The 1981-82 Boston Celtics finished with a league's best record (63-19) but were upstaged by the surging Philadelphia 76ers in a best of seven series in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics would win Championships in 1984 and 1986 with the Larry Bird-led team. In a different time period, this team would have won more but the NBA was blessed with several strong teams that didn't allow the Celtics to run wild like they did in the 1960s.
Centered on the "big three," Bird, Robert Parish, and Kevin McHale, the Celtics fielded a team of great stars and role players that played fundamental basketball to a tee. Since there were no NBA cards during the 1982-83 season, RetroCards has begun to fill the enormous gap with team sets. Up next are the Celtics featuring: Larry Bird, Nate Archibald, Danny Ainge, M.L. Carr, Eric Fernsten, Chris Ford, Gerald Henderson, Cedric Maxwell, Kevin McHale, Robert Parrish, Rick Roby, coach Bill Fitch, plus In-Action cards of Bird AND Red Auerbach. Finally, there are cards depicting each playoff series and an attractive team cards and checklist.
Collectors will no longer be denied our favorite players from NBA's golden era!