Last week I stopped into a local thrift store. I was looking for a copy of All the President's Men. I didn't find a copy but did find some basketball cards. It appears that this set was issued in 1989.
Don DeVoe coached at UT for 11 seasons. He has a .598 winning percentage (204-137). He is the second winningest men's basketball coach at UT, behind Ray Mears.
It appears that this set was issued in 1989, based on the copyright.
UT has several mascots. There's the over-sized costumed Smokey and the real Bluetick Coonhound. This card features the costumed Smokey. Smokey on the front, Smokey Bear on the back.
A UT basketball set wouldn't be complete with out a nod to Thompson-Boling Arena. The court is now called "The Summitt" in honor of Pat Summitt.
There are another six cards I didn't scan. For completeness I'll list them.
- Rickey Clark
- Mark Griffin
- Travis Henry
- Ian Lockhart
- Dyron Nix
- Ronnie Reese
I assume that this is a 12 card set. I have three sets and some singles. Anyone a UT collector? College hoops? Anyone?