Billy Cunningham Basketball Card

Description
This Billy Cunningham basketball card is number 215 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 Carolina Cougars forward on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “In college Bill was called ‘Kangaroo Kid’,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
A versatile forward, Cunningham is one of just four players in NBA history to average over 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists a game for an entire career. He was a four-time NBA All-Star as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers from 1965-1972, winning a title in 1967. Cunningham also played in the ABA for the Carolina Cougars from 1972-1974, and was named ABA MVP in 1973. He returned to the Philadelphia 76ers as a coach from 1977-1985, winning the 1983 NBA championship. Cunningham was enshrined as a player in the Hall of Fame in 1986, and was named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players in 1996.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
depicted
Cunningham, Billy
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
1982.0568.068
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.068
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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