Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Guess the rookie - 2002

 My new scanner arrived!!!  No more awful pics, when I can now do awful scans. You are welcome.

OK, I recently came into a bunch of cards, many of which I will be showing off here in future posts.  Today's card is a custom sketch card by Jonathan D. Gordon. I had not heard of Gordon, but apparently he does lots of this kind of stuff.  There are quite a few of his cards on Ebay, check it out if you are so inclined.

The card is just a print of his artwork on heavy-ish printer paper, then apparently hand signed and numbered.

I like it!  Pretty stylized, and features what appear to be some of the rookies from the 2002 draft class.  Mike Dunleavy Jr. is easy for me to pick out, and the other guy in the middle looks like Jay Williams to me.  The guy on the right looks like Drew Gooden.  Am I right on those three?

It's the guy on the left that is giving me trouble.  I'm sure that once one of you fine readers tells me who it is, I will feel silly, but I can't figure it out.  Who is he????

Cool card.


  1. Orange and Black jersey leads me to think Cleveland Cavs - that would be DaJuan Wagner, the #6 overall pick. Draft that year was Yao, Jay, Dunleavy, Gooden, Tskitishivili, then Wagner.

  2. Replies
    1. I wondered about a young Nene, but comparing face structures didn't convince me.

  3. I think it is definitely Wagner based on the left arm tattoo and Cavs jersey as Josh pointed out.