Walt Simon Basketball Card

Description
This Walt Simon basketball card is number 224 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1972-1973 American Basketball Association (ABA) season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Kentucky Colonels forward on an orange background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Walt was a high school soccer player,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Simon spent his entire career in the ABA, playing for the New Jersey Americans, New York Nets, and Kentucky Colonels from 1967-1974. In 1969, he was selected to play in his only ABA All-Star game. Simon scored 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting in the contest.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
publisher
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
depicted
Simon, Walt
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
1982.0568.104
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.104
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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