The Golden Ticket: Pulling the Ultimate Steph Curry Sports Card

A 1 of 1 Insert of Steph Curry stood out among the rest. With an On-Card Signature of one of the best to ever step onto a basketball court.

This Backyard Breaks 2019-20 National Treasures Basketball Break had everything we’ve come to expect from NT: Patches, On-Card-Autos and a ton of Inserts. However, this 1 of 1 Insert of Steph Curry stood out among the rest. Not only is it an On-Card Signature of one of the best to ever step onto a basketball court, but it contains a powerful message. Inscribed on the card is “Phil 4:13”, an inscription Curry often includes in his signatures. The message: I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me. That message is even more powerful when you realize this 6 foot, 2 inch point guard has the most 3-pointers in NBA history with well over 3,000, and counting.

Wardell Stephen Curry II came into the NBA as the 7th overall pick in the 2009 Draft with all the typical pressures of a 2nd generation Baller. Although his father, Dell Curry, was an NBA legend in his own right, has met, and exceeded, the challenge. The Baby-Faced Assassin is currently in 1st place all-time for 3-pointers made in NBA history with 3,000+, as well as being in 1st place all-time for three-pointers made in a season with 402.  He’s also 1st place all-time for consecutive games with at least 1 three-pointer made in a season with 79, 1st place all-time for games with at least 4 three-pointers made and 4 assists with 269, and he’s still going.


During the 2018-19 season Curry and the Warriors went to their 5th straight NBA Finals, although they lost to the Raptors that year, Golden State took home 3 Championships in that time frame and established themselves as a dynasty for the ages. Following that defeat to Toronto, hopes were high for the Warriors and their team’s leader, however, in October of the following season Curry was injured and needed to undergo surgery. 


Adding to his legacy, Curry made a full recovery that very season, and the Warriors went on to win a championship a few seasons later (2021-22) with Steph winning his 1st Finals MVP trophy. This helped cement both Curry’s and Golden State’s place in NBA history. Quite a long way from his time at Davidson College, where his Head Coach, Bob McKillop, said of him: “Wait ’til you see Steph Curry. He is something special.”

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