Charles Barkley All Star Card
Charles Barkley is one of the most renowned players in NBA history and an admired studio analyst. His wit, charm and personality have kept him in the public spotlight throughout the years, helping to maintain his status and legacy within the hobby.
Barkley began his professional career with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1984, and after an impressive rookie year he quickly established himself as their go-to scorer. Over his first eight seasons with the team, he earned 11 All-Star appearances and was named to either the All-NBA First or Second Team six times.
He was an outstanding rebounder, averaging more than 13 rebounds per game during his career. Furthermore, his offensive skillset allowed him to create offense on the other end of the floor as well.
As an undersized power forward, Barkley had remarkable foot speed and powerful leaping ability. Utilizing his strength and competitive spirit, Barkley quickly established himself as one of the NBA’s premier rebounders.
His high rebounding totals and scoring averages made him a key component for many successful teams, such as the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns. While with the Suns, Barkley led the NBA in rebounding average and was part of four Western Conference Finals.
After his tenure with the Philadelphia 76ers, Barkley moved on to join Clyde Drexler, Robert Horry and Mark Bryant on the Houston Rockets as a key member of their 1996-97 title run. While in Houston, Barkley formed part of “Houston Three,” along with Clyde Drexler, Robert Horry and Mark Bryant.
This 1990-91 Fleer All-Stars #1 CSG 7 card captures Barkley’s incredible performance during the 1991 NBA All-Star Game, scoring 17 points and grabbing 22 rebounds to take home MVP honors. It’s an iconic moment in basketball history and a great way to start collecting his cards.
Barkley was an impressive shooter and scorer for the Phoenix Suns, despite his diminutive stature. His skills allowed him to score from all over the floor, with a knack for hitting clutch shots at crucial moments during games.
As such, he was often compared to Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. Not only that, but his shot-blocking skillset also set him apart from most other players his size; playing with an up-tempo style allowed him to score more points than most of his rivals did.
His career-defining moment was winning two gold medals with the U.S. men’s national team during the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, culminating in his selection as captain of Team USA for those events.
He was a beloved figure on television and in the media, having multiple roles on both television and film. Additionally, he hosted Saturday Night Live multiple times.
His lasting popularity in the sports world has kept him in the public spotlight and cemented his place as a sought-after collector’s item. Indeed, he is currently the fifth highest selling basketball player on eBay in America with an autographed card selling for over $2 million.