Byron Beck Basketball Card

Description
This Byron Beck basketball card is number 187 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 Forward/Center on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “They call him ‘Lord Byron’,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Beck played in the ABA for the duration of the league’s existence (1967-1976), as a member of the Denver Rockets/Nuggets. He played his final season in the NBA in 1977 as the Nuggets were one of four ABA teams who joined the NBA. Beck's jersey number (40) was the first retired in Nuggets franchise history on December 16, 1977.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
depicted
Beck, Byron
maker
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
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
1982.0568.063
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.063
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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