Boston’s Ray Allen breaks 3-point record


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?


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  1. Peter/FilamuraiReborn 10 February, 2011 at 23:02

    Congratulations to Ray Allen! It’ll be a long time before someone will break Allen’s Record.

  2. Warren Nascimento 13 February, 2011 at 10:35

    I’m thinking that NO ONE will break Ray’s record! Dude is a beast! The reason it will never be broken is because there truly are not that many “pure shooters” anymore! It’s all about flash and glam, so the dunk is sexy and gets you bigger contracts and endorsements….So Ray will be forever King of the 3!

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