Sunday, March 9, 2008

1994 Signature Rookies Tetrad Signatures #53 Anthony Goldwire

Some players like Elvin Hayes are superstars in college, high draft picks, and instant impact players in the NBA. Other players have more challenging professional careers. One such player is Anthony Goldwire.

Goldwire was a junior college transfer to the University of Houston where he played 2 seasons, '92-'93 and '93-'94. The '92-'93 team made the NIT tournament with a 21-9 record in Pat Foster's last season as coach. The '93-'94 team had a very poor 8-19 record under first year coach Alvin Brooks. Despite that Goldwire made 2nd team All-Southwest Conference both years, was SWC newcomer of the year in '93, and is 10th in all-time assists for UH. He was drafted in the second round by the Phoenix Suns.

Over the years, Goldwire played in the CBA, ABA, 2 European League teams, and nine different NBA teams. While never a superstar, he had a long professional career that he and the university can be proud of.

Today's collectible is the 1994 Signature Rookies Tetrad Signatures #53. The front of the card shows Anthony taking a shot against Baylor in a UH uniform. It is hand signed and numbered on the card. The back of the card provides some information on Goldwire's UH career.

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