Checking out some of the more interesting hobby items regarding new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham: 1. Sports Illustrated Magazine (March 25, 1996) Before being named Lakers head coach, Ham was probably best known for his backboard-smashing follow-up dunk in the 1996 NCAA tournament. That play, and Texas Tech’s subsequent romp over North Carolina, landed Ham on the cover of Sports Illustrated. A BAS authenticated autographed version of the magazine was quickly scooped up for a $60 BIN the day reports surfaced of the Ham hiring. 2. 1996-97 Z-Force #148 Darvin Ham RC ($0.75-$2.00) Ham has only a…

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Steve Dalton

Steven enjoys his job tracking and reporting on the basketball card market for Beckett Media. His other interests include comic book speculation and investing, kaiju movies and collectibles, and UK basketball.

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