Monday, April 8, 2013

Samuel Dalembert Swatch Card

I bought a few multi-sport, guaranteed-hit repacks a few months ago, and unfortunately (for me), it was filled with more baseball and basketball than hockey and football. And I'm pretty sure this ''hit'' would have been a ''miss'' for a bunch of other people, but as a Quebecer, getting a fellow Montrealer is a heck of a consolation prize.

And that's where Samuel Dalembert comes in. A native Haitian, he moved (with his family) to Montréal at age 14, and promptly entered and starred in local basketball programs, eventually landing at Seton Hall University on route to the NBA.

Known for his defensive skills (particularly his shot-blocking abilities), he spent the biggest part of his pro career with the Philadelphia 76ers (8 seasons) before first getting traded, which led to his playing for 3 different teams in the next 3 years, first the Sacramento Kings, then the Houston Rockets, and the Milwaukee Bucks this year.

This card is from his days with the Kings: from Panini's 2010-11 Panini Threads (card #8 of the Century Collection Materials sub-set):

It is numbered 359/399 and contains a white jersey swatch.

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