George Thompson Basketball Card

Description
This George Thompson basketball card is number 221 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 Memphis Tams guard on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “George’s uniform #24 was retired by Marquette,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Thompson played in the ABA from 1969-1974 for the Pittsburgh Pipers, Pittsburgh Condors, and Memphis Tams. He was a three time All-Star in the ABA from 1972-1974. He spent the 1974-75 season playing in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks. On October 14, 1972, Thompson set a single-game ABA record for free throw attempts with 29, making 24 of them.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
depicted
Thompson, George
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
1982.0568.112
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.112
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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