Known primarily for his defense and rebounding, the trade of Dennis Rodman from the Spurs to the Bulls prior to the 1995-96 season kicked off the best three-year stretch of Rodman’s career. In his three seasons with the Bulls Rodman would win an NBA title every season. During the 1995-96 season Rodman would win his fifth rebounding title averaging 14.9 rebounds per game including tying an NBA record in the NBA Finals with two games of 11 offensive rebounds each. Rodman would have even better numbers the following two seasons posting 16.7 rebounds per game the 1996-97 season and 15 rebounds per game the 1997-98 season resulting in his sixth and seventh consecutive rebounding titles, respectively.
This Sports Illustrated cover print from March 4, 1996, is autographed by Dennis Rodman. Rodman’s signature was witnessed by an Upper Deck representative as part of UDA’s 5-step authentication process.