Earl Monroe Basketball Card

Description
This Earl Monroe basketball card is number 73 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1972-1973 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the New York Knicks guard on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “They call him Earl the Pearl,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Earl Monroe was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in 1967, winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Traded to the Knicks in 1971, he won an NBA Championship with the Knicks in 1973. Monroe was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990, and named one of the 50 greatest NBA players in 1996.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
publisher
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
depicted
Monroe, Earl
maker
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
1982.0568.096
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.096
subject
Basketball
Professional
Basketball Cards
Sports
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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