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We created the retro trading card layouts on the special wrap cover and pages 2–3 in print to celebrate an extraordinary basketball season — even by Husky standards! The cards themselves do not exist — the magazine itself is the keepsake.

The mens basketball team celebrates their win with their coach

“We know it’s not normal to go back to back. But there’s not a single normal person in this locker room.”

Alex Karaban '26 (ENG)

Click any card below the locker room photo to zoom in and flip through the gallery.

Card Design and Illustrations By Andrew Janavey ’15 (SFA), Christa Yung
Locker Room Photo by Jamie Schwaberow

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Further Reading:

Read about the UConn trading cards at the J. Robert Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum.

UConn Magazine


  1. I hope you fixed one of these “trading card” images before it went to print. It was Florida who won back-to-back titles in 2006-07, not Duke.

    • Unfortunately you caught it before we did (thanks!), but it has been corrected above. We must have had our Duke rivalry on the brain! Go Huskies!

  2. You may want to change one thing in this article. It was Florida that was the last to win back to back in 2006 and 2007. Duke won back to back in 1991 and 1992.

    • Edited above, thank you John! We must have had our Duke rivalry on the brain. 🙂

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