Monday, February 28, 2011

Mark Jackson In The Hoopography House: '10 UD Ultimate Legends Auto

2010 Upper Deck Ultimate Legends Mark Jackson Auto
I'm not sure what it is, but there's just something about St. Johns hoops stars. From Chris Mullin and Felipe Lopez and now to Mark Jackson, I try to pick up higher end inserts or auto's of these former St. John's collegiate stars for some reason. This Upper Deck Ultimate Legends Mark Jackson is the latest in my St. John's acquisitions and it really looks good in my collection.

Mark Jackson is probably most well known for his work as an NBA announcer/analyst for ESPN and ABC, but he also had a very accomplished NBA playing career. Jackson currently ranks third all-time in the NBA with 10,323 assists and finished his career with a scoring average of 9.6/game, assist average of 8.0/game and steals average of 1.2/game. The 1988 NBA Rookie of the Year was also a one-time NBA All-Star in 1989 and probably played for every team in the NBA at some point. Alright, he actually played for seven NBA teams including the Knickerbockers and Pacers twice. Jackson certainly didn't put up gargantuan numbers throughout his career, but he was a critical part of many successful teams of the 80's and 90's.

The Ultimate Legends auto's are hugely successful in UD's football products and they were a nice addition to their basketball line this past year. The Jackson auto was very affordable and they are still being posted to the Bay fairly regularly (click here) if you're looking for one. Thanks for reading and… "Enjoy Every Bounce of the Ball".


  1. Those Legends autos look super swanky.

  2. Especially when Jackson is playing against Montana State.

    The black and white is nice of some of these, but it's hard to see the auto's on some. These are def the highlight of Ultimate Basketball tho.

  3. I didn't know that UD used this design in basketball too... nice card. This would be a fun set to build... probably hit the pocket book though... since I'm sure they have a Jordan auto in it (if not, it'd be a shame).

  4. @Fuji, this is a really nice set, but def expensive. I think it will be like football in which they release a few every year. The set is also expensive with players like Jordan, Bird, Magic, Wilkins, Jerry West, D. Robinson, D Rose and Dr. J., but there are some relatively inexpensive ones like the Mark Jackson above, Bobby Hurley, "Iceman" Gervin and more.