On Oct. 29, 2003 - Denver Nuggets rookie Carmelo Anthony made his NBA debut against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. This very special autographed 8'' x 10'' action photo of Carmelo is matted and framed with a box score and replica ticket used in this, his very first NBA game, played at Denver’s Pepsi Center. Overall size 28x16.....A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 50!!! Retail Price $500.00 - Upper Deck Authenticated COA included.
Carmelo Kiyan Anthony (born May 29, 1984), nicknamed "Melo", is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks. After a successful high school career at Towson Catholic High School and Oak Hill Academy, Anthony attended Syracuse University for college where he led the Orangemen to their first National Championship in 2003. He earned the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award and was named the Most Valuable Player of NCAA East Regional. After one season at Syracuse University, Anthony left college to enter the 2003 NBA Draft, where he was selected as the third pick by the Nuggets. He was traded to the Knicks several days prior to the 2011 trade deadline.
Since entering the NBA, Anthony has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league. He was named to the All-Rookie team, to the All-Star team five times and to the All-NBA team five times. Anthony led the Nuggets to two division titles and to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010. In 2009, he helped the Nuggets advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1985. As a member of the USA National Team, Anthony won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics.