Wednesday, November 18, 2015

TTM Triumph #2: Tom Kozelko

Here is another recent return, from Tom Kozelko. Tom played at the University of Toledo where he averaged 20.8 points a game from 1971-73 (freshmen weren't eligible to play so he sat out the 1970 season). He was a two time MAC "Player of the Year" in 1972 and 1973.

He was drafted by the then Capitol Bullets (soon to be Washington Bullets) in 1973. He played for four years in the NBA, where he didn't see a lot of playing time, but that is to be expected when you are playing behind Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes. After his tenure in the NBA he played one season in Italy before a back injury effectively ended his career.

This is Tom's rookie card from the 1975-75 Topps set. It is also his only card ever issued.

He was also kind enough to add an additional signed index card.

So a big thank you goes out to Mr. Kozelko for the autographs, which really made the previous couple of "blah" days be forgotten almost instantly.

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