John Johnson Basketball Card

Description
This John Johnson basketball card is number 43 in a series of 264 that was manufactured by the Topps Company Inc. for the 1972-1973 National Basketball Association (NBA) season. The front of the card features a posed picture of the Cleveland Cavaliers forward-guard on a green background. The card’s reverse features a small cartoon image illustrating the factoid that “John served 6 months in military in 1971,” as well as a short biography and career statistics.
Johnson played 12 years in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, Houston Rockets, and Seattle SuperSonics. Johnson was a two-time All-Star with the Cavaliers and won an NBA title with the Sonics in 1979.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card, basketball
date made
1972
copyright date
1969
depicted
Johnson, John
publisher
NBA Properties, Inc.
Topps Chewing Gum
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
1982.0568.084
accession number
1982.0568
catalog number
1982.0568.084
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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