Al Smith Basketball Card

Description
This Al Smith basketball card is number 196 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1972-1973 American Basketball Association season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Denver Rockets guard on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Al was offered baseball contract by Chicago White Sox,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Al Smith played his entire five-year career in the ABA, the first three years for the Denver Rockets, the last two years for the Utah Stars. In the 1973-74 season, Smith led the ABA in total assists (619) and assists per game (8.1).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
depicted
Smith, Al
publisher
Topps Chewing Gum
maker
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
1982.0568.107
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.107
subject
Basketball
Professional
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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