Gerald Govan Basketball Card

This Gerald Govan basketball card is number 238 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 center on a yellow background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “Gerald played Italian pro ball in 1964,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Govan played his entire career in the ABA and played every year the league existed, from 1967-1976. Govan played for the New Orleans Buccaneers, Memphis Pros, Utah Stars and Virginia Squires. Averaging 44 minutes per game and logging a total of 3698 minutes, Govan led the ABA in both those categories for the 1970-71 season. For his career, Govan played 22,925 minutes, which are the third most in the history of the ABA.
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card, basketball
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NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
Govan, Gerald
Topps Chewing Gum
NBA Properties, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
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Basketball Cards
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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