Kicks on Cards Collection: Kamikazes, Space Jams, Uptempos, and More
It’s that time of the week again where we take a look at another set of classic sneakers on pieces of cardboard for the Kicks on Cards Collection. What do we have in store for you this week? As usual, it’s a few of your favorite sneakers presented for all of your nostalgic sneaker needs.
A very special edition of the Reebok Kamikaze releases this weekend, so for our first card we feature none other than the Reignman himself, Shawn Kemp, wearing his second signature shoe. After a look at the OGs on Kemp’s feet on this awesome holographic card, don’t forget that the first-ever Pump-equipped edition of the Kamikaze II releases this Friday, March 13th. The special edition shoe celebrates the iconic signature models of two of Reebok’s best, Dominique Wilkins and Shawn Kemp, with a mash-up of the Kamikaze with ‘Nique’s Pump Twilight Zone. The two shoes combine by adding the famous white/black/neon colorway of the Twilight Zone to the Kamikaze, completed with The Pump on the tongue.
The most famous NBA crew-cut of the 1990s is next, as we spot Chris Mullin on the flipside of his 1991-92 Upper Deck card wearing the always-classic Nike Air Flight ’89.
Reggie Miller rocks another vintage Nike hoops standard on our third card, with the Air Up on the legendary clutch performer’s feet. Most popular in Penny Hardaway’s boldly-color-blocked version, here we see a solid black pair on Reggie’s feet. Even though Penny gets most of the credit for wearing the Air Up, the versatile shoe could be found on any number of Nike-sponsored pros throughout the 1994-95 season.
We’ll close it out this week with a strong double set of on-card sneaker sightings, first with Marcus Camby dunking in the Nike Air Max Uptempo III. And because no Kicks on Cards Collection is complete without some Js, Eddie Jones shows up in the “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11 from its first retail release in 2000.
Remember to keep your browsers locked to the Finish Line Blog every Wednesday for each week’s new edition of the Kicks on Cards Collection, and you can always stop by the official Kicks on Cards site for plenty more sneaker and sports card nostalgia.