Nate Williams Basketball Card

Description
This Nate Williams basketball card is number 151 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1973-1974 National Basketball Association season. The front of the card features an in-game picture of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings forward. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Nate high jumped 6’7” in High School,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Nate was selected first in the 1971 “hardship” draft, a supplemental draft that allowed college underclassmen to play professional basketball due to the 1971 Supreme Court case Haywood v. NBA. Williams would play in the NBA until 1979 with the Kings, the Cincinnati Royals, New Orleans Jazz, and Golden State Warriors. Thanks to a mid-season trade in the 1974-75 campaign, Williams played 85 games that season, instead of the standard 82 games.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
depicted
Williams, Nate
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
1982.0568.120
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.120
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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