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.
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