Larry Steele Basketball Card

Description
This Larry Steele basketball card is number 26 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 Portland Trail Blazers forward on a blue background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Larry played part of senior year at Kentucky with a broken hand,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Larry played in the NBA from 1971-1980, and spent his entire career with the Trail Blazers, winning an NBA Championship in 1977. Known for his strong defense, Steele led the NBA in steals per game (2.7) in the 1973-74 season. Steele's jersey number (15) was retired by the Trail Blazers on October 11, 1981.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
depicted
Steele, Larry
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
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
1982.0568.111
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.111
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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