Andre Miller: A Good Guard in the NBA Upper Deck RC
Written: Mar 19, 2012
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Andre Miller, Stats from College Easy to Read
Cons:Pictures used, back color, cardboard
The Bottom Line: Andre Miller's Upper Deck rookie card is average, and shows a young man, who now has grown a lot older.
Andre Miller might not make it to the Basketball Hall of Fame, but he's a damn fine player. While he's obviously a bit older now, and playing for the Nuggets after several other teams, he started out by being drafted by Cleveland. There he had some good seasons, and was traded several times. This is of course, what has hurt the NBA and other sports in some regards, as it is difficult to keep track of "who's who, and who's with whom." I have Andre's rookie card, and still remember his being drafted back in 1999. He was expected to be a star, and was picked overall #8, after playing at the University of Utah. As a point guard, he did a fine job in running the offense there, and likewise had an immediate impact in his first season.
If one thing can be said about Andre, its his aggressiveness on the court, that separates him from a lot of players. His hustle ability, and also the fact that he's one of the best at steals, says it all when it comes to him being a winner. His draft card from Upper Deck is alright, as its a picture of him in his suit, and wearing the traditional draft night cap. It almost looks as if its from even further "back in the day," due to how he is dressed, and his expression looks far from thrilled. The same image is used on the back, where you can see his stats at the U of U. There his exploits are described, along with his height and weight.
This card is average at best. I like how the front shows a big picture, but the edges look a bit amateur in this series. Also, I found the cardboard used, to be of a less than stellar quality, especially when compared to other years of Upper Deck releases. The back colors do not mesh well with this one either, and I just think it could have been better. True he was a rookie, and the draft shot is an important one, but the picture of Andre just seems a bit boring. It has held up over the years though, and it is his rookie card. I am proud of him for making it in the NBA, being far from a bust, and being a competitor for whatever team he is playing for. His career is winding down, but this card is a reminder that he was once young, and shows a young man who fulfilled his promise.
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