The Last Dance Collection: Luc Longley

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Everything I said about Ron Harper yesterday stands true. He played a vital role in the Bulls’ second Three-peat. He had great veteran leadership. Also, he was a force on defense.  I wish I could say any of that about Luc Longley, but I’m not sure I can. However, he is still a three-time NBA Champion and, despite being what seemed like just a piece in Phil Jackson’s Triangle Offense, you can’t take that away from him.

I couldn’t recall Longley playing for any other team during his career in the NBA, but he did.  In fact, he spent time with the Wolves, Suns, and had a brief stop with the Knicks. For his career, he averaged just over 7 points per game and about 5 rebounds. Really nothing to write home about, but he has three rings to showcase.

With that being said, his 1997-98 season with the Bulls was his best from a statistical standpoint. He averaged a tick over 11 points per game and grabbed about six rebounds in about 30 minutes per night.  He split time with Dennis Rodman and Bill Wennington, but was the most commonly used center in the starting lineup.

Let’s take a look a some Luc Longley cards to add to your Last Dance collection:

1989-90 New Mexico #7:

Anytime a collector can dip into the odd-ball side of the spectrum, it’s typically a fun ride. That’s the case here with the 1988-89 New Mexico set sponsored by Drug Emporium.  These college sets are always fun to check out for many different reasons, the least of which are the sponsors of the set prominently displayed on the card. In this case, Drug Emporium. With what they lack in the “POP” department, they compensate with grit and determination. This card is a great example of that compensation.

2018-19 Court Kings Brush Strokes Autographs #32 /149:

Despite Longley being a three-time NBA champion, he has never really demanded a premium on the secondary market. So, when beautiful cards such as this, 2018-19 Court Kings are available, adding it to your cart isn’t an issue. Aside from Court Kings being designed wonderfully, it’s also a great set in which to pick up autos from your childhood favorites. The Brush Strokes autograph is an excellent candidate for a Last Dance collection.


2018-19 Panini National Treasures Clutch Factor Jersey Signatures #28 /99:

For the high-end collectors, this National Treasures Clutch Factor jersey auto is an easy inclusion on this list. It has a clean, minimalist design, plus the jersey and auto work well together with the image. Whereas the Court Kings set (see above) takes the artistic approach, National Treasures doesn’t have to do that. Collectors know what they are getting and are willing to pay the higher premium. With a low print run, and even lower numbered parallels, this Longley card wouldn’t be a bad addition, either.

For even more Luc Longley options check out the Beckett Marketplace.

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Eric Norton

Eric has been collecting cards since he was seven, buying singles with his allowance from the lone card shop in his hometown of Springtown, TX. Currently, Eric’s collecting interest revolve around picking up cards he had in his childhood that he let go of at some point, and Seattle Mariners third basemen, Kyle Seager.

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