The funny thing is, when I first saw this card for auction on Listia, I didn’t even know he’d been traded to the Celtics! I’ve had a lot going on recently, so I wasn’t keeping track of NBA news. I did enjoy watching Irving’s play in the 2016-2017 NBA Finals earlier this year. So I was happy to bid on a card of a star player. But as someone who typically only collects Celtics or former Celtics (Shaq, for example), this came as a nice surprise. I won it for a fair amount of credits, too.
This particular card is a National Convention insert from the 2017 Panini Set. It retails for $1.50 or more, so it was a really nice add for my collection. While I wasn’t intending it to be a part of my Celtics basketball card collection, since he’s now a Celtic, it’s a nice pickup. It’s no Shaq rookie card, but I’m more than happy to have it.