It has been a long time since I did a Serial History
I think the camera scan above came out pretty cool. It shows off the shine of this
Since it is a Carolina Blue card let's look at some Carolina teams and see who has worn "unlucky" thirteen.
Let's begin with the Carolina Panthers
For the Carolina Panthers there has been only three players to wear #13. This article discusses Kelvin Benjamin and Ken Walter (punter 1997-2000) and was written in 2017, prior to Jarius Wright playing for the team. Kelvin Benjamin is eighth all time on the Panthers all time records for receiving yards despite just playing 40 games with the team. He connected for a touchdown 18 times and had a 53.5% reception rate.
Moving on to the basketball side of things, we have the complicated history of the Charlotte Hornets. The Charlotte Hornets eventually moved to New Orleans and a new team took over in Charlotte, owned by Michael Jordan. The team went by the name of the Bobcats until the New Orleans Hornets became the Pelicans. The Charlotte Bobcats changed their name back to the Charlotte Hornets following the name change started in New Orleans. The original Charlotte Hornets had some pretty good players on their team and two of them became famous in the original Space Jam (Muggsy Bogues and Larry Johnson). You can't talk about the original Hornets teams without mentioning Alonzo Mourning, Dell Curry (father of Steph), and Kendall Gill.
Another Hornets player to wear number 13 is Bobby Phills. Phills was the first player to have his number retired by the organization. It was due to tragedy that Phills had his number retired when he crashed his Porsche while driving recklessly over 100MPH. He was pronounced deceased at the scene and the other party involved in the accident was fortunately able to survive. In 1996 Phills was named to the NBA All Defense Second Team. He averaged 11ppg, but was known for his defense. In 1996, Michael Jordan claimed that Phills was the toughest defender he faced. Following his death, the Hornets retired number 13.
Moving to the collegiate side of things we have the North Carolina Tar Heels. This is the team most likely associated with "Carolina Blue". Like thr Hornets, the Tar Heels have honored number 13 in the rafters. However, the jersey number hasn't been retired.
One of the most recent and successful players to wear #13 is Cameron Johnson, currently a member of the Phoenix Suns.
It doesn't have to have ties to the Carolinas, but who are the players you think about first when you see number 13?