By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor
Ray Allen is the new 3-point king in the NBA.
The Boston Celtics guard hit his record-breaking 3-pointer with 1 minute, 48 seconds left in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Allen broke Reggie Miller’s record of 2,560 made treys.
Allen’s first 3-pointer came on Nov., 1, 1996.
Thursday’s crowd went wild when he hit the tying shot, his first 3 of the night, and collectively “awwww”ed when he missed the record-breaking shot on his next first attempt.
Allen has been in the league a very long time, showing the type of longevity many other shooting guards have not. That means there is also a long list of basketball cards for Allen.
He has 3,430 cards. A breakdown shows 1,170 memorabilia cards, 357 autographs and 17 Rookie Cards.
A few of his autos were from his first year in the league. He has autos in 1996 Score Board and one in 1996 Press Pass.
Allen is a relatively cheap player to collect. His autos don’t go for extravagant prices and many of his cards are hard-signed. His 1996-1997 era refractor-type of cards are also some of the his coolest cards to own.
What are your favorite Allen cards?