NBA Rookie of the Year Award Winners

by Billy Kingsley - 68 cards (Last updated on Sep 4, 2017)

1. 1957-58 Topps #21 Don Meineke

This is the only card he ever got.
First to win the award, under NBA auspices, but the BAA also gave out Rookie of the Year awards. The NBA does not recognize them although it does recognize BAA stats as NBA stats.
He was a member of the Fort Wayne Pistons at the time.

2. 1981 TCMA #12 Ray Felix

He has only two cards ever made.
He was a member of the Baltimore Bullets when he won the award. This is not the same team that was known as the Bullets until 1996-97, but a different team with the same name that folded.

3. 1959-60 St. Louis Hawks Busch Bavarian #NNO Bob Pettit

Named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1996. Retired as all-time leading scorer in NBA history.

4. 1957-58 Topps #42 Maurice Stokes

Paralyzed when he fell on his neck during a game, he was never able to move again. Jack Twyman, his teammate, became his caregiver for the rest of his life and an award is named in their mutual honor every year.

The only Rookie of the Year who is missing from my collection- this card is pretty high on my wantlist.

6. 1957-58 Topps #34 Woody Sauldsberry

First ROY winner to get a card in his actual rookie season

7. 1961-62 Fleer #46 Elgin Baylor

Named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1996.

8. 1961-62 Fleer #8 Wilt Chamberlain

Named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1996.
Won MVP the same season, one of only two players to accomplish this feat.

9. 1960-61 Kahn's #NNO Oscar Robertson

Until 2016-17 the only player to average a triple double in a season

10. 1961-62 Fleer #4 Walt Bellamy

The Packers are now known as the Washington Wizards



Sep 7, 2017 - 9:09PM

Nice list, BK! Keep at it!

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