Clyde Drexler was a scoring machine and a very electirfying player. It seems to me that after basketball players retire, the only chance to see them play again is to watch highlight reels shown on places like NBA TV. He still stands out as a player that always performed at a high level. He will be remembered as a great player and is very popular as it is. His rookie card from Star Company is from 1983-84 and in the Fleer set it is in 1986-87.
Clyde Drexler was a key member of the Houston Rockets and helped to lead the team to an NBA title along with his buddy Hakeem Olajuwon. Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, as he was known, routinely put on impressive showings in games including offensive explosiveneess, tenacity, defensive energy and a well rounded game. He enjoyed a long tenure during his NBA career and is certainly deserving of his hall of fame stature.
Here is a rundown of the key players in the 1983-84 Star Company Basketball set, of which Clyde Drexler has his rookie basketball card in. The Lakers and Celtics cards for this year are short printed, resulting in high book value for the cards. Included in the Lakers set is a James Worthy rookie card. The Celtics cards have a Larry Bird card that has a book value of $300 according to the Spring 2006 Beckett Basketball Plus. The Boston Celtics set also contains a Danny Ainge rookie card in it booking at $50 (all prices per the Spring 2006 Beckett Plus) as does the Worthy rookie. The Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks sets are also short printed, but they do not contain as great of cards as the first two short printed sets listed.
Other key rookie cards in the set are Isiah Thomas, Clyde Drexler, Larry Nance, Doc Rivers and Dominique Wilkins. There are other big ones besides those, but that about covers the biggest names. Remember, all of the cards originally came in bagged team sets and can still be purchased that way if you can find them. Below this post, I will post a link to find 1983-84 Star cards, a great link if you are looking to buy any. These cards are among the most limited types of basketball cards ever printed. These are highly sought after and a lot of times, when buying online, you can get a great deal on them compared to their book price. I personally think that these could increase in value significantly over time. That is just my opinion, but they are solid cards to own based on book value now.
All in all, Clyde Drexler basketball cards are great to collect and own. With Hakeem Olajuwon being inducted into the hall of fame this year, both of their cards could see an increase in demand. They were also teammates with the University of Houston and formed "Phi Slamma Jamma" there. If you cannot afford his 1983 Star XRC rookie card, his 1986-87 Fleer rookie is more affordable and just as sought after as they are both considered rookie cards among hobby collectors.
1983 Star Company Cards which is Clyde Drexler's rookie year
1986-87 Fleer cards listed 1981-82 Topps Michael Jordan
Picture of a 1986-87 Fleer card Team U.S.A. Cards Lebron James Rookie
Star Company Bagged Set