Our today’s featured basketball card is a Cedric Simmons from 2006-07 Upper Deck Reserve Basketball product.
Basketball Card Information
Card Number: RA-CS
Set Name: UD Reserve Signatures
Fun facts from the card: None
Estimated Price: $1
Investment Potential: The card value has no room to grow since Cedric Simmons is no longer playing in the NBA. However, set and player autographs collectors may still chase this card but not as an investment but for fun.
Cedric Simmons was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets during the 2006 NBA Draft. He was the 15th overall pick the same batch that brought us LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo and Kyle Lowry.
Instead of actively playing inside the basketball court as an NBA professional player. Simmons was usually offered to another team as to strengthen their trade deals.
He was first sent to Cleveland Cavaliers in 2007 for David Wesley. In 2008, he was dealt to Chicago Bulls which involves a three-team trade which sent Joe Smith and Ben Wallace to the Cavaliers. In 2009 he packed up his bags once again as he flew to Sacramento in exchange for Brad Miller and John Salmons.
Simmons averaged 2.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in his three seasons NBA career.
After his not too successful NBA career, Simmons went overseas to pursue his basketball passion. He joined several teams like Dongguan Leopards in China, Kavala of the Greek League, Estudiantes of the Spanish Liga ACB, New Basket Brindsini of the Italian Serie A, Olympiacos which is another Greek ballclub and Royal Hali Gaziantep of the Turkish Basketball League.
He was also reported that he wore the jersey of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Baloncesto Sevilla and BC Kalev/Cramo an Estonian basketball team.
Cedric Simmons was once a member of Bulgarian National Team which make an appearance during the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Tournament. He logged 10.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 block shots per contest.