Paul Silas Basketball Card

This Paul Silas basketball card is number 55 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 Boston Celtics forward on a red background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Paul went on weight reduction program upon joining the Suns,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
A defenisve ace, Silas played in the NBA from 1964 until 1980, playing for the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, and Seattle SuperSonics. Silas was a five-time All-Defensive Team member,a two-time All-Star, and won three NBA Championships—two with the Celtics and one with the SuperSonics. After his playing career was over, Silas would coach the San Diego Clippers, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Charlotte Bobcats.
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Object Name
card, basketball
date made
copyright date
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
Silas, Paul
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Basketball Cards
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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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