In the mid 1980's we finally became a big league town when the Kansas City Kings of the NBA moved to Sacramento. The city quickly constructed Arco Area in a large warehouse that seated 10,333 fans. My dad went in with 3 business partners on a couple season tickets and someone who was a best a casual basketball fan fell in love with pro hoops. I got to go to a few games their first few years with a couple highlights being seeing the Celtics and Larry Bird and swapping seats in the 3rd Quarter with my dad's buddy to watch Michael Jordan set an Arco Area 3rd Quarter scoring record from the 4th or 5th row.
I moved down to So Cal for college and still followed the Kings with a nice rivalry brewing between my Kings and the Lakers but my Kings could never get over the hump. However, for a few years, they had a pretty amazing teams with players like Jason "White Chocolate" Williams, Mike Bibby, Doug Christie, Scot Pollard, Bobby Jackson and my two favorites Chris Webber and Peja Stojakovic. I liked Peja so much that when we found a box turtle in my yard and decided to keep him as a pet he was named Peja.
I have a pretty large player collection of Chris Webber and you will see some of my more recent pick ups below but every so often I get the urge to seek out some inexpensive autos or relics of my favorite players from my favorite NBA area.
I saw that Peja has been signing recently and found this great trio of autographed cards:
|Peja Stojakovic - 2015-16 Panini Prizm Orange Auto 39/65|
|Peja Stojakovic - 2015-16 Gala Action Autographs 40/40|
|Peja Stojakovic - 2015-16 Immaculate Collection Auto 25/45|
I also stumbled across this Autographed Mike Bibby card featuring a sweet action shot. I remember feeling upset when Jason Williams was traded to get Bibby into town but Bibby was one of the most clutch players in Sacramento history. I quickly became a fan.
|Mike Bibby - 2007-08 SP Rookie Threads Portraits Auto|