Before Yao, Manu, before Dirk, before Peja, and even before Toni Kukoc -There was Drazen Petrovic. The dude could shoot the ball and run with the best in the league. He died tragically, and his basketball career was cut short just a little over fifteen years ago, June 1993. Read the wikipedia link to find out more about him.
While surfing the net trying to find any kind of Petrovic autograph, I found this. I don’t remember anymore what site I found it from, but it may have been someone else’s photobucket account. He didn’t sign much during his playing days, so I don’t really know if the signature is authentic, but hopefully, one day, Upper Deck or Topps will secure a legitimate copy and create a cut signature card.