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To find the most iconic and recognizable Larry Bird rookie card, you’ll soon realize it also features a couple of not-so-shabby basketball players on the card.
For the veteran hobbyist, that Larry Bird rookie card in question is the 1980-81 Topps basketball card, which features Magic Johnson as well as Dr. J.
Regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Larry “The Legend” Bird was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the 1978 NBA draft.
He ended up winning rookie of the year honors in 1980 and throughout his career, Bird’s tremendous talent and clutch performances earned him numerous accolades, including three NBA championships and two Olympic gold medals.
Check out this Larry Bird rookie card listed for sale. Some have IP autographs of each player on the card making the ones in great condition even more rare and more valuable.
For an early Larry Bird basketball card that only features him on the card, you may want to check out the 1981-82 Topps card.
MORE INFO ON LARRY BIRD: Bird’s professional career began in 1979 when he joined the Boston Celtics. Bird quickly established himself as one of the most dominant players in the league, earning the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 1980.
Bird would make his presence known, helping lead the Celtics to several championships, including three in 1981, 1984, and 1986, and was named the NBA Finals MVP each time.
Bird had exceptional shooting ability and he was an excellent three-point shooter. His career was also characterized by his intense competitiveness especially toward his biggest rival, Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers.
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