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Old 11-02-2020, 09:19 AM
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Default Alexander Karelin

Just showing off one of my favorite cards. His only issue, I believe. 2 PSA 9s, 1 PSA 10. Arguably the most dominant athlete ever -- he went a decade without giving up even a single point. I guess Olympic wrestlers don't get the hobby love that the entertainers get, but whatever.

PS despite appearances Karelin was an intellectual, an accomplished chess player and devotee of the arts.
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Great card!
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Completely agree. I've had that card on my wishlist for quite a while now. His wrestling history is pretty incredible. I think his career record is something like 900-2.

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One of my dream cards to get autographed. I take it with me when I go to international events just in case! I have this in PSA 9 right now and one at PSA and I believe I still have a raw somewhere.
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Karelin is also on this Grolier card featuring the remarkable loss to Rulon Gardner, although the card names only Gardner.
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One of the most intimidating athletes ever. Cool card.
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It's interesting how many athletes there were that totally dominated a sport for their entire careers.
And how little attention they get.
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