Draft Day Suits x Topps Cards, Pt. 1

Celebrating Draft Day with Suits on Cards

Date: Jun 26, 2024
Topics: 2023 Topps NOW Basketball Card D1 Victor Wembanyama RC /72171, basketball, Cards and Culture, Draft Day, Fashion, Kendrick Perkins, NBA, Raptors, Scoot Henderson, Toronto, Toronto Raptors, Victor Wembanyama
Length: 365 Words
Reading Time: ~2 Minutes

Draft day is a spectacle not just for the talents getting picked but also for the fashion statements they make as they step into the limelight. It’s the moment when future stars of the hardwood first capture the spotlight, not only with their promising skills but with suits that scream swagger. From the era of oversized suits that swamped even the tallest players to today’s sleek, tailored looks, style has evolved mightily. Our roundup celebrates these moments, immortalized on Topps cards, showcasing players who turned the draft stage into their own personal runway. 


Top Topps Draft Day Cards


2023 TOPPS NOW® Basketball Card D1 Victor Wembanyama RC /72171

player info

• no. 1 pick in 2023 draft
• first player to average at least 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 30.0 blocks in fewer than 30.0 minutes in a season
• first player to have at least 1,500 points, 700 rebounds, 250 assists, 250 blocks and 100 3-pointers made in a season

set info

• Topps online exclusive
• print run of 72,171, which at the time was the second-highest print run of any topps now product

card back

• Averaged 21.3 points and 10.3 rebounds in his final season overseas

2023 TOPPS NOW® Basketball Card D3 Scoot Henderson RC /3938

player info

• no. 3 pick in 2023 draft
• averaged 14.0 points in rookie season
• from marietta, georgia

Set info

• topps online exclusive
• print run of 3,938

card back

• a 5-star prospect in 2022

1994-95 Topps Basketball #37 Jason Kidd

player info

• second pick in 1994 draft
• second in league history in all-time assists and steals
• hall of famer

Set info

• 396 card set

back of card

• a quote about Kidd from Nba legend Bob Lanier

2003-04 Topps Basketball #247 Kendrick Perkins RC

player info

• no. 27 pick in 2003 draft
• 2008 league champion
• 14-year career

set info


• 249 card set

card back

• parade and Mcdonald’s All-american

1995-96 Topps Finest #115 Kevin Garnett RC

player info

• first player directly drafted out of high school since 1974
• retired as league’s all-time leader in defensive rebounds
• hall of famer

set info

• 251 card set

card back

• was the high school player of the year as a senior


Draft Day Suits x Topps Cards, Pt. 2


Draft Day Suits x Topps Cards, Pt. 2

Draft Day Suits on Topps Cards

Date: Jun 26, 2024
Topics: 2003-04 Topps Basketball 224 Chris Bosh RC, basketball, Cards and Culture, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Draft Day, Dwyane Wade, Fashion, NBA, Raptors, Toronto, Toronto Raptors
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