My Best Binder Page #6 – 2000-01 Topps East Meets West Game Jerseys Jalen Rose, Glen Rice

25 01 2016

00-01 Topps East Meets West Finals Jersey Jalen Rose Glen Rice

This is the 2nd, and last, non-baseball card from my top 9.  I have over 1,000 Jalen Rose cards, so I definitely felt like I needed to include a Jalen Rose card in my top 9.  I didn’t have to think very hard.  While there were a few other Jalen Rose cards that were in the second 9 – I knew this card would be included without having to go through my collection.

My parents went to Michigan, and I’ve always been a fan of the Maize and Blue.  The Fab Five really sparked me into becoming a sports fan, and Jalen was my favorite player on those teams.  I followed him all through college and the pros, and continue to do so now that he’s an ESPN analyst.

Jalen Rose ESPN

Jalen is best known for being a member of the Fab Five, but he also had a great NBA career.  He played 13 seasons, averaging 14.3 points per game.  He was the highest scoring player on a team that made the NBA Finals (99-00 Pacers), and he had 3 seasons where he averaged over 20 points a game.  He’s one of the best players who didn’t ever make an All-Star game.

Aside from an autograph card with Chris Webber and Juwan Howard – it would be hard to knock this card off the top pedestal.  It’s a jersey swatch from the 2000 Finals, when Indiana lost to the Lakers.  But the other guy on the card is particularly appropriate.  Glen Rice was nearing the end of his career, helping the Lakers to that title.  Rice is one of the few players who surpasses Jalen as far as his Michigan accolades.  He was the Most Outstanding Player of the 1989 Final Four, leading Michigan to their only National Championship.

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8 responses

24 02 2019
Mike

Great card! If ever available for sale I would be interested.

Mike

16 06 2019
Mike Petkus

Hi. Would you consider selling this?

Thanks for your time.

16 06 2019
chuckneo

Nope

3 10 2020
Mike

Hi. I would love to add this card to my PC. If you ever consider selling or trading I would love an opportunity to discuss with you.

Thanks!

10 10 2020
chuckneo

I’m hanging on to this, thanks

11 10 2020
Mike

Thank you for responding. I respect that decision so I will back off lol….if you ever change your mind, you can email me at Michael.petkus@yahoo.com

Would pay ridiculously strong. 😳

15 06 2022
Wax Museum Podcast

Do you have a picture of the back of this showing the Topps sticker and cert number on it? I have a Reggie/Shaq from this set and I’m trying to estimate a print run. I think this is the 3rd copy of the Rose/Rice I’ve ever seen. Thanks!
Kyle

15 06 2022
chuckneo

I don’t have the card in front of me right now, but here’s an old sale on COMC that has 0544407.

https://www.comc.com/Cards/Basketball/2000-01/Topps_-_East_Meets_West/EMW2/Glen_Rice_Jalen_Rose/16135997

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