It seemed like a pretty wild rumor a few days ago, but it's a reality: Shaquille O'Neal has been traded to the Phoenix Suns. It's a bold move by the Suns, who are hoping that Shaq proves to be the final piece to their championship puzzle.
The trade also means a new group of fans may be interested in Shaq's cards, though it shouldn't have a dramatic impact on his card values. Shaq has won titles before, after all - four, to be exact - and his career is clearly in its final stages. Then again, getting "one for the thumb" certainly wouldn't hurt either.
On the other end, the biggest name headed for the Miami Heat is chronically underappreciated forward Shawn Marion. The Matrix isn't exactly a superstar in the hobby, and he won't be the main target for collectors in his new home thanks to some guy named Dwyane Wade. Perhaps playing second fiddle in South Beach will suit him better than playing third fiddle in the desert, but we'll have to wait and see.
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