of the Coliseum where the basketball team plays its home games.  West went on to have a hall of fame career with the Lakers and became one of the 50 greatest players of all time.  

I guess you had a successful career when your silhouette is used as the logo.  

Hope everybody has a good week.  Thanks for checking out the blog.

4 comments:

  1. I remember listening to Hundley broadcasting Jazz games as a kid growing up. Was a great experience listening to the man work.

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    1. He still comes to Morgantown quite often. Still looks and sounds great.

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  2. Pretty cool looking card, Matt!

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    1. Thanks Tony! Fun to showoff the WVU stuff.

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